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  • Summary: Rock Band 2 builds upon its foundation as the first music game to introduce co-operative band gameplay, multiple instruments, a robust online multiplayer experience, an unrivaled offering of downloadable content and raises the bar by delivering an entirely new level of depth, connectivity, authenticity and features including: Backwards compatibility with Rock Band downloadable music content. All previously purchased tracks immediately load into your Rock Band 2 song list. No need to re-purchase or re-download. The biggest and most diverse soundtrack ever featuring some of rock's most prolific acts, comprised entirely of master recordings. Major new and dynamic online modes that connect the entire Rock Band community in more ways than ever before both locally and globally. More variety of instrument choices than ever before with new and improved drum and guitar peripherals, enhanced functionality and innovative new designs - all fully compatible with the original Rock Band instruments. [MTV] Expand
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  1. We’re thrilled that Harmonix didn’t try to fix things that weren’t broken and add in silly things just to add bullet points on the box – the original Rock Band was nearly perfect already.
  2. 79
    The basic mechanics of rocking great songs with your friends is a whole lotta fun. If you don't have the pleasure of playing Rock Band 2 on a next-gen system, you could certainly do a lot worse than the PS2 version.
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  1. HoratioFitzpatrick
    Dec 26, 2008
    10
    This really is an incredible port, unlike the watered down Guitar Hero games for PS2 that have been released since Neversoft took over the franchise (to be fair, World Tour probably sucks on every console). I've played the PS3 version extensively, and I can honestly say that this is nearly identical except for slightly less polished graphics, no DLC, and no customizable characters. It's still incredible, though. Some of my favorite features of the PS3 version like the drum trainer, drum solos, world tour mode, and music videos made the transition, much to my surprise and delight. None of the core gameplay has been compromised in the slightest in my opinion. If you haven't made the jump to PS3 or X360, I just want to tell you that Harmonix did not settle for a crappy port, they remember where they came from and where their success started. This is every bit the game it's big brother on PS3 is (in every way that matters to me at least) and I highly recommend it to anyone. Expand