Great new selection of tracks on this addictive game.
Having unleashed the worlds most delirious rhythm-action game, the developers of Guitar Hero have sensibly opted to avoid fixing what plainly aint broke. But while GHII is virtually identical to its hallowed predecessor, the selection of tracks you can strum along to isnt quite as satisfying.
Although the first game featured rock standards hard-wired into every Brits brain - Ace Of Spades! Ziggy Stardust! Killer Queen! the sequel doesnt boast as many unforgettable numbers. And while the bands featured are all bang on the money Guns N Roses, Spinal Tap and The Rolling Stones for starters the tracks donated by those acts arent always their most famous or loved.
Still, theres nothing like the spine-tingling excitement of playing to an appreciative imaginary audience, and the opportunity to crunch out Nirvanas Heart-Shaped Box and The Stooges Search And Destroy are worth the asking price alone. So why only four stars? Because theres no place for Sting in video games, and the inclusion of Message In A Bottle is an unspeakable travesty.