Rock of the Dead

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Rock of the Dead
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Developer(s) Epicenter Studios
Publisher(s) Conspiracy Entertainment
UFO Interactive
Platform(s) PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii
Release date(s)
  • NA October 19, 2010
Genre(s) Rhythm game

Rock of the Dead is a music video game. It was developed by Epicenter Studios and distributed by Conspiracy Entertainment and UFO Interactive. The game was released on October 19, 2010 on Wii, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.[1]


Players use a guitar or drum peripheral to control the game. Two players can play what is called a "competitive co-op" throughout the game.


Players will take on the role of the main character (voiced by Neil Patrick Harris) who has the ability to defeat enemies (often zombies) with the power of rock as he searches for his love interest, voiced by Felicia Day. Players have a few weapons at their disposal (including a shield and blast power-up), but the player can only use these by strumming the correct colored fret buttons in order on their guitar controller. The developers will have bands record rock versions of classical music.[2]


In a recent interview with Destructoid, Bryan Jury from Epicenter Studios told the website that "there's a definite possibility we could be seeing its 'kill monsters with your guitar peripheral' on PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360."[3]


Epicenter described the game as "Picture Typing of the Dead but with Guitar Hero guitars."[4]


Tech-Gaming gave the title a "C" grade, stating that game's mechanics do not provide the same level of immersion as most music titles, and noting that the game "might have worked better either as a shorter, less expensive downloadable title without licensed music or as a full-blown release with a soundtrack which could rival the Guitar Hero/Rock Band franchises."[5]


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