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Beaterator (PSP)

Beaterator (PSP)
alaScore 92

50 reviews

Oct, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Beaterator (PSP). The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other PlayStation Portable Games (PSP) for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation Portable Games (PSP) the Beaterator (PSP) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Beaterator (PSP) from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other PlayStation Portable Games (PSP) on

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Oct, 2018

Expert review by : Cyril Lachel (



In my line of work I'm expected to play a lot of similar games. I've gone through countless first-person shooters, a pile of role-playing games and so many music games that I've worn out four different fake plastic guitars. But if you had told me that...

Beaterator sets out to create a compelling music creator for the PSP. An application where you lay down beats and map out your own masterpieces. If that's the goal, then it succeeds in every possible way. This is not a game and shouldn't be judged as...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Robert Workman (

Beaterator Sony PSP Review


Various options are available to you in Beaterator. You'll have access to a number of instruments and drum loops. Eight selectable loops can be used per song, ranging in tempo and pitch. Such instruments as a piano/organ, electronic bass, strings and...

Several instruments and samples to play around with, interface is easy to view on-screen, you can export your songs to .wav format

The interface takes a lot of time to get used to, Studio Mode forces you to start working from scratch since you can't erase mistakes, doesn't have any sort of game elements, tutorial doesn't let you practice along with it

A word of warning: if you approach Rockstar's Beaterator for the PSP expecting something along the lines of Guitar Hero or Rock Band Unplugged, you'll be sorely disappointed. This game isn't a game at all. It's a simulator closely supervised and...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Steven Hopper (

Beaterator Review


Rockstar teams up with production mogul Timbaland for this solid music creation suite.

If you're a fan of hip-hop or electronic music and interested in creating your own tracks, then Beaterator is definitely worth a look.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Russ Fischer (

Beaterator (PSP)


You might be tempted to think a title like Beaterator, from game publisher Rockstar and sporting the image of celebrity producer Timbaland, isn't a real piece of music software. And, for reasons that matter to techies (like low sample rates and songs...

This review is based on a retail copy of the "game" provided by the publisher.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Daemon Hatfield (



Rockstar's portable music studio is deep but clumsy.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Joe Newman (



Rockstar's music maker kicks the crap out of Mario Paint, but can it hang with the professionals?

Accessible yet powerful studio tools ; Easy to import and export songs and loops ; Live Play is fun for a while

Long load and save times ; Intimidating at first ; Can't compete with professional software

Of course, we’re nitpickers and tech nerds and the like. Despite these criticisms, we wholeheartedly support Beaterator’s concept and applaud its execution. Furthermore, we’re actually not ashamed to play some of the compositions we’ve made with it. If...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Shaun McInnis (

Beaterator First Look


Rockstar's latest is less game than software, but it looks like a fun opportunity for musicians to create songs on the go.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Aaron Vaughn (



Hey PSP I heard you like music. Hey Sony I heard you like Timbaland.

In any case, whether you choose Live Play or Studio, you'll be hopping into a world of music that doesn't disappoint. Almost all the electronic/drum/synthesized instruments sound great. It's only when the game emulates real world instruments that there...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Ryan Olsen (



Beaterator isn't really a game but a music tool that allows you to create music with your PSP. There are a few modes to interact with music that will get you creating beats with a few taps of your fingers. With the help of the mega producer Timbaland...

There really hasn't be a comprehensive music creation program on the PSP. The DS has the Korg program but that is far from what you might call user friendly. Beaterator remedies this by offering a simple to use interface with plenty of tutorial videos...

Beaterator is intimidating to mess around with, at first. You can watch the tutorial videos time and time again as your try and absorb all the information coming at you at once. Beaterator spoon feeds you the information but it still feels like a lot....

Beaterator, as a tool, is really cool. The flexibility of the program and the functionality to share your creations with others makes this more than any average beat maker. There are lots of layers involved with Beaterator and peeling those layers back...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Ned Jordan (

Beaterator - Review


Considering that it comes from Rockstar, it may come as a surprise to some people that Beaterator is not a game at all. Rather it is a music creation tool designed to create the beat driven looped tracks characteristic of house, hip-hop, and techo...

Beaterator is a surprisingly powerful music creation tool for mixmasters on the move.