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GF Rating
7.9

429 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Possibly The Best Music Game I've Ever Played

posted by Spider (KANSAS CITY, MO) Mar 1, 2009

Member since May 2006

4 out of 4 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This is awesome. While Guitar Hero seems to be getting too cartoonish and stupid, Rock Band 2 keeps it real. I will compare this to the original Rock Band.

Before I get on to the review, I will explain the series. It's all about rocking modern songs like El Scorcho by Weezer and old classics like T.N.T. by AC/DC. This requires one of the special controllers ( drums, guitar, mic ) to play, you hit a series of colored notes as they pass you by.

Rock Band 2 is great. Maybe the greatest setlist of any music game, including old songs like Let There Be Rock by AC/DC and Hello There by Cheap Trick, and more modern tracks like Shackler's Revenge by Guns N' Roses and Everlong by the Foo Fighters. This setlist really won me over. While sometimes music games confuse bass and guitar parts, this game does very little of that. The graphics are exactly like Rock Band, though. I recommend this to everyone. Yes, really. EVERYONE. I give it 9 out of 10.

Rock Band is, basically, Guitar Hero with a mic and drums. The disappointment of Rock Band is that there's no customization, I forgot to mention that on the review above. Each song has it's venue and band, AND the characters during the song do the EXACT SAME THING EVERY TIME YOU PLAY! Stinks, huh? The graphics in this aren't as cartoonish as Guitar Hero 3, but Guitar Hero 2 has graphics about as good as this. But, the song list, though, is great, even though it has a few like Sabotage by the Beastie Boys, it still has great songs, like Detroit Rock City by Kiss, Blitzkrieg Bop by the Ramones, and In Bloom by Nirvana ( I just wish it was All Apologies instead ). I recommend this to any fan of the Guitar Hero series. So, this game gets 9 out of 10.

Even though I gave both of these games the same rating, I do recommend Rock Band 2 over the original Rock Band.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Rock Band 2

posted by noscratch (BISMARCK, AR) Sep 29, 2010

Member since Sep 2010

i got this game and finally hoped i would have some fun, well i didn't because the game was scratched worse than I've ever seen, if i was anyone else i wouldn't rent it. BEWARE!!

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Rock Band 2

posted by Bobby70 (TOLEDO, OH) Oct 8, 2009

Member since Oct 2009

My kids love this game we have it over a week and they are stilling it every night. I told them I could send it back and get a different game but they keep begging to keep it longer.

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