Common Sense Media says

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

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Adult Written byjtnmom April 9, 2008
Teen, 15 years old Written byjm4392 April 9, 2008
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008

The best guitar hero

This is the best guitar hero the really bad words in the songs are edited like in killing in the name in the original the guy says f**k you i wont do what you told me i dont really care about language their coulve been a naked girl and i wouldnt care k maybe a little
Teen, 13 years old Written bywhats_a_glock April 9, 2008

No other game can hold my attention like this one.

Guitar Hero 2 is a fast-paced rhythm game from Harmonix. The bulk of the game consists of pressing 5 different colored buttons on a plastic guitar-shaped controller's neck in sync with the colored dots flying at you on the screen. at the same time, you strum a lever on the body of the guitar, where you would normally strum on a real one. It may sound repetitive, but the number of skill levels present and the amount of songs included are definitely enough to shell out about $70. I have had this game for at least a year, and I still sit down sometimes to see if I am still as capable as I used to be. It takes a lot of skill and a lot of practice to work the game up to its full potential, but doing it with friends or family can easily make this game all the more exciting.
Teen, 14 years old Written byklaymanbill April 9, 2008

this is awesome

we are geting better. this game has way more than the first one had to offer, and it is better alos, if you dont ahve it get it.
Adult Written bytinadow April 9, 2008
Adult Written bybirdfam April 9, 2008

dangerous lyrics

if this game had differnet songs i would give it a 10! its fun and challenging but several songs are by "death metal and "metalcore" groups whose songs contain very disturbing lyrics re: suicide and phrases such as "destroy yourself, see who gives a ****" even f profanity is edited for game its the contect in these songs that is very disturbing! not ok for ant teen. its beyond me why these songs were included-these are not mainstream groups and with over 40 years of rock history you would think they would have plenty to choose from without introducing teens to these types of bands and dark material.
Kid, 12 years old August 24, 2013

5 Stars

This is a very fun game and kid's will enjoy it. Language is at a minimum, their are a few uses of d***, h***, and a**. There is some smoking and alcohol in rare occasions. This game is fine for kids 6 and up. Have fun peoples.
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 14 years old Written byFlaming Pencil April 28, 2012

How did this get a T rating?!

I once got in trouble for playing this at a friends house; I was 12 at the time, playing a badly-censored cover of "Carry on Wayward Son" by Kansas. Oh, and I am not kidding about the 5 and up rating.
Kid, 11 years old June 25, 2011

awesome game

i think this a great game for pre teens. it has some smoking and people dressed inappropriately. i have been playing guitar hero since i was 9 and i am 11 now and i love this game. i think it would be ok for ages 7 and up.
What other families should know
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Teen, 13 years old Written byHardy330 July 24, 2009


The only real cuss word is " h " , one character is skimpily dressed . But teaches coordination !
What other families should know
Too much sex
Educational value
Kid, 11 years old July 13, 2009


this is the best of the best of the guitar hero series
What other families should know
Too much swearing
Kid, 12 years old June 12, 2009

Unlike the first game, this one has iffy stuff in it

This game is great with better covers, co-op and everything. But even the first song is "Shout at the devil" but that's not the worst, Izzy Sparks has a pentagram going down his notes highway. Some iffy stuff for ages 6 and below.
Teen, 13 years old Written byAudiophile May 24, 2009

Number two in the series.

A great selection of songs for those who like older rock (and some newer but mainly older). I think there is cussing in like one song but thats it. So I'm going to have to say eight and older. Maybe even 9.
Teen, 15 years old Written byTheAmberSpyglass February 27, 2009

The best guitar hero game in the series.

Only two words can describe why this is the best of the soon-to-be 7 games in the guitar hero series. FREE BIRD. It is the very last song in career mode. Sure, some songs on there may have language that might offend but you are too busy to pay attention to the notes. So, if you dont want your kid to like another kind of music other than kiddie rock or Rap, get him/her a guitar hero game, like this one.
Kid, 12 years old November 7, 2008


I love bands like motley crue and guns n roses so natrually i love this game
Adult Written bycmbird April 9, 2008
Kid, 12 years old April 9, 2008

It was the best!

I think that there was a little swearing but, I don't mind it because I was to consintrated no the notes to hear it.
Kid, 9 years old April 9, 2008

i love this game

This game is so damn fun I can hardly speak about it. I dont agree with the assholes that said it was "know your bitchin kid." It is so cool that is my favorite game. You should buy this game for your kid!!!!!
Teen, 15 years old Written byKENISHA April 9, 2008