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Rocksmith 2014 Full Tracklist Announced

Posted by Ken Barnes

Walk This Way

Heading in under the radar this year, is Ubisoft's second attempt at guitar tutorial success. Last year, Rocksmith took the music genre and shook it on its head a bit, actually providing a genuinely useful tool that helped players to learn to play a real guitar. A few bits were missing, but the general feel was that Ubisoft had done a decent job.

Fast forward 12 months, and Rocksmith 2014 is nearly upon us. The new version allows players to choose a song difficulty, rather than being forced to use the varying difficulty levels that the game decides based on how you're playing (although that option still exists.) Also, new "Guitarcade" minigames, and more than 85 new lessons will be on offer, as well as a new finger positioning tool. Automatic tone switching, articulation, and a new Instant Riff Repeater, allowing you to jump in and instantly replay a part of a track that you're having difficulty with, form part of the game.

The publisher has announced the full tracklist for the new game, as well as confirming that all songs from the first version will be importable into the new version, although a fee will be charged to do this. Details of the fee have yet to be confirmed. However, any DLC that you purchased for the first game will drop right in to Rocksmith 2014 at no extra cost, and all songs have been tweaked to be compatible with the new version's new features. The game will be available with the cable required to connect your guitar to your Xbox 360, and also as a cheaper standalone version in case you already own the first game.

The full tracklist goes a little something like this. Sing along if you've heard it.

Aerosmith – Walk This Way
Alice Cooper – No More Mr. Nice Guy
Alice In Chains – Stone
Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?
Avenged Sevenfold – Bat Country
Bob Dylan – Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door
Boston – Peace Of Mind
Bush - Machinehead
B’z – ultra soul
Def Leppard – Pour Some Sugar On Me (2012)
Deftones – My Own Summer (Shove It)
Iron Maiden – The Trooper
EarlyRise – Wasteland
Fang Island - Chompers
Foo Fighters - Everlong
Gold Motel – Brand New Kind Of Blue
Green Day – X-Kid
Jack White – Sixteen Saltines
JAWS – Stay In
Joe Satriani – Satch Boogie
Kiss – Rock And Roll All Nite
La Sera – Love That’s Gone
Magic Wands – Black Magic
Mastodon – Blood and Thunder
Minus The Bear – Cold Company
Monster Truck – Sweet Mountain River
Muse – Knights Of Cydonia
Nirvana – Heart Shaped Box
Oasis – Don’t Look Back In Anger
Pantera – Cemetery Gates
Paramore – Now
PAWS – Sore Tummy
Queen – We Are The Champions
Radiohead – Paranoid Android
Ramones – Blitzkrieg Bop
Ratt – Round And Round
Red Fang – Wires
R.E.M. – Losing My Religion
Rise Against – Savior
Rush – The Spirit Of Radio
Screaming Females – Rotten Apple
Slayer – War Ensemble
Splashh – All I Wanna Do
System Of A Down - Hypnotize
Tak Matsumoto – Go Further
The Dear Hunter – Stuck On A Wire Out On A Fence
The Kinks – You Really Got Me
The Police – Every Breath You Take
The Rolling Stones – Paint It, Black
The Shins – For A Fool
The Smashing Pumpkins – The Chimera
The Who – My Generation
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers – Mary Jane’s Last Dance
Weezer – Say It Ain’t So
White Zombie – Thunder Kiss ‘65

There are some absolute stompers in there, are there not?

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User Comments (24)

#1

said:

Why? Thats the question im asking myself regarding this game release...

mastodona7x

#3

mastodona7x said:

@szchifo huh its a brilliant learning tool that's made guitar fun for me and a huge number of other people...it has very active forums and memberbase. Can't wait for this sequel!

#4

said:

Rocksmith is definitely not a learning tool for guitar in my opinion...i found it lacklustre in the sense that it doesn't teach you 'why" you're doing what you're doing and that means anyone approaching the guitar as a beginner is walking into learning the instrument essentially blind. Not good.
Rocksmiths sales were disappointing so im surprised to see 2014 iteration and not just continued dlc.

mastodona7x

#5

mastodona7x said:

@szchifo Well I had owned my guitar a few years and it just gathered dust, this made me pick it up again and I've not stopped since, and I am infinitely better now than I was, yes you don't get taught the theory but you do learn how to play guitar and when I go back now to a song I used to struggle to play the difference is amazing. You can learn the rest of the stuff from youtube, justin etc should you choose but theres no doubt in my mind (and millions of others) how good this software is for making learning to play fun.

On the sales side, they wouldnt make a sequel if it hadn't sold first time round, obviously they dont compare to sales of COD, fifa etc but still, ubi seem happy enough:

Ubisoft has confirmed that music title Rocksmith has sold a very impressive 1.4m units worldwide since its release in October 2011. There have also been 3m track downloads from the game’s digital store.

The publisher is also quoting a study by Research Strategy Group that alleges that Rocksmith is the fastest way to learn to play guitar. 95 per cent of Rocksmith owners reckon the game has helped to improve their skills, apparently.

"We're thrilled with the results," Ubisoft’s US senior VP of sales and marketing Tony Key stated.

"These studies confirm our view that Rocksmith is a huge success at teaching players real guitar skills that are highly effective and enjoyable and will last them a lifetime."

SuperKMxAdmin

#6

SuperKMx said:

@szchifo Rocksmith sold 1.6 million copies against an estimate of 600,000 - I think Ubisoft were pretty happy with the sales! :)

#7

said:

Of course 95% of rocksmith owners would be happy. They paid alot of money for it. Its all about opinions at the end of the day. I bought it and found it fundamentally flawed.
600k estimate? That seems really low for a peripheral dependant game...did ubisoft release the estimate info prior to the games release? Prob not...
The learning tool argument is contrary to everything my local music scene has to say about the game. Consensus is the game was disappointing and it was just that - a game.
Just check metacritic and you'll see an average game that doesn't really help budding guitarist to improve. But if it works for you then great...i just feel your time with a guitar would be better spent elsewhere for £40.

mastodona7x

#8

mastodona7x said:

@szchifo Paying "alot" of money for something wouldn't mean everyone is happy, quite the opposite in fact (if the game was as flawed as you suggest)...the fact people are happy proves they enjoy using it, regardless of cost.

Just how many lessons could I get for the £40 I paid?! :P I don't see at all how I could have possibly spent £40 and learned more about playing guitar....I'm no expert but I can now play a fair few songs very well.

Sorry your local music scene didn't like it! To me its far from being just a game, it teaches me how to play songs. Therefore it is a learning tool IMHO.

I think I'd be hard pushed to find a tutor for £40 that could give me the 200+ hours I've spent on rocksmith, some players have spent well over 1000 hours playing. Not bad for £40 if you ask me ;)

#9

said:

Wasn't referring to a tutor (obviously £40 wouldn't buy you many hours)...was thinking of other many other resources that would advance your playing faster and more accurately than a metacritic rated mediocre game. But if you want to troll on my post please continue to do so...

mastodona7x

#10

mastodona7x said:

@szchifo I'm not trolling I just so happen to have actually played the game so can give my opinion (please check the ubisoft forums for many other happy users who have been counting the days for RS2014 to be released!)
Perhaps you could list these "many other resources that would advance your playing faster and more accurately" and I will be sure to try them as well! :) So far I've tried books, magazines, free online tutorials, youtube videos, a little known app/software called rock prodigy, "rock guitar for dummies" on PC, nothing even comes close to rocksmith in terms of me WANTING to put in the time and therefore improving my technique. Beleive me if you could see me the day I got rocksmith and compare my playing then to now...its night and day!

#11

said:

Like i said, glad it worked for you...i thought it was crud. But then I can play malmsteens trilogy suite op5 in correct tempo which a £3 metronome can assist you with. Give it a try...

SuperKMxAdmin

#12

SuperKMx said:

@szchifo If you can play Yngwie already, then Rocksmith most certainly was not aimed at you, and that's why I imagine you thought it was "crud."

All I know is that I couldn't play a lick before picking the game up (despite owning many guitars and selling them the second I got frustrated with them!) and now I can knock out a couple of basic tunes. I'm not proficient by any means, but I feel that if I spent more time with the game, I could probably get better over time.

Horses for courses, Szchifo. And for the record, the 600k estimate was released way before the game was released. The cable is so cheap that they weren't really putting it in the "peripheral dependant" bracket, I reckon.

#13

said:

Not aimed at me cos i can play Malmsteen? Its a game, dude...lol
Thread is exhausted so lets end it here.
Peace out!

mastodona7x

#14

mastodona7x said:

Well I can't wait any way, preordered just wish we got games on the same day as US not a few days after! :)

SuperKMxAdmin

#15

SuperKMx said:

@szchifo Let's put it this way. If I can paint like Van Gogh, I don't buy "Learn to Paint" on the DS, do I? :)

But yeah, let's leave it here.

SuperKMxAdmin

#17

SuperKMx said:

@szchifo Well that's just strange, given the box has "NOW ANYONE CAN PLAY BASS OR GUITAR!" plastered on it, and the development team (who I spoke to a couple of weeks ago) are very much under the impression that they created (and are creating, with Rocksmith 2014) a tool to help people learn the guitar - as well as being appealing to people who already do.

Just because it "fails as a way to learn guitar" (Ars Technica's words) doesn't mean that it wasn't actually designed to be - at least partially - a way to learn guitar. After all, some Xbox 360 games are entirely dull - doesn't mean they weren't initially designed to be exciting and entertaining.

You don't like the product, fair enough. I do. As do a lot of others. That's also fair enough. Game of opinions, and all that. :)

#18

said:

Anyone can play guitar, but you don't need rocksmith to do it. Im sure 2014 will be an improvement,but, and back to my original point before the trolls waded in with their usual flannel, it could have been dlc or at least a supplement.
wow 18 posts...gotta be a record eh ken? ;)

mastodona7x

#21

mastodona7x said:

@szchifo and finally back to your original point, its an entirely new "game", everything about it has been redone. Even the RS1 songs have been tweaked to support muliple tones/auto tone switching now. The session mode if it works as well as i hope could be a standalone "game" all by its self! There is no way it should or could have been dlc or an add-on.
You asked just "why?' in your first post and if trying to answer that vague question is trolling then I guess everyone's a troll in your book?

SuperKMxAdmin

#22

SuperKMx said:

For the record, Szchifo has asked for his account to be removed, so I have done that.

mastodona7x

#23

mastodona7x said:

@SuperKMx That's crazy! I can't help feeling it's because of me even though I've not intentially done anything to upset him; though I don't like being called a troll just because I said I like the game...
Let's hope he comes back and accepts people have different opinions on things! It'd be pretty boring if we all agreed on everything!

SuperKMxAdmin

#24

SuperKMx said:

@mastodona7x I didn't think you were trolling in any way, but there you go.

Some people just can't accept that they're allowed their own opinions, without everyone in the entire world having to agree with them in order for that opinion to be valid. And of course, some people are just troublemakers who are trying to cause an argument because they're bored - which is undoubtedly the case here. :)

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