Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 56 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 56
  2. Negative: 1 out of 56
Buy On
  1. Unless you’ve never played the first game or just have to have the vocal and drum parts included, there’s almost nothing here you can’t get by looking for a cheap deal buying Guitar Hero II or III separately.
User Score
6.0

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 19
  2. Negative: 4 out of 19
  1. BryanM.
    Jul 13, 2009
    7
    This isn't a bad idea for a game. Stick all our beloved characters from the first three games onto multiple instruments, and allow us toThis isn't a bad idea for a game. Stick all our beloved characters from the first three games onto multiple instruments, and allow us to play some old hits.
    At this point, it is all about whether or not you like Rock Band or Guitar Hero's game mechanics. However at this point, it is all starting to blend together.
    It is worth buying if you didn't like the World Tour setlist, but honestly at a full, sixty dollar pricetag you may be better off waiting for them to appear as DLC.
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  2. NathanJ.
    Jun 22, 2009
    1
    Terrible game. You are better off with the Harmonix versions from GH1, 2 and 80s. Yes it's true that those are only guitar, BUT the Terrible game. You are better off with the Harmonix versions from GH1, 2 and 80s. Yes it's true that those are only guitar, BUT the drums and vocals aren't worth playing, so yeah you are better off with the old games. Full Review »
  3. Dec 24, 2016
    7
    Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is a lot of fun. Some of the songs are classics and are a blast to play. My only complaint, however, is that some ofGuitar Hero: Smash Hits is a lot of fun. Some of the songs are classics and are a blast to play. My only complaint, however, is that some of the songs are terrible and I have never heard of them. How is a 'smash hit' something I've never heard of? Full Review »