Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. Beaterator is not perfect, it's got a ways to go but the potential that it displays is incredible. It won't be long until you can have a professional recording studio and tone generator in the palm of your hand. For the time being, Beaterator is the closest you're going to get, and it's pretty damn close.
  2. 60
    Beaterator could've been a little more consumer-friendly, with a better hands-on tutorial and some minor sequences. Not everyone will get it, but would-be music maestros and DJs should definitely give it a look.
  3. 70
    Learning how to navigate and apply the many different options and variables will take some time and practice, and while I'm not saying that putting in the effort isn't worth it in the end, I am saying that today's market seems less likely to embrace a title that has a learning curve as steep as Brett Michael's declining rock-credibility.
  4. We’re looking forward to the kind of stuff people are going to come up with here, and as the software is designed with different entry points there should be no limit to the type of content that comes out of this game. [Christmas 2009, p.79]
  5. 72
    A surprisingly powerful music-creation tool. [Issue#186, p.81]
  6. 72
    Beaterator is a good music programme for the PSP. It offers a decent platform for those starting and the experienced producer will have plenty to do. Those experienced people will move onto the pc for the more advanced software, but Beaterator is the perfect thing for the road.
User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. IanF
    Jan 21, 2010
    9
    Had this for a couple of days now and love it. I have Cubase etc on my PC and this does a very similar job on a handheld. I don't use Had this for a couple of days now and love it. I have Cubase etc on my PC and this does a very similar job on a handheld. I don't use timbaland's loops at all - everything I've done I've started from scratch - it gives you options for chords, there's a separate drum synth tool, you can add effects (reverb etc) on the synths, seriously, it's awesome - it's all you need to make your own music now Full Review »
  2. harryg
    Oct 7, 2009
    10
    Beaterator is an awesome music app which makes it very easy to make tracks that sound professional. It really akes you feel like a great Beaterator is an awesome music app which makes it very easy to make tracks that sound professional. It really akes you feel like a great musician like Timbaland. Full Review »
  3. Mar 9, 2012
    8
    Played with it for a while, but ultimatelly i lost interest, with some homebrews doing about the same stuff in a more likeable manner. Still,Played with it for a while, but ultimatelly i lost interest, with some homebrews doing about the same stuff in a more likeable manner. Still, this "game" deserves it's respect for being unique, for being Rockstar and, to be objective, is not bad in itself, just not everyone's kind of thing. Full Review »