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  • Summary: Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is the first game built around the legendary music of "America's Greatest Rock ‘N Roll Band": Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer. This latest Guitar Hero installment puts players in the shoes of Perry (guitar), Whitford (guitar) and Hamilton (bass), as they rock out alongside frontman Tyler and drummer Kramer. Gamers experience Aerosmith’s Grammy winning career, from their first gig to becoming rock royalty, in a way that no other entertainment vehicle offers. As fans progress through their careers in the game, they can rock out to scores of Aerosmith’s greatest hits, as well as songs from celebrated artists that the band has either performed with or has been inspired by in some way. Venues from historical moments during the band's illustrious career offer the experience of "sweet emotion" and further capture the essence of the band's rise to fame. [Activision] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  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. Neversoft and RedOctane played it safe by changing little to nothing in the Guitar Hero franchise with Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.
  4. In the end, this is just another Guitar Hero game with a little more specific focus. That’s all there is to it.
  5. As a game it's fun enough; it retains all of the features from the Wii version of Guitar Hero III, giving you plenty of reason to buy if you're an Aerosmith fan. [Sept 2008, p.86]
  6. A cash-in that should have been much cheaper, especially when "World Tour" is just over the horizon. [Aug 2008, p.84]
  7. 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).

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Oct 29, 2010
    as a fan of Aerosmith, I always liked this game. the songs that I played through were quite easy while doing Hard and Expert.
  2. VultanVultan
    Jul 5, 2008
    Similar game to Guitar Hero III, different music. Still brilliant, especially online.
  3. FreddieF.
    Sep 20, 2008
    This game deserves an 8,Because,I think they focused too much on the character's and there new outfits.This game has a few glitches they need to tend to.It has very good songs.The addition of adding DMC for songs King of Rock and Walk this way was a very creative. Expand
  4. NicolasS.
    Aug 19, 2008
    I have to admit this game is pretty disappointing. There is less content than guitar Hero III. less songs... what is more nothing new or novel about the game. It is like paying for a whole new game only to get a partial aerosmith library. Expand
  5. BillyW.
    Oct 17, 2008
    I completely expected more of the same. If you play this, you should know that's what you're getting into. The "doesn't innovate" criticisms are really irrelevant: not every game needs to. The problem if that the songs just aren't very good. Of course, there's lots of aerosmith, and you have to like that, and they indeed did include some of the best songs you'd expect to see, but the 30-something songs all-in-all just weren't very exciting to play. Rent it, beat it, send it back. They aren't enjoyable enough that you'll want to go over and over mastering them. Expand
  6. JimmusMaximus
    Jul 1, 2008
    Easily the most dull of the Guitar Hero series. Unless you're a die-hard Aerosmith fan, you will not relish wading through a bunch of songs you have never heard, and hope you never hear again. Admittedly, there are some good "classic" Aerosmith songs. Looks great, plays exactly as its predecessors, leaves me wholly unfufilled. I'm taking it back and waiting for Guitar Hero 4. Expand
  7. BobS.
    Jun 29, 2008
    Basing a game around Aerosmith is disappointing at best. Maybe they should try a game based on music within the last 10 years.