Rock Band 2

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  • Cheat mode

    At the main menu, select the "Extras" option. Choose the "Modify Game" selection, then enter one of the following codes to unlock the corresponding cheat option. Enter the "Extras" menu to toggle a specific cheat on or off. Note: Enabling a code will prevent the game from being saved. Additionally, you cannot use the solo buttons on the neck of the Stratocaster to enter the codes.

      Unlock All Songs

      Press Red, Yellow, Blue, Red(2), Blue(2), Red, Yellow, Blue to unlock all songs. Alternately, press Y, B, X, Y(2), X(2), Y, B, X on a controller. Note: This code also disables achievements and online features. -From: Geramie Edwards

      Select Venue Screen

      Press Blue, Orange(2), Blue, Yellow, Blue, Orange(2), Blue, Yellow to unlock all venues. Alternately, press X, LB(2), X, B, X, LB(2), X, B on a controller. Note: This code also disables online features.

      New Venues

      Press Red(4), Yellow(4) to unlock new venues. Alternately, press Y(4), B(4) on a controller.

      Awesome Detection

      Press Yellow, Blue, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Orange. Alternately, press B, X, LB, B, X, LB, B, X, LB on a controller.

      Breakneck Speed

      Press Orange, Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Blue, Orange(2), Blue. Alternately, press LB, Y, LB, Y, X, LB(2), X on a controller. This code increases the scroll speed of the instrument tracks.

      Performance Mode

      Press Blue(2), Red(2), Yellow(2), Blue(2). Alternately, press X(2), Y(2), B(2), X(2) on a controller. Performance mode removes the track display.

      Stage Mode

      Press Blue, Yellow, Red, Blue, Yellow, Red, Blue, Yellow, Red. Alternately, press X, B, Y, X, B, Y, X, B, Y on a controller. Stage mode tweaks the game for live, public performances. Note: This code also disables achievements, failing songs, pausing the game, and online features.

  • Bonus instruments

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding instrument at the "My Closet" menu in the Rock Shop:

      Bomb bass: Successfully complete the Impossible Bass Challenge.
      Bone microphone: Successfully complete the Impossible Marathon 2 Challenge on the microphone.
      Clear bass: Successfully complete the Rolling Stone Rock Immortal Setlist in World Tour mode on bass.
      Clear Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS: Successfully complete the Rolling Stone Rock Immortal Setlist in World Tour mode on guitar.
      Clear microphone: Successfully complete the Rolling Stone Rock Immortal Setlist in World Tour mode on the microphone.
      Glowing drum set: Successfully complete the Rolling Stone Rock Immortal Setlist in World Tour mode on drums.
      Goat head guitar: Successfully complete the Impossible Marathon 2 Challenge on guitar.
      Gold bass: Successfully complete the Impossible Bass Challenge.
      Gold drum set: Successfully complete the Impossible Drum Challenge.
      Gold Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS: Successfully complete the Impossible Guitar Challenge.
      Gold microphone: Successfully complete the Impossible Vocal Challenge.
      Silver bass: Successfully complete the Final Band Challenge on bass.
      Silver drum set: Successfully complete the Final Band Challenge on drums.
      Silver Fender American Deluxe Stratocaster HSS: Successfully complete the Final Band Challenge on guitar.
      Silver microphone: Successfully complete the Final Band Challenge on the microphone.

  • Bonus outfits

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding clothing at the "My Closet" menu in the Rock Shop:

      Ultimate Goth Outfit: Successfully complete the Impossible Drum Challenge.
      Ultimate Metal Outfit: Successfully complete the Impossible Vocal Challenge.
      Ultimate Punk Outfit: Successfully complete the Impossible Bass Challenge.
      Ultimate Rock Outfit: Successfully complete the Impossible Guitar Challenge.

  • Unlocking songs quickly

    Select "Tour Challenges" in "Tour" mode. Successfully complete the five decade challenges from 1960s through 2000s. After completing the ten songs from the challenges, you will unlock all other songs.

  • Video Shoot option

    Enable the "Select Venue Screen" code. Go to the "New Venues Only" option at the "Modify Game" menu. Start the game in Quickplay mode, and choose a song. A "Video Shoot" option will sometimes appears at the top of the "Select Venue" menu. Press Up to display it. The options will be "Indie Genius Video Shoot", "High-Budget Video Shoot", or "Film Student Video Shoot". Select one of them to play with the corresponding alternate background.

  • Easy "Band Savior" achievement

    Play with at least two other people. Have one band member fail two times and the other band member fail one time, and save them each time to get the "Band Savior" achievement.

  • Easy "Flawless Drumming" achievement

    Download the "Charlene I'm Right Behind You" song by Stephen And The Colberts. The drum line is simple, even on the Expert difficulty. Just practice a few times, and you should get the "Flawless Drumming" achievement quickly.

  • Easy "Flawless Groove" achievement

    Select "So Watcha Want" by the Beastie Boys, and turn lefty flip on. Choose the bass on the Expert difficulty, and play the song. The song only has green notes.

  • Easy "Flawless Guitar Solo" achievement

    Play the "Give It Away" song by Red Hot Chili Peppers. There are three solos, and the first one is the easiest. Just play on the solo buttons from the start of the song until you get to it.

    Note: This trick requires that you have transferred the songs from Rock Band to Rock Band 2. Select "Wave Of Mutilation" by the Pixies, and choose the guitar on the Expert difficulty. The solo is only about fifteen notes and are orange and blue. Use the solo buttons to play them.

  • Easy "Flawless Singing" achievement

    Go to Quick Play or Tour mode, and select "So Watcha Want" by the Beastie Boys on the Expert difficulty. When the song starts, put the microphone up to your speaker(s), and hold it there for the duration of the song. The only thing you will have to do is yell to activate Overdrive when it appears and tap the microphone for the solo parts. At the end of the song, you will have a 100% rank and gold stars. Note: Make sure your volume is loud enough. For just a gold star, select "Give It Away" by the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and do the same thing. You will get a 99% rank without singing. If you want a 100% rank on that song, you must be able to hit the last phrase in the song.

  • Easy "Million Point Club" achievement

    Select "Foreplay/Longtime" by Boston. Two players must be able to play on the Expert difficulty and one player on at least the Medium difficulty. Finish the song with at least 97% each, and you will have well over a million points.

  • Easy "The Bachman-Turner Award" achievement

    Go online or play with friends locally, and have a guitarist, bassist, and drummer. Make sure all players' Overdrives are filled to the maximum. Have the drummer go first and activate Overdrive. Just before his or her meter runs out, have the guitarist activate his or hers. Just before his or hers ends, have the bassist activate his or hers. Each player will keep it going during the duration of the song, earning as you burn overdrive. Pay attention to each others' meters. At the end of the song, you will get the "The Bachman-Turner Award" achievement.

  • Easy "Victory" achievement

    Select Score Duel or Tug Of War mode. Plug in a second instrument, and just play one to get the "Victory" achievement.

  • Achievements

    Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points:

      Solid Gold, Baby! (25 points): Gold Star a song.
      The Bachman-Turner Award (25 points): Maintain deployed Overdrive for 90 seconds.
      Flawless Fretwork (25 points): Score 100% notes hit as a guitarist on Expert.
      Flawless Guitar Solo (20 points): 100% a guitar solo on Expert, using only the solo buttons.
      Flawless Drumming (25 points): Score 100% notes hit as a drummer on Expert.
      Flawless Singing (25 points): Score a 100% rating as a vocalist on Expert.
      Flawless Groove (25 points): Score 100% notes hit as bassist, up-strums only, on Expert.
      Comeback Kid (15 points): Defeat the last player that defeated you over Xbox LIVE in either Score Duel or Tug of War.
      Victory! (15 points): Defeat a player in either Score Duel or Tug of War.
      Band Savior (20 points): Be a savior three times during a single song.
      Overdrive Overdose (25 points): Achieve an 8x Band Multiplier.
      Hello Cleveland! (20 points): Deploy Vocal Overdrive 4 times in a single song.
      Million Point Club (25 points): Earn more than 1,000,000 points in a single song.
      You're Hired! (10 points): Hire a staff member.
      Needs more Umlauts! (10 points): Make a band logo.
      The San Dimas 4th Annual Award (15 points): Compete in a Battle of the Bands event.
      You Killed the Radio Star (15 points): Make a music video in World Tour.
      Clothes to the Edge (20 points): Buy over $100,000 worth of items from the Rock Shop.
      Along for the Ride (10 points): Beat an instrument-specific challenge while playing another instrument.
      Challenge Novice (10 points): Complete either 25 challenges on Medium, 10 challenges on Hard, or 5 challenges on Expert.
      Challenge Master (15 points): Complete 25 Challenges on Hard Difficulty or 10 Challenges on Expert Difficulty.
      Challenge Savant (25 points): Complete 25 Challenges on Expert Difficulty.
      The Final Countdown (15 points): Unlock an Impossible Challenge.
      Groove Assassin (20 points): Beat the Impossible Bass Challenge.
      Lord of the Strings (25 points): Beat the Impossible Guitar Challenge.
      Stage Igniters (25 points): Beat the Impossible Band Challenge.
      AN-I-MAL!!! (25 points): Beat the Impossible Drum Challenge.
      Virtuoso (25 points): Beat the Impossible Vocal Challenge .
      West Coast Performer (10 points): Play a set on the West Coast of North America.
      Heartland Performer (10 points): Play a set in Middle America.
      East Coast Performer (10 points): Play a set on the East Coast of North America.
      God Save the Band (10 points): Play a set in the United Kingdom.
      Western Europe Performer (10 points): Play a set in Western Europe.
      Eastern European Performer (10 points): Play a set in Eastern Europe.
      Worldwide Sensation (25 points): Gain access to every venue in the world.
      Road Dog (30 points): Play in every venue in the world.
      One Million Fans (30 points): Reach 1 million fans in World Tour.
      Open Road (20 points): Win a Bus in World Tour.
      Got Wheels (20 points): Win a Van in World Tour.
      Jet Setter (20 points): Win a Jet in World Tour.
      Beat It! (10 points): Complete all beats at 60 BPM or higher or half of the beats at 140 BPM or higher.
      The Beat Goes On (20 points): Complete all beats at 100 BPM or higher or half of the beats at 180 BPM or higher.
      Fill Me In (10 points): Complete all fills at 60 BPM or higher or half of the fills at 140 BPM or higher.
      Fill Legend (20 points): Complete all fills at 100 BPM or higher or half of the fills at 180 BPM or higher.

    Additionally, there are six secret achievements:

      Buy a Real Instrument Already! (35 points): Beat an "Impossible" Challenge with all players on Expert Difficulty.
      Rock Immortal Inductee (20 points): Joined the Rolling Stone Rock Immortals list.
      Vinyl Artist (20 points): Finished the Endless Setlist 2 in World Tour on Medium.
      Gold Artist (30 points): Finished the Endless Setlist 2 in World Tour on Hard.
      Platinum Artist (50 points): Finished the Endless Setlist 2 in World Tour on Expert.
      The Bladder of Steel Award (25 points): Completed the Endless Setlist 2 without pausing or failing.

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