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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June 28

Independence Day Song Pack - Rocksmith 2014 Edition DLC



Learn to play 4 patriotic songs which span folk rock, country, funk, and classic rock in honor of America’s Independence Day! “American Pie” by Don McLean, “Only In America” by Brooks & Dunn, “Living In America” by James Brown, and “The Star Spangled Banner/4th Of July Reprise” by Boston 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-1TAKtFmDqU
“American Pie” by Don McLean – E Standard – Lead/Rhythm/Bass
“Only In America” by Brooks & Dunn – E Standard – Lead/Rhythm/Bass
“Living In America” by James Brown – E Standard – Lead/Rhythm/Bass
“The Star Spangled Banner/4th Of July Reprise” by Boston – E Standard – Lead/Rhythm; Drop D - Bass


Click here for a direct link to Independence Day Song Pack with all four songs. For individual songs from Independence Song Pack, click the song name above.

For more information visit http://www.rocksmith.com

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June 21

Incubus II Song Pack - Rocksmith 2014 Edition DLC



Learn to play four more big alt-rock hits from Incubus! The Incubus Song Pack II for Rocksmith 2014 Edition 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.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S2k9wT7_rzA
“Drive” – E Standard – Lead/Rhythm/Bass
“Pardon Me” – E Standard – Lead/Rhythm/Bass
“Stellar” – E Standard – Lead/Rhythm/Bass
“Megalomaniac” – E Standard – Lead/Rhythm/Bass

Click here for a direct link to Incubus Song Pack II with all four songs. For individual songs from Incubus Song Pack II, click the song name above.

For more information visit http://www.rocksmith.com

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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
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oribi
( 3.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I've been playing guitar on and off for some years now and what I find the most disheartening after a long break is returning to the instrument and experiencing skill decay from the lack of practise. This is where Rocksmith 2014 comes in! If it were not for my puny callus-less fingers, I'd probably spend all day practising riffs, revising chords and working on general technique. The game keeps track of my progress and keeps throwing new stuff to do in my face. And before you know it a couple of hours have passed. Always new goals and song specific advice. I get to start out softly with a new song and I have different tools for learning the full versions at my own pace. I simply don't notice how much I am flubbing around because the game keeps me focused on progress and goals.

There's also a bunch of the mini games I haven't tried yet, but I can see many nice additions since the first edition of Rocksmith. The session mode is also a decent addition, in that you get to use all your hard earned skills more freely with backing instruments.

I find that the main draw of RS2014 is the motivational aspect, it gets you playing, it gets you practising. The game is not a replacement for a music teacher, since it cannot correct bad finger placement or perfectly detect the notes you play each time. It also lacks things in the music theory department, but you can find supplemental resources online easily these days. Maybe in ten years time, when the technology is there, we'll have a perfect artificial guitar teacher in RS.

The current RS2014 is one of the better education games out there, I'd say.
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FelipeFritschF
( 30.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
An absolutely unique and excellent game... program... teacher?

Rocksmith makes good on its promises of being a efficient, fast and (extremely) fun way of learning guitar (or bass). I have been playing for roughly 10 days and making more consistente, notable progress that I could ever hope for with a paid, limited-hour teacher, or the myriad of unorganized videos and programs around the Internet. Rocksmith has an unique edge on them by providing you with dynamic tracking of your progress, adjusting difficulty and providing many suggestions and options for you try to improve your skills, having easy to understand lessons on multiple techniques and aspects of playing guitar, a good and varied number of songs (which you can greatly increase with cheap official DLC, or free community-made ones), as well as unique and interesting minigames and oppotunities for focused, efficient learning. After all, practice doesn't make perfect, perfect pratice makes perfect.

Still, Rocksmith is far from perfect. There are a couple of glitches and incosistencies here and there, some weird mechanics, a lack of variety for some of its more unique features, and the game fails to specifcally recognize some more specific nuances when recognizing notes, like harmonics. It also doesn't do much in the way of teaching you music theory or how to improvise. Session Mode feels like a novelty more than anything, and a beta implementation at the most. In the end, even playing actual licensed songs is little more than having a tab coming at you in pretty graphics, since the game has, unfortunately, no multitrack options, and you merely hear the sound of your guitar "over" the original recording. I mean, this was something even Guitar Hero was capable of doing (however there are some custom DLC that allow for this). Nonetheless, it is still extremely satisfying.

My biggest gripe, though, comes from the fact that RS doesn't fully utilize the possibilities of modern gaming. We have seen many games on Steam which ranged from mediocre to downright bad on launch, only to be progressively improved with each update and DLC, free or not. Rocksmith 2014, however, limits itself to launching new songs as DLC (which it has been doing with excellent frequency!), there are no new features, new Guitarcade games or obvious refinements (like a search function) coming our way; testament to this game being published by Ubisoft, which has never been very fond of supporting their games for a long time. Perhaps in Rocksmith 2017?
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Jesse
( 24.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
love it.

been playing guitar for atleast 8 years now... the game takes a great way to teach songs to new and old guitar players alike... and with so much dlc, your going to find great music to learn. music from lamb of god to nickelback to acdc.

highly recomend to some one wanting to learn... or even an experianced player that wants to learn new songs with out the repitition of looking at tabs for days.
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CreepingDeth2U
( 77.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
What do I say about Rocksmith 2014? First, can you learn to play guitar or bass from Rocksmith. I cannot say whether or not you can learn to play guitar from this software. I have been playing guitar for about 20 years. Second, can you learn songs for rhythm, lead and bass guitar? So as a tool to learn songs for performing and recording guitar and bass, its here. I have learned and recorded several songs from Rocksmith with rhythm, lead and bass guitar. Could I have learned these songs without Rocksmith? Probably! It would not have been near as fun or intuitive as it is with Rocksmith.

New songs continue to be released each week. Some I buy and some I don't. Plenty of choice for me.

Rocksmith 2014 is a no brainer must buy too me. Just don't forget to buy the cable first. Waiting for the cord to arrive was torture.
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cman
( 4.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I have been playing electric guitar for about four years now and I thought that this would be a fun way to spice up my practive routine. and it is very fun but it caters more to the guitar hero fans than musicians. Their approach to learning also encourages mistakes as the note imput is sloppy. The game starts you at full speed and minimal notes instead of starting you at a lower speed with all of the notes and chords. I know that beginners may be intimidated by all the information of a full song, but some of these songs are very beginner friendly for this type of learning. I know that in riff mode you can slow it down to half speed but it should be done at the first attempt in order to really learn a song. also for those looking to learn guitar beware, you can have very very sloppy technique and still get a 100 %. you are better off finding a good teacher. Note I used an MIA standard Telecaster.
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G.I.R Unit
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Great game. Best way to learn the guitar!
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SHODAN
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Like Guitar Hero, only you actually learn guitar.
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TheNextGuy
( 91.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
For better or worse, this game made me feel like a rockstar.
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Chill McCoolGuy
( 14.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Recaptures a lot of the rockstar feel of the classic Guitar Hero and Rock Band games. Dynamically adapts the difficulty midsong if you're doing well, so you're always being challenged and always improving. Makes learning the guitar a really fun experience, and it's nice that what you pick up in the game can transition so seamlessly to the outside world.
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Minare
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
Don't buy this.

Its require a Stupid DRM cable to run with your guitar, and it cost more than the game.Super overpriced.
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139 of 141 people (99%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
191.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 29
This game is interesting and fun even if you don’t want to learn guitar.

Pros:
It really teaches you.
Informative.
You can play it even if you don’t have any experience with guitar.
Many lessons.
Various mini-games.
Riff-repeater (you can repeat part of a song, slow it down, see your mistakes etc.)
Session mode - good way to learn scales.
Good price.

Cons:
No music theory lessons (It would be great to have at least beginner level)..
RS2014 miss some notes (especially low E string on first frets).
Game will count some notes and chords even if you miss them or play wrong (for example palm\fret muting).
Song progress freezes - you can play song for 90%+ accuracy/mastery, but some parts of song still stay on “easy level” (To fix this you need start that part in Riff-repeater on 100% and then press “resume song” from ESC.menu.).
No global statistics (like those huge graphs of your success etc.)

About the game:
Half of my life I listened metal\rock\electronic rock music, but I never thought about playing e-guitar, then I saw this game and listened Amon Amarth - As Loke Falls (omg I love that intro - I tried to learn it when I was creating this review, and now I can play it, now I must focus on alternate picking to play all song). RS2014 interested me - you can play and you can learn, this was something new to me. So I bought this game ,cheap guitar and cable to try it.

Good interface, interesting modes, various guitar amp\pedal effect settings. There are a lot of DLC’s (official and not) - you can find almost all you want from reggae (which is not represented in game) to game music. Game freezes sometimes (like once in week for me, may be that because of broken unofficial DLC). Overall game is good and worth money.

I started with games - simple Nintendo-like games like duck shooting, street racers e.t.c. After like 10 hours of playing I decided that it is time to try some songs - playing with you favourite bands that is something, even hitting 1 string is super fun, I never had so much fun playing games.
After like week of “playing” songs I decided that it is time for next step “Lessons”. Rocksmith covers like 80-90% of all you need to know about guitar playing only questions I had\have are about my better posture\picking\sitting\guitar holding methods\thumb position.
I played every day for 1 hour minimum. Whole month I played lessons and after I finished all to 80-100% “score” I thought “Now I am ready to Rock \m/!”. RS2014 have very interesting thing - “Session mode” where you can play along selected instruments, learn scales or use metronome. So after I “finished” lesson mode - I launched Session mode to Rock like hell. I hit strings and instead of epic music heard nothing even close to what normal people call “music” that was random note pickings\bends. “I suck”, “Time to uninstall and die”, “60 day challenge”...

So what was wrong with me or is it game? -nothing is wrong here, you can’t play like Slash after 2 months in Rocksmith, sorry. Then where is problem, why I felt so badly? I could play some songs like to 90%, but when I try session - almost nothing (I can play some parts from songs but no improvisation). Main reason for that is - game teach you how to play Guitar, but almost nothing about how to play music. You can learn how to drive a car, but how you will ride if you don’t know any rules? And that was the answer for my suffering - game gives you good start, then you must walk by yourself - and here comes youtube, books, lessons etc. After Rocksmith you will feel more comfortable with guitar, you will understand what that cool guy on youtube says about technique.
And I continued to practice, even more every day. I watched many videos on youtube, read forums about techniques (how I hate my boney fingers when I practice bar chords). Next I decided to buy new guitar and amp to practice without RS.

2 months after that (5 total in RS) I hear some melodies and clean sound when I play , I still can’t play good improvisation, but I can see progress - from someone who picks string, then looks at monitor and picks next one, to someone who can play some songs to 90-100% and play without RS2014. With all my progress I still think that I suck - and that is normal too, it is called “Learning”. More you play more critical you become to yourself. I still play RS everyday, downloaded many DLC’s - some easy, some hard. With time you will play better, you will see mistakes what you are making (wrong finger placement, wrong hand position) and understand how to fix them - for example now I more and more try to place my fingers correctly and mute strings that aren’t used when I play, month ago I hadn't even thought about it.

Worst thing in all this is when I start comparing time wasted on other games and time I played Rocksmith. 169h in RS gave me more emotions, skill, progression and joy than all other games with 4000h+ together - so much time wasted.

Try Rocksmith, it can change your life.

Some thoughts about game:
Many people ask same question over and over again: “Meh cool, but can you play without RS? Can? Silly game!”
Well there are 2 different things - learning song and playing it. You can read book many times, but you still can’t repeat it word by word - same with songs. It is possible to play without Rocksmith if you Learn a song.

Don’t waste your time and go to real teacher.
Well that is good advice. I even hear stories, that in our small city we have someone who can teach you for bottle of vodka for 1 lesson (1-2 hours). Some people don’t have money for teachers. And even if you take lessons - Rocksmith can help you learn faster (session mode\or repeater). Plus this game is cheap,and you can buy it on Summer sale.

Ubisoft:
Only problems I had with game are freezes (only killing process helps) when you start song. And I think because of bad Custom DLC songs. Game runs without lags, no sound delays, easy interface.

Real Tone Cable:
There are horror stories about how often this cable breaks - I use it every day and it still working without any problems. Also I heard there are cheap alternatives.

DLC:
Official are made by Ubisoft with all copyrights etc. and are sold for money (you can buy them twice cheaper on Sale). Unofficial DLC’s made by users\players and can be downloaded for from customsforge.com. There are many songs from games - try search: Doom, Morrowind, Skyrim, Darren Korb (Bastion), Mass Effect M4 Part II by Faunts - 8 minute song which will melt your hands :D and many more.

Gear:
My first guitar was Rocktile Pro ST60-BK (also bought real tone cable).
Now I have Epiphone Les Paul Standard (Black), Marshall MG10CF amp, Boss DS-1 pedal.

Useful lessons (search on Youtube):Steve Stine,Lessonface,SecretGuitarTeacher, BB King Guitar Lessons.
justinguitar.com

Thank you for reading, I hope that my experience with RS2014 help you make decision to buy it (or not.).
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179 of 207 people (86%) found this review helpful
172 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Tried to play Angel of Death by Slayer. The spirit of Jeff Hanneman jumped out of my computer, punched me in the balls and told me to come back when I was man enough. 10/10 would fail at Slayer again.
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Rocksmith 2014 is amazing. I began playing guitar at 12, and when I was 13, I got the original Rocksmith for my Xbox 360. I played the heck out of it, and it helped me learn many techniques I would have otherwise never known about. I have since progressed with my ability to play guitar, and bought Rocksmith 2014 on my PC. I was very grateful that my RealTone Cable from my Xbox 360 was compatible with my PC. I started the game up, and shreded away. The best part about the Rocksmith franchise is that it is not biased towards beginers or experts. You can start the game knowing nothing about how to play guitar/bass, but if you give the game some time, it will pay off, I promise. The best feeling while playing this game is when you reach 100%+ mastery on a song. I remember the first time I did. I noticed the notes seemed to be fading away until they did not show up anymore. It was as if I was jamming to this song in my room. The game automatically put the song on "Master Mode" seeing as I had already been hitting every note. I finished the song, and I was ecstatic to see that I had 104% mastery. This game is for anyone interested in learning guitar, or simply just jamming if you already know how to play. Do be warned though, it's like being on a diet; results do not show up overnight. If you want improvement, give the game time and patience, and be sure to practice frequently.
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21 of 28 people (75%) found this review helpful
20 people found this review funny
Recommended
103.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
I've been practicing R U Mine for a year and I can honestly say this product worked because R U Mine is the only song I can play
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17 of 23 people (74%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
290.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 25
Literally taught me how to play guitar. Stared with 0 experience and 0 clue. Now able to play anything. 10/10 would buy another 50 times.

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9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
It isn\'t a music teacher and it can\'t spot things that you\'re physically doing wrong (like using the pads of your fingers instead of the tips, or having your nails too long), but this will teach you more than enough to be confident in picking up a guitar at a party and playing in front of everyone. When you get to the advanced levels you\'ll be surprised how much you really do know. It snuck up on me and Rocksmith made sure that I was having a blast the whole time. Oh, and it does stuff for those bass players, too, but I forgive it. :P
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21 of 35 people (60%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
Recommended
42.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 30
Raise your horns!
Raise them up to the sky!
We will drink to glory tonight
Raise your horns for brave fallen friends
We will meet where the beer never ends
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
It's like Guitar Hero, but with a real guitar.
It's pretty good, and will actually teach you songs. Although the multiplayer being constricted to local only is annoying, meeting up with friends to jam is a fun experience. New songs get added to the game very regularly.

I'd reccomend it if you either want a hard, realistic version of guitar hero, or want an easy and fun way to learn songs. (I would not, however, reccomend making this your only method of learning songs.)
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
142.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
Very easy review to write, it's a freaking great program.

Pros:

Rocksmith 2014 is a tremendously efficient guitar tutor masked cleverly as enjoyable entertainment. If you have any desire to learn guitar or bass you owe it to yourself to pick this up. Even at full retail price it is bus fare compared to one-on-one guitar training at a music store. You'll learn the same stuff, perhaps not the nitty gritty theory, but certainly the techniques as you would from a professional tutor but at a fraction of the cost... easy peasy decision.

You will Rock out... oh yes, you will.

The Steam version doesn't come with the cable but it can be sourced through Amazon and other retailers. Be aware that it 'could' cost more than just buying the physical box with the game DVD and cable when they're bought seperate.


The only Con:

Cost of DLC. Most songs are 3 bucks a piece, gets expensive fast. Buy packs where you can, and wait for Steam sales.



Cheers.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
A great way to practice and learn.
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