Guitar Hero II Cheats and Secrets for the Xbox 360

Cheats, Hints, Tips, and Secrets for Guitar Hero II on the Xbox 360 Console

NEW YORK - APRIL 11: Musician Gene Simmons plays guitar with Guitar Hero II champion J.W. McNay at Virgin Megastore in Times Square to help launch Guitar Hero II on XBOX 360 on April 11, 2007 in New York City
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Guitar Hero II is the second in a series of music-based video games where you use a guitar-shaped controller to play lead, bass, and rhythm guitars as notes for various rock songs scroll across the screen. Cheats in Guitar Hero allow you to unlock songs and speed up the game, among other functions. 

Enter cheats for Guitar Hero II on the Xbox 360 on the main menu, where you will see options for career and quick-play modes.

 In career mode, you create a band and select a guitarist from a list of eight available characters. Quick-play mode—as the name implies—gives you a faster way to start playing a song by selecting the character, venue, guitar, and guitar skin based on the song you have chosen.

Guitar Hero Cheats

You do not need to hold the select button to enter a cheat; simply enter it at the main menu screen. It should take around three seconds to enter a code.

Performance Mode: Cheat code: Blue, Blue, Yellow, Blue, Blue, Orange, Blue, Blue

Enables Hyperspeed: Blue, Orange, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Orange, Yellow, Yellow

Unlock All Songs: This is the unlock-all-songs cheat for the PAL (European) version of the game: Blue, Yellow, Orange, Red, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Yellow, Blue, Yellow, Blue, Yellow, Blue, Yellow, Blue, Yellow. 

Unlock All Songs: This is the unlock-all-songs cheat for the NTSC (U.S.) version of the game.​ ​Blue, Yellow, Orange, Red, Orange, Yellow, Red, Yellow, Red, Yellow, Red, Yellow, Red, Yellow, Red, Yellow.

 

Monkey Head Crowd: Orange, Yellow, Blue, Blue, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Blue

Flaming Heads: Orange, Yellow, Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Yellow, Blue, Yellow, Yellow, Blue, Yellow, Yellow

Air Guitar: Yellow, Blue, Yellow, Orange, Yellow, Blue

Eyeball Head Crowd: Yellow, Orange, Blue, Blue, Blue, Orange, Yellow

    Special Notes

    • Guitar hero cheats from the PS2 version do not work on the Xbox 360.
    • Using Guitar Hero II cheats might not affect the earning of achievement points.
    • Reentering a cheat code for Guitar Hero II will result in deactivating the cheat.
    • You can have more than one cheat active at the same time.

    Guitar Hero 2 Unlockables

    The following special guitars can be unlocked in Guitar Hero II:

    Air Guitar: Use the cheat code listed above.

    Axe Guitar: Beat Expert Mode.

    Casket Guitar: Beat Medium Mode.

    Eyeball Guitar: Earn five stars in every song on Hard Mode.

    Fish Guitar: Beat Easy Mode.

    Snaketapus Guitar: Beat Hard Mode.

    The Log Guitar: Earn five stars in every song on Expert Mode.

    USA Guitar: Earn five stars in every song on Easy Mode.

    Viking Guitar: Earn five stars in every song on Medium Mode.

    Bonus Guitar Hero II Songs

    Guitar Hero II features 10 songs that are only available on the Xbox 360, including two songs that you will need to unlock by buying them in the game (using the game's money system).

    "Billion Dollar Babies"—Alice Cooper
    "Dead!"—My Chemical Romance
    "Hush"—Deep Purple
    "Life Wasted"—Pearl Jam
    "Possum Kingdom"—Toadies
    "Rock 'n' Roll Hoochie Koo"—Rick Derringer
    "Salvation"—Rancid
    "The Trooper"—Iron Maiden
    "Drink Up"—Ounce of Self (unlockable song)
    "Kicked to the Curb"—Noble Rot (unlockable song)

    Achievements

    The following achievements can be unlocked in Guitar Hero 2 on the Xbox 360 video game console. To unlock any of the following achievements, simply complete the task indicated below.

    100K Club—​10 gamerscore points.
    Get 100,000 points in a song.

    200K Club—10 gamerscore points.
    Get 200,000 points in a song.

    300K Club—​30 gamerscore points.
    Get 300,000 points in a song.

    400K Club—​30 gamerscore points.


    Get 400,000 points in a song.

    Champagne Room V.I.P.—30 gamerscore points.
    Get 500,000 points in a song.

    Roadie—​10 gamerscore points.
    Unlock Rat Cellar.

    New Kid—​10 gamerscore points.
    Unlock Blackout Bar.

    Young Gun—​10 gamerscore points.
    Unlock RedOctane Club.

    Axe Grinder—10 gamerscore points.
    Unlock Rock City Theater.

    Shredder—10 gamerscore points.
    Unlock Vans Warped Tour.

    Rock Star—​10 gamerscore points.
    Unlock Harmonix Arena.

    Guitar Hero—​10 gamerscore points.
    Unlock Stonehenge.

    Dimebag Darrell Award—10 gamerscore points.
    Get a 100 note streak.

    Eddie Van Halen Award—30 gamerscore points.
    Get a 500 note streak.

    Yngwie Malmsteen Award—30 gamerscore points.
    Get a 1000 note streak.

    Easy Tour Champ—​10 gamerscore points.
    Beat the Easy tour.

    Medium Tour Champ—30 gamerscore points.
    Beat the Medium tour.

    Hard Tour Champ—30 gamerscore points.
    Beat the Hard tour.

    Expert Tour Champ—​30 gamerscore points.
    Beat the Expert tour.

    Sandbox Hero Award—​30 gamerscore points.
    Earn five stars on all songs in the Easy tour.

    Most Likely to Succeed Award—​30 gamerscore points.
    Earn five stars on all songs in the Medium tour.

    Guitarmaggedon Award—​30 gamerscore points.
    Earn five stars on all songs in the Hard tour.

    Start a Real Band Already Award—​30 gamerscore points.


    Earn five stars on all songs in the Expert tour.

    Rock School Grad—​10 gamerscore points.
    Complete all tutorials.

    Scoremonger Award—​10 gamerscore points.
    Get an 8x multiplier.

    Perfectionist Award—​30 gamerscore points.
    Get 100% notes hit on a song.

    Rock Snob Award —10 gamerscore points.
    Refuse to play an encore.

    Long Road Ahead Award—​10 gamerscore points.
    Fail a song on Easy.

    Hendrix Award—​10 gamerscore points.
    Beat a song with lefty flip on.

    Teacher's Pet Award—​10 gamerscore points.
    Practice three different songs.

    Saturday Morning Award—​10 gamerscore points.
    Beat Trogdor and Thunder Horse.

    Kick the Bucket Award—​30 gamerscore points.
    Beat Jordan on Expert.

    Gear Head Award—​30 gamerscore points.
    Buy all guitars.

    Fanatical Completionist Award—​30 gamerscore points.
    Buy all guitar finishes.

    Record Collector Award—​10 gamerscore points.
    Buy all songs.

    Life of the Party Award—​10 gamerscore points.
    Buy all characters.

    Fashion Plate Award—​10 gamerscore points.
    Buy all outfits.

    Extra Credit Award—​10 gamerscore points.
    View the credits.

    Big Spender Award—​10 gamerscore points.
    Spend $10,000 at the store.

    Scenester Award—​10 gamerscore points.
    Beat all the unlock songs.

    Joan & Lita Award—​30 gamerscore points.
    Get a 100 note streak in Cooperative.

    Joe & Steven Award—​30 gamerscore points.
    Get a 500 note streak in Cooperative.

    Keef & Mick Award—​30 gamerscore points.
    Get a 1000 note streak in Cooperative.

    Lennon & McCartney Award—​10 gamerscore points.
    Get an 8x streak in Cooperative.

    Page & Plant Award—​30 gamerscore points.
    Get 100 percent notes hit on a song in Cooperative.

    200K Pair—​30 gamerscore points.
    Get 200,000 points on a song in Cooperative.

    400K Pair—​30 gamerscore points.
    Get 400,000 points on a song in Cooperative.

    600K Pair—​30 gamerscore points.
    Get 600,000 points on a song in Cooperative.

    800K Pair—​30 gamerscore points.
    Get 800,000 points on a song in Cooperative.

    Millionaire Pair—30 gamerscore points.
    Get 1,000,000 points on a song in Cooperative.

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