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Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s
7.1 out of 10

Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s

Rock out with your jock out in this 1980s edition of the blockbu Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s

GamesRadar
24 June 2012
  • Pros: Still incredibly fun, The songs you remember, Ripping it with Grim
  • Cons: Not knowing some tunes, Fewer features & less polish, Paying full price
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Overall 8
7.5

Guitar Hero Encore: Rock the 80s

Game Over Online
19 December 2007
  • Excerpt: Let’s see, I reviewed Guitar Hero II for the PlayStation 2 in November of last year, then the Xbox 360 version this past April, and now Guitar Hero Encore: Rock the 80s again for the PlayStation 2. You might think I’d get tired of this whole Guitar Hero phenomenon, but you’d be wrong.
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The award-winning series continues to rock on!

Common Sense Media
1 December 2007
  • Summary: Parents need to know there is no violence, sexual content, or swearing in this game, though some lyrics might offend including Accept's "Balls to the Wall" and the Vapors' "(I Think I'm) Turning Japanese.
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Overall 8
8.0

Guitar Hero Encore: Rock the 80's

Playstation Illustrated
30 November 2007
  • Excerpt: Guitar Hero is back! This time though, Guitar Hero: Rocks the 80's is not really a major version, but more of a genre installment. You'll see all the same stages and six of the same characters, but they've been retro-fitted to look perfectly at home in the 80's.
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Overall 8
7.5

PS2 Review - 'Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s'

WorthPlaying
22 October 2007
  • Summary: Guitar Hero: Rocks the 80s will feature visually stunning retro rock venues and hipster characters, unlockable guitars, intense game play modes, and most importantly 30 awesome new songs to experience the ultimate rock star fantasy.
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Overall 5
5.0

Expert Review

GamesAreFun
5 October 2007
  • Excerpt: To some, the 80s aren’t really the greatest time in music history, but there are still plenty of good songs to be found. Before the release of
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Expert Review

The Laser
5 October 2007
  • Summary: The game uses essentially the same engine and many of the same rock band environments as you've seen in GHII, though some of the decorations and posters have been changed to reflect the time period, which is a nice touch.
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Guitar Hero: Rock the 80s

swapgame
28 September 2007
  • Excerpt: It's time to dig out your Gibson-shaped guitar peripheral, tape up your fingers and get ready to rock out in your living room once again. This time, however, you might want to grow your hair, put on a bandanna, buy some fingerless gloves and maybe dig out something with shoulder pads.
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Overall 6
6.0

Guitar Hero: Rocks The 80s

D+PAD
28 August 2007
  • Excerpt: Music and games, two extremely popular and entertaining pastimes that if were to ever bond together, would bond like a 99 flake in an ice cream cone. And whilst we’ve only really started to see this bond over here for the last year or so, across the waters in Japan these ‘rhythm’ games are just as...
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Overall 3
3.0

Guitar Hero Encore: Flops the 80s

TotalPlayStation.com
13 August 2007
  • Conclusion: Here's a dumb idea: rushing an expansion by regurgitating nearly all of the original game and delivering minimal compelling content. Here's a dumber one: charing $10 more than normal so unsuspecting consumers will pad your fiscal third quarter.
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