Rocksmith® 2014 Edition - Remastered

Rocksmith® 2014 Edition - Remastered

Does exactly what it says on the tin, makes learning guitar more fun for beginners and assists with memorizing new songs or just getting the rust off at any experience level. I put hundreds of hours into this game and the original on xbox back in college, it’s gotten worlds better with all of the DLC though. There are more than 40k songs you can download from Customsforge too, the only drawback is you need a realtone cable if you don’t want to miss notes all the time.

10/10, really has no limits in terms of tunings, timing signatures, techniques/alterations like capos, etc. and tons of replay value in co-op and bonus lead/rhythm/bass arrangements. I’m still consistently surprised by the eclectic mod community uploads and even the published DLC, and once you learn how to transcribe tabs yourself it’s really limitless. Only thing that could make it more perfect would be an option to turn on master mode for specific songs/phrases so you don’t have to play a song 3-4 times to get the notes to disappear

Real player with 243.0 hrs in game

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Whether just picking up a guitar for the first time or coming from a musical background, this guitar-playing game is just pure fun with 1000+ songs to choose from in the extensive DLC selection.

Real player with 121.3 hrs in game

Rocksmith® 2014 Edition - Remastered on Steam

Flute Master

Flute Master

I play this to increase lung capacity and assist with breathing problems during this time of covid. it really helps.

Real player with 44.5 hrs in game

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Within a few hours I was playing. In two days spare time (over the weekend). I was so much improved it was crazy. This is a really fun way to learn to play the recorder.

Real player with 27.4 hrs in game

Flute Master on Steam

String Theory

String Theory

String Theory on PC / Steam

Score 10 / 10

2016 STEAM AWARDS “Just 5 More Minutes” Nominee

[This review has been updated following a complete second ‘Standard’ game playthrough following last week’s patch 2016.02.26. Score before the patch 9 / 10]

Recognizing chords and matching notes to music is a fun experience in this musical game. All levels of musicianship from newbs to card carrying long hairs will benefit from this software including those with formal training in solfège. I purchased this software on day 1 because I thought the concept was cool… and I was right. I have made extensive notes for musicians in this review. On with the show….

Real player with 56.4 hrs in game

Ear training could be fun to!

Actually for me, as a musican, ear training was quite fun anyway but this is a well done attempt of making it fun for everyone.

I get what some people say, that this is not a propper educational tool for musicans, because it has only few types of chords, and nothing else. But I think this supposed to be something between a game and an educational tool. Something not only for musicans. Something that could be fun also for someone who never had anything to do with music, and now can change that while playing a game.

Real player with 26.7 hrs in game

String Theory on Steam

Scale Enchanter

Scale Enchanter

I’ve been trying to play this game and for the most part its very “easy”, which is nice. But the issue lies in the gameplay, as sometimes when I try to insert a note into its proper place on the scale, it ends up appearing in the wrong part, which is extremely annoying. I don’t know if the dev listens to feedback but this should be fixed, and maybe i will think about changing whether I recommend the game or not, depending on if I forget.

Real player with 2.9 hrs in game

Well, inexpensive and useful educational devices are hard to dislike.

Real player with 1.8 hrs in game

Scale Enchanter on Steam



1. in the game there are a large number of music files, and can have any MIDI file into music and animation features, you select any song, the game will automatically find its rhythm, and melody into the game notes, can play music with the game player hitting the notes, hit more accurately, the score is more high. The highest score for each note is five points.

2., some musical forms, such as polyphonic and so on, have many melodies. You can invite friends to join you in playing these tunes, such as Bach’s music, you can expand the musical notes and playing ways of a variety of musical instruments.

Musician on Steam



This is what other VR drumming apps should have been. I’ve tried a bunch of them and they all left me craving for a better option. This might me the one for me!

It is fully customizable:

  • You can add the drums you want in the virtual space, resize them how you want and place them where you want! If you’re an experienced drummer you can recreate your own kit accurately, and if you’re a beginner and don’t know where to start you can use one of the presets or recreate very quickly your favourite drummer’s kit.

Real player with 168.0 hrs in game

I just picked this up a couple days ago. Put in 3.4 hours so far and loving it. I’m a complete novice and while the game does not contain a tutorial itself it is still an amazing learning tool.

I used OVR Drop to bring in a youtube window to a show a beginner drum turorial to play along with - this works great! In a short amount of time I was able to learn a straight rock beat with high-hat, snare and base drum. It felt awesome.

Even though you don’t get the feedback of hitting a real surface, it still feels like you are playing the drums and certainly the timing and spacial aspects would transfer to real life. I’m looking forward to learning more and getting better.

Real player with 49.0 hrs in game

Paradiddle on Steam



I delayed buying this because of the negative reviews and that’s too bad. This is a great addition to your learning tools. No it won’t replace a teacher or a method book. But it is a great practice aid. A few highlights:

  • The editor can import Guitar Pro 5 files. It doesn’t handle pick up bars very well so you have to fix that but it works. The second track if there is one will be the “background” music. So you can play the melody or the rythym or harmony over the other. (You can only play the top track so just switch them in GPro before saving).

Real player with 164.3 hrs in game

Apparently, a bunch of guitarists flooded the reviews with negative feedback, because this isn’t Rocksmith.

Well, this isn’t Rocksmith. If you have a guitar, maybe you’d better go with Rocksmith.

But the guitar isn’t the only instrument on this planet yet, and for the rest of the world Song2See provides a decent experience overall. Myself, I’m a flutist in training, and for me this app has filled a niche of apps you can whistle to.

The app is, as you can see, sort of a rhythm game with pitch detection. There are two modes - you can either read tab, or read the sheets as the music plays, whatever is more convenient to you. If you know the notes but aren’t a fast sheet reader (like me) you can select the sheet option but also make the app display the note names, so you’ll be able to read quite fast.

Real player with 97.4 hrs in game

Songs2See on Steam

VR Pianist

VR Pianist

‘Music, reality, sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference’ (D12 - When the music stops)

Playing the piano in virtual reality was new to me and surprisingly fun!

Can I now apply this to a real piano? Yes, but it won’t really allow me to play a completely complicated song.

VR Pianist is a rhythmic VR game, you choose the song you want to do and the difficulty. (easy, normal, hard)

based on the difficulty level you will have to press more or less keys to get a final score.

Here you can see an example of ‘Beethoven - Für Elise’ on hard:

Real player with 2.2 hrs in game

Experienced on the Oculus Quest 2

You can view my initial impressions review & gameplay here:

In case you can’t tell from the store page video, you’re playing finger piano in VR. It’s similar to guitar hero, except you are playing real notes on a virtual piano. The game has several songs from contemporary, classical, and thematic piano music. It has easy, normal, and hard difficulties. Several songs are unlocked until you do good enough to unlock the rest.

Real player with 0.9 hrs in game

VR Pianist on Steam

Beat.School: DJ Simulator

Beat.School: DJ Simulator

Took a chance given some of these reviews but this is absolutely worth it, especially on sale. It’s honestly a pretty nice, well-rounded achievement.

Beat.School combines the features I wanted from a few different DJ games, like realism and active crowds / dynamic environments, and of course ability to use my own tracks. The built-in tutorials with a master were a pleasant surprise, however, there is plenty “under construction” including tutorials for the game itself. There are also bugs with mixer/deck selection that cause no rig to appear at all, and there are a significant number of buttons that aren’t functional - for example it appears effects and color don’t work in any device, nor do loops.

Real player with 15.3 hrs in game

If you are looking to get into DJing but you don’t want to pay the big bucks right at the start then this game/app is perfect for you!!

It is still in early access but the app is in active development.

Major features are on the way.

The biggest feature currently in the app for me personally is that you can import your very own music.

Other current features are:

1. Live gigs

2. Playlist creation

3. Gear customization

4. Photorealistic gear

Real player with 3.6 hrs in game

Beat.School: DJ Simulator on Steam



This thing is awesome. I’m not very musically-inclined whatsoever. I don’t know how to play any instruments but I feel as though I’m not tone deaf so I can slowly piece my own renditions of songs together myself. This app is perfect and well-laid out. You can move anything around, scale it, easily modify notes and delays between each note, and record to .wav. Lots of options for how to set up and layer your music. Very cool app. I look forward to see what’s added in the future!

Real player with 8.2 hrs in game

It’s an interesting music making app! It’s a 3D xylophone, and you can sequence / compose melodies also.

If that sounds like fun, you should buy this app.

It’s made for Vive, but it can partly work on Rift also. ( Probably full compatibility will come later. )

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Real player with 6.7 hrs in game

LyraVR on Steam