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  • Summary: Strap on your Guitar Hero SG controller, plug-in, and CRANK IT UP. Guitar Hero creates all the sensations of being a rock star, as you rock out to 30 of the greatest rock anthems of all time and more. Soundtrack includes songs as made famous by such legendary artists as the Red Hot Chili Peppers, David Bowie, Boston, Sum 41, Ozzy Osbourne, Audioslave, White Zombie, Franz Ferdinand, and The Ramones. So kiss that air guitar goodbye and get ready to rock. Features over 30 of the greatest rock songs of all-time. 4 difficulty levels (Easy, Medium, Hard, and Expert). 6 venues that range from basement parties to sold out stadiums. 8 different characters that each offer their own look and unique style of playing, from metal head to classic rocker. Two-player mode that offers tons of multiplayer fun. [Red Octane] Expand
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  1. I'm beyond impressed with this game. It retains a lot of guitar technique and doesn't cater to the attention-span challenged, dance-game crowd.
  2. It’s a simple idea, but the best ones always are.
  3. There is no other way to describe Guitar Hero other than it’s a fantastic game that’s a blast to play.
  4. In a year of gaming filled with sequels and formulaic games, Guitar Hero raises the bar on innovation.
  5. This is exactly what video games are all about: putting us into the shoes of people with abilities we only wished we had. Guitar Hero offers the chance to become exactly that, kidding you into believing that you could jam with Hendrix if only you put your mind to it. And if he wasn't dead.
  6. It should also be said that the recording that went into the tracks is fantastic. Harmonix did an amazing job of pumping the sound from just a stereo signal in a way that absolutely fills the room with rock.
  7. I can see me playing this game again and again, because it's not just about nailing each song once, but really thrashing through the chords.

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  2. Negative: 5 out of 81
  1. Sep 5, 2012
    8
    This game is pretty good. I am reviewing this at a time where guitar hero has been bankrupted. The venues in this game are maybe the best ever. The music has great picks but then you have all covers where on Killer Queen its off key, Take Me Out the guy sounds creepy at times and Steller has a weird starting. This game is worth a buy. Collapse

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