Activision announced that they're going to release a Guitar Hero Greatest Hits compilation for GH: World Tour. They haven't said which songs they're going to take, but they're going to grab tracks from GH, GH2, GH3, GH: Aerosmith, and even GH Encore: Rocks The 80s. While I am very tempted to mock Activision for their very obvious attempt at sucking even more money out of their premiere franchise, this move makes a lot of sense. And it sure as hell is going to make a lot of money. However, the guys at Rock Band have shown us that there's a lot of interest in taking GH tracks and turning them into full band songs. They sold us Message In A Bottle, Monkey Wrench, More Than A Feeling, Police Truck, Synchonicity II, and Electric Eye, You Got Another Thing Comin' and YYZ, and felt confident enough to put Ace of Spades, Carry On Wayward Son, Round and Round, and We Got The Beat on the Rock Band 2 disc. I'm not going to get GH:WT any time soon, but if I did I'd be happy to get the full band versions of some songs that Rock Band hasn't gotten around to.
My Top 5 songs from each game:
- GH1: Cochise, Crossroads, Higher Ground, Sharp Dressed Man, and Take It Off
- GH2: Carry Me Home, Cherry Pie, Girlfriend, Institutionalized, and Rock And Roll Hoochie Koo
- GH3: Cult of Personality, Knights of Cydonia, La Grange, Lay Down, and One
- GH80s: Heat of the Moment, Hold On Loosely, Holy Diver, Play With Me, and Seventeen
- GHA: Walk This Way and...um...that's it.