Guitar Hero

Game review by Chris Jozefowicz, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Addictive rock 'n' roll party for tweens and up.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 11 reviews

Kids say

age 7+

Based on 29 reviews

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age 6+

Guitar Hero Review

This is a fun-filled game for sharp-minded children/teens and even adults! Music is for everyone and should be shared and enjoyed in many different ways. I believe that this game inspired me to continue with music and pursue it as a career! Guitar Hero gives personality to non-musicians and can even be a kick-start to starting younger kids off with learning an instrument. Games that are also like this would be rock band, which features different instruments such as Bass Guitar, Drums, and Vocals. This is a more interactive game and can be fun for more than just a two-person, PS2 game. I grew up with a PS2 and when I got this game for the first time, I played every single song on the game until I beat it! It was addicting and I loved the concept of the game and the songs are a mixture of a lot of different artists and genres. There's a song for everyone to enjoy on it!

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Easy to play/use
not rated for age

If you've got the money, buy it for sure.

Incredible fun. As stated in the Common Sense Media review the game requires a special guitar controller that is packaged with the game, and it really makes the experience just that much better. On the content, it is really just making fun of the stereotypical rock n' roll imagery. After one of the tutorials groupies and a "video" are mentioned. Some songs such as David Bowie's classic "Ziggy Stardust" contain mild language... but does it matter? No. A buy if you're willing to drop the dough.

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 2
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Red Octane
  • Release date: January 6, 2006
  • Genre: Arcade
  • ESRB rating: T for Mild lyrics
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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