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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money
There is a decent selection of songs with this game. But what makes the PS3 Singstar games really good is the Singstar store where you can instantly download tracks (99p each) and add them to your list of songs. You can never get a game which has all the tracks you like so I'd say, just get the one you like most or the cheapest one available and then download what you...
Published on 12 Dec 2010 by Smarty Pants

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2.0 out of 5 stars Great game - poor track listing and sparse online library
Firstly to the game itself.
As family entertainment Singstar works well. The kids loved the competitive element with the scoring. We bought the wireless mics, and these have so far proved to be clear and free from noise. What really let's it down is the average track listing, with many songs by artists that people said "who are they?". This could easily be resolved...
Published on 15 Jun 2009 by La Vérité


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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good value for money, 12 Dec 2010
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There is a decent selection of songs with this game. But what makes the PS3 Singstar games really good is the Singstar store where you can instantly download tracks (99p each) and add them to your list of songs. You can never get a game which has all the tracks you like so I'd say, just get the one you like most or the cheapest one available and then download what you want from the online store (the songs can only be downloaded if you have any of the PS3 Singstar games). There are currently just over 1500 songs so there should be something for everyone. As for the mics, I'd highly recommend the wireless ones. Batteries last for ages and it's sooo much better without the wires. Overall, great fun!
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38 of 41 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A Must-Buy If You Like Karaoke, 28 May 2008
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This review is from: SingStar (PS3) (Video Game)
It's difficult to say whether the PS3 version of SingStar was worth the wait. After all, it is just a karaoke game, and there are plenty of those already. However, it's a very good karaoke game and one that should please anyone who enjoys serenading friends and strangers with unsolicited performances of popular songs, or indeed, having sing-offs against them to see who's top dog.

You can save some cash by using the microphones from the PlayStation 2 versions of SingStar if you've got them handy, but those of you hoping to get some extra mileage out of the Rock Band or any other USB mics are out of luck - they don't work. The game's tracklist is short but sweet, covering a wide variety of genres and decades. The 30 songs are performed by their original artists and include Radiohead, Weezer, The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, U2, OutKast, R.E.M., The Cardigans, and more.

Although the tracklist contains many popular karaoke staples, it's undeniably light on quantity, given that you can breeze through every song in the game in about two hours (and bearing in mind the range of songs on offer, you probably won't actually want to sing all of them). That's where the SingStore comes into play. For 99p you can purchase a song, along with its accompanying music video, and the game will seamlessly add it into the catalogue. At the time of this review there are 244 songs available from artists such as Arrested Development, KT Tunstall, Jamiroquai, Elvis, Run DMC, The Hives, Bonnie Tyler and lots, lots more. Additional tracks are also being added on a regular basis, with the next batch due to be released in 3 days' time.

The gameplay is pure karaoke, which means that you and your friends sing, either separately, in competition with each other or in duets. And, of course, you all laugh afterwards when you hear yourselves on playback. All the while, the game tracks your score based on how many correct notes you hit. There are three different difficulty settings, and you can sing the full song or an abbreviated version. This is great for parties or songs such as OutKast's "Hey Ya" that get repetitive. The lyrics are shown at the bottom of the screen while horizontal lines that represent pitch are displayed above. This display method works reasonably well if you're familiar with a song, but on large televisions the pitch and lyrics are far enough apart that it can be difficult to watch both at once. The game also handles songs with rapping or spoken words in a curious fashion. For example, during Faith No More's "Epic," the spoken parts are listed as "freestyle," and you can either say the words or do whatever you want because the game doesn't score freestyle sections. However, in the "rapping" portions of some other songs, the game shows a circular meter and scores you (rather inconsistently) based on your timing.

Whilst you can't go head-to-head with anyone online, SingStar does have a strong online component, at least from a community standpoint. You can create a profile to display your high scores, and upload audio clips of yourself crooning, along with 20-second video clips and photos if you have either the PS2 or PS3 EyeToy camera. You can even add effects and adjust your pitch before showcasing your "skills" with the world. These community features are interesting, and there do seem to be some people who are really into it, but the quality of the submissions is very variable, which is probably to be expected. Even the content that users have voted as the best often isn't very good, although the clip of a man in a full Chewbacca costume singing and dancing makes up for most of the terrible stuff.

A short tracklist and the fact that there are already a dozen other karaoke games out there are the only knocks against SingStar. The presentation is slick and intuitive, the community features are intriguing, despite the hit-and-miss quality of the submissions and the amount of downloadable content available to date is impressive as well. You might end up spending a pretty penny downloading new tunes, but you'll probably never need to buy another karaoke game again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A newcomers guide to SINGSTAR, 8 Jun 2009
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Gary Hilton "ursinebrute" (Lancashire) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: SingStar (PS3) (Video Game)
As a relative "newcomer" to the Singstar revolution, I thought I would share my views for anyone else out there who, like me, weren't even aware of this kind of game!

My son owns a PS3 and during the half term some of his mates came round with a couple of microphones and Singstar Vol 1. What fun! soon the kids were pushed off so the adults could have a go!

Basically this is a karaoke game, but with points awarded for the best singers. Each track is accompanied by the offical video of the original artiste and there are different modes such as battle & duet. I understand that there have been THREE official Singstar releases (imaginatively titled Volume 1, 2 & 3 respectively!) plus a POP version together with various "specialised" groups (ie. Queen, Abba and a soon to be released Beatles)

Once the disc has loaded up (quite a long loading time compared to other games) it also gives you access to the "Singstore" where there are over 700 titles available for 99p each. So initially you will need a least one singstar game disc to be able to access the store but after that technically you won't need to buy another offical disc as you can simply buy songs individually rather than these "compliation" discs.

Now Singstar (Vol 1) contains 30 songs and because it has been out quite a while chances are you can pick it up quite cheaply making it good value. Think of it like the "Now that's what I call Music..." CD's; if you like more than half of the songs on here then its good value for money, but like the aforementioned CD's there are always going to be tracks you hate plus those you never heard of. Chances are however when you start playing the disc there are a good few songs that you THOUGHT you had never heard of but then you will recognise them immediately after a few bars! (The Fratellis track is a good example of this!) There are still some questionable song choices though; eg "Toxic" by Britney & "I don't feel like dancing" by the Scissor Sisters....I know these are great tracks but for karaoke?? seriously??? could YOU sing along to "Toxic"??? (but perhaps that is half the fun!)

Highly recommended!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fandabbydossey, 30 Jan 2010
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I bought this game for my daughter and son in law,and every weekend since xmas they have had people around their home ,haveing sing offs,making videos,and having loads of fun.it was money vary well spent.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun for families, 22 Jan 2013
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The product is great fun, especially for families, and groups of friends, as it forces everyone to interact. There is also a good choice of additional songs available from Sony via the internet.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Great game - poor track listing and sparse online library, 15 Jun 2009
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Firstly to the game itself.
As family entertainment Singstar works well. The kids loved the competitive element with the scoring. We bought the wireless mics, and these have so far proved to be clear and free from noise. What really let's it down is the average track listing, with many songs by artists that people said "who are they?". This could easily be resolved by a decent online library (as I've no intention of ever buying a 2nd Singstar disk), but here the choice is sparse and dubious e.g. something like 8 tracks by Maximo park, and not one by Madonna.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELENT!!! ALOT ASWOME!!! 5 STARS!!!, 7 April 2014
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Devil_Max (Albufeira - Algarve) - See all my reviews
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ALL OF THIS IS EXCELENT! ALL ASWOME! 5 STARS!!! PERFECT!!! WOW YEAHHH!!! THE PRICE SO ASWOME!! THANK YOU VERY MUTCH! CYA NEXT TIME!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Singstar, 8 Sep 2009
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Darren J. Farr "MikeHunt" (Yorkshire) - See all my reviews
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Good game but not my fave out of the range. Has a good range of songs something for everyone. Needs more!!!! I like that you can buy extra songs in the singstore but this is very expensive at a pound a song they also need to update the song base more often! Sony should also allow you to use your own music like xbox lips does. The game is great for a night in, having friends round and partys, even non singers manage to have a sing song or two! It's a good laugh.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great buy, 12 Dec 2012
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great buy, its perfect for playing with friends (even if the neighbours now hate us) hahaha would recommend it highly
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun game but song selection is so-so, 14 Jan 2009
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Got this with microphones as a bundle. Family have enjoyed it but this is despite the song selection. They could have made it a lot more appealing to the older members of the family by broadening the range of songs. The Singstare store only has 500 odd songs so you have to buy the old PS2 discs to get your favourite songs. Seems to defeat the purpose of a next generation games console that is connected to the internet!
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