Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. With a killer track list, exciting new Quest mode, Roadie Battles, and more challenges and star rewards than most of us could ever earn in this lifetime, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is easily the biggest and the best installment of the franchise to date.
  2. A quest mode that is fun and interesting, diverse set lists, and the inclusion of new power abilities will definitely find a special place with fans of the series.
  3. As with every music game, it's all about the replay value, and Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock has plenty of that. I can't say enough good things about the quest mode, Party Play is shaping up to be more user-friendly than ever, and the amount of competitive and co-op gameplay options are all great fun.
  4. It's a bit user-unfriendly but in terms of features this is easily the greatest Guitar Hero game yet.
  5. Oct 22, 2010
    85
    Although it is not forgiving with those not going to devote themselves to the cause of saving the god of rock, this Guitar Hero may save the franchise from decline.
  6. Warriors of Rock offers a great rock/metal tracklist to Guitar Hero fans. The inclusion of new power abilities and new gameplay styles are a great return to the roots of the saga.
  7. Jan 12, 2011
    80
    With any music, the tracks included are what can make or break a game and those featured in Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock really bring out the best, and whilst the new approach taken by Activision and Neversoft doesn't really change the core gameplay much. The music helps make this one of the most compelling Guitar Hero games to date.
  8. Oct 22, 2010
    80
    Thankfully, Warriors of Rock is compatible with tracks you've downloaded previously. [Dec 2010, p.87]
  9. Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is a new beginning for this franchise. After years of casual tracklists without any sign of the good, old, rock, Guitar Hero is once again funny and addictive. Play it and love it.
  10. Better than perhaps expected, Warriors of Rock offers a great setlist, a nicely corny story mode and a smooth quickplay mode.
  11. Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is often stupid and frequently silly, but I got caught up in shredding my way through the ridiculous experience. It doesn't matter if I was laughing with the game or laughing at it; I was entertained.
  12. Fans of the Guitar Hero series can safely continue on with Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. The game that started the revolution might not be as revolutionary as it once was. However, it's nice to see the formula changed up to embrace the characters it has established over the years.
  13. But if you love the trappings of heavy metal, you'll have a blast. [Oct 2010, p.50]
  14. Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is a nice addition to the series: the brand goes back to the origins, with an excellent tracklist strongly focused on rock and metal. If you're a fan of the genre, this is definetly a must buy.
  15. Elsewhere, the full offering of Guitar Hero 5's multiplayer and party play modes return, as do the addictive mini-challenges for each track (there's even a challenge which uses the Quest powers).
  16. In the end the game is solid, but too familiar, and I truly wonder what can be done to inject new life into a franchise that has been around for so long to make it an even better experience.
  17. It doesn't break any new ground, it just offers up a solid, fun, and still addicting package. If you're a long time fan, Warriors of Rock is a no brainer. If you're a newcomer, just be aware of what you're getting into.
  18. Of course with all the features already being touted about for Rock Band 3 this year it's hard to think of Warriors of Rock as a really progressive entry into the genre, but I think there's enough fun to be had with the on disc content to make it worth a look for everyone that already generally enjoys these types of games.
  19. Jan 12, 2011
    70
    This isn't a bad game, but it just ends up as "yet another Guitar Hero" with the set list being the only important difference between Warriors of Rock and World Tour or GH5 or Band Hero.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock is full of hit-or-miss additions that don't make a huge difference to the gameplay.
  23. 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.
  24. 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.
  25. Dec 15, 2010
    50
    Ultimately, Warriors of Rock isn't bad, it just doesn't live up to the legacy and quality set by previous titles.
  26. 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
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Nov 1, 2010
    9
    f you're a fan of music/rhythm games then you can't too much better than this. Small fixes to the game engine improve playability and additions such open bass note sustains and ghost notes on drums add to the experience. The setlist is top notch and just about every song deserves to be in the game unlike previous entries that had a lot of lackluster songs. The story may be cheesy but the whole thing is tongue-in-cheek and the overall atmosphere really harks back to the days of GH3. This game does what it sets out to do, please hardcore music game fans. While some will attack the lack of innovation, this game was meant to do one thing: please fans of past games. If you enjoyed GH3/GH2 you can't find another game (nor will you) that resembles them so well. RB3 is promising new features that may turn out great but WoR looks to have the best shredding available. Full Review »
  2. Mar 28, 2013
    9
    Guitar Hero Warriors of Rock is the sixth game in the Guitar Hero franchise. You play by strumming a guitar controller along to a variety of coloured frets that appear on the screen scrolling downwards. You can also plug in a drumset or microphone for an authentic band experience. While it is similar to Guitar Hero 5, it does have a lot of new features. In the main storymode, each playable character has their own bonus. These offer some clever strategies depending on the song and your playstyle. You can also do Quickplay which is when you choose exactly what songs you want to play. There’s also a custom rocker creation tool, online play and a variety of other features including Downloadable Content.

    While the Guitar Hero Franchise is over for the time being, this is still a fantastic game, and well worth picking up if you’re a fan of the previous games. They really put some effort into this one which is great.
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  3. Oct 28, 2010
    7
    Although this game does bring the series back to the roots, after giving it a long length of play, the underlying quest mode is extremely monotonous, star challenges are monotonous, and the game almost makes you need to keep playing like this to unlock everything and gain a high rank. It adds a lot of difficult metal which targets the guitar player, which is good, other charts are not charted the best. Only for veteran GH players, due to the lack of low-tier songs. Full Review »