Rock Band Wii

Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
Buy On
  1. n-Revolution Magazine UK
    70
    This heavily watered-down version of Rock Band is still the best multiplayer music game available on the Wii... for now. [Issue#25, p.66]
  2. Unless you're in a hurry or you plan to buy both games eventually anyway, you're better off waiting for Rock Band 2.
  3. Official Nintendo Magazine UK
    69
    Seriously lacking in key areas and too pricey - EA should have skipped this and gone straight to "Rock Band 2" instead. [Nov 2008, p.98]
  4. 67
    Still, the big question remains: With Rock Band 2 coming to Wii in a matter of months, is this really the best time to ask people to buy a bunch of expensive peripherals that are on the verge of being bested by their next-gen counterparts? (While the first game's instruments will work with Rock Band 2, the sequel will come with new -- and improved -- peripherals.)

Awards & Rankings

#23 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
#50 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 37 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 16
  2. Negative: 7 out of 16
  1. Jun 24, 2015
    8
    This game is fun but I only liked 5 of the songs on here (one of them is a DLC song that's included on disc on this version). I prefer RockThis game is fun but I only liked 5 of the songs on here (one of them is a DLC song that's included on disc on this version). I prefer Rock Band 2 because it's got character creation, DLC, and online play. However, this doesn't mean that I hate this game because I don't. Full Review »
  2. Nov 27, 2012
    4
    Good gravy. I love Rock Band, but this port is AWFUL. What exactly are you getting here? You're getting the same setlist from the PS360Good gravy. I love Rock Band, but this port is AWFUL. What exactly are you getting here? You're getting the same setlist from the PS360 versions plus 5 extra songs. You're getting the same gameplay as the PS360 versions. Annnnd... that's it.

    What are you NOT getting? Well, online gameplay for starters. Any multiplayer must be done in the same room. Plus, no online leaderboards. There is no outside motivation to get a high score or FC a song, and once you do, nobody knows about it but you. You don't get any career mode, so you're just playing songs over and over. You can't make your own characters, use Guitar Hero instruments, or export the game. By the way, did you know there is a game on the Wii that does all these things? It's called Rock Band 2. Get that one. Skip this one unless you absolutely MUST play RB1's setlist.
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  3. Reddhead
    Oct 15, 2008
    8
    Great game. Was not sure the first time I played. Found it hard, but once you get the hang of it really fun! Only thing I did not like was theGreat game. Was not sure the first time I played. Found it hard, but once you get the hang of it really fun! Only thing I did not like was the is no free play. Example you can't just jam around with any instrument. Would be fun if we could just play around and with out music and just go nuts. Maybe something to think about. Full Review »