Parents' Guide to

Karaoke Revolution

By Christopher Healy, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Edgy music videos play in background of singing game.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 17+

Based on 1 parent review

age 17+
My 9 year old went to a slumber party- when I picked her up the girls were playing this game. Four of them were beliting out the lyrics to the song I kissed a girl at the top of their lungs with attitude " I Kissed a girl and I liked it..."sung by a girl. I dont think 9 year olds need to be thinking about kissing anyone. Unbelievable. Anyway, after checking the game out more thoroughly I find that it is completely inappropriate for kids- I think of any age. Lots of sex and violence. Do your kids a favor and go with the Disney Sing It or Americal Idol karoake versions.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1):
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The newest Karaoke Revolution has some big improvements over the previous incarnations. For one thing, you've got original master tracks of the songs (no covers), and the character creation is phenomenal. Also for the first time, you can edit (or create from scratch) the venues. You can choose to play on one particular venue in which the actual music videos play on a screen behind the singer, but for teens and younger, you're better off not doing so because of the edgy nature of these videos.

One major complaint is in the character animation, which seems very stiff and uses the same goofy dance moves that have appeared in the last 3 or 4 versions of Karaoke Revolution. The user interface and menu screens are also very blah; nothing was done to spice them up and make them more fun to interact with. Still, like its predecessors, Karaoke Revolution makes for a great party game for older teens and adults.

Online interaction: On the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions only (the Wii version has no online component), players can purchase new downloadable songs to use in the game, and they can challenge other players online to sing-off contests. Parents should always be sure to set parental controls to protect children from live chat encounters in online play.

Game Details

  • Platforms: Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Konami
  • Release date: December 2, 2009
  • Genre: Music & Dance
  • ESRB rating: T for Crude Humor, Lyrics, Partial Nudity, Sexual Themes, Use of Alcohol
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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