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.
User reviews: Very Positive (3,903 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 22, 2013

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"If you played Guitar Hero or Rock Band and wanted to learn to play a real guitar but didn't know where to start, Rocksmith is the place to start."
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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 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

Windows
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
88 of 88 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
93.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Rocksmith 2014

I'm absolutely in love with this game. Learning to play guitar or bass has never been more fun than this. All you need is your electric guitar or bass of choice, the game and a cable that you can buy in a lot of stores that sell things related to music or just electronics in general.

When you first start up the game you get to set up a few things just so that you get the most out of your Rocksmith experience. I went with the option of starting out as someone who has never played guitar previously although I did have some knowledge about how to play. If my memory isn't failing me you get to calibrate and tune your guitar before the game lets you continue onwards. The game then explains the basics and how the layout of the so called 'Note Highway' will show you what notes to hit on the guitar. After you've made it through the basics you're ready to go!

At the start menu there are a lot of options to choose from such as 'Learn a song', 'Lessons' and 'Guitarcade'.

As most other people I went with Learn a song instantly because I was so excited to start playing songs. If you chose the option of starting out as a complete beginner the game will take it easy in the beginning by only giving you a few notes now and then. It will feel slow but it was still enjoyable for me. The way this works is that the more notes you hit and the better you do will increase the amount of notes you get on screen. This is called 'Dynamic Difficulty' and is one of the main reasons Rocksmith actually works as well as it does.

I would recommend starting out in Lessons learning some more of the basic stuff like posture, picking and how to use a strap if you want to play while standing up. I think that most people, like me prefer sitting down when playing Rocksmith or they just don't have a strap to stand up. There are a lot of great lessons ranging from the more simple techniques like chords to the advanced stuff like tapping.

Something that a lot of beginners tend to neglect is the Guitarcade, I really think that the Guitarcade is one of the most important features of Rocksmith as the mini-games are fun and help you build up muscle memory that you will need if you want to play the guitar. One of the best mini-games for me is the 'String skip saloon' as it helps you learn to hit the right strings without looking. 'Ducks ReDux' is another important one teaching you the distance between the frets of your chosen instrument.

The most commonly asked question is probably: "Does Rocksmith 2014 really work?"

Yes! It most definitely works. It provides the motivation and fun aspect needed to learn to play the guitar and your favourite songs. If you are thinking about buying this game and your biggest concern is "does it actually work?" then buy it and see for yourself, I can guarantee that you will atleast to some degree improve your playing and general technique.

Rocksmith 2014 has to be one of my favourite games of all time just because of how detailed and enjoyable it is. A function that I didn't even discuss but is a great way to get better is the 'Riff Repeater'. It lets you slow down and practice certain sections of a song or a lesson and really fiddle around with a lot of settings to make it easier for you to learn. Also in 'Session mode' you can jam with AI musicians playing scales at your own tempo and with a lot of different instruments.

10/10

- Liam
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103 of 125 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
133.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 28
I didn't know how to play bass before rocksmith.
I didn't even know how to play bass after rocksmith.
I played it with my telecaster and stratocaster.

But then I got a Bass and rocksmith taught me how to play it.

10/10 now im all about dat bass
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38 of 39 people (97%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
57.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
I was that guy..

Ive probably tried learning guitar around 10 times since the age of 11. Always start of well... but then get bored with the lack of direction and inspiration.

UNTIL NOW!! After seeing this game advertised on steam and looking at videos I was intrigued enough to purchase it from amazon (free usb cable) I have been regularly putting in hours everyday and can definatly see improvements.

I could go on about all its amazing features, but I would like to keep this short. This game inspires you to believe that you can play guitar. The learning curve can be steep at times but the entertainment value makes it worthwhile. There is no doubt that down the line you will need to do your own research into theory etc. But this is by far the best software to get you playing songs you know!!

You can even download Custom DLC for FREE... Any song ive wanted to play, ive found..

Well done Ubisoft.. 10/10 Would lick guitar strings again.. :)
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94 of 132 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 6
Needs more cowbell
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69 of 103 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
20.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 13
I can live peacefully now knowing that my rock dream can and will come true. Being a 38 year old virgin living in his mom's basement has really taught me to be humble and to love everything about sex, drugs and rock and roll. I'm already buying my first kilo of cocaine and learn to speed ball. God save the Queen.
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