Parents' Guide to

DDR Max 2

By Kate Pavao, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

This aerobic game gets the whole family moving.

Game PlayStation 2 2003
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You can play DDR Max 2 alone, but it may be best enjoyed with friends and family. You'll be amazed at the fun you have laughing at yourself and each other, plus it may help kids (and shy adults) break free from some of their silly self-consciousness about dancing in public. Word to the wise: Start off with the "Lesson Mode." This will help your precision, and it will also teach you to look like you are actually dancing, instead of just stomping out of control all over the living room.

If you are considering using this as a fitness tool, there is a "Workout Mode" that will keep track of calories burned. You can set your own fitness goal (such as a specified workout time), and can save your results in a workout diary. The ignition dance pad is sold separately ($99.99 on Amazon), and you'll need two of them if you want to play against friends simultaneously (or dance on two pads yourself).

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 2
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release date: September 24, 2003
  • Genre: Exergaming
  • ESRB rating: E
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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