The Beatles: Rock Band Image
Metascore
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 60 Critics

User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 51 Ratings

Summary: The game represents the first time fans will be able to experience The Beatles’ musical career for themselves. From the early touring days in 1963 Liverpool to the immortal, final performance on the Apple Corps rooftop, fans can follow in the band’s footsteps as they traverse the globe during the height of Beatlemania. Adding to the experience is the introduction of three-part vocal harmonies to game play, allowing gamers to revel in the unparalleled vocal stylings of the Fab Four. Beatles fans will also be thrilled to hear previously unreleased authentic voice recordings from John, Paul, George and Ringo chatting between takes during studio sessions recorded at Abbey Road more than four decades ago. The game begins during the band's earliest days at The Cavern Club in Liverpool, England. Gamers then travel across the Atlantic to experience the band's unforgettable 1964 performance on The Ed Sullivan Show, the sold-out concert at New York’s Shea Stadium in 1965, and conclude at The Beatles’ memorable concert at Budokan in Tokyo, Japan in 1966. The Beatles' studio years come to life in legendary Studio 2 at Abbey Road Studios. Highlighting the studio years are inspired artistic visual expressions known as Dreamscapes, intended to transport players to imaginative environments that capture the essence of The Beatles’ genre-busting musical and fashion transformations during their later years. The game follows The Beatles to 1969 where story mode culminates with their final performance on the rooftop of the Apple Corps Headquarters. The Beatles: Rock Band offers a new set of hardware representing the instruments made famous by John, Paul, George and Ringo. Featured in the set are the Rickenbacker 325 and Gretsch Duo Jet guitars - hailed as two of the celebrated, signature instruments played by John Lennon and George Harrison throughout their careers. Also included is a Höfner bass controller - a large-scale version of the bass famously used by Sir Paul McCartney. Rounding out the set is a Ringo Starr inspired, Ludwig-branded Rock Band 2 drum set with a classic pearl finish and vintage remake of a Beatles kick drum head. [MTV Games]
Rating: T
Official Site: http://www.thebeatlesrockband.com/
Developer: Harmonix Music Systems
Genre(s): Music
ESRB Descriptors:Mild Lyrics, Tobacco Reference
Cast Credit
James Fleming Lead Engine Programmer
Adam Carriuolo UI Artist
Matt Gilpin Additional Character Artist
Matt Gilpin Research & Development
Matt Gilpin Research & Development
Chris Foster Lead Designer
Rafael Baptista Additional Programming
Dan Schmidt Lead Game Programmer
Greg Seegert Programmer
Brian Stephens Programmer
Jeff Carroll Animator
Dare Matheson Lead Artist
Adolph Wong Research & Development
Adolph Wong Technical Artist
Adolph Wong Technical Artist
Jeremy Parker Additional Programming
Kelly Scott Additional Animation
Dan Teasdale Additional Design
Pete Maguire Producer
Jeff Allen Senior Sound Designer
Brian Gibson Additional Environment Art
Brian Gibson Research & Development
Brian Gibson Research & Development
Bryn Bennett Programmer
Scott Sinclair Additional Environment Art
Sachi Sato Senior Sound Designer
Jed Wahl Character Artist
David Goodrich Camera Artist
David Battilana Additional Environment Art
Matt Perlot Environment Artist
Brian Parnell Character Artist
Jeff Somers Programmer
Mike Fitzgerald Programmer
Izzy Maxwell Senior Sound Designer
Christopher Hartelius Lead Animator
Sylvain Dubrofsky Senior Designer
Steven Kimura Lead Character Artist
Helen McWilliams Lead Writer
Jason Kendall Instruments
Dan Brakeley Additional Programming
Joe Kelly Sound Designer
David Boghdan Environment Artist
John Dee Additional UI
Kerry Roan Additional Environment Art
Kerry Roan Facial Animation
Todd Robertson Lead Media Artist
Jon Carter Music Researcher
Arthur Inasi Senior Sound Designer
Rob Lynch Sound Designer
Marc Flury Lead Programmer
John Eskew Lead Net And Tools Programmer
Ike Adams Programmer
Geoff Pitsch Lead UI Programmer
Paul Gavazzi Programmer
Maria O'Brien Additional Research
Brad Benedetti Additional Environment Art
Brad Benedetti Character Concept Artist
Paul Lyons Character Concept Artist
Eliot Min Character Concept Artist
Eliot Min Technical Artist
Mallika Sundaramurthy Additional Authoring
Mallika Sundaramurthy Character Concept Artist
Shawn Witt Character Artist
Riseon Kim Animator
Reiko Murakami Environment Artist
Tony Astone Additional Animation
Anne Marie Ticaric Animator
Aaron DeMuth Lighting Artist
Noah Berkley Camera Artist
Kevin McGinnis Lead UI Artist
Rob Stott Programmer
Leo Tolentino Technical Artist
Devon Newsom Sound Designer
Avida Michaud Additional Programming
Keith Costorf Additional Programming
Aurelio Ramos Programmer
Douglas Applewhite Programmer
Roger Hanna Programmer
Jessica Scott Programmer
Josh Stoddard Programmer
Chris Welch Programmer
Chris McCarthy Release Engineer
Casey Malone Designer
Brett Milano Writer/Researcher
Mitch Fletcher Additional Character Artist
Michael Georgeson Cinematic Author
Erin Young Additional Environment Art
Erin Young Facial Animation
Ben Bathen Technical Artist
Soe Lin Post UI Artist
Nick Bright UI Artist
Erica Henderson Media Artist
Sherika Vitureira Media Artist
Adam Arrigo Sound Designer
Jeremy Bridge Sound Designer
Greg Capolino Sound Designer
Caleb Epps Sound Designer
Kedaar Kumar Sound Designer
Emeen Zarookian Music Researcher
Emeen Zarookian Sound Designer
Maclaine Diemer Music Researcher
Maclaine Diemer Sound Designer
Matthew Levitt Sound Designer
Jonathan Rubinger Sound Designer
Cindy PoChun Wang Sound Designer
Dhani Harrison Design Consultant
Ryan Challinor Programmer
Brian Mesick Programmer
Jeff Rubin Programmer
Matt Sharpe Programmer
Ben Buchwald Additional Programming
Mike Mandel Additional Programming
Matthew Reineck Instruments
Matthew Moore Lead Environment Artist
Matt Durso Cinematic Author
Anders Beer Lead Technical Artist
Mike Krentz UI Artist
Michael Monsalvatge Additional UI
Rob Weychert Additional UI
Patrick Balthorp Audio Lead
Robby Armaline Sound Designer
Katy Cone Sound Designer
Dan Crislip Sound Designer
Chris Lynch Sound Designer
Peter Moore Sound Designer
Steve Pardo Sound Designer
Chris Rando Sound Designer
Michael J. Veloso Sound Designer
Bill Whitney Sound Designer
Allan Rouse VO Talent
Chris Wilson Sound Designer
Jessica Taylor Cinematic Author
Nathan Wright Environment Artist
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