Rock of the Dead
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Rock of the Dead

Rock of the Dead is a music video game. It was developed by Epicenter Studios and distributed by Conspiracy Entertainment and UFO Interactive Games. The game was released in 2010 for iOS, 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 have bands record rock versions of classical music.[2]


While originally announced as a Wii exclusive title, the title debuted on the iOS, 360 and PS3 consoles.[3] While Epicenter claimed the Wii version was simply on the back burner and not cancelled, the game never saw a release on the Wii console.[4]


Epicenter described the game, saying, "Picture Typing of the Dead but with Guitar Hero guitars."[2]


Review scores
PS3Xbox 360
GameProN/A2/5 stars[7]
GamesRadar+N/A2.5/5 stars[8]
JoystiqN/A2.5/5 stars[11]
OPM (UK)3/10[12]N/A
OXM (US)N/A4.5/10[13]
Aggregate score

The game received "generally unfavorable reviews" on both platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[14][15]


  1. ^ "Rock of the Dead". UFO Interactive Games. Archived from the original on October 24, 2010. Retrieved 2019.
  2. ^ a b Harris, Craig (February 9, 2010). "First Look: Rock of the Dead". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ Fletcher, JC (August 26, 2010). "Rock of the Dead now listed for PS3 and 360, with spinoff iOS apps". Engadget (Joystiq). Oath Inc.
  4. ^ rawmeatcowboy (October 4, 2010). "GameStop drops Rock of the Dead Wii listing". GoNintendo.
  5. ^ a b Wolinsky, David (October 19, 2010). "Rock of the Dead Review". Ziff Davis. Archived from the original on June 2, 2013. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ a b Bonds, Ian (October 24, 2010). "Review: Rock of the Dead". Destructoid. ModernMethod. Archived from the original on October 27, 2010. Retrieved 2019.
  7. ^ Herring, Will (November 1, 2010). "Rock of the Dead (X360)". GamePro. GamePro Media. Archived from the original on November 4, 2010. Retrieved 2019.
  8. ^ Bishop, Sam (November 5, 2010). "Rock of the Dead review (X360)". GamesRadar+. Future plc. Retrieved 2019.
  9. ^ Miller, Greg (October 19, 2010). "Rock of the Dead Review (PS3)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 2019.
  10. ^ Miller, Greg (October 29, 2010). "Rock of the Dead Review (X360)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 2019.
  11. ^ McElroy, Justin (October 11, 2010). "Rock of the Dead review: Frampton comes undead (X360)". Engadget (Joystiq). Oath Inc. Retrieved 2019.
  12. ^ "Rock of the Dead". PlayStation Official Magazine - UK. Future plc. February 2011. p. 103.
  13. ^ Cohen, Corey (November 2010). "Rock of the Dead". Official Xbox Magazine. Future US. p. 76. Archived from the original on October 25, 2010. Retrieved 2019.
  14. ^ a b "Rock of the Dead for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2019.
  15. ^ a b "Rock of the Dead for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. CBS Interactive. Retrieved 2019.

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