Attractive, streamlined presentation.
Flexible mission mode.
Learn real songs with a real guitar.
Better structure and tutorials than last year's Rocksmith.
Guitarcade games are a blast.
Excellent tone setup and session modes.
Vastly improved Riff Repeater that lets you slow down whole sections of songs.
Comprehensive suite of tools & distractions.
Some HDMI latency.
Tracklist could be better.
Displays can be very confusing.
Established players will find it hard to adapt to Rocksmith's way of thinking.
Audio latency and other technical issues.
High barrier to entry.
By HardcoreGamer on October 30, 2013
Before beginning my time with Rocksmith, I couldn’t play a guitar. Hell, I didn’t even know how to properly hold one (the guy at Guitar Center jovially assisted me). But after a few hours with Rocksmith, my skills improved in the sense that I was no longer a guitar-virgin, and had a basic understanding of the dos and do nots.90
By IGN on October 22, 2013
What makes Rocksmith 2014 such a great companion for any guitarist or bassist is its power to incentivise: it’s capable of sparking new passions or rekindling old ones in players of all skill levels via its successful gamification of common guitar-playing techniques. It’s smooth, flexible, always encouraging, and makes practicing a pleasure...90
By GameSpot on October 22, 2013
Rocksmith isn't going to be replacing the likes of a keen ear, a copy of Guitar Pro, and a good set of tabs for me, but when I think back to when I bashed out my first clumsy Green Day chords on guitar, I'd have killed for as good a teacher as this.80
By IncGamers on October 22, 2013
If you’re a reasonable musician, you’ll likely adore Session Mode, as well as the option to learn some new songs and hone your skills with the Guitarcade games. Finally, if you’re the next Joe Satriani… well, how would I know? I’m rubbish.80
By GamesRadar on October 22, 2013
But, you must be fully invested--which potentially means spending a significant amount of money on the proper setup. If you are, there is literally no other game or piece of software available now that offers anything close to what Rocksmith does.80
By HardwareHeaven on October 22, 2013
Rocksmith makes its return with the all-new 2014 Edition from Ubisoft, today Stuart Davidson shows us his experiences with the...-
By Trusted Reviews on October 22, 2013
Rocksmith was a fine guitar game and a very useful teaching tool, but Rocksmith 2014 does an even better job of both, with clearer visuals, a better structure and some brilliant tutorials, skill games and practice modes. If you want to play guitar, we...80
By Cheat Code Central on October 22, 2013
A few years ago, Ubisoft saw a gap in the music-game genre. Sure, it was fun, even then, to hear some of your favorite songs while you bash away on plastic buttons. But there was something missing. No one knew how to really play the songs after they...92