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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May 26

Chevelle Song Pack - Rocksmith 2014 Edition DLC



Learn to play 3 hard rock hits by American rockers Chevelle! “The Red,” “Hats Off To The Bull,” and “Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)”. See the tunings and arrangements below.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLgkc2AGNPs
“The Red” – C# Standard – Lead/Rhythm/Bass
“Hats Off To The Bull” – D Drop C – Lead/Rhythm/Bass
“Vitamin R (Leading Us Along)” – C# Drop B – Lead/Rhythm; Drop D- Bass

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

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

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May 17

Queensrÿche Song Pack - Rocksmith 2014 Edition DLC



Learn to play 3 heavy metal hits from the late 80s/early 90s from Queensrÿche! “Jet City Woman,” “Eyes Of A Stranger,” and “I Don’t Believe In Love” 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=CGN8l2qwZq8
“Jet City Woman” – E Standard – Lead/Rhythm/Bass
“Eyes Of A Stranger” – E Standard – Lead/Rhythm; Drop D - Bass
“I Don’t Believe In Love” – Drop D – Lead/Rhythm/Bass

Click here for a direct link to the Queensrÿche song pack with all three songs. For individual songs from the Queensrÿche song pack, 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

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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
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Znoz
( 169.3 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,JustinGuitar, BB King Guitar Lessons.

Thank you for reading, I hope that my experience with RS2014 help you make decision to buy it (or not.).
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DemØn Slayer
( 11.0 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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Clouby
( 428.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 28
Fantastic piece of software that makes guitar practice really enjoyable. You still have to put in a ton of work to get good at playing the guitar there is no way around that, but it motivates you to do so and gives you most of the tools you need. It lacks rhythm exercises, so make sure to work on that on your own including counting and picking patterns. I always lack the motivation to practice, but since I really get into the game, I haven't put my guitar down since. Highly recommend.
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Eleanor Amaranth Lockhart
( 27.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 27
I've used this game to learn both regular guitar and bass. It's great fun and certainly a better way to spend your time than Rock Band or Guitar Hero. What I will say is that if you, like me, struggle with rhythm, you may find yourself scoring very highly in Rocksmith but not being very ready to play actual guitar tabs - not because you can't read them, but because the game can't detect rhythm very well. That said, it's so much fun and it does teach real guitar skills.
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Destrier
( 8.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
If you play rock electric guitar or have ever thought about playing it, buy this game now. I've been playing for over 25 years and on day 1 with Rocksmith not only had a blast, but improved my playing.
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po0ty
( 159.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
helped me start playing alot. hope the next rocksmith has a better cable tho
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Solidus Jungle
( 24.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Girls start to pay attention to me after I doing sick riff on Voodoo Child (Slight Return) on difficulty 1
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Richard Richard
( 44.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
I could already play guitar/bass to a substantial level before I bought this game, however, the game has tought me a thing or two about the guitar. I would definitelly recommend this game to someone who wants to start playing the guitar as songs start off extremely simple and then eventually get to their full dificulty. But before you buy, make sure you have the Rocksmith cable, or else you will not be able to connect your instrument to the computer.
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michael.nunez005
( 579.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
I honestly LOVE this game. I had tried learning the guitar before and after having the rocksmith experience I sincerely feel that the develpoers of this game came up with a fantastic learning tool for the guitar. Really great job!!! I'd love to see som improvements in terms of the steam site and the DLC. Also, i'm a big fan of the DLC, keep em coming!!! My only problem with the DLC is that the list inside my actual game is not current which is kind of annoying and the DLC page in the actual steam browser never opens up... I've purchased my DLC through the rocksmith page by scrolling down but even that list does not include all the DLC that has come out. Either way fixing it in the game i think would be best because it is easier to sort through. Also would love to see eventually Rocksmith incorporates vocals and keyboards, it's such a great way to learn and at the very least i feel that singing is an integral part of playing guitar. Anyways those are just my thoughts on how to make things a bit better but as i stated previously this is a really efficient and fun way to learn how to play the guitar!!! TWO THUMBS UP!!!!!!
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aarons2474
( 1,625.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
The tuner doesn't even work right most of the time...do you think the songs are more or less complicated than an open string note? Exactly...
I spend more time trying to figure out how to get my game to work right then I do actually playing the ♥♥♥♥ing thing...I HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS WITH THIS GAME AND UBISOFT IS ABSOLUTELY NO HELP BECAUSE THEY BASICALLY IGNORE YOU...
Just take a look at the number of thumbs down that are in the DLC reviews and you will get an idea of how poorly some of these songs are done...
Many songs the tone is absolutely terrible-I MEAN ♥♥♥♥ING UNBEARABLE! Pearl Jam is a prime example of this, along with the movie song pack(from what I hear-I don't own that one)...
Down tuned songs are even worse, especially if you are told to play an accented note-it won't be recognized-which leads me to wonder why they are even there...
Most of my lessons do not work-not even slowed down to 75% in Riff Repeater...
Many songs, where there is a sustain after a hammer-on or pull-off, there is a delay after the hammer-on or pull-off which isn't usually a problem unless its a song like "Love Gun"...the 5-7 hammer-on played on the E string is rarely recognized because of that slight delay...
The RealTone Cable is not well made, at all...I have gone through a few...
AND IF YOU NEED ASSISTANCE WITH YOUR GAME UBISOFT WILL NOT HELP YOU, I HATE EVERYTHING ABOUT THOSE ♥♥♥♥ING ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥S...
You are much more likely to get a reply from some ♥♥♥♥♥ that thinks he knows it all than any help from Ubisoft...
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Mannerheim
( 32.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Fun, with many problems of the original fixed such as the horrible menus. Unfortunately the gamification elements (different stages etc) from the original were removed. They were a big reason for me to keep playing. Can recommend.
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ARIALTARGET70
( 44.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
There isn't much to actually say about this game. It's basically Rock Band (or Guitar Hero) with an ACTUAL guitar! Your six strings are color coded so you can easily find the string to strum (for example, the red string is the thickest string on the guitar, yellow is next, blue after that and so on). Next is the fretboard in the game, it shows numbers on the interface (3, 5, 7, 9, 12 and the other dot places). It also comes with an in game tuner for many different setups (unlike the original 2). Also something I chose this game over the original was the official songs (songs that come with the game, not DLC), it has AWESOME tracks, not just stuff by bands that got famous by these games (with a few exceptions), it's got Bat Country by Avenged Sevenfold, Say It Ain't So by Weezer (side note, I've spent the most time here because it's good practice for chords), My Own Summer by Deftones and many more!

There is one BIG downside to this game though, the way the game's programmed, you need a pretty good guitar with brand new strings, and not too many pickups and stuff. I don't know why but, sometimes the game reads your tuning as right in the tuner then says you're tuning is completely off during a song. Here's a good example, you tune your guitar as close to the 0 mark as you can get (in this one, that's near impossible to do), then you strum the right note at the right time, and it says you either didn't hit it or you hit it late. All because of the way it's programmed. If you don't have a $5,000 guitar, I recommend you get the original Rocksmith as it isn't as picky with your tuning...
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PoyoDiablo
( 509.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
This game (well, a small part of it is actually a game, mostly it's a tool) does the job pretty well. I learned from scratch using Rocksmith, I'm currently at nearly 500 hours of play and still have a long way (yeah, to the top) but I'm having more and more fun.
The base tracklist is limited, so be prepared to buy some DLCs (which, for once, I'm happy to pay for). Overall, there's more that 800 titles and growing every week, with tracks of every style, you'll find something you like for sure (and sometimes will discover bands you didn't know)
So, you'll learn songs on lead / rythm guitar and/or bass, in solo or coop(!), but there's also a couple of mini-games and some lessons, I guess ideally takiong some "real life" lessons won't hurt if you want to take it seriously, but it's not mandatory if you just want to have fun.
Oh, and there's a leaderboard, with 4 levels: easy, medium, hard and master.
I spend all by spare time on Rocksmith, so yeah, I recommend it!
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Temporal Enigma
( 14.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
I have been playing guitar for several years now but during my early learning years I decided to pick this game up as a tool to help me learn. While the game does have several minigames that teach you things like scales, bending, and picking patterns, I didn't really appreciate them until long after I learned guitar. For me, this game didn't do too well on teaching me how to play guitar, but I can't say the same for others. There is one thing that this game has taught me and that is how to pay these songs. Too often songs get incorrectly translated (especially for electric guitar and especially online) and it is very refreshing to find something that will not only teach you how to play the song correctly, but will also teach you the rhythm guitar and bass parts as well as dynamically adjusting to your skill level. This game is very fun and a great way to learn new songs or even just pass the time.
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Jack Bauer
( 64.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
Want to learn to play? Get this.
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BlackDino
( 13.8 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
*Bass players perspective*
So i picked this game up a while ago on PS4
After not having fun and learning on that i thought i would give it another try on PC
And i have to say this is the most fun ive had playing an instrument
Its because of this game im passing music this year at school
Im also learning how to play the guitar off this and its the easiest learning system ive used
The fact that i can pick up a bass or guitar and learn a song in a few days while being showed and letting the game adjust to your learning style is amazing
I Highly recommend getting this and learning an instument
The high range of cheap and fun DLC songs will keep you entertained and learning in the long run
So yea
Buy this and learn easily
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Nitesbane
( 1,098.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 23
Fun for newbie and experienced players
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Spiral_Static0017
( 514.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Fun but I dont see myself playing this game that much....
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DONT RACE MIX
( 89.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Great game with a great community which creates custom content and developers who actually care about their playerbase.
If you search for a place to start guitar go first to http://www.justinguitar.com and get the basic gay chords ♥♥♥♥ down and then build it up with rocksmith and its a viable way to learn the guitar.

You can also learn bass but who cares about that instrument or the people who UNIRONICALLY choose to learn it.
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666 clown 666
( 54.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
rip The Rev
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
So I finally got around to buying this game for the third time. The past two being on the 360 and One. (Not including the first installment) I can tell you right now that if you aren't prepared to spend a lot of money, or don't have the mindset to learn, then do NOT buy this. If this doesn't fit you, keep reading.

Rocksmith 2014 is a game that requires you to plug in any electric guitar into your computer and play along to a set of notes on a screen. This means that in addition to buying the game, you need an electric guitar, and the Rocksmith Real-Tone Cable, which you can find here: http://www.amazon.com/Rocksmith-2014-Cable-Trilingual-playstation-2/dp/B00I0701P4/ref=sr_1_1/183-4779015-1118238?ie=UTF8&qid=1462759501&sr=8-1&keywords=rocksmith+realtone+cable . I have heard there are ways to use a microphone to listen to your guitar and effectively do the same thing, but I have not tried it and I recommend just using the factory issued cable.

Now to gameplay. With about 1000+ hours between all my copies; I can tell you firsthand that this game will teach you to play from no experience, as what I did when the first game came out. This game is for all levels of play and is not restricted to experts or newbies. This is the current way to learn guitar fast, while being fun too. With the overwhelming amount of dlc (It's like $3000 for everything at full price atm), you can also download tracks that other users have created here: http://customsforge.com/ (You need to make an account).

Given what the game is, the replay value of this game is literally limitless, and is well worth it. The final bits to note are to not give up on this game! The better you get at the game, the more fun you will have mastering all your favorite songs.
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8 of 8 people (100%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 10
1. I have both this and the original Rocksmith and this one is better. Though I do miss a few things from the original, that this has superior note recognition, less lag and a few more techniques give it a solid edge.

2. I can only review this as someone who has played guitar for years. I think it would work for learning guitar to begin with but what I can say for sure is practicing with this will maintain and improve your guitar skills if you already play. It is much better than just picking up a guitar and noodling around for an hour and it is more fun than practicing with a metronome. The only thing I could recommend over this is jamming with other players.

3. For new players: learning guitar takes a long time. That 400 hours you spent before you got really good at twitch shots in Counter Strike, that is not even close. Sorry you had to hear it from me.

4. For everyone: learn to play and get good at the songs you don't like. You will be exposed to techniques and rhythms you would otherwise miss. It will make you a better player.

5. Getting 100% on a song does not mean you can actually play it well. I have seen way too many YouTube vids of people 100%ing songs with this that just sound all kinds of shaky rhythmically. This gives you the ability to listen back to your performance. Give your fingers a break and do this every now and again.

6. This still has trouble with note tracking on bass sometimes. Sometimes it's pretty severe. Yes, I checked my intonation.

7. If you follow the path specified for you in this game, it makes you spend a lot of time playing w/ these cheesy jam-along tracks and that is just annoying. I dunno about you but playing scale notes to a poor sounding fake classic rock band is just not my idea of a good time.

8. The guitarcade games actually help you so play them. They do help w/ your playing somewhat but they really excel at is keeping your attention on the screen and not on the fretboard since you can't memorize them like you do a song.

9. It is kinda a bummer that they make you pay an extra ten bucks to play the tracks from the original game. Or, not so much that, but that you pay ten dollars and it still doesn't transfer your progress over. Sucks to you for that, Ubisoft!

10. The feature in this called riff repeater that lets you repeat and slow down tough parts of the songs is way better than in the original where I found it nearly unusable. I do wish you could just play slowed down versions of whole songs though.

11. I would not suggest sinking too much money into a guitar for this if you are just beginning. A guitar in the range of like $150 or maybe even cheaper will be perfectly adequate. Buy it at a guitar store and ask if they will check the intonation and set up for you as a condition of your purchase. This is a reasonable thing to do and they won't think you are being a big nerd or anything.

12. Every now and again you will be truly killing it on a rad song and the dumb cable will stop working and you will get really, really mad. Express this anger. You are an artist.

13. There is more to life than video games and more to life than playing guitar but if you put both together, you are pretty damn close. Maybe have a kid or something if you feel unfulfilled. I'm not gonna tell you how to live your life.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
413.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
This program is a must have for beginners and masters alike, I've been using it for one and a half years on bass with no prior practice and I can now play songs by people like Dream Theater and Rush with an accuracy of 95%+
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 30
This has taken my passion (or obsession) with gaming and allowed me to start learning guitar with it. I bought my guitar and only sent an hour or 2 with it before I got my rocksmith cable. The night I received the cable I played over 4 hours straight. Not that I would recommend that to anyone else, but it shows how fun they have made it. I highly recommend this to anyone who likes to game and is wanting to learn guitar.

Running on a fairly old Windows 10 box without issues.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 18
You WILL learn the guitar.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
This game does exactly what is says if you put in the time and effort you will gain the muscle memory to really play these songs without the game. I have learned several of these songs and am able to play by memory I really love this game.
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116.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
Keep working you'll get better.
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18.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22
No matter wich experience level you are, rocksmith will help you improve your playing. (at least i think so)
The mini games help you with the techniques, in the virtual studio you can test and find your sound and of course with the songs you can learn famous and not so famous songs. i personally use this game as an amp-substitute, this wway i can practice playing even late at night.
Just make sure you own a nice guitar.
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Recommended
49.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 19
Rocksmith is an incredible learning tool that has helped me become the guitar player I am. Anyone that plays, or wants to play guitar, needs to have rocksmith. I would be nowhere without it and I could not recommend it more.
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Recommended
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
This game is amazing. I just learned "Good Riddance" by Green Day (Custom Song) just in 4 hours. Im not perfect playing this song, but its actually okay. Totally recommend this game.
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Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 7
If you've ever been interested in learning the guitar, this is a great way to teach yourself and stay motivated.
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Recommended
159.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
helped me start playing alot. hope the next rocksmith has a better cable tho
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Recommended
44.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
I could already play guitar/bass to a substantial level before I bought this game, however, the game has tought me a thing or two about the guitar. I would definitelly recommend this game to someone who wants to start playing the guitar as songs start off extremely simple and then eventually get to their full dificulty. But before you buy, make sure you have the Rocksmith cable, or else you will not be able to connect your instrument to the computer.
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579.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
I honestly LOVE this game. I had tried learning the guitar before and after having the rocksmith experience I sincerely feel that the develpoers of this game came up with a fantastic learning tool for the guitar. Really great job!!! I'd love to see som improvements in terms of the steam site and the DLC. Also, i'm a big fan of the DLC, keep em coming!!! My only problem with the DLC is that the list inside my actual game is not current which is kind of annoying and the DLC page in the actual steam browser never opens up... I've purchased my DLC through the rocksmith page by scrolling down but even that list does not include all the DLC that has come out. Either way fixing it in the game i think would be best because it is easier to sort through. Also would love to see eventually Rocksmith incorporates vocals and keyboards, it's such a great way to learn and at the very least i feel that singing is an integral part of playing guitar. Anyways those are just my thoughts on how to make things a bit better but as i stated previously this is a really efficient and fun way to learn how to play the guitar!!! TWO THUMBS UP!!!!!!
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13.8 hrs on record
Posted: May 23
*Bass players perspective*
So i picked this game up a while ago on PS4
After not having fun and learning on that i thought i would give it another try on PC
And i have to say this is the most fun ive had playing an instrument
Its because of this game im passing music this year at school
Im also learning how to play the guitar off this and its the easiest learning system ive used
The fact that i can pick up a bass or guitar and learn a song in a few days while being showed and letting the game adjust to your learning style is amazing
I Highly recommend getting this and learning an instument
The high range of cheap and fun DLC songs will keep you entertained and learning in the long run
So yea
Buy this and learn easily
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Recommended
44.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
There isn't much to actually say about this game. It's basically Rock Band (or Guitar Hero) with an ACTUAL guitar! Your six strings are color coded so you can easily find the string to strum (for example, the red string is the thickest string on the guitar, yellow is next, blue after that and so on). Next is the fretboard in the game, it shows numbers on the interface (3, 5, 7, 9, 12 and the other dot places). It also comes with an in game tuner for many different setups (unlike the original 2). Also something I chose this game over the original was the official songs (songs that come with the game, not DLC), it has AWESOME tracks, not just stuff by bands that got famous by these games (with a few exceptions), it's got Bat Country by Avenged Sevenfold, Say It Ain't So by Weezer (side note, I've spent the most time here because it's good practice for chords), My Own Summer by Deftones and many more!

There is one BIG downside to this game though, the way the game's programmed, you need a pretty good guitar with brand new strings, and not too many pickups and stuff. I don't know why but, sometimes the game reads your tuning as right in the tuner then says you're tuning is completely off during a song. Here's a good example, you tune your guitar as close to the 0 mark as you can get (in this one, that's near impossible to do), then you strum the right note at the right time, and it says you either didn't hit it or you hit it late. All because of the way it's programmed. If you don't have a $5,000 guitar, I recommend you get the original Rocksmith as it isn't as picky with your tuning...
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Recommended
219.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 8
After my 120+ hours of playing Rocksmith, i can definately say that this game will have changed my life forever.

I joined this game, wanting to learn guitar, just seeing if i can get anywhere. Started with my Acoustic Encore and play with that for a while. This game really works well with my acoustic, but fo obvious reasons, is not the best, it got me started.

I later decided to buy my first electric guitar and used that for a while (Epiphone Special 1 for anyone who is interested) It worked perfectly, no problems at all, literally, none.

After a while, i felt guitar wasn't for me, and switched to Bass guitar. Got myself a Vitage Rockbass and used that so much, i had to go to the hospital because the skin on my fingers were damaged so much. I loved it, it felt amazing to say that i finally can play an instrument. The bass integration on this game is immaculate, picks up every note, and gives an amazing sound quality back.

I recently purchased a Warwick Rockbass and have starteed using that, and have been non-stop playing.

Because of this game, i am now in an Indie rock band traveling over England, gigging.
If this game wasn't in my steam library, i'd probably still be playing CS:GO daily.

I cannot stress enough that this game is amazing.
So good infact, if there was a rating out of 1000, i'd give it 999. (The 1% knocked off for unskipable intro)
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20.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 19
i would say if you have an electric or even a semi acoustic guitar, but if you will use your semi acoustic you will have to make sure that your pickup/pickups are strong enough, if the pickup is not strong enough it will have a delay from what you are playing irl and what the game picks up.

this game is 100% a really easy way of getting to know some awesome songs and even learning a little bit about guitars,
i would give this game a rewiew of 8/10
the reason i do not give it 10/10 is because you will still need to get the official cable that does not come with this purchase.

there are a big and helpful community, and some of the guys have even made some songs that are not a official dlc songs that you can download for free on (http://customsforge.com/) under cdlcs but im not gonna get into that here you can just google it or look on youtube for some tutorials how to download the songs.



have a good time and happy rockin ! ! !
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Recommended
692.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 17
learn how to play guitar.

all you need is an electric guitar or bass, and a £20/€25/$45 cable.

Pros -

*caters for total newcomes and for experienced players wanting to improve
*variety of DLC tracks
*slow down and isolate difficult parts to master them
*score attack and mini game modes, i don't use these much but its an awesome incentive with leaderboards
*once you're accustomed to reading the notes its like a new language, and learning tracks becomes very quick
*the below cons don't make this any less of an essential purchase if you want to learn guitar

Cons:

*some PC soundcards have input delay issues, but swiching to the onboard sound fixes this
*digital sound - tones are emulated digitally which is fine, they've done an amazing job but some are badly designed on certain tracks compared to others
*collecting official DLC can get expensive
*your fingers will hurt!
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746.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 21
Ohh what to say about Rocksmith?

If you want to learn the guitar on a small budget and you are a motivated person, then rocksmith is amazing.
Yes to be optimal you need to purchase the real tone cable, and yes you might have to adjust some settings. Once you have the game optimized though you will find that the game is pure gold if you are truly trying to learn the guitar.

The first point is riff repeater, being able to slow a song down and play with the slowed tempo note for note while having the correct tablature is absolutely amazing. You play with the song at a slower tempo to match your current skill level, just as a student of the guitar would try to learn via a metronome however you feel the groove and you can miss some notes.... people trying to learn a new song for the first time miss notes all the time, and the game lets you know what notes you missed for further improvement...constant practice is ideal and this system is the best I have found.

The second point is the in game effects. Being able to play any song that’s on the game and not having to worry about effects (it automatically switches for you) is a great addition. In order to play and sound similar to songs at home you need to have effects, all of which cost money to have in pedals or software programs. You can also have have fun in tone designer where you can create any tone you want via the provided effects, which seem somewhat comprehensive.

The last point is the session mode. As a guitar player you will be expected to improvise and jam. Session mode lets you load up any scale you are currently studying, or just for a jam to be played with automated band mates. The mode is great for "finding yourself" on guitar and its displays all of the notes that you are trying to jam on.

pros:
guitar hero like learning experience that has been optimized for real student’s players
true guitar effects offered in game that would cost much more than retail price of RS14
Riff Repeater... need I say more?
Session mode to be there when you have no band mates.
As a gamer it seems like it makes learning fun,

things not mentioned are guitarcade, score attack, in game tuner to many popular tunings.

Cons:
Requires purchase of real tone cable. (this is a small cost when compared to the value of RS14)
Requires guitar to be setup or in the ball park. (you cannot accurately play RS14 with a cheapass guitar, care about your tone and be careful about buying a guitar. look for an ideal neck and most importantly play the guitar and get a feel for it. I add this only because my first guitar had a warped neck due to the ignorance of myself, the buyer when I purchased it from a pawn shop.

additional thoughts:
Grab a guitar, have a positive outlook on things and I can guarantee that you will progress as a player. Take the time to slow songs down, develop your ears, and try to improvise as a player. Check out guitarcade if you get burntout, however its more of a game than a teaching tool

I would be estatic if a new release of this tittle came out, till then jam out brothers.

final verdict: 9/10
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