Band Hero DS

Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 2 out of 18
Buy On
  1. The gameplay is still fun if you’re willing to suffer through painful hand cramping from playing guitar and bass, severely wounded vocal registry, and a general lack of precision provided by the Drum Grip. Oh wait, that doesn’t sound so fun. The peripherals do more to kill the experience than enhance it, which totally defeats the purpose of this pricey package.
  2. 40
    As for the game itself, I like to call it "Band Hero: Abridged." The set list is varied, fun and up to date, with tunes from Avril Lavigne to The Rolling Stones. However, without a career mode, you have access to all 30 songs from the start.

Awards & Rankings

#75 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 4 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. NicholasB.
    Nov 28, 2009
    4
    The guitar and bass sections work as well as previous games did, but the vocals are a little patchy and still don't detect pitch The guitar and bass sections work as well as previous games did, but the vocals are a little patchy and still don't detect pitch properly, and the drums are pointless on a handheld system. The charts for the drums range from good to stupid, and some sections are very difficult to play with the grip or buttons. Sections with long repeated notes on the drums are impossible to play on the grip, and the developers should have realized this. Full Review »