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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
9.2
Gameplay 10
9.5
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 9
9.0
Multiplayer 9
9.0
Control 9
9.0
Addiction 10
10

Expert Review

PSX Extreme
28 October 2008
  • Excerpt: There's no doubt about it that last year it was Rock Band that was easily the best music game, boasting not just a guitar but also a microphone, and more importantly, a drum set! I've spent copious amounts of time with the game, most of it spent behind that drum set too. So as soon as I heard word from MTV and Harmonix that the second one was on the way, I couldn't have been happier.
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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
9.2
Design 9
9.2
Gameplay 9
9.2

Rock Band 2

GameTrailers
18 September 2008
  • Excerpt: Last year Rock Band turned the music industry—and music video game industry—upside down. It became such a powerful delivery tool for music that artists began releasing their new singles inside the game before making them available to the public. It also made the music genre a group activity, and the text book definition of a party game. With these lofty standards to live up to, Rock Band 2 takes the stage, but is this encore worth applauding?
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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.
  • Read full review
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