Karaoke Revolution Glee

Game review by
Erin Bell, Common Sense Media
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Gleek heaven! Sing along with the tunes from Season 1.

Parents say

age 13+
Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 10+
Based on 5 reviews

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The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

The overall message of the Glee TV show, and by extension the game, is that a diverse group of students can come together and find friendship and support through their participation in Glee club.

Positive Role Models & Representations

Glee boasts a diverse cast made up of different races, genders, body types, and high school cliques.

Ease of Play

Controls are simple, and the game is fairly forgiving of mistakes so that people of different singing skill levels and abilities can enjoy themselves.


Occasional references to sex in lyrics, and video of the Glee cast members dancing provocatively in songs including "Push It" and "Bust a Move." For example, kids will hear and see the line "girls are scantily clad and showin' body / A chick walks by, you wish you could sex her" from "Bust a Move."


This game is based on the Glee television show and can be seen as a marketing tool.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

Very few references, including mention of wine in "Don't Stop Believin'"

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the song lyrics featured in Karaoke Revolution Glee tackle some suggestive themes. Aside from a reference to wine in "Don't Stop Believin'" the references are mostly sexual. Clips from the TV show play in the background and sometimes show suggestive dance moves, especially in provocative songs like "Push It."

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent of a 10 and 12-year-old Written bybrown_eyed_girl April 8, 2011

Fine for older teens/adults

Good game for older teens and adults but some of the songs, dances, and clips from the show are too suggestive or racy for younger kids. There are some words th... Continue reading
Parent of a 5-year-old Written byi am the best dad December 27, 2010

if you can get over the new generation - best think to ever hit our kids

like it or not this is the media of the futre that actually engages in teans' lives and their problems, and deals with them honesty. my little nephews an... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old August 4, 2011

Gleeks will love it!!!

Glee is all about acceptance and this is an awesome video game!!!! Its so much fun and all kids will like it! There's two songs that have some suggestive r... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old March 23, 2011

Glee Karaoke

I don't like this game too much. It has a lot of catchy songs to sing along with. But I don't like this game!!!!!

What's it about?

After tackling American Idol, Konami's next Karaoke Revolution spin-off is KARAOKE REVOLUTION GLEE. Using the included USB microphone, players can sing along to 30 musical numbers from Season 1 of the hit TV show including "Defying Gravity," "Proud Mary," "Imagine," and "Don't Stop Believin'." The game features a scrapbook mode where players earn badges for stellar performances, and a Quick Play mode that lets a second player plug in an extra microphone and join in. Performances feature footage from the TV show showing cast members singing and dancing in the background. The game comes packaged with a USB microphone for $59.99, or by itself for $39.99.

Is it any good?

Fans of the Glee TV show will get a kick out of the chance to sing alongside their favorite characters and watch the extended video montages from the show that complement each song. Scrapbook mode allows players to search for songs by their favorite featured soloist: Finn, Rachel, Mercedes, Artie, Puck, Kurt, Quinn, Tina, and Will. Musically, the songs are all slickly arranged and fun to sing. "Gleeks" will love this game.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about the runaway success of the TV show Glee. Why do you think the show is so popular?

  • Are you part of a Glee club at school? Would you join after watching the show or playing the game?

  • What is your favorite song or performance from Season 1?

Game details

  • Platforms: Nintendo Wii
  • Price: $59.99
  • Available online? Not available online
  • Developer: Konami
  • Release date: November 9, 2010
  • Genre: Music & Dance
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Lyrics, Suggestive Themes
  • Last updated: November 11, 2020

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