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Just Dance 2022 (2009) is part of a physically active rhythm game series. Dancing in front of each other isn’t something we often do in families. Just Dance is released with new songs and features each year. It gets parents, carers, children and even grandparents off the couch and dancing along with the on-screen moves. Players hold a motion-sensitive controller or stand in front of a camera (PlayStation Camera, Xbox Kinect Camera) that tracks how well they are pulling off each dance move. It’s super simple, with on-screen dancers who demonstrate each move and a prompt about what’s next at the bottom.

With themed dancers depicted in silhouette and bright visuals, it doesn’t take itself or the competitive dancing too seriously. Giggling because you can’t get the moves right, or at parents strutting their stuff, Just Dance is a unique way to bring the family together to get fit and have a laugh.

Although the Just Dance games have developed over the years, you may want to pick one based on the songs they include. Like yearly greatest hits albums, Just Dance picks popular songs from the year to dance to. There are also special editions focusing on Abba, Disney, hip and show tunes that can be a good option if you have fans of those genres.

Although the game is rated for children, it’s worth noting that the nature of some songs is more mature. Just Dance 2020 includes lyrics about alcohol and sex. There’s a ‘Kids Mode’ in recent versions of the game that provides dances tailored towards younger players and specially selected kid-friendly songs. There is also a Just Dance Kids series of the game with songs for even younger dancers.

Just Dance Now (iOS, Android, web browser, Apple TV or Chromecast) offers the Just Dance formula without the need for a console and lots of controllers. You load the page on your computer or television, then connect your smartphone app to play. The phone is your controller and you can play with as many people as you want, locally or online. After the free trial, you can purchase a VIP pass for a specified duration to access more of the 500 songs available.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Just Dance 2022 4 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 15 months ago.
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This is a Physically Active and Rhythm game with Action elements. You can play with 1 to 6 players in the same room or as a 64-player online game. 1–4 on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Wii, Wii U and 1-6 on Xbox One with Kinect camera and Nintendo Switch. You can use your Smartphone as a controller for up to 6 players to save buying lots of gamepads.

Cross-Platform: The World Dance Floor mode is an online competition where you compete in dances of 64 players across any platform to gain points on the leaderboard. There are special team and individual events (Team Battle) that you compete in. You can play this mode across any platform of the latest game. You see other people's names, country and in-game icon but there's no other communication. You need either an Unlimited Membership or play during the free Happy Hours event each day to access it.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: It takes between 2 minutes and 6 minutes to play a round of this game. Although each dance takes a few minutes, perfecting them all will take a considerable time. There is then the competitive element to the game that extends things further.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Level

3+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Even super young players can enjoy moving to the songs while holding a controller. There are playlists of songs that are more suitable for children.

Account Rating

You don’t need a platform subscription to play this game online.


Just Dance 2022 usually costs £41.99 to £49.99. 

Just Dance 2017

Steam Store PC £41.99

Just Dance 2019

Amazon StoreSALE Switch £49.99 £19.99 at the moment
Amazon StoreSALE PS4 £49.99 £24.21 at the moment

Just Dance 2020

Amazon StoreSALE Switch £49.99 £26 at the moment

Just Dance 2021

Amazon StoreSALE Xbox One £49.99 £29.99 at the moment
Amazon StoreSALE Switch £49.99 £28.99 at the moment
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • In-Game Pass: Purchase a season/battle pass to gain access to limited in-game purchases, reward items and other aspects of the game.
You can purchase more songs to dance to in-game. There is a drive towards the Just Dance Unlimited pass that gives you full access to 400 songs. This subscription can be for a varying length of time from as little as 24 hours if you are planning a party. There are also free Happy Hours events in the game that grant access to songs for an hour at a particular time of day. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 17/11/2009, updated in 2020

Price: 60% off

Out Now: Android, PC, PS2, PS3, PS4, Stadia, Switch, Web, Wii, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 3+ year-olds

Players: 1-6 (64 online)

Genres: Physically Active, Rhythm and Action

Accessibility: 17 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Ubisoft (@Ubisoft)

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