Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 18
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 18
  3. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. People who love music video games won't get tired of this one. Not only does it include standard modes of play, but there's also co-op, face-off, battles, several online modes, and a very compelling music studio that allows you to create and share songs with the world.
  2. Guitar Hero World Tour is the first time that the franchise has introduced a full band kit and they did it with smashing success.
  3. All in all, Guitar Hero World Tour is a fun experience.
  4. The gameplay is satisfying, the Music Studio and Mii Freestyle mode are wondrous addition, the song list is sweet and the presentation isn't bad.
  5. This is officially a must-have product.
  6. While Guitar Hero World Tour might be a little rough around the edges, it is still a solid Guitar Hero game.
  7. That's one giant leap for a franchise; one small step for a genre.
  8. The concept is a very good one and the instruments are terrific, but might be problematic for families that want to play all four parts but only have one or two Wii-motes. The issue with the font used on a standard television is also a problem.
  9. Very few songs on the Guitar Hero World Tour got me thinking this was something I had to have, but being able to create my own music is much fun, and the unlimited potential for library expansion is awesome.
  10. 88
    On 360 and PS3, Guitar Hero just doesn't hang in there with "Rock Band 2" like we thought it would, but when it comes to the Wii battlefield, Activision's offering is not only the strongest music game on the system, but also the biggest technical achievement we've seen on Nintendo's system software-wise since launch.
  11. 90
    This Guitar Hero might be on its first World Tour but it is assuredly world class.
  12. The best in the Guitar Hero series so far. If you like rhythm-action games, you owe it to yourself to buy this right now!
  13. If only the MIDI tech were better, and the song list tighter, this would be utterly essential. [Jan 2009, p.52]
  14. Even if you don't use the touch pad, World Tour can be a tough game; thankfully it's far more accessible than Guitar Hero III. [Holiday 2008, p.80]
  15. While the new instruments are wonderfully crafted, the actual gameplay can be too in-depth for its own good.
  16. Providing you can afford the full kit, this is the ultimate rhythm action title. If you can't, it's merely 'brilliant.'
  17. Ultimately, all of Guitar Hero World Tour’s components come together extremely well.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 67 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. Aug 2, 2011
    Okay, so GUITAR HERO: WORLD TOUR--the fourth entry in the GUITAR HERO series and the second entry for the Wii, which is the platform it is definitely most easy to use on--is quite obviously a copy off of the similar ROCK BAND, which was released nine months before. I mean, come on now, if you don't believe me. The title is GUITAR HERO, not BAND HERO (though they did, in their defense, release a crappier spin-off of the series called BAND HERO), so adding drums and a microphone in with the lead guitar and the bass guitar demolishes the title. But if you've played the game, isn't it fun? GUITAR HERO: WORLD TOUR has a total of 86 songs, plus 250+ downloadable songs, PLUS you can create your own songs in the Music Studio. It pretty much endless. Full Review »
  2. Feb 14, 2011
    Guitar Hero World Tour was the second Guitar Hero I played (After Guitar Hero 3) and is a game, for me, which has songs that are fun to play and has a long playability.
    Bravo Activision, bravo on a great game which is fun for all fans of the series and new alike.
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  3. Oct 29, 2010
    awesome video game ever!