Gaming Steve

November 2, 2005

Guitar Hero to Rock Your PlayStation 2

Guitar HeroSamba De Amigo was one of the very first rhythm games ever released way back in June 2000 (six months before Dance Dance Revolution came to the states) and although it received excellent reviews it didn't sell that many copies. Not only was it a Dreamcast exclusive (ouch) but perhaps there just wasn't that large of a demand for a maracas simulator. But for the handful of people who actually played the game had a memorable time as the maracas were a lot of fun and multiplayer was a blast.

Well move over Samba De Amigo ... you have meet your match!

The new PlayStation 2 game Guitar Hero arrives in stores today and it comes with its very own guitar controller! Now that is just freaking cool. So far the reviews have been excellent with GameSpot saying "Guitar Hero plays fantastically, it has great music, and, for a change, it's a rhythm game that's accessible to beginners." The game's music selection contains tons of headbanging rock, and it was developed by Harmonix, makers of the fantastic rhythm games Frequency and Amplitude, need I say more?

The only downside? The price of the Guitar Hero Bundle (game and controller) is a little expensive at $70, but if history is any indication of games with crazy special controllers usually retain their "ebay value" over time. And with $60 Xbox 360 games right around the corner $70 doesn't seem that expensive ... did I mention that it comes with freaking guitar!

If you've ever been interested in the rhythm genre, this is the game to buy. Get it now!

Posted by Gaming Steve at 1:00 AM | Comments (9) | Posted to PlayStation 2 | Review |  Add this story to  Stumble It!  Submit this story to Digg!

that looks rad!! and some of my very favoutite songs are listed there. Too bad I dont have a ps2.

Posted by Devilmachine at November 2, 2005 3:25 AM

Look pretty good anyone know the price in £'s?

Posted by Brian at November 2, 2005 11:51 AM

While the music is a really good imitation of the original songs, I wish we could have had the original artists. And its not a REAL guitar, but still pretty sweet.
In addition to what Steve wrote, Red Octane has a 2 guitar bundle for $109.
I told my wife I wasn't buying anything until the 360 launches, but, damn, this is testing my willpower.

Posted by SurfMurph at November 2, 2005 11:52 AM

I didn't see that two guitar bundle, that is very cool (you can also get the guitar controller without the game for just $40). The songs are all covers, but they sound amazing and the song selection is fantastic (I love hard rock).

Posted by Gaming Steve at November 2, 2005 12:06 PM

Sorry, I should have given the link to the 2-guitar bundle. It's

Posted by SurfMurph at November 2, 2005 12:57 PM

Meh. I'd rather save the money for a better real guitar. It really isn't too hard to learn if you're persistent.

Posted by Eagleon at November 2, 2005 10:15 PM

how this game didnt come out for the regular xbox

Posted by joe at January 19, 2006 6:59 PM

This guitar hero game is great. It has cool songs and the Gibson SG is a cool idea.THIS GAME ROCKS

Posted by chris at March 21, 2006 4:28 PM

I played this when it first came out and was blown away, here we are 6 months later and I still play it as if it were the first day (more often than the original Metal Gear Solid)! Great controller adaptation, multiplayer, and singleplayer action. I had to buy a new controller because I wore out the original that came with my game!!! Definitely a major score from redoctane.

Posted by VegasCivic at May 6, 2006 7:51 PM