Karaoke Revolution Xbox

  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Nov 10, 2004
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 0 out of 13
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  1. 83
    Not a deep game nor should it be. It's more like Karaoke Plus and does its job well.
  2. A cool piece of technology, and it definitely has the potential to be a lot of fun, especially in a crowd setting. If you're a fan of karaoke, or think that enough of the songs on the disc are appealing, you'll certainly have fun with the game.
  3. A surprising amount of detail from a game that shouldn't be so visually distracting.
  4. Game Informer
    78
    In most ways a duplicate of the first Karaoke game that appeared on PS2, I was disappointed to see so little new content in the transition to the Xbox. [Dec 2004, p.183]
  5. It is a technically amazing piece of software, with no issues with errors or bugs with the coding.
  6. 80
    Though the Xbox version of the game doesn't have all the newer features of the latest PlayStation 2 version, it boasts the largest song list of any game in the series, downloadable content, and more diverse control options.
  7. 75
    If you've played any of the Karaoke Revolution games on the PS2, there's really nothing that you're missing with this iteration, other than the downloadable Xbox live content. For those out there that have never experienced Karaoke Revolution, expect to have a lot of fun with it.
  8. Official Xbox Magazine
    80
    More than just singing to words on a screen. It's an actual game that rates your performance with a vocal analyzer that scores how well you stayed on key. [Holiday 2004, p.80]
  9. It is a bit of a shock to return to the franchise’s roots after all the improvements that have been made across two sequels in the past year, but the addition of Live support may render many of these complaints moot within the next few months.
  10. It’s nice that the judging criteria can be adjusted to fit the vocal range (or lack thereof) of any player and with downloadable song packs, chances are there is something to please everyone.
  11. I do wish they would have made the game similar to the brand new PS2 game with all it's new game modes instead of a simple port of the past games. But this is a start, and the addition of downloading new songs so the game doesn't get old is a pretty good thing.
  12. Despite the lacking modes, the new songs and Xbox Live make Karaoke Revolution on Xbox incredibly versatile. [Dec 2004, p.115]
  13. Coming out almost a year late than the first Revolution, the Xbox version lacks many of the improvements Harmonix made for PlayStation 2's "Karaoke Revolution Volumes 2 and 3." [Dec 2004, p.88]

Awards & Rankings

#95 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. beachb91
    Jan 1, 2005
    9
    This game is great for all ages and awesome for parties...it makes you feel like you're really on stage with the crowd cheering you This game is great for all ages and awesome for parties...it makes you feel like you're really on stage with the crowd cheering you on.... you can't miss this experience.. it's great! ------- and please if anyone could e-mail me information on how to download new songs using a 2month free trial from xbox live!!- i would highly appreciateit!! thanx! Full Review »
  2. Juz
    Dec 28, 2004
    6
    While this game is really fun to play, when competing against the PS2 release of Karaoke Revolution(version 3) and Singstar Party, it is While this game is really fun to play, when competing against the PS2 release of Karaoke Revolution(version 3) and Singstar Party, it is lacking the most fun component..."battle mode". I can only imagine that the Konami marketing gurus decided a quick double grab for Xbox owners cash would be the way to go, by releasing what is effectively the same as the PS2 version 1 game. Why not go straight to the much better version 3, given that KR1 for Xbox was released to stores on the same day as KR3 for PS/2? I'll tell you why...they want us to buy this, then when they release KR3 for xbox they'll expect us to pay again for the new features. Shame on you Konami for not giving us Xbox owners what we know is widely available on that OTHER platform!!! Full Review »
  3. NelsonN.
    Nov 16, 2004
    10
    I love it is everything that I expected and more. I love the fact that you can download the extra songs. The ratings system is fantastic and I love it is everything that I expected and more. I love the fact that you can download the extra songs. The ratings system is fantastic and it is just great for parties. If you do not have this yet go out and get now man!!!! Full Review »