Rock Band 2, the latest music game from EA and Harmonix, retains the hard-rocking gameplay that made last year's Rock Band such a hit and turns up the features for a stellar encore.
Gameplay is mostly the same as you sing, strum or drum your way through a variety of songs, either by yourself or with friends through local or online play. Each instrumentalist follows rhythmic beats on the screen and hitting notes as they match up with their corresponding colors. You can also use Star Power to briefly double your score. There are different ways of activating this, such as nailing a custom drum solo, lifting your guitar or singing into the mike during a vocal break.