Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 50 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 50
  2. Negative: 2 out of 50
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  1. I do like the Lego aspect of this game; it makes it stand out from the other Rock Bands (except perhaps The Beatles). The music selection is great and the rock challenges are fun.
  2. It’s a fun family experience, though not so tepid that it’ll be lost on others.
  3. 83
    It doesn't stand on its own quite as well as some of this year's other music titles, but it's still a fun, quick romp through pop music seen through a Lego filter.
  4. Grab your sense of humor and your plastic axe and give Lego Rock Band a try.
  5. It may not have the full Live functionality, but those looking to play in-house with the family will not miss it. The new gig types, youth-oriented gameplay options, and ability to add the import the tracks here for use with Rock Band 2 (with an 800 MS Point fee) make this well worth the lower $50 price tag.
  6. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    81
    A truly fantastic surprise. [Feb 2010, p.86]
  7. It’s easy to be skeptical of LEGO Rock Band as a quick cash grab, but Traveller’s Tales’ trademark LEGO silliness blended with a few interesting new mechanics from Harmonix elevates the game to a level fans of both series shouldn’t brush off.
  8. Despite the lack of online play and songs missing from the set list, Lego Rock Band's happy presentation, enjoyable soundtrack and rockin' gameplay will keep you entertained for quite some time.
  9. At the end of day veterans of band games, and newbies alike, really can’t go wrong picking up Lego Rock Band for some virtual shredding, drumming, and singing fun.
  10. LEGO Rock Band does a great job of tailoring the core rhythm gameplay to its intended audience. And if you've ever been a fan of LEGOs and have even a passing interest in music games, you'll have some fun with these blocky rockers.
  11. Although Lego Rock Band does lack online multiplayer and the set list isn't nearly as fleshed out as Rock Band 2, it still has some neat little things going for it, mostly stemming from the use of the Lego license.
  12. The game's story mode and character customization are so much more fun than your usual career mode.
  13. Like in all the other Rock Band games a vast variety on different songs is available. Enjoy many hours of fun, alone or with your friends – it’s your choice.
  14. The Lego appeal is ultimately superficial, so you'll only really buy this if you like the music. If the 40-odd songs seems like a good deal for 50 bucks, than pawn the Fender Stratocaster and start rocking.
  15. LEGO Rock Band is both for kids and experienced players, since the expert level is still a tough one. It's a really cute game and well done as an overall, but there should have been more songs, especially considering the price and the fact that you will be asked to play them over and over before you get to the end of the single player campaign.
  16. Whether you're young or old, the LEGO characters and cute vibe will likely appeal to your sensibilities. All in all, LEGO Rock Band is a quality game that will get the whole family jamming together.
  17. AceGamez
    76
    The formula may be starting to show it’s age at this point, but as ever the great team at Traveller’s Tales has worked hard to keep this latest addition to the Rock Band canon fresh and inviting by doing what it does best; deliver a wacky and comedic spin on an existing format, full of unlockables and tweaks that will keep kids entertained for hours.
  18. This charming rhythm game is especially good for first-timers, but it's a little light on content.
  19. 75
    Lego Rock Band really does a great job of delivering top-quality presentation and a decent array of songs. Considering you can export the tracks the price tag (even with DLC license fee) you are still getting a bargain.
  20. This is the Rock Band game that all the family can easily enjoy. If you’ve been struggling finding a music game that you won’t have to monitor the song list, Lego Rock Band will put your mind at ease.
  21. Official Xbox Magazine
    75
    Even with the gigs and events to participate in, Lego Rock Band is, with its lack of any new features, essentially a lego-skinned track pack. [Jan 2010, p.72]
  22. Lego Rock Band is a fun title, its just a shame that it is lacking a few features as otherwise it could have been a truly great title.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Otend
    Jan 7, 2010
    9
    I am a hardcore gamer (playing everything from Shin Megami Tensei to Half-Life), and I've loved the Rock Band series. This entry is I am a hardcore gamer (playing everything from Shin Megami Tensei to Half-Life), and I've loved the Rock Band series. This entry is solid as usual. There's a sense of humor here that's irresistible, and the song list, while seeming hit-or-miss at first glance, provides enough to keep you satisfied. Full Review »
  2. AJ
    Nov 21, 2009
    0
    Skinned differently and repackaged with new songs....it feels like hardly any effort was put into it. Normally I would have given this a Skinned differently and repackaged with new songs....it feels like hardly any effort was put into it. Normally I would have given this a 3...maybe 4, but I'm making up for fanboy scores. Full Review »
  3. CalebH
    Nov 12, 2009
    8
    If there