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Guitar Hero Smash Hits

Platform(s): PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii, Xbox 360
Genre: Rhythm
Publisher: Activision
Developer: Beenox Studios
Release Date: June 16, 2009

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'Guitar Hero Smash Hits' (ALL) Partial Tracklist Revealed - Screens

by Rainier on April 16, 2009 @ 10:09 a.m. PDT

Turn down the lights, crank up the amps and prepare to command center stage as some of the most famous AND infamous tracks from Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero II, Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s and Guitar Hero III step into the spotlight in the most epic, full band jam session to-date -- Guitar Hero Smash Hits.

Turn down the lights, crank up the amps and prepare to command center stage as some of the most famous AND infamous tracks from Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero II, Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s and Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock step into the spotlight in the most epic, full band jam session to-date -- Guitar Hero Smash Hits, presenting the best of the best to music video game aficionados so they can join together with guitar, bass, drums and vocals and rock to master tracks of their favorite Guitar Hero music.

Featuring 48 master recordings, Guitar Hero Smash Hits delivers exciting online and offline gameplay modes including Band Career and 8-player “Battle of the Bands,” which allows two full bands to compete head-to-head online. In Guitar Hero Smash Hits players’ rock n’ roll fantasies turn to realities as they create their rocker, compose their music and share it with the world through the innovative Music Studio, GHTunes and robust Rock Star Creator gameplay modes first introduced in Guitar Hero World Tour.

Music and video game fans alike can visit the official website to cast their votes for which previous Guitar Hero game they would like the set list unveiled from first. Each week, a portion of the Guitar Hero Smash Hits set list will be revealed based on which prior game captures the most votes.


Guitar Hero Greatest Hits will feature 48 master tracks, including the following tracks from the first Guitar Hero game:

  • Pantera - “Cowboys From Hell (Live)”
  • Franz Ferdinand - “Take Me Out”
  • Queens Of The Stone Age - “No One Knows”
  • Joan Jett & The Blackhearts - “I Love Rock N’ Roll”
  • Boston - “More Than A Feeling”
  • White Zombie - “Thunder Kiss '65”
  • Blue Öyster Cult - “Godzilla”
  • Helmet - “Unsung (Live)”
  • Queen - “Killer Queen”
  • Incubus - “Stellar”
  • Ozzy Osbourne - “Bark At The Moon”
  • Deep Purple - “Smoke On The Water”
  • The Donnas - “Take It Off”
  • The Exies - “Hey You”

Key Features:

  • Play alone or as a full band and rock out to 48 of some of the hottest fan-favorite tracks from Guitar Hero’s original guitar-centric games: Guitar Hero, Guitar Hero II, Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s and Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.
  • Video game fanatics can expand to full band and for the first time ever strum, drum and belt out some of their favorite Guitar Hero songs as master tracks on all gaming systems as they jam along to updated note tracks and all-new gameplay for the drum controller and microphone.
  • Guitar Hero Smash Hits features the most memorable songs from Guitar Hero games together in one epic setlist, comprised of all master recordings including, “Them Bones” by Alice in Chains, Queen’s “Killer Queen,” “Nothin’ But A Good Time” by Poison, Rage Against The Machine’s “Killing in the Name,” “I Wanna Rock” by Twisted Sister, Joan Jett and The Blackhearts’ “I Love Rock N Roll,” Heart’s “Barracuda” and Guitar Hero III favorite Dragonforce’s “Through the Fire and Flames.”
  • Rock through fantastic locations with Guitar Hero favorites and play at eight new venues based on wonders of the world, including the Amazon, Polar Ice Caps and the Grand Canyon.
  • Guitar Hero Smash Hits features the Music Studio, GHTunes and the Rock Star Creator first made famous in Guitar Hero World Tour. Create your own hits in Music Studio, share them online with GHTunes and watch your created superstar shred and drum to your soon-to-be breakout hit. With difficulty levels ranging from “Beginner” mode, introduced in Guitar Hero World Tour to the difficult-to-master “Expert+” mode first seen in Guitar Hero Metallica, Guitar Hero Smash Hits is accessible for all players.

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