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Customer notes

Game requires the Rocksmith Real Tone cable to work. Customers will need to purchase it separately, either from the Ubisoft store or from online/selected retailers


Rocksmith™ is the first and only game that you can plug into any real guitar* or bass.

Nothing plastic, nothing fake, just the most authentic and complete guitar experience in music gaming. By plugging into your console, you’ll develop real skills and real styles while playing absolutely real music. Featuring gameplay that automatically adjusts to your personal ability, Rocksmith’s innovative game design makes playing music visually intuitive and will engage experienced musicians as well as those who have never picked up a guitar in their lives.

Unlock mini-games to hone specific skills. You’ll also be able to choose from a large catalog of songs in different styles. You’ll experience it all with an honest-to-goodness guitar or bass. Nothing compares to playing a real instrument. Except playing Rocksmith.

Key Features:

  • When we say “any” guitar we mean any guitar.

    Whether it’s the six-string guitar or bass guitar sitting in your attic, your cherished faithful steed or the guitar you have yet to buy, Rocksmith lets you plug any guitar into your Xbox 360®, PlayStation®3 system and Windows PC. As long as your guitar has a 1/4" output jack, you can play. No output jack on your guitar? Then head on down to your local music shop, get an inexpensive pickup and problem solved!

  • Comprehensive bass support.

    Bass arrangements have been added to all of Rocksmith’s tracks. Not only can you play the bass part of the song, but bassists of any experience can also improve their skills, like two-finger plucking, slapping and popping with dedicated Bass Technique challenges, tutorial videos and mini-games. You can even use your six-string guitar to emulate a four-string bass! Tracking your progress has never been easier, with your bass progression tracked separately from guitar!

  • Difficulty settings adapt to your ability.

    You love a challenge, but hate being overwhelmed. Rocksmith understands this and knows exactly how far to push to keep you entertained and addicted – no matter if you’re learning guitar or the bass. With dozens of difficulty levels, you’ll automatically progress from single notes to complex chords and techniques without ever getting in over your head.

  • Lots of music. Lots of styles.

    One of the most satisfying moments for any guitar player is hearing themselves play their favorite song for the first time. Rocksmith has amassed an amazing library of songs from different music genres allowing players to experience that moment first hand.

  • Get plugged in.

    Rocksmith includes a unique 1/4"-to-USB cable –the first of its kind – and allows users to plug any real guitar or bass with a 1/4" output jack directly into their Xbox 360, PS3™ or PC. Developed exclusively for Rocksmith, this guitar converts the guitar’s signal from analog to digital and allows it to be recognized by your console.

  • Play songs instead of just learning them.

    You want to play new songs, but you don’t want to labor through tablature or cringe through poorly produced videos. No problem. Rocksmith not only presents you with new songs but will also challenge you to step away from the notes on-screen and play songs by memory! Imagine that… A video game that gets you stage-ready.

Customer reviews


If you have a guitar you NEED this.

SinisterDragon | March 15, 2014 | See all SinisterDragon's reviews »

Rocksmith is one of those games that comes along once every few years that completely changes the idea of what a video game be. I had wanted to learn guitar for a long time but didn't want to pay for and go to a tutor and the internet can only teach you so much so when this game was announced I followed every piece of news about it I could find. It teaches you step by step everything you need to know about your guitar and then teaches you Guitar Hero style how to play a number of famous songs and slowly increases the difficulty as you begin to score higher points in each mode.

I still have a lot to learn before I can join a band but Rocksmith has thought me so much and I am having a lot of fun learning through it and would recommend it not just to people looking to learn guitar for the first time but also to those who just want to improve.


Great way to make you learn guitar

gforcesa | Dec. 28, 2013 | See all gforcesa's reviews »

This game is AWESOME.If you really want to learn how to play a guitar this is an easier way to do so.If you have played the Guitar Hero games you will really love this one.Plug your electrical guitar and start playing.Of course it will take some time to learn but its definitely worth the try.


A good first attempt at changing rhythm games

csnyman | Nov. 22, 2013 | See all csnyman's reviews »

Plug in your electric or bass guitar and start picking those strings. This game attempts to change the way we approach rhythm games by allowing you to play with real instruments. The RealTone cable makes installation a breeze and gets you going in no time at all. The game has a good selection of popular songs and the game dynamically adjusts the difficulty based on your accuracy. This is a very good way to learn to play guitar, but can be infuriating at times if you are a complete novice. Many DLCs have been released which contain music for various artists. All in all this is a solid game which will keep you entertained for a long time. Just keep in mind that this is not the easiest of games for beginners.


A nice learning tool

Bliddo | Aug. 14, 2013 | See all Bliddo's reviews »

Rocksmith is definitely not a game per se, it's more of a learning tool, and as a learning tool can stand on its feet if you don't expect too much from it. You start by playing a small amount of notes, and little by little the game engine keeps adding notes to each section of the songs. It's a clever way to avoid frustration. One thing to note: it doesn't really teach you how to play guitar in general, but it teaches you how to play certain songs on the guitar. There's no music theory behind, so it's not a tool for guitarist, but it sure is fun to learn your favourite song.



Plasros | June 18, 2013 | See all Plasros's reviews »

Game of the Year! Finally a game that translates into real-world benefits. While it might not make you a rockstar outside the game, it's teaching you all about the fundamentals, movements and coordination in a very fun way, I took guitar lessons 10 years ago and after 6 months I didn't feel like progress was made so I quite. In just 4 hours of Rocksmith play, I feel like I know more about Guitar then in those 6 months of lessons. I'm a firm believer that music education should NOT start with theory, music lessons, reading music... that's an excellent way to bore someone to death... Start with just playing, keep them interested and then learn/refine your skills years down the road. Rocksmith delivers on this perfectly. A+ on the dynamic difficulty and track selection. I'd like to ding a point for cost of downloadable content ($3 per song) but I've got months or work to do before I master the decent sized library already. I have zero lag and the guitar tuning, effects and overall sound is fantastic... I'm impressed and the last time that happened with a PC game was probably Valve's original Portal game 10 years ago.