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Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s (PS2)

Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s (PS2)
alaScore 88

43 reviews

Apr, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 43 reviews of Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s (PS2). The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other PlayStation 2 Games (PS2) for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 2 Games (PS2) the Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s (PS2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Stephen Riach (

Guitar Hero Encore: Rock the 80s


Let's see, I reviewed Guitar Hero II for the PlayStation 2 in November of last year, then the Xbox 360 version this past April, and now Guitar Hero Encore: Rock the 80s again for the PlayStation 2. You might think I'd get tired of this whole Guitar...

I recently criticized the PSP version of PaRappa the Rapper for not offering enough bang for the buck and I'm afraid I'm going to have to do the same here for Guitar Hero Encore: Rock the 80s. Considering it contains less than two thirds of the number...

Aug, 2014

Expert review by : Andrew Thornton (

Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s


Guitar Hero has become an absolute phenomenon since it first released on the PlayStation 2 in the tail end of 2005. Seeing a potential new cash cow, Activision has pumped out four different versions of the title in two years. Of these entries, Guitar...

For years, the standard price of an expansion pack on PC has been $30. There are of course exceptions to this, but by and large, if you buy an expansion pack on the PC, you?re paying a lower-than-normal price. If Activision had done that here, it would...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : James Cunningham (

Guitar Hero Encore Rocks the 80s


Flashy and a bit empty, just like the 80s.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by : Cory Banks (

Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks The 80's..


Harmonix's last Guitar Hero rocks more than The Thompson Twins, but just barely.

If you're jonesing for a new riff to shred while waiting for Guitar Hero III or Rock Band, Rocks The 80's has got enough goods for at least a weekend rental. Recommending the game to casual rockers is more difficult unless you have a deep love of Dio...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Sam Bishop (

Guitar Hero Encore: Flops the 80s


Harmonix's last Guitar Hero game simply reeks of a phoned-in effort and is hardly worth the price of an expansion, let alone a full game.

Reused assets, locales, animations, characters... yeah, it's an expansion alright...

Aug, 2007

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Guitar Hero Encore Rocks the 80s


It was inevitable, really; a successful series like Guitar Hero is almost always destined to have a handful of quickly-thought cash-ins that aim to capitalize on the sudden success of a particular franchise without bringing anything notably new or...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Nicolus Baslock (

Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s (PS2)


At full price, it's hard to recommend this game to even an enthusiast for purchase, but if you're really curious, a rent could be a worthwhile option.

It's Guitar Hero; some of the tracks play great

Many of the tracks are forgettable; the game is really just a stripped down version of Guitar Hero II

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Rick "32_footsteps" Healey (

Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80's


Have you ever picked up a so-called contractually obligated album? It's an album where it's clear that the band can't take the current set-up, but are obliged to do one more CD with the current line-up. My favorite band did one, and while it has some...

I know some people would think this game is just a quick cash-in on the success of two incredible games for the PS2. But that’s not it at all – it’s a quick cash-out so that Harmonix can make Rock Band as awesome as it can be. And it serves...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : JP_Hurh (

Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s Review


Hair band today, gone tomorrow.

More Guitar Hero; Some obscure winners

Many more obscure losers; Full price for a fraction of game; 80s tracks not always guitar heavy

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Mark Smith (

Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80's - ps2


Graphics haven't really improved much beyond what we already saw in Guitar Hero II, so expect the same venues and character designs with some subtle 80's touches thrown in. The lighting, special effects, and cinematic camera angles, including some nice...

Jul, 2007

Product Specifications

The 1980s were a crazy decade when big hair, tight clothes and fresh attitudes ruled the music scene; represented in Guitar Hero Encore: Rock the 80s. Play totally awesome songs from the 1980s with Guitar Hero characters decked out in sweet retro outfits. Turn off that tape deck on your boom box, pick up and play Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s!


Elements:Miscellaneous - rhythm music
ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)
PEGI Content Descriptors:Bad language
PEGI Rating:12+
USK Rating:Freigegeben ohne Altersbeschr


Compatibility:Game console
Model:Encore: Rocks the 80's / Encore: Rocks the 80s
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Guitar Hero


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Sony PlayStation 2
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - miscellaneous / entertainment / educational