Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 8 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Rock Band is really three games in one, and what's amazing is that not one of them feels anything less than excellent, despite treading on now familiar ground. Combined, they are a recipe for the most fun you can have in your living room.
  2. Touring in single-player mode is disappointingly pared down, as though the designers couldn’t imagine anyone would play the game alone. This was disappointing, as my friends can’t come over every day to play.
  3. Rock Band is more than a simple video game, it's a highly interactive social experience. There's enough depth and fun here to keep you and your friends entertained for months. A must-have for the festive season!
  4. 84
    Sadly, the PS2 version of Rock Band drops that multiplayer hook but manages to retain the multiplayer charm.
  5. If you can afford the high price, Rock Band is one of the best musical gaming experience at this moment. Sadly, the PS2 version of Rock Band robs it of a good chunk of its great value.
  6. The stripped down nature of the PS2 version of Rock Band robs it of a good chunk of its value, but the gameplay still rocks.
  7. 80
    On its own merits (which we're reviewing it on), Rock Band on PS2 is a fundamentally excellent rhythm game that simply lacks the variety and presentational polish of Harmonix's previous work. Compared to its PS3 and 360 versions, it comes up surprisingly short.
  8. Rock Band for the PlayStation 2 is like seeing a cover band over the original performers -- you'll have a good time but you'll notice something is missing.
User Score
6.8

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. ElizabethSchneider
    Dec 31, 2008
    2
    Ok I gave a
  2. JaredChristenson
    Apr 1, 2008
    10
    Recently, the games for PS2 are MLB 08: The Show, which is good. Pro Evolution Soccer which is fun. Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz which isRecently, the games for PS2 are MLB 08: The Show, which is good. Pro Evolution Soccer which is fun. Buzz! The Hollywood Quiz which is well-mannered but somewhat dreary. and Singstar '90s which is good fun for those old timers. But Rock Badn will rock your soul with mesmerizing songs and will get you playing for hours. Despite the fact that singin' and drumin' through the beat is boring and seemingly difficult to manipulate, guitar and bass just rock your world. Spending $150 is worth the bill. Full Review »