Parents' Guide to

Guitar Hero II

By Chris Jozefowicz, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Rock-'n'-roll party returns, better than ever.

Game PlayStation 2 2006
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Kids say (10):

The Guitar Hero formula is so much fun that even if a sequel were nothing but a collection of new songs, it would still be worth playing. With two guitar controllers, Guitar Hero II is one of the most fun party games in ages. Single players will find a great new addition in the practice mode: On higher difficulty setting, the songs become very difficult. This time around, the songs even seem a bit faster on easier levels, making the game a potential challenge to new players.

Here's the bottom line: Guitar Hero II is just as much of a blast as the original. Players who missed the first game will find the sequel to be a friendly game even for the musically challenged, thanks to the practice mode. And players who already have the first game and have friends to play with may wish to consider spending a bit more for a second controller to go with the new game. Long live rock 'n' roll!

Game Details

  • Platform: PlayStation 2
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Release date: November 21, 2006
  • Genre: Music & Dance
  • ESRB rating: T for Lyrics
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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