Guitar Hero: Van Halen

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Guitar Hero returns with another band focused title, Guitar Hero Van Halen. The game features 25 classic Van Halen tracks, three signature Eddie Van Halen guitar solos, and 19 hand-picked guest acts.

Specifications

Manufacturer Activision Blizzard
Mfg Part# 95795
SKU 212636800
UPC 047875957954
UPC 14 00047875957954
Format PlayStation 2
Reviews
ReviewSource IGN.com
Review Some rock stars don't know when to call it quits and retire. Stardom of days gone by comes knocking at the door and the allure of easy money on a reunion tour can't be passed up. All the band has to do is go through the motions and the millions come pouring in. The same criticisms could be leveled at Guitar Hero Van Halen -- a game starring a band that has seen its better days injected into a franchise that has already seen three previous releases this year. The result is a train wreck. Simply going through the motions isn't enough. Not for a band and not for a videogame...It would be tough to pick a major band that is more irrelevant to popular culture today than Van Halen. The band that wowed arenas filled with screaming fans in the '80s through the virtuoso guitar work of Eddie Van Halen and on-stage antics of David Lee Roth is best known by the youth of today through kitchy references in Adam Sandler and Judd Apatow films. The majority of Van Halen's catalog has fallen into obscurity by all but the most ardent fans...Of course, the Career mode was only named that out of tradition. There is no career here. You don't play at classic Van Halen venues or follow their rise to stardom. You just work your way through a list of tunes earning stars. All of the bells and whistles added for Guitar Hero 5 are not here. There are no song challenges or interesting gigs. There aren't even any behind the scenes videos or interviews with the band like there were in Guitar Hero Aerosmith or Metallica. Some tracks have extra facts that can be read while listening to the songs, but not all of them. "Hot for Teacher" is one missing extra info. Talk about phoning it in.
Reviewer Erik Brudvig
ReviewRating 5
Features
Custom Support: The game supports Expert+ drum gameplay.
Features Songs By Guest Acts: Queen, Queens of the Stone Age, Tenacious D, the Offspring, Third Eye Blind, Weezer, Yellowcard and many more.
GHTunes: Compose your own music with GHTunes.
Multiplayer: Rock out with up to four players locally or battle other bands with up to 8 players.
Rock Star Creator: Play as one of the four members of Van Halen or create your own personalized superstar with Rock Star Creator and watch your superstar party on stage.
Van Halen Music: Rock to 25 classic Van Halen hits, three signature Eddie Van Halen guitar solos, and 19 scorching guest acts.
Features
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 95795
Manufacturer Activision Blizzard, Inc
Product Name Guitar Hero Van Halen
Brand Name Activision
Platform Supported PlayStation 2
Features Play in eight original venues specifically designed for Guitar Hero Van Halen. Rock around the globe, from a small club in Los Angeles to arenas around the world. With tracks ranging from the high-energy "Jump" to the legendary guitar solo "Eruption," the easy-to-play, difficult-to-master game play that Guitar Hero fans have grown to love is back in Guitar Hero Van Halen. Play as one of the four members of Van Halen or create your own personalized superstar with Rock Star Creator and watch your superstar party on stage.
Software Name Guitar Hero Van Halen
Software Sub Type Entertainment
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 95795
Manufacturer Website Address www.activision.com
Manufacturer Activision Blizzard, Inc
Product Name Guitar Hero Van Halen
Brand Name Activision
Platform Support PlayStation 2
Features Play in eight original venues specifically designed for Guitar Hero Van Halen. Rock around the globe, from a small club in Los Angeles to arenas around the world. With tracks ranging from the high-energy "Jump" to the legendary guitar solo "Eruption," the easy-to-play, difficult-to-master game play that Guitar Hero fans have grown to love is back in Guitar Hero Van Halen. Play as one of the four members of Van Halen or create your own personalized superstar with Rock Star Creator and watch your superstar party on stage.
Software Name Guitar Hero Van Halen
Software Sub Type Entertainment
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Rating Descriptor Mild Lyrics / Mild Suggestive Themes
Product Attributes
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Game Format PlayStation 2
Game Genre Simulation
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Robert Workman, GameDaily.com The song selection will keep you and your friends happy...

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