• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Apr 21, 2008
User Score
6.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 12 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
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  1. Jul 31, 2013
    6
    Takes a good tune in on RockBand but songs are tight and unapproachable. Battle of the bands is just fun but nothing else. You'll get pains in your hand and muscles but still good graphics and addictive gameplay. Not bad.
  2. Jan 11, 2016
    5
    Battle of the Bands was an amazing idea that wasn't real realised. it's biggest error is that the gameplay is rather lack lustre and doesn't offer enough variety. also even though the game offers a good selection of songs but no matter which one you pick it will suck in at least one genre it will suck especially Coming Undone by Korn which sounds crap in every genre but rock. however theBattle of the Bands was an amazing idea that wasn't real realised. it's biggest error is that the gameplay is rather lack lustre and doesn't offer enough variety. also even though the game offers a good selection of songs but no matter which one you pick it will suck in at least one genre it will suck especially Coming Undone by Korn which sounds crap in every genre but rock. however the game was fun a lot of the time and i think a sequel would have been a good idea to expand on what worked however low sales make it unlikely but i think it's worth at least a go Expand

Awards & Rankings

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#83 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2008
69
#69 Most Shared Wii Game of 2008
Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 40 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 40
  2. Negative: 5 out of 40
  1. 56
    I applaud developer Planet Moon for trying something fresh and original in the music game genre. But I have to give them a wag of the finger for treating the player like a child. Really, we can handle more than a few swings of the Wiimote.
  2. 70
    Battle of the Bands is pretty fun, and it’s definitely a cheaper option in the whole music game fad than the peripheral-laden titles out there, but there’s just not a lot of depth there.
  3. Battle of the Band's bizarre mashups are fun to listen to but not as much fun to play.