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Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s is an expansion to the Guitar Hero series. The game was released July 24, 2007 for PlayStation 2 in North America. In Europe it was released on July 28, 2007 under the title Guitar Hero: Rocks the 80s, while it was released in Australia on August 1, 2007.


Main article: Guitar Hero characters

Set list

1. Opening Licks

  • (Bang Your Head) Metal Health - Quiet Riot
  • We Got The Beat - The Go-Go's
  • I Ran (So Far Away) - A Flock of Seagulls
  • Balls To The Wall - Accept
  • 18 And Life - Skid Row

2. Amp Warmers

  • No One Like You - Scorpions
  • Shakin' - Eddie Money
  • Heat Of The Moment - Asia
  • Radar Love - White Lion
  • Because, It's Midnite - Limozeen

3. String Snappers

  • Holy Diver - Dio
  • Turning Japanese - The Vapors
  • Hold On Loosely - .38 Special
  • The Warrior - Scandal
  • I Wanna Rock - Twisted Sister

4. Return Of The Shred

  • What I Like About You - The Romantics
  • Synchronicity II - The Police
  • Ballroom Blitz - Krokus
  • Only A Lad - Oingo Boingo
  • Round And Round - Ratt

5. Relentless Riffs

  • Nothin' But A Good Time - Poison
  • Lonely Is The Night - Billy Squier
  • Bathroom Wall - Faster Pussycat
  • Los Angeles - X
  • Wrathchild - Iron Maiden

6. Furious Fretwork

  • The Hellion/Electric Eye - Judas Priest
  • Police Truck - Dead Kennedys
  • Seventeen - Winger
  • Caught In A Mosh - Anthrax
  • Play With Me - Extreme

Bold designates master track


The game was fairly well received by most professional reviewers. Most complaints were about the game's small set list and high price. The following are some of the game's reviews.

Game Informer: 8.25/10 [1] 7.5/10 [2] [3]

GamePro: 4/5 [4]

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Because, It's Midnite, by the fictional band Limozeen, is the only song on the game not from the 80s.

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