Rock Band (Game Only)

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

Rock Band is the next-gen music game that lets you live out your rock-and-roll fantasy. Embark on a solo career as a guitarist, bassist, drummer or singer, and rock out to some of the biggest rock anthems of all time.

Specifications

Manufacturer Electronic Arts
Mfg Part# 15897
SKU 207897699
UPC 014633158977
UPC 14 00014633158977
Format Wii
Reviews
ReviewSource IGN.com
Review Metallica, The Ramones, The Rolling Stones -- these are some of the legendary bands in rock. And now, thanks to Harmonix's Rock Band, you and your friends can join the legendary pantheon of rock gods. The latest game from Harmonix ups the ante on other music titles by combining guitars, drums, and singing into one awesome package. You and your friends will rock out with some of the greatest bands in history. And Fall Out Boy. While Rock Band doesn't offer the insanely intense (and perhaps impossible) challenge of Guitar Hero III, it's a game that everyone will have fun playing. This may just be among the best party games ever released...Rock Band has one major difference from other music games: it's not about one person's experience. This is a group effort and the gameplay is geared towards teamwork. While the four members of your band must all be concerned with their own performances, you must work together to earn epic scores in Rock Band. Each instrument comes with its own Overdrive (AKA Star Power) system. Individually, they kick in a x2 multiplier for the player who enters Overdrive. But you can stack other member's Overdrives to creative massive multipliers for the entire group. Get all four members in Overdrive at the same time for a bonus x8. To do this, though, requires communication with your other team members...Rock Band is a great game. The presentation elements are top-notch and take music games to a new level; consider the bar raised. Though there are three separate solo careers, Rock Band is best experienced with a group of friends. The only major concerns are with the hardware. The guitar is inferior to other versions on the market and it seems likely that before Rock Band II arrives, many will have broken their drum kits (how long can you beat that thing before it dies?). Still, this is an excellent game overall. Anyone who invests the extra money to purchase some of the stellar downloadable content is certain to be playing Rock Band well into next year. Heck, you can tell by the mammoth size of this review just how much there is to say about Rock Band. Without question, Rock Band is one of the must-have games of the year.
Reviewer
ReviewRating 10
ReviewSource WorthPlaying.com
Review Harmonix's Rock Band for PlayStation 3, with the addition of drums and score-accumulating, star-rated vocals to lead and bass guitar, is the natural progression of the popular, critical-darling Guitar Hero (GH) franchise the studio created. At present, with separate instruments not yet available, the game is best acquired in a bundle that, though hardly inexpensive, is overall a good value. The bundle includes the Rock Band game; a drum controller that looks, and more or less behaves, like a MIDI drum-pad kit; a guitar controller modeled after perhaps the most recognizable name in electric guitars, the Fender Stratocaster; and a high-quality Logitech-manufactured USB microphone...Any instrument, including vocals, can be completed in a solo career mode in Rock Band. The advancing difficulty of set-lists is consistent from one musical role to another, although the songs in the set-lists vary; on the real-world take, this makes good sense, as some songs are more difficult to sing than drum, more complicated on lead guitar than drums, etc. Yeah, sure, rarely are the bass sections of a band's oeuvre more difficult than the lead guitar parts -- yes, Thompson Twins, I'm looking at you. But then there's Geddy Lee. Although considered his band's frontman, he's not the principal lyricist -- as noted in one of Rock Band's brief loading screens -- but his signature bass style is perhaps most responsible for that particular Rush sound almost any popular music fan can identify in a mere few opening bars...My single viable complaint with Rock Band lies in "Band World Tour" mode; if you fail a song again and again, losing thousands of fans at every failure, yet you refuse to give in and abandon the gig, choosing instead to persevere, you can work yourself down to dead-zero fans. That's fine. But there's a point at which if you've previously done well enough on others songs and sets on high enough difficulty settings, it's very difficult to gain back more than 10 or 14 fans at a go. Essentially, the game punishes you for not giving up. You're better off starting from scratch with a new band. It's a relatively minor quibble, but as a potential passion and motivator of budding real-world musicians, Rock Band should be more tolerant of those players who refuse to give in to the tough songs even on the higher difficulty settings. Otherwise, it's only rock 'n' roll, but I like it.
Reviewer Sanford May
ReviewRating 9
Features
Includes 5 Bonus Tracks! The massive song list grows even larger, with 5 additional songs for the Wii.
Rock Out Your Way! Players can beat on drums, sing along, groove as a bassist and shred riffs as guitarists (using a licensed replica of the legendary Fender Stratocaster) -- either in single player career mode leading a band, in multiplayer as part of the band, or against each other.
Unrivaled Song Library! Major record labels and leading music publishers have signed on to provide unrivaled access to master recordings and legendary rock artists -- from punk, metal and alternative to classic and southern rock of the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s and 2000s, such as: Nirvana's "In Bloom", Metallica's "Enter Sandman", Queens of the Stone Age's "Go With the Flow", Foo Figthers' "Learn to Fly", The Hives' "Main Offender", Mountain's "Mississippi Queen", Black Sabbath's "Paranoid", The Strokes' "Reptilia", The Ramones' "Rockaway Beach", Weezer's "Say it Ain't So", David Bowie's "Suffragette City", Rush's "Tom Sawyer", Stone Temple Pilots' "Vasoline", Bon Jovi's "Wanted Dead or Alive", The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again" -- and more!
Features
Product Type Software
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Software Main Type Game
Brand Name EA
Features Rock Band continues to fly off shelves and satisfy music fans and gamers' voracious appetite for rock.Rock Band allows online play and features that expand the boundaries of music gaming.
Manufacturer Electronic Arts, Inc
Product Name Rock Band
Software Name Rock Band
Software Sub Type Entertainment
Manufacturer Part Number 15897
Platform Supported Wii
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 15897
Manufacturer Website Address www.ea.com
Manufacturer Electronic Arts, Inc
Product Name Rock Band
Brand Name EA
Additional Information Players: Up to 4 Online Rating Descriptor: Lyrics Mild Suggestive Themes
Platform Support Wii
Features Rock Band continues to fly off shelves and satisfy music fans and gamers' voracious appetite for rock. Rock Band allows online play and features that expand the boundaries of music gaming.
Software Name Rock Band
Software Sub Type Entertainment
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Product Attributes
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Game Genre Simulation
Quotes
GamePro.com ...you will have fun with Rock Band. We guarantee it.
Sal Accardo, GameSpy.com It's an experience like no other in videogames...
Dan Amrich, GamesRadar.com ...one of the most rewarding co-op events you could ask for.

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
Revolution Video Games $2.99 + $3.99 shipping
Condition: Used-Good
In Stock
GREAT GAME!! TESTED AND PLAYS GREAT!!! INCLUDES CASE, REPRINTED COVER, AND DISC. NO MANUAL. LIGHT WEAR ON DISC.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
PNP Games $12.95 + $4.95 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
Fast shipping. Free tracking/insurance in USA. Items weighing under 13 oz ship USPS first class mail, heavier items ship USPS Parcel Select.
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
loading
$12.95 + $4.95 shipping
$19.99 You save $7.04 (35%)
Earn 13 ($0.13) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: Wii
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  PNP Games
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; Rakuten.com meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™
ADVERTISEMENT
Promotions & Offers (1)
  •  custom promo
    7% Back on Tech with Promo Code REWARDME at Checkout - Ends 9/7/15 *See page for details
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT