Excerpt: Any SingStar fan looking for anything more than 30 new songs from Vol.3 will be sorely disappointed, because that's all it is. Really, that's it. It's Vol.2 with added Aerosmith, more Michael Jackson and lashings of Lionel Richie. Nothing more, nothing less. For PS3 owners without an internet connection, and therefore without access to the bulging SingStore, a glance at the solid track list will determine whether the £25 or so the game costs is worth it.
Excerpt: The original incarnation of Singstar transformed the households of many simple folk into a cheap and simple karaoke den costing a fraction of the cost of a proper set-up. It was the original popular drunken music party-game, long before it became socially acceptable to invite mates round to your house and thrash the night away in front of a console with some fake guitars.
Excerpt: It’s hard to believe it’s only been four years since Sony released the first SingStar, so seminal has the series become. Since then they have released more than 15 different discs, depending on what region you’re in, and it shows no sign of slowing down. And although the concept is now tried and tested it’s not tired just yet.
Excerpt: In many ways, playing SingStar Vol. 3 is a lot like having last night's leftovers. It looks exactly as you remember, and while you lose some of the freshness, it's still a tasty experience. Your enjoyment of SingStar Vol. 3 depends entirely on your love of karaoke or other games in the series, and judged against those, Vol. 3 fares well. It has a great mix of songs, slick presentation, and superb online support--just don't expect anything new or innovative. Vol.
Pros: Great gameplay and selection of modes, Good range of tracks, My SingStar Online offers great longevity
Cons: Still no wireless mics or trophies, Not much better value than just buying songs separately online
Excerpt: SingStar returns for a third round of party karaoke for your PlayStation 3. This collection follows on from the first two by providing just as many fun features as its predecessors, and using the online SingStore you can download tracks and menu skins that you might be missing to fully complete your social experience.
Excerpt: The SingStar phenomenon continues on the PlayStation 3 with the latest addition of the franchise arriving on the console that is aptly titled SingStar Volume 3 and allows gamers to sing some of their favourite “pop” songs, either solo or with friends.
Excerpt: 's attention, and most will be familiar with everything the series involves. Get friends over, push the furniture to one side, endue an intro video of painfully fashionable twenty-somethings looking far too attractive to actually be playing, and then ravage your throat wailing along until everybody slumps on the sofa unable to do anything more than croak about all the spilt wine and you're done.
Excerpt: At this time of year, Karaoke games are always the ‘in’ thing. As people celebrate and wind down for the year, inhibitions are thrown out the window as alcohol induces binges have people believing they have all of a sudden been blessed with the ability to hold a tune. These days you no longer need the alcohol or public humiliation.