Guitar Hero II
Rock Band is a lot of fun but my first love is Guitar Hero because the guitar patterns are more intricate. Ideally they would combine the guitar portion of GH with the drums / vocals portion of Rock Band. Consider this a recommendation for every single Guitar Hero game out there. You want Guitar Hero because of "Fat Lip" (Sum41), "Killer Queen" (Queen) and "Bark at the Moon (Ozzy) at the very least. You want GH2 because of "Sweet Child of Mine" (GNR), "Misirlou" aka the Kill Bill song (Dick Dale) and "Soy Bomb" (Honest Bob and the Factory-to-Dealer Incentives). You want Rock the 80's because of "18 and Life" (Skid Row) and "Only a Lad" (Oingo Boingo). You want Guitar Hero 3 because of Metallica's "One" -- I could keep going all night about this game. Plus, this game is great for kids, for them to play alone and with you. I make it a point to whoop my nephews in this game every so often just so they remember who's boss.