Guitar Hero DLC Due to Disappear

By Rebecca Smith, 2 years ago
The end was nigh for the Guitar Hero and DJ Hero franchises back in February 2011 when publisher Activision decided to discontinue development on any more games within either franchise. After two years of declining sales, the decision was made that peripheral based gaming was not a part of the future. While no more content was being made, all DLC that had been released for the previous titles remained on the marketplace. Now, it seems like the content is coming to the end of its lifespan as well.

After March 31st, players will no longer be able to download any more songs for any of the games listed below. Up until the DLC is removed from the Games Store, "selected songs and tracks will be available for as much as a 50% discount". What they actually mean by "selected songs and tracks" is nearly all of them, plus a few avatar items and gamer pictures chucked in for good measure. While I can't create links and prices to every single track and avatar item available, I can provide links to the main listings. Here they are:

Band Hero
• All Avatar Items - 50% discount - download here
• "Bruce Springsteen Track Pack" - 50% discount - download here
• "Full Album "Dig Out Your Soul" by Oasis" - 50% discount - download here
• "Metallica "Death Magnetic" Full Album" - 50% discount - download here
• "Rock 1 Track Pack" - 50% discount - download here
• "The Rolling Stones Live Track Pack" - 50% discount - download here
• Most Other Track Packs - 44% discount - download here
The following track packs are currently not on sale:
• "OK Go Track Pack"
• "R.E.M. Track Pack"
• "Rise Against Track Pack"
• Most Individual Tracks - 40% discount - download here
The following tracks are currently not on sale:
• "Rock and Roll Band by Boston"
• "Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen"
• "Audience of One by Rise Against"
DJ Hero
• All Avatar Items - 50% discount - download here
• Most Track Packs - 50% discount - download here
The following track packs are currently not on sale:
• "DJ Hero Domination Pack"
• "Extended Mix Pack 01"
DJ Hero 2
• All Avatar Items - 50% discount - download here
• Most Track Packs - 50% discount - download here
The following track packs are currently not on sale:
• "DJ Hero Domination Pack"
• "Extended Mix Pack 01"
Guitar Hero II
• All Individual Tracks - 40% discount - download here
• All Track Packs - 44% discount - download here
• Both Gamer Picture Packs - 30% discount - download here

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
• "Metallica "Death Magnetic" Full Album" - 50% discount - download here
• All Individual Tracks - 40% discount - download here
• All Other Track Packs - 44% discount - download here

Guitar Hero: World Tour
• "Bruce Springsteen Track Pack" - 50% discount - download here
• "Full Album "Dig Out Your Soul" by Oasis" - 50% discount - download here
• "Metallica "Death Magnetic" Full Album" - 50% discount - download here
• Most Other Track Packs - 44% discount - download here
The following track packs are currently not on sale:
• "R.E.M. Track Pack"
• "Rise Against Track Pack"
• Most Individual Tracks - 40% discount - download here
The following tracks are currently not on sale:
• "Rock and Roll Band by Boston"
• "Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen"
• "Audience of One by Rise Against"
Guitar Hero: Metallica
• "Metallica "Death Magnetic" Full Album" - 50% discount - download here
• "Guitar Hero Metallica Picture Pack" - 50% discount - download here

Guitar Hero 5
• All Avatar Items - 50% discount - download here
• "Bruce Springsteen Track Pack" - 50% discount - download here
• "Full Album "Dig Out Your Soul" by Oasis" - 50% discount - download here
• "Metallica "Death Magnetic" Full Album" - 50% discount - download here
• "Rock 1 Track Pack" - 50% discount - download here
• "The Rolling Stones Live Track Pack" - 50% discount - download here
• Most Other Track Packs - 44% discount - download here
The following track packs are currently not on sale:
• "OK Go Track Pack"
• "R.E.M. Track Pack"
• "Rise Against Track Pack"
• Most Individual Tracks - 40% discount - download here
The following tracks are currently not on sale:
• "Rock and Roll Band by Boston"
• "Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen"
• "Audience of One by Rise Against"
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock
• All Avatar Items - 50% discount - download here
• "90s Rock Track Pack" - 50% discount - download here
• "Bruce Springsteen Track Pack" - 50% discount - download here
• "Emo Edge Track Pack" - 50% discount - download here
• "February Mega Pack" - 50% discount - download here
• "Full Album "Dig Out Your Soul" by Oasis" - 50% discount - download here
• "Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock 1 Track Pack" - 50% discount - download here
• "Linkin Park Track Pack" - 50% discount - download here
• "Metallica "Death Magnetic" Full Album" - 50% discount - download here
• "Modern Rock Mega Pack" - 50% discount - download here
• "My Chemical Romance Track Pack" - 46% discount - download here
• "Rock 1 Track Pack" - 50% discount - download here
• "The Rolling Stones Live Track Pack" - 50% discount - download here
• "Soundgarden "Telephantasm" Album" - 50% discount - download here
• Most Other Track Packs - 44% discount - download here
The following track packs are currently not on sale:
• "January Mega Pack"
• "OK Go Track Pack"
• "R.E.M. Track Pack"
• "Rise Against Track Pack"
• Most Individual Tracks - 40% discount - download here
The following tracks are currently not on sale:
• "Rock and Roll Band by Boston"
• "Living Dead Beat/COB"
• "The Infection by Disturbed"
• "World On Fire/Firewind"
• "Resistance by Muse"
• "Fat Bottomed Girls by Queen"
• "Audience of One by Rise Against"
The Guitar Hero servers will remain online and players will still be able to use any content that they have previously purchased. I'll leave the final words to those who made the disappointing announcement on the game's official Facebook page:

We want to thank all of you for supporting Guitar Hero over the last nine years.
Credit for this story goes to xMidget Furyx
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.