Rock Band 4 includes a whole host of modes (some new, some returning) adding replayability to your music collection. It doesn't matter if you're a score chaser, playing for the music, looking for something impossible, something fun to play together at parties or online with friends, there's something here for you...
Quickplay: play your songs... quickly. Play solo or group up with up to 6 people (3 player harmonies) from one console. Browse the song list, pick your difficulty and play.
Online Quickplay: is a synchronous online multiplayer version of the local player mode. Up to 4 players from different consoles pick a song each and jam out together.
Rivals: is an asynchronous online multiplayer mode. Team up with other players to create in-game groups called "crews." You and other crews will compete in themed challenges each week, where victories or failures contribute to the entire group's success as a whole. (Xbox Live Gold or PSN+ subscriptions not required)
Play a Show: a party shuffle like mode. Play solo or group up with up to 6 people (3 player harmonies) from one console. Band members all get to blind vote for what kind of song they want to play next which is then picked at random from the votes. Sometimes the vote is random (vote for a song that's... a) indie rock b) by Bob Dylan c) from the 80s etc), othertimes it's more specific.
Go on Tour: start out, like every great band does, as a small hometown act. Play solo or group up with up to 6 people (3 player harmonies) from one console and play a few shows. Work with your bandmates to build up your Career and figure out exactly what kind of band you are.
Rockudrama: silly and over-the-top. The new Rockudrama mode gives you the chance to create your band's story, much like VH1's popular Behind the Music series. It combines live-action footage with Rock Band gameplay that creates a personalised "documentary" of your group's rise to stardom.
Brutal Mode: think you're good? Well come and get your ass handed to you in this mode. A customised version of regular quickplay, however the better you play the harder it gets as the notes on the high way begin to disappear.
Missions: whichever way you decide to play Rock Band, complete score and novelty based themed mission challenges. Ranging from getting 5 stars on hard difficulties to saving your bandmate 3 times in one song. These missions are regularly updated with new challenges so even if you've managed to complete every one, there could be more coming shortly...
The Tracklist - 119 Songs covering every decade and every genre!:
Rock Band 4 allows you instant access to your Rock Band music collection. If you've been playing the series at any point during the past 10 years then you can download any previously purchased DLC from the original game, RB2, RB3, Blitz, AC/DC and the other theme track packs, Lego and Green Day games at no additional cost. All of these tracks have been revamped and tweaked for free to include support for newer features such as Vocal Harmonies (first introduced in The Beatles and then brought over to RB3) as well as Guitar and Vocal Freestyling (introduced in RB4).
Even if you're new to the series and don't want to buy DLC, then with Rivals you have access to over 100 songs from artists such as Elvis Presley, Arctic Monkeys, U2, The Cure, Aerosmith, Van Halen, The Killers and many many more!
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Rock Band 4 (on disc): 65 songs from new and many returning acts in the Rock Band series. From the sixties to modern day.
.38 Special – Caught Up in You
4 Non Blondes – What’s Up?
Aerosmith – Toys in the Attic
Arctic Monkeys – Arabella
Avenged Sevenfold – Hail to the King
Benjamin Booker – Violent Shiver
The Black Keys – Fever
The Both – Milwaukee
Brad Paisley ft. Keith Urban - Start a Band
Brandie Carlile - Mainstream Kid
Cake – Short Skirt/Long Jacket
The Cure – Friday, I’m in Love
Dark Wheels - V-Bomb
Disturbed – Prayer
Dream Theater – Metropolis, Pt. 1: The Miracle and The Sleeper
Duck & Cover – Knock ‘Em Down
Eddie Japan – Albert
Elvis Presley – Suspicious Minds
Fall Out Boy – Centuries
Fleetwood Mac – You Make Loving Fun
Foo Fighters – The Feast and the Famine
Gary Clark Jr. - Ain't Messin 'Round
Gin Blossoms - Follow You Down
Grouplove - Tongue Tied
Halestorm – I Miss the Misery
Heart – Kick It Out
Heaven’s Basement – I Am Electric
Imagine Dragons - I Bet My Life
Jack White – Lazaretto
Jeff Allen - Recession
Johnny Blazes and the Pretty Boys - Cold Clear Light
Judas Priest – Halls of Valhalla
The Killers – Somebody Told Me
Lightning Bolt – Dream Genie
Little Big Town – Little White Church
Live – All Over You
Lucius – Turn It Around
Lynyrd Skynyrd - That Smell
Mark Ronson ft. Bruno Mars – Uptown Funk
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - The Impression That I Get
Mumford & Sons - The Wolf
The Outfield – Your Love
Ozzy Osbourne – Miracle Man
Paramore – Still Into You
The Protomen – Light Up the Night
Queens of the Stone Age – My God is the Sun
R.E.M. - The One I Love
Rick Derringer – Rock and Roll, Hoochie Koo
Rush – A Passage to Bangkok
Scandal – The Warrior
Scorpions – No One Like You
Slydigs – Light the Fuse
Soul Remnants – Dead Black (Heart of Ice)
Soundgarden – Superunknown
Spin Doctors – Little Miss Can’t Be Wrong
St. Vincent – Birth in Reverse
System of a Down – Spiders
Tijuana Sweetheart – Pistol Whipped
U2 - Cedarwood Road
U2 - I Will Follow
Van Halen – Panama
Van Morrison – Brown Eyed Girl
The Warning - Free Falling
White Denim – At Night in Dreams
The Who – The Seeker
Misc Free: 6 songs are still listed for free which were used for promotions previously
GLaDOS and Jonathan Coulton - Still Alive (also playable in RB1 onwards)
Permaband - Killing is just a means
Permaband - Wrecking Machine
Steve Pardo - Super Beat Sports Big Baoz Battle
Stephen and the Colberts - Charlene (I'm Right Behind You) (also playable in RB1 onwards)
Frank Turner - I Still Believe (may need to download the RB3 DLC on Xbox to get it for free, this will get you the RB4 version too.)
Rock Band™ 10th Anniversary Pack (downloaded from the music store for free): 10 songs from 10 different Harmonix in house bands that have featured on Guitar Hero and Rock Band over the last decade. This 10th Anniversary celebration pack is available for free whether you have bought RB4, the Rivals expansion or don't own the game at all.
The Acro-Brats – Hair Trigger
Anarchy Club – Collide
Bang Camaro – Blood Red Rock
Bang on a Can All-Stars – Shadowbang (Head)
Dance for the Dying – Thug Love
Freezepop – Doppelgänger
Graveyard BBQ – Cheat on the Church
Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives – Soy Bomb
The Main Drag – How We’d Look on Paper
Symbion Project – Exploited & Exposed
Rivals Expansion Additions: 38 songs from lesser known artists of the last few years. A collection of indie, glam, hip-hip, alternative, pop, metal and soul.
Animal Flag - Sink
Arctic Horror - Black Seas (downloaded from the music store for free)
Assuming We Survive - Open Water (downloaded from the music store for free)
Bearstronaut - Shadow
The Bergamot - Forget About Tomorrow (downloaded from the music store for free)
Bent Knee - These Hands
Black Beach - No Place for Me
The Black Cheers - (You're) Breakin' Up (downloaded from the music store for free)
Creaturos - History Repeats
Dolly Spartans - I Hear The Dead (downloaded from the music store for free)
Dutch ReBelle - RudeBoys
The Eiffles - Body Like That (downloaded from the music store for free)
Goddamn Draculas - Bethany
HUNNY - Shy (downloaded from the music store for free)
In The Valley Below - Bloodhands (Oh My Fever) (downloaded from the music store for free)
Julie Rhodes - Hurry Up (& Wait for You)
Jocelyn & Chris Arndt - Shame (downloaded from the music store for free)
Littlefoot - Casablanca
Michael Christmas - Cross That Line
Nemes - Black Streak
Newfane - I Recognize
Nightmare Air - Who’s Your Lover (downloaded from the music store for free)
No Small Children - Radio (downloaded from the music store for free)
Parks - Sweater Weather (downloaded from the music store for free)
Parlour Bells - Never Let 'Em Hold Ya Back!
Party Bois - True Confessional
Petty Morals - Mean Girls
The Red Chord - Hour of Rats
Ruby Rose Fox - Pain Killer
Ruby Rose Fox - Skydiver
Skratch’N Snyf - S.O.M.P.
Spirit Kid - To My Romeo (downloaded from the music store for free)
STL GLD - Good
Tigerman WOAH - Alone Time
Vinyl - Fly By Midnight (downloaded from the music store for free)
The Warning Shots - Closer, Closer
When Particles Collide - Constant Disaster
Worshipper - Black Corridor
Rock Band 4 supports your old controllers going all the way back to PS2 (with new hardware versions available to those who don't have them). Some legacy support requires workarounds and depends if you are using Sony's or Microsoft's console. If you're not sure if what you have works then feel free to ask in this topic.
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Reviews: Below are reviews for titles in the Rock Band series.
HARMONIX ANNOUNCES ROCK BAND 4 HEADED TO PLAYSTATION 4 AND XBOX ONE
For years you have been asking us the same question: “When will Rock Band return?” For years you have been unified in solidarity with one single demand: “Give us a new Rock Band!” Well, today, my friends, is your day.
“Give us a new Rock Band!” Okay. You win. We’ll do it.
“When will Rock Band return?” Oh I dunno, HOW ABOUT THIS YEAR? 2015!
That’s right. Later this year, Rock Band 4 comes to Xbox One™ and PlayStation®4, and it will support all your previously purchased downloadable content (aka YOUR MUSIC) as we release them on next gen consoles!
We are beyond thrilled to finally announce Rock Band 4 and will be sharing more about the game as the months roll on.
Of course, a new Rock Band on a new generation of consoles means we'll be making new hardware! If you'd like to be notified as soon as Rock Band 4 pre-orders go live, head to RockBand.com/PreOrder to sign up for our special pre-order mailing list.
For Rock Band's return, Mad Catz will be bringing you new instruments to rock out with. For more on that, check out their blog post!
Thank you for your dedicated support, and for sticking with us. We think Rock Band 4 will hit all the right notes with our most dedicated fans, and we look forward to rocking out alongside you later this year! The team is so, so excited to bring you a new Rock Band game. Watch the video below to meet the team and hear about why we're bringing Rock Band back now.
HMXchristine wrote:Q: When is RB4 coming out?! A: Rock Band will be out this year. Stay tuned for more specifics in the coming months.
Q: What consoles is RB4 coming out for? A: Rock Band 4 will be released for Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
Q: Why not Wii / Wii U / PC? A: Due to shifting production priorities and capabilities of the studio, we don’t currently have plans to release RB4 on the Wii / Wii U / PC simultaneously with Xbox One and PS4. While we genuinely appreciate the support of Wii Rock band users over the years, and the increased interest from PC gamers, the truth is that we had to prioritize opportunities on other platforms with historically larger RB audiences.
Q: Will my old DLC work on the next gen console of the same type, i.e. PS3 -> PS4? A: Yes! Content purchased from the store or exported from a disc will transfer over to the new generation of consoles at no addition cost as we make that content available.
Q: Will my old DLC work if I bought a different next gen console, i.e. Xbox 360 -> PS4? A: Cross platform DLC compatibility is not entirely within our control, as DLC ownership is managed by the 1st parties.
Q: Will my old hardware work? A: We’re already working closely with Mad Catz, Sony, and Microsoft on solutions for letting you use legacy hardware on new consoles. This is a challenge on both the software side and hardware side, but something we’d love to happen. We’ll have more information on this in the coming months.
Q: Will you be making new hardware? A: Yes we will! You can preorder a new PAX East exclusive guitar if you come by the Harmonix booth! We’re working with Mad Catz, who has a lot of history with RB gear, and we’re excited to get more instruments back into the world.
Q: Will there be any new instruments, i.e. a tuba, accordion, mouth harp, etc? A: We’re concentrating on the core band that people are most familiar with (guitar, bass, drums, and mic) rather than expanding on the types of playable instruments in RB4.
Q: What will the new Rock Band cost? A: Sorry, but we’re not talking about pricing at this time.
Q: What instruments will be playable? Wiill RB4 have Pro guitar and keys? A: Rock Band 4 will focus on the core experience and the roots of the franchise – guitar, bass, drums, and vocals. There will be no Pro Guitar or key support in Rock Band 4. We will continue to support “Pro” mode for Drums.
Q: What are the new features? A: We’re not quite ready to reveal the evolutionary features of Rock Band 4, but we’re excited to show you in the coming months how we’re expanding the core gameplay you love.
Q: Will you be bringing back [Random Feature X]? A: We’re not quite ready to reveal the feature set of Rock Band 4 yet, but keep posted for more info!
Q: Will you have songs by [Random Band X]? A: We’re not talking about the disc soundtrack just yet, but you can bet it’ll be awesome. Over 2000 songs spanning over 500 artists already exist in Rock Band catalog and we’re committed to expanding that and supporting the game post-launch with DLC, and we’re always looking for new bands and sounds, so keep the suggestions coming! Let us know what you want at RockBand.com/request
Q: When will you have more news about RB4? A: Soon! Keep posted to our social channels and the Harmonix forums for updates.
Q: When can I preorder RB4? A: You can sign up for preorder notifications right now at RockBand.com/preorder!
I was obsessed by Beatles Rock Band - bought the big boxset with the drums etc, plus 2 additional guitars, so I had all 3 Beatles guitars. It was a great game - much better presentation than the other Rock Band games.
They've been stashed in the attic for the past 4 years...maybe they'll come out again after all.
Glad I decided to go for the PS3 version, as opposed to the 360 version at the time, as I only have a PS4 now.
TigaSefi wrote:Havent been for years. They have moved too as the old pub got problems with crossrail. Bloke hacked his xbox so transferred over all the guitar hero songs too. I should go along and see what that like
Changed my avatar to the official one after asking them nicely on twitter.
Same. The last time I went was when they had The Beatles running one Christmas/New Years Eve
And regarding the Avatar... well strawberry float you