Metascore
69

Mixed or average reviews - based on 50 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 50
  2. Negative: 4 out of 50
  1. $50 for 30 songs actually feels more like $50 for ten to twelve decent tracks—not a good deal in any decade. Like, totally bogus, dude.
  2. 49
    I could see a couple of dedicated Guitar Hero fans picking this up purely for completeness’ sake. But beyond that, it should be avoided. It’s just too much for too little good stuff.
  3. Here's a dumb idea: rushing an expansion by regurgitating nearly all of the original game and delivering minimal compelling content. Here's a dumber one: charing $10 more than normal so unsuspecting consumers will pad your fiscal third quarter.
  4. Rocks the 80's is not worth retail price, and I'm unhappy to see the turns that are happening with the franchise.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 29 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 21
  2. Negative: 8 out of 21
  1. Sep 23, 2013
    7
    The songs are great. WaveGroup made the their covers sound just a good. The only thing I dislike is that the game cost $50. So, go to Gamestop and find one that is cheap as $20. Full Review »
  2. Jul 3, 2013
    10
    What the is this?? This game is REALLY contagious WHEN I PLAYED!! AND HAS SEVERAL NEGATIVE? Really I am speechless. It's amazing how people do not like this game, I'm wordless now. Full Review »
  3. CaroleMitchell
    Jul 12, 2008
    2
    After playing Rock Band, Guitar Hero rock the 80's was a huge disappointment! With the number of interactive options and songs for Rock Band, not to mention that Rock Band now costs about the same as guitar hero to buy the entire band set and game as it does to purchase the two guitar hero guitars and the game you would be nuts to spend any money on any of the guitar hero games. Just buy Rock Band, at least you can keep changing and adding songs to your playlist for the same game rather than having to buy another fifty dollar game which may or may not have songs that you want. Face it Guitar Hero is washed up, make way for the entire band! Full Review »