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The Beatles: Rock Band (Wii)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 92 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the gameplay and design are on the whole positive. The graphics and usability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the action.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the The Beatles: Rock Band (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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The Beatles: Rock Band

 

Rock Band developer Harmonix once stated that, unlike their former partners at Guitar Hero publisher Activision, they would not be pursuing band specific games. This put the focus solely on the Rock Band Music Store, where week after week of...

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The Beatles: Rock Band (Xbox 360) Review

 

The Fab 4 come to the console front packing a huge assortment of true remasters for the first time in decades. Bringing a few twists to the game, players get to experience Rock Band and The Beatles in a new light.

When the Fab Four hit America, they set off a storm in the music industry, filling the airwaves with a new sound and Beatlemania from coast-to-coast. Generations later, gamers get a chance to relive not only the catalog of The Beatles but many of their...

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Review: The Beatles: Rock Band (PS3)

 

If you're not familiar with Harmonix's work on the Guitar Hero franchise and its various branchings, here's a quick primer. Harmonix had a runaway hit with their Guitar Hero rhythm game which featured a special guitar controller, and it made Activision...

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The Beatles: Rock Band

 

All you need is love (of the Beatles)

Background animations and videos are great ; A suitably reverential tribute ; Doesn't mess with the classic mixes

Menus look a bit spartan ; Some of the song choices are a bit dodgy ; Occasional dead spots for vocalists

It would be interesting to find out how many people actually use the game to its full potential on a regular basis. Not many, we’ll wager. But the extras aren't essential, and the game is Rock Band regardless of whether you have the skill, inclination,...

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The Beatles: Rock Band

 

The best of both worlds combined into one fabulous package.

Perfectly blends art style with music ; Vocal Harmonies ; Six players can play at once ; The Beatles have a huge amount of great songs

Framerate issues with large numbers of players ; Lots of classic Beatles songs aren't on the default track list

That was the biggest draw for me actually. It seems like a waste to me... Guess I'll be right to hold off on getting this.

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The Beatles: Rock Band

 

It's Like?

The bottom line here is that this is still The freakin' Beatles in a triumphant rhythm game d?but. The music is fantastic, the presentation is out of this world (sometimes literally), and all done with the utmost respect and care. As you play the songs...

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The Beatles: Rock Band

 

Yes, Harmonix promised to do "something different" with The Beatles: Rock Band. And yes, it's still readily recognizable as a Rock Band game. But honestly, people, what did you expect? An open-world sandbox where you design shirts to help make ends...

In terms of actual gameplay, Beatles: Rock Band does nothing revolutionary. Where the revolution occurs, instead, is in the game's presentation, which brings new life -- and a new type of life -- to the static genre.

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The Beatles: Rock Band

 

A much-hyped game offers a virtual reunion of the world's most beloved band.

But this is a family game, and one notable bit of subversion is plenty. The Beatles: Rock Band lets the Fab Four reclaim their role as the pre-eminent purveyors of pop psychedelia. It’s been decades since The Beatles first touched a tab to the world’s...

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The Beatles: Rock Band

 

Stellar presentation and vocal harmonies help make The Beatles: Rock Band something special in the world of music games.

Beautifully intertwines music with art design ; Vocal harmonies add an exciting dimension to gameplay ; Playing an instrument and singing at the same time is incredibly fun ; Engenders great sense of band unity ; Lots of great Beatles songs

Lots of great Beatles songs aren't included ; No drum fills or end-of-song jam sessions

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The Beatles: Rock Band Review

 

Beatlemania rises again as The Fab Four convince us to pick up the platic guitars...

Undeniably about as brilliant as a band specific music title can get, The Beatles Rock Band easily outstretches the confines of just being a music game into something that guarantees great times for all - provided of course you're not one of the...

Product Specifications

The world's leading music game meets the greatest band in history! The Beatles: Rock Band gives fans what they've been waiting for: a chance to experience the Beatles' legendary story from the inside. You won't just watch and listen as the Beatles make rock history, create landmark records and conquer the world - for the first time, you'll be part of the band. Join John, Paul, George and Ringo onstage at legendary shows, behind closed doors in the recording studio, and in dreamscapes that bring their psychedelic imagery to life. The acclaimed Rock Band elements of interactive play and full-band capacity are here, but with additions. This will be the first music game to offer harmonies, challenging you to recreate The Beatles' vocal blend. There are custom-built models of the instruments the band itself played; audio straight from the masters; and graphics that take you on a magical tour through the key moments in Beatle history.

Game

Context:Realistic
Elements:Miscellaneous - rhythm music
ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)

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

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Package Type:Retail

Software

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