Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Xbox 360

Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 59 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 19 out of 59
  2. Negative: 1 out of 59
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  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. Pelit (Finland)
    88
    It seems like Aerosmith composed it songs for the Guitar Hero. A marriage made in heaven. [Aug 2008]
  3. An entry to the Guitar Hero series focusing on the history of one band is a risky move, but fans of Aerosmith should enjoy this retrospective.
  4. 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.
  5. It’s a shame that only a few real hits have found their way into the game.
  6. If you need some news tunes and enjoy Aerosmith, then it may be money well spent, otherwise save up for some licks from your favorite bands on Guitar Hero: World Tour.
  7. As an average Guitar Hero player I did enjoy the more relaxed note streams, easier gameplay, and the substantial ego boost of actually finishing a half-dozen songs on Expert level.
  8. New venues and motion-captured versions of the titular band look great, and the video interviews with its members are a blast for music history buffs.
  9. Crucially, the difficulty has been adjusted: whereas GHIII wanted you to bleed, GHA simply expects that you come ready to rock.
  10. 79
    With a lack of downloadable content and a disappointing short set list GH: Aerosmith certainly isn't for everyone.
  11. How much you enjoy Guitar Hero: Aerosmith will be adjusted on how much you enjoy Aerosmith music.
  12. Thankfully, the inclusion of master tracks and a slick menu interface means that this title sounds and plays exactly how it ought to.
  13. If you're a big fan of the series you should most definitely check out this one. If you, however, are the number one groupie of the band, than go grab the bundle with the Aerosmith faceplate for the Les Gibson controller.
  14. A flawed attempt at fixing the problems with Guitar Hero III. While vast improvements have been made to the game's look and engine, a critical mistake was made when Neversoft chose to focus on a single band. The core Guitar Hero gameplay is still there and as fun as ever, but unless you're an avid fan of Aerosmith, you probably won't be happy with constantly playing Aerosmith songs.
  15. Neversoft and RedOctane played it safe by changing little to nothing in the Guitar Hero franchise with Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.
  16. A decent game, though adjust the score depending on how much you like Aerosmith.
  17. 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.
  18. 75
    With bonus songs from Perry's solo efforts and a fully animated Steven Tyler swallowing the microphone, the game's target audience is very clear -- and for them, the game's existence is justified.
  19. Sure, it's another expansion to the immensely popular Guitar Hero franchise, but a worthy one nonetheless. If you love Aerosmith then it goes without saying you'll love this. The wireless controller is the icing on the cake.
  20. Fans will love the tracks available.
  21. Just more of the same with a limited set list.
  22. Though Guitar Hero: Aerosmith plays heavily on the notion that it’s a must-buy for fans, even they will be ultimately disappointed with what they’re getting.
  23. Overall, for me personally the game is just a cash cow for Activision and truly not worth the $60. It would be so much more worth the purchase if it were a 30 or 40 dollar title, especially when it's basically the same GHIII game that just came out a few months ago.
  24. Obviously your enjoyment of Guitar Hero: Aerosmith will depend largely on your appreciation for the band's music, but there are other factors, namely its price point, that make a purchase hard to justify.
  25. The game is a nice summary of the band, but only true fans will get the get the most out of this title.
  26. With no disrespect intended to the band or Activision, it seems as if , unless you’re a big Aerosmith junkie, GH: Aerosmith will probably feel like you’re playing an RPG over a friend’s house, when you’d rather be playing a shooter or sports game.
  27. Games Master UK
    71
    A treat for fans, but it doesn't quite hit the mark of greatness like its band namesake. [Sept 2008, p.76]
  28. 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.
  29. games(TM)
    70
    It’s worth pointing out, largely due to Aerosmith’s distinctive style of music, that this game is noticeably easier than its forerunners. [Aug 2008, p.107]
  30. I'd recommend looking elsewhere for a new guitar experience with much more variety in playable songs, if you've pulled through Guitar Hero III, then perhaps now might even be the time to check out Rock Band, and get some practice in ready for the full-kitted out Guitar Hero: World Tour experience.
  31. 70
    The same Guitar Hero that we all know and love combined with Aerosmith, who we're sure many have a love-hate relationship with. Still fun, but definitely tailored for fans of the band more than anybody else.
  32. Maxi Consolas (Portugal)
    70
    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]
  33. 70
    If you are a fan of the band, then you should most definitely Walk This Way. If you’re simply looking for a new Guitar Hero fix, you may wish to rent the game first, or look towards the next downloadable content for Guitar Hero III.
  34. 70
    If I had the option, though, I'd still prefer to simply buy the songs I like rather than buy the full retail disc.
  35. Unfortunately for now, it seems Aerosmith needs to take a step back, only managing to play groupie to the real Legends of Rock that have already conquered the gaming world.
  36. There’s a lot here that fans will love but they’ll also be the first to complain about the few omissions. Non-fans, ask yourself how much you really love Guitar Hero.
  37. 70
    It's not that the game has the wrong songs, but that it has so few of them. For $60, you can't help but feel a little cheated when all you get is Guitar Hero III with a light coat of paint and barely half the songs.
  38. The latest Guitar Hero is an Aerosmith fan's dream come true, but the game's narrow focus and lack of content will prove unappealing to many others.
  39. 360 Gamer Magazine UK
    70
    Aerosmith’s presence works impressively well with a decent mix of GH-friendly tunes and some great animations but without the band this is simply a scaled-down version of Guitar Hero III with fewer tracks and no option for DLC to add some of your own favourite anthems to the playlist.
  40. The lack of downloadable content is a shame, especially with certain Aerosmith tracks like "Amazing" and "Chip Away At the Stone" missing. The guitar-strumming gameplay is what you would expect from a Guitar Hero game, catchy and entertaining, although there's nothing new.
  41. I can only recommend Guitar Hero: Aerosmith to fans of both Guitar Hero and Aerosmith.
  42. As such it really boils down to that third group, the Guitar Hero fan who doesn't care about Aerosmith one way or another, and sadly this game won't do anything much to win them over either.
  43. Aerosmith is exactly what you think it is, a Guitar Hero game with way too much Aerosmith. If that's your cup of tea then you're probably going to get a kick out of this game, but everybody else should avoid this like the plague.
  44. 65
    In the end, what you're left with is a familiar game that has less content, less unanimous appeal, easier difficulty, and probably the least amount of innovation offered from a Guitar Hero title yet.
  45. There are few songs with no improvements over from the last game, and it even plays exactly the same.
  46. The title says it all. If you like Guitar Hero and Aerosmith, pick it up. If you only like Guitar Hero, wait for the next real GH game like the rest of us.
  47. 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.
  48. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    61
    Do you like Guitar Hero and Aerosmith? This is the game for your. But everyone else? Give it a miss. [Sept 2008, p.78]
  49. 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).
  50. As niche as this title is, it's still a perfectly welcome edition in the Guitar Hero series. It's just a shame that it's essentially Guitar Hero 3 (PS2) with a few bells and whistles thrown in.
  51. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    60
    Above-average add-on to a successful game. There aren’t only songs from Aerosmith but also tiny changes in the gameplay structure and pleasantly rising difficulty. Unfortunately, it takes only few hours to finish all of the songs. [Aug 2008]
  52. It’s hard to say that Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is a bad game, it really isn’t. However it is most definitely not worth the full price that is being charged for it when it could be played to satisfaction as a weekend rental for all but the biggest completionists.
  53. Guitar Hero: Aerosmith isn't terrible; it's just by no means an essential addition to the series. Hardcore fans will be left feeling short-changed when it comes to the complete band experience, while others will wish they could buy the support tracks as DLC.
  54. If the game would be sold for half the price it is being sold now, than it might be interesting for the non-Aerosmith fans.
  55. Its track list is slightly shorter, its difficulty is slightly easier, and its unlockable goodies are slightly less thrilling, but if you loved everything about Guitar Hero III despite its flaws, then there’s little reason not to grab this one as well. Just don’t expect your finger train to be rolling over the guitar as all-night-long as it did before.
  56. Which leads to the burning issue: outside of marketing it as its own product at retail (and making a ton of cash in the process), there's no reason why what truly defines Guitar Hero: Aerosmith (the music) couldn't have been offered as downloadable content.
  57. Activision is publishing an Aerosmith-focused game with a mere 31 tour tracks, a significant fraction of which have nothing to do with Aerosmith, and they’re charging people full price for the privilege.
  58. Even if you are a hardcore Aerosmith fan, this game's short and spotty track list makes it hard to recommend.
User Score
6.7

Mixed or average reviews- based on 49 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Aug 21, 2015
    9
    Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is an amazing game, especially for fans of the band. As a hardcore fan, this game was a gem, and something I wishedGuitar Hero: Aerosmith is an amazing game, especially for fans of the band. As a hardcore fan, this game was a gem, and something I wished that I had played sooner. Full Review »
  2. Sep 26, 2013
    8
    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 theThe 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.
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  3. May 17, 2012
    1
    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 elseThis 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. Full Review »