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.Read full description
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.
The all-new Rocksmith 2014 Edition is bigger, better, and faster than ever. Rebuilt from the ground-up, you’ll experience vastly improved features, a new look, more flexible and deeper practice tools, new techniques and tunings, over 50 new hit songs, and much more.
With the revolutionary Session Mode, Rocksmith 2014 Edition takes guitar-learning to the next level by allowing you to play guitar with a virtual band that follows your every lead. Select from an assortment of backing instruments or styles, and Session Mode reacts to the notes you play.
Start your journey with Rocksmith 2014 Edition.
A proven method to learn guitar fast.
National research studies have found that Rocksmith is the fastest way to learn guitar. Over 95% of players have improved their guitar skills. Whether you’re a beginner just picking up a guitar for the first time, or a seasoned player mastering your sound, Rocksmith gets you the results you need, fast.
A reimagined experience.
Newly redesigned menus and in-game interfaces are now clear, smooth, and lightning fast. It’s never been easier to play along and get feedback on your performance as you go.
Learn your favorite songs.
Select from over 50 new hit tracks, ranging from alternative rock, to heavy metal, to classic rock, and more. You will learn to play your favourite songs, step-by-step and note-for-note, with tutorials along the way. Rocksmith 2014 Edition is also backward compatible with the songs you have from the original Rocksmith.
Designed for ease and speed.
Features are now more accessible and flexible than ever. A new fully-customisable Riff Repeater lets you select your section, difficulty, and speed on-the-fly. Master Mode has been revamped to make learning by memory more accessible. Or jump into new and improved Guitarcade mini-games to hone your skills.
An authentic guitar playing experience.
Rocksmith 2014 Edition includes new tunings, techniques, effects, amps, pedals and tones for an unprecedented degree of accuracy and a deeper level of guitar learning than ever before.
Learn to jam with Session Mode.
Session Mode lets you experience playing alongside a virtual band. Choose your own combination of instruments to follow your lead. With on-screen prompts and objectives that motivate learning and improvement, you can enjoy the feeling of jamming whether you’re a beginner or advanced player.
Get plugged in.
Rocksmith 2014 Edition is compatible with the original Rocksmith Real Tone Cable that plugs any real guitar directly into a PC or Mac.
Video RAM: 256 MB
CAUTION: TO CONNECT YOUR GUITAR AND PLAY, YOU MUST HAVE THE ROCKSMITH® REAL TONE CABLE FROM THE ORIGINAL GAME OR PURCHASE IT SEPARATELY FROM A LOCAL OR ONLINE RETAILER.
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[Note that to play this game, you will need an electric guitar or bass (acoustic-electric guitars work as long as it has a standard amp output, but note that it maybe difficult to play certain notes on higher frets) and a 'Rocksmith cable" which will connect your guitar to your computer.] This 'game' had quite a novel idea - it allows a person to plug their guitar into a computer or console, and then have an interactive experience that helps someone to learn as they play. In practice - it works alright. There are a few problems - the signal can be a bit problematic, and it doesn't always register when you play something. Conversely, it may accept it when you play an incorrect note, or if you "spam" - but assuming you actually want to learn guitar, you wouldn't do that, so it wouldn't be a problem. The other main problem I have is that, in the time I played it, it didn't actually teach many skills and techniques apart from basic things like slides. As a result, it felt like it was teaching how to play songs as opposed to teaching to play guitar. Therefore, I cannot recommend this as a sole method for learning how to play the guitar. Similarly, the game does not teach you how, nor allow you to play by reading tablature or sheet music. Instead, when you play a song, it presents the notes in a way comparable to games such as Guitar Hero - which will allow you to play out the song, but without any real way to review the actual notes without playing them. If you wanted to continue in this manner, you would be expected to memorize every song you had learned from Rocksmith without any way to look at it and play it when you don't have access to the game, should you happen to forget a song or parts of it. My complaints aside, I do think this game has it's strengths. Firstly, because it does resemble games such as Guitar Hero, it would probably help people who wanted to transition from playing that to playing a real guitar, and could be a good introduction and help one to start off. The other gem in this game is the Guitarcade - even having played guitar for roughly 5-6 years (I was exposed to Rocksmith about 2 years after starting), I still hate practicing things that seem mundane and repetitive, namely scales and finger exercises. The Guitarcade makes these activities much more fun, interactive, and progressive, by allowing you to push yourself as you play and keeping records of your progress. Another thing I like about it is that if there's a song that would be too difficult for me to learn as it it, I can play it on Rocksmith, which adjusts to your skill level and will start you off on a simpler, less complex version of the song, and adds difficulty as you master it. So overall, i would NOT recommend this as a sole method for learning guitar or bass. It might be okay if you're just starting out, but make sure to practice good form, as that's one thing it will not be able to monitor and correct. However, I find that Rocksmith is excellent in addition to another method of learning, whether it be from books, videos, or a teacher. There's a wide variety of songs available, which can be expanded even more through Steam DLC, or Custom DLC (use at your own risk).
The original game was a fantastic teaching tool with a little bit of fun added in, and while Rocksmith 2014 Edition is once again a great guitar teaching tool, it has a whole lot more fun included this time around. This fun factor blurs the lines somewhat as it is way more enjoyable this time around, or at least it feels that way and you may not consider it a guitar-teaching tool at all, which in itself is a testament to the development crew.
If you've playd Rocksmith 1 before, you'll be amazed by the tons of new features that the new game packs. First of all, the menus are now easly browsable with the mouse. No more spending 30 minutes in a menu to play a song. The other major improvement is that the game is more demanding regarding rythm accuracy. Rocksmith 1 was too forgiving on this and allow to play a note later than it should be. This has been fixed and you really need to be more accurate. The guitarcade games are accessible without having to unlock them: genius! They are also more interesting and less basic than the previous ones. Session mode is very promising, but I didn't have the chance to use it long enough.
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