Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

The award-winning series continues to rock on!

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 4 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 4 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 2+

the game is decent and the soundtrack is somewhat original for the 80's, I guess...

I've played the game with friends, family, and children, so it's a family-friendly. I don't care about the rating system (ESRB), I think that's a joke to begin with. I don't like a form of a censorship, but whatever. It doesn't matter as long if you're having fun. No one, I MEAN REPEAT NO ONE READS THE LYRICS WHEN YOU'RE HAVING FUN WITH EVERYONE AROUND YOU. The soundtrack? I think it's decent to begin with. There's Oingo Boingo, The Dead Kennedys, Iron Maiden, glam metal (White Lion, Extreme, Winger, Ratt, Skid Row, Twisted Sister, Faster Pussycat - the majority of them stereotypical), The Scorpions, Dio, etc. The rest I could careless for you. I would say some parts are not generic for the 80's, well, the rest are the definition at points. There you go.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 10+

Great Game!!

Very good game...also very fun to play as a family. Watch out for some little small curse words though! Also, if you want this game for free or any game go to: Enjoy!

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 2
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Release date: July 23, 2007
  • Genre: Music & Dance
  • ESRB rating: T for Lyrics
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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