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Xbox 360 Rock Band 2 Special Edition

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Platform: Xbox 360
Edition: Special
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  • Local and global online modes
  • Online World Tour mode fuses Solo Tour and Band World Tour modes with opportunity gigs, challenges, cities, venues and hirable staff
  • Tour Challenges - mini-campaigns focused on the best songs by instrument, decade, genre, etc
  • Battle of the Bands mode - go head to head against other bands in constantly refreshed contests (internet connection required)
  • Quickplay - with prefab or customized characters that can play on any instrument. Make customizable set lists and organize your song lists in different categories
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Product Details

Platform: Xbox 360 | Edition: Special
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001BX4U5G
  • Product Dimensions: 29.2 x 16 x 8.7 inches ; 18.7 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: October 19, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (99 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #8,841 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Platform: Xbox 360 | Edition: Special

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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 100 on-disc and downloadable 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 will ship with 2nd generation hardware: more durable, wireless drums with an expansion port to support cymbal pads and improved wireless Fender Stratocaster guitars - with multiple colors - that will let you rock harder and longer then ever before.
  • Compatible with ALL past and future downloadable content - even tracks you downloaded for Rock Band back in 2007 - so you can play a never-ending, face-melting set.
  • 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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Product Description

Special Edition Kit contains: • Wireless Guitar • Wireless Drum • Drumsticks • Wired microphone • Batteries • Software • RB Stickers

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209 of 219 people found the following review helpful
By Erin
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Special
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I'm a 36 yo mom with two girls. Rock Band 2 had become a phenom in our house. There's a magic in making music together, esp with loved ones, that can't be explained, only experienced. I have to say I'm woefully, pityfully unmusical, and frankly, Rock Band intimidated and scared me - embarassed me at the thought - and I was afraid to even touch it, and I never ever, in ten million lifetimes thought I would like it. Kids, sure-- kids try everything once. But me? Now here I am waking up at 6am to play the drums with them before they go to school? I have two pre-teen girls that are drummers now? Wow talk about your 'I never saw that coming' moment.

I know Rock Band is a little bit intimidating to us people who aren't musical. But just order the big box, let it come to the door and set it up in the privacy of your house and no one will be the wiser. It sets up in a snap, no wires at all, no plug-ins, no softwear -- very mom (or tech) friendly.

Rock Band 2 is much improved over Rock Band 1 in ease of set up, maintenance, totally wireless, no plugs, cords, etc., and zero STRESS. The drums have been improved so they don't hurt your wrists like the previous set which were like hitting concrete, they, now, have lots of give. I've been playing it about 60 hours in total, now, and no painful wrists like the previous Rock Band 1 set gave me. The pedal is also metal-reinforced now so you can't snap it, like it's purely plastic predicessor.

I am trying to reach down into my soul and explain to parents what a wonderful 'video game' this set is. How 189.00 is nothing when you think of how much gas, time, energy, and stress it is to run around entertaining them on a regular basis.
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61 of 62 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Nice Improvement over the Original October 19, 2008
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Special
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
First, the instruments are a big improvement over the previous Rock Band. I prefer wireless to wired, which is nice since I live in a small space and storing the wires is a pain. The face of the drums is made of a different material which makes them much less noisy. This is great for those who live in apartment complexes like me. A second smaller improvement, is that the base of the drums which holds the pedal is a different shape, which means the pedal doesn't rotate when the drums are lifted and moved.

Another major improvement over the Guitar Hero series is the ability to export songs. With Rock Band 2 you are able to play most the original Rock Band songs in Rock Band 2 by storing them on your hard drive (This cost 400 MS points and requires an XBox live connection). I really like this feature.

One game play improvement in tour mode, over the original Rock Band, allows you to use your character on every instrument instead of just one. This saves a lot of time on character creation. I also prefer the tour mode on Rock Band 2 as it seems more organized, however, this may just be my personal opinion.

The game play remains basically the same, though the song difficulty may have been made slightly easier, though its really hard to say.

The improvement of the drum face alone, makes the special edition worth it for me. If you're not interested in the quieter drum faces, the wireless instruments, and the drum expansion I would recommend just getting the game IF you have the original Rock Band.
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31 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun for all or fun for one October 22, 2008
By Savage
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Special
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Playing the original Rock Band game once at a party was all it took for me to ask my wife for the Rock Band 2 bundle as my birthday gift. Rock Band is a great party game. Friends look forward to coming over to play, or even just to watch. I organized an after hours Rock Band function at my office recently, and was amazed at how many coworkers came out of their shells to try their hand at singing or beating a drum - even those generally diinterested in video games.

When at home, you can open new songs and venues through the World Tour mode. You can play with up to three friends, or go it solo with "computer non-player characters" substituting for your human bandmates. Being able to switch instruments while playing solo is a great feature that can help you get past a tough spot. If you're playing guitar and get stuck on the solo for Pearl Jams "Alive", switch to drums and try it again.

Be forewarned - while not a big deal - know that the bundle currently ships with a solid black guitar with a white pick guard - not the sunburst wood grain pattern everyone describes as the new RB2 guitar. I was a little surprised and perhaps a bit dissapointed that I didn't get the new guitar pattern, but it is still the improved RB2 version with the stronger strum bar, auto-calibration microphone, and wireless screwless battery compartment.

This is a very fun game that makes you feel like you're actually participating in some creative musical adventure.
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great Game, Terrible Hardware January 16, 2009
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Special
From a software standpoint this is superior to Guitar Hero. Unfortunately the hardware is still unreliable, and there is a good chance some part of it will fail after the short 60 day warranty.

I am now stuck with a broken drum pedal that has never been used. I purchased the set on release day in October (mistake #1), but didn't use the drums until a family gathering at Christmas (mistake #2) - just past the 60 day warranty window. Fighting with the drums during the event was not fun, and dealing with EA Support has been less so.

Make sure you use a credit card that will double the manufacturer's warranty and hold on to your packaging and receipt. You will probably need it.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun
Truthfully, once you own rockband games and equipment, you'll most likely go from using them incessantly to using them seldom. Read more
Published 10 days ago by Kaci J. Bleau
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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Published 18 days ago by Samuel Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock Band provided in great condition!
All parts were working as I had hoped with functional drums, guitar, microphone. What a great deal! Thanks for offering Rock Band on Amazon.com!
Published 9 months ago by R. Hanton
5.0 out of 5 stars They discontinued an epic game
I love this game. Here is everything you need all together. Since they have stopped making the Rock Band instruments, I was lucky to find this new on Amazon for a reasonable price. Read more
Published 18 months ago by benkrawks
2.0 out of 5 stars Guitar breaks within an hour!
So the game is fun but the guitar is so cheap and works for around an hour. If you can buy the drums and game separate and get a different guitar, do it. Waste of money. Read more
Published on June 5, 2012 by Josh
4.0 out of 5 stars Best rhythm game ever
The Good: More solid peripherals, Band World Tour!, importing Rock Band 1 songs, new modes are fun, still the same solid game play

The Bad: Still the same game play,... Read more
Published on March 28, 2012 by Richard Baker
5.0 out of 5 stars Last year ...
I purchased this for my son - he loves it and has really enjoyed the music and playing it! It can be very entertaining for sure!
Published on December 8, 2011 by Trish
5.0 out of 5 stars This Was A HUGE Hit With The Kids
I bought this kit, along with an extra guitar, as a Christmas gift for my sister's kids a year or two ago. It was a huge hit. Read more
Published on November 1, 2011 by MrBigAxe
5.0 out of 5 stars Super fun
I love playing this game and used to be in a post rock band. I have played it with my girlfriend and at parties with random guests. Read more
Published on October 3, 2011 by Dizzy
4.0 out of 5 stars Rock Band Rocks
We bought this for our son's high school graduation but the entire family is enjoying it. The only problem is that one of the drum skins keeps popping up. Read more
Published on July 1, 2011 by Annie D. Cook
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