Parents' Guide to

DJ Hero

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Fun, tricky music mash-up game with turntable controller.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 10+

Fun game, if you are old and mature enough then you should overlook the swear words

its not necessarily the actual game u need to put off as a 13+ game. it's the songs or lyrics. that doesnt mean the actual wii game is bad itself!!!

This title has:

Too much swearing
age 11+

Mom...Dad...Two Turntables & a Microphone! Wiki Wiki...

My oldest daughter , who is 11 loves music games. She has a great time plaing the Rock Bands. The first thing she said was I want to play as a girl but they are all not dressed modestly. So That may be a concern to some parents but as you barely are looking aththe characters and more at the upcoming signals I'm not worried about it too much. especially if she's pointing it out and conciously trying to avoid it. I picked up the second intallment at Best Buy for just over half what it was selling at a month ago and this one for about a third!

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7):
Kids say (16):

DJ Hero is very good, but it's not a cakewalk. Patience and practice -- and choosing the right difficulty level for you (out of a total of five) -- will ensure you'll have a good time with this game. It takes a while to master the controls -- even for Guitar Hero fans -- but this is a good thing overall as it adds some challenge and longevity.

However, to like DJ Hero, you must like dance music (just as you must like rock to play Guitar Hero). Adding to the game's replayability are some fun multiplayer modes (online and off), the ability to add a microphone or guitar for extra fun, and the ease with which to download new songs from the Internet for a couple of bucks apiece. There's not much to complain about with this clever game, and it certainly feels like there's enough uniqueness to the experience for it not to be written off as just "Guitar Hero with a turntable."

Note: The PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii versions of the game are the exact same (though with low-resolution graphics on the Wii), but the PlayStation 2 version doesn't support online play, nor can you download extra songs.

Online interaction: You can play online wearing a headset, which means it's possible to hear profanity if the person you're playing with is using it.

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