Let’s Sing 2020 is the latest game in the franchise which will allow you to fulfil your dreams of being a pop superstar (not my dream, I suck). Now, more than ever, we need games like this to provide that bit of fun that can be hard-pressed to find while we are stuck at home. Get everyone in the family involved and there’s a game here that can make your day.
Voxler SAS has made another great singing game that will either make everyone be amazed at your voice or be laughing so hard that you don’t care how bad you are (the latter is definitely me).
The game is played using either compatible USB microphones or via your own smartphones using the Let’s Sing 2020 app. As I don’t own any microphones, I used my smartphone and found it very simple to use and to get started, requiring no complicated setup – the game simply connects to your phone and once you start singing, it creates an avatar and a profile to get you going. I’m guessing that the quality of the microphone on your phone may have an impact on how well this feature works, but for me personally the game worked absolutely fine with it picking up my voice with no problem and never disconnecting.
I don’t think the game is particularly very accurate with its microphones though, as I got 5 stars singing “someone you loved” and I’m pretty sure I don’t sound anywhere damn near as good as the original singer!
There are 30 songs for you to sing along to, which is a decent amount out of the box, with a lot more available as paid DLC. For someone like me who doesn’t listen to pop music, finding songs to like was a bit tricky but that is of course completely subjective and there will be a lot of people who are happy with 80% or more of the songs. As someone who only liked 5 songs in the playlist, I found the game very limited but this isn’t a game for me, it’s for people much more in tune with chart music and those people will have a great time with it.
Ava Max – Sweet but Psycho
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss
Marshmello & Anne-Marie – FRIENDS
Rita Ora – Let You Love Me
Rudimental ft. Jess Glynne, Macklemore & Dan Caplen – These Days
Robin Schulz ft. Erika Sirola – Speechless
Jonas Blue ft. Jack & Jack – Rise
Dean Lewis – Be Alright
Mabel – Don’t Call Me Up
George Ezra – Shotgun
Imagine Dragons – Natural
Lewis Capaldi – Someone You Loved
Lukas Graham – Love Someone
Bruno Mars – That’s What I Like
Selena Gomez x Marshmello – Wolves
Tom Walker – Leave a Light On
Jonas Blue ft. William Singe – Mama
Alice Merton – No Roots
James Arthur – Say You Won’t Let Go
Kungs vs Cookin’ on 3 Burners – This Girl
Sean Paul ft. Dua Lipa – No Lie
Shawn Mendes – Stitches
OneRepublic – Counting Stars
Nelly Furtado – Maneater
Linkin Park – Numb
Robbie Williams – Angels
Spice Girls – Wannabe
Queen – The Show Must Go On
Bon Jovi – You Give Love a Bad Name
Ofenbach ft. Nick Waterhouse – Katchi
There is a total of six game modes in Let’s Sing 2020 which provide various ways to have fun with the 30 songs that you can choose.
To quickly run through them, there are:
Classic – Pick and choose the songs you like and sing them.
Party – Play some game modes in two teams against each other.
World Contest – Play against other wannabe pop stars across the globe.
Feat. – Sing a duet with either a partner or with an AI counterpart.
Mixtape – Sing samples of 5 songs in a mishmash, testing your ability to adapt.
Jukebox – Simply pick your favourite songs and let them play, no singing required!
The variation in game modes is a welcome treat, as it allows people to play the game how they want. Do you just fancy singing while you’re getting ready? Pick Classic. Have the whole family round? Party! Or if you just want to sing romantically with a partner then play feat. It’s a great way of giving you control and stops the game from feeling a bit stale after hearing The Show Must Go On by Queen 50 times.
There’s not much to talk about visually except how the actual gameplay works, which is pretty much the same as every other singing game out there. You have the lyrics of the song displayed across the bottom in karaoke-style, then you have the actual syllables with their notes displayed over the top of the music video on the top of the screen. It’s good that they actually have the music videos to look at though, as I’ve played others that have silly avatars dancing completely out of tune which ruin the experience a little.
The lyrics are clear and it’s easy enough to follow when you’re out of time and pitch. The higher your pitch, the higher your little marker will go and you need to match it to the bars on the screen. Admittedly, sometimes you can say the wrong words and it will still score you, which is a little bit silly, but I’m not entirely sure how they would solve this.
Let’s sing 2020 is a fun party game and one we definitely need in these darkest of times. Stay home and spread some joy, instead of the virus, by singing to your heart’s content with your family. It’s super easy to get into, there’s a variety of ways to play, and there’s a pretty decent mix of songs for the average person who doesn’t listen to weird stuff like me. Subjectively, this isn’t a game for myself but I can also objectively see why it will have massive appeal. Playing solo is only half the fun, get everyone involved and I guarantee you will have a good time.