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- Product InformationRock Band's beat goes on with this third installment in Harmonix' music rhythm series, featuring an 83-song set list, support for a new instrument peripheral, and access to a downloadable music library spanning close to two thousand songs at the time of its release. Perhaps the biggest surprise with this version is a new "Rock Band Pro" difficulty level that lets you play supported peripherals as you would a real instrument. In addition to microphones, drums, and guitars, a new wireless keyboard controller is available to expand your band, and the three-part vocal harmonies introduced with The Beatles: Rock Band are included as well.
Up to seven players can join in the fun with a variety of drop-in and drop-out party modes. Solo players will embark on a career mode supporting more than 700 goals and rewards, with each game type offering social networking tools for Facebook, Twitter, and similar programs to keep your friends and family members updated on your progress. As in Rock Band 2, you can customize your onscreen alter ego with a variety of clothing, accessory, and equipment options. To help you manage your music library, Rock Band 3 lets you create and save custom set lists to share with others. You can also sort music via filters or find similar songs with the built-in recommendation system.
Featured artists in this version of the game include the Doors, Slipknot, Smash Mouth, Jimi Hendrix, Ozzy Osbourne, Huey Lewis and the News, Queen, Joan Jett, Dio, Nightranger, the Cure, Metric, Phoenix, and more. Rock Band 3 for PlayStation 3 is only available in the U.S. as a standalone purchase, with the keyboard peripheral sold separately. It should be noted that while earlier guitars will work with Rock Band 3, the "Rock Band Pro" setting requires a six-string model designed specifically for the game. Existing drum controllers will also need three expansion cymbals to participate in the professional mode, but the keyboard controller can be enjoyed in all modes without any additional items.
- PublisherMTV Games
- GameRock Band 3
- PlatformSony PlayStation 3
- ESRB RatingT - Teen
- GenreAction, Adventure
- ESRB DescriptorMild Lyrics, Mild Suggestive Themes, Use of Alcohol
- Control ElementsGamepad/Joystick
- Number of Players1-7
- Release Year2010
- Game Special Features
- Features 83 tracks from 83 artists
- Includes support for three-part vocal harmonies and a new keyboard controller
- Learn to play each song the "real" way with the all-new "Rock Band Pro" difficulty setting
- Import music from earlier entries in the series
- Features 83 tracks from 83 artists
- Game SeriesRock Band Series
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- coun-stevJul 11, 2016by
Outstanding game, hard to find for PS3
We wanted to pic up this game as it was the last version available for PS3 that would allow you to purchase the more recent Rock Band song packs. The gameplay is great and the songs are fun to play. A must have for the Rock Band Collection.
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- phyliciaaallyso...Nov 03, 2012by
Fun game, limited amount of good songs to play.
I like that I can finally create a guy character that looks decent. The old games male character choices were limited and quite unattractive. The female choices are still good-looking, and you can customize much more in the character's faces in this game than the previous games. It's cool. The piercing accessories when customizing your character are terrible. The older games did so much better with piercings (lip piercings, nose piercings, etc) for the characters. Same with tattoos. The songs are very limited, I do not like many of them at all. I actually spent about $60 buying new music from the RB Store so I can play something I enjoy. A majority of the songs aren't even Rock genre. They're more pop or country or something! It's called ROCKband. So I bought better music. Everything else is great, gamewise. It's still fun to play, as long as you get the better music. Overall, I prefer Rockband 1 and 2. Rockband 2 is my favorite out of all 3 games. Read full review
- the_doc_30427Apr 08, 2012by
If you and friends are music fans, it's a rocking karaoke alternative.
I'm a little late on the Rockband bandwagon but still had fun wailing away in the living room with my roommates, jamming to some damn fine music. Through codes you are able to unlock all songs from previous Rockband's and port them to part 3. This accompanied with downloadable songs from PSNetwork makes the variety of songs quite decent. The character creator is also a decent highlight. HOWEVER, as I am a musical hermit. Theres only a few songs I actually like playing so I'm kinda burnt out pretty quick on the whole game. The character creator, although decent, is pretty limited and taxing. As every unlockable item is expensive and I'd rather not earn points playing songs I don't care about though the game. So, kinda boned there. I was a bit unimpressed with the stopping point in creativity of the game. Sure, you can make yourself as a character, create a band for you and your friends, preform at parties and sleazy dives around the world trying to work your way up as a band that ONLY covers other people's songs, but creative people are creative. We want a freeplay mode where we can make up our own songs! Fun as it may be, you are still a cover band, restrained to unoriginality. Read full review
- wareye_123Dec 01, 2010by
I've been a Rock Band fan all the way since the original Rock Band came out. The idea of having a full band with drums, vocals, guitar and bass play at the same time was a big step up for the music game genre at that time. Now that we have gotten used to it, Harmonix decided to add a new instrument to the game and a few addons like Pro instruments that allows you to use your real guitar, keyboard, bass and drum skills to shine. The game itself haven't changed alot since the last game, but there are some minor flaws that the developers should think about fixing. For example there is no filter for searching for random players. If you want to play with expert only players, you may have to consider joining a community site. The quickplay feature also has a few problems, for instance, if you play with randoms or anyone they can actually delete songs that you add to the setlist and there is also no way to change between bass and guitar between songs in a setlist, and yes they actually force you to make a setlist with the band so you can't pick single songs like Rock Band 2. They also removed the Score Duel and Tug Of War game mode but i don't think it will be missed. For now the keyboard seems to be more of an addition since they haven't added keyboard support to the older DLC. It also seem like the vocals also becomes more of an addition, since it now doesn't count as an instrument while playing as full band where the vocals doesn't get points or gets involved into the gameplay. There is also no mic sensitivity controller for the vocals so if you use any third party mics it will be more sensitive than it would be in Rock Band 2. Even though Pro mode teaches you to play the instrument doesn't mean that you will actually be able to play the songs on a real instruments. What i believe is that you rather play by looking at a screen than playing with the music when playing a game like Rock Band plus that pro only teaches you half of what the instruments is really about. Pro drums has it's cymbals and drums but it still misses the hi-hat pedal which is where the drummer keeps the count and beat. The Pro keys only include the chart for the right hand of the song so you only learn to play what the keyboardist play with his/her right hand. While the pro guitar and bass seems to be perfect. Despite the flaws in the game, it works fine and a few features that alot of fans would appriciate for for instance quicker loading. Read full review
- cinocardSep 05, 2013by
Amazingly entertaining game with solid graphics, and great music selection!
Rock Band 3 improves on the previous hits, Rock Band 1&2. The game introduces pro modes for the various instruments, as well as the all new keyboards. The UI has vastly improved, and is as near perfect as possible. Online works flawlessly over PSN, although voice chat quality with other players is not that good. The 83 new songs build on the existing great setlists from the previous games, which can be imported for a small fee, thus expanding the total library visible in Rock Band 3. A must have if you remotely enjoy rhythm games.
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