Xbox 360 Review: Everyone Sing

Will this get you and your friends singing?

Everyone Sing is your typical karaoke type game, it comes with 35 songs from different eras of music and replayability in the form of aiming for a higher accuracy rating on higher difficulties, as well as mini-games like Pass the Bomb, Tug of War and Last Man Standing to name a few. It doesn’t change the formula at all, but first lets take a look at the full tracklist…
1 Girls Aloud – The Promise
2 Boyzone – Picture of You
3 The Pussycat Dolls – Don’t Cha
4 Michael Bublé – Haven’t Met You Yet
5 Nicki Minaj – Your Love
6 The Wanted – All Time Low
7 Jessie J – Nobody’s Perfect
8 Gina G – Ooh Ahh… Just a Little Bit
9 The Saturdays – Ego
10 Rizzle Kicks – Down With the Trumpets
11 CeCe Peniston – Finally
12 Taio Cruz – Come on Girl
13 Dusty Springfield – I Only Want to Be With You
14 The Noisettes – Don’t Upset the Rhythm
15 Nicole Scherzinger – Poison
16 Kate Nash – Do-Wah-Doo
17 Sugababes – Too Lost In You
18 Elton John – Saturday Night’s Alright (For Fighting)
19 Billy Ray Cyrus – Achy Breaky Heart
20 En Vogue – Don’t Let Go (Love)
21 Extreme – More Than Words
22 Elle Goulding – Starry Eyed
23 Example – Kickstarts
24 Marina and the Diamonds – Hollywood
25 Donna Summer – Hot Stuff
26 Pulp – Common People
27 Timbaland ft. Katy Perry – If We Ever Meet Again
28 All Saints – Never Ever
29 Black Kids – I’m Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance With You
30 A-Ha – Take on Me
31 A-Ha – Sun Always Shines On TV
32 Razorlight – In The Morning
33 OneRepublic – Apologize
34 Lionel Richie – Dancing On The Ceiling
35 Lionel Richie – All Night Long (All Night)
As you can see, the list of hit and miss. I personally like songs like More Than Words, Common People and Take on Me, while despise the likes of Nicki Minaj…I’m just glad that they didn’t decide to add any Bieber songs. I can’t see the game getting songs in the form of DLC based on the interface, which is a shame since the game has limited replay value as a result. It tries to extend it with its achievements like getting 90% vocals on hard and playing every song with a main singer and a backing singer, as well as a career mode which progressively gets more difficult to pass. I’m expected to get at least 2 thumbs up for singing Don’t Cha, which is very unlikely to ever happen. What’s worse is that the meter for this seems to plummet for doing one duff note and it’s hard to recover from it.
The mini-games are a nice addition, but they do wear thin quickly as you would expect. I would have rather had more songs added to the mix, maybe some Paloma Faith or Adele would have been a nice addition but I guess it must be a licensing issue.

The Verdict

Everyone Sing is a good, but shortlived karaoke game. Its song list of hit and miss, I personally only found a handful of songs that I actually enjoy but some might love or hate the whole list, if you like what you see then it’s worth a try if you are craving a new karaoke game, just don’t go expecting it to change the status quo, SingStar is still king.