- Platform: Xbox 360
- Media: Video Game
Rocksmith - includes Real Tone Cable (Xbox 360)
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Platform: Xbox 360
Introducing the next stage in the evolution of the guitar game. Rocksmith is the first and only game where you can plug ANY real guitar into your console and actually LEARN while you PLAY.
Nothing plastic. Nothing fake. Just the most authentic guitar experience in music gaming. By plugging your electric guitar into your console, you’ll develop real skills and real styles while playing real music.
Featuring gameplay that automatically adjusts to your personal ability, and innovative game design that makes playing music visually intuitive, Rocksmith will engage experienced musicians as well as those who have never picked up a guitar before in their life.
You’ll unlock mini games to hone specific skills. You’ll be able to choose from a large catalogue of songs in different styles. And you’ll experience it all with an actual guitar. Nothing compares to playing a real guitar. Except playing Rocksmith.
The game will include the brand new Bass mode, offering players the opportunity to play bass guitar on all supported on-disc and downloadable songs.
Not only can players play the bass parts of songs, but bassists of all experience levels can also improve their skills with dedicated bass technique challenges and tutorial videos. Players can even use any 6-string guitar to emulate a 4-string bass. Tracking their learning has never been easier as bass progression is tracked separately from guitar progression.
Last but not least, all songs can be played in multiplayer with one person playing the bass part and the other the guitar part.
- When we say any guitar we mean any guitar: Whether it’s the guitar sitting in your attic that you have forgotten about up till now, or the guitar you are yet to buy, Rocksmith lets you plug any guitar into your console or computer. Electric guitar or electro-acoustic, as long as your guitar has a jack, you can play. And get plugged in right away as Rocksmith comes with a unique quarter-inch jack to USB cable!
- Get Plugged In: Rocksmith will include a unique quarter-inch to USB cable that is the first of its kind, and will allow users to plug any real guitar with a quarter-inch jack directly into their Xbox 360®, PlayStation 3®, or PC. Developed exclusively for Rocksmith, this guitar cable is 11.25' and turns the guitar’s signal from analog to digital, allowing it to be recognised and played through video game consoles for the first time.
- Real time adjustment levels: from beginner to rock god!: You love a challenge, but hate being overwhelmed. Rocksmith understands this, and knows exactly how far to push to keep you entertained. With addictive gameplay that adapts continuously to your personal skill level, you will automatically progress from single notes to complex chords at your own pace. Eventually you’ll be playing 100% of the actual guitar parts from the songs and the game will challenge you to step away from the notes on screen and play songs from memory. Imagine that. A video game that will get you stage-ready.
- Bursting with Hits: One of the most satisfying moments for any guitar player is hearing yourself play your favourite song for the first time. Rocksmith has amassed an amazing library of songs from different music genres allowing players to experience those moments first hand. Whether you like classic rock bands such as The Rolling Stones, The Cure, Lynrd Skynrd or if you’re more into current chart-toppers such as The Strokes, Muse, Radiohead and The XX, we have you covered. And with our growing tracklist from metal to indie rock available for download, you will always find a song that suits your mood.
- There’s always a way to develop your guitar skills and overcome your difficulties: Having troubles with the solo of your favourite song? The riff-repeater option is your saviour. It will isolate the song part of your choice, and let you repeat it over and over … until you eventually ace it! Want to improve your finger dexterity? Learn chords? Improve scales? For all of these and more, there’s a specific mini-game that will help you get it in Guitarcade. Rocksmith will turn your guitar into a controller, for instance, while shooting ducks in the Ducks mini-game you’ll actually be learning how to shift from fret to fret without even realising!
- Turn your TV or computer into an amplifier: No need for an amplifier anymore, with Rocksmith your TV or your computer IS your amplifier and will let you try and play with loads of in-game pedals, amplifiers and cabinets. String pedals together with nearly infinite combinations and tweak your sound until you’re satisfied. Whether it’s a crunchy distortion, a vintage tremolo or a psychedelic reverb, we have it covered to make sure you can achieve the sound you’re looking for.
- Play in multiplayer: Plug in a second guitar to go head-to-head with friends to see who can earn the highest score, or have fun playing cooperatively as lead and rhythm guitars. Also, all songs can be played in multiplayer with one person playing the bass part and the other the guitar part.
- Brand new Bass mode: The game will include the brand new Bass mode, offering players the opportunity to play bass guitar on all supported on-disc and downloadable songs. Not only can players play the bass parts of songs, but bassists of all experience levels can also improve their skills with dedicated bass technique challenges and tutorial videos. Players can even use any 6-string guitar to emulate a 4-string bass. Tracking their learning has never been easier as bass progression is tracked separately from guitar progression.
- Best Coast - When I'm with You
- Blur - Song 2
- Cream - Sunshine of Your Love
- Dan Auerbach - Want Some More
- David Bowie - Rebel Rebel
- Eric Clapton - Run Back to Your Side
- Franz Ferdinand - Take Me Out
- Incubus - I Miss You
- Interpol - Slow Hands
- Jarvis Cocker - Angela
- Jenny O.Well - Ok Honey
- Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
- Lenny Kravitz - Are You Gonna Go My Way
- Little Barrie - Surf Hell
- Lynyrd Skynyrd - Sweet Home Alabama
- Muse - Plug In Baby
- Muse - Unnatural Selection
- Nirvana - Breed
- Nirvana - In Bloom
- Pixies - Where Is My Mind?
- Queens of the Stone Age - Go with the Flow
- Radiohead - High and Dry
- Rapscallions - California Brain
- Red Fang - Number Thirteen
- Sigur Ros - Gobbledigook
- Silversun Pickups - Panic Switch
- Soundgarden - Outshined
- Spoon - Me and the Bean
- Stone Temple Pilots - Vasoline
- Stone Temple Pilots - Between the Lines
- Taddy Porter - Mean Bitch
- The Animals - House of the Rising Sun
- The Black Keys - I Got Mine
- The Black Keys - Next Girl
- The Boxer Rebellion - Step Out of the Car
- The Cribs - We Share the Same Skies
- The Cure - Boys Don't Cry
- The Dead Weather - I Can't Hear You
- The Horrors - Do You Remember
- The Rolling Stones - (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
- The Rolling Stones - Play with Fire
- The Rolling Stones - The Spider and the Fly
- The Strokes - Under Cover of Darkness
- The White Stripes - Icky Thump
- Titus Andronicus - A More Perfect Union
- Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers - Good Enough
- Velvet Revolver - Slither
- White Denim - Burnished
- Yellow Moon Band - Chimney
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Top Customer Reviews
-Excellent gameplay; the game keeps me wanting to come back and play some more.
-No audio lag through my turtle beach X11's.
-Good selection of songs
-Relatively well priced considering the cost of the cable on its own.
-The game encourages me to play the guitar which at the very least is building finger/wrist/back and shoulder stregth which will help me when I play normally.
-The mini games are fun to play
-This game is making more people play guitar which can only be a good thing.
-The game is able to accurately tune the guitar including drop tunings.
-The achievements make you want to obtain something.
-I have actually learnt parts of songs which I can play when plugged into an actual amp.
-When you first play the game you have to go through loads of beginner video's and sections which as a relatively experienced guitarist I didn't need to go through, this meant that for about 15 minutes I couldn't go and play songs which annoyed me, there should have been a skip option.
-The choice of songs doesn't cover a wide variety of genre;s which is a shame as I enjoy playing heavier songs (Metal or hard rock).Read more ›
I am in my 40's and have until this game never properly played guitar, I had always owned one and had the best intentions to learn to play but never found the time and when I did try lost motivation to play by myself pretty quickly. Rocksmith gave me the motivation I needed to get my teeth into something I had always felt I should be good at.
Ill get the negatives out of the way, as a game its not perfect by any means. Its not Guitar Hero or Rockband, superficially it might look like them but in gaming terms there is not a great deal here to speak of. It does have a career mode of sorts, it gives a you a set of songs to play (you can change them if you dont like the songs) you have to "qualify" each song, that is play it to a certain standard and once you have done this you get to perform the event. Any kind of progress in the game gives you points and these add up to levels, it naturally goes up to level 11 :). Apart from the arcade based practice tools thats about it. Dont let that put you off though, the amazing feeling of satisfaction you get when you finally master your first song is plenty to keep you wanting more and more.
Now we come to a sore point, lag. I dont suffer from it but I have seen that others have had problems. There is actually no lag coming from you xbox or PS3, the lag is down to your TV. Most people have their console connected with a HDMI cable, this gets blamed for a lot of the lag, this is mostly wrong. Most of the lag you will see (the really bad stuff) is caused by the digital processing of the audio signal that is being done inside your TV.Read more ›
Then I heard about Rocksmith. I ordered it the moment it became available for pre-order in the UK. It arrived three or four days ago, and I must have played it for a solid three or four hours a day with my long-neglected electric. It's a little battered, a strap button is mysteriously missing, and the sound is a tiny bit erratic from time to time, making me thing maybe I need to get it checked over in a guitar shop. But for the first time since maybe 1989 I'm playing the damn thing, and loving it.
Don't get me wrong; some of the caveats other reviewers have aren't necessarily incorrect. It's not necessarily the best way to *learn* to play guitar for reasons some people have mentioned. It's not necessarily even aimed at people my age - ie in their forties - but the important thing, the really important thing, is that it makes you want to play, and that's frankly just awesome. To me, it's a band in a box - one that doesn't talk back, turn up late, smell a bit funny because it never changes its leather trousers, or own a really expensive instrument it can barely play, if at all.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
this is a great idea,a good tool to learn with,and some cool songs on therePublished 27 days ago by ms karen.l.dennis
good delivery & bought as a present & had lots of enjoyment from itPublished 1 month ago by Sharon Brooks
Awsome game, If U want to learn to play on guitar It's very good first step and Its very enjoyable.Published 6 months ago by Horváth A.
Great product,mbough for my husband and he really likes the way he can play his guittar with itPublished 6 months ago by Rocio Escobar