Rocksmith 2014 Edition is the fastest way to learn guitar. Plug in any real guitar or bass and join over 1 million people who have learned with the award-winning Rocksmith method. This official sequel is bigger, better, and faster than ever.
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Release Date: Oct 22, 2013
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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.
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About This Game

Rocksmith 2014 Edition is the fastest way to learn guitar. Plug in any real guitar or bass and join over 1 million people who have learned with the award-winning Rocksmith method. This official sequel is bigger, better, and faster than ever. Rebuilt from the ground-up, you’ll experience new modes, vastly improved features, a new look, more flexible and deeper practice tools, new techniques and tunings, over 50 new hit songs, and much more.

System Requirements

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Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor:2.66 GHz Intel Core2 Duo E6750 or 2.8 GHz AMD Athlon 64 X2 5600+
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 MB DirectX 9 / NVIDIA® GeForce® 8600 GT or ATI Radeon™ HD 2600 XT
    • Hard Drive:12 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c-compliant
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • Processor:3.1 GHz Intel Core i3-540 or 3.3 GHz Athlon II X3 455
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:512MB Nvidia GT 240 or 512 MB ATI Radeon HD 5670
    • Hard Drive:12 GB HD space
    • Sound:DirectX 9.0c-compliant
    Minimum:
    • OS:Mac OS X v10.7
    • Processor:2.4GHz or 2.66GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor with 3MB on-chip shared L2 cache, • 1066MHz frontside bus
    • Graphics: 256 MB NVidia GeForce 8600 GT or ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:12 GB HD space
    Recommended:
    • OS:Mac OS X v10.8
    • Processor:3.1 GHz Intel Core i3-540
    • Graphics: 512MB Nvidia GT 240 or 512 MB ATI Radeon HD 5670
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Hard Drive:12 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
922.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
Rocksmith 2014 is not an ADVANCED system for learning guitar. Nor is a complete system. It doesn't provide much background in music theory, nor does it provide support for reading either music or tabs. However it is a GREAT tool for the beginner. This is because Rocksmith 2014 gets you to play the instrument from the first lesson. And it is fun. It's a LOT of fun. After over a year enjoying it I'm finding a natural limit to its usefulness. But great game and highly recommended for the beginner,
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
I've been a guitarist for 8 years.
I've learnt the hard way, learning by tab, by ear, through sessions musicians like Amy Winehouse's Personal Guitarist...
but this game reminds me how sloppy of a guitarist and bassist I can still be at time.
I don't even use guitar on this because I already know all there is in term on techiniques that are implimented in the game but I love the session mode, I got to try it out pre-release at Gibson HQ in London last year and it caught me.
For those like me who own basses but don't get to use Bass much, this is very much for you alike, some of the greatest basslines are in this game and even with CDLC you have unlimited learning of music material on offer to you.

It's not a toy.
It's not even a game.
But it's a SELF TEACHING TOOL and an ENHANCER for those who knows the fingerboard
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
72.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Rocksmith 2014 is not only for beginners who want to learn how to play, but also for fairly experienced players who wants to improve their skills or simply take advantage of the many tools in-game.

There are several modes:
''Learn A Song'' which allows you to play along to one of the songs that are included in the game or can be bought as a DLC. It might be remind you a bit about games like Guitar Hero. The difficulty adapts after how good you are, and get harder and harder as you learn more and more.

''Session Mode'' gives you a virtual band to play with! You can customize and choose your scales, tempo, groove, atmosphere (club, studio, arena) and what instruments that is in your band. Or you can load up a stock one, like ''Electric Blues'' or ''Psychedelic Rock'' all after what music you intend to play.

There are also a whole catalouge of lessons that learns you everything from playing chords and the basic scales (and even how to hold your guitar, lel), through harmonics, hammer-on's and pull-off's, to the master classes.

Also there are arcade style mini-games that let's you train on your tecnhicques. Temple of Bends, Scale Warrior and Harmonic Heist are some examples.

Along with that you get some very useful tools. The tuner which allows you not only to standardize your tuning, but also change into different tunings based on the song you are playing. So it might be smart to plan ahead so you aren't stuck too long in the tuner. Also you get ''Tone Editor'' which allows you to change your effects, pedals and amps. Coolest product placement ever with Eden, Orange and Marshall. Every song that you play also have an ''authentic tone'' that loads up when you start the song. If for example the solo and the riff has different tones in a song it changes automatically. You can also load up these in Tone Editor so you can play with it in Session Mode.

The included songs ranges from hits like ''My Generation'' and ''We Are The Champions'' to songs from underated indie bands that no one has ever heard of. Try to play every song, you might find something you like. If you have the original Rocksmith you can import them with updated tabs or you can buy it if you didn't own it previosly.
Looking at the large amount of DLC, it's easy to think of this as another ''DLC: The Game'' but it isn't. New songs are released to this game constantly, but the artists need to be paid. So you have to pay for the license.
If a song you like hasn't been released however, you can download custom songs for free using some modding tools. They might be faulty however since they are made by sparetime modders.


There are some things to remember though: This is not Rock Band or Guitar Hero. You might and should have fun while playing this game, but remember it's an educational game. This means that you can't expect to learn the songs by playing it over and over again. You have to go deeper and use the ''Riff Repeater''. Riff Repeater allows you to slow down certain sections of a song and play it at any speed you want, again and again until you get it.
Also this is a TOOL not some kind of potion that magically transforms you into Jimmy Page. The challenge to take the skills you learn in the game into the real world might be tough. Sometimes you will find yourself cutting shortcuts just to hit the notes, which makes things even worse (espescially when soloing). If you really want to learn, you are gonna have to use other means too.

In short: It is a great game if you want to learn the basics of guitar/bass, improve your skills or just have some fun. Use it with caution and don't rely solely on it if you want to learn guitar properly. Great songs, good tabs and useful tools. It's worth buying for every aspiring or aspired guitar player out there.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
106.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
This game is epic, I enjoy it a ton. I only wish there was a way to request songs for them to add.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
23.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I quit playing quitar in 2006 and picked up bass because my friends didn't have a bassist in their group and my guitar sucked really hard. After that I always wanted to pick up a new guitar and restart guitar but didn't have time although last year I bought a fine guitar.

This fine piece of educational game really helps you get it up from where you left off. I don't know if it would let you learn from zero but if you learned at one point and want to continue but don't have the courage, this game might be the thing that you need.

Also session mode is awesome if you don't have a band to train with. Only downside is you can't plau a smooth solo under a fast rhythm because they immediately follow you and slow down. Other than that it's amazing.

10/10 highly recommended.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
I have not played as much on the guitar as I should have until Rocksmith came along and rekindled my love for playing the guitar. I'm self learned guitar player so this game has a lot to offer for an amature guitar player, with a large rouster of songs and even more songs with payed dlc at a fair price, and with an easy to understand techniques, This game not only makes easy to learn the guitar/bass it also makes it fun.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
515.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 12
great game, much better than the first one :D

Im not sure how much guitar it actually teach you, because I played guitar before playing this, but I've used it some time now and its fun, it is, but it is highly recommended to download custom songs to it, because there arent that many songs in the standard game alone and you can get the most of the (famous) bands in the world from CDLC's (Custom Downloadable Content), im making CDLC's myself and you can get all these CDLC's from "customsforge.com"


About The Game:

Its hard to explain the way you learn though this, but you are learning the songs more like the guitar hero way, where you learn to play a song, but only by playing it in rocksmith, because you dont learn to remember the tabs in the head, the same way that if you learned them from a paper or picture, im not sure if is the same for everyone, but it was for me, I needed to find the tabs on the internet, to remember how to play them, because in rocksmith its just something that pops up on the screen and then you do what it tells you to do, Its really hard to explain :D


Bad Things:

there is one bad thing that I remember and that is, that you cant make a playlist and choose the songs you want to play and then play them in a row, like if you where playing a concert, I really wanted the ability to do this, but maybe they will do that in the next one

I'll give it Four Stars ☆☆☆☆
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
187.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
This is a great game if you want to learn guitar! :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
48.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
I purchased RS2014 just wanting it to be a "game" like Rockband or Guitar Hero.
I didn't have a real interest in learning to actually play the guitar (I've tried numerous times in the past and given up), all I wanted from this was something I could casually play, but with a bit more challenge/reward than the "plastic guitar" games.

It started off exactly how I was expecting - just playing a single note every now and then, but as you improve and play the notes its' giving you well the game will adjust and add more into the mix. Before too long you'll be given chords, double-stops, legato techniques, and plenty of other new bits to play.
The way the difficulty works is good, it won't give you something to play that's way over your head (too often), but keeps you improving at a good rate.

In the few weeks I've been playing, I've progressed a lot further with my skills than I have in all my previous attemps to learn guitar without Rocksmith. I'm interested in learning to play again, and this makes it a great way to do it.


Pros:
* Very cost-effective way to learn (if you already own a guitar).
* Being able to have your skills quantified (Mastery percentage, song accuracy, scores etc) and improving is great motivation to see your progress and keep playing.
* Makes practicing fun!

Cons:
* Music choice is decent, but could do with a lot more songs. New songs are released every week though.
* There's no option to see the music to play in Tab format.

Overall, I highly recommend it, it's a lot of fun and you learn something while you play.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
If you have a guitar somewhere in your closet and you've just desperately fell into dispair for not knowing how to play or are having issues playing a certain song, pick it up and buy this game. It's epic! thankfully there are custom songs for stuff like Weezer - Say It Ain't So or Taking Back Sunday - MakeDamnSure or any Blink-182 song (My personal opinion), that should've been DLCs in the first place considering they made quite the outbreak in the late 1990s/early 2000s.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
72.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
If you really interested to play/jam a music of your favorite band but you can't play guitar, this game is recommended for you.
I do really have fun playing this game even though I don't understand about how to play chords stuff etc. Just follow what is on screen and I really enjoy it. :)

But if you follow all Lesson part in this game you will get a lot of knowledge on how to play guitar, techniques, chords, etc.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
212.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
If you come into this game without the mindset that it will make you David Gilmour, you will have blast.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
79.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Stop the excuses
buy the game
become great at bass or guitar
period
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Been playing it for a few weeks now and I don't think I could learn how to play guitar faster any were else! Great and fun way to learn and I never played befor. It's helping me alot!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
170.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Let's get down to business...
This game was certainly one of Ubisoft's best games. You require an Electric guitar/bass guitar and a Rocksmith Real Tone cable in order to play this game. But I'm very impressed with how it worked, I understand that there are so many glitches in this game, but when the game works, it is just amazing.
To simply state upsides and downsides, I'll list them:
Pro's:
You can learn guitar easily.
There are many songs to choose from whether it's Rocksmith 2012/2014, DLC, or CDLC.
You can get a Rocksmith 2012 import for Rocksmith 2014 giving Rocksmith 2014 a lot of Rocksmith 2012's songs.
There are lessons and arcade games to play which uses the Electric guitar, it certainly helps.
Missions to unlock songs/gear/inlays.
Layout is simple and easy, whether it's the interface or the Riff repeater.

Con's:
For some, guitar is hard to play, I certainly had trouble, and that was beacuse I didn't practice the practice tracks, which I recommend you do if you're having trouble shifting/bending etc...
DLC is way too expensive, asking £2.39 for a DLC with Rythym guitar, lead guitar, bass guitar and vocals... a little too much right? YOu can find all this stuff on the internet, but I buy these DLC's to help me learn the songs.
Some CDLC may crash, and a while back Rocksmith 2014 just kept crashing when I started a song or lesson.
Setting this up with a ♥♥♥♥. took me at least five hours to fix the bugs myself and get my guitar to be picked up on this game... thanks internet too.
Missions... now, these... are ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥. I've never seen a game as bad as Rocksmith 2014's mission system... you had to do it... you had to be a bunch of idiots, put a basic coding into the missions, and from like... play 1 new song, you ask for 3. From a 10 note streak, you go up to 300 after a while, and you have to get 100% mastery in songs... and yet, no matter how many times I repeat the song, you can't get 100% mastery, and once it had bugged out and not registered. And every single mission is just ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, allow for skippable missions and I'd recommend wasting time completing missions. I have to alt-f4 and launch the game to get a decent easy mission since I am only a beginner. Ubisoft idiots went too far with judging players skills, Beginner mode is what I started out as, and because of missions, they appear to think I'm pro.

About the stupid coding stuff... let's just say, there's only 2 songs on each path that the game recognizes, or at least 3. 2 CDLC's and one Rocksmith 2014 song... why not any of the others? Why not? Seriously, fix this or at least release an expansion pack that doesn't cost anything.




But I recommend this game for the guitar player who wants to learn songs and learn guitar.
But this is not for completionists, it is impossible to complete this game, it's just an unlimited game.
For ♥♥♥♥s sake ubisoft, release updates for this, not DLC.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Good game for any guitarists out there, whether you're a beginner or an expert. Though kind of disappointed that it doesn't go in depth regarding Music Theory. Fun game all in all, especially the little mini games.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Most fun I've had playing guitar in a loooong time.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
68.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Awesome game to help you learn guitar. It is very fun to play, and also a great supplement for learning guitar (if you simply want to learn guitar, it would be best to start with the basic chords and such, which this game can also help you with). Highly recommended for anyone who wants to pick up guitar.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
I like the game but I would like it better if it had more songs from bands like Fallout Boy, Maroon 5, Imagine Dragons, or Panic! At The Disco.
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3 of 9 people (33%) found this review helpful
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
I put a lot of hours into the first Rocksmith on PS3. I regret getting 2014, as everything I disliked in the first one is still present.

The lag between playing the guitar and hearing it in the game is slightly better, but still bad enough to throw you off.
Navigating the menus is frustrating.
Calibrate all you want, it will never feel right and you will constantly be early/late hitting notes or miss them completely because of it.
The song selection is lacking IMO and the DLC is way too expensive.
The tuning system is slightly better but still a headache, especially given all the alternate tunings in the game. If you have much of an ear for pitch you'll be pausing during songs to tune your guitar because it sounds terrible with the game music. Keep a real tuner nearby.

Take the money you would spend on this game and put it toward lessons, tableture books, and the like and play along with real music.
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