Harmonix Music Systems, RedOctane / Activision Guitar Hero II

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2 17169 24/9/2007
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100% of reviewers None indicated 7.0

Guitar Hero 2 showcases up to 64 songs (including bonus tracks) most of these songs have been done just for Guitar Hero with a stronger emphasis on the guitar. Gameplay is based on the original Guitar Hero - where the player must use the guitar controller to play scrolling notes by holding the corresponding fret button on the guitar and simultaneously strumming in sync with the notes.

Career Mode

In Career Mode, your able to create a band name and select a guitar player from the given characters. Only the lead guitar is available to be played in this mode of course however you can play bass in other modes. Throughout career mode, your band plays at eight available stages. After completing the required songs, three or four depending on the difficulty, fans in the crowd will yell and chant for an encore. If you pass the encore song you will unlock the next set of songs.


Well you've got 3 separate ways to play multiplayer they are:
  1. Co-operative mode: Each of you play different notes in the song however you can each play the guitar or one can play the guitar while the other plays base.
  2. Face-off mode: Each player can select their own level of difficulty. The scores are weighted at the end so that a player who hits more notes on the easy setting than an opponent on the expert difficulty will win the round.
  3. Pro face-off: You have to play the full track on the same difficulty against your opponent. This mode is only available after completing Career Mode on medium or higher difficulty levels.
Practice Mode

Practice mode is a new addition to Guitar hero ^_^. It allows you to miss all you want and not fail the song. Basically you can train on a song you may be stumped on until you've gotten the hang of it. You can slow the frets down or speed them up depending on your expertise.


Guitar Hero II is just an overall amazing game! I loved every minute of it and now have my very own copy and 2 guitar controllers.

You wont get bored of this game as it leaves a ton of new challenges and more things to unlock as you progress the stages. Most likely though you will find yourself just playing random songs.

I highly recommend this game to all rock fans. Don't expect an easy experience though - it's not that easy to just pick up and play. It will take a while to get used to, but once you do... Rock On!!!


1. Opening Licks

- "Shout at the Devil" - Mötley Crüe
- "Mother" - Danzig
- "Surrender" - Cheap Trick
- "Woman" - Wolfmother
- "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight" - Spinal Tap (Encore)

2. Amp-Warmers

- "Strutter" - KISS
- "Heart-Shaped Box" - Nirvana
- "Message in a Bottle" - The Police
- "You Really Got Me" - Van Halen
- "Carry On Wayward Son" - Kansas (Encore)

3. String-Snappers

- "Monkey Wrench" - Foo Fighters
- "Them Bones" - Alice in Chains
- "Search and Destroy" - Iggy Pop and The Stooges
- "Tattooed Love Boys" - The Pretenders
- "War Pigs" - Black Sabbath (Encore)

4. Thrash and Burn

- "Cherry Pie" - Warrant
- "Who Was in My Room Last Night?" - Butthole Surfers
- "Girlfriend" - Matthew Sweet
- "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" - The Rolling Stones
- "Sweet Child O'Mine" - Guns N' Roses (Encore)

5. Return of the Shred

- "Killing in the Name" - Rage Against the Machine
- "John the Fisherman" - Primus
- "Freya" - The Sword
- "Bad Reputation" - Thin Lizzy
- "Last Child" - Aerosmith (Encore)

6. Relentless Riffs

- "Crazy on You" - Heart
- "Trippin' On a Hole in a Paper Heart" - Stone Temple Pilots
- "Rock This Town" - Stray Cats
- "Jessica" - The Allman Brothers Band
- "Stop!" - Jane's Addiction (Encore)

7. Furious Fretwork

- "Madhouse" - Anthrax
- "Carry Me Home" - The Living End
- "Laid to Rest" - Lamb of God
- "Psychobilly Freakout" - The Reverend Horton Heat
- "YYZ" - Rush (Encore)

8. Face-Melters

- "Beast and the Harlot" - Avenged Sevenfold
- "Institutionalized" - Suicidal Tendencies
- "Misirlou" - Dick Dale
- "Hangar 18" - Megadeth
- "Free Bird" - Lynyrd Skynyrd (Encore)

Bonus tracks

- "Raw Dog" - The Last Vegas
- "Arterial Black" - Drist
- "Collide" - Anarchy Club
- "Elephant Bones" - That Handsome Devil
- "Fall of Pangea" - Valient Thorr
- "FTK" - Vagiant
- "Gemini" - Brian Kahanek
- "Push Push (Lady Lightning)" - Bang Camaro
- "Laughtrack" - The Acro-brats
- "Less Talk More Rokk" - Freezepop
- "Jordan" - Buckethead
- "Mr. Fix-it" - The Amazing Royal Crowns
- "The New Black" - Every Time I Die
- "One for the Road" - Breaking Wheel
- "Parasite" - The Neighborhoods
- "Radium Eyes" - Count Zero
- "Red Lottery" - Megasus
- "Six" - All That Remains
- "Soy Bomb" - Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives
- "The Light That Blinds" - Shadows Fall
- "Thunderhorse" - Dethklok
- "Trogdor" - Strong Bad
- "X-Stream" - Voivod
- "Yes We Can" - Made in Mexico

Official website www.guitarherogame.com.
Keywords: songs, guitar, music, play, rock, base, multiplayer
Sound & Graphics Excellent
Entertainment Value Excellent
Approx. Retail Price $39.99 Game only $79.99 Bundle
Genre (e.g. Action, Adventure) Music Video Game


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Join Date:
September 2006
Chicago but im in tenn for college
  1. 18/4/2007 8:47pm
    1. Haku-chan

      Join Date:
      January 2007
      Would you recommend the product? Yes     Price you paid? None indicated     Rating: 5
      Pros: Current Songs, Beast and the Harlot
      Cons: Not enough songs that I liked...
      Guitar was infinitely better in my opinion, beacause of the classic rock songs....I think the only reason I didnt like it is because I barely knew any of the songs.

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  1. 24/9/2007 8:26pm
    1. nightboyz

      Join Date:
      September 2006
      Where sence means nothing...
      Would you recommend the product? Yes     Price you paid? None indicated     Rating: 9
      Pros: all aroung great
      Cons: not good with older PS2
      [COLOR="MediumTurquoise"]The only problem I had was that some times the game would freeze because my PS2 is a first gen but even thou its a great game [/COLOR]


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