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Rock Band Country Track Pack – The PS3 Attitude Review

Submitted by on Saturday, 8 August 20092 Comments

Country Track PackEvery week, new tracks are added to the already stellar list of songs in Rock Band 2. If that isn’t enough for you (or you prefer physical media rather than digital) then there are Rock Band track packs to fill your needs.

Thus far, Harmonix have released five different track packs featuring classic rock, AC/DC, and the most recent Country Track Pack. So, put on your cowboy boots and ten gallon hat and saddle up for a wild ride across songs from the good ol’ south.

Included in this track back are 21 songs for the country fan in all of us, 13 of which are exclusive to the game before making their way to the Rock Band store.

  • 3 Dimes Down: Drive-By Truckers
  • Any Man of Mine: Shania Twain
  • Can’t Let Go: Lucinda Williams
  • Cry Lonely: Cross Canadian Ragweed
  • Free and Easy (Down the Road I Go): Dierks Bentley
  • Gone: Montgomery Gentry
  • Good Times: Alan Jackson
  • Gunpowder & Lead: Miranda Lambert
  • Hillbilly Deluxe: Brooks & Dunn
  • I Told You So: Keith Urban
  • Me and My Gang: Rascal Flatts
  • Mud on the Tires: Brad Paisley
  • On the Road Again: Willie Nelson
  • Satellite Radio: Steve Earle
  • She’s Country: Jason Aldean
  • She Thinks My Tractor’s Sexy: Kenny Chesney
  • Sin Wagon: Dixie Chicks
  • Swing: Trace Adkins
  • Suds in the Bucket: Sara Evans
  • The Gambler: Kenny Rogers
  • This One’s for the Girls: Martina McBride

Aside from the songs, there isn’t anything really new here. You’re simply purchasing a collection of tracks to increase the longevity of the game. What’s good is that you can play the Country Track Pack as a standalone game or export the songs to your hard drive via the included code on the back of the manual.

Rock Band Country

The Solo/Band Tour allows you to progress through five stages of increasing difficulty. Each stage is only unlocked after completing the previous one. If you just want to play a song for the fun of it, then Quickplay is the mode of choice. Just like the other versions of Rock Band, Tug of War and Score Dual are available too.

Coming from someone who isn’t a fan of listening to country music, this track pack can be quite entertaining, even though the songs aren’t the best of the bunch. One thing this writer did notice was that the gameplay varied slightly when compared to other tracks. There are more solo opportunities and the drums can be heavy on the foot pedal. Singing some of these country songs requires a vocal range along the lines of Queen.

The track list isn’t the best but it does have quite a few top songs such as “The Gambler” and “On the Road Again.” Where were the more notable singers such as Johnny Cash or Garth Brooks? Thankfully there are a handful of new trophies to be earned, most of which are much easier than those of Rock Band 2.

For a cheaper price then purchasing 21 individual songs in the Rock Band store, the Country Track Pack is a good deal…if you’re a fan of country music that is. Otherwise, you’ll just be stuck with a bunch of songs that you have no interest in playing.