Guitar Hero 2

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  • Cheat mode

    At the main menu, quickly press Blue, Yellow, Orange, Red, Yellow, Orange, Red, Yellow, Red, Yellow, Red, Yellow, Red, Yellow, Red, Yellow to unlock all guitars, songs, videos, and cheats. Saving the game will be disabled, and you must turn off the Xbox 360 to disable its effect. In the PAL version, press Blue, Yellow, Orange, Red, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Yellow, Blue, Yellow, Blue, Yellow, Blue, Yellow, Blue, Yellow at the main menu. -From: DeShaun Levy

  • Guitarist uses Air Guitar

    At the main menu, quickly press Yellow, Blue, Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Blue. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Repeat this code to disable its effect. In the PAL version, press Blue, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Yellow(2) at the main menu.

  • Guitarist has flaming head

    At the main menu, quickly press Orange, Yellow(2), Orange, Yellow(2), Orange, Yellow(2), Blue, Yellow(2), Blue, Yellow(2). If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Repeat this code to disable its effect. In the PAL version, press Yellow(2), Orange, Yellow, Orange(2), Yellow, Orange at the main menu.

  • Audience has eyeball heads

    At the main menu, quickly press Yellow, Orange, Blue(3), Orange, Yellow. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Repeat this code to disable its effect.

  • Audience has monkey heads

    At the main menu, quickly press Orange, Yellow, Blue(2), Yellow, Orange, Blue(2). If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. Repeat this code to disable its effect. In the PAL version, press Yellow(2), Blue, Orange, Yellow(2), Blue, Orange at the main menu.

  • Hyper Speed mode

    At the main menu, quickly press Blue, Orange, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Orange, Yellow(2). If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. In this mode, the frets will move faster. Repeat this code to disable its effect. In the PAL version, press Yellow, Orange, Blue, Orange, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Orange at the main menu.

  • Performance mode

    At the main menu, quickly press Blue(2), Yellow, Blue(2), Orange, Blue(2). If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear. In this mode, everything disappears except for the performance. In the PAL version, press Yellow(2), Orange, Yellow(2), Blue, Yellow(2) at the main menu.

  • Pro Face-Off mode

    Successfully complete Career mode on the Medium difficulty setting to unlock Pro Face-Off mode. This mode allows two players to play all the notes.

  • Bonus basses

    Successfully complete the indicated task in Co-op mode to unlock the corresponding bass at the shop for Co-op mode:

      Gibson Cherry SG: Successfully complete 10 songs.
      Gibson Cream SG: Get a golden five star rank on all 40 original songs.
      Gibson Grabber: Successfully complete 20 songs.
      Gibson Natural Maple Grabber: Get a golden five star rank on every song.
      Gibson Natural Thunderbird: Get a five star rank on all of the regular songs.
      Gibson Thunderbird: Successfully complete 30 songs.
      Hofner Sunburst Classic : Get a five star rank on every song including the bonus songs.
      Musicman Lava Pearl Stingray: Successfully complete 21 songs with a five star rank.

  • Bonus guitars

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding guitar at the shop:

      Battle Axe: Successfully complete Career mode on the Expert difficulty setting.
      Casket: Successfully complete Career mode on the Medium difficulty setting.
      Fish: Successfully complete Career mode on the Easy difficulty setting.
      Eyeball: Get a five star rank on all songs on the Hard difficulty setting.
      Snaketapus: Successfully complete Career mode on the Hard difficulty setting.
      The Log: Get a five star rank on all songs on the Expert difficulty setting.
      U.S.A.: Get a five star rank on all songs on the Easy difficulty setting.
      Viking: Get a five star rank on all songs on the Medium difficulty setting.

  • Bonus songs

    Successfully complete the indicated task on the Medium or higher difficulty setting to unlock the corresponding song:

      Shout At The Devil: Successfully complete the first set and do the encore.
      Tonight, I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight: Successfully complete the second set and do the encore.
      War Pigs: Successfully complete the third set and do the encore.
      Sweet Child O' Mine: Successfully complete the fourth set and do the encore.
      Last Child: Successfully complete the fifth set and do the encore.
      Stop: Successfully complete the sixth set and do the encore.
      YYZ: Successfully complete the seventh set and do the encore.
      Free Bird: Successfully complete the eighth set and do the encore.

  • Gold four stars

    Hit every note in a song but strum an extra time whenever you get a 4x multiplier.

  • Easy Hendrix Award achievement

    This achievement is earned by completing a song with the lefty flip on. This is difficult. Try laying on something (bed, chairs, couch) and look at the screen upside down. Even with the lefty flip on, while you are laying upside down the notes will seem to appear as normal and you can get the achievement easily.

    Get a mirror and position it to where you can see the screen with it. Then, turn left flip on. This is a good way to get the achievement without switching hands.

  • Achievements

    Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points:

      100K Club (10 points): Get 100,000 points in a song.
      200K Club (10 points): Get 200,000 points in a song.
      300K Club (30 points): Get 300,000 points in a song.
      400K Club (30 points): Get 400,000 points in a song.
      Champagne Room V.I.P. (30 points): Get 500,000 points in a song.
      Roadie (10 points): Unlock Rat Cellar.
      New Kid (10 points): Unlock Blackout Bar.
      Young Gun (10 points): Unlock RedOctane Club.
      Axe Grinder (10 points): Unlock Rock City Theater.
      Shredder (10 points): Unlock Vans Warped Tour.
      Rock Star (10 points): Unlock Harmonix Arena.
      Guitar Hero (10 points): Unlock Stonehenge.
      Dimebag Darrell Award (10 points): Get a 100 note streak.
      Eddie Van Halen Award (30 points): Get a 500 note streak.
      Yngwie Malmsteen Award (30 points): Get a 1000 note streak.
      Easy Tour Champ (10 points): Beat the Easy tour.
      Medium Tour Champ (30 points): Beat the Medium tour.
      Hard Tour Champ (30 points): Beat the Hard tour.
      Expert Tour Champ (30 points): Beat the Expert tour.
      Sandbox Hero Award (30 points): Earn five stars on all songs in the Easy tour.
      Most Likely to Succeed Award (30 points): Earn five stars on all songs in the Medium tour.
      Guitarmaggedon Award (30 points): Earn five stars on all songs in the Hard tour.
      Start a Real Band Already Award (30 points): Earn five stars on all songs in the Expert tour.
      Rock School Grad (10 points): Complete all tutorials.
      Scoremonger Award (10 points): Get an 8x multiplier.
      Perfectionist Award (30 points): Get 100% notes hit on a song.
      Rock Snob Award (10 points): Refuse to play an encore.
      Long Road Ahead Award (10 points): Fail a song on Easy.
      Hendrix Award (10 points): Beat a song with lefty flip on.
      Teacher's Pet Award (10 points): Practice three different songs.
      Saturday Morning Award (10 points): Beat Trogdor and Thunder Horse.
      Kick the Bucket Award (30 points): Beat Jordan on Expert.
      Gear Head Award (30 points): Buy all guitars.
      Fanatical Completionist Award (30 points): Buy all guitar finishes.
      Record Collector Award (10 points): Buy all songs.
      Life of the Party Award (10 points): Buy all characters.
      Fashion Plate Award (10 points): Buy all outfits.
      Extra Credit Award (10 points): View the credits.
      Big Spender Award (10 points): Spend $10,000 at the store.
      Scenester Award (10 points): Beat all the unlock songs.
      Joan & Lita Award (30 points): Get a 100 note streak in Cooperative.
      Joe & Steven Award (30 points): Get a 500 note streak in Cooperative.
      Keef & Mick Award (30 points): Get a 1000 note streak in Cooperative.
      Lennon & McCartney Award (10 points): Get an 8x streak in Cooperative.
      Page & Plant Award (30 points): Get 100% notes hit on a song in Cooperative.
      200K Pair (30 points): Get 200,000 points on a song in Cooperative.
      400K Pair (30 points): Get 400,000 points on a song in Cooperative.
      600K Pair (30 points): Get 600,000 points on a song in Cooperative.
      800K Pair (30 points): Get 800,000 points on a song in Cooperative.
      Millionaire Pair (30 points): Get 1,000,000 points on a song in Cooperative.

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