Guitar Hero Live Image
Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 69 Critics What's this?

User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 180 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: Guitar Hero Live mode inserts you onstage, looking out: you get a first-person perspective as a real crowd reacts to the notes you play. Or switch over to GHTV - a playable music video network, where you can play along in real time, discover new music, and challenge friends around the world.
Buy On

Trailer

Please enter your birth date to watch this video:
You are not allowed to view this material at this time.
Guitar Hero Live - Behind the Scenes Trailer
Autoplay On Off
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 54 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. Oct 20, 2015
    100
    Guitar Hero Live isn't just a remolding of how we think about plastic guitars, but how audiences listen to music.
  2. Oct 23, 2015
    90
    Guitar Hero Live feels more like a new song rather than a tribute. Its new guitar makes it feel original and fresh, and we would only ask for a bigger multiplayer component to enhance the experience.
  3. Oct 20, 2015
    87
    It’s not better or worse than the old method, but it’s new, and at times it’s incredibly taxing on the brain - in a good way.
  4. Oct 22, 2015
    80
    Guitar Hero Live combines innovation with the guitar as much as its content, with modern methods (but dangerously similar to the Free to Play schemes) to manage its powerful tracklist.
  5. Nov 2, 2015
    80
    Guitar Hero Live does not reinvent the guitar, but it does bring enough fresh elements to make even the classics feel brand new. The FMV-gigs are both cliche and entertaining, and Guitar Hero TV shows that that Guitar Hero is still relevant in 2015.
  6. Nov 30, 2015
    75
    A decent reincarnation of one of the biggest console hits of 2000s.
  7. Oct 20, 2015
    60
    Guitar Hero Live's reinvented mechanics makes music-driven gameplay fresh and fun again, and while that's a truly massive and meaningful change for the genre as a whole, the campaign's off-putting presentation and GHTV's unpleasant microtransactions all sour the experience built up around that gameplay.

See all 70 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 54
  2. Negative: 14 out of 54
  1. Oct 21, 2015
    10
    Ok you Luddites. It's time for a cool change. Stop complaining about the new button layout, the new way of song delivery, and whatever newOk you Luddites. It's time for a cool change. Stop complaining about the new button layout, the new way of song delivery, and whatever new thing that got you by surprise. It's a different, bold, new direction and the developers put a lot of work in reinventing the somewhat tired rhythm+music genre. This game is fun, and GH Live is such a wonderful bonus to have. Expand
  2. Dec 13, 2015
    9
    I'm absolutely shocking at it, but its still really fun :D. I think all the songs in the game are great and that the whole new live thingI'm absolutely shocking at it, but its still really fun :D. I think all the songs in the game are great and that the whole new live thing doesn't really bother me all that much. It's an all round fantastic experience :D Expand
  3. Oct 20, 2015
    9
    This new instalment of Gutiar Hero is a breath of fresh air from the previous games of the series. Being a massive fan of rhythm games I haveThis new instalment of Gutiar Hero is a breath of fresh air from the previous games of the series. Being a massive fan of rhythm games I have already gotten 12 hours put into the game and can't find myself getting off it. If you're up for getting into the new style of game I highly recommend you go out and get your hands on this. A massive streaming library of songs of almost every genre gives the chance for you and all your friends to enjoy a good night full of your favourite tunes.
    Career mode is the only lacking part of the game where it doesn't really give you any sort of achievement when finishing, yo just unlock a few songs for quickplay which is small in comparison to the online library of songs.
    Expand
  4. May 10, 2017
    7
    The songs are ok but not great. The guitar is surprisingly well made. The gamemodes are good depending on what you play in it. I enjoyed it aThe songs are ok but not great. The guitar is surprisingly well made. The gamemodes are good depending on what you play in it. I enjoyed it a lot but it is weak at some points. Expand
  5. May 25, 2017
    6
    This game is a decent revival of the Guitar Hero franchise. The game play is fun as always, the guitar feels great to use and the song choicesThis game is a decent revival of the Guitar Hero franchise. The game play is fun as always, the guitar feels great to use and the song choices are great! However, I found the notes harder to read at full speed, I much prefer the old style of notes. The HUD looks really bland and boring to look at as well. I stopped playing this game after a month because of the hard to read notes. I also despise the plays mechanic, this is a full-priced game with freemium mobile game mechanics. Expand
  6. Dec 9, 2015
    5
    Guitar Hero Live is a good re-boot to a series I missed a lot. The new live concert feel this game added with the actual crowd is a very coolGuitar Hero Live is a good re-boot to a series I missed a lot. The new live concert feel this game added with the actual crowd is a very cool mechanic added, and with them changing based on your performance is great. I also found myself enjoying the new button lay-out. I found the lack of depth in songs was very poor however, and the purchasing of songs is something I am not at all a fan of.

    The new button layout is a good thing. I found it much easier to play once I got the feel for it as you could just need to move your fingers from the top to the bottom keys, rather than having to slide them up and down the guitar. This however is just my feelings for it as I like that it feels more attainable to get to higher difficulties with this layout, and I could definitely see how some may dislike it as it definitely took more skill with the old layout.

    I hate having to pay to play more songs. I think this game may come with less songs than any Guitar Hero game so far, and that's wrong. A game with this few options of differing gameplay should have a robust library, and this game fails to do that. I also was very upset that the game came with so few older titles. Many of the songs are very Top 40-ish and recently made, and I liked playing Guitar Hero for the old school titles.

    In closing, the game is fun. I had a good time playing this game for a few hours, but unless you are willing to pay the $99.99 for just a few hours of fun I would skip this game. I would only recommend it for true lovers of the series who are willing to dump some money into buying songs as well as the initial purchase price. I was lucky enough to grab the game on sale, which made it feel less like a cash grab game, but the game definitely needed to come with more to be worth it.

    5.9/10
    Expand
  7. Apr 7, 2016
    0
    I am a complete Guitar Hero fan. I play no other game. Truly disappointed when GH fell off the market. To hear it was making a comeback, theI am a complete Guitar Hero fan. I play no other game. Truly disappointed when GH fell off the market. To hear it was making a comeback, the new GH Live was all I wanted for xmas and I got a new PS4 to go with. My high expectations for this turned out to be a punch in the gut. Whomever designed the new guitar and game needs to sit and revisit the crayon box because after 5 minutes of play, not only does 3 top and bottom buttons become absolutely confusing but WTH happened to the color? The game becomes completely boring and mind numbing despite the challenges of music. Like riding a magic bus without the sparkle to it. The old GH was perfect! Why not improve upon that? They really should've kept the GH signature of the Colored buttons on both the guitar and in the game and I wouldnt've be so quick to get my money back. Total let down. Yay Ebay! Expand

See all 54 User Reviews