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Rocksmith’s innovative game design makes playing music visually intuitive and will engage experienced musicians as well as those who have never picked up a guitar in their lives.
Release Date: Oct 16, 2012
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Notice: The Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable is not included with the purchase of Rocksmith™ on Steam and must be purchased separately. Please see your local retailer or many online stores to purchase the Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable.

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Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable

The Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable is not included with the purchase of Rocksmith™ on Steam and must be purchased separately. Please see your local retailer or many online stores to purchase the Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable.

Rocksmith™ requires a unique 1/4"-t- USB cable, that is the first of its kind, which allows users to plug any real guitar with a quarter-inch jack directly into their console or PC.

Developed exclusively for Rocksmith™, this revolutionary cable turns the guitar's signal from analog to digital, allowing it to be recognized and played through video game consoles or PC for the first time.

The use of a second Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable allows for simultaneous split-screen cooperative play while playing Rocksmith™.

About the Game

Rocksmith™ is the first and only game that you can plug into any real guitar or bass with a 1/4" output jack.

Nothing plastic, nothing fake, just the most authentic and complete guitar experience in music gaming. By plugging into your PC, you’ll develop real skills and real styles while playing absolutely real music. Featuring gameplay that automatically adjusts to your personal ability, Rocksmith’s innovative game design makes playing music visually intuitive and will engage experienced musicians as well as those who have never picked up a guitar in their lives.

Unlock mini-games to hone specific skills. You’ll also be able to choose from a large catalog of songs in different styles. You’ll experience it all with an honest-to-goodness guitar or bass. Nothing compares to playing a real instrument.

System Requirements


    • OS:Windows Vista, Windows 7
    • Processor:2.0 GHz Intel® Core™2 Duo E4400 or 2.0 GHz AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 3800+
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB DirectX 9 / NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600 GT or ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 XT
    • DirectX®:9.0
    • Hard Drive:12 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c-compliant
Helpful customer reviews
36 of 41 people (88%) found this review helpful
100 products in account
2 reviews
0.2 hrs on record
As I was looking ways to learn guitar because I bought a Les Paul recently made me look into Rocksmith, a blend of a learning software and a game that in a sort of way reminds of a Rockband or Guitar Hero but complex and versatile at the time.
I plugged my guitar as I started the game, and it said to me after reaching the main screen I needed a Real Tone Cable as it specified in the store page. It wasn't a problem, as you CAN USE OTHER SOFTWARE to emulate the Real Tone effect so the game can recognise your guitar and then, let you play the game. You have to search the software in the internet and it makes you play outside Steam (that's why I have 5 min played, but I have played several hours) and if you want to be inside Steam while playing, you have to add the shortcut to your Library. Without the Real Tone Cable there is NO WAY to play inside Steam.
I still recommend buying the Real Tone Cable if you have the money to, because the other software can sometimes crash in a middle of a song or event and that ruins the experience of it. If you get the latest patch of the software, it will crash once in a while.

Talking about the music, the game offers a big catalog of songs (including a lot of genres like metal,classic rock, rock, alternative,etc) that grow smaller as you learn them all (but that will take quite a while though!) and a really extense one of DLC that is, in my opinion, somewhat better than the original because you buy the songs depending on your taste of music. I often buy my DLC during a sale since each song cost 1.49$ then and you can buy a lot more.

The gameplay is fantastic. The different modes that a song has include Practice,Perform,Riff Repeater and Techniques Used (and the great Master Mode unlocked after 100.000 points achieved in a song) The most valuable for me was the Riff Repeater, as you have 3 other options inside of it called Free Speed, Leveler and Accelerator (You can also manipulate the speed and level of the section) Those 3 help you to practice different sections of a song without trouble letting you do a first test to know your current level of playing the section, and then giving you 30 attempt to play the section at perfection. Losing lives after lives make you really try to play the section correctly!

At the end, play Rocksmith and you will have a great time as you learn the instrument you love with tons of hours of gameplay. Highly recommended for pros or starters.
Posted: December 28th, 2013
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
25 products in account
1 review
28.1 hrs on record
2014 is much better, but it is worth it to get this just for the songs.
Posted: December 19th, 2013
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
471 products in account
101 reviews
42.6 hrs on record
Rocksmith is a great learning tool for guitar.

Some users have complained about the menus. Truth is there is NO problem with the menu. It uses the space bar, the arrow keys the escape button and the enter key. Once you understand it, zero problem.

In Rocksmith the game guides your learning by throwing you in the deep end. you start by playing along with songs, and this is basically all you do. But the game makes this possible by checking your level and by keeping within your skill level. To improve your skills and add a little variety on the way, there are some arcade games to try and master. This may help with skill training for things like learning scales which would otherwise be incredibly boring. If you do the games for the 'gaming' motive of getting a high score, your guitar skills also jump up as a lucky by-product of the game.

Rocksmith also keeps guitar learning fresh and interesting by offering a whole lot of 'levels' 'unlocks; and 'upgrades' to aim for. There are riffs, technical skills and challenges to master, and of course songs to play and memorise. It is a FANTASTIC tool for creating a context and a motivation for playing guitar.

As you improve in levels you can unlock new guitars and hardware items that not only improve the sounds you can make, they also serve as a beginner course in teaching the player about amplification, pedals, and the various peripherals required to create the sounds we hear in so many great songs. This is real world knowledge that will give you a feel for the hardware you need before you go and spend lots of money to buy real pedals and amplifiers.

The playlist for the game is large, and very fun to play. There are a range of styles covered from classic rock-n-roll greats to a large number of diverse Indie musicians. So Rocksmith can introduce the player to music they may not have heard and expand a general history and knowledge of music while it is teaching guitar.

DLC is very expensive, for Rocksmith and is not needed at first. However by the time you have exhausted all the (large) playlist that comes with the core game, the DLC will become great value for money since the time you invest in this game, gives you great real-world skills worth every single penny. All together Rocksmith is probably the BEST value for money, and the BEST 'game' you can get. If you ever dreamed of playing guitar, and you are also a gamer, I would invest the money required in a decent entry-level electric guitar (Like a made in China Telecaster or whatever) and the vital USB cable for this game. With those and Rocksmith you will be playing from your first day. And if you ever unlock all the achievements for this game, you would have moved well beyond middling levels in guitar skills and would be good enough to join (or start) a garage band. Want to play guitar? BUY THIS.
Posted: December 11th, 2013
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
64 products in account
2 reviews
28.9 hrs on record
You learn to play Bass/Guitar and usually have fun doing it! I have only played the Bass section of it so far and have learned quite a bit (I knew next-to-nothing before). I have to take a break from the game every week or so due to what it does to my fingers so thay can rest. Its quite fun and challenging learning diffrent techniques.
I highly reccomend it, as it is cheeper than most tutors.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful
95 products in account
42 reviews
46.3 hrs on record
As a guitar beginner I can say that you should at least try some books or tutors about guitar playing before ♥♥♥♥ing buying this ultimate goodie. And don't expect "Guitar Hero" ♥♥♥♥ here. Rocksmith messes with real guitar playing, not stupid button pushing. I have never played a guitar and I say - the game introduced me to my guitar and after a week I play "Can't get satisfaction" riff pretty good for a guitar-♥♥♥♥♥...

Now it is time for Rocksmith 2014 to show its limits!!!
Posted: January 1st, 2014
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