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Guitar Hero (PlayStation 2)

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Description

Guitar Hero simulates the thrill and the glory of rock 'n' roll. Choose from eight different characters, from classic rockers to metal heads, and build a career as a working rock musician.

The real kick is in the gameplay, which incorporates an included guitar-shaped controller. It allows you to "play along" with 30 awesome rock tunes by pressing fret buttons and working a responsive and durable strum bar. There's even a whammy bar for extreme action. The songs include selections from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Boston, Audioslave and White Zombie.

Four difficulty levels test your skills and six venues will place you before increasingly larger audiences. You love rock music. You're a master at air guitar. Take the next step and walk a career's worth of miles in a rocker's shoes.

Screenshots

Guitar Hero PlayStation 2 Select your guitar!
Guitar Hero PlayStation 2 Title screen
Guitar Hero PlayStation 2 Use the whammy bar to earn lots of points!
Guitar Hero PlayStation 2 Part of the introduction sequence

Alternate Titles

  • "吉他英雄" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "Jita Yingxiong" -- Chinese title

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User Reviews

Works better as a "Family Karaoke" than a game... Indra is engaged (19911) 3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars3.2 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gameplanet Aug 01, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Digital Entertainment News (den) Dec 19, 2005 10 out of 10 100
The Next Level Dec 15, 2005 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
HonestGamers Mar 05, 2006 10 out of 10 100
GameBump/Gaming Horizon Nov 22, 2005 9.5 out of 10 95
PSX Extreme Dec 30, 2005 9.2 out of 10 92
videogamer.com Jun 02, 2006 9 out of 10 90
USA Today Jan 27, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GameSpot Nov 01, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Gamers.at Jul 26, 2006 88 out of 100 88

Forums

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Guitar Hero appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Cancelled Xbox version

The Xbox version of Guitar Hero was being developed by Mad Catz, but they pulled out because of a lawsuit with Konami, meaning that the game was only released on PS2.

References

The knobs on the amplifiers as the game loads go up to 11, rather than 10. This is a reference to a scene in the film This Is Spinal Tap.

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2006 – #3 Best PlayStation 2 Game of the Year
    • 2006 – Biggest Surprise of the Year
    • 2006 – Best Licensed Soundtrack of the Year
    • 2006 – #2 Best Hardware of the Year (for its controller)
  • GameSpy
    • 2005 – #7 PS2 Game of the Year
    • 2005 – Best Party Game of the Year (PS2)
Information also contributed by sgtcook.

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Bill Cook (54) added Guitar Hero (PlayStation 2) on Nov 02, 2005