Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 39 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 39
  2. Negative: 0 out of 39
  1. But ultimately how much you personally enjoy Guitar Hero: Aerosmith depends on how much you like the band. If you love Aerosmith, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is easily the best Guitar Hero yet.
  2. It’s a shame that only a few real hits have found their way into the game.
  3. The game does provide a challenge, but unlocked characters from GH 3 should have rolled over into this title. And while there is a great list of songs here, others that might have provided a little more variety to the compendium of the band’s best songs of all time are missing.
  4. Guitar Hero Aerosmith delivers where it counts — with great music enhanced by the chance to play along.
  5. The only thing running against Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is the price. For about the same price as the game - $50US - consumers can download these tracks online to their PC for less.
  6. The delivery is tried and true, but it is starting to feel a bit old.
  7. 79
    With a lack of downloadable content and a disappointing short set list GH: Aerosmith certainly isn't for everyone.
  8. Thankfully, the inclusion of master tracks and a slick menu interface means that this title sounds and plays exactly how it ought to.
  9. How much you enjoy Guitar Hero: Aerosmith will be adjusted on how much you enjoy Aerosmith music.
  10. It does make for some great Guitar Hero tracks. [Sept 2008, p.78]
  11. 76
    It's tough to get excited about Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. It's essentially a re-release of Guitar Hero III with a new song list and some new avatars.
  12. Neversoft and RedOctane played it safe by changing little to nothing in the Guitar Hero franchise with Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.
  13. Really, the game looks and feels much like Guitar Hero III, but done better. How much better? That's going to be about as subjective as the track listing the band, Activision and Neversoft cobbled together.
  14. And as a huge Aerosmith fan, I certainly enjoyed having most of my favorite songs compiled into a single game, but ultimately this game is nothing more than a tribute to Aerosmith and you had better be a big fan if you want to play, otherwise, save your cash and spend it on song downloads you really like.
  15. 75
    There's no doubting the single band formula is a solid road for Guitar Hero to venture down, it will obviously shrink the market as it narrows the appeal a tad but if you love the band in question it'll pretty much be a dream come true. Me? I'd be more excited about a Queen or Guns 'n' Roses version but this is a decent first go.
  16. 75
    With bonus songs from Perry's solo efforts and a fully animated Steven Tyler swallowing the microphone, the game's target audience is very clear -- and for them, the game's existence is justified.
  17. Obviously your enjoyment of Guitar Hero: Aerosmith will depend largely on your appreciation for the band’s music, but there are other factors, namely its price point, that make a purchase hard to justify.
  18. All in all, while certainly not a bad game, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith leaves a lot to be desired.
  19. Oversights, like not being able to access downloaded GH:3 tracks, are baffling and the number of covers for non-Aerosmith tracks is disappointing. For die-hard GH and Aerosmith fans it's a no-brainer, but everyone else might want to save their money for World Tour.
  20. The lack of downloadable content is a shame, especially with certain Aerosmith tracks like "Amazing" and "Chip Away At the Stone" missing. The guitar-strumming gameplay is what you would expect from a Guitar Hero game, catchy and entertaining, although there's nothing new.
  21. The latest Guitar Hero is an Aerosmith fan's dream come true, but the game's narrow focus and lack of content will prove unappealing to many others.
  22. It could have been a pack of downloadable content for Guitar Hero III. But Aerosmith fans will certainly like it. Some of the tracks are actually fun, mostly due to Joe Perry’s quality as lead guitarist. But it doesn’t add anything new to the franchise. [Aug 2008]
  23. 70
    It's not that the game has the wrong songs, but that it has so few of them. For $60, you can't help but feel a little cheated when all you get is Guitar Hero III with a light coat of paint and barely half the songs.
  24. If you wall is smothered with Aerosmith posters, you're going to want this game anyway. [Sept 2008, p.79]
  25. Guitar Hero Aerosmith isn't a bad idea, but the execution is so lazy that it's hard to recommend.
  26. Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is strictly for the hardcore Aerosmith fan or the true Guitar Hero collector.
  27. The title says it all. If you like Guitar Hero and Aerosmith, pick it up. If you only like Guitar Hero, wait for the next real GH game like the rest of us.
  28. Guitar Hero: Aerosmith does nothing for players, unless we're speaking of the biggest Aerosmith fans.
  29. 63
    The game feels, to all but the most hardcore of Aerosmith fanboys, like a rather cynical cash-in. Zero evolution, minimum effort, maximum profit.
  30. Our feeling is that in this era of downloadable Rock Band albums for 13 quid - a price that's often criticised anyway - single-band games will have to offer gameplay innovations, spectacular fan service, or a lot more material than this to justify their existence and, more pertinently, an asking price of 40 quid without the guitar peripheral.
  31. Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is a sound of a series cautiously dipping its toe in the water, slightly afraid of how the big bad Rock Band shark will react to its presence.
  32. There's no personality here, no verve or wit or energy. [Aug 2008, p.104]
  33. Plainly put, GH: Aerosmith could have been an Aerosmith “Best Of” album released as DLC and nothing would have been lost. Even at that, most of Aerosmith's best known songs are strangely absent.
  34. It’s hard to say that Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is a bad game, it really isn’t. However it is most definitely not worth the full price that is being charged for it when it could be played to satisfaction as a weekend rental for all but the biggest completionists.
  35. 60
    It's just sort of a bummer not to see anything new brought to the table other than a digital Steven Tyler (which actually looks less freakish than the real Steven Tyler).
  36. Look, if you’re the type that needs to download every song for Guitar Hero, nab a godly Top 1000 slot on yet another Guitar Hero leaderboard, or fawn over the Aerosmith poster double-sided-taped onto your wall, then you’re probably not going to listen to what anyone says about picking up a copy.
  37. Guitar Hero wrapped in a really good gimmick. Aerosmith is a fun and exciting band to the right people, but the core gameplay is too stale to really warrant anything more than an average score.
  38. Even if you're a big Aerosmith fan I could suggest skipping this over, unless you're really itching to play some new Guitar Hero tracks.
  39. Activision is publishing an Aerosmith-focused game with a mere 31 tour tracks, a significant fraction of which have nothing to do with Aerosmith, and they’re charging people full price for the privilege.
User Score
5.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 25 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 13
  2. Negative: 6 out of 13
  1. Dec 15, 2013
    1
    Puede que estemos ante el PEOR Guitar Hero de la saga. Usa el nombre de un grupo famoso, pero no incluye muchas de sus mejores canciones así como de las mas famosas. No tiene cooperativo en el modo historia, no es compatible con la batería ni con el micrófono... Full Review »
  2. Mar 24, 2011
    5
    i am not really a big Aerosmith fan but even if i loved them they are not a good bad to have showcase a guitar hero game as most of thier songs are at about the same speed and are kinda hard to get into while playing which is not good. also as ppl have mentioned before some of thier big hits are missing from this game but they have a couple hits and it is not as bad as some ppl say. all in all this is a good rental but after a little bit it will get boring so unless you are a die hard aerofan stick with a rental Full Review »
  3. blairraker
    Aug 19, 2008
    2
    Overall pretty disappointing. "Janie's Got a Gun," "Eat the Rich," "Crying," "Amazing," and "Crazy" are just a few of the strangely missing songs. I liked some of the lesser-known songs, but I expected to. And for a very strange reason, there's no Co-Op Career mode. That's been a fun thing to do with my wife on other GH versions, so We were really shocked. It makes it so you can't earn enough money to buy all the stuff in the Vault. I'm probably going to just have to start another solo career to earn enough money. Full Review »