Dance Central 2 is a dance/music rhythm game developed and published by Harmonix Music Systems for the Xbox 360 Connect. The game is a sequel to Dance Central.
The core gameplay of Dance Central 2 remains identical to it's predecessor. Players preform specific dance moves that mirror the movements of the characters on-screen. Players are graded for the accuracy and timing of their moves. Points are scored by mimicing these dance movements correctly, with higher scores being given on how accurate the player recreates the move.
New features to Dance Central 2 include voice control, simultaneous local cooperative and competetitve modes. The fitness mode has been improved, and the Break It Down mode grew more in-depth and customizable and when crews come in.
The names in purple are the new characters in Dance Central 2.
The game contains a total of 48 playable songs.
- Sandstorm – Darude
- Mai Ai Hee (Dragostea Din Tea) – O-Zone
- Reach – Atlantic Connection And Armanni Reign
- Real Love – Mary J. Blige
- Venus – Bananarama
- Bulletproof – La Roux
- Turn Me On – Kevin Lyttle
- Last Night – P. Diddy feat. Keyshia Cole
- The Humpty Dance – Digital Underground
- Impacto (Remix) – Daddy Yankee feat. Fergie
- This Is How We Do It – Montell Jordan
- The Breaks – Kurtis Blow
- Fire Burning – Sean Kingston
- You’re A Jerk – New Boyz
- Oops (Oh My) – Tweet feat. Missy Elliot
- Right Thurr – Chingy
- Rude Boy – Rihanna
- Nothin’ On You – B.O.B feat. Bruno Mars
- Club Can’t Handle Me – Flo Rida feat. David Guetta
- I Like It – Enrique Iglesias feat. Pitbull
- Massive Attack – Nikki Minaj feat. Sean Garrett
- My Prerogative – Bobby Brown
- Grenade – Bruno Mars
- I Wish For You – Exile
- Meddle – Little Boots
- Goodies – Ciara
- Born This Way – Lady Gaga
- Whip My Hair – Willow Smith
- Conceited (There’s Something About Remy) – Remy Ma
- What Is Love? – Haddaway
- Like A G6 – Far East Movement
- Yeah! – Usher feat. Lil’ Jon & Ludacris
- Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
- DJ Got Us Fallin’ In Love – Usher feat. Pitbull
- Run (Natural Disaster) – Gnarls Barkley
- Baby Got Back (Mix Mix) – Sir Mix-A-Lot
- Technologic – Daft Punk
- Somebody To Love – Justin Bieber
- Satellite – Lena
- Get Ur Freak On – Missy Elliot
- Toxic – As made famous by Britney Spears
- Sexy Chick – David Guetta feat. Akon
- 'I Wish For You' is the first Japanese song in the series.
- This is the first game to feature a 'Crew Challenge', this would later be renamed as ''Story Mode'' in Dance Central 3.
- This is the first game in the instalment to include crews.
- This also marks the returning appearance of; Angel, Miss Aubrey, Emilia, Mo, Taye, and Shinju (known as Twit-Torlep in the first game) to appear.
- It also marks, Bodie, Glitch, Li'l T, Kerith, Jaryn, CYPH-56 and CYPH-78, Kichi, Marcos, and Frenchy to make their debut appearance in Dance Central.
- This is the debut for all crew names.
- This marks the first time, MacCoy, Dare, Oblio and ELIOT not to appear in a Dance Central game, their second time would be in Spotlight along with other numerous characters. They do (except ELIOT) reappear as playable characters in Dance Central 3.
- 'Toxic' is the first song on the game not to include the album cover of the artist. This is due to to the fact that its the first song in the series to have a song covered by another person.
- 'Nothin' On You' is the only song in Dance Central 2 to be longer than 3 minutes than any other song.
- This also marks the first Dance Central to include side-by-side dancing with bother person, unlike the switch and take turns.
- Some songs had Dance Central 1 moves put in the songs. This is common, since they repeat curtain moves from other dance games like DC3 And Spotlight
- It also marks the first Dance Central game to include voice commands.