Rock Band fans have got another installment to keep them tapping -- or perhaps, in this case, singing -- to the beat with EA's recent release of Rock Band Reloaded in two versions, one for the iPhone [link] and one for the iPad [link]. This latest release is the first iOS Rock Band that features the (rather forgiving) new vocal recognition mode where gameplay consists of singing right along with the available tracks.

And, speaking of available tracks, there are 27 free tracks (some of which must be downloaded) along with four pay tracks that can be purchased at $.99 for a bundle of two. The complete list follows.

Free songs:

  • A Jagged Gorgeous Winter by The Main Drag *
  • A-Punk by Vampire Weekend
  • Am I Crazy by Little Fish *
  • Blood Doll by Anarchy Club *
  • Bodies by Drowning Pool
  • Call Me When Your're Sober by Evanessence
  • Can't Let Go by Death of the Cool *
  • Day Late, Dollar Short by The Acro-brats *
  • Dearest (I'm So Sorry) by Picture Me Broken
  • Entangled by Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives *
  • Get Clean by Anarchy Club *
  • Heartbreaker by Pat Benatar
  • Hella Good by No Doubt
  • Hungry Like the Wolf by Duran Duran
  • I Get By by Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives *
  • In Bloom by Nirvana
  • Kryptonite by 3 Doors Down
  • Night Lies by Bang Camaro *
  • Pleasure (Pleasure) by Bang Camaro *
  • Peace Sells by Megadeth
  • Remedy by Seether
  • Rock'n Me by Steve Miller Band
  • Seven by Tijuana Sweetheart *
  • So What'cha Want by Beastie Boys
  • The Perfect Drug by Nine Inch Nails
  • White Wedding (Part 1) by Billy Idol
  • Your Decision by Alice in Chains

Pay songs:

  • Drunken Lullabies by Flogging Molly *
  • Mean Woman Blues by Roy Orbison *
  • Requiem for a Dying Song by Flogging Molly *
  • You Got It by Roy Orbison *

( * denotes DLC tracks )

Rock Band Reloaded features Facebook integration, local (WiFi and Bluetooth) multiplayer, and a new Expert Mode for those wanting more of a challenge. The iPhone version supports the Retina display where available.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Ruddock/654075778 Ben Ruddock

    Until they bring out a "Rock Band: Viking Death Metal Edition" the setlists for these type of games are always going to be dissapointing... I can't bring myself to pay for only a couple of good, heavy, songs.

    • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

      Friendly tip for more satisfaction from life: Work at expanding your horizons. Taste in music, like taste in food and all things is malleable and no one can expand it but you.

    • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

      Friendly tip for more satisfaction from life: Work at expanding your horizons. Taste in music, like taste in food and all things is malleable and no one can expand it but you.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Ruddock/654075778 Ben Ruddock

        Hey! I like plenty of different genres of music! Death metal, thrash metal, folk metal, industrial metal, melodic death metal, metalcore, power metal, viking metal... ;)

  • Anonymous

    This is a new game, not an upgrade, right?

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    I'm finally tempted by this game. I was surprised that the earlier versions didn't have vocals. Seemed like a natural match as you don't need a special peripheral to make it fun. Are there difficulty levels for the vocals? Or is the "forgiving" comment a byproduct of inaccurate readings maybe for performance reasons?

  • http://www.buzzabit.com/aaron Aaron Sullivan

    I'm finally tempted by this game. I was surprised that the earlier versions didn't have vocals. Seemed like a natural match as you don't need a special peripheral to make it fun. Are there difficulty levels for the vocals? Or is the "forgiving" comment a byproduct of inaccurate readings maybe for performance reasons?

  • Ecco6t9

    So will this one be supported for a month and then forgotten about?

    • http://twitter.com/BulkSlash BulkSlash

      Exactly. The first one got about 10 new songs and was then abandoned. The console versions usually get about 10 new songs a week in comparison, and I was expecting the same songs to be available for the iPhone version too.

      I'm doubly annoyed by this new release because it's not universal, so I'll have to pay twice if I want it to use the iPad's full resolution when playing.

      Seeing as this is a Christmas release from EA, what's the betting it's full of bugs and is left in an unplayable state for 3 months while we wait for a patch?

  • http://twitter.com/Noroimusha89 Konstantin

    that vocals mode is a nice idea but needs a bit improvement, it's all about timing right now, u can just sing "hmm" instead of words and win.

    • Someoneelse

      It's about timing and pitch. like in every console singstar, rockband, guitar hero, etc game you can just sing anything - like "hmm".
      Real vocal recognition would be a cool thing, but i've never seen that in any game, iphone or console.

  • Toorop

    What about price drop of the old game?

  • 123

    Anyone have the iPad version? Is the 2x price difference justified?