Guitar Hero II (Xbox 360) by Activision

Guitar Hero II (Xbox 360) by Activision Box Art

North Amercian Release Date: April 3, 2007.

Average Overall Score:
9.30 / 10

I play mostly rhythm guitar, but I am also trained in classical guitar, and a little of lead guitar playing. Anyway, I was really excited about this game because I had played a little bit of it back at CES earlier this year. To finally be able to spend time with the game was really a prospect I was looking forward to."

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RedOctane’s follow-up to the critically acclaimed rhythm game. Guitar Hero II features a brand-new and expanded track list, more venues and new play modes, and aims to rock longer and harder than its predecessor. RedOctane has once again teamed up with veteran music game developer Harmonix for the sequel, and is using famed recording studio WaveGroup for its music production, who also recorded the covers for the licensed tracks in the original Guitar Hero. The game’s all-important track list encompasses all forms of rock and metal music including classic rock, "hair metal", heavy metal, modern rock and alternative rock. In total, Guitar Hero II features more than 55 songs. New modes include a multiplayer co-op mode where players can play not only the lead guitar track, but rhythm or bass as well, allowing players to take on two different sections of the song simultaneously. Supports the Guitar Hero SG controller.


Tuesday, April 3, 2007


100K Club
Get 100,000 points in a song.
200K Club
Get 200,000 points in a song.
300K Club
Get 300,000 points in a song.
400K Club
Get 400,000 points in a song.
Champagne Room V.I.P.
Get 500,000 points in a song.
Unlock Rat Cellar.
New Kid
Unlock Blackout Bar.
Young Gun
Unlock RedOctane Club.
Axe Grinder
Unlock Rock City Theater.
Unlock Vans Warped Tour.
Rock Star
Unlock Harmonix Arena.
Guitar Hero
Unlock Stonehenge.
Dimebag Darrell Award
Get a 100 note streak.
Eddie Van Halen Award
Get a 500 note streak.
Yngwie Malmsteen Award
Get a 1000 note streak.
Easy Tour Champ
Beat the Easy tour.
Medium Tour Champ
Beat the Medium tour.
Hard Tour Champ
Beat the Hard tour.
Expert Tour Champ
Beat the Expert tour.
Sandbox Hero Award
Earn five stars on all songs in the Easy tour.
Most Likely to Succeed Award
Earn five stars on all songs in the Medium tour.
Guitarmaggedon Award
Earn five stars on all songs in the Hard tour.
Start a Real Band Already Award
Earn five stars on all songs in the Expert tour.
Rock School Grad
Complete all tutorials.
Scoremonger Award
Get an 8x multiplier.
Perfectionist Award
Get 100% notes hit on a song.
Rock Snob Award
Refuse to play an encore.
Long Road Ahead Award
Fail a song on Easy.
Hendrix Award
Beat a song with lefty flip on.
Teacher's Pet Award
Practice three different songs.
Saturday Morning Award
Beat Trogdor and Thunder Horse.
Kick the Bucket Award
Beat Jordan on Expert.
Gear Head Award
Buy all guitars.
Fanatical Completionist Award
Buy all guitar finishes.
Record Collector Award
Buy all songs.
Life of the Party Award
Buy all characters.
Fashion Plate Award
Buy all outfits.
Extra Credit Award
View the credits.
Big Spender Award
Spend $10,000 at the store.
Scenester Award
Beat all the unlock songs.
Joan & Lita Award
Get a 100 note streak in Cooperative.
Joe & Steven Award
Get a 500 note streak in Cooperative.
Keef & Mick Award
Get a 1000 note streak in Cooperative.
Lennon & McCartney Award
Get an 8x streak in Cooperative.
Page & Plant Award
Get 100% notes hit on a song in Cooperative.
200K Pair
Get 200,000 points on a song in Cooperative.
400K Pair
Get 400,000 points on a song in Cooperative.
600K Pair
Get 600,000 points on a song in Cooperative.
800K Pair
Get 800,000 points on a song in Cooperative.
Millionaire Pair
Get 1,000,000 points on a song in Cooperative.

User Reviews

Score: 93
Overall User Average: 9.33 / 10 (93.0%)
Gameplay User Average: 9.67 / 10
Graphics User Average: 7.33 / 10
Sound User Average: 9.00 / 10
Date reviewed: June 14, 2007.

Overall: This is Definitly my favorite game on the PS2. It never gets boring.I am very good at this game. I am on Expert Career right now.

Gameplay: The Gameplay is just like the first one. Strum and hold down fret button at the same time. One thing that I liked was all the new guitars and outfits you could unlock. I like the Snakoctapuss or something like that.
Graphics: Good, but visuals arent one of the big things for this game. Even though the charecter Desighn is very good, I don't really care for them. I just love the gameplay.
Sound: I like the songs on this game, but I don't think the song list was as good as the first one.
Suggestions: I would like, in guitar Hero 3, to have all the songs from the first and second one, to be on the third one, including some new songs.

Overall: 100 %
Gameplay: 100 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 90 %

Guitar Hero II News

Guitar Hero II Stand Alone Pack Coming to the UK
Activision is set to release a software-only version of 2007’s Guitar Hero II for Xbox 360 in the UK.

In Game Content: Guitar Hero II
The My Chemical Romance Pack is now available for download on the Xbox Live Marketplace. The pack includes "Teenagers," "Famous Last Words" and "This is How I Disappear."

E3: Guitar Hero Track Pack 4 Released
Today a new track pack was announced for Guitar Hero today on Major Nelson’s blog. Track Pack 4 will cost you 500 Microsoft Points ($6.25) and includes three sweet tunes.

E3: Weekly DLC Planned for Rock Band
MTV Games and Harmonix have revealed their plans to release weekly download content for EA-published Rock Band, introducing new full-length albums to the game.

More Guitar Hero II Content Soon
Posting on the official Guitar Hero website, forum admin 'rodith' told the game's fans to "look for something to come down the pipeline around the July timeframe".

Activision Rolls Out Guitar Hero III Details
Activision has announced that Guitar Hero III will feature wireless guitar peripherals, expanded online multiplayer modes and artists’ original recordings when the game hits stores this fall.

New Guitar Hero II Songs Now Downloadable
The game has only recently hit stores, but this hasn't stopped Activision and RedOctane from releasing three new content packs, each containing three rocking tracks.

Guitar Hero II Thrashes Onto Shelves
Guitar Hero II is finally out on the Xbox 360, and now there’s nothing to stand between you and high resolution rock-gaming.

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