Wii Rock Band 2 Special Edition

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  • Rock Band 2 Special Edition Complete Game Bundle General Features: For Wii
  • Complete package includes: Game, Wireless Guitar, wireless Drum Kit and Microphone
  • Band mode lets you play with up to 4 players at any difficulty level
  • Play separate full single-player campaigns on the drums, guitar, or microphone
  • Play solo or battle head to head in Tug of War and Score Duel mode

Product Description

Platform: Nintendo Wii | Edition: Special

Product Description

The ultimate music game is back for an encore!Okay, not all of us can rock out like Bono, Slash, or Keith Moon, but at least you can pretend with this Rock Band Special Edition Bundle!This is the complete game package for Wii: it comes with the Rock Band 2 game, wireless guitar, wireless drum kit, and microphone. Master songs from a great collection of all-time classics, including music by Bob Dylan, Cheap Trick and Metallica. With single player, competitive and collaborative band modes, this game is the ultimate party pleaser! The wireless guitar is modeled after the classic Fender Stratocaster and features 10 fret buttons for regular and solo play. You can pound out the beats on a wireless drum set with four pads, a kick pedal and real drum sticks. Customize your own rock avatar and play against others online! You can even download new content once you've perfected all the songs that come with the game. Who says you have to know how to play to be in a band? Order this Rock Band 2 Special Edition Bundle today!


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 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 than ever before.
  • 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 Information

Platform:Nintendo Wii  |  Edition:Special
Release date December 18, 2008
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4.4 out of 5 stars 147 customer reviews

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Product Dimensions 29.5 x 16 x 8.8 inches
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By A. Jefferson on December 18, 2008
Platform for Display: Nintendo WiiEdition: Special
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 a welcome bonus! 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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Platform for Display: Nintendo WiiEdition: Special
Rhythm type games never interested me much, until now. I played guitar hero way back and was left unimpressed so I never thought much of checking the progress in this genre. For Christmas, I received Rock Band 2 for the Wii as a gift and immediately loved it.

Overall, all the instruments are easy to play and are fun. The freestyle, training, and solo mode allow to progress at your own pace. (Currently, I'm terrible but am improving). Challenge and band tour mode prove more difficult as your progress.

As mentioned previously, I don't have experience with RB1, GH, or GHWT so I cannot compare but I'm totally thrilled at how much fun my entire family is having playing this TOGETHER.

The only possible downsides I can see are:
1) At the time of this review, the Rock Band store for the wii is not up yet - so I cannot download the free songs or buy any new ones. According to Harmonix, it will be up soon.
2) The memory on the Wii is limited so downloading a lot of songs can be a problem so buy an SD card if you plan to purchase new songs. I wish I knew how much each song and it's data took up on my SD card. I can't test yet since the wii RB store isn't open yet.
3) It's pretty costly, but at least the quality of the instruments feels good.

I highly recommend Rock Band 2, it's a blast.

Edit after playing for 2 weeks:
I'm still playing every day and loving it.

For those interested about the instruments and playing:
Drums - To me, the drum set looks a little kid-like but it's durable and I haven't had any problems. The included drum & fill trainers help you get the beats down so you can move to the harder levels. I love that you can move the bpm up and down to further test yourself.
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Ahhh the sweet sound of nothing!!! Finally, a "band" game where the instruments Don't make more sound than the songs do (at apt. dwelling reasonably volumed levels). These guitars are nearly silent when being played. And the drums are 50% quieter. In addition, the between song cut scenes aren't amped up sooo ridiculiously loud (like another "band" games' are) that you are always reaching for the volume control. The new instruments are upgraded very nicely. The guitars even have a photocell & mic built in to sync up with your TV when you calibrate. They look nicer with a 2-tone wood neck/head and the whammy bar is better at not sagging down. And did I mention they were soooo quiet? This actually creates a small problem of not sometimes knowing if you pushed the button or not. The new drum set is improved nicely too. The pedal has a metal plate added and the crossbar is more tighter fitting for less noise. The pads sound simular to RB1 drums with the silencer pads added, so that cuts the noise down as well. I have bought the add-on cymbals (2 set) and they aren't so quiet, but when you have them plugged in, you can still hit the regular pad also (so you can have 2 yellows or 2 greens) that you can have a choice of which to hit, so worth $20 extra. They are now wireless (3 batteries and a dongle) and are black/silver instead of white. It seems a mic is a mic is a mic, but cant they make it wireless? You can be on the internet in a subway for pete's sake!!! So now for the actual game itself: 4 out of 5. The "TOUR" (which you must do to open all songs) is maddeningly repetitive. I have played some songs 6 or 7 times because they are part of the "gig" you are playing. This is the only flaw I can find in this game. I just want to play each song once to open, and quickplay my life away!Read more ›
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