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Rock Band 2 - Nintendo Wii (Game only)

by MTV Games
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)

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Platform: Nintendo Wii
Edition: Game only
Game only
  • Tour Challenges - mini-campaigns focused on the best songs by instrument, decade, genre, etc
  • Quickplay - with prefab or customized characters that can play on any instrument. Make customizable set lists and organize your song lists in different categories
  • Customizable Set Lists keep the music rolling and your band rocking in Quickplay mode
  • Drum Trainer - gives you the fundamentals of different beats and fills, translating gameplay into real drumming skills
  • Character Creator - new choices in clothing, accessories, tattoos, hairstyles, etc

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Platform: Nintendo Wii | Edition: Game only
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  • ASIN: B001BXA9CE
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 5.5 x 0.5 inches ; 3.8 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: December 18, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (78 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,379 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Platform: Nintendo Wii | Edition: Game only

Product Description


Continue Your Rock and Roll Fantasy

Rock Band 2 lets you and your friends take your band on an even more expansive and immersive world tour - in person or online - and continue your rock and roll fantasy.

Harmonix, deliver Rock Band 2, the next step to the platform that lets audiences of all ages interact with music in an all-new way. Rock Band 2 lets players vicariously jam out as some of the best guitarists, bassists, drummers and singers of all time.

Featuring a track list with more than 80 on-disc tracks from some of the most hallowed bands of the rock pantheon, Rock Band 2 by challenges rockers to master lead guitar, bass guitar, drums and vocals.
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Key Features

  • Take your band on an online-enabled World Tour mode, record albums, tackle the addictive Set Challenges, or even compete against other bands, either in your living room or halfway across the world, in the "Battle of the Bands" mode... plus all of the modes you know and love from the first Rock Band game!
  • Rock Band 2 pushes music simulation farther than it’s ever gone with a tool that actually teaches you how to play the drums in real life - or you can just have fun jamming and playing along to songs like an animal in the Freestyle Drum mode.

Track List

  • Abnormality - "Visions"
  • AC/DC - "Let There Be Rock"
  • AFI - "Girl's Not Grey"
  • Alanis Morissette - "You Oughta Know"
  • Alice in Chains - "Man in the Box"
  • Allman Brothers - "Ramblin' Man"
  • Anarchy Club - "Get Clean"
  • Avenged Sevenfold - "Almost Easy"
  • Bad Company - "Shooting Star"
  • Bang Camaro - "Night Lies"
  • Beastie Boys - "So Watcha Want"
  • Beck - "E-pro"
  • Bikini Kill - "Rebel Girl"
  • Billy Idol - "White Wedding Pt. I "
  • Blondie - "One Way or Another"
  • Bob Dylan - "Tangled Up in Blue"
  • Bon Jovi - "Livin' on a Prayer"
  • Breaking Wheel - "Shoulder to the Plow"
  • Cheap Trick - "Hello There"
  • Devo - "Uncontrollable Urge"
  • Dinosaur Jr. - "Feel the Pain"
  • Disturbed - "Down with the Sickness"
  • Dream Theater - "Panic Attack "
  • Duran Duran - "Hungry Like the Wolf"
  • Elvis Costello - "Pump it Up"
  • Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way"
  • Foo Fighters - "Everlong "
  • Guns N' Roses - "Shackler's Revenge"
  • Interpol - "PDA"
  • Jane's Addiction - "Mountain Song"
  • Jethro Tull - "Aqualung"
  • Jimmy Eat World - "The Middle"
  • Joan Jett - "Bad Reputation"
  • Journey - "Anyway You Want It"
  • Judas Priest - "Painkiller"
  • Kansas - "Carry On Wayward Son"
  • L7 - "Pretend We're Dead"
  • Lacuna Coil - "Our Truth"
  • Libyans - "Neighborhood"
  • Linkin Park - "One Step Closer"
  • Lit - "My Own Worst Enemy"
  • Lush - "De-Luxe"
  • Mastodon - "Colony of Birchmen"
  • Megadeth - "Peace Sells"
  • Metallica - "Battery"
  • Mighty Mighty Bosstones - "Where'd You Go"
  • Modest Mouse - "Float On"
  • Motorhead - "Ace of Spades "
  • Nirvana - "Drain You"
  • Norman Greenbaum - "Spirit in the Sky "
  • Panic at the Disco - "Nine in the Afternoon"
  • Paramore - "That's What You Get"
  • Pearl Jam - "Alive"
  • Presidents of the United States of America - "Lump"
  • Rage Against the Machine - "Testify"
  • Ratt - "Round & Round"
  • Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Give it Away "
  • Rise Against - "Give it All"
  • Rush - "The Trees"
  • Silversun Pickups - "Lazy Eye"
  • Smashing Pumpkins - "Today"
  • Social Distortion - "I Was Wrong"
  • Sonic Youth - "Teenage Riot"
  • Soundgarden - "Spoonman"
  • Speck - "Conventional Lover"
  • Squeeze - "Cool for Cats"
  • Steely Dan - "Bodhitsattva"
  • Steve Miller Band - "Rock'n Me"
  • Survivor - "Eye of the Tiger"
  • System of a Down - "Chop Suey "
  • Talking Heads - "Psycho Killer"
  • Tenacious D - "Master Exploder"
  • Testament - "Souls of Black"
  • That Handsome Devil - "Rob the Prez-o-Dent"
  • The Donnas - "New Kid in School"
  • The Go-Go's - "We Got the Beat"
  • The Grateful Dead - "Alabama Getaway"
  • The Guess Who - "American Woman"
  • The Main Drag - "A Jagged Gorgeous Winter"
  • The Muffs - "Kids in America "
  • The Offspring - "Come Out & Play"
  • The Replacements - "Alex Chilton"
  • The Sterns - "Supreme Girl"
  • The Who - "Pinball Wizard "
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51 of 53 people found the following review helpful
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii|Edition:Game only
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Since I have both games, I'll highlight the differences. First off, I bought this primarily for my kids and I to play together (I have two daughters, 6 and 14 years old).

Since RB2 has no "strum only" mode, its difficulty levels are offset from those on GHWT (so Easy on RB2 is a bit harder than Beginner on GHWT, but easier than Easy on GHWT). Singing is the easiest of the parts to do (so my six year old usually does that), Bass guitar is (for most songs) next easiest, followed by lead guitar, and drumming is the hardest.

RB2 allows you to set up stand-ins for your computer-controlled players, so you can have the same band members when everyone isn't playing (for example, on very difficult songs my youngest will sit out, but I can still select "her" character as the singer, so she still feels like she's participating...also, we generally don't do the drums, but we can have the same character as our drummer, which gives us more of a band feel). There are several other subtle differences like this that give RB2 more of a roleplaying feel than GHWT.

Most importantly for those of us who are challenged in the area of manual dexterity, RB2 has a no-fail mode, which allows you to finish the song even if one of your members totally flubs it. If you're playing this as an occasional party game, or with young kids, that's very helpful.

In general, I'd say if you're more serious, looking primarily for a challenge and focused primarily on playing the guitar, GHWT is what you're looking for. If you're more into the atmosphere of creating a band, looking for a party game and something fun to do together in a family with members of different skill levels, RB2 is a better choice.

If you want to get both games (which I did), get the controllers for Guitar Hero, as they work for both games.
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55 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars RB2 on the Wii delivers! Best game on Wii yet. December 18, 2008
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii|Edition:Game only
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I managed to get my hands on Rock Band 2 a bit early, and spent the entirety of the evening playing. What a drastic improvement over Rock Band 1 on the Wii! This is identical to the Xbox 360/ PS3 versions of the game, and I was even more impressed than I anticipated. I was having a blast before I even had a chance to play a single note: The character creator tool was such a blast! You create a band and members, and then you hit the road. It was a really satisfying experience! This is really the first time that a Wii game has been truly competitive with other Next-Gen console games.

The World Tour mode is now available locally or online, and there are also challenges and battle-of-the-bands. There was a "Wii pre-release" battle available for the select few who managed to snag the game early, and I was able to compete head to head with other bands (there were only 3 other bands online since the game was not yet available @ most stores).
There are sure to be plenty of lengthy reviews, so I will just note some of my observations:

*Band Members - once you create your band-mates using the Character Creator, when you play a gig, there they are! I knew this feature was present, but I had no idea how exciting it would be the first time my character (who happens to look JUST LIKE ME!) appeared on stage! It was really satisfying! This feature was really well done. My first order of business was to create characters for my wife and all our friends. Whenever they come over and play from now on, they can use their characters. Also, these characters can be moved around, dropped etc. Also, whenever you select a character to play a gig with your band, they get a "cut", earning that character money which can be used to buy clothes, accessories, instruments, etc.
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36 of 38 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock Band 2 fixes every disappointment from Rock Band 1! December 20, 2008
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii|Edition:Game only
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Although Rock Band 1 for the Wii was a fun game, it was a huge disappointment compared to the other consoles. Have no fear, as Harmonix has made up for it with Rock Band 2!

+ Full World Tour. No more playing a straight list of songs. Choose from different cities and different venues in each city.
+ Huge improvements on the graphics. Rock Band 1 was a little rough to watch, but Rock Band 2 on the Wii is full motion and rendered in real-time. You can actually see your players instead of a static background movie.
+ Online Play! The game will automatically sign you in to the Nintendo WiFi connection and allow you take part in Online QuickPlay, Online World Tour, and Battle of the Bands. And, unlike Guitar Hero World Tour, you can play online against 4 other Wiis (GH:WT only connects a max of 2 Wiis)
+ Character Creator. Now you can actually choose and customize who you play as, with unlockable clothes, instruments, and more.
+ Compatible with Guitar Hero World Tour instruments and the Guitar Hero 3 guitar (and, of course, Rock Band 1 instruments)
+ DLC! The online music store wasn't available at launch, but will be coming in early 2009. The word on the street is that there will be 30 songs available at launch from the back catalog, as well as the same free 20 songs that were available on other consoles. Also, songs can be saved on an SD card (the Wii will accept a 2GB max SD card; otherwise, you only have 512MB onboard Wii memory)

- Still need to deal with Friend Codes if you want to add to your friends list (but that's not the game's fault, it's a Nintendo requirement)
- No tattoo creator...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Love the gamr itself
Love the gamr itself. if you do not have the guitar that.goes with rock band the.guitar hero guitar worjs with this game too.
Published 5 months ago by robyn moody
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Kid and her friends are still enjoying it.
Published 6 months ago by Pauline
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Published 6 months ago by Tamara Barnes
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock Band 2 for Wii Rocks!
I like Rock Band 2 even better than 3. Great songs!
Published 7 months ago by CJ
3.0 out of 5 stars Maybe a start to something else
A birthday gift; the interest at first was good but the novelty wears off in a couple of weeks. Daughter has been taking guitar lessons since.
Published 12 months ago by Simon deVente
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock Band 2 - Nintendo Wii (Game only)
A great Rock Band compilation of 84 songs with such a wide variety. Older, newer and in between. You'll have a blast rockin it out.
Published 13 months ago by rifv15
5.0 out of 5 stars Family fun
The family is having fun playing together! Mom on guitar son on the drums and daughter singing like a rock star! Good times, good times.
Published 15 months ago by Dana L Anderer
3.0 out of 5 stars RB2 game
RB 2 is a little better @gameplay than RB1, but I do not like having to play through a bunch of different playlist to get to all the music and if something happens to the sd card I... Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loads of fun - Prefer the graphics!
If you've played Rock Band, you've basically played Rock Band 2. Aside from some new graphics and a good selection of new songs, the gameplay and all is the same. Read more
Published on November 2, 2011 by K. Shah
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