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.
User reviews: Very Positive (665 reviews)
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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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 This 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

    Minimum:

    • 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
15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
15.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
This is a wonderful Game. It has something for everyone that likes to or wants to play Guitar. I have read many reviews and it seems like the thing people complain about most is what I call instant Gratifcation. This Game is a FUN way to learn or even just a Fun way to practice. But you still must practice, Playing Guitar or any other insturment for that matter will take practice. There is no such game or course that will have you playing as good as the guy in your favorite band in a matter of only a few hours. It does not exist. No Matter how you learn you gotta practice.
The best part about Rocksmith is that it takes that chore of practice and makes it something fun to do. I'm a 58 year old Rocker that decided to start playing again and using Rocksmith I am having a great time and learning a ton of stuff at the same time.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
68.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
This game is just awesome. Because you can learn how to play guitar, improve your guitar skills, practice new songs.. Amateur or Pro it doesn't matter. If you like play guitar and want to play some game about this, Don't Miss it !
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
31.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
This game is great, and I would recommend it to everyone who wanna begin to learn guitar, there are some good classic song, which is really cool, and there is also some mini-games. And If you think there is not enough song, you can still download some user-made content, which makes the game more complete. As the steam store say, you should not digitaly buy the game, because a cable is required to plug your guitar to the computer. Except that, the game run smoothly and I highly recommend it ! ^^
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
29.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
Almost a year of guitar traditional practice and I still didn't feel like I was getting anywhere. Watched reviews of RS on youtube and various other sites and got interested. Bought it, got the cord, started playing and love it. The game is engaging and makes you feel like you are both learning to play and have so much more to learn. Even when I'm frustrated with a few lines, can't quite hit the notes/chords, not fast enough to swith, the game is still fun. I assume in an effort to be nice, the game offered to let me lower the quality needed to play an event, but when I refused, I was able to play more and beat the trouble area of the song.

Pro's: Very engaging, learning and remembering parts of songs, challenging but varies to meet my skill by song and by area of the song. Huge amount of fun, want to play more often than I really can.

Con's: Song selection - Not bad at all, but wish I could get more of the music I love in the game. Would love a tool that allowed users to add music to the game. Instructions are ok for useage of the playing features but not very good for tones and pedals/amps from what I've seen. As a beginer, I'd love more info on what effects are available and when to use them as well as info onpedals and amp styles.

Overall, I love the game and recommend it for anyone wanting to learn to play.
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98 of 99 people (99%) found this review helpful
49.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 3, 2014
I used to play Guitar Hero with friends, got pretty decent at it, until I realised it was stupid spending that much time learning to play a piece of plastic. Soon after i got bored of it and stopped playing while thinking "it's sad you can't do the same but with an actual guitar so you'll learn to play it".

So when I found out about Rocksmith, it sounded pretty much like what I had always hoped for a rythm game and I had to give it a shot, bought a boxed game version with the original cable (30€ on Ebay) and a (very crappy) 50€ second hand guitar from a brand even google never even heard of. Thing is, I'm freaking poor and couldn't afford spending 200€ on a decent guitar just to "give a shot" at Rocksmith and risk wasting it all if disapointed.

So what do i think after a few weeks of trying? Well in short: HELL YEAH! If you're hesitating just go for it, you won't be disapointed. After years of unsuccessfull attempts to learn bass guitar, i can tell for sure i made a LOT more progress in only one week of Rocksmith than in 5 years of solo learning, and that's in both Bass and guitar (since a friend brought his bass to my place to play with me).

I would'nt say for sure that Rocksmith will make you a guitarist/bassist, I think you'd still have to get a teacher at some point if that's really what you want, but if you want to learn the basics, improve your skills and check out how guitar work for you, Rocksmith will give you full satisfaction. You just skip the annoying, long, repetitive hard work part to go straight to "now I enjoy practicing" part. I only wish I had something better than that crappy guitar as it's becoming an obtacle to my progress, I'm currently trying to save up for that.

My only advice: If you're buying a guitar for this game, don't go too cheap, you'll have nothing decent under about 200€ and it'll ruin a lot of the experience.

Pros:
-Excellent concept
-Very entertaining
-Very well done overall
-Absolutely suitable to learn
-Handle either guitar/ emulated bass (on guitar) / actual bass guitar
-Allow 2 players to play together
-Impressive real time adaptation to your skills and progress
-Tyranics Mini-games to force you progress faster on a specific technique

Cons:
-Menu is a little hard to navigate at first
-The cable have some misses, I have to unplug/replug it every now and then, not dramatic but could be improved.
-I miss a function to alternate players quickly, instead of changing profile after every songs.
-We can't skip the noobish tutorial when creating a new profil, why would you do that? Just... why? Some player know how to press a string, they don't need an unskippable 15min lesson on it.
-The songs database is a little short and not very diversed (pretty much only classic rock), and the songs to buy in the shop are quite f***ing expensive, 3€ each, not allowing poor players like me to enjoy many songs they really like.

Conclusion:

Very good game, such learning, much buy, wow.
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