Parents' Guide to

Just Dance 2019

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Catchy beat, but too many moves you've seen before.

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age 10+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 16+

Not appropriate for younger kids

Although there is an option to choose a "Kids" or "Just Dance" version, the "Kids" version is incredibly cheesy and more for younger children. The "Just Dance" version has more songs for older kids but limited song choices. The outfits in most songs are inappropriate and most of the songs suggest sex or drinking. It's really hard trying to enjoy dancing with my 10 year old daughter when what we are dancing to is so provocative. Nope! In order to have more of a song variety, you have to buy the subscription to unlimited. Otherwise, you are trying to earn more songs.

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Easy to play/use
Too much sex
age 10+

Just Dance 2019

JUST DANCE 2019 is the latest entry in Ubisoft's long-running, best-selling rhythm and dance gaming franchise. It's time to hit the dance floor once again and move to the groove of 40 different dance songs, featuring artists such as The Weekend with Daft Punk, Britney Spears, and K-Pop sensation BIGBANG. You can choose your dance routine or let the game learn from you and make personalized suggestions catered to your style and tastes. Parents can get the kids in on the fun and get a little extra exercise too with eight exclusive choreographed routines focused on healthy movements, created with the help of kids' development experts. And since no one should ever have to dance alone, load up the free Just Dance app on your iOS or Android smartphone and bring up to six people to the dance party. — What’s in the game? Minor Language - Very mild language (e.g., "damn") occasionally pops up in song lyrics. Some of the song lyrics occasionally reference drinking alcohol.

This title has:

Too much swearing

Is It Any Good?

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It's been nearly 10 years since Ubisoft first convinced gamers to hop off the couch and get moving to the beat, but the game is starting to lose a few steps in rhythm. The dance party is still going strong with the release of Just Dance 2019, the latest entry in the hit rhythm and dance franchise. On the plus side, after so many years fine-tuning the dance gameplay, the series has just about got everything dialed in. The flip side, though, is that after so many entries, there just doesn't seem like there's much in the way of innovation going into the formula anymore. At least, that's the feeling you can't help but get after playing Just Dance 2019.

Don't misunderstand: Just Dance 2019 is still a good way to get your groove on. The problem is, it doesn't feel much different from last year's entry. In fact, from a gameplay perspective, it feels like the only major difference is the new track list of pre-loaded songs. As before, you can get a pretty good bit of cardio in if you choose to try to follow the on-screen dance moves to the best of your abilities. But if you're just looking to top the house leaderboard, you can still cheat the system by making only minor hand and wrist movements to fool the game into thinking you've matched the moves. And once again, Ubisoft is hawking its Just Dance Unlimited service, pushing fans to spend a monthly charge to access a vault of 400+ additional songs. If you've already got last year's game and decided to subscribe back then, there's not much new for Just Dance 2019 to offer. If you're new to the series, though, and you're looking to cut a little rug, Just Dance 2019 is still worth at least one spin on the dance floor.

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