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GF Rating
8.1

3272 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
10

Perfect

Guitar Hero - When your ready to slash the world

posted by Slammed (BOISE, ID) Feb 10, 2008

Member since Jan 2008

This game is awesome. It is one of the most fun games I have played to date. It is interactive, fun, amusing, and challenging.

At first it was very frustrating trying to play the guitar. Once I got the hang of it I couldn't stop playing this game. The song selection is incredible.

Once you get easy down, you can move ahead to medium, hard, and then expert. So don't think your skill level will ever get boring.

I really only have positive things to tell you about this game. You have to try it!

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Boring

posted by spiniCA (ONTARIO, CA) Feb 1, 2008

Member since Jul 2007

When I first played the game I thought cool, but after the Nirvana song I kept playing songs I hated. Plus there was no option to skip them you had to play them to get more songs. Also, I like games where my mind is challenged, this game seems like a little kids game it insults my intelligence.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Guitar Hero 2: Still King?

posted by ZServ55 (COLUMBIANA, OH) Jan 29, 2008

Member since Aug 2007

Long ago, a young boy had gotten a PlayStation 2 game system. Upon getting it, he played and played every game he could get his hands on, until he saw one called "Guitar Hero." His mother simply said "No," after seeing the price tag of $100. Years later, he would pick it up the sequel, Guitar Hero 2.

When I got Guitar Hero 2 for my PS2, I played it NON-STOP. I picked it up, and played easy mode until I could actually hit maybe 3 notes in a row (which felt like such an achievement at the time). Over the days, and weeks, I would progressively get better. I eventually got a 360, and saw that Guitar Hero 2 was being released for it. I decided not to pick it up, since I had it for PS2 already. A couple months ago, however, Guitar Hero 3 was released on the 360, and I sold my PS2 to get it. It was a great game, but something felt missing. That GH2 feeling. Slowly, I stopped playing it. Rock Band came out, same thing happened, until eventually I caved in and rented Guitar Hero 2 from GameFly.

I honestly do not think I've been that excited over a game I've already played before. Down to the controller, which you use to play, and the song choices (C'mon guys, TROGDOR THE BURNINATOR?!), this game consistently reminds me of just how good it is. Definitely a must have for a fan of Rock Band, or any other Guitar Hero game. If you haven't caught the drift yet, you use a plastic guitar with 5 buttons on it, called frets. You hold these down while pressing the strum bar at a time shown by circles lining up with their counterparts on-screen. If you do it right, you've "Picked" a note. If not, you missed it. As boring as it sounds as a premise, it's certainly one of the best rhythm games available right now, and with 4 Guitar Hero games out you can't ever have too much fun with it. With an excellent soundtrack gameplay, and graphics, Guitar Hero 2, and the series itself, just proves over and over again that small developers can handle the big boys.

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