Conclusion: If you’re a fan of the SingStar series, throwing a party, or just feel like screaming your lungs out, SingStar Pop Hits is well worth taking a look at, but as with most mass-market products, don’t expect something deep and engrossing that’ll keep you entertained for a long period of time.
Conclusion: With the arrival of SingStar on the Playstation 3, where you can download individual songs and share your performances online, the Playstation 2 version feels very antiquated, but if you're not willing to make the large layout of cash required to upgrade to that console, these expansion discs are...
Conclusion: Given the current PS2 market, Sony isn’t about to invest millions of dollars to drastically change the series on PS2. I mean, why bother? The PS3 version has a wonderful download store, a great online community, high-quality videos and so much more.
Excerpt: It's time to get up and embarrass yourself in front of your friends again. Yup, SingStar's back. It's time to kiss your PS2 goodbye for a few months as your sister/wife/girlfriend steals it for endless rounds of karaoke.
Excerpt: The rhythm genre is one of the fastest growing genres in videogaming today, largely thanks to games like Guitar Hero and Singstar. And while the aforementioned two made the appeal of rhythm games much more mainstream, they're far from being the pioneers of it all.
Conclusion: If you like karaoke you’ll love this game, it’s a great game for get together and for getting the family involved. But if you’re hopelessly shy or are looking for a “sit down and play for hours” type game, then this obviously isn’t the one for you.
Pros: Great song lists, Fun with others, Only £20 alone
Cons: Not great alone, Only a limited amount of songs per disc
Excerpt: There are always two contrary opinions upon the launch of a new addition of SingStar, and the eighth release, Pop Hits, will bring them both to life again. Cynics will say that SingStar isn't even a real game, and another disk of songs deserves even less attention than a basic PC expansion pack.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: The SingStar series cannot be faulted on the premise - it works well and is a hell of a lot of fun, given the right situation. Pop Hits, however, falters in the choice of tracks on offer. Modern pop music is 99% toss, and this title backs up the theory.