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Rock Band 2

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Overall 10
9.5

Rock Band 2 Review

PlayStation Universe
8 April 2009
  • Summary: Rock Band 2 isn't a "true" sequel, but it's the best encore we've ever experienced. Warn your neighbors -- this may be their last proper night of sleep for months.
  • Pros: The massive, meticulously crafted setlist, The Battle of the Bands mode, The refined guitar and drum peripherals
  • Cons: Laggy drum fills and pitch recognition on some setups
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Overall 10
9.5

Rock Band 2 Review

PlayStation Universe
8 April 2009
  • Summary: Rock Band 2 isn't a "true" sequel, but it's the best encore we've ever experienced. Warn your neighbors -- this may be their last proper night of sleep for months.
  • Pros: The massive, meticulously crafted setlist, The Battle of the Bands mode, The refined guitar and drum peripherals
  • Cons: Laggy drum fills and pitch recognition on some setups
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10
Gameplay 10
10
Graphics 10
10
Sound 10
10
Addiction 10
10

Get Your Band Back Together

GIN
29 October 2008
  • Excerpt: Last year Rock Band was an instant hit. Taking all the best aspects of past music based games (Guitar Hero, Karaoke Revolution, etc.) and combining them into one package was a recipe for success. But while there were a lot of things done right, there was one critical factor that was missing: the ability to play the main game mode, Band World Tour, online, requiring bands to get together in one location, something that could prove difficult for those who enjoy playing...
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Overall 10
9.5

Can't Stop the Rock

TotalPlayStation.com
29 October 2008
  • Conclusion: With so few core changes and just enough improvements to keep the game from feeling like an add-on to last year's effort, I'm not quite ready to call it a universally better experience, but it's certainly just as good, and that's saying something.
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 7
7.0
Sound 9
9.0

Expert Review

Kikizo
7 October 2008
  • Conclusion: THE VERDICT: A significant enough step up from the original to warrant your renewed attention this year. The only question that remains is whether it can stand up to the promising Guitar Hero World Tour.
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Overall 9
9.2
Value for money 10
10
Gameplay 8
8.0
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
9.0
Funfactor 10
9.5

Rock Band 2

ME Gamers
24 September 2008
  • Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is The first Rock Band was revolutionary in one way or another. Having four friends rocking it out as one band in a video game was a farfetched dream before the release of the game. With the peripherals on hand, you were blessed with basically four games in one. The game play itself was not a major attraction; after all it was very similar to Guitar Hero, simply hit the notes rolling your way.
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 9
9.0
Control 9
9.0
Replay value 10
10

Rock Band 2

Project COE
14 September 2008
  • Conclusion: Rock Band 2 is a great way for MTV and Harmonix to improve upon one of last year's most successful music-rhythm games, despite Legends of Rock reigning supreme. While the package isn't as impactful as 2007's was, I've thoroughly enjoyed everything RB2 has to offer, and then some. The Music Store receives regular updates, the instruments are dependable, and the co-op aspect is of the most immersive ever conceived. RB was the catalyst, and RB2 continues holding the torch.
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 8
7.5
Sound 9
9.0
Control 9
9.0
Replay value 10
10

Rock Band 2

Project COE
14 September 2008
  • Conclusion: Rock Band 2 is a great way for MTV and Harmonix to improve upon one of last year's most successful music-rhythm games, despite Legends of Rock reigning supreme. While the package isn't as impactful as 2007's was, I've thoroughly enjoyed everything RB2 has to offer, and then some. The Music Store receives regular updates, the instruments are dependable, and the co-op aspect is of the most immersive ever conceived. RB was the catalyst, and RB2 continues holding the torch.
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Overall 9
9.0

Rock Band 2 PS3, Xbox 360 Review

DarkZero
10 April 2009
  • Excerpt: Revolution does not come cheap. $200 million and 20 months work saw Harmonix and Electronic Arts release Rock Band, the game EA will hope does for downloadable content what the iPod did for MP3 players. Historically, music games such as Guitar Hero were limited to one instrument and a maximum of two players, whereas Rock Band allows up to three friends to play music across a range of instruments at the same time.
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Overall 10
9.6

Rock Band 2

GameFocus
19 October 2008
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