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Guitar Hero [With Guitar Controller] (PS2)

Guitar Hero [With Guitar Controller] (PS2)
alaScore 91

70 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 70 reviews of Guitar Hero [With Guitar Controller] (PS2). The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, 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 [With Guitar Controller] (PS2) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by: Sal 'Sluggo' Accardo (

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith


The series' first artist-focused title isn't bad... if only it wasn't so skimpy on the songs.

Some great song choices, including "Walk This Way," "Sweet Emotion," and "Always on the Run

Far too few songs for a full-price game; no online features; graphically weakest of available versions

Graphically, it should be obvious that Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is just a reskinned version of GH3. There's a new cartoon intro featuring the group, and when you play Aerosmith songs, the usual band is replaced with in-game replicas of the Beantown five....

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Brian Beck (

Guitar Hero 2 (XBOX 360) Review


I's not really sure when the whole rhythm game genre exploded, though I'm willing to put most of my money on the DDR series. The game was pretty unique – instead of just pressing buttons in time with the music, you danced around and pressed the buttons...

A game like Guitar Hero 2 is a hard to give a score to. While it seems to be horribly simplistic on the surface, the game doesn't reward you like most games do. You're not going to get more powerful guitars or more powerful characters (you will get...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Daniel Hirshleifer (

Guitar Hero 2


Developer Red Octane hit a home run with Guitar Hero, a rhythm game that you played with a guitar-shaped controller. The game, while sounding silly in concept, turned out to be a blast when fully executed. After all, who doesn't dream of being a rock...

The Conclusion: Guitar Hero II is a truly remarkable game, and any system on which it appears is a system worth owning. With the exception of one or two minor controller issues, everything about the game has been improved for the Xbox 360. So what are...

Apr, 2007

Expert review by: Kelly Heckman (

Guitar Hero 2 Review


There's a little known event outside of gaming circles, it's known as the DICE Summit. You can think of it as the Academy Awards of the gaming industry. Last year, the two top winners were both PS2 titles: the first was God of War - a violent action...

The true beauty of this sequel lies in the multi-player features. No longer does it play like Dueling Banjos. Now, each song has a Lead and Bass/Rhythm option. The difficulty by player can also be set. You finally have the feeling of playing together...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: Caleb Newby (

Guitar Hero 2 (PS2) Review


The sequal to the smash hit is finally here... but is it better than ever? Check out the review that's arguably less painful than trying to pass Freebird on your 6th (or 7th, or 8th) try!

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: John Yan (

Guitar Hero 2


Guitar Hero was a smash hit on the PlayStation 2 and you know that a sequel was bound to come out. I had a great time with the first one and wanted more. Well, it's finally here and Red Octane has yet another hit on their hands in Guitar Hero II.

It adds a few new features and has the great gameplay from the first. Fans of the first will love the second one and new to the series will enjoy the features that help them get into the game.

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: Joel (

Guitar Hero 2


Each year there is usually one or two games that come out and just manage to really take the market by storm. Examples of this have been games like

It is not very often that you actually get even more excited by a franchise by its second game, even with the first being as big of a hit as it was. Guitar Hero II continues this amazing legacy that really no other music game has even come close to...

Nov, 2006

Expert review by: Ed Zitron (

Guitar Hero 2


Editor's Note: I marked this as a rental since it's obvious this title is not a carte blanche purchase for everyone.

Nov, 2006

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Expert review by: Mark Smith (

Guitar Hero - ps2


Guitar Hero also features 17 additional tracks by various up-and-coming indie bands that can be unlocked as you progress through the game. The hit single “Fire It Up” by Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society and Graveyard BBQ's “Cheat on the Church”, which...

Nov, 2005

Expert review by: Stephen Riach (

DJ Hero 2


While it might not have achieved the commercial success Activision was hoping for when it was released last year, DJ Hero did manage to breathe new life into a music rhythm genre that was beginning to choke on a growing number of plastic guitars. For...

DJ Hero 2 improves upon its predecessor in every way. The Empire mode adds depth to the single player experience; freestyle scratching, sampling and crossfading adds an empowering new layer to gameplay; and the inclusion of Party Play and the DJ Battle...

Product Specifications

Guitar Hero II is a rhythm-based music game that builds on the award-winning success of Guitar Hero. Shred Lead, Rhythm or Bass Guitar tracks in over 6 modes of play on over 55 licensed rock and roll songs all on a custom guitar-shaped controller. As with the previous games in the series, this game successfully fulfills the fantasy of what it's like to be a rock star. Grab a friend and form your own rock band in Co-op Mode! One player shreds on the lead guitar and the other jams on either the bass or rhythm guitar. Want to see who can rule the stage the best? Go head-to-head with a friend in Pro Face-Off mode. The 11 characters in Guitar Hero II are as fun and unique as the music they play! Guitar Hero II features three new Guitar Heroes: The rockabilly-greaser Eddie Knox, the beautiful (but tough) Casey Lynch, and the Scandinavian metal super-star Lars Umlaut. Go from a cramped high school gym all the way to a huge outdoor festival at Stonehenge! Each of the 8 venues in Guitar Hero II features incredible song-specific lighting and intricate sets. It's going to take some practice to sell out stadiums and have fans screaming your name! With Practice Mode, budding rock stars can pick any song, and practice specific sections, and even slow it down.


Elements:Miscellaneous - music maker / Miscellaneous - rhythm music
ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)


Compatibility:Game console
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