Aimed at those looking to hone their guitaring skills and those picking up a guitar for the first time, Rocksmith is a revolution in music gaming, allowing players to plug any real electric axe into their Xbox 360, PS3 or PC/MAC.
It’s all down to the Real Tone Cable provided with the games, which lets you plug the quarter-inch jack into any axe and the USB plug to any USB port of the above-mentioned consoles or computers. The cable and software then transform the analogue signal of the guitar into a digital one that can be heard through TV speakers or stereo amps.
The game itself offers over 50 songs that can be tackled through “Guitarcade” mini-games which help users master fret shifts, chord changes and harmonics. A riff repeater will help you drill riffs until you can play them with your teeth.
The Rocksmith Guitar Bundle comes with the game, cable, picks, strap and a real Epiphone Les Paul Junior guitar (PS3 and Xbox 360: £135; PC: £125, play.com) or if you already have a guitar you can get the games from £35-£50 (play.com) and a Real Tone Cable for £18 (play.com).