Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s (PS2) – Review

Rocks the 80s - CoverOnce Guitar Hero II came out, Activision suggested that they would continue to develop the series, not only into Guitar Hero III, but also as genre-specific expansions. Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s is the first of these expansions, and while it delivers the strong gameplay that the series still has, it feels like a quick modification of the existing Guitar Hero II engine with the addition of several tracks from the 1980s, doing minimal work to improve the appearance, and yet still end up charging a new game price for it. Additionally, the shorter set list, while containing some notable 80s entries, is lacking in punch and really doesn’t help to make the game a must-have at the moment.

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