Band Hero Wii

Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
Buy On
  1. If you haven't played the latest Guitar Hero or are looking for something that all ages of players can get into, it's a respectable choice. However, its mostly flat song list and almost complete lack of anything significantly new may have you feeling a sense of deja vu that can't be shaken.
  2. 70
    Band Hero is clearly aimed at a very specific audience, and for that audience it's a goldmine of content that they'll enjoy. For guys like me, who actually like rock music, I'll stick with something a little more hardcore.
  3. It's a game that comes across more as GH with a different musical focus, rather than as a new IP in its own right. Band Hero is far from being a bad game, but somewhere along the line it seems the new franchise's focus became a little confused.

Awards & Rankings

#56 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2009
User Score
6.6

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Sep 9, 2012
    9
    For a Wii game, the graphics were actually pretty good. But, the real point is the game itself. I found it very entertaining. Why? Because itFor a Wii game, the graphics were actually pretty good. But, the real point is the game itself. I found it very entertaining. Why? Because it has alot of those old school 80's 70's and 60's songs that I enjoy. Some newer 2000's songs as well that are pretty good too. So, the tracklist is a plus. Now, on to the gameplay... It's a very difficult game if you put it on Expert (Which I play) compared to some other music games like, The Beatles: Rockband. There is tons of DLC (Which I have, some) and very fun party mode. Band Hero is not the best music game, but it's one of the best. 9/10 from me. Full Review »
  2. Sep 24, 2010
    7
    The setlist is BUILT for people who enjoy pop music. Obviously, the game will be unpleasurable to those that hate this genre of music. OneThe setlist is BUILT for people who enjoy pop music. Obviously, the game will be unpleasurable to those that hate this genre of music. One of the major issues I found with the game is the reduced amount of music for the same price as Guitar Hero 5. There is also the lack of the same gameplay elements that Guitar Hero 5 had. One redeeming factor of the game is that most of the setlist can be exported to Guitar Hero 5 (and now Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock) Full Review »
  3. Jul 25, 2011
    7
    Interesting in a bit, and maybe an excellent game for the Pop genre fans, Rock folks, please don't start thrashing Band Hero just because theInteresting in a bit, and maybe an excellent game for the Pop genre fans, Rock folks, please don't start thrashing Band Hero just because the soundtrack isn't your taste. That said, i think Activision slipped and got out of control , releasing so many GH games in one year or a little period of time is painful. Full Review »