Conclusion: Without a doubt, Rock Band 2 is setting a gold standard for music games to date. The few minor nuisances are just that, small reminders that nobody and nothing is perfect, and that someday a patch will come out to fix these errors. The experience of Rock Band 2, however, cannot be denied, and is easily a contender for Game of the Year.
Conclusion: Overall - 10/10 The best game of this overcrowded genre. Bar none. Guitar Hero World Tour was below average compared to this game, and Guitar Hero 5 highlights that they are just playing catchup. The game is enormous fun and with the constand inflow of new material, it will take a long time before this game gets boring.
Excerpt: Deja vu is really odd. You feel like you have seen or done something before, but then you slowly realise that you actually haven’t. Rock Band 2 instills this same feeling. At first glance, it looks more like a rather expensive add-on instead of a full blown sequel. Aesthetically, this may be the case, but developer Harmonix ironed out the kinks from the first installment and delivers what is perhaps the most competent music-based title to date.