The Beatles: Rock Band

Harmonix and Electronic Arts team up for a pleasant remediation of the Beatles’ music legacy in this quality PlayStation 3 game. This modern day classic has a 40-song base list with additional DLC available as players can go solo, play with friends or compete online against other players. Great for veterans and new fans as each gets a unique, stand-alone experience of performance, discovery, and entertaining music.

This essential game is compatible with all Rock Band and most Guitar Hero controllers and microphones. Controllers available are precise replicas of those instruments and include:

  • John Lennon’s – Rickenbacker 325 guitar
  • Paul McCartney’s trademark – Höfner bass
  • George Harrison’s – Gretsch Duo Jet guitar
  • Ringo Starr’s – Drums with classic black oyster pearl finish and Ludwig-branded Beatles kick drum head

The venues include the Cavern Club, The Ed Sullivan Theater, Shea Stadium, Budokan, Abbey Road, Rooftop, and more while the playable songs include:

  • I Saw Her Standing There
  • Boys
  • Do You Want To Know A Secret
  • Twist And Shout
  • I Wanna Be Your Man
  • I Want to Hold Your Hand
  • A Hard Day’s Night
  • Can’t Buy Me Love
  • I Feel Fine
  • Eight Days A Week
  • Ticket To Ride
  • Day Tripper
  • Drive My Car
  • I’m Looking Through You
  • If I Needed Someone
  • Paperback Writer
  • Taxman
  • Yellow Submarine
  • And Your Bird Can Sing
  • Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
  • With a Little Help from My Friends
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  • Getting Better
  • Good Morning Good Morning
  • I Am The Walrus
  • Hello Goodbye
  • Revolution
  • Back In The USSR
  • Dear Prudence
  • While My Guitar Gently Weeps
  • Birthday
  • Helter Skelter
  • Hey Bulldog
  • Don’t Let Me Down
  • Come Together
  • Something
  • Octopus’s Garden
  • I Want You (She’s So Heavy)
  • Here Comes The Sun
  • Dig A Pony
  • I Me Mine
  • I’ve Got A Feeling
  • Get Back
  • Within You Without You / Tomorrow Never Knows
  • The End

This unique experience folds several elements into a satisfying experience thanks to outstanding art direction and perfectly synced mechanics for each song, player, and performance set. Highly recommended (***1/2 out of four stars) and rated T (teen) for mild lyrics and tobacco reference.

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