Game details

Sub Genre:
Music / Dancing
Release Date (US):
October 18th, 2011
Release Date (UK):
September 14th, 2012
Online Players:
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on Xbox 360 and PC

About Rocksmith

Ubisoft's Rocksmith is a music rhythm game that aims to teach gamers how to play a real electric guitar. It won't feature standard difficulty settings; instead, it will automatically adjust to the player's skill level.



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Musicians finally have a game to call their own. Rocksmith delivers the most realistic music experience with a great track list, tons of options to tweak your sound, and progressive difficulty to test all abilities.

We like

  • Progressive difficulty adjusts to your true abilities
  • Authentic guitar experience
  • Eclectic track list

We dislike

  • Audio setup, lag management a bit frustrating
  • Event presentation is a bit of a letdown
  • Overall pricetag, general difficulty may keep beginners away

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Ubisoft has created the best music game to date. That’s not to say popular titles like Guitar Hero, Rock Band, and DJ Hero are bad in comparison, it’s just Rocksmith is the first real game for musicians on this generation of consoles. It is advanced enough to test the abilities of a guitarist with 16-years of experience, like me, but easy enough for beginners to pick up any six-string and learn the very basics. Wit...

Rocksmith News

  • Rocksmith purchases at HMV will donate to Teenage Cancer Trust

    Gamers who purchase upcoming guitar-tutor offering Rocksmith from HMV following the game's U.K. launch this week will see £5 donated to the Teenage Cancer Trust. Publishing giant Ubisoft and retailer HMV will each pony up £2.50 with every sale of the music simulation title for the cha...

  • Rocksmith bass DLC release date confirmed

    Are you interested in learning how to play bass? Paul would be happy! Ubisoft has all you wannabe bass slappers covered with upcoming DLC for Rocksmith. The Rocksmith Bass Expansion will be available on Aug. 14 for both PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions. This new add-on content will cost you $...

  • Learn to play Queen in new song pack for Rocksmith

    If you ever wanted to learn that killer lick from “Killer Queen” or “Bohemian Rhapsody,” you can now take to your six-string and master these classic Queen tracks in the all-new song pack for Rocksmith. Of course, included in that bundle is perhaps the worst Queen song, &l...

  • E3 2012: Rocksmith getting bass DLC this fall

    Ubisoft today announced that Rocksmith will receive downloadable content which allows players to plug in and play with a bass guitar. The bass DLC is slated for release on Sept. 4 and will be available for $29.99. In addition, on Oct. 16 the standard edition of the game—available for $79.9...

  • Rocksmith is going on tour in Europe this summer

    Ubisoft’s Rocksmith will be heading off on tour in Europe this summer following a recent stint across North America, the publisher has revealed. The company confirmed that it’ll be kitting out a double-decker bus in the Rocksmith branding and sending it off to a number of rock festiva...

  • Rocksmith U.K. release date announced

    Rocksmith will finally launch in the U.K. on September 14, 2012, Ubisoft has announced. The guitar-driven music title was previously released in the U.S. last October, and will arrive in PAL regions with exclusive additional content. Ubisoft EMEA’s Chief Marketing and Sales Officer, Geof...

  • Rocksmith goes metal in upcoming DLC pack

    If you ever wanted to learn your way around some heavy metal songs, look no further than the guitar training you’ll get in the upcoming downloadable content from Rocksmith. The Megadeth Song Pack DLC includes the songs “Hanger 18,” “Public Enemy No 1,” and “Sym...

  • Rocksmith delayed in Europe

    Rocksmith won’t be hitting European territories until next year, publishing giant Ubisoft has announced. Writing in a post on Facebook, the company said that the music sim’s PAL launch has been postponed due to “music licensing and other external factors.” The game is still ...

  • Ubisoft's Rocksmith Real Tone Cable available separately

    Ubisoft announced today that the 1/4"-to-USB Real Tone Cable, which connects any guitar to a PC or gaming console, will be available separately for $29.99. The availability of the Real Tone Cable allows for audio recording on a PC at 48 kHz with a quick release so that all of the equipment can...

  • Ubisoft's Rocksmith rocks South by Southwest

    Ubisoft brought its upcoming guitar sim Rocksmith to South by Southwest, the annual music, film, and interactive conference and festival held in Austin. The video from the event showcases a fair bit of Rocksmith gameplay, as well as some enthusiastic user reactions to the game. The gameplay i...

Rocksmith Features

  • Gamescom 2013 Awards - Best Music Game

      The Winner - Rocksmith 2014 The original Rocksmith was a good game, but there were a few areas where it could have been improved. Rocksmith 2014 looks to have addressed those concerns by concentrating on some of the technical hitches from the first game, such as the delay in notes registeri...

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