Guitar Hero 2 is a 2006 music rhythm game developed by Harmonix and published by RedOctane. It is the sequel to Guitar Hero and was released for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360. The game features a setlist of 64 songs, spanning a variety of rock genres. The songs are played on a plastic guitar controller, which the player uses to mimic the strumming and fretting of a real guitar. The game also features a multiplayer mode, where two players can compete against each other.
The song list for Guitar Hero 2 is a mix of classic rock, heavy metal, and alternative rock. Some of the most popular songs on the list include:
“Shout at the Devil” by Motley Crue
“Heart-Shaped Box” by Nirvana
“Monkey Wrench” by Foo Fighters
“Cherry Pie” by Warrant
“Killing in the Name Of” by Rage Against the Machine
“Crazy on You” by Heart
“Tripping on a Hole in a Paper Heart” by Stone Temple Pilots
“Madhouse” by Anthrax
“Carry Me Home” by Living End
“Beast and the Harlot” by Avenged Sevenfold
The songs on Guitar Hero 2 are all cover versions, with the exception of “Stop!” by Jane’s Addiction, “Possum Kingdom” by The Toadies, “Dead!” by My Chemical Romance, and “John the Fisherman” by Primus. These four songs are based on master recordings.
The gameplay in Guitar Hero 2 is similar to that of the first game. The player uses the guitar controller to strum and fret notes that scroll down the screen. The notes are color-coded, with red notes representing the low E string, orange notes representing the A string, yellow notes representing the D string, green notes representing the G string, and blue notes representing the B string. The player must hit the correct notes in time with the music to score points.
There are four difficulty levels in Guitar Hero 2: Easy, Medium, Hard, and Expert. The difficulty level determines how many notes are on the screen and how fast they scroll. The higher the difficulty level, the more challenging the game becomes.
The Multiplayer Mode
Guitar Hero 2 also features a multiplayer mode, where two players can compete against each other. The multiplayer mode is available for both local and online play. In local multiplayer, two players can play on the same console. In online multiplayer, two players can play against each other over the internet.
The Legacy of Guitar Hero 2
Guitar Hero 2 was a critical and commercial success. It sold over 8 million copies worldwide, making it one of the best-selling video games of all time. The game was praised for its improved gameplay, its larger song list, and its multiplayer mode. Guitar Hero 2 helped to popularize the music rhythm genre and spawned a number of sequels and imitators.
Guitar Hero 2 is a classic music rhythm game that features a great song list, challenging gameplay, and a fun multiplayer mode. The game is a must-have for any fan of rock music.