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Rock Band 2
Sub Genre:
Music / Dancing
Release Date (US):
October 19th, 2008
Release Date (UK):
March 23rd, 2009
Online Players:
MTV Games
T [Teen]
PSU Rank:
122 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
113 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on PS2, Xbox 360, and Wii

About Rock Band 2

Harmonix, developers of the smash hit Guitar Hero and Rock Band franchises, deliver Rock Band 2, the next step to the platform that lets audiences of all ages interact with music in an all-new way. Rock Band 2 lets players vicariously jam out as some of the best guitarists, bassists, drummers and singers of all time.



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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.

We like

  • The massive, meticulously crafted setlist
  • The Battle of the Bands mode
  • The refined guitar and drum peripherals

We dislike

  • Laggy drum fills and pitch recognition on some setups

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Rock Band revolutionized the music game genre, allowing users to play with not only a guitar peripheral, but a drum set and microphone as well. Many dubbed it the perfect music game. A year has passed, and Harmonix has crafted a sequel to the original legendary title. While the main formula remains relatively unchanged, Rock Band 2 is more than a worthy encore. The guitar peripheral has seen subtle yet beneficial enhancemen...



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Rock Band 2 News

  • Bob Marley's Legend heading to Rock Band

    Bob Marley fans will get a treat, Rock Band style, next week when all 13 tracks from “Legend” hit the game’s music store. This confirms rumors earlier this week that the tracks were heading to Rock Band as DLC. All tracks will be available for download on Sept. 21 in the US and Sep...

  • GamesCom: Rock Band to reach 1k songs by end of year

    As if 800 songs weren’t enough, Harmonix and MTV Games say the number of songs available via the Rock Band Music Store will reach 1,000 by the start of 2010. At GamesCom, Harmonix CEO Alex Rigopulos revealed that new tracks from Queen, Tom Petty, Nirvana, Elton John, Iggy Pop, The White St...

  • Harmonix unveils Rock Band Network, track upload system

    Many fans were wondering what the next 'big thing' from Rock Band developer Harmonix Music Systems would be, and today we can finally confirm that the studio has been slaving away on the Rock Band Network. Rock Band Network, or RBN, is a comprehensive toolset that allows the creation and distrib...

  • Green Day DLC coming to Rock Band

    Alright, it appears that Green Day won't be getting its own Rock Band game -- at least not yet. A press release sent today from MTV announced a collaboration between Green Day and Rock Band; several hits from the punk-rock band will be coming to Harmonix's music game. The first downloadable pack,...

  • [UPDATE] Rock Band going Green?

    The popular punk-rock band Green Day may get some Rock Band treatment, according to a comment from front-man Billy Joe during a radio interview this morning. During the interview on KROQ 106.7 FM, an audience member asked when Green Day would appear on Rock Band. Joe simply replied: “Uh, yeah,...

  • Pearl Jam can't get enough Rock Band

    It's time to dust off your Rock Band gear, throw a flannel shirt around your waist, and help create the ultimate live Pearl Jam set list. As if releasing a remastered version of the grunge god's inaugural album, Ten, to Rock Band wasn't enough, today Ten Club announced a new project for 2010. Te...

  • Guns n' Roses latest album coming to Rock Band 2

    MTV Games has revealed that Guns N’ Roses’ latest studio album, Chinese Democracy, will be up for download in its entirety on the Rock Band Music Store on April 16. Released in November last year, Chinese Democracy became a top five album on both sides of the Atlantic, selling three mil...

  • Rock Band 2 PS3 dated for Europe

    MTV Games, Harmonix and EA have staple gunned a release date to the upcoming European conversion of Rock Band 2 for PlayStation 3, announcing that the music simulation romp will hit stores on the week beginning March 23. The PS3 version will be joined by a PlayStation 2 iteration during the same ...

  • Snoop coming to Rock Band

    Harmonix and their flagship rhythm game Rock Band are continuing to branch out to areas that we didn't even think possible. When country was first announced for the game, which revolves around rock music, it sent some hardcore fans up in arms. Now, Harmonix is going past the banjo and tambourine int...

  • MTV has crazy track expectations for Rock Band

    Last year, Harmonix set a goal of releasing 500 total tracks to the Rock Band community by the end of 2008. By the end of the year, the rhythm genre innovators had met that goal and then some. Now, Harmonix and MTV are proclaiming that they plan to release as many as 5,000 total tracks for Rock Band...

Rock Band 2 Features

  • [UPDATE] Beyond the Game: Rock Band 2

    Winners Announced: Once again, we'd like to thank everyone for participating in our Beyond the Game feature. This is something we, as a site, enjoy doing and providing you, our readers with. Unfortunately, like all of our other contests, everyone can't be winners. However, we're always doing giveawa...

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