DJ Hero 2

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DJ Hero 2
Developer(s) FreeStyleGames
Publisher(s) Activision
Series DJ Hero
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) NA October 19, 2010
EU October 22, 2010
AUS October 19, 2010
Genre(s) Music, Rhythm, DJing
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (3), Online (4)
Input methods Turntable Controller, USB Microphone, Wii Remote
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DJ Hero 2 is a rhythm video game and a sequel to DJ Hero, a spinoff of the Guitar Hero series. DJ Hero 2 uses a special turntable-controller, the same as introduced in DJ Hero, to simulate turntablism, the act of creating a new musical work from one or more previously-recorded songs using record players and sound effect generators. The game is developed by FreeStyleGames and is published by Activision, and was released worldwide in October 2010.

Similar to DJ Hero, players in DJ Hero 2 follow specific actions on the turntable controller in time to marked scrolling indicators on the game's screen, earning points for correctly performing actions in time. The game includes a new freestyle mode, giving the player the chance to freely crossfade between tracks, scratch a section of a mix, or add sample effects during marked sections. The game features 83 mixes on disc comprising over 100 different songs, with further mixes available as downloadable content. Most mixes have been assembled by FreeStyleGames, but other professional DJs, including David Guetta, deadmau5, DJ Qbert, Tiësto and RZA, have provided both their mixing skills and character avatar for the game. Players can challenge these mixes at any time in a Quickplay mode, progress through them in the single-player Empire mode, or play cooperatively or competitively with a second user in offline and online game modes. A third player can also participate through singing the mix' vocals.

Emulation Information

Turntable Support

The DJ Hero series uses a turntable peripheral. Using a real Wii Remote and real turntable works without any special configuration. Dolphin does have a emulated turntable peripheral within the emulated Wii Remote configuration menu. It must be selected and configured for the game to be playable.


There are no reported problems with this title.


This title does not need non-default settings to run properly.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with DJ Hero 2 since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21148 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
r7635 Windows 7 Intel Core i7-930 ATI Radeon HD 5770 Intro is OK, playing a song is way to slow to for gaming. Rikels
r7712 Windows 7 Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 ATI Radeon HD 3450 Videos are OK, but the game is too slow to play. dAr2q
3.0-601 Windows 7 Intel Core i7-3820 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560ti Dj Hero 2 on Dolphin 3.0 601 mtdgamer
5.0-rc-34 Windows 10 Intel Core i7-3770k NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Intros are OK, playing a song sometimes lags a bit but is playable. ipodtouchdude
4.0-9215 Windows 10 Intel Core i5-3570K NVIDIA GeForce GTX 760 Runs perfectly. JMC4789

Gameplay Videos