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Average Player Score Based on 249 ratings
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Score Breakdown Based on 249 ratings
  1. 10 (37)
  2. 9 (74)
  3. 8 (85)
  4. 7 (33)
  5. 6 (7)
  6. 5 (4)
  7. 4 (1)
  8. 3 (0)
  9. 2 (2)
  10. 1 (6)

Most Helpful Positive Player Reviews

  • User Rating:8.3

    A 3 out of 5 on my scale.

    Taiko: Drum Master is originally an arcade game by Namco Hometek Inc. that was only released in Japan. The game has various songs by Queen, Jet, Destinie's Child, and others as well, including classical music like the Ca... Read Full Review

    1 of 1 users found the following review helpful

What Gamespot Users have to say about Taiko Drum Master

  • User Rating:8.5

    i love this game!

    this game is a true gem for the ps2, specially if you can get a hold on the Taiko drum peripheral, it,s very responsive, but also quite loud, i annoyed thehell of my. girlfriend b eating on the rytm of the music. the co... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.7

    This game is very well designed and a very good amount of song choices.

    The ways this game is very good is the song choices, this game has some of the best song choices (between this game and donkey konga). You have bands like, Good Charlotte, The Goo Goo Dolls, and many more (but it's not t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7.9

    Great music = great game.

    Simply put, the music in taiko Drum master is just plain good. Expecting to hear a bunch of Japanese pop, I was surprised when I heard an oldie-but-goodie by the jackson 5. "A-B-C, it's as easy as 1-2-3-" for my first ... Read Full Review

    2 of 3 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    i think its a fun game and a must have game!

    its a very fun game with popular songs and songs that they made up. it so much fun and you must by it. its like donky konga but different. if you like donky konga you will like this game! i play it so much and cant stop!... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4

    Great game, but more fun with the gamepad than the drum.

    Initially I tried playing this game with the drum and found it frustrating. It overwhelms the sound of the music coming from the game. It roves around the floor while I whomp on it. The rims, which are supposed to del... Read Full Review

    0 of 1 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.4

    Taiko loses alot from it's Japanese to English version.

    The orginal Japanese game was much better , more songs and more options. Games sometimes lose stuff when they come to America. Sure it's America but some of the songs are just odd. This game is also like the The Donkey K... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:6.5

    Mediocre but still amusing game. Nice little party game.

    This game is somewhat fun when you first start playing. It's easy to learn, though not as easy to master. There are definite drawbacks to the default drum that is included with the game. It is not very sensitive and requ... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:7

    Pure rhythm among the family of rhythm games.

    Taiko Drum Master is one of the many peripheral laden games that requires something more than the dual shock to play as intended. A huge taiko drum comes with the game, along with two smooth plastic sticks to pound on it... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:10

    Great game, fun for parties or single player.

    Though I am reviewing the US version of Taiko no Tatsujin, it still has some merits... the gameplay remains untouched and managed to get some good music. Unfortunately some songs like Toxic by Britney Spears and Tubthum... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
  • User Rating:8.8

    the best music to game game out !

    taiko drum master is a very fun and funny game. the animations of the game will make you wonder what thoose silly japs think. the game is very fun. beats pop up on the screen and u have to play the drum to the beat t... Read Full Review

    0 of 0 users found the following review helpful
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