Just Dance 2023 Edition

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
Just Dance 2023 Edition box cover

Common Sense says

age 10+

Latest dancing game adds new features, improvements.

Parents say

age 14+

Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 4 reviews

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age 14+

songs are clean versions of not-clean songs

This game is really fun. My 9 and 11 year old sisters love this game, but the game I think is a bit much for them... They still play it because it is a great way to spend time together and dance, but there are a good amount of songs that are lyrically inappropriate, and perhaps some dance moves could be a bit sexy...... The bad words are muted out, but it is so apparent something was removed when there is a sudden silence from the singing. It is also easy to predict what is said if the kids have heard these types of phrases before.. The lyrics are shown on the screen with dots (...) when words have been omitted. An example is that the song Stay by the kid laroi and justin bieber—the lyrics are shown on the screen like this with the words in dots muted out: "I get ..., wake up, I'm ... still I realize the time that I wasted here I feel like you can't feel the way I feel Oh, I'll be ... up if you can't be right here" The first two words aren't too bad (drunk, wasted) and the third word is "f---ed." This is the chorus that happens a couple times in the song. This song is SUPER catchy... so imagine if your kid falls for this song and wants to sing outside of the game or listen to it/watch the music video on youtube... If a curious kid wants to know what was omitted or just wants to sing the song on their own, kids could easily search and read these vulgar, explicit lyrics, and/or see/hear the explicit video/song from the original version. So, the songs are "cleaned," but a good amount of the songs are not clean. I remember when I was younger, I didn't understand all the lyrics of songs I heard, and I know some of it was sexual. But I am worried too early of exposure to this can start to make kids sexual a lot younger/ think about not wholesome things too early... I think this game should be rated E10+ because of this. I put that this should be played by A14+ because the songs if looked up are not kid friendly. But... if you and your kids are insensitive to words then... it is fine I guess. :( The songs aren't the worst, but other songs that the artists have can be really inappropriate. For example, Ariana Grande and Doja Cat have many songs with adult themes and adult language.... Just saying it can be a slippery slope if your kid loves the way an artist sounds and wants to hear their music or more music outside of the game... These artists have amazing, infectious voices with catchy songs... with some not kid-friendly lyrics and content. I really hope Just Dance makes a truly rated E version that is not teletubies lame and actually clean content from kid-safe artists for the kids... This really feels more for teens...

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Game Details

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