Just Dance 2021

Game review by David Chapman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Fan favorite rhythm game keeps the dance party going.

Parents say

age 8+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 10 reviews

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age 5+

Kids Mode is great family fun!

Our whole family has enjoyed this game. All four of us (parents and kids ages 11 and 7) can play together. The Kids Mode songs are lots of fun and get everybody moving. Kids younger than 5 might have a hard time following along, but there is no objectionable content. My only complaint is I wish there were more songs in Kids Mode. The "regular" game is probably more appropriate for the PG-13 crowd, with some (but certainly not all) dance moves and lyrics not appropriate for young kids.

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age 10+

Much like previous games, just a few songs with questionable lyrics to look out for

While this game received an E rating versus the E10+ of last year's game, I would say the content is on the same level. There are a handful of songs that contain suggestive lyrics; The Weeknd's "Blinding Lights" contains the lyric "You can turn me on with just a touch", Shawn Mendes and Camila Cabello's Senorita has the lyric "Friends don't know the way you taste", and The Girly Team's cover of Till the World Ends has the lyric "Get you off with a touch dancing in the dark". The most questionable songs here are BLACKPINK & Selena Gomez's "Ice Cream" and Billie Eilish's "all the good girls to go to hell". While young children may not pick up that "Ice Cream" isn't about actual ice cream, it will come pretty obvious to anyone older: "You can take a lick but it's too cold to bite me...You're the cherry piece, so stay on top of me, so...Like it, love it, lick it, do it like la-la-la, oh yeah." "all the good girls go to hell", while technically using the word in a religious sense, has a title alone that will be eyebrow-raising to conservative/religious parents. While written out here this might all sound like a boatload of objectionable content, this all ultimately adds up to a handful of lines in songs that are more censored than they are on the radio, which is why I have kept CSM's 10+ recommendation. It's up to parents to look at gameplay and consider whether they think the songs included are appropriate or not.

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Game Details

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