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Rock Band 2 (Xbox 360)

Rock Band 2 (Xbox 360)
alaScore 85

57 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 57 reviews of Rock Band 2 (Xbox 360). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Xbox 360 Games for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the story and gameplay. The single player gameplay and graphics also get good reviews.

graphics, single player, gameplay, story

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Xbox 360 Games the Rock Band 2 (Xbox 360) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Douglas Rankine (wired.co.uk)

Rock Band 2

 

To call Rock Band 2 a band simulator makes it sound oh-so-very dry and joyless, when actually it's one of the most immersive, addictive and completely rock-out, kick-ass fantastic game experiences, period.

The best musical party game going. First-rate presentation with non-fussy menus. Instrument hardware, although scaled down, is relatively sturdy and realistic. Way too addictive to be good for you

The kit is quite expensive (approx £100). Online play often leaves you at the mercy of your opponents' song and difficulty choice. Way too addictive to be good for you

Mar, 2009

Expert review by : Jeff Gerstmann (giantbomb.com)

Rock Band 2

 

Rock Band 2 offers a great package of new music and a bunch of great enhancements to the core game that make it a terrific purchase whether you're already well-versed in the genre or looking to get started.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : colmwarner (hellbored.com)

Rock Band 2 review

 

Rock Band was truly amazing. It took all the ideas from Sing Star and Guitar Hero, and added drums for an exceptional gaming experience. But now Guitar Hero has got drums, the unique selling point of Rock Band has been eroded, and the competition...

It looks the same and plays the same as the original. With the Guitar Hero franchise stepping up to the mark, have Harmonix done enough with this new release?

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Adrian Estergaard (neoseeker)

Cthulhupalooza

 

Cthulhupalooza brings a Rock Band contest, the Call of Cthulhu movie, and Darkest of the Hillside Thickets show together to help raise money for Child's Play Charity!

Sadly, the Rock Band contest was a contest of skill, not just awesomeness, and the judges stuck to the rules - denying The Skeletor Experience Featuring Meatbags their rightful place among the final four. Curse you He-Man!

Dec, 2008

Expert review by : Vince "Moesha" Massa (actiontrip.com)

Rock Band 2

 

When Harmonix released the original Rock Band less than a year ago it brought a wealth of new features to fans of rhythm games. The ability to sing, play guitar, bass or drums with up to four people at a time added new depth and a level of complexity...

More songs, easier to get multiple players on the same system into the game, easier to switch to another band spot, no fail mode helps avoid a murder when playing with noobs

Not much else new for a sequel, license fee of $5 to access songs from the first game, can't modify the base character models any more than you could in the first game

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Chad Grischow (planetxbox360.com)

Rock Band 2 - Review

 

In just under a year, Rock Band successfully changed the face of music-based games for good and is already unleashing its second installment. The first was possibly the perfect party game, but had some definite room for improvement as a single-player...

The mode still works generally the same, and actually replaces the individual vocalist, guitarist, and drummer career modes of the first game. Single players looking for specific instrument challenges will find them in the aptly named 'challenge mode'...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : John Yan (gamingnexus.com)

Rock Band 2

 

Rock Band was an unbelievable hit and ushered in a new era for music games. To play as a full band is an awesome experience and to be able to do it online enabled those without access to all the instruments to participate in a full band as well. It was...

There's nothing revolutionary about the second game and it's more evolutionary but it's still a fun game to play with others. Having access to both Rock Band 1 songs and DLC is a great plus. The World Tour mode hasn't changed much but it's nice that...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Ramon Aranda (411mania.com)

Rock Band 2 (Xbox 360) Review

 

To those who are about to rock, we salute you!

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Hellrazr360 (talkxbox.com)

Rock Band 2

 

Those who aren't familiar with Rock Band's Tour modes will find it a surprisingly involved experience. Sets of songs (most of which are at least 4 songs long) need to be completed in order to advance and unlock more songs, hiring managers and staff...

Perhaps the biggest debate about Rock Band was how the songs just weren’t as tough as some might’ve expected, with songs that appeared in both Rock Band and Guitar Hero 3 being easier in Rock Band. While some people liked having less challenge so they...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Nick Chester (destructoid.com)

Rock Band 2

 

It seems like just yesterday that I wrote my review of the original Rock Band. In fact, it was actually less than a year ago. Since then, gamers (myself included) have clocked hours of plastic-in...

Sep, 2008