Review by Chris Kohler:
"Stop me if you've heard this one: Gamemaker releases brilliant work of genius, follows it up next year with the same exact thing.
It happens all the time in the videogame biz -- as soon as a publisher has a breakthrough hit on its hands, you can be sure it'll want another version for next Christmas. And so, here's Rock Band 2, just like clockwork. MTV Games hasn't made any major changes to how the game looks or plays, so if you've spent any time tapping on plastic drums with a room full of virtual band mates recently, you know exactly how this one is going to go down.
But that doesn't mean you don't need Rock Band 2. Oh, quite the contrary: If you're still getting your buddies together every few weekends to play the original, you absolutely must buy Rock Band 2 -- for the new music, but also for the relatively minor but highly desirable improvements MTV has made."