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The Beatles Rock Band

by Electronic Arts
 Ages 12 and Over
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Platform: Xbox 360
Edition: Special Edition

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  • The Beatles: Rock Band software
  • Höfner Bass controller: Large scale replica of the Bass famously used by Sir Paul McCartney
  • Beatles-inspired and Ludwig-branded Rock Band 2 drums with classic pearl finish and vintage replica Beatles kick drum head
  • Microphone
  • Microphone Stand
  • Additional special content
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Game Information

  • Platform:   Xbox 360
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 12 and Over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game
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Platform: Xbox 360 | Edition: Special Edition
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  • ASIN: B002BDU5FE
  • Release Date: 9 Sep 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 14,083 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: Xbox 360 | Edition: Special Edition

Amazon.co.uk Review

The biggest band in the history of music is making their video game debut exclusively via Rock Band. Made with the full backing of the surviving Beatles, and the families of Lennon and Harrison, this is no expansion pack but a full-bloodied standalone game filled with special features.

Every era and song is covered, from 1960 onwards
Work through the Story mode and unlock exclusive content
Even the likenesses have been authorised by the band
The gameplay works just the same as regular Rock Band

Featuring an interactive voyage through The Beatles' career, the game includes not just their most memorable songs but also venues such as The Cavern Club, Abbey Road Studios and surreal dreamscape settings.

The basic gameplay is similar to Rock Band 2, with players able to play along as virtual band members on either guitar, vocals (including harmonies for the first time) or drums. Do well and you can unlock video and audio clips - some of which have never been released before in any other medium. For any Beatles fan this is the most exciting new experience to arrive in decades.

Key Features
  • 100% official: The one and only video game to feature The Beatles and created with input from the band and surviving family members such as Dhani Harrison.
  • Classic 45s: Includes 45 master recordings from the entirety of the band's career, from I Want to Hold Your Hand to Here Comes the Sun.
  • All sing together: For the first time in a Rock Band game up to three people can sing vocal harmonies together, if you dare!
  • Beat the Beatles: As well as the main story/career mode you can also play any of the songs in competitive modes such as Tug of War and Score Duel.
  • Period graphics: Stunning visuals recreate the band in all their many guises, as well as authentic venues and psychedelic new dreamscape stages.
About the Developer: Harmonix
For years this U.S. developer toiled away in obscurity, with critically acclaimed but commercially unsuccessful music games such as Frequency and Amplitude. Then they made Guitar Hero and the rest was history. They were bought by MTV Studios in 2006, when they started work on Rock Band.

Manufacturer's Description

The Beatles: Rock Band is an unprecedented experience through the story of The Beatles and celebration of their music and artistry. The game will allow fans to pick up the guitar, bass, mic or drums and experience The Beatles extraordinary catalogue of music through game play that takes players on a journey through the legacy and evolution of the band’s legendary career. In addition, The Beatles: Rock Band will offer a limited number of new hardware offerings modeled after instruments used by John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison and Ringo Starr.

The Beatles: Rock Band marks the first time that Apple Corps, along with EMI Music, Harrisongs Ltd, and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, has agreed to present The Beatles music in an interactive video game format. The Beatles: Rock Band will be published by MTV Games and developed by Harmonix, creators of the Rock Band franchise.

Game Modes:

Quickplay – Jump right into the game and experience the fabulous music of The Beatles as all songs will be unlocked in this easy to access mode. Quickplay also features familiar competitive Rock Band modes Tug of War and Score Duel.

Story Mode – Set out on an experiential progression through The Beatles’ legendary career from The Cavern Club to Abbey Road Studios.

Chapter Challenges – Master all of the songs from a single Chapter in the career of The Beatles with special challenges.

Training Modes – Go beyond the basics and perfect your sound with training modes that includes Beatle Beats, Vocal Practice mode and more.

Beatle Beats – Take on the stylings of Ringo Starr with this training mode that lets you practice actual drum beats from a selection of The Beatles catalogue.

Vocal Practice Mode – Train your ear and voice to master three part harmony! Use the guide pitch to help you sing hard to decipher parts perfectly in-tune.

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27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great value for what you get 9 Sep 2009
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Special Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Must admit i was a little apprehensive about paying £150 for a game, but being a huge fan of beatlemania i caved into the pressure and splashed out on this limited edition pack. You get with it the ludwig drums, the hofner bass replica and a mic and stand for it so you can sing and play at the same time if you want the challenge!

Whilst it's a lot of money for a game, it works out as great value for this pack. Especially considering that amazon is selling the guitars for £85 pounds a piece!

The mic and stand are sturdy and functional enough but the drum and bass controllers are exceptional and I can't believe that they come in such a great value for money package with the game. The drums are based on the rock band 2 drum kit (as opposed to the inferior RB1 drums that come with the value pack of Beatles rock band). The main difference is that the kick drum pedal is made of steel rather than plastic. This is worth the price difference between the value and special edition packs alone, as the plastic pedal on the RB1 drums break very quickly and soon become costly and tiresome to keep replacing. Also add in the fact that the pads are a bit sturdier and that you get an authentic beatles kick drum insignia that clips on to the kit, and this thing is almost worth £150 on its own! Plus a pair of drum sticks are included.

The Hofner bass replica looks the part for sure, but i found the extremely long neck made it feel a bit awkward after playing the guitar parts for a while. Having said that, it is meant to be a bass and if you play the bass parts it doesn't feel like much of a problem.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You Are The Walrus 9 Sep 2009
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Special Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Surprisingly, it's been 24 years since The Beatles figured in a computer game. Other than McCartney's `Give my Regards to Broad Street', (`Band on the Run' appeared as the last song on `Guitar Heroes World Tour') and the Gary Marsh text adventure `Beatle Quest', both on Spectrum and Commodore, anything Beatles related has been missing from the software market (no doubt due to the legal minefield that is copyright). Now, however, with the keeper of the Holy Grail of music licensing finally relenting, we can be our favourite of the Fab Four. There's no point in explaining what this game is about, as anyone reading this will know, so let's look at what you get for your money.

Forty-five songs, with an additional 31 downloadable throughout the remainder of the year make up the game (there's actually 44 listed but one is a two song amalgamation from the `Love' CD). Amongst other things, when completing certain parts, prizes of unseen photos can be `won' as can the elusive `Christmas Album'. For the ears of the completists who must have everything, there's previously unissued studio chatter and snatches of instrumental music to be heard at various junctures. (I can imagine some buying this just for that.) One of the best options available is that of singing three part harmonies. Unsurprisingly, this has not been available on other `Rock Band' titles, but as The Beatles were fortunate enough to possess two of the all-time great singers and the vocal dexterity of the group was an important factor, it had to be included. This could be great fun on a Beatles Karaoke night.

One problem I can see is that many of the songs are less than three minutes in length, which may mean that some could complete the game sooner than anticipated.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars such fun 3 Jan 2010
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Special Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
At last a game for my teenagers that has a good sound track. Hours of fun over Christmas for all the family. We are all nearly word perfect. Its addictive!
The controllers are robust, the skill levels allow for progression and the feed back is constructive.
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5.0 out of 5 stars DOWNLOAD ABBEY ROAD and SGT PEPPERS - AWESOME! 15 Dec 2009
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Special Edition
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Well I'm going to keep this short if I can but I have downloaded Abbey Road and if you download the whole album (you dont download or pay for the songs you already have from the album) you get the Abbey Road Medley, which is basically the B-side of Abbey Road itself. The medley is 16 minutes long and is by far and away the best track (s) to play on the Beatles Rockband.

Love the Hoffner Bass....I notice that some people have mentioned trouble with the longer guitar stem but I dont have any problems at all and Im 5ft 4". My 11 year old nephew loves the Hoffner because the small frets seem nearer to the main guitar than the original rockband version. Its a beautiful guitar.

Sgt Peppers is an amazing download. I thought Rubber Soul was going to be next. I hope theyve shelved it in favour of Revolver or Help. Norwegian Wood would be the only good track apart from Drive My Car on Rubber Soul, but we already get drive my car as part of the songlist for free. When Im 64 is brilliant and .....finally.....I get to play A Day In The Life, both on Peppers.

I would love to download a 16 track White Album, with tracks like Blackbird. There are also some forgettable ones on the double album including Revolution 9.

The graphics are incredible, and dont play this game unless you have a home theatre system because it doesnt do it justice.

Whatever you do, please download the albums, especially Abbey....its the most incredible medley to play.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars nice purchase!
recommended seller!
bought this for my brother, he really enjoy the game and we can play it together. necessary for family entertainment!!!
Published on 21 Dec 2011 by Xiaonan Yang
5.0 out of 5 stars The Beatles Are Back
Funny how many people can tell you just when The Beatles came into their lives. For me it was when John Lennon was killed. Suddenly the music was everywhere and you....... Read more
Published on 19 Jan 2011 by Filthy Raider
5.0 out of 5 stars beatles rock band
Very happy with it my son had all his friends round to play it
arrived very quick and well wrapped
Published on 1 Jan 2011 by daniel
5.0 out of 5 stars It's Getting Better all the time!
This game is excellent and if you are a fan of The Beatles sheer perfection.

The all important track listing is as follows:

"A Hard Day's Night"
"And... Read more
Published on 7 Dec 2010 by Brawny Withed
5.0 out of 5 stars Great fun for all ages!
The bundle is great it contains Beatles memorabilia for Beatlemaniacs and the instruments look great! The Game is fantastic because people of all skill levels can play it. Read more
Published on 28 July 2010 by Bobertron
5.0 out of 5 stars really great game and complements:)
I enjoy a lot this game, I love the beatles music and is really funny play with it, and look like your are one of the fab four.
Published on 15 May 2010 by Aida Ramos Bueno
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing game and really fun
The game is great fun with good quality equipment.

Great value for money.
Published on 3 April 2010 by D. N. Williams-Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars Keep that one! Mark it Fab!
Wow. Just wow. To get the boring stuff out the way first: the drums are great, the guitar is a gorgeous piece of kit and the microphone is...well it's a microphone isn't it? Read more
Published on 31 Mar 2010 by M. J. Barr
1.0 out of 5 stars Faulty drums
Drums just works for a while, then disconnects. Because of the costs of returning the product, it was cheaper for me to replace the drums by buying a new RockBand1 kit here in... Read more
Published on 9 Feb 2010 by Bård Henrik Ebbesen
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent game
this game deserves 5 stars.excellent value,the drums are great the bass guitar is brilliant.the hole game is great,you will not be dissapointed if you buy this limited edition... Read more
Published on 7 Feb 2010 by J. Salmon
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