Percentile Rank

Just Dance 2018 is ranked in the 63rd percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 31 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

76

Top Critic Average

61%

Critics Recommend

Based on 31 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Scored Reviews

NEOsite
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Oct 29, 2017

For a party, as a workout, for kids, for adults - Just Dance 2018 is for everyone, so you should not be ashamed of playing it.

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VGProfessional
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2017

Like every year, Just Dance 2018 is inspired by its predecessors, while adding extra modes to make the Nintendo Switch stand out in comparison to other platforms. While the Switch version puts the fun at first at the expense of precision and requirement, it's a great title to bring along for a game night, especially since you can play with up to 6 person at the same thanks to the mobile app.

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Cerealkillerz
8.1 / 10.0
8.1 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2017

We give Just Dance 2018 a rating of „8.1“, just like last year, since barely anything changed. The only visible change is the Kids option, which is nice, but if I really want to keep a child busy, I might as well use the adult version for that since every single word that is even a tiny bit offensive has been cencored out anyway.

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Areajugones
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2017

Just Dance 2018 is an improvement over the previous version; everything that was already working has been improved, the menus are now more intuitive and simple and Ubisoft is still thinking about the kids in the house. Without a doubt, it will be one of the great successes of this Christmas, especially in the Nintendo platforms.

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GamingTrend
80 / 100
80 / 100
Oct 30, 2017

Just Dance 2018 is a groovy addition to any party. A fun time to be had by all, the addition of Just Dance Unlimited and the ability to use two Joy-Con controllers for a few songs is a welcome treat for Switch owners.

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Atomix
80 / 100
80 / 100
Nov 4, 2017

Besides the lack of some other great hits besides "Despacito", Just Dance 2018 makes another nice game, specially for the kinds at home and all of the people that might get it for the Nintendo Switch. Playing it on a Nintendo Switch with HD Rumble technology and both Joy-Cons just feels like the way it was meant to be.

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Critical Hit
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2017

It might be the adrenaline talking, but I seriously got into Just Dance 2018. It's a silly amount of fun combined with a serious workout and guaranteed to have you grinning along when you pull off a sick move.

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Pure Nintendo
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Dec 15, 2017

I'm not a huge fan of the series in general, but Just Dance 2018 is really a nice package. There is a plethora of songs, there are tons of categories like songs for kids and even songs suited for fitness purposes. If you are looking for a great party game with a lot of value, Just Dance 2018 for Switch is a solid option.  Who knows, maybe you can get the whole family dancing to ‘Sexy and I Know It' for the Holidays :)

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PSX Brasil
80 / 100
80 / 100
Oct 29, 2017

With its interface and features redesigned, Just Dance 2018 brings a breath of fresh air to Ubisoft's dancing game, more modern, lean and accessible. The Kids Mode, a section specially designed to children, is a very welcome addition to the game. Even though this edition does not bring any incredible new feature, the small modifications, along with a set list very up to date and a generous three-month subscription to Just Dance Unlimited, justify the purchase.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Nov 1, 2017

Just Dance 2018 does not offer much new, but it truly does not have to at this point. The things it does offer adds to the already great experience in unexpected ways. The mojo gashapon adds yet another addictive component to the mixture of feel-good-hormones the game has offered for ages in a way that is obviously clever once explained. What players are here for, though, is the fun and addictive dance gameplay, which is as strong as ever with the ever growing Unlimited library. This makes Just Dance 2018 well worth a go for fans and newcomers alike.

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NintendoWorldReport
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2017

Most of the tracks included are from the past two years so if you've been a fan of music lately, then it's worth the purchase. Personally I preferred what was offered on Just Dance Unlimited as it included lots of old favorites and a wonderful collection of Halloween-themed songs that my kids thoroughly enjoyed. No matter the reason you enjoy Just Dance, whether it's on the on go or in the privacy of your own home, you're likely to enjoy the 2018 version in any environment.

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Nov 15, 2017

The Just Dance franchise hasn't grown a lot since its heyday, but it doesn't need to.

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Cubed3
8 / 10
8 / 10
Mar 3, 2018

Just Dance 2018 is the ninth instalment in the long-running dance-a-thon series, and it still grooves deep into the early hours of tomorrow morning, even with this excellent Wii U version. It may not be a revolutionary entry by any means, but it adds enough to be a fully-fleshed game for newcomers, while also tempting enough for any series veterans looking to dust off those dancing shoes.

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Gamerheadquarters
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Oct 30, 2017

Just Dance 2018 is all about refinements offering a solid and entertaining experience.

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TheXboxHub
Nov 12, 2017

If you like dancing, pop music and previous Just Dance games, then you can’t help but be entertained by Just Dance 2018.

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Nexus
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Nov 27, 2017

Whether you’re a dancefloor prodigy or a rhythm-less oaf, Just Dance 2018 is not only accessible but provides hours of fun for old and young.

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Generación Xbox
7.7 / 10.0
7.7 / 10.0
Oct 22, 2017

Just Dance 2018 is the family experience of the year with new titles to dance and unleash in our salons. The Just Dance Unlimited service complements it perfectly, but it will be dispensable for those who already own all the titles. A continuous title that never disappoints.

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Gamelite
7.6 / 10.0
7.6 / 10.0
Nov 4, 2017

The renewal we expected was done, eliminating the major problems and defects of the predecessor. The interface has been modified, simplified and made accessible by everyone. The catalog songs isn't wide but of great quality, containing also some of the most popular songs of the moment.

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God is a Geek
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2017

Just Dance 2018 is just as good as it's always been, but it's beginning to become hard to justify shelling out just for a smattering of new songs with each iteration.

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Stevivor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Oct 25, 2017

Just Dance 2018 is relatively inoffensive; it's a great purchase for those who didn't grab last year's iteration.

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bemanistyle
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Nov 2, 2017

The Just Dance series had its shine all this time, but to continue doing so it must reinvent itself if it wants to evolve again, even if that means structural changes that surely will bring controversy and risks.

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PlayStation Universe
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 6, 2017

Pretty much the same, boringly dependable Just Dance experience at heart, but the addition of a kid friendly mode, and a much-needed subscription service in Just Dance Unlimited, make this far more worthy a purchase for front room dance fans than the last few iterations.

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Nintendo Life
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 2, 2017

In a strange twist for a series that you would expect to be built around drawing in new consumers, Just Dance 2018 feels like a perfect match for those who already love the games and are really serious about their dancing, yet does nothing to draw in newcomers. In some ways, this year's edition feels like it is almost a ‘greatest hits' for its hardcore fans – the one entry that you'll always fall back to just to play through the best stuff. Yet with such a hefty cost needed to access all of the game's content, only the most serious will get true enjoyment here.

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FNintendo
7 / 10
7 / 10
Dec 1, 2017

Just Dance 2018 features a varied list of songs and its gameplay mechanics are still competent and fun to entertain groups at parties. The lack of new game modes, however, demonstrates that the series urgently needs innovation.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 13, 2017

A few solid new additions and strong reiteration of past mechanics make for an enjoyable experience, even if it is largely similar to what we've already seen from past Just Dance games.

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LevelUp
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2017

Just Dance 2018 is an update to the popular Ubisoft franchise with more songs as its main attraction. The gameplay has not changed much and although we appreciate add-ons such as Kid and Double Rumble modes, you will not find new mechanics that transform the gameplay we all know.

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Saudi Gamer
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 5, 2017

Just Dance is still one of the best family games out there, unfortunately it's pretty hard to notice any changes with the annual release but I really appreciate adding new modes like kids and dance lab. Having Nintendo switch is also an advantage with the beat vibrations and double rumble mode which is quite good use of joy-cons.

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Nintendo Insider
7 / 10
7 / 10
Nov 8, 2017

Just Dance 2018 does the job it intends to do on its annual basis. The minor additions don't really warrant a full purchase as the Just Dance Unlimited feature is starting to make the rest of the content feel a little redundant. However, it's a great little party burner and the kids seem to love it.

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SA Gamer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 15, 2017

Besides the lack of a proper tutorial, there is a lot to love if you enjoy dancing. Just use a camera instead of the smartphone if you want to not cheat your way through.

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Switch Player
3.3 / 5.0
3.3 / 5.0
Nov 9, 2017

Just Dance 2018 is an unremarkable addition to a tired series with little to entice returning players back into the fold. It's a shame such a large portion of the game is hidden behind a pay wall, but newcomers will nevertheless find plenty here to be getting on with for a while, particularly if you play in a party environment with friends and family.

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Hardcore Gamer
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Oct 25, 2017

It's starting to feel pointless to review Just Dance titles since it's hard to grasp what exactly Ubisoft is trying to accomplish with them at this point, but darn it I've come this far and I'm going to see this through, even if it takes until Just Dance 2049.

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