Guitar Hero reaches Nirvana

Tuesday 5 September 2006
Nirvana's Heart-Shaped Box has been confirmed as one of the line-up of songs to feature in Guitar Hero II, the you're-a-riff-tastic-rock-star rhythm action game for PS2 with a finger-flexing guitar peripheral.

Nirvana's sterling musical genius joins other guitar-shredding greats like Black Sabbath, KISS, Guns N' Roses and The Rolling Stones, making it one hell of a set list.

Take a look at the up to date, confirmed song list in full.

Heart-Shaped Box (Nirvana)
John the Fisherman (Primus [original recording])
Trippin' on a Hole in a Paper Heart (Stone Temple Pilots)
Madhouse (Anthrax)
Shout at the Devil (Motley Crue)
Message in a Bottle (The Police)
Tattooed Love Boys (The Pretenders)
Tonight I'm Gonna Rock You Tonight (Spinal Tap)
Crazy on You (Heart)
Jessica (Allman Brothers Band)
Freebird (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
Beast and the Harlot (Avenged Sevenfold)
Misirlou (Dick Dale)
Laid to Rest (Lamb of God)
Them Bones (Alice in Chains)
Psychobilly Freakout (Reverend Horton Heat)
War Pigs (Black Sabbath)
Strutter (KISS)
Who Was in My Room Last Night? (Butthole Surfers)
You Really Got Me (Van Halen)
Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns N' Roses)
Can't You Hear Me Knocking? (The Rolling Stones)
YYZ (Rush)

Ben Richardson is a former Staff Writer for Official PlayStation 2 magazine and a former Content Editor of GamesRadar+. In the years since Ben left GR, he has worked as a columnist, communications officer, charity coach, and podcast host – but we still look back to his news stories from time to time, they are a window into a different era of video games.