Just Dance 3

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Social game encourages exercise, but mild cussing in lyrics.

Parents say

age 9+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 34 reviews

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age 9+

Just Dance 3

The third game in Ubisoft's hit dancing game franchise once again challenges players to mimic moves of professional dancers. As with past games, the Nintendo Wii version of JUST DANCE 3 has you hold the motion-sensing Wii Remote in your hands as you perform the onscreen dance moves to rack up points. But for the first time, Xbox 360 gamers can also get in on the fun by using the hands-free Kinect for Xbox 360 peripheral; body moves are captured by the sensors and camera to judge your rhythm compared to the onscreen dancers. The game is also available on PlayStation 3 via the PlayStation Move peripheral and PlayStation Eye camera. For all three versions, there are more than 40 tracks to dance along with, spanning a wide range of musical genres, such as pop, hip-hop, rock, country, disco, R&B, Bollywood, and Reggaeton. Example of popular songs from today and yesterday include "Pump It" by Black Eyed Peas, "I Was Made For Lovin’ You" by KISS, "California Gurls" by Katy Perry and the no. 1 spot on music charts during the summer of 2011, "Party Rock Anthem" by LMFAO. More songs will be available via optional download. — Minor Language - Some lyrics might be suggestive, such as Nelly Furtado's Promiscuous ("you're teasing me") or KISS's I Was Made For Loving You ("In the darkness...there's so much I wanna do"). The words "hell," "damn" and "sexy" can also be heard. Minor Sexual Movements - Some of the dance moves require you to rotate your hips or shake your buttocks, but there's nothing too graphic here. Retails for $39.99

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 10+

Love the game, but some of the songs aren't for kids...

I own and love all 3 Just Dance games (along with the Smurfs and Michael Jackson). The variety is great, it's exercise, and it's mostly good clean fun. I'm very hesitant about a few things that are on the game though. For examples: Boom: Full of thrusting hips and shaking your rear - not suitable for a young adult in a club, much less a small child! Promiscuous: Lyrics include: "You expect me to just let you hit it but will you still respect me if you get it. I can see you with nothing on feeling on me before you bring that on" In between there are a few drinking references (I don't understand why Kesha can say she has beer, but they edit drunk out), I do play the game a lot with my kids, but they know they're not allowed to play a few of the songs within the game.

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing

Game Details

Our Editors Recommend

  • Just Dance 2 Poster Image

    Just Dance 2

    Better than original, but lots of suggestive songs, moves.

    age 10+
  • DanceMasters Poster Image

    DanceMasters

    Dancing done light for Kinect; rhythm not required.

    age 11+
  • Dance Central Poster Image

    Dance Central

    Extraordinarily fun dancing game for Kinect.

    age 11+

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