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November 21, 2007 - Excellent - Is this game better than Guitar Hero III? This reviewer says, yes definitely. Then again, value-conscious shoppers and brand loyalists might stick with the $99 Guitar Hero III package.
November 16, 2007 - Excellent - The presentation elements are top-notch and take music games to a new level; consider the bar raised. Without question, Rock Band is one of the must-have games of the year.
June 11, 2008 - Excellent - If you're unlikely to play with friends Rock Band is hard to recommend, with Guitar Hero being the more sensible option, but if you're planning plenty of get-togethers, Rock Band will provide more than enough enjoyment to warrant its price tag.
May 29, 2008 - Good - We do recommend Rock Band - it's outrageous, hilarious and memorable, and the best four-players-on-one-screen multiplayer game since GoldenEye - but you shouldn't buy it until you've thought long and hard about what else you could spend the money on.