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Rock Band 3

9.5 reviews

Rock Band 3 is set to have an incredible 83-song setlist, including support for more than 1,500 existing Rock Band tracks (Rock Band and Rock Band 2 discs, DLC, track packs, AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack, LEGO Rock Band, and Green Day: Rock Band).

Genre Rhythm / Music
Platforms PS3  Also on Xbox 360 

Developer Harmonix Music Publisher MTV Games Release Date Oct 26, 2010

Rock Band 3 Reviews PS3 

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10 reviews

joystiq.com review
Video games -- not just rhythm games, but all video games -- rarely show this much ambition. Even more rare are occasions where developers manage to fulfill the impossibly lofty goals they set before themselves. Rock Band 3 manages both with ease, backing up brilliant ideas with flawless execution. It raises the bar so exceptionally high that, once again, it's just about impossible to see where the rhythm genre is going to go from here.
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thesixthaxis.com review
Rock Band 3 is what we’ve been wanting since the release of the first Guitar Hero; it’s what we’ve needed. The perfect music game is here, right now. It is so much more than a big track pack – there are so many improvements that there’s no knowing where Rock Band will go next.
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gamernode.com review
Rock Band 3 is a complete package and quite possibly the definitive music game. Once again, Harmonix defines and sets the bar for what the music genre can achieve. It will be hard pressed for anyone, Harmonix included, to top this game. But until then, it's an incredibly fun, rocking good time.
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gaming-age.com review
So that it for what it's worth, this is not just another 60 DLC disc like other game offers, this has tons of new additions even if you don't plan on buying more plastic instruments in the meantime. Rock Band 3 continues to delight my gaming senses and eardrums, and I look forward in watching my wallet deplete of funds with new DLC songs and instrument options on down the line.
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dpadmagazine.com review
Even taking Pro mode out of the equation, Rock Band 3 is still an incredible package of almost limitless depth. From playing online one night to jamming with a room full of friends another, from mastering that tricky guitar solo to taking your first Pro keyboard lessons, from naming your band ‘Aids LOL’ to realising that wasn’t the wisest idea; there is so much to do here that I could conceivably still write that fabled Rock Band 3 diary and end up doing something new and different with the game every single day.
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1up.com review
RB2 was a terrific game, and I still enjoy playing it every now and then, but I can't see myself going back to non-Pro instruments. Sure, I'd be happy if RB3 added support for a real bass, or was able to play all my music from Beatles Rock Band with Pro settings. But as far as peripheral-based music games go, I can't think of another rhythm game that covers so many genres and instruments, and does it all so excellently. I'm a failed musician, but RB3 makes me feel like, with a little practice, I might be able to join a band someday that goes on tour further than the edge of my living room sofa.
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atomicgamer.com review
If you enjoyed anything from Harmonix in the past, you owe it to yourself to rush out and buy this. Oh, and I recommend the ION Drums if you want to get serious as a drummer - they're worth every penny.
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eurogamer.it review
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gamesradar.com review
If it still sounds too intimidating, you’ll be happy to know that even on the very manageable easy and medium difficulty settings, Pro Mode offers an experience that’s distinct from but not necessarily any more difficult than the tradition five-button gameplay. If you’ve already maxed out your skills on Expert in Rock Band 2, think of this as a new, slightly more technical way to enjoy rhythm games... even if you don’t want to learn how to play guitar for real.
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gamereactor.se review
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9.5 reviews

destructoid.com review
For fans of the series and the music gaming genre, Rock Band 3 is a must-buy, simply because it's unsurprisingly the best iteration in the series yet. It's not only going to replace similar and competing games in your music library, but it makes them look downright dated in comparison.
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9.5 reviews

psu.com review
Rock Band 3 is broader and better than its predecessors in all areas. It’s an arcade game for your drunk buddies, a toy for the nephews and grandmas, a new learning experience for the budding musician, and a sim for the established musician… and any combination of that. In some emergency scenario where your Grandma shows up with your nephew Little Jimmy when you’re learning a new song on Pro Keyboard and your two inebriated mates are wailing away on the Standard Medium guitar and drums, you can get Jimmy on Easy bass and Grandma on No-Fail vocals and have a blast. Rock Band 3 is exactly what you want it to be… unless you want to play Pro guitar and don’t have $150 dollars. Quite honestly, that’s the one thing holding it back at all; most people will never play the feature of the game that’ll turn them into real Guitar Heroes.
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9.4 reviews

vgrevolution.com review
Rock Band 3 is a major jump forward for the series. The series makes a big jump away from being a toy. The new Pro Instruments and modes will be welcomed by Rock Band fans of all skill levels. If you have a young gamer or even old gamer who is slightly interested in playing a keyboard, guitar or drums, Rock Band 3 and it’s training/lessons are a great place to start. If you are a fan of the series and looking for a new challenge those same pro instruments are a great new challenge as well. Rock Band 3 has truly pulled me back into the very popular and saturated music genre. If you were excited years ago when Rock Band debut you’ll want to pick up Rock Band 3.
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9.4 reviews

cheatcc.com review
Rock Band 3 is simply the best there is in the music genre. I have certainly had my moments were I have been skeptical of the music genre (especially when band-centric games like Rock Band: Green Day and Guitar Hero: Metallica offer little innovation), but Rock Band 3 has certainly changed my mind. This game has done the unthinkable and reinvented the wheel to make music games obsession-worthy again.
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9.4 reviews

3djuegos.com review
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9.3 reviews

gametrailers.com review
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9.1 reviews

gamerevolution.com review
The only thing I'm left wondering is where Harmonix can go from here with the series having pretty much crammed everything you'd want out of the series. Who knows, maybe we'll start to see sheet music or perhaps even the much prodded cowbell controller.
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gamespot.com review
Rock Band does a superb job of bringing out the wannabe rock star in all of us, and creates one of the best party-game experiences of all time.
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level7.nu review
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extremegamer.ca review
Rock Band 3 starts by asking you to calibrate your instruments before you start to jam. Metaphorically this is like tuning your instrument in real life, fixing the lag between your instrument and the audio/video signal, taking the blame away from the game.
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guardian.co.uk review
Which brings me to the game's big new feature – which, alas, at the time of writing, I was unable to review. RB3's Pro Mode promises a more skillful approach to playing these games, potentially turning living room posing into something approaching genuine musical skill. However, it can only be experienced by purchasing one of the three new controllers – the 100-key Pro Mustang Guitar, a 25-key "keytar" or the new drum kit with 3 cymbals. At a cost of up to £100 each, depending on which you go for, it's a lot to cough up for instruments that are almost real but not quite – especially with a MIDI interface in the works.
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