AC/DC Live: Rock Band Track Pack Review
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|Developer: Harmonix||Publisher: Electronic Arts|
|Release Date: November 4, 2008||Available On: PS2, PS3 Wii and Xbox 360|
The success of Guitar Hero spawned Rock Band. Now the success of both is spawning a dizzying number of downloadable songs and packs for users to rock out to. Guitar Hero: Aerosmith was the first standalone music game with a single band as the main focus. Now it’s AC/DC’s turn in their Rock Band Track Pack AC/DC Live. Unlike Guitar Hero: Aerosmith you only get 18 songs.
Basically AC/DC Live is a bare basic standalone Rock Band game that does not require either 1 or 2 to play. So technically I guess if you were an AC/DC fan and owned Guitar Hero, you could buy this game without having to buy the full versions of Rock Band 1 or 2. That said, there is a downside. You don’t get a tour mode and you can’t import these songs to either Rock Band 1 or 2. This means that you will have to play all AC/DC songs all the time or you will have to switch between discs.
|Back in Black||Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap|
|For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)||Fire Your Guns|
|Heatseeker||Hell Ain’t a Bad Place to Be|
|Hells Bells||High Voltage|
|Highway To Hell||Jailbreak|
|Let There Be Rock||Moneytalks|
|Shoot to Thrill||T.N.T.|
|Whole Lotta Rosie||You Shook Me All Night Long|
I was surprised at the quality of the tracks since they used live music instead of recordings from a studio. These are still the same great AC/DC songs that you know and love, only with the added atmosphere of having a crowd. I’m particularly fond of “Thunderstuck”, “Highway to Hell” and “Back in Black”, although there is not a bad song in the entire game. Essentially you are paying for an interactive Greatest Hits of AC/DC.
I would pick up AC/DC Live for the sole fact that I am a big fan of theirs. Obviously if you are not then you probably will not be interested in this game. While the game modes support both single player and multi-player, there is no online multi-player or true story mode. It also is a bummer that you have to switch between Rock Band discs if you want to play non-AC/DC songs. Nonetheless, this is a great compilation of songs that make for a decent AC/DC Rock Band experience.
|Replay Value/Game Length:||5|
|Written by Kyle||Write a User Review|