SingStar Pop review

Hitting the PS2 one more time

GamesRadar+ Verdict


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    Slick interface

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    Great mics

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    Original videos


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    Short song list

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    Shotgun song selection

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    How out of tune you are

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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 rating"Everyone 10+"
UK censor rating""
Release date1 January 1970 (US), 1 January 1970 (UK)