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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.
Release Date: Oct 22, 2013
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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$59.99

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$9.99

Downloadable Content For This Game

Rocksmith® Real Tone Cable

The Rocksmith™ Real Tone Cable is not included with the purchase of Rocksmith® 2014 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 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.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8
    • 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
    • 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

Mac System Requirements

    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
    • 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
469 of 485 people (97%) found this review helpful
224 products in account
11 reviews
149.0 hrs on record
This game is fantastic and is a must-buy if you play guitar. If you don't play guitar and are curious, it's actually good enough that I'd still recommend getting it. It is far and away the best music game on the market.

Be warned that it's more of a guitar practice tool than a game. But that's exactly what it should be: a practice tool that has just enough game-y design to keep it interesting, but not so much that it gets in the way of practicing. The only linear progression the game has is in the form of "missions" along the side of the menus that encourage you to try different things. You can ignore them entirely if you want, but sometimes they are very helpful (especially the ones associated with the Session mode, which teach you bits of relevant music theory). It's a well-designed experience.

The interface is very slick and the game has no loading time or lengthy transitions between browsing and playing songs. This is great news because the interface was the main flaw in Rocksmith 1. "Riff repeater" phrase rehearsing options are integrated into the pause menu, so you can drop into them on the fly while playing songs.

The soundtrack is excellent. It has hits (Knights of Cydonia, Paranoid Android, etc), more obscure music with fun guitar parts, and even a few tracks from small indie bands I have never heard of. The song Stay In by Jaws is one of the indie songs that stuck out to me. And it's very worth it to import Rocksmith 1 songs -- they have had their tabs updated to fix inaccuracies and to use new features in the new game (RS1 DLC songs have be updated as well).

The game has a Session mode, where you can load backing instruments, jam, and have them follow along with you. It works surprisingly well. If you want to jam but don't want to fiddle with drum machines, or you don't have musician friends that can come over, it's a pretty good substitute. It has many different types of drums, guitars, basses to choose from, you can set any key to use, the tempo, and how structured the jam is (no structure, 12 bar blues, etc).

There are also a number of Guitarcade mini-games that focus on various guitar techniques. They are a distraction for when you're bored with performing songs, but some of them are pretty amusing. There is even a House of the Dead 2 spoof where you play chords to shoot zombies.


I've only played guitar for about a year and a half, so I'm definitely still learning. It's thanks to Rocksmith that I've kept up with practicing as frequently as I have. When learning an instrument it's easy to get bored when it turns into a grind and you don't know what music to try. You need some structure. Rocksmith is that structure, and more.
Posted: November 26th, 2013
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121 of 130 people (93%) found this review helpful
363 products in account
7 reviews
163.1 hrs on record
If you think the first one was good, Rocksmith 2014 is light years ahead! RS2014 is faster, better and harder, automatic tone switching is awesome and the system that recognizes the notes has been improved and you will have to play really good if you want a good score, it's more responsive to mistakes but if you have problem with a riff or section the Riff Repeater will help you in a faster and simpler way.

Guitarcade is simply awesome, that section alone is worth the price of the game but if you're still hesitating, the game includes the Session Mode, that mode is simply one of the best innovations that I've seen in game history, seriously Rocksmith 2014 can be considered a game only because it's entertaining and fun but this software is a state of the art learning tool, it should be sold in instruments stores.

If you're willing to spend $100 an hour on a teacher better grab Rocksmith 2014 and use it to improve your skills, to get faster, to master some techniques, the first years of learning at music schools are always frustrating, hours and hours and hundreds of dollars to play boring scales, RS2014 will help you with that, you'll feel motivated and with practice and dedication you will be a better guitar or bass player, after that if you still want some proper music education you can always pay for lessons or a teacher but you won't struggle anymore with the basics and your teacher will see that you're not a beginner but a Rocksmith player, the real stuff!!! Now do yourself a favor and get rid of that ♥♥♥♥ty plastic joke, yeah I'm talking about that piece of crap Rock Band and Guitar Hero call a guitar LOL.
Posted: October 25th, 2013
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119 of 132 people (90%) found this review helpful
151 products in account
1 review
35.5 hrs on record
A very intelligently designed learning tool that teaches guitar and bass very effectively. In a short amount of time I've greatly improved my bass playing skills and have learned a lot of new techniques.
Posted: November 3rd, 2013
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71 of 83 people (86%) found this review helpful
335 products in account
2 reviews
239.1 hrs on record
Rocksmith will really help you improve on your skills, Rocksmith 2014 is a good sequel to the first game and is worth the purchase. I started off with Rocksmith 2012, played over 130 hours of that and here we are, 2013, over 120 hours of 2014 played and i am a hell of a lot better than i was at playing guitar before. Now, of course this does not replace an actual teacher but for the price, and the fun... It's very much worth it. The only thing i would like to say is there are issues that STILL have not been fixed. Tuning in this game is all over the place, one second the volume is too high and the next it's too low. But putting aside the small issues, i highly recommend this game, or the first game. Either will be great fun and help you become a GUUUITTARR LEGEND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Maybe not, but you will get close :]

*EDIT* There are now custom songs for 2014, and lots of them.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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61 of 72 people (85%) found this review helpful
96 products in account
1 review
27.8 hrs on record
Rocksmith 2014 is a great improvment to the original Rocksmith. It feels fluid and there is no more loadtimes in the same song when you try to Riffrepeat.
Having features like the Riffrepeater, tuner and all the guitarcade games, makes Rocksmith 2014 truly the fastest and by miles the most fun way to learn to play the guitar.
The Added session mode is one hell of a feature, just try it and play with a virtual band and it'll feel awesome and also you will learn new tricks.
Posted: November 25th, 2013
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