Review: Rocksmith 2014 (PS4)


You may remember that we were rather taken with Rocksmith 2014 when we reviewed it on the Xbox 360, giving it 9/10.

It now arrives on the PS4 with some features specific to the latest generation console. For example, the built in share functionality allows you to stream your session jams or Guitarecade exploits so fellow guitarists can non sagely in appreciation of your tasty jams (or just cover their ears and shake their heads in embarrassement. Otherwise it’s the same game as before, not that it’s a bad thing of course.

Although it doesn’t benefit the game that much, Rocksmith 2014 now runs at 1080p so those visuals are crisper than ever. The arcade stylings of the Guitarcade now pop with an ever more noticeable fizz.

The most important news for those upgrading their console from the PS3 to PS4 all DLC you have on that game can be moved to the PS4 version at no extra cost. Sweet! And in further awesome news, 12 Jimi Hendrix songs are going to be available free from 16 December. A great early Christmas present there. The list is as follows:

Bold As Love
Castles Made Of Sand
Foxey Lady
If 6 Was 9
Little Wing
Manic Depression
Purple Haze
Red House
The Wind Cries Mary
Voodoo Child (Slight Return)

The game also retains its diverse original song lineup, with everyone from The Kinks to Aerosmith getting a look in. Inevitably, not everyone will find all of the selection to their taste, but the song library does a fine job of covering all the techniques required to make you a well rounded guitarist.

To sum up

An invaluable and fun teaching tool, Rocksmith 2014 PS4 delivers nearly everything a guitarist could want. Heartily recommended.

PopBucket Review Score 9


Version reviewed: PS4

Rocksmith 2014 is out now on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and PC

Author: Michael Youngman

Your friendly neighborhood gamer and film buff. Equally at home in the art-house or multiplex cinema. Loves all types of game but 1v1 fighting is a fave. I like a good natter every now and then so why not contact me on twitter.

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