Guitar Hero II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . .:Contents:. . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 1.0 Introduction 2.0 Practice Mode 2.1 Tutorials 2.1.1 Tutorial 1 2.1.2 Tutorial 2 2.1.3 Tutorial 3 2.2 Song Practice 3.0 Career Mode 3.1 The Venues 3.2 The Songs 3.2.2 Opening Licks 3.2.3 Amp-Warmers 3.2.4 String Snappers 3.2.5 Thrash And Burn 3.2.6 Return Of The Shred 3.2.7 Relentless Riffs 3.2.8 Furious Fretwork 3.2.9 Face-Melters 3.2.10 Bonus Tracks 3.3 Money Earned 3.4 The Store 4.0 Character List 4.1 Available Characters 4.2 Unlockable Characters 5.0 Achievement List[#ACH] 5.1 List Of Achievements 5.2 How to unlock each achivement 6.0 FAQs [#FAQ] 7.0 Contact Information [#CON] 8.0 Version History [#VER] 9.0 Future Updates [#UPD] 10.0 Songs You Would Like To See On Guitar Hero II ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . .:1.0 Introduction:. . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Hey everybody. This is my second walkthrough on GameFAQs (the first was a Tony Hawks Project 8 guide which is still unfinished, i'll get round to it one day hopefully, i'll try to do better with this walkthrough). As of yet, i haven't decided the best way to list how to play songs, so it has yet to be done. At the moment, the best way appears to be using tabs, but if anybody has suggestions i'd love to hear them. Later versions of this guide will hopefully contain an FAQ section, but at the moment, i haven't recieved enough questions to make it worth while. (Please don't contact me saying you're struggling to play a song, other than coming to your house and playing it, theres not much i can do to help). Finally, i'd love to have some Guitar Hero II ASCII art at the top of the guide, so if anybody could help out with that it'd be a massive help. Hope you enjoy the guide. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . .:2.0 Practice Mode:. . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Firstly, i cannot emphasise how much Practice Mode can help out, especially with the harder difficulty settings. It's a great way to get to know songs from start to finish, or even just to get to grips with a particular section of a song. I think that this is a great feature of the game that should be taken full advantage of. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ .:2.1 Tutorials:. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There are only three tutorials to do in Guitar Hero II and i would definitely take the time to do them, as doing so unlocks an achievement. Each tutorial is broken down into seperate lessons, so i'll write down the name of the tutorial, the in-game description of the tutorial and then a run down of each lesson in each tutorial. The tutorials are: ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2.1.1 Tutorial 1: Basic Lessons ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Description: Just the basics you need to begin playing. Lesson 1: Tuning Guitar This lesson involves listening to a voiceover telling you about the controller and showing you how to use it. You must then strum each note 3 times to progress. Lesson 2: Playing Notes This lesson involves hitting the green note 6 times as you would in game. Lesson 3: Different Notes Just an extension of lesson two really, except more notes are involved. I'm not sure if the sequence of the notes is random, but for me it was green, red, yellow, red, yellow, green, red, red. Lesson 4: Long Notes This basically involves playing 6 long notes. Once again, i don't know if the order of this is random but for me it was green, red, yellow, red, yellow, red. Lesson 5: Chords This lesson involves playing a series of chords (two buttons pressed at the same time). Again, the order could be random but for me it was green + red, green + yellow, red + yellow, green + yellow, green + yellow, green + red. Lesson 6: User Interface This doesn't involve you doing anything. Just listen to the voiceover to complete the lesson and the tutorial. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2.1.2 Tutorial 2: Star Power Lessons ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Description: The secret of Star Power: how to boost it and how to use it. Lesson 1: Star Combos The lesson begins with a little vocal introduction from the voiceover, the lesson itself involves hitting a star power combo in which every note must be hit. The notes which i got were long green, short red, long yellow, short red, long green. Lesson 2: Whammy Bar Begins with an introduction to the whammy bar. The lesson itself entails hitting long yellow, long red, long green. When you are strumming the notes be sure to push the whammy bar in and out as fast as you can in order to achieve Star Power, this completes the lesson Lesson 3: Tilt for Star Power This lesson basically involves tipping the controller upright to activate Star Power then playing the series of notes. The notes are long red, short yellow, long green, long red, long yellow, short yellow, long red, long yellow. Nail all the notes to complete the lesson and the tutorial ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 2.1.3 Tutorial 3: Advanced Techniques ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Description: For experts with hours of practice already. Lesson 1: String Basics Just a vocal lesson, just listen and advance Lesson 2: Hammer-On Fingering: This involves hitting the sequence of green, yellow, red using the hammer-on technique three times, to do this you strum the first string then simply press the buttons for the next two. Do this to advance to the next lesson Lesson 3: Hammer-Ons: This basically involves putting lesson two into practice. You have to hit eight notes to complete the lesson. (Please note, to tell if a note is hammered-on the note on the fret bar will be coloured differently, you should notice this straight away). The sequence you need to play is green, red, red, yellow, green, red, yellow, green, red, yellow, green, red, red, yellow (I know that this is 14 notes, but only the hammered-on notes count, not the strummed notes). Lesson 4: Pull-Off Fingering: This is just like playing a hammer-on in reverse. The lesson involves playing the sequence yellow, red, green three times to advance. Lesson 5: Pull-Offs Just like lesson three, this is about putting the fingering lesson into practice. Only the pulled-off notes count this time and the sequence is red, green, yellow, red, yellow, red, green, yellow, red, green, red, green, yellow, red. Hit this sequence to complete the lesson and the tutorial. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ .:2.2 Song Practice:. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There isn't really much left to say about practice mode, but a few of the features in it include only playing a certain section of a song, being able to practice the bass lines for songs and being able to select the speed of the song which you are trying to play (start slowly and build up if you're having troubles playing). Thats about it for practice. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ . .:3.0 Career Mode:. . ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ .:3.1 The Venues:. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In Guitar Hero II there are eight venues to play in, these are (in the order you unlock them): Midwest, USA - Battle Of The Bands Boston, MA - The Rat Cellar Providence, RI - The Blackout Bar Brooklyn, NY - The Red Octance Detroit, MI - Rock City Austin, TX - Vans Warped Tour Oakland, CA - Harmony Arena England - Stonehenge (Spinal Tap fans will understand..) Obviously, the goal in career mode is similar to the goal of a real band, to make it to the big time. So as you unlock each venue it gets progressively bigger and better. If you're anything like me you wont spend too much time looking at the venue as you'll be too busy looking at the on-screen fret board. Each venue does have its own unique look and the better venues tend to do something special for the encore, which is cool :). ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ .:3.2 The Songs:. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ In easy mode, there are only 35 songs to play, in medium this progresses to 48, i'm not sure if hard and expert have more songs than this at the moment. There are also unlockable tracks, which don't contribute to the overall play of career mode, its just for fun and to boost your career score. Anyway, i'll list all 48 songs that are in medium mode here, along with the artist who made it famous. The songs which do not appear in easy mode will be highlighted with a star * ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3.2.2 Opening Licks (Midwest, USA): ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Surrender by Cheap Trick Possum Kingdom by Toadies Heart-Shaped Box by Nirvana Salvation by Rancid Strutter by Kiss Shout At The Devil by Motley Crue * ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3.2.3 Amp-Warmers (Boston, MA): ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Mother by Danzig Life Wasted by Pearl Jam Cherry Pie by Warrant Woman by Wolfmother You Really Got Me by Van Halen (The Kinks would have been better..) Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight by Spinal Tap * ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3.2.4 String Snappers (Providence, RI): ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Carry On Wayward Son by Kansas Search And Destroy by Iggy And The Stooges Message In A Bottle by The Police Billion Dollar Babies by Alice Cooper Them Bones by Alice In Chains War Pigs by Black Sabbath * ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3.2.5 Thrash And Burn (Brooklyn, NY): ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Monkey Wrench by The Foo Fighters Hush by Deep Purple Girlfriend by Matthew Sweet Who Was In My Room Last Night? by The Butthole Surfers Can't You Hear Me Knockin' by The Rolling Stones Sweet Child O' Mine by Guns 'N' Roses * ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3.2.6 Return Of The Shred (Detroit, MI): ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo by Rick Derringer Tattooed Love Boys by The Pretenders John The Fisherman by Primus Jessica by The Allman Brothers Band Bad Reputation by Thin Lizzy Last Child by Aerosmith * ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3.2.7 Relentless Riffs (Austin, TX): ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Crazy On You by Heart Trippin' On A Hole In A Paper Heart by The Stone Temple Pilots Dead! by My Chemical Romance Killing In The Name by Rage Against The Machine Freya by The Sword Stop by Janes Addiction ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3.2.8 Furious Fretwork (Oakland, CA): ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Madhouse by Anthrax The Trooper by Iron Maiden Rock This Town by The Stray Cats Laid To Rest by Lamb Of God Psychobilly Freakout by The Reverand Horton Heat YYZ by Rush * ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3.2.9 Face-Melters (Stonehenge, England): ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Beast And The Harlot by Avenged Sevenfold * Carry Me Home by The Living End * Institutionalized by Suicidal Tendancies * Misirlou by Dick Dale * Hangar 18 by Megadeth * Freebird by Lynard Skynard * ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 3.2.10. Bonus Tracks (Unlocked In The Store): ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Raw Dog by The Last Vegas Arterial Black by Drist Collide by Anarchy Club Drink Up by Ounce Of Self Elephant Bones by That Handsome Devil Fall Of Pangea by Valient Thorr FTK by Vagiant Gemini by Brian Kahanek Kicked To The Curb by Noble Rot Push Push (Lady Lightning) by Bang Camaro Laughtrack by The Acrobats Less Talk More Rokk by Freezepop Jordan by Buckethead (No, Really.. THAT Buckethead) Mr. Fix-It by The Amazing Royal Crowns The New Black by Every Time I Die One For The Road by Breaking Wheel (Formerly Artillery) Parasite by The Neighborhoods Radium Eyes by Count Zero Red Lottery by Megasus Six by All Thatr Remains Soy Bomb by Honest Bob And The Factory-To-Dealer Incentives The Light That Blinds by Shadows Fall Thunder Horse by Dethlok Trogdor by Strong Bad Email X-Stream by Voivod Yes We Can by Made In Mexico 3.3 Money Earned For A Performance In easy mode, there is no money awarded at all. This doesn't begin until medium difficulty. In medium difficulty the money you can earn is: 3* Performance - $150 4* Performance - $350 5* Performance - $500 Don't worry if you only get a 3* Performance, because when you get the 4* or 5*, the difference will be made up. You also earn money by progressing in the game and unlocking new venues. Which can be spent in the store, which brings us nicely to my next topic.. 3.4 The Store This is where you come to spend your heard earned cash, and theres a lot to choose from! I'l give you a run down of each section of the store, the goods in that section and the price you'll pay for each item. Guitars Gibson X-Plorer - $700 Gibson Les Paul Double Cutaway - $850 Gibson Firebird - $700 Epiphone Coronet - $550 Kramer Vanguard - $700 Gibson Moderne - $850 Gibson Corvus - $550 Gibson ES-335 - $850 Kramer 650 - $700 Gibson EDS-1275 - $950 Gibson Melody Maker - $700 Gibson Sonex 180 - $550 Gibson Marauder - $550 Epiphone Casino - $700 Epiphone Sheraton - $700 Gibson Chet Atkins Country Gentleman - $850 The Fish - $500 The USA - $1000 The Coffin - $1000 Finishes Cayenne Standard - $250 Rose Burst Goddess - $550 Zakk Wylde Custom - $550 Worn White Special - $250 Candy Apple GT - $450 Custom Flame Finish - $550 Natural V2 - $250 New Century Finish - $450 Worn Cherry Finish - $550 Alpine White Finish - $550 (A finish can only be used with a certain model of guitar) Songs The Songs which can be bought are all listed above in the bonus songs section, all the songs cost $550. Characters Clive Winston - $5000 Xavier Stone - $5000 Grim Ripper - $7000 Outfits Johnny Napalm - $2000 Judy Nails - $2000 Izzy Sparks - $2000 Pandora - $2000 Axel Steel - $2000 Eddie Knox - $2000 Casey Lynch - $2000 Lars Umlaut - $2000 Videos Guitar Hero II: Behind The Scenes - $1500 Guitar Hero II: Making Of Songs - $1500 ====================================== 4.0 Character List [#CHA] ====================================== Essentially, every character is the same, there are no stats for different guitarists. They all have different images but thats about the only difference between the quitarists. Anyway, the guitarists in this game are: Johnny Napalm Judy Nails Izzy Sparks Pandora Axel Steel Eddie Knox Casey Lynch Lars Umlaut Clive Winston Xavier Stone The Grim Ripper ============================ 5.0 Achievements List [#ACH] ============================ Guitar Hero II has 50 Achievements to unlock, for a total of 1000 gamer points. In this section i will list all of these achievements and how much gamer points they are worth. 100k Club - Score 100,000 points on a song - 10 GP 200k Club - Score 200,000 points on a song - 10 GP 300k Club - Score 300,000 points on a song - 30 GP 400k Club - Score 400,000 points on a song - 30 GP Champagne Club VIP - Score 500,000 points on a song - 30 GP Roadie - Unlock The Rat Cellar - 10 GP New Kid - Unlock The Blackout Bar - 10 GP Young Gun Unlock Red Octance Club - 10 GP Axe Grinder - Unlock Rock City Theatre - 10 GP Shredder - Unlock Vans Warped Tour - 10 GP Rock Star - Unlock Harmonix Arena - 10 GP Guitar Hero - Unlock Stonehenge - 10 GP Dimebag Darrell Award - Get a 100 note streak - 10 GP Eddie Van Halen Award - Get a 500 note streak - 30 GP Yngwie Malmsteen Award - Get a 1000 note streak - 30 GP Easy Tour Champ - Beat the Easy Tour - 10 GP Medium Tour Champ - Beat the Medium Tour - 30 GP Hard Tour Champ - Beat the Hard Tour - 30 GP Expert Tour Champ - Beat the Expert Tour - 30 GP Sandbox Hero Award - 5* on all songs in Easy - 30 GP Most Likely To Succeed Award - 5* on all songs in Medium - 30 GP Guitarmaggedon Award - 5* on all songs in Hard - 30 GP Start A Real Band Already Award - 5* on all songs in Expert - 30 GP Rock School Grad - Complete All Tutorials - 10 GP Scoremonger Award - Get an 8x Multiplier - 10 GP Perfectionist Award - Get 100% on a song - 30 GP Rock Snob Award - Refuse to play an encore - 10 GP Long Road Ahead Award - Fail a song on Easy - 10 GP Hendrix Award - Beat a song with Lefty Flip on - 10 GP Teachers Pet Award - Practice 3 different songs - 10 GP Saturday Morning Award - Beat Trogdor and Thunder Horse - 10 GP Kick The Bucket Award - Beat Jordan on Expert - 30 GP Gear Head - Buy All Guitars - 30 GP Fanatical Completionist Award - Buy All Guitar Finishes - 30 GP Record Collector Award - Buy all songs - 10 GP Life Of The Party Award - Buy all characters - 10 GP Fashion Plate Award - Buy all outfits - 10 GP Extra Credit Award - View The Credits - 10 GP Big Spender Award - Spend $10,000 at the Store - 10 GP Scenester Award - Beat all unlockable songs - 10 GP Joan and Lita Award - Get a 100 note streak in Co-op - 30 GP Joe and Steven Award - Get a 500 note streak in Co-op - 30 GP Keef and Mick Award - Get a 1000 note streak in Co-op - 30 GP Lennon and McCartney Award - Get an 8x Multiplyer in Co-op - 10 GP Page and Plant Award - Get 100% in a song in Co-op - 30 GP 200k Pair - Get 200,000 points in a song in Co-op - 30 GP 400k Pair - Get 400,000 points in a song in Co-op - 30 GP 600k Pair - Get 600,000 points in a song in Co-op - 30 GP 800k Pair - Get 800,000 points in a song in Co-op - 30 GP Millionaire Pair - Get a million points in a song in Co-op - 30 GP ============================== 6.0 Contact Information [#CON] ============================== MSN/email: firstname.lastname@example.org X-Box Live Gamer Tag: hopton13 Feel free to add me on either of these accounts. ========================== 7.0 Version History [#VER] ========================== Version 1.0 - May 2nd 2007 Added Intro, Practice Mode, Career Mode, Character List, Achievement List, Contact Information and Version History Sections. Put search function in place. Version 1.1 - May 3rd 2007 Changed Layout Of Guide, changed search function, changed intro, added to the practice section (put tutorial walkthroughs in place). Changed the layout of the career section. ========================= 8.0 Future Updates [#UPD] ========================= * An FAQ Section * Guides on how to play songs * Guides on how to unlock each achievement 9.0 Songs you would like to see on Guitar Hero Ok, this section is just for fun really, theres songs i'm sure each different person would like to see on Guitar Hero II. If you put in any songs you'd like to see in the game when you get in contact, i'll post them in the guide, just to see what people would like :). In case your wondering, the song i'd pick is "Hey, It's Your Funeral Mama" by Alexisonfire :).