The fastest way to learn guitar is now better than ever. Join over three million people who have learned to play guitar with the award-winning Rocksmith® method. Plug any real guitar or bass with a 1/4 inch jack directly into your PC or Mac and you’ll learn to play in just 60 days.
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Release Date: Oct 4, 2016

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October 18

Yes Song Pack - Rocksmith 2014 Edition DLC

Learn to play 5 prog hits by the British progressive rock band Yes! “Owner Of A Lonely Heart”, “I’ve Seen All Good People”, “Heart Of The Sunrise”, “Starship Trooper”, and “Roundabout” will be available today on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Steam. The songs may be posted later for players in territories served by the EU PlayStation Store due to differences in publishing times. See the tunings and arrangements below.
“Owner Of A Lonely Heart” – E Standard - Lead/Rhythm/Bass
“I’ve Seen All Good People” – E Standard - Lead/Rhythm/Bass
“Heart Of The Sunrise” – E Standard - Lead/Rhythm/Bass
“Starship Trooper” – E Standard - Lead/Alt Lead/Rhythm/Bass
“Roundabout” – E Standard - Lead/Rhythm/Bass

Click here for a direct link to the Yes song pack with all five songs. For individual songs from the pack, click the song name above.

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October 11

2000s Mix II - Rocksmith 2014 Edition Remastered DLC

Learn to play 3 hits from the 2000s spanning hard rock, a modern cover of a classic southern rock hit, and a chart topping alt rock single! “Cold” by Crossfade, “Simple Man” by Shinedown, and “How To Save A Life” by The Fray will be available today on Xbox Live, PlayStation Network, and Steam. The songs may be posted later for players in territories served by the EU PlayStation Store due to differences in publishing times. See the tunings and arrangements below.
“Cold” by Crossfade – Drop D - Lead/Rhythm; D Standard: Bass
“Simple Man" by Shinedown – E Standard - Lead/Rhythm/Bass
“How To Save A Life" by The Fray – E Standard - Lead/Bass; Capo Required: Rhythm

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About This Game

The fastest way to learn guitar is now better than ever. Join over three million people who have learned to play guitar with the award-winning Rocksmith® method. Plug any real guitar or bass with a 1/4 inch jack directly into your PC or Mac and you’ll learn to play in just 60 days.

With Rocksmith you can learn everything from single notes to chords and advanced techniques, all at your own pace. You’ll learn fast because it adapts to your skill level as you play, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player.

Rocksmith® 2014 Edition – Remastered includes a free downloadable update with a customizable learning curve, expanded practice tools, stat tracking, improved menus, and more. If you already own the original game, you can download the remastered updates for free at launch on October 4; there’s no need to repurchase.

This remastered version also includes six free bonus songs.

“Three Little Birds” by Bob Marley & The Wailers 
“Suspicious Minds” by Elvis Presley 
“Some Nights” by FUN. 
“I Want You Back” by Jackson 5 
“Hey Ya!” by Outkast 
“Drops of Jupiter” by Train

System Requirements

Mac OS X
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
175.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
I didn't even realize when my guitar skills have improved, untill my father said: dude you're playing so much better.
I was very beginner guitar player when I bought this game and probably without Rocksmith I'll play "Smoke on the water" and "Come as you are" untill these days (18.10.16). Game is awsome and doesn't matter you're beginner or advanced guitar player. You can learn every single part of any song you want. Learn Guitar and Bass techniques and make your own tone and that's not all.

In my opionion only one weak Rocksmith point is that the game requires Real Tone Cabel. Cabel is expensive (I have paid 139 PLN which is over 30 EURO) and hard to get (I have spent few weeks at searching good offer).

I would recommend it to everybody. 10/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
176.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 21
If you're looking to pick up the guitar, it can go without saying that Rocksmith is one of the greatest places to start at. A vast library of songs continuing to expand through DLC, tutorials ranging from two-handed tapping to just putting on your guitar strap, and even the ability to emulate bass so you won't go hungry... The results are undeniable.

Rocksmith will teach you the guitar.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
547.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
This is my favourite game of all time. I would highly recommend it to anyone who's thought of learning to play electric guitar or bass, I purchased my first electric guitar and bass when the first game was released and I've been playing ever since on Xbox on now on PC. It gets expensive with all the DLC but since I've built my collection over time, it's been just a little here and there.

My only issue is with the Real Tone cable. I've had endless problems with the two I have since I switched to Windows 8 and then 10. The drivers continue to be a problem with the cable not being recognized by most of my faster USB ports. I had to buy a powered USB 2.0 hub to get it to work with Windows 10. I know others have had this problem as well.

The recent remastered edition is great. It fixed all of the little annoying things about the menus. My favourite is that you can now access all versions of a song from the song's top page, no need to dig in each instrument to see what's avaialble.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
916.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
Alright, SO, recently I made a review for Rocksmith when I was fuming and incoherent. I now figured out what happened to my game. Also note I have spent about 400$ on Ubisoft products (Rocksmith Guitar, 2 Cables, Software, and bought DLC) **I bought DLC as recently as 3 months ago.

So I've been playing for 1-2 years now and have been downloading CDLC over that time, at random. Whenever I wanted a different song I would just go and pick it up. I developed quite the list of songs and was happy with what I had for probably the past 4-5 months without getting more cdlc. Recently, October 14th 2016 to be exact, I start up rocksmith remastered with the patcher; note this had worked fine for the past 2 weeks (with the updated patcher). Hitting enter to get into the accounts screen I immediately notice there is only one account, it says "F U C KYOU" instead of any of my account names. I logged into the account (at first I thought I might have been hacked or something) and none of the dlc that I had bought were there or my cldc; I launched with the patcher. After a repeated attpemt, I figured UBISOFT had done this to make sure people were buying their DLC instead of downloading CDLC.

I really don't care (even though it's unprofessional at best) because if you delete the game (which deletes all the cdlc and reinstall) it gives you the game back and your dlc. Which I've done, and probably will still continue to play, but this is really cheap because most of the cdlc I downloaded was USER content. Why should USER content have the same copyright problems as your specific DLC content? Any way I don't care but I thought people should know about this before buying the game. It's an incredible tool but this is not fair to a repeat customer like myself.

My last review was really bad, just swearing and incoherent. I needed to fix that so I deleted the last one lol. It's best to wait a few days when your mad at a game. ANNNDDD all I'm saying is this could've been handled a THOUSAND different ways, but they chose to put "F U C KYOU" without a warning.

This is ANNECDOTAL at this point I didn't screen cap because I was fuming mad, the game works fine now and I'm not about to try it again.
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13 of 31 people (42%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
29.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 16
I've had an excellent experience with the game in the past two years. Recently I wasn't playing anymore but last week I log'd in to play one of my favorite songs and there it was... NOTHING. The game just doesn't run anymore after the update to the "remastered" ed. That's just *%#$ up. All the songs i've bought and that exclusive real tone cable... Just became trash. There are magical solution on the internet but extracting a third party folder into my system is just too naive thinking that crackers wouldn't have some access of my data. Well.... What can I say.... was a good game. Now it's not even playable. Thx for that Ubisoft.
-> UPDATE: So I've done a lot of reading throughout this huge forum topic (all about problems for the remastered ed.):

A ton of people have all sorts of problems with the game. Some of them are even trying to sue Ubisoft in order to get their money back. It's really F*%#$ up.

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435 of 440 people (99%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
306.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 10, 2014
Having played guitar for nearly seven years now in rock, metal, blues, and jazz, I was really needing something that put interest back into playing, like a new piece of gear. I found that in Rocksmith, and played it nearly 35 hours in my first five days of owning it. I love having the callouses back. That being said, the game is not perfect. I'll make a simple rundown of pros and cons for simplicity.
- Definitely inspires you to play and learn songs. Whether you find your own style of playing before or after you learn a steaming pile of songs, it's always good to learn said steaming pile of songs. Rocksmith will definitely help you do this in a fun, relaxed, pseudo-Guitar Hero environment.
- Has a nearly flawless session mode where you can construct your own band that has a wide variety of styles, sounds, progressions, and can play in all the basic modes and scales with all 12 roots. It also has a very helpful and changable neck layout to show you exactly what scale they recommend you use. This is like a loop station +4, people!
- Songs have a fluid difficulty. If the game sees you rock, it'll make the next bit a little bit harder. If it sees you're having a lot of trouble, it'll dial it down. This spans from pretty much root notes only to having every note be invisible. This game has an infuriating way of making you learn songs ;).
- Has a sometimes helpful section repeater for every song.
- Has a MASSIVE amp emulator where you can try out digital versions of generic and some name brand gear to see what you want for a new song or purchase. These are all dependant on the quality of your computer speakers of course, but it's still nice to have a reference.
- You can change your tone in the middle of a song if you despise song's preset tone.
- An interesting pro, this program's DLC and price per song is generally roughly the same if not cheaper than sheet music, and you get a lot more. You get to hear the song, see a visual representation of how it's played, get alternate lead, rhythm, and bass parts, and a preview of how the guitarist got their tone with the amp emulator. Plus you get to beat the snot out of it over and over and score points.
- There are several other little pros scattered throughout, but these are the big ones.

- My worst complaint with the game: Some of the ways this game has you play songs are ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS (yes, I mean to shout), and there's no way to change what frets it wants you to play from what I can tell. Fortunately, the game is just based on tone recognition, so if you can play it on a different string and it's easier for you, do it that way. Problem is, you have to ditch the way the game wants you to play at that point, so there's no on screen reference. For example, Are You Mine by the Arctic Monkies has you sliding all around the neck. I have learned to play it to where I hardly have to move from the second fret. Ultimately, this is kind of beneficial, as you should be learning the way you want to play, and hopefully that's without having to watch the Rocksmith screen. On a similar note, some of the rookie ways of playing songs can actually be harder than the advanced way because you don't know all of what's being played. This is a problem for me as an advanced guitarist because it's easier for me to play by chord names rather than some stepwise building of chords throughout the song.
- The other pretty unfortunate bit of this game is that it has a serious case of death-by-interface when you're first starting out. Everything the guitarist played on the song has to come down this alley at you and convey, in it's entirety, everything about that note: string, fret, duration, slidel vibrato, bend, temolo picking, harmonics, tapping, hammerons, pulloffs, anything that the guitarist could do has to be contained in that one tiny note flying toward you, and it's one of several at a time. The game will modulate this problem a bit by removing some of the extra things like bends and tremolo, but this is still serious information overload, so be prepared to have some difficulty with reading what's happening for a pretty long time.
- The nearly flawless session mode's one flaw is that it changes dynamically with how you play, which in terms of musical expression, is not always the best way to do it. Do you want to rip a screaming solo while the band lays back? Ehh... This will have problems figuring out what you want. Conversely, are you trying to rip a screaming solo, and the band's dying away? This happens too, especially when your guitar is producing rather low output like with tapping. It may be great to change with the band, but when you both follow each other, pretty soon the band stops playing 'cause you're too quiet.
- The riff repeater can slow down parts and manually change difficulty, which is good, but all these parts are pre-determined by the game. If you have a problem with one part at the very end of a solo, it's very likely you'll have to play through the whole solo a billion times to get it right and understand what you're doing, which may or may not be a good thing. Also, and this is infuriating, the slowing down of a song has no metronome or click track that I can find, and past about 80% speed, the audio quality is so bad you can't tell what's happening anyways. Good luck finding a tempo here. You're better off just watching what is happening at slow speed and trying to master it at full speed from there.
- The tone recognition isn't perfect, and it never is. This is extremely frustrating if you're going for note streaks, mastery score, and basic video game statistics. I've missed chords in the middle of strumming a long line of the same chords just because the game herps a derp (It was punk rock. 1/8th note power chords? Don't tell me I randomly missed one lol).
- A few nitpicky things here: On the minigames, the notifications can seriously get in the way of what you're trying to see so you can play the right thing. The score attack sounds are also extremely distracting when you're trying to rock your awesomest.
- And a technical note from one player to another: Always tune up. The game seems to hint that as long as you tune down to the right note (say for drop D), you're good. This is not always the case, especially if your strings are a little too thick for your nut. They can stay just a hair too tight on the playing end compared to the segment after the nut. This means that as soon as you bend or play one of the strings, your tension will equalize and you'll be slightly flat. So remember: Always go below the note you want and come up from below it. This could concieveably make you slightly sharp, but if you're having that much problem with string tensions, you need to get your nut slots widened for your apparently super-thick monster-tendon He-man/Hercules strings.

So, on the whole: Is it awesome? Yes. Will you learn guitar? Yes. Will you learn songs? Yes. Will you happily lose track of hours of your life? Yes. The review officially ends here, but I have a few personal notes for the dedicated reader.
Just remember while you're playing this game, take the time to learn what's comfortable and right for you. Just because Rocksmith says you should play a song a certain way doesn't make it right. You'll love guitar that much more if you find your own voice on it. This game will definitely teach you to play if that's what you're looking for, but always try to put your own spin on what you learn afterwards. For example, the game doesn't recognize if you play more notes than are in the song, so I always add my own licks, fills, and harmonies when my part gets quiet just so I can get a better feel for what I would want the song to sound like. By all means quote songs you love and guitarists you idolize, but don't become a riff junkie who brings nothing new to the table. Put your own inflections on their ideas, because that's what makes your playing interesting.
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528 of 545 people (97%) found this review helpful
283.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
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 my favorite 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's alright. It's implemented well and has a ton of options, but I and other friends find it odd that it follows you, rather than maintaining a constant rhythm for you to improv over. Your mileage may vary with it, but it's a welcome addition.

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'm an amateur guitarist, but 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 it makes it easy to practice.
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386 of 404 people (96%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
398.9 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: December 24, 2013
Warning: Richard Connell was wrong. This is the most dangerous game.

I don't play other videogames anymore. Guitar has eaten my life. Don't send help. Buy tickets to my shows instead.
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388 of 408 people (95%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
1,052.1 hrs on record
Pre-Release Review
Posted: November 20, 2014
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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19.9 hrs
Posted: October 22
Just download it already
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8.7 hrs
Posted: October 21
I love this thing. It makes practice fun! It makes learning new songs a blast! It lets you use your guitar as a game controller! I can't wait to try out the new features of the free Remastered update!
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Hobbes De Leon
123.3 hrs
Posted: October 21
Rated M for MUDA
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15.5 hrs
Posted: October 19
Fantastic and fun way to learn guitar. I'm self taught for nearly two years now, BUT am on and off with guitar, so its not exactly nearly two years. Just some experience here and there I guess. However, this "game" has helped me re-undersand the basics of guitar to what I never knew about (new things). I've learned a few songs within just a couple of minutes. Not clean yet, but still up to a point of pretty decent. I highly recommend this to anyone willing to invest time into learning guitar. I give this a 4 out of 5. Could be better, but I dont know what exactly is lacking. Could be just me, and also sometimes my notes don't register no matter how many times I hit the note over and over, and or how hard I hit the note, and I'd be force to redo lessons over and over even when my tone knobs are adjusted to the max. PRS Custom 22 SE is what I use just for a side note.
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7.9 hrs
Posted: October 19
i likes it i dos
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16.4 hrs
Posted: October 19
awesome game. thought it'd be a gimmick but it's definitely one of the best ways to learn guitar. tried a few other self-teaching methods and none have engaged me nearly as much. i also feel like its harder to plateau because the game gives you so much to work on. highly recommend
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36.0 hrs
Posted: October 19
Great game for supplementary guitar learning/practice. Horrible if you are using this as your only way of learning guitar
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✪ MayheM
28.0 hrs
Posted: October 19
nice game
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