1UP writes: "If you have read my glowing SingStar '80s and SingStar Amped reviews -- and I recommend that you do, not because I'm vain but because I hate repeating myself -- you already know a few things about SingStar, for one, but you also know a few things about me, as a person. You already know that I love karaoke. You know, also, that I prefer bar karaoke to the stylings of, say, arcade karaoke (I'm looking at you, SingStar 90s, and of karaoke in general. There's no better way to end a raucous night than by bringing out the unwieldy, proprietary microphones that I stole from 1UP senior previews editor Garnett Lee's office and never returned, and then commanding everyone to pick a song from the gorgeous, stylized, iTunesy song menu.
We've covered this before, I know, but SingStar really is my karaoke medium of choice. The songs are consistently great, each track's original music video plays in the background, and each disc in the SingStar catalog gives my PS2 a needed workout. If you're used to Karaoke Revolution, be warned that it will take some effort to adjust to the way SingStar presents the lyrics; the words are highlighted along the bottom of the screen, rather than metered out to the tablature above".