Game details

Game:
Rock Band 3
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Genre:
Misc
Sub Genre:
Music / Dancing
Release Date (US):
October 26th, 2010
Release Date (UK):
October 29th, 2010
Players:
1-7
Online Players:
2-7
Developers:
Harmonix
Publisher:
MTV Games
Rating:
T [Teen]
PSU Rank:
0 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
0 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also on Xbox 360, Wii, and DS

About Rock Band 3

Rock Band 3 offers something for everyone. For the serious player, the revamped Career Mode features more than 700 goals and rewards and seamless leaderboard integration for an endlessly deep campaign experience. The game also features easy drop-in and drop-out, easier No Fail accessibility and an all-new Party Shuffle. Rock Band 3 also adds a suite of social networking tools to the game, including the ability to create, save and share playlists online or on the console, so fans can engage friends over Facebook, Twitter, email and more.

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PSU Review Score
9.5
Avg. user review score:
9.0

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Summary

Rock Band 3 is quite possibly the most successful music game ever. It keeps the old Rock Band formula wholly intact, and adds upon it a whole new layer of gameplay that carefully leads you across the slow, rickety bridge from simple imitation to real creation.

We like

  • The revolutionary introduction of Pro mode, which supports backwards compatibility on the drums
  • The well-built, fun-to-play piano peripheral
  • The superb 83-song setlist

We dislike

  • The cheapest Pro guitar is equal in price to two and a half new games

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Let’s not waste anyone’s time: Rock Band 3 unequivocally ranks among the best rhythm games ever. It may in fact be the best, for one simple reason: this "game" is secretly a simulator. For the uninitiated, here’s a brief explanation. Rock Band used to be about people getting together to pretend to make music using fake instruments. Rock Band 3 can be that same experience if you want it to be...

Rock Band 3 News

  • Rock Band DLC is finally coming to an end

    The Rock Band DLC phenomenon is finally coming to a close this spring, Harmonix has announced. April 2 will mark the final deluge of weekly DLC for the celebrated music simulation title, which has churned out around 4000 songs since its inception. Writing on its official forum, Harmonix comme...

  • Harmonix will keep music alive with more weekly updates

    Harmonix has released more than 3,500 songs in its Rock Band Weekly updates over the past four years. Despite no intention to release a sequel to Rock Band 3 in the coming year, the company recently told Joystiq that it has “no plans to stop weekly releases any time soon.” “W...

  • Harmonix adds Rush to Rock Band 3

    Harmonix has announced the first Rush downloadable content pack for Rock Band 3. In addition to the beloved Canadian rockers, new tracks have also been announced from artists Volbeat and Black Veil Brides. The announcement teases more Rush content to come before the end of the year. The new tr...

  • Rock Band 3 price drops to $20

    Harmonix and MTV Games today announced a price drop for Rock Band 3. Harmonix's latest music rhythm game is now available for $20 USD at most major retailers in the United States. In additional to a new piano peripheral, Rock Band 3 introduced Pro mode, which allowed gamers and musicians alike t...

  • DragonForce, Days of Peace Pack hitting Rock Band 3 next week

    The official Rock Band 3 site has confirmed that fan favourite DragonForce guitar shredder ‘Through the Fire and Flames’ will be added to the music sim’s extensive track list next week. The tune has garnered a reputation among fans as being an exceedingly tough bugger to pull of...

  • Linkin Park hitting Rock Band next week

    Harmonix has revealed that Linkin Park will be spreading their unique fusion of nu metal and rap rock over the PlayStation Store next week in the form of a new track pack. Fans of the Grammy Award-winning group will be able to pick up Crawling, In The End, Numb, Somewhere I Belong, Waiting For Th...

  • Queen DLC hitting Rock Band 3 next week

    British rock gods Queen will be splashing a fresh coating of glam over Rock Band 3 next week, as two song packs from the legendary group will be up for grabs on the Rock Band Store. A total of 13 tracks will be available to download from December 7, including iconic anthems We Will Rock You/We Ar...

  • Harmonix fixes Rock Band 3 glitches with title update

    Harmonix today released a title update for the PlayStation 3 version of Rock Band 3. The update provides several fixes, including the Arena 12 Freeze (or the roadie amp loading screen of death) and the glitch that caused corrupted save data for set lists with long band names. The update, availab...

  • Viacom selling Rock Band dev Harmonix

    Harmonix, the developer behind the critically acclaimed music simulation franchise Rock Band, is to be sold off, parent company Viacom confirmed today. While the firm didn’t divulge any specific reason behind the decision, it should be noted that the move comes in light of poor sales of Roc...

  • New Rock Band DLC will only work with Rock Band 3

    Harmonix has announced that all downloadable content for Rock Band released after October 26, 2010 will only be compatible with the third instalment in the music simulation franchise. Apparently, future DLC won’t be backwards compatible with Rock Band 1 & 2 "due to the new authorin...

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