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RedOctane's follow-up to the critically acclaimed rhythm game, Guitar Hero II comes to Xbox 360 and features a huge track list, more venues and new play modes than in the original game, and a goal to rock longer and harder than its predecessor. In this new release 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. Bundle includes wired X-Plorer style guitar controller, guitar strap and decals.

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X-Plorer Guitar Controller included.
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Punk rock playable character sneering in Guitar Hero II
Classic Guitar Hero note highway action.
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Multiplayer action in Guitar Hero II
Single and multiplayer options.
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Character customization in Guitar Hero II
Deep character customization.
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Diverse characters on stage side by side in Guitar Hero II
Diverse playable characters.
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In-game concert venue seen from the crowds view in Guitar Hero 2
Live out your rock & roll dreams through a huge song list and range of venues.
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The Next Chapter in the Guitar Hero Experience
Rock the rhythm, lead, and bass guitar tracks in the follow-up sequel to Guitar Hero, now on Xbox 360. Form your guitar duo and shred riffs cooperatively or go head-to-head in all new multiplayer modes. With over 70 tracks to rock out to, you'll go from Guitar Hero to Guitar god in one press of a fret button. Choose from multiple rock characters and jam at concert venues that grow in size as your rock career progresses. You'll start your rock career playing small clubs and bars, but if you play well you'll work your way up to stadiums and arenas.

Play Modes
Guitar Hero II comes complete with multiplayer modes like: cooperative, Pro Face-Off, and Face-Off, letting two Guitar Heroes conduct their own symphonies of destruction; and an all new practice mode, that allows even Guitar Zeroes to become Guitar Heroes with enough practice.

Your GH2 Set List
Since the Guitar Hero experience is all about the music, Guitar Hero II sets up the tone with a rocking assortment of tunes from different eras that you know and love, as well as others that may be new to you. The complete set list available to players on the Xbox 360 platform includes:

   "Shout at the Devil" - Mötley Crüe    "Mother" - Danzig    "Surrender" - Cheap Trick    "Woman" - Wolfmother    "Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight" - Spinal Tap    "Strutter" - KISS    "Heart-Shaped Box" - Nirvana    "Message in a Bottle" - The Police    "You Really Got Me" - Van Halen    "Carry On Wayward Son" - Kansas    "Monkey Wrench" - Foo Fighters    "Them Bones" - Alice in Chains    "Search and Destroy" - Iggy Pop and The Stooges    "Tattooed Love Boys" - The Pretenders    "War Pigs" - Black Sabbath    "Cherry Pie" - Warrant    "Who Was in My Room Last Night?" - Butthole Surfers    "Girlfriend" - Matthew Sweet    "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" - The Rolling Stones    "Sweet Child O' Mine" - Guns N' Roses    "Killing in the Name" - Rage Against the Machine    "John the Fisherman" - Primus    "Freya" - The Sword    "Bad Reputation" - Thin Lizzy    "Last Child" - Aerosmith    "Crazy on You" - Heart    "Trippin' On a Hole in a Paper Heart" - Stone Temple Pilots    "Rock This Town" - Stray Cats    "Jessica" - The Allman Brothers Band    "Stop!" - Jane's Addiction    "Madhouse" - Anthrax    "Carry Me Home" - The Living End    "Laid to Rest" - Lamb of God    "Psychobilly Freakout" - The Reverend Horton Heat    "YYZ" - Rush    "Beast and the Harlot" - Avenged Sevenfold    "Institutionalized" - Suicidal Tendencies    "Misirlou" - Dick Dale    "Hangar 18" - Megadeth    "Free Bird" - Lynyrd Skynyrd    "Arterial Black" - Drist    "Collide" - Anarchy Club    "Elephant Bones" - That Handsome Devil    "Fall of Pangea" - Valient Thorr    "FTK" - Vagiant    "Gemini" - Brian Kahanek    "Jordan" - Buckethead    "Laughtrack" - The Acro-brats    "Less Talk More Rokk" - Freezepop    "The Light that Blinds" - Shadows Fall    "Mr. Fix-it" - The Amazing Royal Crowns    "The New Black" - Every Time I Die    "Parasite" - The Neighborhoods    "Push Push (Lady Lightning)" - Bang Camaro    "Radium Eyes" - Count Zero    "Raw Dog" - The Last Vegas    "Red Lottery" - Megasus    "Six" - All That Remains    "Soy Bomb" - Honest Bob and the F-to-D Incentives    "Thunderhorse" - Dethklok    "Trogdor" - Strong Bad    "X-Stream" - Voivod    "Yes We Can" - Made in Mexico    "One for the Road" - Breaking Wheel    "Hush" - Deep Purple    "Dead!" - My Chemical Romance    "Billion Dollar Babies" - Alice Cooper    "Salvation" - Rancid    "Possum Kingdom" - Toadies    "Rock and Roll Hoochie Koo" - Rick Derringer    "Life Wasted" - Pearl Jam    "The Trooper" - Iron Maiden    "Drink Up" - Ounce of Self    "Kicked to the Curb" - Noble Rot

Key Game Features

  • X-Plorer Guitar Controller Included - Nothing has ever rocked as hard as the X-Plorer guitar controller. This custom wired guitar controller was designed specifically for the Xbox 360 and modeled after the famous Gibson guitar that is a favorite amongst musicians.
  • Download More on Xbox Live - Guitar Hero II for the Xbox 360 gets turned up to 11 with its downloadable content on Xbox Live. Grab new songs, themes, and picture packs off Xbox Live. Check where you rank on the Guitar Hero II for the Xbox 360 Leaderboard, or play any of the 12 songs that are available for download.
  • Multiplayer Modes - Guitar Hero II multiplayer modes include.
    • Co-op: Players can now get closer to the fantasy and form their own rock band and play cooperatively, one player one lead guitar, the other on bass or rhythm guitar creates a pure rock experience.
    • Pro Face-Off: Players can now play head-to-head and find out who the real Guitar Hero is with both players playing full lead guitar tracks.
    • Face-Off: The classic versus mode from Guitar Hero. Players go head-to-head and share the lead guitar track.
  • Killer Track List - Guitar Hero II for the Xbox 360 features over 70 jaw-dropping tracks that range from metal to classic rock.
  • Practice Mode: A Rock Star’s Best Friend - 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.
  • Characters Born to Shred - The 11 characters in Guitar Hero II for the Xbox 360 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 superstar Lars Umlaut.
  • Venues Built to Rock - 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 for the Xbox 360 features incredible song-specific lighting and intricate sets.
  • X-Plorer Guitar Controller - The Guitar Hero II Bundle ships with the X-Plorer style guitar controller, guitar strap and decals.

Guitar Hero II explodes onto Xbox 360 with over 70 songs and the revolutionary X-Plorer Guitar Controller. Choose from a wild group of rockers and jam at concert venues that grow in size as your rock career progresses. Play with a friend and shred riffs cooperatively, or go head-to-head in multiplayer modes like Pro Face-Off.
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ESRB:  T - (Teen)
Number of Players:  2
Publisher:  RedOctane
Release Date:  April, 2007
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review by . September 16, 2007
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Pros: Great music, great gameplay, easy to pick up. Loads of fun     Cons: Ho-hum graphics     The Bottom Line: Simply put, Guitar Hero II is a must-have for Xbox 360 console owners. Easy to learn and fun to play, this is a good kind of addiction.      Everyone wants be a rock star. Even those who say they don’t are lying. At one time or another, everyone has wished they were a rock star. And this is where Red Octane’s Guitar Hero …
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