- Achievement difficulty: 6/10
- Offline Achievements: 47
- Online Achievements: 3
- Approximate time to reach 1000 : 30-40 Hours
- Minimum Number of playthroughs needed: 1
- Glitched Achievements: No
- Cheats Disable Achievements: Yes
- Difficulty affects achievements: Yes
Rock Band 2 is much easier than Rock Band, but it does require some practice. There is absolutely no way of getting all achievements without playing on EXPERT. Choose an instrument that you're good at and practice with it. Also, some achievements you can’t do by yourself. The good news is that you don’t need to have an “Expert” Co-op partner, A decent partner is fine. Rock Band 2 has taken a step-up in difficulty. The people at Harmonix have chosen many more songs with great guitar solos and drum solos. If you haven’t experienced this game, the difficulty is about the same in Guitar Hero: World Tour. If you have beaten either GH: World Tour, Guitar Hero 3, or Rock Band 1, you should be fine.
What you need:
If you want to the full 1000 , you will first need all three instruments. You will need a microphone (XBOX 360 headset and the LIPS mics are fine), drums, and a guitar (not the XBOX 360 controller). The Guitar Hero: World Tour instruments will work for the game.
Next, you will need a decent co-op player to help you tackle the BACHMAN-TURNER OVERDRIVE, STAGE IGNITERS, OVERDRIVE OVERDOSE (4 players overall), and the MILLION POINT CLUB achievements. You can also find a player to help boost the VICTORY! and the COMBACK KID achievements. That’s 120 right there. Last, you need skill. For whatever instrument you are playing on, if you can’t EXPERT all the songs in the game, you can’t get all 1000 . All I can say is practice.
Go into Band World Tour and start a new band. Unlike Rock Band, Band World Tour can be done solo instead of co-op. Start by getting the easy achievement. This is the NEEDS MORE UMLAUTS achievement. Almost all achievements can be achieved from Band World Tour. The achievements you will receive, if you play through it till the end on EXPERT, are ALL “PREFORM IN THIS CITY” ACHIEVEMENTS (60 ), WORLDWIDE SENSATION, YOU’RE HIRED, YOU KILLED THE RADIO STAR, ROAD DOG, ONE MILLION FANS, OPEN ROAD, GOT WHEELS, JET SETTER, ROCK IMMORTAL INDUCTEE, VINYL ARTIST, GOLD ARTIST, PLATINUM ARTIST, BLADDER OF STEEL - if you want to go the whole endless setlist without pausing. That is 380 for all. This will take around 20 hours to complete.
After that, you can do the challenges. There is a number of challenges for every instrument, including BAND. Challenges take about 8 hours to complete for all instruments. Buying DLC also unlocks new challenges. This can contribute to achieving the CHALLENGE SAVANT achievement. Remember, these challenges can all be done on easy. You don’t have to do them on EXPERT. 215 for all challenges
There are still a number of achievements left in this game for you to unlock. The good news is that you have gotten through the hard part. You should have achieved 715 by now. Besides the BEATS and FILLS achievements, all the rest can be done in Quickplay. The rest of the achievements will come to you if you play for 5 more hours
Things to remember:
1. DLC can help with achievements. (Charlene is easy to Gold Star on guitar)
2. PRACTICE. This will defiantly pay off in the future.
3. Find decent co-op partners. EXPERT partners are not necessary.
4. Familiarize yourself with all the instruments. You will need them to get the full 1000 .
5. Do World Tour by yourself (unless you need help).
6. For the BLADDER OF STEEL achievement, NO PAUSING. Even the hitting the dashboard button is pausing.