PCW: It's impossible to conceive of the history of rock without The Beatles, and after "The Beatles: Rock Band," it'll be hard to envisage the history of rhythm games without their band-in-a-box debut. Part of that's because … well … they're The Beatles. It's like Orson Welles. Whether he's riffing on Shakespeare or reading the phone book, you're pretty well floored.
Likewise jamming with John, Paul, George and Ringo. Put a plastic axe, pair of sticks or microphone in your hands and strum, drum and warble along to "Yellow Submarine" or "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" with your pals -- what's not to like? All developer Harmonix had to do was duplicate its award-winning "Rock Band" shtick and sales were assured.