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SingStar Pop review

Hitting the PS2 one more time


  • Slick interface
  • Great mics
  • Original videos


  • Short song list
  • Shotgun song selection
  • How out of tune you are

A massive hit in the UK, the SingStar series really came to the U.S. way too late to be relevant. Sony’s take on what makes a good karaoke game is too different - and really, not as good as - the longer-running, more popular Karaoke Revolution games from Konami. Namely, Sony relies on using the original artists and videos of each song rather than a beefier list of tunes, sound-alikes, and cheesy 3D graphics.

At 30 songs, the list of hits you get to croon to in SingStar Pop pales in comparison to the 40-50 songs found in more recent versions of Karaoke Revolution. But the bigger problem here is something the KR franchise suffers from, too - a lack of song selection focus.

More Info

GenreOther Games/Compilations
DescriptionStart gargling that warm honey, because SingStar is back to Pop your socks off.
US censor ratingEveryone 10+
Release date3 April 2007 (US), 3 April 2007 (UK)