Dance Central 2

Game review by Chris Morris, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 11+

Exciting Kinect dance game keeps the party going strong.

Xbox 360 2011

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 8 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+


Enjoyable, playful, and a great message to those who want to get active, dance, and be themselves. It's a great workout and everyone has fun doing it.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
age 15+

Lots of fun but not for kids. Rated T for good reason!

I bought this game for my soon to be 11 year old son thinking it would be like the "Just Dance" game. He thought it would be fun for his birthday party. I saw the reviews here and thought the game would be alright but the language and moves are much more mature than 11 I think. This is not a children's game it is rated T for good reason. No way would I want to be responsible for showing a bunch of 5th graders scantily clad characters, risque lyrics and moves which mimic "the act". While there is little actual cursing since most is edited out, "baby got back" and "push it" are not ideal for kids. Especially other peoples kids! I can have a talk with mine but the other parents would be upset just as I would be upset if the situation were reversed. Fun does not alway equal appropriate.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Game Details

  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Subjects: Arts: choreography, dance, rhythm
  • Skills: Health & Fitness: exercise, gross motor skills, Creativity: imagination, making new creations
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Microsoft
  • Release date: October 25, 2011
  • Genre: Music & Dance
  • ESRB rating: T for Lyrics
  • Last updated: August 29, 2016

Our Editors Recommend

  • Dance Central Poster Image

    Dance Central

    Extraordinarily fun dancing game for Kinect.

    age 11+
  • Just Dance 3 Poster Image

    Just Dance 3

    Social game encourages exercise, but mild cussing in lyrics.

    age 10+
  • DanceMasters Poster Image


    Dancing done light for Kinect; rhythm not required.

    age 11+

For kids who love music and rhythm games

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