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  • Summary: Just Dance 4 features more than 40 new tracks, ranging from chart-topping Billboard hits to classic dance party tracks. Whether it's pop, Hip-Hop, rock, R&B, country or funk, there is something for everyone.
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  1. Positive: 5 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. Oct 11, 2012
    The controls (at least for the Wii) still need some tightening, but Ubisoft is doing a great job with each installment, adding some new modes, adjusting things that may not have succeeded in the past, and delivering a consistently fun rhythm game in a genre that seems ready to be put out to pasture.
  2. Oct 5, 2012
    As a fitness regime, Just Dance ranks a fair way above the execrable Zumba game, and it cannily offers its own Latin-style workout.
  3. Oct 8, 2012
    Just Dance 4 is a triumph and goes to show that Ubisoft has definitely not been resting on its laurels, pouring more features into its premier music-related product to ensure that those that played other iterations are kept entertained, whilst the basic accessibility remains for newcomers. This is no mere roster update; this is pure dancing goodness.
  4. So familiar it's basically an old friend by now. If you've liked it before, you'll like it now.
  5. Oct 10, 2012
    While Just Dance 4 may be just as entertaining as the last 3 entries to the series, the question still remains: has it improved greatly enough on the efforts of Just Dance 3 to warrant a sequel, or could it just be simply reproduced as new song DLC? The new modes just about justify the update, but Just Dance 4 remains a great-looking and fun game regardless, with only a few minor motion sensitivity and choreography troubles which hinder the all-round excellent dancing and fitness experience.
  6. 70
    A decent sequel, with some fun new features, and proof once again that motion controls are the great leveller in terms of truly inclusive interactive entertainment.
  7. Oct 15, 2012
    Wii controls continue to disappoint.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Nov 2, 2017
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The song selection is amazing, the new dance battles are cool, the dances are fine, but I like Just Dance 3 more. Just Dance 4 was amazing, but then again it's basically almost a repeat of Just Dance 3. However, I still love it. Expand
  2. Dec 9, 2012
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. To put it short, this game is just as good as any game of this series, if not better, and that is pretty much all it need. Now, to put it long. This game is, in my opinion, is not only decent, but one of the best Wii games of 2012. Although it isn't a huge of an achievement for a console that most people count off as "dead", I must say that this is one of the games I played more than any other Wii game with a couple of exceptions. First of all, the graphics. They are indeed nice, and pretty fabulous for the Wii. Although not an area hugely improved from the previous games in the series, it still remains a good point on this game. The dancers are detailed, the backgrounds are pretty fun, and best of all, lots of attention for details. Like the dancer you are to follow in a song sometimes starts to sing on the main part of the song, or some songs include tiny cameos from other songs. Overall, the graphics are really good. Next, the game-play, probably the quality in a video game most people enjoy. In Just Dance 4, it is great. It managed to make a couch potato style geek not only start dancing, but also I got my groove on such songs I never even cared about. It is absolutely mind blowing that I sometimes start to dance so much I don't even notice that I just went through 13 or so songs sequentially. Next, the songs. Another great aspect of the game, the songs are perfect. At first I thought that this game is going to star mostly modern pop songs. To my enjoyment, there is a huge variety of songs: from Elvis, to Flo Rida, to *shudders* Bieber, from Skrillex to P!nk to Selena Gomez to Rick Astley. Yes. This game has Rick Astley. The God of all internet trolls, the Never Gonna Give You Up is in this game. This alone is incredible. Replayability, it is huge. Not only this game gives 2X Mojo (experience in Just Dance 4) for playing different songs, but this game also has different achievements for different songs but also has different difficulty levels. Also, playing the songs with your friends is super fun. It loses at least half of the charm if you play it alone. The control. This is where the game falls short. Although the slow movement is registered correctly, it just doesn't feel right. Some of the actions, even when performed correctly, are not registered. It is quite frustrating to get a lower score just because the Wii didn't count it. Also, the game doesn't use neither Wii Motion Plus and neither the nunchuck. If both of these would be used, the control not only would be better, but also your smarter friends would not be able to cheat just by waving one of the arms (while the rest of the body only performs basic actions, it is because the game registers only the right hand's movement). Summing it all, the game fulfilled 4 out of 5 most basic criteria, so it is fair to give this game 8/10. If the next game the controls would be better and if they would get rid of Bieber and Minaj, the game would be near perfect. Expand
  3. Mar 4, 2021
    It's not innovation as the first 3, but it's good. This game has my 3rd most favorite soundtrack of the series and has almost perfect moveIt's not innovation as the first 3, but it's good. This game has my 3rd most favorite soundtrack of the series and has almost perfect move detection for the Wii remote. Expand
  4. Oct 29, 2012
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Well, actually, Just Dance 4 is a very good game for wii, you can purchase it without fear.

    -- The musics and the choreographs are perfect for teens.
    -- It's a good game to play with friends and cousins, it got very funny when a lot of people are playing.

    -- It actually just have this popular musics, different from JD 1,2 and 3.
    -- Some choreographs are a little bit difficult and some ones are a little bit repetitive.

    Some people are saying that in the song "What Makes you Beautiful" there are just 4 members, and this is wrong. Actually, we need to look at it from the ubisoft point. You can play only with 4 controls, so it would be strange 5 people dancing in the song, this isn't a mistake :)

    Other thing that I would like to see again is the points system presented on JD 2. It got a lot more easier to see the differences between the players during the music.

    I got a little bit sad with the cons, but the game still a good game to play, specially with friends.
  5. Dec 20, 2018
    This is really fun. I don't pay attention to real life music at all, but I must say, Ubisoft picked a great soundtrack. The dances are fun,This is really fun. I don't pay attention to real life music at all, but I must say, Ubisoft picked a great soundtrack. The dances are fun, and the controls aren't bad at all. Good game. Expand
  6. Dec 9, 2012
    Ubisoft really hit it out of the park with this entry in the just dance series, improving what the first three lacked and and making themUbisoft really hit it out of the park with this entry in the just dance series, improving what the first three lacked and and making them better. First of I'd like to comment on the major improve of the controls, during gameplay I noticed that the game was doing a better job registering the moves I was doing, resulting in better points. Though on some songs it was harder for the wii mote to register certain moves in songs/

    The song choice in this entry in my opinion was the best of the series, blending songs that were familiar like "Moves like jagger" and "what makes you beautiful" and less known songs like "Constantinople" and "Rock n' Roll" as for the DLC store, it was very disappointing that only one song was available on release and that it took two months just for one song to arrive.

    As for the graphics, as said, best in series. The backgrounds of every song were creative and unique in their own special ways. It looked like immense care was put into all of them. I'm a little disappointed in the seclusion of Neon colored dancers and went for a more realistic look. But its nothing that ruins the game itself. The new gamemode "Dance Battle" was my favorite aspect of the game, though some of the moves in the game could get really awkward really quick. Especially with the "Call me maybe vs Beauty and a beat" So if your going to have this game at a party, id avoid this gamemode.

    One thing that bothered me most about this game was the unlock system, the concept was good, but it was really frustrating when I was going for a song or a gamemode and ended up with a gamer avatar. Requiring to gain double the points before and still having the slight chance of not getting what you want.

    Overall this was a really amazing entry into the Just Dance series, despite a few control quirks and annoying unlock system, its definitely worth buying.

    Controls: 8.5
    Music: 9
    Content: 8
    Graphics: 10
    Replayability: 9

    Overall: 8
  7. Dec 26, 2012
    Again, I barely play my Wii and the games that I do play are so terrible that I subscibe to 'if you don't have anything nice to say' and don'tAgain, I barely play my Wii and the games that I do play are so terrible that I subscibe to 'if you don't have anything nice to say' and don't review them. But I got stuck playing this game on the Wii. And it's almost too aweful for words. I also played it on Kinect, and while that was a pain to play it at least felt kinda revolutionary. This feels like every other movement-based game ever made on the Wii. Nintendo, PLEASE just go away, Forever. Expand

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#8 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2012
#10 Most Shared Wii Game of 2012