When Guitar Hero: Aerosmith was announced early in 2008, I just rolled my eyes and thought “great Aerosmith is jumping on the Guitar Hero bandwagon”. I must admit I wasn’t very excited about this game.
When the opportunity to pick this game up for half price (with wireless guitar) for the Playstation 3, I couldn’t pass it up. Oddly enough, a game that was just an afterthought at one point for me, has quickly become one of my favorite games for the Playstation 3.
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith does a good job of mixing Aerosmith classic songs along with tunes from bands that influenced, or were influenced by Aerosmith. Unlike some of the past Guitar Hero games, the majority of the songs are master recordings by Aerosmith, and the original bands that recorded them. This makes the gaming experience a much more enjoyable one.
There are also a bunch of live interview clips with Aerosmith, talking about their random history. I enjoyed seeing those brief clips in the game.
The songs in this game are a lot of fun to play, and the guitar dual with Joe Perry is a blast. If you are an Aerosmith fan, you are going to love this game. If you have never listened to an Aerosmith song in your life, this game will make you a fan. I highly recommend this extremely fun and addictive video game for the Playstation 3.
Rating: Out of 10
“Draw the Line”
“Livin’ on the Edge”
“Love in an Elevator”
“Bright Light Fright”
“Back in the Saddle”
“Toys in the Attic”
“Train Kept A-Rollin'”
“Sex Type Thing” – Stone Temple Pilots
“Cat Scratch Fever” – Ted Nugent
“Always on the Run” – Lenny Kravitz featuring Slash
“Hard to Handle” – Black Crowes The Black Crowes
“Walk This Way” – Run-D.M.C. featuring Aerosmith
“King of Rock” – Run-D.M.C.
“She Sells Sanctuary – The Cult
“Complete Control” – The Clash
“Personality Crisis” – New York Dolls
“I Hate Myself for Loving You” – Joan Jett
“All Day and All of the Night” – The Kinks
“Dream Police” – Cheap Trick
“All the Young Dudes” – Mott the Hoople
Guitar Hero Encore Rocks the 80’s is the third installment of the Guitar Hero Series.
This game has the best track listing yet, with 16 tracks of 80’s metal, plus 14 additional tunes from the 80’s!
If you have played Guitar Hero II, you will find that the club scenes are exactly the same, which is a bit of a disappointment.
The game itself is quite fun, although a bit too easy (in the easy mode). I was able to whip through the complete song list in a couple of hours, hitting 5 stars on every song, in the first or second try.
I have been playing this game since it first came out, and have enjoyed each new installment. Guitar Hero Encore, Rocks the 80’s is the perfect game for the 80’s hard rock fan.
I can’t think of a better way to get in touch with your inner rock star!
Rating: Out of 5
Quiet Riot – Metal Health
Accept – Balls To the Wall
Skid Row – 18 and Life
Scorpions – No One Like You
White Lion – Radar Love
DIO – Holy Diver
Twisted Sister – I Wanna Rock
Krokus – Ballroom Blitz
RATT – Round and Round
Faster Pussycat – Bathroom Wall
Poison – Nothing But a Good Time
Iron Maiden – Wrathchild
Judas Priest – Electric Eye
Winger – Seventeen
Anthrax – Caught In A Mosh
Extreme – Play With Me
The Dead Kennedys – Police Truck
X – Los Angeles
Billy Squier – Lonely Is The Night
.38 Special – Hold on Loosely
The Police – Synchronicity II
Oingo Boingo – Only a Lad
The Romantics – What I Like About You
The Vapors – Turning Japanese
Scandal – The Warrior
Eddie Money – Shaken’
Asia – Heat of the Moment
Flock of Seagulls – I Ran
The Go Gos – We Got The Beat
Because It’s Midnight – Limozeen