• Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Release Date: Nov 17, 2009
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Generally favorable reviews- based on 123 Ratings

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  • Summary: Requiring only one Wii Remote per player, up to four people can break it down at a time, as they follow on-screen choreographed moves set to classic dance tracks, covering a wide variety of musical genres and bringing everyone to the dance floor. Whether it's a group of 15 year-old girls whoRequiring only one Wii Remote per player, up to four people can break it down at a time, as they follow on-screen choreographed moves set to classic dance tracks, covering a wide variety of musical genres and bringing everyone to the dance floor. Whether it's a group of 15 year-old girls who just want to have fun, a high school reunion dance from the class of '92 needing to pump up the jam, or Generation X who truly believe the groove is in the heart, Just Dance is the ultimate dance game for everyone. The game features more than 30 licensed tracks, ranging from iconic dance hits such as "U Can't Touch This" by MC Hammer to modern day pop with "Hot N Cold (Rock Version)" by Katy Perry. With more songs to be revealed soon, this game will easily be one of the most diverse video game soundtracks ever assembled. [Ubisoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 21
  2. Negative: 9 out of 21
  1. Just Dance is a really fun party game. But you should have some sense of rhythm. Playing with up to four players makes the game an awesome party experience.
  2. Pelit (Finland)
    72
    The first actual dancing game. The music selection is great, but the movement detection should be a little bit better. It's quite fun with friends, nonetheless. [June 2010]
  3. It's not up to the high standard set by other music games like SingStar and Guitar Hero, but it's good enough to please wannabe dancers.
  4. Poor motion controls and wafer-thin gameplay make Just Dance a mediocre entry into the rhythm game genre.
  5. As a whole, Just Dance doesn't work out too well. The graphics may be very spartan and the sound may be fine, but the controls and the gameplay just don't cut it.
  6. After a decade of jumping on arrows, shaking maracas, and pointing out grooves onscreen, I think I am finally burned out on dance games. I had hopes that Just Dance might help revive my interest in the genre, but sadly it only made things worse. Just Dance just isn’t that great of a game, period.
  7. I'd call it an accomplishment to play through the entire game without creatively strangling a bystander with a cable just for watching you go through the jumps of self-depreciation that Just Dance asks of you.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 42
  2. Negative: 8 out of 42
  1. IngridS
    Dec 23, 2009
    10
    Dancing the night away is easy and fun when you do it at home with Just Dance. No traffic, no parking issues, no crowded noisy smoke filled Dancing the night away is easy and fun when you do it at home with Just Dance. No traffic, no parking issues, no crowded noisy smoke filled clubs and no jerks trying to pick you up. Just you and your friends and a terrific game with loads of good music. I guess that without all of the bothersome things that come with clubbing, this game lives up to it Expand
  2. LuzM
    Jan 6, 2010
    10
    I love Just Dance!! At first I thought the sensor was imprecise as well, but when you hold the wimote exactly as it tells you and accurately I love Just Dance!! At first I thought the sensor was imprecise as well, but when you hold the wimote exactly as it tells you and accurately hit the right moves, it detects JUST FINE. Sure I'd like more tracks but I'm sure they had to pay a pretty penny for the popular songs. The figures are hilarious and I don't mind the simple graphics, if I want cool graphics I switch over to my PS3. As a dancer, it was easy to get into the rhythm and I got a real workout! You start sweating within minutes of the game. I can't wait for the next version, or an update with additional tracks. Expand
  3. MarcusW
    Dec 22, 2009
    9
    Why is it that the average score for the pro reviews here are so much lower than the user reviews? I have a theory on that. The kind of Why is it that the average score for the pro reviews here are so much lower than the user reviews? I have a theory on that. The kind of people that buy this game (like myself) enjoy this sort of game. Do the pro reviewers have people on staff that enjoy dancing games? Apparently not, because the experience we users are getting out of this is far superior to the experience conveyed by the pro reviewers. Just read the user reviews to see that this game is far better than it Expand
  4. TochTake
    Dec 10, 2009
    9
    Great game if you play with friends. Only hardcore gamers with no friends don't like it. Video game change! at last!
  5. KyleD
    Jan 2, 2010
    8
    I am a hard core game and this game is a lot of fun. My girlfriend and I play it and she gets really into the game trying to get everyone to I am a hard core game and this game is a lot of fun. My girlfriend and I play it and she gets really into the game trying to get everyone to jon in. It has some wonky controls at time, the sensor doesn't seem to pick up all of the different moves even if you do them correctly. It's best played when in the company of others and isn't a bad tool to keep you up and moving. Some of the dancers though look like they were taken from an 80s music video, but I just thought that was funny. Overall, good game to play with friends and family. Expand
  6. ErinZ
    Dec 9, 2009
    7
    I love this game a lot! It's so much fun to get together with friends and dance. Make sure to have enough room to move. The only thing I I love this game a lot! It's so much fun to get together with friends and dance. Make sure to have enough room to move. The only thing I wish was better about this game was the scoring and accuracy. I also wish it had some tutorial modes for the dances so you could take your time and go at your own pace. Expand
  7. Connor
    Jan 22, 2010
    0
    I purchased this. I really did. I spent time "playing" it. I feel used. I dont understand how so many people are giving it such high reviews. I purchased this. I really did. I spent time "playing" it. I feel used. I dont understand how so many people are giving it such high reviews. Most of the reviews say that its because its a fun mulitplayer game. Really? When i think of mulitplayer games I think of my mates and I gathered around a T.V, watching as one of us pulls off a game-winning, last-minute, skillful combo in Street Fighter IV, a perfectly timed red shell in Mario Kart , or a lucky-yet-somehow-skilled rebound on Peggle. Not this. You could get the same playabilty from watching a music channel and waving a mobile phone about. Games dont have to be about skill, far from it. But they need to be playable. From a techical viewpoint, this game is complete guff. Just Dance? Just Dont. Expand

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#8 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009