Guitar Hero Van Halen
Platform: Windows PC, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Content descriptors: Mild Lyrics, Mild Suggestive Themes
Rating summary: This is a music and rhythm simulation game featuring the rock band Van Halen. Players can perform songs using on-screen avatars with various instruments. Players simulate playing guitar, bass, or drums and are scored based on the accuracy of notes hit. Some of the women in the music videos wear low-cut and revealing outfits, while tattoo designs on avatars depict women in provocative poses and clothing (e.g., a fantastical succubus with cleavage and panties). Some song lyrics contain indirect references to drug use (e.g., “Oh this dope nose,” “It was rose, I was taking sips of it through the nose,” and “Set another line like a coda with a curse.”). The expletives “a*s” and “hell” can be heard in a few songs as well.
Weezer and Third Eye Blind…do those fit in with Van Halen?!