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Guitar Hero: Smash Hits

Not Rentable
Also on:PS2, Xbox 360, PS3
GF Rating
7.1

453 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

These hits are old, but still good

posted by JMichaud (BETHESDA, MD) Jun 21, 2009

Top Reviewer

Member since Jan 2008

13 out of 14 gamers (93%) found this review helpful

For those of you who didn't get a chance to play the songs from Guitar Hero and GH2 (mostly because they didn't make GH or GH2 for the Wii) now you get your chance.
You get 48 songs, most from GH or GH2, but there are a few from GH Aerosmith and GH3 Legends of Rock. The song list is good, but the best from the GH franchise? That's debatable.
Going through those songs in Career Mode shouldn't be too much of a challange for players (especally if you played them in the previous installments of GH).
But there's more to this game.
You get to create your rocker in almost any way you want to, and there's a lot of outfits to select from (and more to be unlocked) during Career Mode.
You can also record songs in a recording studio and upload them to the online site.
Speaking of online, you can play co op or go against friends or complete strangers using single player or band vs. band modes.
So, is this game worth the $50 investement? That depends on how much online, multiplayer and/or song recording you plan to do. The more of those you like doing, the more appeal this game will have to you.
Me, I'm not really into the recording thing, and going online will likely result in the other player rocking (and kicking) me off the stage.
That leaves the basic single player mode which is fun, but it didn't last very long.
I say rent Guitar Hero: Smash Hits, and decide for yourself if you want to buy it or not.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

this game is great

posted by Naraxis (MEDFORD, WI) Jul 14, 2009

Member since Sep 2007

6 out of 8 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

the song list for this game is pretty nice, the old classics are back and revamped to give u a fresh experience playing the songs u loved, and honestly i hear some people complaining that the rock band things dont work for guitar hero and so they hate this game, well honestly people thats rock band's fault not guitar hero's so just chill with the hating

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Solid Game

posted by elemcee (SACRAMENTO, CA) Jun 21, 2009

Member since Oct 2008

6 out of 9 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

If you played the original "Guitar Hero" games on an earlier console, and miss playing those older songs, this game is a must-have. And there are no covers here; all songs are by the original artists. Also great to be able to play drums for those songs. If you like "World Tour," you'll like having a bunch of "new" songs to play.

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