Game Classification

The Beatles: Rock Band Harmonix Music Systems (U.S.A.), MTV Games, 2009  

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Besides play, this title features the following intents:
  • Licensed title


This title is used by the following domains:
  • Entertainment


This title targets the following audience:
Age : 12 to 16 years old / 17 to 25 years old
General Public


The gameplay of this title is Game-based
(designed with stated goals)

The core of gameplay is defined by the rules below:

Similar games

The Beatles: Rock Band is the second released game in the Rock Band series to focus on a specific band, following the AC/DC Live: Rock Band release.

The title borrows features from the Rock Band 2 game, but offers a revamped career mode, with the opportunity to play a story mode going through the different Beatles eras, with specific songs and venues, from The Cavern Club to their rooftop performance on top of Apple Corps' studio. Along with the now classic guitar, bass, drums, and vocals parts, the title adds the possibility to have three separate vocals parts, where each singer gets to sing in a different harmony.

The game features 45 remastered Beatles titles, and further albums will be released, available for purchase through DLCs and exclusive to The Beatles: Rock Band. This is the first time that Apple Corps allowed the Beatles? music to feature in a video game.

Contrary to the AC/DC game which looked just like the original Rock Band, the entire game is skinned in a Beatles theme: characters, overall look and feel, sound effects. Skinned instruments were also released. Also still contrary to the AC/DC game, it is not possible to export the songs to play in Rock Band or Rock Band 2.

The tracklist:

SinglesI Want to Hold Your HandI Feel Fine Day TripperPaperback WriterRevolutionDon't Let Me DownPlease Please Me (1963)I Saw Her Standing ThereBoys Do You Want to Know a SecretTwist and ShoutWith the Beatles (1963)I Wanna Be Your ManA Hard Day's Night (1964)A Hard Day's NightCan't Buy Me LoveBeatles For Sale (1964)Eight Days a WeekHelp! (1965)Ticket to RideRubber Soul (1965)Drive My CarI'm Looking Through YouIf I Needed SomeoneRevolver (1966)TaxmanYellow Submarine And Your Bird Can SingSgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band/With a Little Help From My FriendsLucy in the Sky with DiamondsGetting BetterGood Morning Good MorningMagical Mystery Tour (1967)I Am the Walrus Hello GoodbyeThe Beatles (White Album) (1968)Dear PrudenceBack in the U.S.S.R.While My Guitar Gently WeepsBirthday Helter SkelterYellow Submarine (1969)Hey BulldogAbbey Road (1969)Come TogetherSomethingOctopus's GardenI Want You (She's So Heavy)Here Comes the SunThe EndLet It Be (1970)Dig a PonyI Me MineI Got a FeelingGet BackLove (2006)Within You Without You / Tomorrow Never Knows [source:mobygames]

Distribution : Retail - Commercial
Platform(s) : Playstation 3 (PS3) - Wii - Xbox 360 (X360)