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Digital Chumps (Sep 08, 2009)
I tried to put aside personal bias when reviewing this game. I was the target audience, so it wasn't hard to keep them in mind while reviewing. I feel like this game is easily the best Harmonix release to date, easily the best music simulator to date, and very likely one of the best releases of any genre this year.
Giant Bomb (Sep 09, 2009)
The Beatles: Rock Band sets a new standard for how band-focused music games should be executed, one that will be very difficult to match. Beyond all the stylistic flairs and the fan-service touches, this is just an incredibly fun, incredibly accessible bunch of music, with very little filler in its track listing. This isn't a music appreciation class, and I'm not at all qualified as a music critic, but I feel very comfortable saying that the Beatles is one of the most “important” musical acts of the past, let's say, 60 years. This significance warrants the time and detail that has gone into The Beatles: Rock Band, and I'm not sure that there's another band out there that deserves the same treatment. This is a first big step into the digital age for The Beatles, but it might also mark the end for band-specific music games.
The A.V. Club (Sep 14, 2009)
But this is a family game, and one notable bit of subversion is plenty. The Beatles: Rock Band lets the Fab Four reclaim their role as the pre-eminent purveyors of pop psychedelia. It’s been decades since The Beatles first touched a tab to the world’s tongue, and the trippy goings-on while the gems for “Octopus’s Garden” and “Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds” tumble down from the heavens are righteous videogame eye candy. Mind-bending, musical games like Rez, Frequency, and Space Giraffe couldn’t have existed if it weren’t for The Beatles. It’s more than a little cool that those same games paved some of the way for The Beatles: Rock Band. That’s revolution.
I must admit that I haven't had this much fun since Guitar Hero was released in Australia so many moons ago, however The Beatles: Rock Band easily usurps all music games for 2009. With perfect gameplay, spectacular graphics and a track listing that can be enjoyed all, Harmonix and MTV Games have successfully recreated the virtual "Fab 4" for the PlayStation 3.
PGNx Media (Sep 13, 2009)
The Beatles: Rock Band does one thing extremely well: it brings The Beatles’ music to a very strong platform (the Rock Band platform) resulting in a game that is undeniably fun to play. However, this is a Beatles videogame first, and a Rock Band videogame second. What Harmonix was able to do with that was create an unrivaled experience that succeeds at capturing The Beatles’ story and letting you relive those moments. It doesn’t have the breadth of Guitar Hero 5 but it’s an experience you nonetheless owe to yourself.
GamesCollection (Jul 30, 2010)
Beatles Rockband è un acquisto obbligato per i fan del gruppo possessori di un Wii, una Xbox 360 o una PS3. Con tre amici con cui condividere le partite il divertimento non fa che aumentare, il feeling degli strumenti è sì giocattoloso ma piacevole, e l'aspetto grafico del gioco immerge i "musicisti" nel mondo dei Beatles, con una tracklist ottima - e i pezzi mancanti si possono sempre scaricare in un secondo momento dall'apposito Store. Insomma, un piatto ricco, ben fatto e di sicuro appeal per i Beatlemaniaci lì fuori.
Gamernode (Sep 15, 2009)
Whether you like them or not, there's no denying how important The Beatles were -- and continue to be -- to music. Is their Rock Band game as important for games as some people make it out to be? Not quite. But, as far as the music genre goes, it's definitely the best-made game on the market from a presentation standpoint, and it brings the usually-static music genre to a whole new level that others will try -- and fail -- to emulate. Oh, and the music itself is pretty damn good, too. Then again, you already knew that.
GameFocus (Sep 11, 2009)
If the Rock Band franchise managed to interest non-gaming adult audiences into buying music/rhythm games, The Beatles: Rock Band will not only do the same but it will also reach out to the very last folks who up until now did not care about playing with plastic instruments in front of a television. If games like Pong and Super Mario Bros. managed to pike the interest of mom and dad to play with their kids in the living room, there’s no doubt that The Beatles: Rock Band will make the rest of the family join in and have a great time. Don’t get me wrong, the Guitar Hero and Rock Band games have done great things but I think The Beatles: Rock Band is the ultimate multi-generation gathering videogame.
Vandal Online (Sep 07, 2009)
No creas ni por un momento que The Beatles Rock Band es simplemente un nuevo título de la serie. Los Beatles arrastraban masas en su época como nunca antes se había visto, y cuando empiezas a jugar este título sientes a tu alrededor esa sensación algo chispeante de estar ante una presencia diferente. No es una experiencia religiosa, pero sí removerá a quienes lo vivieron hace décadas y las legiones de seguidores que ha tenido el grupo. Prepárate porque este otoño pueden volver las melenas y las chaquetas nehru.
PSX Extreme (Sep 08, 2009)
Any Beatles fan with a gaming console absolutely owes it to themselves to experience The Beatles: Rock Band. If you own instruments from previous Guitar Hero or Rock Band games, feel free to reuse them. The new instruments are nice, but not worth the extra cash, unless you don't have a current set of instruments to use. If you're a fan of The Beatles, this Rock Band game is definitely the music game you want to own this year. It offers a ton of content and replay value, and truly makes for a great experience for you and your friends. I just wish they'd offer a patch to fix the microphone latency...
Game Watcher (Sep 07, 2009)
If there’s one music-oriented video game to buy this holiday season, it has to be The Beatles: Rock Band. Harmonix and MTV Games have created an exceptional representation of The Fab Four that needs to be lived by all music aficionados.
Spazio Games (Sep 09, 2009)
The Beatles Rock Band è un vero e proprio omaggio alla band di Liverpool. Ogni dettaglio di gioco, dalla disposizione dei tasti ai filmati di contorno emanano una cura ed un amore che non ha pari. Senza considerare che avremo modo di ascoltare una delle colonne sonore più belle di tutti i tempi, che presto si arricchirà di nuovi classici. Dal punto di vista ludico è stato fatto un lavoro di sintesi della formula di Rock Band 2 per fornire un’esperienza adatta a tutti, senza per questo snaturare il brand. In definitiva un gioco da avere ed estremamente consigliato in tutte le sue edizioni.
Extreme Gamer (Nov 02, 2009)
The Beatles: Rock Band is a must have game for Beatles fans. Harmonix has done an excellent job putting together a fun package that highlights the career of one of the most successful bands in our history. Unlike the normal Rock Band series, The Beatles focuses on vocal harmonies while providing a backdrop that everyone knows, and most people like. This makes The Beatles: Rock Band a great game to have included in those Rock Band parties, and additionally one of those games that can be revisited over-and-over. The only downside to The Beatles game is the lack of music that is showcased. Since the Beatles have such a huge library, 45 songs seems a little low, plus the DLC that is available, is only available for a price. If you don’t mind shelling out a few more bucks then your Beatles library will certainly expand. Minor grip aside, you can’t really go wrong here, and the Beatles: Rock Band is one of the outstanding music games of the year.
Game Shark (Sep 18, 2009)
Once again the developers at Harmonix have shown the gaming industry how it’s done. The company took on a monumental challenge in taking on the best band of all time and building a music game around them—and they pulled it off by treating the music and the band members with the respect that they deserved, and in the end have crafted a game that should be the blueprint for how you approach band-themed games from this point on.
GameZone (Sep 14, 2009)
The price tag for everything is steep, and there are not enough songs for my liking, but this is a true representation of a legendary band. Great songs and great fun make for a great game.
Beatles Rock Band is an interesting conundrum. For what it is it is flawless. The representation of the famous foursome is impeccable and dripping with fan service. The selection of songs is disappointing, but with future DLC you will likely be able to enjoy all of your favorite tunes for a price. Beatles fans need not even hesitate; just buy the game. Whether you are moderately interested or just a casual fan the price of admission is more than worth it. Rock Band fans looking for the next great thing will want to stick with the weekly DLC.
PlayStation Universe (Sep 08, 2009)
Even if you are only mildly interested in the music, the visuals alone are worth the money. Grab your friends and family, plug in, stand up, and get ready to experience The Beatles reborn in front of your very eyes.
3D Juegos (Sep 09, 2009)
De acuerdo en que The Beatles: Rock Band es sólo para fans, pero es tan bueno que todos los aficionados deberían echarle un vistazo. Una lista de temas algo corta, pero inmejorablemente escogida y remasterizada, y una imaginería visual sensacional. ¿Las pegas? Como de costumbre, el precio de juego e instrumentos. Al alcance de muy pocos.
Destructoid (Sep 08, 2009)
The question has never really been, “Do The Beatles deserve their own game?” In a space where single-band titles are inevitable, there are few bands that truly do deserve to get this kind of treatment. In this case, Harmonix has treated the band’s music, art, and history with a respect and reverence that sets it apart from other similar collections. The question is, how will anyone held responsible for a full band game -- Harmonix or otherwise -- ever really be able to clear the bar that’s been set?
IGN UK (Sep 07, 2009)
Despite initial reservations over the absence of many of the band's key offerings, it's clear that Harmonix and MTV Games has struck upon the best possible compromise to cater for The Beatles' vast and diverse fan base. Viewed as a piece of fan service for a mass market audience, there's no doubt that The Beatles: Rock Band is a peerless offering that blows any comparable 'band-only' music title out of the water. Doing justice to the greatest band of all time was always going to be a tough job, but The Beatles: Rock Band offers a beautiful tribute to an enduring act.
90 (Sep 06, 2009)
It's hard to see how this game could have been much better. Every element has been designed with fans in mind - even the loading screens are quite special, since they feature previously-unheard audio of the band warming up. I don't think I've ever seen a game do such a great job of catering to its target audience, and at every step Harmonix displays a deep understanding and appreciation for the Beatles license. One could argue that 45 is a fairly low track number when compared to other entries in the genre, but there's hardly any fat on the line-up and several classic albums will be available to purchase in the coming months from The Beatles: Rock Band Music Store. Personally, I'm not even that massive a Beatles fan - and yet playing this though has reminded me of everything I've ever loved about the band. If you have even a passing fondness for John, Paul, George and Ringo, this game will make you an extremely happy bunny.
90 (UK) (Sep 06, 2009)
The Beatles were fascinated by the number nine. 09/09/09 is no coincidence. So it's only fitting that the game gets...
IGN (Sep 05, 2009)
The Beatles: Rock Band isn't for everyone. Like, say, people who don't care about The Beatles. If that's you, then move along. For those who have a love or even just a fondness for the Fab Four, Harmonix has created a fantastic tribute. It won't teach you the full history of the world's most celebrated band nor give you even a quarter of their extraordinary catalogue of music, but it's still great. The Beatles went out of their way to do new things. So it's no surprise that a Beatles game doesn't feel at all like the traditional music title. It's special. What Beatles fan would want it any other way?
GamePro (US) (Sep 07, 2009)
But even those small complaints couldn't diminish my love for the The Beatles: Rock Band. There's an incredible amount of fun that comes from filing the shoes of some of the most inspiring musicians ever to walk the earth, and Harmonix captures this experience with same sense of magic that the Beatles were known for. It's well worth the price of admission, even if you forgo the replica instruments and stick to your stock Rock Band gear.
GameSpy (Sep 05, 2009)
As mentioned above, whether or not you purchase The Beatles: Rock Band should ultimately be determined by your feelings about the band itself. If you love, like, or are even lukewarm on the band, grab it. Playing through the songs you've likely heard for your entire life gives you a new appreciation for the level of musicianship and songwriting on display. Somehow, Harmonix found a way to make the greatest band of all time even better.
Thunderbolt Games (Sep 14, 2009)
It might seem obvious but if you’re not a fan of The Beatles then The Beatles: Rock Band probably isn’t for you. I’m certain it can garner in some new fans, but if you’re buying it because you’re a Rock Band fan then you’ll be left disappointed. The “game” part has been pushed aside to create the ultimate fan-club experience of one of the greatest bands ever. Fans will love every moment of it as the foursome from Liverpool triumphantly master yet another medium and finally enter the digital age. It might gloss over some of the turmoil from within the band, but if you want to have a blast playing through each merry-filled era of The Beatles then you can’t go wrong here.
Game Over Online (Sep 16, 2009)
The music is fantastic, the presentation is out of this world (sometimes literally), and all done with the utmost respect and care. As you play the songs the effort that was taken to make this game in true homage to The Beatles is abundantly clear, and it fills everything with a kind of joy and wonderment that few games ever manage. Whether you’re someone who has cherished their songs for years or are just being introduced to them now, if you like music and you like the Rock Band formula you owe it to yourself to experience The Beatles: Rock Band. It’s a total no-brainer as a rental, and probably an easy decision to purchase for anyone with any appreciation for arguably the greatest band of all time. Somewhere members of Aerosmith and Metallica are sitting around wondering why they didn’t get the same kind of treatment in their games, and we can only hope some other bands are paying attention *cou-Led Zeppelin-gh*.
GameSpot (Sep 09, 2009)
To a certain extent, this game is great because Beatles music is great. The Beatles: Rock Band is packed to the gills with excellent songs, but its real genius is the way it captures the excitement of playing in a cohesive band. Following the arc of the Beatles' career wouldn't be as engaging without the interesting bonuses and the stunning art design that so elegantly complements the music. Vocal harmonies add an invigorating new dimension to the gameplay, encouraging you to either get more people involved or challenge yourself to be all the rockstar you can be. The Beatles: Rock Band doesn't just let you play the music of one of the greatest bands in history; it knits your band closer together so that you can better experience the camaraderie and excitement of playing in a unified, talented group. This makes any Beatles session great fun and makes The Beatles: Rock Band something special in the world of plastic living room rock.
GamesRadar (Sep 08, 2009)
Not everyone will love The Beatles: Rock Band, but everyone should love it, because it’s amazing. It’s everything a Beatles fan could want, and even if you’re not a fan, you may find yourself converted after a few songs.
Gamer Limit (Oct 04, 2009)
Taking one of the most popular and iconic bands of all time and creating a game about their music could not have been easy, but Harmonix handles it beautifully, instilling a level of love and attention to detail that no other developer could.
In The End, The Beatles: Rock Band is a truly amazing game, visually and content wise. The Dreamscapes that accompany the songs are marvels that go well with the music and are amazing to watch on their own. The extras will satisfy every Beatle fan out there, while helping newcomers to their music a better understanding of them and hopefully draw them in more. It’s a digital love letter to one of the greatest bands to ever exist and a very fun music game.
D+PAD Magazine (Sep 26, 2009)
It’s always encouraging when talented forces come together in collaboration, with the express desire to forge something truly special. With a band of The Beatles quality and a developer of similar calibre, we really have to wonder if there was any doubt. The Beatles: Rock Band raises the bar to such a nosebleed-inducing height that we also wonder where the genre is going to take us to next. The rate of acceleration is phenomenal. Whilst we nervously await the announcement of more from Activision (although we’re secretly hoping for Accordion Hero), we can be sure that Harmonix are here on our side, to restore the balance.
DarkZero (Sep 28, 2009)
You have to feel truly sorry for any future artist-specific rhythm games, because it would take an enormous amount of effort to top The Beatles: Rock Band, a game very nearly bigger than Jesus.
90 (Oct 20, 2009)
Em suma, temos um jogo fantástico, com pormenores geniais que trazem e fazem jus ao grande nome The Beatles. É uma obra incontornável, com uma qualidade de produção musical tremenda, valendo o direito próprio de ser quase um Greatest Hits dos The Beatles. The Beatles: Rock Band foi um risco elevado por parte da Harmonix, mas um risco que se sente que foi tomado e abraçado com carinho e dedicação, levando até aos fãs mais uma porção de todo o historial por detrás da banda, e aos desconhecedores deste fenómeno uma oportunidade única elevar os seus gostos musicais.
Gamervision (Oct 13, 2009)
The Beatles: Rock Band is definitely a fantastic journey through the career of what is possibly the world’s most beloved music group of all time. It won’t turn those who hate The Beatles into sudden fans, but it does have the power to draw in non-gamers like no game ever has. There is no doubt that it is on the short side, and even though plenty of downloadable content is on the way, I really think there should have been more songs on the disc. Also, despite the additions and changes, this isn’t quite the “built from the ground up” gaming experience that was originally described. The Beatles: Rock Band is exactly what the title says: Rock Band infused by the music of The Beatles. In the end, it is a terrific game that Beatles fans, regardless of gaming experience, will want to play ceaselessly.
90 (Sep 17, 2009)
It would have been easy to slap a few Beatles tracks into the existing Rock Band 2 and call it a day. The marketing blitz that's accompanied the release of the game and the recently released remastered albums would have ensured big sales, after all. Instead, Harmonix have created a loving dedication to one of the greatest bands of all time. It might not set the Christmas charts on fire, but it will be a critical darling for years to come. And with Harmonix promising to make full albums available as DLC in the near future, fans will be playing their plastic instruments along with the Fab Four for a while to come. You don't like The Beatles? You will after this.
The Beatles: Rock Band is not only a fitting tribute to the band, but an excellent entry in the Rock Band series. Harmonix Music Systems went beyond what could have been the equivalent of a quick cash-in and created a tailor-made experience which fits the style of The Beatles and provides a platform for Beatles fans and Rock Band fans to play together and experience the career of one of the world’s most famous bands. Minor issues such as inability to transfer songs to Rock Band 2 or 3 and the fact that it is slightly less challenging than the other entries in the series keep it from perfection, but at this point, it’s just nitpicking. The quality and care which went into this game far surpasses any other single band music game ever produced, and unlike the Guitar Hero entries, it's able to stand on its own without the addition of other songs from other bands. If you haven’t already, play this game. Beatles fan or not.
NZGamer (Sep 07, 2009)
Beatles: Rock Band is so very obviously a labour of love, above and beyond being simply a money spinner. If you like The Beatles, and want to play their music, this is the game for you. If you’re not into them at all, of course, stay well away – while the minor gameplay enhancements are well and good, it’s not enough to keep non-Beatles fans captivated. The key test for single-band music games, I believe, is whether they can offer enough value to those in the middle. This is where Beatles: Rock Band arguably succeeds: its attention to detail, treasure trove of unlockable material, and sheer classiness combines with some highly fun songs to offer something even very casual fans should look into.
Daily Game (Sep 09, 2009)
But if approachability and shorter song lists are really all that The Beatles: Rock Band have as strikes against it, the game is in decent shape for its anticipated 9/9/09 release. Unless you're a huge Beatles fan, there's no need to go out any drop the additional $250 for Beatles-era instruments, because the existing Rock Band instruments work just fine. There's also no need to rush out and get the game today, because chances are you'll "beat" the game well before the weekend. Our recommendation: let the early adopters get their copy and play through it, then wait a week or two for the used copies to show up on store shelves to save yourself a few bucks. As time has already told, The Beatles don't exactly get worse with age -- even on the shelf.
GamingXP (Nov 22, 2009)
Sie sind Fan der Beatles? Die Hit-Dichte in diesem Titel ist sicherlich ganz hoch, und allein schon der Wiedererkennungswert der Songs ist einfach genial. Egal, ob jung oder alt, mit „The Beatles: Rock Band“ können Sie alle Altersgruppen vor einer Konsole versammeln! Einziger Wermutstropfen sind der wenig motivierende Story-Modus und die repetitiven Belohnungen, aber nicht mal die Referenz „SingStar“ machte das besser. Also – an die Geräte und let‘s rock!
Game Informer Magazine (Sep 27, 2009)
I’ve left the most central aspect of the game for last, because it’s hard to speak about music whose merits and quality have been debated for over 40 years. Suffice to say, the songs on display here helped shape entire branches of popular music that came in later years. The game does an admirable job of showcasing that music, delivering a brand new way for fans to appreciate it, and undoubtedly drawing new fans into the fold.
XGN (Sep 13, 2009)
The Beatles is door Harmonix erg goed neergezet en de game is op alle vlakken zeker in orde. Jammer genoeg zijn de weinige nieuwe dingen in de game niet allemaal even nuttig en ondersteunt de game de andere Rock Band content niet. Toch staat de game bol van de Flower Power en je moet deze dan ook zeker eens gespeeld hebben.
85 (Sep 07, 2009)
Der vergleichsweise geringe Umfang mit 45 Songs sorgt zusammen mit dem höchst moderaten Schwierigkeitsgrad dafür, dass die Spieldauer deutlich hinter dem zurück bleibt, was man sowohl von vergleichbaren Band-Auskopplungen der Konkurrenz-Serie als auch vom indirekten Vorgänger Rock Band 2 gewohnt ist. Im Gegenzug jedoch bekommt man einen unvergleichlichen Einblick in die unglaublich kurze, aber intensive Schaffensperiode der Liverpooler Kultband. Angefangen von ihren Club-Auftritten über die Live-Konzerte mit zehntausenden kreischenden Mädchen bis hin zu ihren kreativen Höhepunkten wie Sgt. Pepper und dem Let it Be-Album, wird man zu einem Teil der Geschichte, die man mit dem umfangreichen Bonusmaterial intensivieren kann. Visuell reißt man zwar keine Bäume aus, aber vor allem die im Hintergrund laufenden "Videos" der Dreamscape-Sequenzen überzeugen mit enormer Kreativität, die die Texte zu eindrucksvollem Leben erwecken.
InsideGamer (Sep 10, 2009)
The Beatles: Rock Band is een zeer goede band-game geworden. De game biedt een unieke, vrolijke, visuele stijl en is zeer geschikt om door een breed publiek gespeeld te worden. Sterker nog, het is de ideale game om een mooi ‘vader-zoon’-moment mee te kweken. De nummers zijn in onze ogen zeer vermakelijk, alhoewel een klik met The Beatles wel noodzakelijk is. Het enige grote minpunt wat wij kunnen noemen is het feit dat er slechts 45 nummers in zitten, waardoor de game minder lang meegaat dan een ‘gewone’ Rock Band of Guitar Hero.
Game Revolution (Sep 09, 2009)
“Fads don’t last, but it should be clear by now that the Beatles are no ordinary fad.” As an anthology of one of the most pivotal, if not the most pivotal, bands in international musical history, The Beatles: Rock Band does exactly what it’s supposed to: show respect. The gameplay and presentation are perfect and approachable for those who haven’t been introduced to music video games, especially families with wide generational gaps who have at least a remote interest in the Beatles. Though it is short and isolated from the other Rock Band titles, The Beatles: Rock Band is much better than your average day tripper.
80 (Sep 07, 2009)
The Beatles: Rock Band poteva forse deludere le aspettative? Certo che no. Harmonix ha realizzato un prodotto eccezionale, capace di rendere giustizia a uno dei gruppi più influenti e importanti del panorama musicale e di suscitare l’interesse non solo degli appassionati di videogiochi, ma soprattutto di coloro che, in passato, hanno avuto la fortuna di vivere l’epoca d’oro dei Beatles. Che siate amanti della bella musica o che vi limitiate solo a canticchiare sotto la doccia, questo titolo non può assolutamente mancare nella vostra collezione. Pur essendo, di fatto, "la solita roba", con qualche piccola e apprezzabile novità.
TotalVideoGames (TVG) (Sep 09, 2009)
Undeniably about as brilliant as a band specific music title can get, The Beatles Rock Band easily outstretches the confines of just being a music game into something that guarantees great times for all - provided of course you're not one of the strange type of folk who just doesn't like them.
The Beatles: Rock Band is an excellent game that any fan of The Beatles should consider buying. The stunning visual presentation, the well organized and thoughtfully guided tour of The Beatlles' career, the great music, and all the extra content make this a nice choice for anyone even remotely interested. Disappointingly, perhaps a bit too much was left for future DLC, though; making the 45 song set list seem underwhelming despite its innate class.
Cynamite (Sep 19, 2009)
Die Partytauglichkeit und Einsteigerfreundlichkeit von The Beatles: Rock Band ist optimal, die Umsetzung des Songmaterials hat Esprit und Charme. Trotzdem vermisse ich ein paar Zusatzmodi und weitere Songs von anderen Bands dieser Zeit. Optisch hätten die Fab Four ruhig detailreicher ausfallen können.
Gamestyle (Oct 14, 2009)
The only other criticisms we'd level at the game are fairly trivial ones. The lack of drum-fills and guitar effects is one, probably due to not wanting to 'alter' the music too much. The lack of Rock Band platform compatibility is another one, although having spent some time with the The Beatles, it would seem weird playing their music 'as' anyone else. If anyone deserved the standalone game treatment, it's them. And if this is the sort of standard we can expect from any future band-exclusive Rock Band titles, then we say bring it on.
80 (Oct 09, 2009)
The Beatles: Rock Band is de ultieme Beatles-ervaring geworden. De liefde en passie die ontwikkelaar Harmonix in het spel gestoken heeft druipt van het scherm af en zorgen ervoor dat spelers die nooit in aanraking zijn gekomen met The Faboulus Four toch de Beatlemania kunnen ervaren. Ondanks dat het spel meer casual is dan de vorige Rock Band-games en misschien wat weinig nummers bevat, is The Beatles: Rock Band een voorbeeld van hoe een bandspecifieke game hoort te zijn.
1UP (Sep 08, 2009)
Rock Band Beatles is an excellent tribute to the band; if any group deserves to stand in the limelight of their own game, it's The Beatles. But affixing "Rock Band" to the title leads to certain expectations -- as a Rock Band player who still gets plenty of use out of Rock Band 2 and its ever-expanding setlist, I feel a little cheated that none of these songs are available online for the other Rock Band games. And with only 45 songs, the experience is far too short; you can only play the same songs so many times before wanting to turn to Harmonix or Neversoft's other, more substantial offerings. But this is the first music game where, even when I didn't have a mic turned on I enthusiastically sang along with every track. If you're a Beatles fan, none of the game's omissions or faults can erase the excitement of playing and singing along with one of the most loved bands of all time.
Gamekult (Sep 09, 2009)
Cela paraît presque inutile de le préciser, mais The Beatles : Rock Band laissera aussi indifférents les joueurs insensibles aux Fab Four qu'il plongera les fans du groupe dans une véritable extase. Grâce à un excellent travail, aussi respectueux que créatif, Harmonix a réussi à donner à ce spin-off une ambiance parfaitement réussie. Le voyage que le jeu propose au coeur de l'oeuvre des Beatles est ainsi totalement prenant, varié, fidèle et, simplement, unique en son genre. Le challenge n'est certes pas des plus relevés et le contenu pourra paraître un peu maigre à terme, mais le bonheur de reprendre de tels standards devant sa télé seul ou entre ami(e)s suffira amplement à bon nombre de joueurs. Une seule conclusion s'impose : Come together, right now !