Beaterator PSP

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
Buy On
  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. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    70
    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. Play UK
    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.

Awards & Rankings

#24 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2009
#38 Most Shared PSP Game of 2009
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  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. Jan 19, 2017
    9
    Since you can't really beat this game, but rather improve your beats, I'll state my first impression and the impression after fullySince you can't really beat this game, but rather improve your beats, I'll state my first impression and the impression after fully understanding the controls. First of all, I had doubts about the "legitness" of this music creating tool for the PSP. A lot of lame things get hyped these days, but this PSP title by "Rockstar" once again shows that "Rockstar" cares about decent products. My first impression was "normal". I have some knowledge about music software for PC, therefore seeing this and that tool was nothing that confused me, ergo reading the manual or watching the tutorial videos, which are decent, wasn't necessary. I'd recommend to read the manual and watch the tutorial videos if you are new to this though, else you might be frustrated and that will affect your opinion about this "game". Also patience is key and the reward is great! After checking all tools and options, my first impression was good. And after getting comfy to use the knobs of the PSP to make music, my impression was quite great. You can import your own sound, record your own sound (only if your PSP has a mic), create your own unique synth sounds, ergo you are not limited to the in-game library, alter samples/sounds, put together your own drum kit, you can add several tracks and create a huge song and the library has a good selection as well - basically enough to have some fun. If you want to become a music producer, you better save some money for some real studio hardware and software. After all this is a "game", but Rockstar and Timbaland really tried to give us something, that is rather serious and not toyish. Again, serious producers won't agree, but I'm saying this from a PSP player's perspective. With enough time on your hands or enough dedication, you can create some pretty nice tunes, which are good enough to represent on video streaming plattforms. If you don't have the money for a real studio, but want to relax while making some music or if you always wanted to something to create beats for your lyrics to work on your rapping, this might be a good alternative or start. If this game is your cup of tea, you'll definitely spend hours and days with this - theoretically this could be your all-time PSP game. Full Review »