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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: 19 out of 59
  2. Negative: 1 out of 59
  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. 80
    Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is enjoyable, and it's pretty impressive as far as fan service goes, but its appeal is going to be fairly limited.
  3. 76
    It's tough to get excited about Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. It's essentially a re-release of Guitar Hero III with a new song list and some new avatars.
  4. It could have been a pack of downloadable content for Guitar Hero III. But Aerosmith fans will certainly like it. Some of the tracks are actually fun, mostly due to Joe Perry’s quality as lead guitarist. But it doesn’t add anything new to the franchise. [Aug 2008]
  5. Oversights, like not being able to access downloaded GH:3 tracks, are baffling and the number of covers for non-Aerosmith tracks is disappointing. For die-hard GH and Aerosmith fans it's a no-brainer, but everyone else might want to save their money for World Tour.
  6. 65
    True Aerosmith fans will be turned off that the game so often strays from the band's career, and "Guitar Hero" purists will bemoan the lack of difficulty, which could lead to some disgruntled buyers for what's essentially an overpriced expansion pack.
  7. Even if you are a hardcore Aerosmith fan, this game's short and spotty track list makes it hard to recommend.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. MarkZim
    Jun 29, 2008
    If you liked Guitar Hero 3, you will like Guitar Hero Aerosmith. The animations are better and the songs are a lot of fun to play. The only downfall is that there are only 41 songs in the game. I am only a mild Aerosmith fan and I still like the game a lot. Expand
  2. May 7, 2012
    It really does come down to how much you like,love or hate Aerosmith.The game is flawless and is executed with the utmost brilliance.I think there could of been a little extra love put in the game like Metallica and the Beatles.Let's get honest though,Metallica rocks far more then Aerosmith so that is the main reason, in this case, why it had higher reviews then this game.I picked this game up from a pawn shop for $3 and it's currently $5 at game stop,so go buy it because even if your a so-so fan your still gonna get your money's worth and then some. Expand
  3. MikeTuncap
    Jul 2, 2008
    Like others have said, you'll only really like this game if your an Aerosmith fan. Song choice was great, but not enough. Hopefully in the future their will be DLC with songs like "Janie's Got a Gun", "Dude (Looks Like a Lady)", "Amazing", etc. Overall, I really liked the game. Expand
  4. Sep 26, 2013
    The game is good. I like Aerosmith, I got to give them credit for the extras in the game compared to GH3. There are new guitars even the returned ones like the Thunderbird, and the Gibson EDS-1275, new finishes especially for the guitars that appeared in GH3 like blue for the Kramer Focus, New Century for the Flying V although it did appear in GH2, white and yellow for the Synapse, transparent blue and amber for the Epiphone Les Paul, characters' styles info. Aerosmith's guitars and basses are cool like the Ampeg Dan Armstrong, Les Paul Glittering Gold, Sadowsky Pink Sparkle, and the Gretsch G6128T Duo Jet Doubleneck. The game is easier than GH3. These are its pros.
    But there are some cons in this game. It's just that it should've had other songs like I Don't Want to Miss a Thing, Janie's Got a Gun, Amazing, and even Last Child and Same Old Song and Dance.
    The GH Xbox 360 Dual Pack makes me think the game is worth it.
  5. JohnK
    Jul 1, 2008
    Definitely a Rental:
    Very short setlist and only a few bonus tracks. None of the flying solos like in the past iteration, nor does this game
    have any fast picking songs. This is basically rock the 80's, a few new characters, even fewer songs, no new gameplay elements, and still a $60 price tag.
    It does have a good soundtrack. Unfortunately a good song to listen to doesn't always correspond to fun to play songs and this game fails on that distinction too many times.
    Also the game is a lot easier than gh3.
    They did improve a lot on the achievement list. The majority of achievements are for single player with a few multiplayer and xbox live ones to shoot for. Completing it on expert counts for hard, med, and easy so you don't have to bore yourself playing on easy for the achievement.
    Bottom Line:
    If you're a guitar hero fan you will get entertainment out of this game, but not enough to buy it. I would recommend RENTING the title, playing through it (doesn't take long at all) and save yourself 60 bucks.
  6. JamesL.
    Jul 1, 2008
    Don't get me wrong, I like guitar hero and all but the fact is, World Tour is just set to be so great so the bar is pretty high... Aerosmith isn't special so hardcore GH fans won't be amazed but if you love Aerosmith and enjoy Guitar Hero this isn't a terrible pick up. Expand
  7. May 17, 2012
    This is one of the worst games ever made, Aerosmith only has about six decent songs, and only two of them are in this game. Everything else they do sucks, I'm ashamed to have paid the full price of $60 when this first came out. Expand

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