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SingStar: Pop Edition review

Now with trophies, and not much else


  • Trophies!
  • Voice recognition
  • Community features


  • Same old pop music
  • Additional features will be free
  • Trophies aren't worth a whole new game

As ever, the appeal of this latest SingStar depends on your feelings towards the track list. The highlights of the 30-song line-up? Kaiser Chiefs, The Killers, Sam Sparro and Kings of Leon, plus many more bands bludgeoned into your ears by Radio 1. There are big acts, but to those of us waiting for SingStar: Math Rock Edition, the endless stream of pop is getting a bit much.

The new wireless mics %26ndash; available separately or in a bundle %26ndash; can, via voice recognition, be used to select tracks or navigate Singstore. Trophies have also been introduced. The most intriguing ones, and those less at odds with the game%26rsquo;s casual vibe, have a community focus, rewarding players for uploading clips, rating others and so on.However, with voice control and Trophies soon available as a free update to the original game, there are few reasons for fans to pick this up.

May 4, 2009

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GenreOther Games/Compilations

If you like to sing to the same game with new trophies and not much else, SingStar Pop Edition is right up your alley.

UK censor rating12+
Release date (US), 23 April 2009 (UK)


When he's not dying repeatedly in roguelikes, Tom spends most of his working days writing freelance articles, watching ITV game shows, or acting as a butler for his cat. He's been writing about games since 2008, and he's still waiting on that Vagrant Story 2 reveal.
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