A.V. Club: "Pundits say the music-game genre is dying. They may even be right. (Nice work, Activision.) But there’s still room for a flagship rhythm game that shows everyone else how it should be done. As of now, that game is Rock Band 3. With an ever-expanding song catalog boasting 2,000 tunes, the game’s 83 new tracks are less important than the streamlined interface upgrades that improve the experience for everyone, and gameplay additions meant to keep the most dedicated hardcore players enthralled."