Critic & User Reviews
This Game Is Worth A Rental
posted by bloodbiggy (HOUSTON, TX) Nov 6, 2009
Member since Jun 2008
9 out of 11 gamers (82%) found this review helpful
Gameplay - Basically Guitar Hero 5 painted pink, not great but still pretty good. (8/10)
Graphics - Actually the graphics are really good for a music game, but they are just like GH5. (9/10)
Presentation - Same as Guitar Hero 5 for menus and career, just with less songs. (7/10)
Soundtrack - Depends on if you are one of the fans of mainstream music like Taylor Swift. Personally I like some of them, but not all. (8/10)
Overall - Great game, but unless you really want to play the songs, just rent it. My reasoning is if you don't like the songs, then just skip past this one, but if you want to play some, the go ahead and rent it, but if you really like all of the songs, then buy it. (8/10)
Rock Band - The Pop for Kids Version!
posted by ThePalimax (PHOENIX, AZ) Jan 28, 2010
Member since Oct 2006
8 out of 11 gamers (73%) found this review helpful
I can't be any clearer than that.
No exciting new mechanics.
No frustratingly difficult songs.
Just some pop hits.
If your kids can't be bothered to learn who The Who are, get them this instead.
Great Game To Play
posted by Texican940 (WICHITA FALLS, TX) Jan 7, 2010
Member since Jan 2010
2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
same old great game
posted by batp15 (DAYTON, TX) Nov 2, 2009
Member since Mar 2009
5 out of 13 gamers (38%) found this review helpful
Not as fun as it is challenging.
posted by tcheck (CLEARFIELD, UT) Feb 11, 2010
Member since Feb 2010
2 out of 5 gamers (40%) found this review helpful
The difficulty of the game also made it impossible for kids to play and enjoy. They asked to switch to Rock Band 2 because they weren't having any fun.
On a plus side and why the game did get a 5 from me is that the song selections were fun to be able to play. Much more enjoyable than heavy metal all the time.
the best of the line
posted by jabazy (MONROVIA, CA) Nov 3, 2009
Member since Nov 2009
4 out of 11 gamers (36%) found this review helpful
It's got taylor swift!!!!!!!
posted by RichardV (THOUSAND OAKS, CA) Apr 13, 2010
Member since Sep 2007
1 out of 4 gamers (25%) found this review helpful
Pretty good game for guitar hero
posted by ashanks2004 (PALO CEDRO, CA) Dec 13, 2012
Member since Dec 2012
Band Hero... with sound off!
posted by songofall (BEAVERTON, OR) Oct 29, 2010
Member since Oct 2010
They really sold out to try to compete with Rockband on this one.
The only upside to this game is for all you Achievement Hunters out there. You can easily get 850+ gamerscore in a few hours with the 585 point treasure hunt over 19 songs. But please play with the sound OFF!
No offence Taylor, I'm gonna let you finish, but Guitar Hero: Metallica has a WAY better setlist.
posted by Brogan22 (JEFFERSONVILLE, IN) Sep 24, 2010
Member since Sep 2010
The game is mainly pop-rock, but it does have some other genre of music in it as well. When I bought this game I was iffy about it, but when I saw songs like "Kung Fu Fighting", "Happy Together", "YMCA", "Love Story" (etc) songs that I knew, I instantly fell in love with the game. It's a game where I know about every song on the list and it's fun and easy to pick up and play.
As far as the menu set-up, gameplay and graphics are, well, they're the same as Guitar Hero 5.
So if you're sick of the same old stuff Guitar Hero puts on their games and you want some songs that you know and love, rent this game.
Great Variety of Songs
posted by BruceF (BENTONVILLE, AR) Aug 9, 2010
Member since Nov 2007
posted by noobs312 (LANCASTER, WI) Jul 29, 2010
Member since Jul 2010
The create a player is also alright. Not quite as good as Rock Band where I have more options to dress my character and when naming the band I didn't like that I couldn't change my band name later or my logo. Another thing I didn't like is that I could only have one career not multiple. Which was dissapointing.
For the set list. I could easily buy all those songs on the rock band music store and have them for my band(s) on that game instead.
Overall I give this game a B-
Not for fans of previous titles
posted by juicedaman (NORTHBOROUGH, MA) Jul 23, 2010
Member since Apr 2007
Same as all the others, just different songs
posted by GamerDaddy (LAKE STEVENS, WA) Jun 24, 2010
Member since Jun 2010
One thing this DOES have is a way to write your own songs although it looked to complicated for me to invest too much time into it. Albeit someone added the "VADrum meets Super mario" which got me all excited because I love that song.
So yeah, it was fun for the new selection of songs, but still another clone of the same game over and over that these guys keep getting us to buy.
Band Hero is OK
posted by Jester23 (BETHLEHEM, GA) Jun 16, 2010
Member since Feb 2008
Band Hero... 15/10
posted by DuesXX (NEWTON, NC) Apr 5, 2010
Member since Apr 2010
15 Reasons Why This Title Gets A 15/10:
1. Taylor Swift
2. Taylor Swift
3. Taylor Swift
4. Taylor Swift
5. Taylor Swift
6. Graphics are much better than WT, and I even think maybe in some ways 5...
7. Taylor Swift
8. Taylor Swift
9. Taylor Swift
10. Easy to use, and the "Play Now" idea was genius!
11. Taylor Swift
12. Taylor Swift
13. Taylor Swift
14. The songs.. FANTASTIC! Something a normal person would want to play. Thats always been my gripe for the GH series. A bunch of songs no one has ever heard of, and if they have, they probably don't want to play them! And the span (far as genre and year) is great!
15. Did I mention Taylor Swift?
posted by CAZdiesel (Kalamazoo, MI) Dec 9, 2009
Member since Dec 2009
posted by MaddenMan7 (OCALA, FL) Dec 8, 2009
Member since Dec 2009
Waiting for Guitar Hero 80s and 90s packs for the 360.
Meant for families
posted by SergeantPope (CHARLESTON, IL) Nov 23, 2009
Member since Apr 2007
Its GH 5......
posted by KayotixTX (CANYON LAKE, TX) Nov 6, 2009
Member since Nov 2008
Im sure their is an audience for this game and if your a die hard Guitar Hero fan you will eat this up, but as a fan of all rythm games i see this more as a cheap cash in again by Activision.
Its not all bad news, the multiplayer is actually fun just like it was in GH5 (its pretty much identicall) and avatar chars return which i really do like becasue the art style for the "main" chars is just horrible once again and its also fun to see your avatar rockin out.
Rent it, see if its for you....