Last year we praised DJ Hero for its unique nature and dogged it for not being willing to stand up on its own without being propped up by Guitar Hero distractions.  The guys at FreeStyleGames had snagged onto something good, and we did two separate reviews on it and both ended up at 90% despite being written independently.  Unfortunately the game just didn

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The first area that DJ Hero 2 got heavy attention paid was the soundtrack.  The first title had a heavy hip-hop soundtrack, but DJ Hero 2 splits time between hip-hop, dance, pop, electronica, and some old-school R&B.  2Pac, Janet Jackson, Snow (yes, that one), Pussycat Dolls, MSTRKRFT, Chamillionaire, Afrika Bambaataa and The Soul Sonic Force, Lady Gaga, Calvin Harris, deadmau5, Harold Faltermeyer, Major Lazer, 50 Cent, David Guetta, Snoop Dogg, Kaskade, Estelle, Kanye West, Rihanna, The Chemical Brothers, Nelly, and even the Jackson Five are part of this all-star musician list. The tracks are not their B-sides either

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So you wanna be a DJ
Picking from a handful of DJs, you

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The multiplayer modes have gotten a bit of a makeover in DJ Hero 2.  The battle modes are fully playable over Xbox Live, and should extend the challenge of the title for a while.  Star Battle is a straight-up score attack mode pitting players against one another for star totals.  You can use euphoria and freestyle to scratch out those stars, as well as rewind to steal control from your opponent.  In Streak you

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