Guitar Hero came out in 2005. It's much the same as other music games: you play along with chords shown on the screen. But, the details, the backdrop musicians, the Star Power scoring--it all adds up to something pitch-perfect, a game anyone who nods their heads with music will fight over.
Equip yourself with the Guitar Hero game and the guitars as well. The game works with game console controllers, but it's not the same without the guitar.