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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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$29.99

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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

    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
12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
93 products in account
10 reviews
67.2 hrs on record
This game is amazing for both beginning and advanced guitar players. When I first bought this, I already knew all of my chords, including bar chords and power chords, and could play various songs on my own, yet about two days in, I could already feel a challenge, and even failed a few venues. Now, at 60+ hours, along side my own playing, I can definetly say it has honed my skills, and even brought many weeks of enjoyment and new music to me. I reccomend this to all guitar players out there looking for something new and exciting. Get out there guys!
Posted: February 2nd, 2014
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
58 products in account
1 review
429.1 hrs on record
This game has helped me with speed in playing guitar. Yeah the tuning on the game may be out a little, but it still is a great game. So many old songs you can play plus new ones you can buy, still one of my favorite games.
Posted: June 24th, 2014
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 products in account
2 reviews
5.6 hrs on record
Love it.
Posted: July 14th, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
79 products in account
1 review
26.6 hrs on record
edit: if you are drunk and can rev up judas priest on rocksmith you'll love this FOREVER
seriously

first of this isn't really a game game.
but it did something nice for me: took away my fear of tabs that by looking at them made me go "i'll never get that".
mostly you'll suck if you are a beginner and choose your favorite song. but learn continiously.

buy rocksmith just for the cable. got it for 40€ considering the cable costs about 30€ it was the best option.
(and now i'll wait till rs2014 is on sale hehe)

edit: i got the 2014 in sale and it's as amazing as i thought!

seriously if you plan to start playing the guitar and love rock get these games ( rs and rs14)
Posted: February 23rd, 2014
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
146 products in account
1 review
27.0 hrs on record
Well I don't completely suck anymore.
Posted: July 15th, 2014
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51 of 59 people (86%) found this review helpful
111 products in account
2 reviews
16.5 hrs on record
*UPDATE: Got a Real Tone Cable now. Much better. Preparing Rocksmith 2014 review too*
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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