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Guitar Hero II with X-Plorer Wired Guitar Controller (Xbox 360)

by Activision
Xbox 360
 Ages 12 and Over
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)

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  • Includes the X-Plorer wired guitar controller and Guitar Hero II (Xbox 360) game disc.
  • Rock out with over 60 tracks from bands like Van Halen, Foo Fighters, and more.
  • Form a two-person band in cooperative mode or compete in pro face-off mode.
  • With Xbox LIVE, download new songs, themes, and picture packs.
  • Unlock achievements and post your scores on the Xbox LIVE Guitar Hero II leaderboard.


Game Information

  • Platform:   Xbox 360
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 12 and Over Suitable for 12 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 12. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 12 years of age or over.
  • Media: Video Game

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  • ASIN: B000MVGO9I
  • Item Weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Release Date: 5 April 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (36 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 12,773 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

Guitar Hero II lets you become a virtual guitar god in one press of a fret button. Use the included Gibson X-Plorer controller to rock the rhythm, lead, and bass guitar track on more than 60 songs (including 10 exclusive to the 360 version). Practice mode helps you rise rapidly from guitar zero to hero. In no time, you’ll be able to show your skills to the world by unlocking special Guitar Hero II Xbox LIVE achievement points and posting your scores to the Xbox LIVE leaderboard. You’ll also be able to download themes, picture packs, and--most importantly--new songs through Xbox LIVE Marketplace. Guitar Hero II also features cooperative and pro face-off modes, letting two guitar heroes conduct their own symphonies of destruction.

Track List
Aerosmith - Last Child
Alice in Chains - Them Bones
All That Remains - Six
Allman Brothers - Jessica
Anarchy Club - Collide
Anthrax - Madhouse
Artillery - One For the Road
Avenged Sevenfold - Beast and the Harlot
Bang Camaro - Push Push (Lady Lightning)
Black Sabbath - War Pigs
Brian Kahanek - Gemini
Buckethead - Jordan
Butthole Surfers - Who Was in My Room Last Night
Cheap Trick - Surrender
Count Zero - Radium Eyes
Danzig - Mother
DETHKLOK - Thunder Horse
Dick Dale - Misirlou
Drist - Arterial Black
Every Time I Die - The New Black
Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench
Freezepop - Less Talk More Rokk
Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child O' Mine
Heart - Crazy on You
Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives - Soy Bomb
Iggy Pop and the Stooges - Search and Destroy
Jane's Addiction - Stop
Kansas - Carry on Wayward Son
Kiss - Strutter
Lamb of God - Laid to Rest
Living End - Carry Me Home
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Free Bird
Made in Mexico - Yes We Can
Mathew Sweet - Girlfriend
Megadeth - Hangar 18
MEGASUS - Red Lottery
Motley Crue - Shout at the Devil
Nirvana - Heart-Shaped Box
Police - Message in a Bottle
Pretenders - Tattooed Love Boys
Primus - John the Fisherman
Rage Against the Machine - Killing in the Name Of
Reverend Horton Heat - Psychobilly Freakout
Rolling Stones - Can't You Hear Me Knockin'
Rush - YYZ
Shadows Fall - The Light That Blinds
Spinal Tap - Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight
Stone Temple Pilots - Tripping on a Hole in a Paper Heart
Stray Cats - Rock This Town
Strong Bad - Trogdor
Suicidal Tendencies - Institutionalized
Sword - Freya
That Handsome Devil - Elephant Bones
The Acrobrats - Laughtrack
The Amazing Royal Crowns - Mr. Fix-It
The Las Vegas - Raw Dog
The Neighborhoods - Parasite
Thin Lizzy - Bad Reputation
VAGIANT - FTK
Valient Thorr - Fall of Pangea
Van Halen - You Really Got Me
Voivod - X-Stream
Warrant - Cherry Pie
Wolfmother - Woman

Product Description

Guitar Hero II explodes onto Xbox 360 with over 70 songs and the revolutionary X-Plorer Guitar Controller. Choose from a wild group of rockers and jam at concert venues that grow in size as your rock career progresses. Play with a friend and shred riffs cooperatively, or go head-to-head in multiplayer modes like Pro Face-Off.

New for Xbox 360: This version of Guitar Hero II includes the X-Plorer Guitar Controller, additional songs, and downloadable content.

Killer soundtrack: Rock out with with over 70 jaw-dropping tracks, including You Really Got Me, War Pigs, Beast and the Harlot, Crazy on You, Carry On Wayward Son, Heart-Shaped Box, Killing in the Name, Sweet Child O Mine, Message in a Bottle, Shout at the Devil, and Surrender.

Content downloads: With Xbox Live, grab new songs, themes, and picture packs. Download exclusive songs and check where you rank on the Guitar Hero II leaderboard.

Multiplayer: Grab a friend and form your own rock band in Cooperative Mode. Want to see who can rule the stage? Go head-to-head with a friend in Pro Face-Off mode. Practice mode: It`s going to take some practice to sell out stadiums and have fans screaming your name.


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4.7 out of 5 stars
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars will it rock you? 6 April 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
i picked up this game today and have spent the last 4 hours playing it non-stop. Within minutes me and friends were blasting our way through some classic rock tracks. I play regular guitar but am having a blast playing along side some amazingly well covered version of famous songs. Friends who have never held a guitar before were equally impressed and able to play.

Graphics are crisp and clean and adequate - but they aren't really something that you will pay too much attention too. The user interface is neat and easy and the guitar controller is just perfect (i'm left handed and you have the ability to switch the guitar to "lefty" mode at the start of each song which was a great help). The quality of the songs is second to none - I had trouble distinguishing them from the real thing; they are varied in style and the difficulty ranges from easy to utterly impossible so I don't think longevity is a problem.

The only dissapointment is the lack of Live multiplayer option - something i really hope is addressed. The price is more than justified with the inclusion of the controller which makes this game so much fun

In summary - this game is going to bring everyone round the xbox, few games I've played have had such a reaction or the ability to put such a cheesy smile on peoples faces. Go get it.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Watch out Jimmy Page 14 April 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I had played this on the PS2 at a party and thought it was great fun while waiting behind a queue of adult guitar heroes for my turn. And it was. So when I saw the xbox version, I took the plunge.

Set up is dead simple and you'll be playing within minutes, and although initially you feel it could take forever to learn even the basic stuff, the game soon pulls you in with your score and competence slightly increasing with every song. More than that though, it's just great fun and had me laughing out loud as the game seemed to try it's hardest to make it just that wee bit beyond my present ability. Typing this, I'm itching to go back and have another go to see if I can finally manage that first song on Easy level! I had a look at some of the Expert level stuff and wondered can anyone ever get to that level? I bet they can, but by that time they will have forgotten what it is to have a life.

A brilliant game from the word go, I'm looking forward to hours of not quite mindless entertainment on this, which is what all the best games are about.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Rock'o'rama! 9 April 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I can't really say anything that any of the fine people to review this before me haven't. I'd just like to reinforce how absolutely essential this game is. I bought it the other day about an hour after playing the ps2 version at a friends house and have not stopped playing it since! The only quibble I have is that, when attempting to "rock out" (flip-up-the-controller thing)it might take a few tries and seems a lot less sensitive than the ps2 version. Then again maybe it's just mine. Forget your fancy graphics, storylines and headshots. All you need is your xplorer, some space and a *lot* of practice.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Years of fun 7 May 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
I've waited months and months for this to come out, and it was worth every second! It starts off easy, with a good training mode, then they crank it up little by little until you really feel like you're rocking out.

It's a brilliant game for a night in with some mates, as there's something for everyone to have a go at, and there's so many songs you won't get bored for ages.

Longevity is pretty good too, as the harder levels require a lot of practice.

You won't notice the time slipping by until your fingers start to hurt and your eyes are dry from staring at the telly.

Don't just sit there, go buy it!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars IT ROCKS 11 April 2007
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
This is quite simply a truly ingenious, highly addictive game which I cant praise highly enough. Taking on the interactive music genre started off by Segas Samba De Amigo the games interface and controls are simple to pick up but nigh on impossible to master. The choice of music is great and the sense of achievment when you pull off a riff is huge. Since buying this game for my daughter I cant get off it, both my nephews are so into it they are actually starting to learn to play the real thing. The only problem with the real thing is that itll be some time before Im playing in front of a packed out stadium.Genius!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars COOL 31 July 2007
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I have worshipped Guitar Hero since it came out. Every time I went to my mate's house I demanded a go on it and we would spend the whole sunny day indoors, me gleefully playing along through the whole playlist. GH 2 comes out and I demand goes on that, and when it's anounced for 360 I order one as soon as I can scrape the money together.
Now it isn't just a now and again treat however, I have noticed some problems. The game is way too short on medium and the difficulty gap between medium and hard is way too large. There is no happy average setting really. I am completely stuck on set 6 on hard.
The playlist now seems quite small after playing it through over and over, and the downloadable stuff is very limited. Also, the Explorer shaped guitar makes it a little less comfortable than the PS2 SG, but this is no big problem.
But despite these minor troubles, this is a fantastic and original game well worth your money.
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5.0 out of 5 stars happy with purchase
Came next day, happy with purchase!
Published 3 months ago by Curt Bull
3.0 out of 5 stars Product was fine
Product arrived on time and in one piece which is a good start on any purchase, this game was a fond favourite of my university house so lots of great memories coming back. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Jimbo
3.0 out of 5 stars Great!
Amazing, works 100% perfect no problems comes with everything except stickers which i don't care about to be honest :) thank you!
Published on 18 April 2011 by slayeramazon29179
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Fun
I bought this game after having so much fun with Guitar Hero 3. From a personal point of view I thought the track listing wasn't as good as no.3 but still rocked. Read more
Published on 16 April 2008 by T. Williams
4.0 out of 5 stars GH2 great but you can see the improvements made to get GH3
bought this the other day after completing gh3. was expecting much the same addictive gameplay as gh3 and wasnt dissapointed. Read more
Published on 5 April 2008 by J. Smith
3.0 out of 5 stars mind blowing
well, its scary, not a game I would usually go on, as I am a mucical disaster waiting 2 happen, but, with the controller being so large i couldn't resist picking up and playing,... Read more
Published on 24 Mar 2008 by Crumpton
5.0 out of 5 stars guitar heros
i bought this game for my kids. i did not know i was buying the best game ever, scince xmas my house has been full everyone is totally addicted its the best game ive ever... Read more
Published on 28 Dec 2007 by Mr. Alexander M. Gallacher
5.0 out of 5 stars thinking about the whole price??
I bought this game on a impulse buy and it really paid off. being able to rock out to beauties like R.A.T.M - killing in the name and guns and rose - sweet child of mine. Read more
Published on 15 Nov 2007 by P. Whttingham
5.0 out of 5 stars If I could give it 6 stars I would
This game is utterly utterly brilliant you MUST buy it!!! Totally addictive and throughly enjoyable. Get your mates round, get the beers in and ROCK ON!!!
Published on 5 Sep 2007 by J. Waxman
5.0 out of 5 stars Lets get Rocking
Guitar Hero is the game you want to get for xbox 360, forget about other games such as Gears of War or Bioshock if you truely want a game that you will sit playing for hours this... Read more
Published on 30 Aug 2007 by Cc Hatt
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