A Guitar Hero Alternative

Most of you know that I love Guitar Hero.  I’ve got Guitar Hero III and Guitar Hero Aerosmith for the Wii.  I’m currently working my way through Aerosmith on Hard doing just a few songs each night.  I even have my own Guitar Hero webpage on their site.  But it is a game that I would struggle recommending to others.  It is awesome, but there are certain songs (on GH3 especially) that definitely are not Christ honoring.   I would hate to see any youth get hooked on some of the bands that are anti-Christian.   Today, the blog world was buzzing about a new alternative to Guitar Hero (thanks Ronnie for the heads up)

At first I thought this would be pretty lame, but after watching the videos on their site and looking at the song list, I think this would be great for youth at Church.   They have a great mix of old and new and praise and rock and alternative.   Everything from Skillet to Kutless to DC Talk to old school Petra.  I’m wanting to buy this and hook it up to the big screens downtown to play during our youth meetings.  It only runs on PC’s or Macs, there’s no playstation or xbox versions yet, but it still looks cool.  The controllers are wireless and the game plays almost identically to Guitar Hero.  Check out their site at DigitalPraise.com for all the details. I’ve included the feature list and song list below. 



Unparalleled Game Play
• Custom Lead and Bass notes per song.
• Four levels of difficulty per song.
• Supports two players at once.
• Onscreen lyrics emphasize Christian themes.
• Unlock new songs in sets of five as you play.
• Tilt the guitar to activate the spinner bonus for maximum points.
• Power Duel Mode sends surprises to mess with your opponent.
• Record high scores per song so you’ll know who’s on top.
• Earn new guitars with cool sounds and effects.
• Post high scores online and see how you rank.


Guitar Praise songlist includes:

Artist Song Name
12 Stones Broken
Bride Same Ol’ Sinner
Caedmons Call There You Go
Casting Crowns Lifesong
Chris Tomlin Made to Worship
Darrell Evans So Good To Me
David Crowder Band Foreverandever Etc.
Day Of Fire Reap and Sow
dc Talk Jesus Freak
Family Force 5 Love Addict
Flyleaf Perfect 
Hawk Nelson The Show
Hawk Nelson Friend Like That
Inhabited Rescue Me
Israel & New Breed All Around
James Clay Franklin Park
Jared Anderson Blind Man
Jennifer Knapp Undo Me
Jeremy Camp Tonight
Jessie Daniels What I Hear
Jonah33  Father’s Song
Josh Bates Perfect Day
Kutless Beyond the Surface
Kutless Hearts of the Innocent
Lincoln Brewster Spin
Nate Sallie All About You
Nevertheless The Real 
Newsboys Something Beautiful 
Paul Baloche Rock of Ages
Paul Baloche All The Earth Will Sing Your Praises
Petra Backsliding Blues
Pillar When Tommorrow Comes 
Red Breathe Into Me
Relient K I Need You
Seventh Day Slumber Awake
Skillet The Older I Get
Skillet Rebirthing
Skillet Savior
Spoken Wind In My Sails
Spoken Falling Further
Spur 58 Sleepwalkers
Stellar Kart Procrastinating
Superchick We Live 
The Crucified The Pit
This Beautiful Republic Going Under
Thousand Foot Krutch The Flame in All of Us
Thousand Foot Krutch The Art of Breaking
tobyMac I’m For You
Todd Agnew   This Fragile Breath
Warren Barfield My Heart Goes Out
Whitecross Who Will You Follow
Whitecross When The Walls Tumble Down


I am a former design engineer who now pastors Cornerstone Community Church in Galax, Virginia. I'm passionate about following Jesus and I love technology. I've been married to Jennifer for 28 years, and we have three adult children.

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2 Responses

  1. Ronnie G Collins says:

    Mike, I sure hope that we can get hold of this at FUMC Downtown. My oldest son really likes Guitar Hero and I too have a hard time recommending that one due to the secnes and some of the lyrics.

  2. Anonymous says:

    I wish they would get the Guitar Praise for the playstation or any game system. We bought the Dance Praise and the kids really enjoy it but sometimes the computer stops or interrupts a song. I don’t know if I’d buy the Guitar Hero Praise version for that reason. My son is begging for the Guitar Hero for his DS. I looked at the song list and was surprised to see Nirvana and Ozzy Osbourne.

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