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Tuesday July 3, 2007 5:01 pm

Guitar Hero ‘80s Final Tracks Unveiled

Guitar Hero II 80s EncoreThe list of songs that will appear in Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the ‘80s has been fully revealed with the announcement of the final eight, making for a total of 30 songs. Overall, the list isn’t terrible; it’s got a mixture of everything, from A Flock of Seagulls to The Vapors to Dio, but it just seems to be lacking any true flavor. It feels like a completely random selection of ‘80s songs, as opposed to, say, a really sweet group of ‘80s songs or one that captures a particular aspect of ‘80s music.. We still don’t have any official word on why Bow Wow Wow’s “I Want Candy” disappeared after being seen in earlier builds of the game.

The game is set for release on PlayStation 2 on July 24 at a full retail price of $49.99. Nothing has been announced, but 360 Guitar Hero II owners might be seeing a downloadable content package (read: lots of microtransactions) later this year containing these songs.

The newly announced songs:

  • Anthrax’s “Caught In A Mosh”
  • Accept’s “Balls to the Wall”
  • Judas Priest’s “Electric Eye”
  • Dead Kennedy’s “Police Truck”
  • X’s “Los Angeles”
  • The Go Gos’ “We Got the Beat”
  • The Vapors’ “Turning Japanese”
  • Winger’s “Seventeen”
  • Limozeen’s “Because, it’s Midnite”

And the songs we already knew about:

  • .38 Special’s “Hold On Loosely”
  • Scorpions’ “No One Like You”
  • Oingo Boingo’s “Only a Lad”
  • White Lion’s “Radar Love”
  • Krokus’ “Ballroom Blitz”
  • Scandal’s “The Warrior”
  • The Romantics’ “What I Like About You”
  • Iron Maidens’ “Wrath Child”
  • Skid Row’s “18 and Life”
  • Faster Pussycat’s “Bathroom Wall”
  • Billy Sqier’s “Lonely is the Night”
  • Poison’s “Nothing But a Good Time”
  • Extreme’s “Play With Me”
  • Eddie Money’s “Shakin”
  • The Police’s “Synchronicity II”
  • A Flock of Seagulls’ “I Ran”
  • Ratt’s “Round and Round”
  • Quiet Riot’s “Metal Health”
  • Dio’s “Holy Diver”
  • Asia’s “Heat Of The Moment”
  • Twisted Sister’s “I Wanna Rock”

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