This new video game allows you to destroy your enemies using Epiphone guitars

Hi-Fi Rush
(Image credit: Bethesda Softworks)

In many ways, the launch of Guitar Hero in 2005 set the precedent for the intersection of the worlds of guitar and video games, and those worlds have continued to collide ever since. 

And while Guitar Hero was a straight-up pick-up-a-guitar-shaped-controller-and-play-along type deal, guitar-centric video games have, naturally, evolved over the years. Take Hi-Fi Rush, for example, a new title developed by Tango Gameworks, which sees the player wield an arsenal of Epiphone electric guitars to bludgeon enemies to death. Yes, really.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.