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  • Summary: Michael Jackson, one of the most widely beloved entertainers and the most popular global icons of all time, leaves an indelible imprint on popular music and culture. During his extraordinary career Jackson sold an estimated 750 million records worldwide, released 13 No.1 singles and becameMichael Jackson, one of the most widely beloved entertainers and the most popular global icons of all time, leaves an indelible imprint on popular music and culture. During his extraordinary career Jackson sold an estimated 750 million records worldwide, released 13 No.1 singles and became one of a handful of artists to be inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He won 13 Grammy Awards and received the American Music Award's Artist of the Century Award. His album “Thriller” is the world’s best-selling album of all time with more than 110 million copies sold. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 37
  2. Negative: 7 out of 37
  1. Dec 20, 2010
    80
    I picked up Michael Jackson The Experience as a skeptic, but I had a lot of fun dancing with my sequined glove despite myself. There's not much of a game beyond mastering the choreography, but it's worth it if you ever wanted to dance with a legend.
  2. Dec 20, 2010
    70
    Michael Jackson: The Experience uses the Just Dance playability with the best songs of the famous artist. The game is lack in content and the motion sensing control has many issues to recognize our movements. If you are a Michael Jackson fan this is your game, if you are looking a dancing game, try Just Dance 2.
  3. Jan 16, 2011
    70
    Michael Jackson: The Experience is indeed a good way to dance along to your favourite King of Pop routines, but that's really about it.
  4. Dec 20, 2010
    62
    The game works well as a tribute to Michael Jackson, although it could have included some more extras for the deceased singer fans, and also a better gameplay.
  5. Dec 20, 2010
    60
    If only the game gave you more encouragement to improve.
  6. Nintendo Gamer
    Feb 6, 2011
    52
    As a tribute it's more souvenir than towering statue. [Christmas 2010, p.69]
  7. Dec 21, 2010
    0
    Dance Central can eat its heart out.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Jun 12, 2013
    10
    Perfect game it just like just dance so nothing to hard about it all your fave MJ songs are on this game
    only the hard combo blows though hooo hoo
  2. May 12, 2011
    10
    I must admit I was slightly hesitant at first when it came to picking up this game, as I was devastated when MJ died. But once I slipped onI must admit I was slightly hesitant at first when it came to picking up this game, as I was devastated when MJ died. But once I slipped on that glove, and began breaking it down oh so low to 'Billy Jean' I felt Michael was alive again, living through the rhythmic undulations of my pelvis! I especially like the bonus levels, racking up points touching as many prepubescent boys possible while the timer counts down is almost as thrilling as the real thing! Or so I've heard. The glove is a great addition to the package too. I've often fallen back onto my sofa, in a sweaty mess after a good 2 hour session of the game just to let my gloved hand do the walking... wink wink. It's almost like Michael is in the room with me. This is a must buy for die hard fans. Expand
  3. Jan 2, 2012
    10
    Great music, great choreography, great features. Of course it helps if you like the music (which I do), but at the price this game isGreat music, great choreography, great features. Of course it helps if you like the music (which I do), but at the price this game is available for now you can't really go wrong. We bought 3 dancing games with our Wii and this is easily the best. Fun exercise anyone? Expand
  4. May 3, 2011
    8
    Graphic: 6.5/10;
    Audio: 9/10;
    Gameplay: 7/10; Loving to Michael Jackson's music: 10/10; OVERALL: 8/10. I recommend this game, if you are
    Graphic: 6.5/10;
    Audio: 9/10;
    Gameplay: 7/10;
    Loving to Michael Jackson's music: 10/10;
    OVERALL: 8/10.
    I recommend this game, if you are Michael Jackson's fan.
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  5. Dec 1, 2010
    8
    Michael Jackson was the greatest entertainer of all time. This game could have hacked it, but they are doing his legacy justice. TheMichael Jackson was the greatest entertainer of all time. This game could have hacked it, but they are doing his legacy justice. The choreography in this is pure Jackson and there are some great tunes. They went for some of the obvious choices for the songs (of course Thriller is in there) but there are some lesser known but no less tasty tracks here as well (Don't Stop Till You Get Enough and Ghosts are 2 favorites of mine). Being that the game is based on Jackson's dancing, expect the challenge to be big here. But don't get discouraged, it's way too much fun to pass up. And when you nail some of the tough moves, you really feel like a bad-ass. Expand
  6. Feb 14, 2017
    8
    I essentially bought this game to be used as a fun alternative to other boring exercise routines that I had grown tired of. After playing forI essentially bought this game to be used as a fun alternative to other boring exercise routines that I had grown tired of. After playing for about 30 minutes, my expectations had already been exceeded, and I was hooked. The player gets to choose from a generous lineup of classic and more recent Michael Jackson songs which are all available from the onset. I'm sure fanatics could point out some shortcomings in the set list, but as a moderate Jackson fan, all of the songs I expected and wanted to see included were present. Furthermore, it included Dirty Diana, which is my favorite Michael Jackson song! The objective of the game is simple: Score the highest amount of points possible by attempting to mimic the movements of Michael or other on screen dancers for the duration of a song which feature backdrops that compliment the music. It sounds easy enough, but if you don't already know, Michael, nor his crew were slouches when it came to dance moves. You'll be very, very hard-pressed to achieve a perfect 5 star rating on even the easiest of songs. The Wii only (sometimes questionably) monitors the movement of the remote which is in your hand, so theoretically you can just watch the prompts and 'cheat' your way through a song by just moving your hand if you really want to. But if you're actually trying to duplicate Michael's dance moves, it's rather challenging, even after you've began to memorize some of the routines. Although, I've only played it as a single player game, it supports 2-4 players simultaneously, which would be great for parties. There is no career mode or many extra features, it's just straightforward dancing. But as I stated earlier, I bought it primarily for a fun exercise experience, and on that front, it's a perfect 10. It makes for a very entertaining, and demanding 30 minute workout. Micheal Jackson is the King of Pop for a reason. He had insanely catchy tunes, and innovative dance routines that no other artist could match. The game isn't incredibly robust outside of the actual dancing, and could have easily included more features to round out the experience, but for $15, you could do much, much worse. Expand
  7. Jul 25, 2011
    5
    Michael Jackson The "Experience" is flawed and very terrible, the soundtrack saves the icon. Though, the gameplay is terrible, for fans of theMichael Jackson The "Experience" is flawed and very terrible, the soundtrack saves the icon. Though, the gameplay is terrible, for fans of the King of the Pop and the guys that loved Just Dance this is probably a most own for you. It's a casual game and casual people will love it because it has some nice touches, in my case i think this isn't an experience . People just play the Move and Kinect versions. Expand

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