Rock Band 3 review round-up: third time’s a charm

Friday, 22nd October 2010 09:25 GMT By Nathan Grayson


The music game genre? Stagnating? Not on Harmonix’s watch – which probably features a tiny person windmill-strumming a guitar in place of normal hands. Just when you thought you’d cast aside your tumultuous life of touring from living room to living room and having legions of women throw themselves as far as possible from you, Harmonix decided to rope you back in with Pro mode, a keyboard peripheral, and a whole host of much-needed tweaks.

But let’s face it: this stuff’s expensive. And learning to play real music is hard. Is it all really worth your time and money? Find out after the break.

Rock Band 3′s out in Europe on October 29, with Americans lucking out and getting the game a few days earlier on October 26. As always, if you find any other reviews, let us know and we’ll toss ‘em up here.



  1. Dralen

    Looks like Harmonix really are the true King’s of this genre. I for one will definitely be picking this up.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Psychotext

    Flawless victory.

    I wont be buying it until the price crashes though… the keyboard bundle has a vicious price to it.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Johnny Cullen

    Christmas for me, by the looks of it.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. JonFE

    If I bring another plastic peripheral through the door, the missus will shove it up my arse, but that keyboard does look great, damn it…

    #4 4 years ago
  5. The_Deleted

    What’s happening about DLC next week? We getting spoiled or do we have to wait?

    #5 4 years ago
  6. Psychotext

    “If I bring another plastic peripheral through the door, the missus will shove it up my arse”

    Buy nothing bigger than a move wand. :D

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Keivz

    Would’ve been a day 1 purchase for me if the Fender 6 string was available at launch. Pity.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. itwa5me

    I don’t see how kids could have time for this and adults look like idiots playing these games. I just don’t get it.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Psychotext

    Oh no! I look like an idiot playing Rock Band you say? I’ll have to get right on the phone to my image consultant, they’ll know what to do!

    #9 4 years ago

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