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Rock Band 2

Rock Band 2
alaScore 92

94 reviews

Oct, 2017

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Expert review by: Cathlin "Catastrophe" Sentz (ztgamedomain.com)

Rock Band

 

If Guitar Hero made you feel like a rock star wait until you play the latest musical love fest from Harmonix: Rock Band. From the legendary Ramones and Rolling Stones...

Tons of Downloadable Content ; Great Multiplayer

Repetition on Band World Tour ; Hardware Issues

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: Daniel Hirshleifer (videogametalk.com)

Rock Band 3

 

Ever since their inception, developer Harmonix has strived to bring music to the masses, especially those who don't really play music. In fact, as big of a hit as the Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises have become, most of the detractors are actual...

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Oct, 2010

Expert review by: ccgr (ccgr.org)

Rock Band 2 (PS3)

 

Rock Band 2 is the sequel to Harmonix's Rock Band, the game that popularized virtual bands for the Western audience. The game play has been improved, but there are some new features as well as many great new songs, while it still has that same solid...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Nick DiMola (nintendoworldreport.com)

Rock Band 2

 

After a rocky start with Rock Band 1, Harmonix has returned to the scene with the definitive band simulation game for Wii.

Excellent Equipment ; Online play is well done ; Varied track list ; (Streaming) DLC ; Drum Trainer Mode

Replaying songs in the tour mode becomes tedious

But ... but ... TOOL

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Sterling McGarvey (gamespy.com)

Rock Band 2

 

Harmonix's sequel isn't just a case of "better late than never," it's a case of just plain better.

A sequel that gives Wii owners a nearly identical experience to that on more powerful platforms

Rock Band Music Store not up at review time; platform-specific calibration issues

Jan, 2009

Expert review by: Alan Pettit (GT: The Pants Party) (xbox360achievements.org)

Rock Band 2

 

Rock Band 2 is obviously the followup to the highly popular, successful and innovative Rock Band released less than one year ago. There have been musical games in the past that allowed you to act (some might say "feel," but I don't think that term is...

Don't let the fact that we gave this a lower score than the original fool you; this game is a huge improvement upon itself. The Band World Tour online makes it a completely new game and a much more replayable game at that. The vocal follies are a bit...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Chad Grischow (planetxbox360.com)

Rock Band 2 - Review

 

In just under a year, Rock Band successfully changed the face of music-based games for good and is already unleashing its second installment. The first was possibly the perfect party game, but had some definite room for improvement as a single-player...

The mode still works generally the same, and actually replaces the individual vocalist, guitarist, and drummer career modes of the first game. Single players looking for specific instrument challenges will find them in the aptly named 'challenge mode'...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: Daniel Hirshleifer (videogametalk.com)

Rock Band 2

 

The Game: Harmonix has proven time and time again that they are the leaders in the simulated music game genre. While there had been rhythm games prior, Guitar Hero created the current paradigm that has defined the marketplace. And their first title...

Conclusion: While it doesn't feel as revolutionary as the jump from Guitar Hero II to Rock Band, Rock Band 2 makes a lot of moves in the right direction, improving on the instruments and allowing you to import almost all the songs from the first game,...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Brian Arnold (dignews.com)

Rock Band 2

 

Unless you've somehow been living under a rock, you're probably aware of the phenomenon of Rock Band. Heck, you've probably played it. The creators, Harmonix, were the ones to originally bring us Guitar Hero. With Rock Band, they took it to an...

Tons of incremental upgrades ; Online Tour modes ; Carryover content/DLC from first Rock Band

Minorly bugged at no Solo Tour ; Setlist is perhaps a bit too varied ; Some could argue that many of these changes should have been a patch, not a new game. They'd be wrong, but that's okay

Buy Rock Band 2. Seriously. Are you still here? GO! It's the best rhythm game on the market today, in my humble opinion.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Jereme Puik (gameplasma.com)

Rock Band 2 Review

 
Sep, 2008

Product Specifications

Rock Band was the first music game to introduce multiple instruments and co-operative gameplay. Rock Band 2 will take the experience to new levels, allowing greater connectivity and more ways for players to get immersed in rock life. And of course, Rock Band's unequaled library of downloadable songs will only grow in weeks to come. From heavy metal to classic rock to essential punk, Rock Band 2 will offer a generation of rockers a new way to experience the music they love.

Game

Elements:Miscellaneous - rhythm music
ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)
Online Play: Yes

Header

Compatibility:Game console
Manufacturer:Electronic Arts
Model:2
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Rock Band

Miscellaneous

Package Type:Retail

Software

Category:Games
Game Console Compatibility:Microsoft Xbox 360
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - miscellaneous / entertainment / educational