Final Songs Announced for Guitar Hero: Rocks the 80s

Activision, Inc. today announced that Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s has gone gold and will be available on July 24 exclusively for the Playstation 2 computer entertainment system. The company also announced nine additional songs to be included in the latest installment of the critically acclaimed franchise.

Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s will feature visually stunning retro rock venues and hipster characters, unlockable guitars, intense game play modes, and 30 awesome new songs to experience the ultimate rock star fantasy. The final nine tracks added to the initial list include:

  • Caught in a Mosh (Anthrax)
  • Balls to the Wall (Accept)
  • Electric Eye (Judas Priest)
  • Los Angeles (X)
  • Police Truck (Dead Kennedys)
  • We Got the Beat (Go Go's)
  • (I Think I'm) Turning Japanese (Vapors)
  • Seventeen (Winger)
  • Because, it's Midnite (by Limozeen)

Previously announced tracks include:

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

Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s, rated T for Teen by the ESRB, is published by RedOctane and developed by Harmonix. For more information, please visit the dedicated community site

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month**

Join now for unlimited access

US pricing $3.99 per month or $39.00 per year

UK pricing £2.99 per month or £29.00 per year 

Europe pricing €3.49 per month or €34.00 per year

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Prices from £2.99/$3.99/€3.49

Guitar World Editors

Since 1980, Guitar World has brought guitarists the best in-depth interviews with great players, along with exclusive lessons, informative gear reviews and insightful columns that help guitarists grow and excel on their instrument. Whether you want to learn the techniques employed by your guitar heroes, read about their latest projects or simply need to know which guitar is the right one to buy, Guitar World is your guide.