Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic 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 good extension of the series and a nice way to introduce the older Aerosmith fan base.
  3. It’s a shame that only a few real hits have found their way into the game.
  4. A title for hardcore Aerosmith fans and gamers that must have their next Guitar Hero fix. If you’re a casual Guitar Hero gamer you might be hard pressed to justify getting the game since the core Guitar Hero experience hasn’t changed.
  5. Neversoft and RedOctane played it safe by changing little to nothing in the Guitar Hero franchise with Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.
  6. The group's music is a great fit for the gameplay.
  7. Those new to the Guitar Hero experience may want to look to other versions of the game for a deeper and longer lasting experience.
  8. Guitar Hero: Aerosmith borders on the brink of being an unnecessary edition to the franchise. Yes, there are enhancements that move the series forward, especially in regards to difficulty balance, but the smaller track list, repetitive song styles and resemblance to Legends of Rock leave something to be desired.
  9. In the end, this is just another Guitar Hero game with a little more specific focus. That’s all there is to it.
  10. A cash-in that should have been much cheaper, especially when "World Tour" is just over the horizon. [Aug 2008, p.84]
  11. 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]
  12. No different to "Guitar Hero III," but great nonetheless. [Issue#26, p.72]
  13. The relatively small selection of tracks, lack of track variety, and laughable amount of bonus content are potential negatives for those on the fence, but the bottom line for this Guitar Hero game is that you either like Aerosmith or you don't.
  14. If you do some soul-searching and decide that you''re not Steve Tyler's biggest admirer, then you will probably end up disappointed with the game when you finally get to play it.
  15. Not really that innovative. [Oct 2008, p.62]
  16. 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).
User Score
7.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 18 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 7
  2. Negative: 1 out of 7
  1. Oct 29, 2010
    10
    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. BillyW.
    Oct 17, 2008
    6
    I completely expected more of the same. If you play this, you should know that's what you're getting into. The "doesn't 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. Full Review »
  3. FreddieF.
    Sep 20, 2008
    8
    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 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. Full Review »