Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the '80s Cheats for PS2

Unlock secret guitars, bonus songs, and more

Screen capture from Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s

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Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the '80s is the third installment in the Guitar Hero music rhythm video game series. It first launched in 2007 and, like other entries in the franchise, it lets players use a plastic, guitar-shaped controller to simulate playing various rock songs by hitting colored notes as they scroll on the screen. It has cheat codes allowing you to unlock everything without breaking a sweat. We list them below.

The following cheats are for Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the '80s on PS2, but some may also apply to other versions of the game for different platforms. A Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock PS2 Cheats Guide is also available.

How to Use Cheat Codes in Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the '80s

You can enter cheat codes through the main menu. Each letter in the codes below represents buttons on the guitar controller: G for the green button, R for the red button, Y for yellow, B for blue, and O for orange.

Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the '80s Cheat Codes

Use these codes to create some wacky effects, like giving the audience eyeballs for heads.

Effect Cheat Code
Crowd's heads are eyeballs. Y, B, O, O, O ,B, Y
Crowd's heads are monkeys. B, B, O, Y, B, B, O, Y
Enable performance mode. B, B, O, Y, Y, B, O, B
Guitarist gets flaming head. Y, O, Y, O, Y, O, B, O
Guitarist gets horse head. B, O, O, B, Y, B, O, O B, Y
Toggle hyperspeed. Y, B, O, O, B, Y, Y, O
Unlock air guitar. Y, B, Y, O, B, B
Unlock everything. B, O, Y, R, O, Y, B, Y, R, Y, B, Y, R, Y, B, Y

Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the '80s Unlockables

Aside from using cheat codes, it's possible to unlock everything in the game by completing certain tasks.

Guitars become available in the shop once unlocked.

Unlockable Requirement
Axe Guitar Beat Expert career mode.
Casket Guitar Beat Medium career mode.
Eyeball Guitar Five-star every song on Hard career mode.
Fish Guitar Beat Easy career mode.
Gibson Cherry SG Beat 10 songs in Co-Op mode.
Gibson Cream SG Five-star 20 songs in Co-Op mode.
Gibson Grabber Beat 20 songs in Co-Op mode.
Gibson Grabber Natural Maple Get 4 or more stars on all songs in Co-Op mode.
Gibson Thunderbird Natural Sunburst Beat 30 songs in Co-Op mode.
Hofner Bass Beat all songs in Co-Op mode.
Hofner Sunburst Classic Five-star all songs in Co-Op mode.
Musicman Stingray Lava Pearl Five-star all songs in Co-Op mode.
Snaketapus Guitar Beat Hard career mode.
The LOG Guitar Five-star every song on Expert career mode.
USA Guitar Five-star every song on Easy career mode.
Viking Guitar Five-star every song on Medium career mode.
Pro Face-Off Mode Complete the game on Hard difficulty or higher.

How to Unlock Bonus Songs

These are the requirements for unlocking bonus songs without using cheat codes.

Song Requirement
"18 and Life" by Skid Row Complete the first set plus encore.
"Because It's Midnight" by Limozeen Complete Amp Warmers plus encore.
"I Wanna Rock" by Twisted Sister Complete String Snappers plus encore.
"Play with Me" by Extreme Complete Furious Fretwork.
"Round and Round" by Ratt Complete Return of the Shred.
"Wrathchild" by Iron Maiden Complete Relentless Riffs.