Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 46 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
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  1. PSM3 Magazine UK
    Jan 12, 2011
    74
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  2. Play UK
    71
    This is the least fun we've had with Guitar Hero for a long time. [Issue#197, p.93]
  3. Jan 12, 2011
    70
    GHWOR does little to change the minds of those who thought the series was past its prime. Frankly, GHWOR could have existed as a track pack, but for what it's worth, Neversoft still manages to squeeze out some fun gameplay even if it is to the same old tune.
  4. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jan 12, 2011
    70
    "Quotation Forthcoming"
  5. Dec 16, 2010
    70
    One of the stand-out moments is Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody, where you play the piano with your guitar and the 4 characters on stage stand like the video to the song. Sadly moments like this are too far and few between for it to be a great game.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Oct 25, 2010
    70
    What it doesn't do, however, is evolve the series in any truly beneficial way. Rather than make meaningful improvements to the game itself, Neversoft has focused on the more immediate gimmicks. [November 2010 p77]
  7. Oct 24, 2010
    70
    Warriors of Rock is pretty much the same as the previous Guitar Hero, with the exception of the new campaign. Curiously enough this only weakens the game. The tracklist is varied enough to warrant a purchase, but developer Neversoft will have to come up with something more original for the next game in the series.
  8. It's a title that packs a ton of content and gameplay onto a single disc, and its import options for songs from previous titles will pad your song selections nicely. But it's also an experience that feels remarkably similar to last year's offering, and that's unfortunate.
  9. Still, if you're still a plastic guitar aficionado then Warriors of Rock is undeniably fun; it just severely lacks in ambition, and its ostentatious new coat of paint is little more than a sleight of hand designed to trick you into thinking you're in for a different ride this year. You're not.
  10. Oct 25, 2010
    67
    If Guitar Hero is your game, this is really a love song to you. Let's just hope it isn't the swan song.
  11. Overall, Warriors Of Rock feels less geared toward casual players than its peers. Even on easy mode, it's nearly impossible to get through a tough drum song. Upping the difficulty is always a huge jump, and there's even an expert+ mode for true masters.
  12. The majority of those tracks, of which I've kept a list somewhere in this mess of a music hall (thanks to the hordes of music-specific game controllers), still remains undigitised.
  13. Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock hides beneath the guise of an epic story, which makes it all the more disappointing that it's really the same game all over again.
  14. Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock tries to engage players in a quest to reclaim rock, but sadly it reminds us that the genre is only as good as its set list.
  15. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Oct 28, 2010
    60
    To the game's credit, the core gameplay still fundamentally works--quite well at times; even Warrior's lame attempt at cosplay couldn't change that. [Dec 2010, p.82]
  16. Including the famous CBGB venue feels like a desperate grab for legitimacy. Problem is, it doesn't fit with the Simmons-narrated rock 'n' roll fantasy theme at all and therefore comes off as little more than a cynical ploy for street cred.
  17. With its Quest Mode a bit tedious but full of good will, its tracklist full of metal songs and without much compromise, its nice mise-en-scene for gigs and its relatively high difficulty, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock will please gamers the most eager for the license.
  18. 60
    A lack of any compelling reason to exist. Neversoft placed the lion's share of their eggs in the Quest mode's metal themed basket, and it buckles under the pressure.
  19. What could have been a radical new step in the genre is nothing but the same old thing with a new, awkward coat of paint. The gameplay is still good, but it's the same damn thing over and over again. It's disappointing.
  20. Warriors of Rock is in no way a broken game – there is just nothing very compelling or ground-breaking brought to the stage.
  21. 50
    It could have been made somewhat better by more accessible, easily relatable songs, but with an otherwise lacking career mode, everything about Warriors of Rock reeks of regurgitated design decisions and a desire to simply make as much money as possible without really trying to add anything new.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 31
  2. Negative: 5 out of 31
  1. Oct 2, 2010
    8
    Yes it is similar to guitar hero 5 and yes it's not as innovative as it once was but the massive setlist featuring a number of greatYes it is similar to guitar hero 5 and yes it's not as innovative as it once was but the massive setlist featuring a number of great rock/metal artists- drowning pool, slipknot, megadeth, black sabbath makes it the most ideal to play. Whilst guitar hero world tour and guitar hero 5 had a broad range of music, if you are a rock/metal fan (which i am) you will absolutely love the setlist. The quest mode is funny and at times absurd but with an open mind, it is incredibly fun. The inclusion of the power abilities is also a step up for the series. I hope the next game in the series has something truly revolutionary behind it, but for now this is a great game. Full Review »
  2. May 15, 2011
    10
    although it has nothing new its quest mode is very fun but sometimes kind of stupid
    A LOT of songs to play and quick play+ just adds more fun
    although it has nothing new its quest mode is very fun but sometimes kind of stupid
    A LOT of songs to play and quick play+ just adds more fun to the already very fun game
    love it
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  3. Nov 6, 2014
    8
    This is a good game for those who want challenge on guitar hero. The quest was a little boring, because the beginning of the setlist was tooThis is a good game for those who want challenge on guitar hero. The quest was a little boring, because the beginning of the setlist was too easy, and most of the songs were bad (before the Lars chapter). But i liked these last chapters really good, because it was challenging and it was great metal/rock music.

    I was a little disappointed with the graphics, it looked so blurry in this game. Even Guitar Hero 3 was better with the graphics.

    This is a really good game if you want to play quickplay, but not the quest.
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