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Guitar Hero Smash Hits

MobyRank MobyScore
Wii
70
5.0
Xbox 360
72
2.3
PlayStation 3
74
5.0

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Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 2 1 3.0
PlayStation 3 1 5.0
Wii 1 5.0
Xbox 360 2 2.3
Combined MobyScore 5 3.5


The Press Says

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100
PlayStation 3Game Chronicles
I have to admit that I was becoming a bit weary of the Guitar Hero franchise, but Smash Hits was just the breath of fresh recycled air that we needed. Not only are these the songs I grew up listening to, these are the songs that introduced me to the Guitar Hero franchise back when it was just on the PS2. Now I get to play them all on my fancy next-gen consoles with better instruments and new challenging note streams and even share them with my friends in a full band situation. There is something to be said for nostalgia and Guitar Hero: Smash Hits earns a perfect score with it’s superlative track list built on the fantastic World Tour engine.
100
Xbox 360Game Chronicles
I have to admit that I was becoming a bit weary of the Guitar Hero franchise, but Smash Hits was just the breath of fresh recycled air that we needed. Not only are these the songs I grew up listening to, these are the songs that introduced me to the Guitar Hero franchise back when it was just on the PS2. Now I get to play them all on my fancy next-gen consoles with better instruments and new challenging note streams and even share them with my friends in a full band situation. There is something to be said for nostalgia and Guitar Hero: Smash Hits earns a perfect score with it’s superlative track list built on the fantastic World Tour engine.
98
Xbox 360PGNx Media
Beenox has done a great job with Guitar Hero: Smash Hits. Porting classic songs into the new engine would have been enough to sell dozens of copies but the developer went further by choosing songs that were fun to play as a band, including the master tracks, creating a story that has you playing in varied locales, and keeping all of the refinements the series has made over the years. Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is an incredibly fun game and one that will definitely keep you entertained until Guitar Hero V arrives. It’s highly recommended for all platforms, but especially for Wii and PS3 owners since over half of the games haven’t appeared in those platforms at all.
92
PlayStation 3PSX Extreme
As is the case with music games, it's the playlist that ultimately determines your choice. I tend to prefer Guitar Hero games for their louder soundtracks, and Smash Hits is no exception. Foo Fighters, Motley Crue, Judas Priest, Ozzy, Pantera, Slayer, Queen, Rage Against the Machine, Iron Maiden, Queens of the Stone Age, The Police, Lamb of God, Nirvana, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Boston, Incubus, Ratt, Alice in Chains, Deep Purple, Wolfmother, Stone Temple Pilots, and Rush...I simply cannot resist. And as a little tidbit, I discovered that Sony's SingStar mics work with the game, as well (and possibly with Metallica and World Tour too). Now if you excuse me, I'm off to drum and then sing RATT's "Round and Round" and then perhaps Judas Priest's "Electric Eye."
91
Xbox 360Wonderwallweb.com
This is a very good game. While its drums and vocals lack passion, the rest of the game excels and with some more promotion and respect, this game could be the best GH game around!
90
Xbox 360GamingTrend
I went into my review for Guitar Hero Smash Hits expecting a retread, but instead saw all of these great tracks get new life. The improvements from Metallica fused with a less niche soundtrack, is simply plastic-instrument-band heaven. While we won’t get a full band Jordan experience from Buckethead, there is a lot to be said for busting out an awesome rendition of Cult of Personality from Living Colour. Guitar Hero Smash Hits hits all the right notes and really strikes a chord for me - I recommend it.
86
PlayStation 3XGN
Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits is eigenlijk een beetje te duur voor de redelijk kleine tracklist. Je kunt je afvragen waarom het niet gewoon als downloadbare content is aageboden en het teveel lijkt op Guitar Hero: World Tour. Desondanks staat de game als een huis en wil je niet meer stoppen met drummen of zingen voor de verandering!
86
Xbox 360XGN
Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits is eigenlijk een beetje te duur voor de redelijk kleine tracklist. Je kunt je afvragen waarom het niet gewoon als downloadbare content is aageboden en het teveel lijkt op Guitar Hero: World Tour. Desondanks staat de game als een huis en wil je niet meer stoppen met drummen of zingen voor de verandering!
85
Xbox 360411mania.com
You'll fall into one of three categories when it comes to Guitar Hero: Smash Hits. You either haven't played these songs yet and want to OR you've played them before and don't see the need to play them again OR you love greatest hits compilations and will sell your old copies of the other games and get this. Personally, I fall into the last set of gamers. I like these songs and had a great time playing them again. The fact that they are all master tracks definitely helps the fact. Remember that cover of Stellar by Incubus? Ugh..
84
PlayStation 3Extreme Gamer
Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is the perfect compilation disc to pick up if you have missed some of the other editions along the way. This is perfect for the Guitar Hero late bloomer, or all the Guitar Hero drummers/ singers around the world. Besides drumming, or singing to some classic Guitar Hero tracks you’ll get to take advantage of all the new upgrades made in series up until now. This includes the new instruments, multiplayer, and other modes. Considering some of those Guitar Hero titles never made it to the Wii, or the Playstation 3, owners of those two consoles might have a bigger interest in Smash Hits release. Bottom line, if you’re a fan and don’t already own all FIVE versions of Guitar Hero that Smash Hits is based off of, then you should check out the set-list to see if Smash Hits is worth rocking out to.
84
Xbox 360Extreme Gamer
Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is the perfect compilation disc to pick up if you have missed some of the other editions along the way. This is perfect for the Guitar Hero late bloomer, or all the Guitar Hero drummers/ singers around the world. Besides drumming, or singing to some classic Guitar Hero tracks you’ll get to take advantage of all the new upgrades made in series up until now. This includes the new instruments, multiplayer, and other modes. Considering some of those Guitar Hero titles never made it to the Wii, or the Playstation 3, owners of those two consoles might have a bigger interest in Smash Hits release. Bottom line, if you’re a fan and don’t already own all FIVE versions of Guitar Hero that Smash Hits is based off of, then you should check out the set-list to see if Smash Hits is worth rocking out to.
80
PlayStation 3VicioJuegos.com
En definitiva, recomendamos este Guitar Hero Greatest Hits a los amantes de la saga y el buen rock. No nos engañemos, 48 canciones no son demasiadas en comparación con las más de 80 de World Tour, pero es difícil encontrar un juego con tantos temazos. La nota es lo de menos, ya que la intención de compra de estos juegos pasa por lo mucho o lo poco que le guste a uno el repertorio. Lo que sí podemos decir es que la adaptación de las canciones a la jugabilidad de los últimos Guitar Hero se ha cuidado, lo que asegura muchas horas de diversión en solitario, pero más aún en compañía. Tocar “Free Bird” con amigos es lo más a lo que podemos aspirar los músicos frustrados que tenemos que conformarnos con guitarras de plástico. Eso sí, no queremos dejar pasar la oportunidad de hacer un llamamiento a Activision. La vida de la gallina de los huevos de metal pende de un hilo.
80
PlayStation 3TotalPlayStation
In the end, it's going to come down to how much you love the older songs. If you played most of the early stuff on the PS2 or before the days of having an HDTV and a sweet surround system and online play, then you're going to see a bit more mileage out of things. For everyone else, though, it's not hard to see Smash Hits for what it is: a way to squeeze more money out of customers. The question is whether you love these songs or want to play them with more instruments enough to accept that you're getting bilked out of your funds. I'm ashamed to admit that for me, yep, it is. Yes, it's a sickness, and no I won't be seeking help. At least not until my bank account is completely drained.
80
PlayStation 3GameFocus
With Guitar Hero 5 shipping in less than three months and being touted as “the ultimate Guitar Hero experience”, it’s a bit odd that Activision decided to offer this compilation on a retail disc instead of going with the downloadable content model. Still, any fan of Guitar Hero won’t overlook the fact that you can now play the most popular tracks of the franchise with more than one instrument and won’t hesitate to add the game to their game collection. However, it may be time for Activision to start thinking differently because having too much Guitar Hero games it’s like having nothing at all.
80
PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine
Smash Hits does absolutely nothing to advance the GH brand in any way, but if you've long since packed up your PS2 it's a great way to get your hands on some old-school favorites. You're basically paying $1.25 per song, which is lower than DLC pricing. Not a bad deal if you can handle jamming yet another Guitar Hero box into your racks.
80
PlayStation 3ZTGameDomain
Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is a great collection of tracks from previous games, re-constructed for the current evolution of the genre. If you are ok with that, and don't mind swapping discs to access this content, then do not hesitate purchasing it. If you are sick of the series, this outing is not going to change your mind. This is the same game we have been playing for a while. This chapter is more like a chance for hardcore fans to revisit some of their favorite tracks in a new light. Smash Hits is definitely going to be criticized for milking the franchise, but when it is this fun I personally don't care.
80
Xbox 360Armchair Empire, The
For the more casual player, Smash Hits is a good opportunity to breakout the instruments from On Tour and have some summer fun.
80
Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
Smash Hits does absolutely nothing to advance the GH brand in any way, but if you've long since packed up your PS2 it's a great way to get your hands on some old-school favorites. You're basically paying $1.25 per song, which is lower than DLC pricing. Not a bad deal if you can handle jamming yet another Guitar Hero box into your racks.
80
Xbox 360TeamXbox
Whether Guitar Hero 5 will have enough freshness to inspire people to buy it this September is yet to be seen—though the flexibility demonstrated in a pre-E3 event and detailed in a subsequent press release indicates that there’ll be a lot of reason to consider a GH5 purchase. However, that’s the subject of another review, and it sadly won’t be a factor in this Guitar Hero Smash Hits review.
80
Xbox 360ZTGameDomain
Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is a great collection of tracks from previous games, re-constructed for the current evolution of the genre. If you are ok with that, and don't mind swapping discs to access this content, then do not hesitate purchasing it. If you are sick of the series, this outing is not going to change your mind. This is the same game we have been playing for a while. This chapter is more like a chance for hardcore fans to revisit some of their favorite tracks in a new light. Smash Hits is definitely going to be criticized for milking the franchise, but when it is this fun I personally don't care.
80
Xbox 360GameFocus
With Guitar Hero 5 shipping in less than three months and being touted as “the ultimate Guitar Hero experience”, it’s a bit odd that Activision decided to offer this compilation on a retail disc instead of going with the downloadable content model. Still, any fan of Guitar Hero won’t overlook the fact that you can now play the most popular tracks of the franchise with more than one instrument and won’t hesitate to add the game to their game collection. However, it may be time for Activision to start thinking differently because having too much Guitar Hero games it’s like having nothing at all.
78
Xbox 3604Players.de
Okay, auf den ersten Blick riecht Greatest Hits schon irgendwie nach Abzocke: Die Technik ist altbekannt, die Songs sind altbekannt, das ganze Drumherum sowieso - wieso sollte man also für 48 alte Lieder den Vollpreis zahlen? Wieso stellt Activision das Ganze nicht als günstigeres Downloadpaket für World Tour zur Verfügung? Gute, berechtigte Fragen. Angesichts der Tatsache, dass weder Guitar Hero noch der 80s-Ableger weder auf 360 noch PS3 erhältlich waren oder sind (uns stand zum Test nur die 360-Version zur Verfügung) ist die Antwort, dass dieses Mal die ganze Band ran darf und man Original- statt Coverversionen zu hören bekommt. Das klingt nicht gerade nach irre viel, allerdings ist die Songauswahl wirklich hervorragend und vor allem vielfältiger als bei Metallica. Die Karriere ist ansprechend gestaltet, der Multiplayermodus macht unverändert verdammt viel Spaß, es gibt viel freizuschalten und zu personalisieren.
76
Xbox 360GameZone
Guitar Hero Smash Hits isn’t much of a progression for the series, so seasoned vets looking for something new will be disappointed. However, newcomers who didn’t pick up the series until last year will get the most out of it.
75
Xbox 360That Gaming Site
Guitar Hero Smash Hits is a good attempt and a decent concept that all sizes up to a wasted opportunity. Worth a play but not really worthy of its own full price release. This should have been a discount title or DLC releases.
75
PlayStation 3Playstation Universe
Honestly, that’s about it. There are other elements that could be discussed, like the game’s polished presentation and “career” mode, but really, it’s just Guitar Hero. Smash Hits is great for the extremes: it’s a must-buy for the casual player who missed the early games, and it’s perfect for hardcore players who want to revisit their favorite songs on all of the instruments. For the mid-level, average Guitar Hero player, however, it’s a bit too much money for too little content. After all, Smash Hits is just a glorified track pack—at least it’s a damn good one.
75
PlayStation 3Vandal Online
¿Qué pasa? Que Greatest Hits no deja de ser un recopilatorio muy poco ambicioso que no aporta ninguna novedad a nivel jugable a la serie, y que perfectamente podría haber llegado a través del sistema de distribución digital de Activision ahorrando así el importante desembolso que deben realizar los usuarios para hacerse con el juego. Será por tanto una decisión muy personal de los veteranos en la serie si Greatest Hits ofrece lo suficiente como para hacerse con él, siendo, eso sí, una compra más que recomendable para todos aquellos usuarios que quieran dar el salto al género de los juegos musicales o, también, para todos aquellos que no tuvieron ocasión de disfrutar de las primeras entregas de Guitar Hero; auténticos clásicos con un repertorio musical digno de estar en el Olimpo de los dioses del rock.
75
PlayStation 3GameZone
At $60 (suggested retail price at the time this review was written), this is a bit spendy – especially for only 48 songs – but the song list is a solid representation of songs from past GH releases. If you were a GH fan and own the first several releases, this is a pass. If you came onboard with the World Tour release, and don’t mind spending the bucks for the older songs, this might be worth it. After all, even if you went back and bought those earlier versions, you would be getting songs only for guitar, whereas these are the tops songs from those releases (as voted on by GH fans) reconfigured for up to a four-piece band.
75
Xbox 360Official XBox Magazine
Still, that full price is steep for what feels like an add-on disc. Gather your bandmates for a money-saving weekend rental, and you’ll have more fun with the oldies than you might expect.
75
Xbox 360Da Gameboyz
Smash Hits pays great homage to Activision’s Guitar Hero franchise. To be able to replay some of the series most famous and infamous hits in their master track form was a delight. That being said, the franchise is less than four-years old and the game goes for the full price of a regular Guitar Hero title. Perhaps five years from now a greatest hits game would have been more appropriate but for now diehards may just want just pick this one up as an extended rental. Nevertheless, if you haven’t played a Guitar Hero game before then Smash Hits should be the first place you stop.
75
Xbox 360Atomic Gamer
So while we wait for GH5 and The Beatles to hit this September and we continue to buy tracks for the major two games released last year, it may be tempting to pop down to the store to pick up Smash Hits - but I highly recommend you drop by Wikipedia to see the track list first, because thatlist of songs is about the only unique feature that this game has. If you've got the controllers already bought and the friends sitting around that are willing to play at least half of these songs either for the first time or in the new, updated way, then by all means go for it. If any of those conditions fail, though, you might want to wait three months for the next major iteration in Guitar Hero.
75
Xbox 360Gameplanet
Guitar Hero 5 is currently under development, so if you're looking for something more guitar-centric then you might want to wait. In the meantime, if you and your buddies are getting a bit bored of the same songs from World Tour and Metallica, then Greatest Hits really represents 48 more songs to hone your skills on.
75
Xbox 360Kombo.com
It might be too premature to be getting nostalgic about a game that released a short four years ago but Smash Hits does evoke those emotions. If you can get past the feeling that you have already played these songs before, even though these are better recordings, Smash Hits is like a jukebox full of the best songs from Guitar Hero's past.
75
Xbox 360Vandal Online
¿Qué pasa? Que Greatest Hits no deja de ser un recopilatorio muy poco ambicioso que no aporta ninguna novedad a nivel jugable a la serie, y que perfectamente podría haber llegado a través del sistema de distribución digital de Activision ahorrando así el importante desembolso que deben realizar los usuarios para hacerse con el juego. Será por tanto una decisión muy personal de los veteranos en la serie si Greatest Hits ofrece lo suficiente como para hacerse con él, siendo, eso sí, una compra más que recomendable para todos aquellos usuarios que quieran dar el salto al género de los juegos musicales o, también, para todos aquellos que no tuvieron ocasión de disfrutar de las primeras entregas de Guitar Hero; auténticos clásicos con un repertorio musical digno de estar en el Olimpo de los dioses del rock.
75
Xbox 360Gaming Nexus
One could certainly argue that Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is nothing more than a glorified expansion pack. But there's definitely enough content in this game to warrant a look, even if you already own these songs in older Guitar Hero games. I just wish Activision would have done more with this idea than throwing us new songs.
75
WiiVandal Online
Qué pasa? Que Greatest Hits no deja de ser un recopilatorio muy poco ambicioso que no aporta ninguna novedad a nivel jugable a la serie, y que perfectamente podría haber llegado a través del sistema de distribución digital de Activision ahorrando así el importante desembolso que deben realizar los usuarios para hacerse con el juego. Será por tanto una decisión muy personal de los veteranos en la serie si Greatest Hits ofrece lo suficiente como para hacerse con él, siendo, eso sí, una compra más que recomendable para todos aquellos usuarios que quieran dar el salto al género de los juegos musicales o, también, para todos aquellos que no tuvieron ocasión de disfrutar de las primeras entregas de Guitar Hero; auténticos clásicos con un repertorio musical digno de estar en el Olimpo de los dioses del rock.
75
WiiDa Gameboyz
Smash Hits for the Wii pays great homage to Activision’s Guitar Hero franchise. To be able to replay some of the series most famous and infamous hits in their master track form was a delight. That being said, the franchise is less than four-years old and the game goes for the full price of a regular Guitar Hero title. Perhaps five years from now a greatest hits game would have been more appropriate but for now diehards may just want just pick this one up as an extended rental. Nevertheless, if you haven’t played a Guitar Hero game before then Smash Hits should be the first place you stop.
74
PlayStation 3Cheat Code Central
Consequently, I can only recommend this title to Guitar Hero enthusiasts that feel the band side of their collection is sorely missing the tracks included with this release. Everyone else out there could just as easily hold out for Guitar Hero 5, or wait for Smash Hits to hit the bargain bin or used section of their favorite game store.
74
Xbox 360Cheat Code Central
Consequently, I can only recommend this title to Guitar Hero enthusiasts that feel the band side of their collection is sorely missing the tracks included with this release. Everyone else out there could just as easily hold out for Guitar Hero 5, or wait for Smash Hits to hit the bargain bin or used section of their favorite game store.
74
WiiCheat Code Central
Consequently, I can only recommend this title to Guitar Hero enthusiasts that feel the band side of their collection is sorely missing the tracks included with this release. Everyone else out there could just as easily hold out for Guitar Hero 5, or wait for Smash Hits to hit the bargain bin or used section of their favorite game store.
72
Xbox 360XboxAddict
Make sure to remember you will be getting absolutely nothing new game-wise in Smash Hits; you will only be able to replay the classics from Guitar Hero 1, 2, 3, and Aerosmith with all your instruments. Check the complete song list and decide if there are enough songs on it that will warrant you having to put in Smash Hits every time you want to only play those songs as it is the complete epitome of inconvenient.
70
PlayStation 3IGN
Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is the definition of "milking". Sure, the setlist is great, and if you've somehow never played these tracks before, they're a ton of fun. Even if you have played them all, being able to sit down at the drums or try out your vocal abilities with them is great. However, there are a number of presentation issues that bother me (though they may not bother very casual players), and the fact that this wasn't either DLC or released as multiple track packs is a big mistake.
70
PlayStation 3videogamer.com
Despite a few niggles with the note structure changes and the nagging feeling that this could have all been DLC, Greatest Hits is still a lot of fun. If you've been waiting to play some of the best tracks from previous games with your friends as a full band, you'll want to snap this up right away. If you're new to the series, though, last year's Guitar Hero World Tour offers better value for money and the ability to expand the track list through DLC.
70
PlayStation 3Gamer Limit
Nevertheless, Greatest Hits is a satisfying, if expensive, trip down memory lane that relives a time when Guitar Hero was in its’ infancy at its’ absolute pinnacle. For those that missed out on the beginnings of the series, this is an ideal package, but for others the lousy execution could be a deterrent for what should have been downloadable add-ons. It may still be fun for now, but, to put things bluntly, Guitar Hero simply isn’t as fresh or as groundbreaking to play as it was back in 2005.
70
PlayStation 3Games Radar
Sound good? Then you’ll be in heaven with this new pack, especially if you bought Guitar Hero Metallica and have the dual bass pedals going. If these seem a little tired to you or you don’t want to pay for the whole collection, maybe just hold off and see if these make their way into the online shop eventually.
70
PlayStation 3GamePro (US)
I didn't expect Guitar Hero Smash Hits to dramatically change what has become a tried-and-true formula, but I definitely anticipated a better value proposition than this. Guitar Hero die-hards begging for a way to relive their past favorites with the band might find some worth within, and I certainly won't deny having fun revisiting many of these tracks, but your everyday rhythm game fan will likely find Smash Hits an adequate collection that falls just short of requiring a full-price purchase.
70
Xbox 360Xbox World Australia (XWA)
Even with the pretty sub-par song selection, there are enough songs on Greatest Hits to keep you occupied for a short while. However, a budget price tag would have been better suited to what is simply a budget game; it'd be hard to recommend this at its $80AUD RRP. If you're a diehard Guitar Hero, then you're probably going to buy this regardless (much like I did), but I fear you'll be disappointed with the easy, watered-down experience Greatest Hits is.
70
Xbox 360Eurogamer.es
Todos estos ingredientes hacen de Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits un título que se deja disfrutar gracias a su excelente repertorio de canciones y al hecho que saca partido de todas la novedades que se han introducido en la saga en los últimos años. Lástima que aspectos como el no poder descargar más canciones más allá de las 48 disponibles, integrarlas en otros títulos, o el hecho de que sea un poco caro para tratarse de un recopilatorio, empañen el resultado final.
70
Xbox 360Gamervision
Yes, I loved the Guitar Hero series once upon a time, but the genre has evolved, and it’s Harmonix and Rock Band that are leading the evolution. While Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is a solid option for fans of music games, the short and inconsistent tracklist alone makes it not worth the price. The fact is, every single song on the disc is already available in another game, and most of them have been for years; in fact, I still have the first three Guitar Hero games in my library, and I certainly don’t feel the need to pay another $60 just to add more instruments to the few songs in the game that I really love. To make matters worse, a handful of the songs in Smash Hits are available in Rock Band, and the fact that the game doesn’t support DLC gives gamers even less reason to buy it. Guitar Hero: Smash Hits will keep you entertained for a few days, but it certainly won’t replace either Rock Band or Guitar Hero: World Tour as your regular party game.
70
Xbox 360Official Xbox Magazine (UK)
Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits is a brilliant full-band revival of some of our favourite songs from the series, which may not have made it to a straight sequel. With it being a lighter, stop-gap package, though, we'd recommend picking it up in a few months' time at a more agreeable price.
70
Xbox 360IGN
Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is the definition of "milking". Sure, the setlist is great, and if you've somehow never played these tracks before, they're a ton of fun. Even if you have played them all, being able to sit down at the drums or try out your vocal abilities with them is great. However, there are a number of presentation issues that bother me (though they may not bother very casual players), and the fact that this wasn't either DLC or released as multiple track packs is a big mistake.
70
Xbox 360Games Radar
Sound good? Then you’ll be in heaven with this new pack, especially if you bought Guitar Hero Metallica and have the dual bass pedals going. If these seem a little tired to you or you don’t want to pay for the whole collection, maybe just hold off and see if these make their way into the online shop eventually.
70
Xbox 360Gamer.nl
Het is inmiddels wel duidelijk dat Activision het innovatieve aspect van de serie op een lager pitje heeft gezet. Toch is Guitar Hero Greatest Hits een mooie deal voor nieuwkomers: de tracklist is top en de game is wel degelijk verslavend. Zeker als je pas ingestapt bent bij Rock Band of Guitar Hero: World Tour en je hebt vier stoffige instrumenten thuis staan, is Greatest Hits een aanrader. Voor gevorderden of oude bekenden van de serie gaat dat helaas niet op. Sterker nog, als wij nog één keer dat wanstaltige nummer van Dragonforce moeten spelen gaan de Guitar Hero-schijfjes voortaan direct een enkeltje ‘Through the Fire and Flames’.
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Xbox 360Everyeye.it
Nonostante gli alti e bassi che ne caratterizzano quasi ogni settore, Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits si rivela un prodotto discreto, sicuramente al di sopra della media. Le sue fortune vengono tutte da una tracklist che, seppur non si presenti perfetta (quale lo è, dopotutto), risulta capace di mettere in luce, in maniera rigorosa e precisa, ogni singolo punto di forza del brand. Pur con qualche incongruenza nel layout delle tracce, insomma, la produzione Beenox si rivela gradevolmente giocabile e consigliata a chi si fosse perso uno dei primi (o tutti) capitoli della serie.
70
Xbox 360Meristation
En lo negativo, resulta quizá demasiado caro para lo que es, y posiblemente un formato descargable le hubiera venido mejor. Mas allá de esta apreciación, lamentamos la forma de proceder de la distribuidora, que nuevamente nos veta la posibilidad de acceder a contenidos adquiridos con otros juegos de la misma licencia y que podrían ser fácilmente compatibles al cien por cien con los temas ya comprados. Apuntillando, el hecho de no tener más novedad que las propias canciones lo deja algo cojo de potencial, sobre todo de cara a aquellos jugadores que no deseen invertir en algo que ya han jugado anteriormente. Todos ellos, deberán esperar unos meses más hasta la llegada de GH: Van Halen y GH: V.
70
Xbox 360Console Monster
Overall, Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits is a worthy addition to the already large collection of Guitar Hero titles. The incredible set list and extensive online features make the title a great purchase for new and returning players alike. If you already own a number of the Guitar Hero titles included, yet still intend to purchase Greatest Hits, it’s probably worth waiting until the price comes down, before splashing the cash.
70
Xbox 360videogamer.com
Despite a few niggles with the note structure changes and the nagging feeling that this could have all been DLC, Greatest Hits is still a lot of fun. If you've been waiting to play some of the best tracks from previous games with your friends as a full band, you'll want to snap this up right away. If you're new to the series, though, last year's Guitar Hero World Tour offers better value for money and the ability to expand the track list through DLC.
70
Xbox 360GamePro (US)
I didn't expect Guitar Hero Smash Hits to dramatically change what has become a tried-and-true formula, but I definitely anticipated a better value proposition than this. Guitar Hero die-hards begging for a way to relive their past favorites with the band might find some worth within, and I certainly won't deny having fun revisiting many of these tracks, but your everyday rhythm game fan will likely find Smash Hits an adequate collection that falls just short of requiring a full-price purchase.
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WiiIGN
Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is the definition of "milking". Sure, the setlist is great, and if you've somehow never played these tracks before, they're a ton of fun. Even if you have played them all, being able to sit down at the drums or try out your vocal abilities with them is great. However, there are a number of presentation issues that bother me (though they may not bother very casual players), and the fact that this wasn't either DLC or released as multiple track packs is a big mistake.
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WiiGames Radar
Sound good? Then you’ll be in heaven with this new pack, especially if you bought Guitar Hero Metallica and have the dual bass pedals going. If these seem a little tired to you or you don’t want to pay for the whole collection, maybe just hold off and see if these make their way into the online shop eventually.
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Wiivideogamer.com
Despite a few niggles with the note structure changes and the nagging feeling that this could have all been DLC, Greatest Hits is still a lot of fun. If you've been waiting to play some of the best tracks from previous games with your friends as a full band, you'll want to snap this up right away. If you're new to the series, though, last year's Guitar Hero World Tour offers better value for money and the ability to expand the track list through DLC.
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WiiNintendojo
At this point, Guitar Hero games have reached the same formula as annual sports franchises like Madden and Tiger Woods. The core gameplay remains unchanged from game to game with only incremental improvements and new songs to be found. It’s not a bad thing (yet). After all, there are only so many things that can be done to the basic playstyle without diluting it. It just means that Guitar Hero: Smash Hits contains absolutely no surprises. It may not be worth it to veterans of the series, but Smash Hits is a worthy investment for those who only started rocking after the series hit the Wii.
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PlayStation 3Gamers' Temple, The
It's good to see the return of some old favorites from previous Guitar Hero games, but this whole thing should really have been released online as downloadable tracks. In this form it comes down to a matter of how many songs you want to play from the game's tracklist, and whether or not that list is long enough to justify the cost of picking up a new Guitar Hero game … and if you're willing to deal with the dreaded disc-swapping that comes with it at your band's next play session.
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PlayStation 33D Juegos
Resulta difícil recomendar Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits a aquellos jugadores aficionados a la saga que ya cuenten con el resto de entregas y que no tengan un especial interés en contar con los temas incluidos en esta versión. Los que piensen en él para debutar en el género musical encontrarán un tracklist tremendo, aunque no es el mejor Guitar Hero de la saga.
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Xbox 360Worth Playing
Going back to the music analogy from the start, Guitar Hero Smash Hits is akin to what we used to refer to as a band "selling out." Rather than put forth any real creative effort, it is a mere repackaging of existing content in an effort to earn some quick cash. The game is mainstream friendly, but likely to rub long-term fans in the wrong way. Still, fans are the forgiving sort, and ultimately, final judgment on the series will be reserved for Guitar Hero 5. Here's hoping that it'll have a little more meat on its proverbial bones.
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Xbox 3603D Juegos
Resulta difícil recomendar Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits a aquellos jugadores aficionados a la saga que ya cuenten con el resto de entregas y que no tengan un especial interés en contar con los temas incluidos en esta versión. Los que piensen en él para debutar en el género musical encontrarán un tracklist tremendo, aunque no es el mejor Guitar Hero de la saga.
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Xbox 360Gaming Age
There's not a whole lot I can say about the game, since it doesn't really add any new additions to gameplay or change anything up significantly, it really is just a re-mastering of old tracks with new note charts tossed in. I'm sure some of the hardcore players will be able to take the new note charts apart and tell you what works and what doesn't, but I still found everything fun to play, even though it's growing old for me at this point. I can't say I'd suggest running out and picking up a copy right away, as I think it's a bit much to ask full price for this release, but if you enjoy the series there's not going to be anything in this game that'll put you off. It's a good selection of songs from the previous games, and it's a great way to reacquainted with a few old favorites.
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PlayStation 3Worth Playing
Just like the dying music industry, Activision has started down the path of asking more out of consumers while giving less and less in return. As though we weren't already inundated with music games, this one jumps onto the pile and inexplicably expects you to love it. With almost nothing new to offer, Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is a title that you can skip unless you got into the fad too late to play these songs before or are simply desperate to play them again. It's perhaps a fun weekend rental, but there's no need to invest any real money in owning this game because you're just going to forget about it in a month anyway.
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Xbox 360MS Xbox World
This game really is the same old song and dance. It’s nothing more than an exaggerated track pack, but saying that, it’s a very good one and still a heap of fun. But this isn’t worth buying because of the poor lifespan, it’s definitely more of a rental. If you’re new to the Guitar Hero games or maybe haven’t played any of the previous games this may be a good route to take to play some of the classics, but if I was in the position I would rather purchase the originals and play all of the songs. Nothing new has been added and all you’re getting is a port of World Tour with some different songs, rent this, don’t buy!
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PlayStation 3Video Game Talk
Guitar Hero Smash Hits isn't a bad idea, but the execution is less than perfect, with strange sound mixes and no possible DLC. Given that this is the third of five Guitar Hero products to be released in 2009, making it feel like nothing but a cash grab. While it may be fun to revisit some of these old tunes, it's certainly not worth buying in to Activision's lack of respect for what was once a great game series. Rent It.
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Xbox 360Boomtown
Certainly there is some fun to be had here - mostly in brief stints as a party game - but the track list is not what it could have been. When combined with the lack of DLC or interoperability with World Tour, I find it difficult to wholeheartedly recommend Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits, particularly when good sales figures will encourage Activision to maintain this approach, rather than making something that’s actually worthwhile.
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Xbox 360Teletext
An expansion pack in full price clothing, offering only new versions of admittedly classic songs.
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Xbox 360Play.tm
If you've managed to get this far without joining the world of Guitar Hero and you feel the urge to start now then this is, cynicism apart, a decent place to start. It's got all the most recent gameplay tweaks and the track listing, depending on your tastes, does offer a nice selection. If however, you're not a newbie then this package's worth is going to depend entirely on the size of your existing GH collection and how much you agree with the choice of songs. The sad thing is that Guitar Hero has actually done more than enough over the last few years to deserve some kind of back slapping celebration of it's success, it's just a shame Activision have decided this quick and easy cash in is the best way forward.
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Xbox 360Totally Gaming Network
There really isn't a whole lot to say about this game. It is a cash grab by Activision to see how much money they can still get out of the franchise. If you haven't played these songs in the past then I'm sure this game will be a lot more fun for you than it would be for people who have played all of the other past titles. The fact that it doesn't allow you to use any of your downloadable content from previous Guitar Hero games is inexcusable. The fundamentals of the game are still there and they still work as well as in previous titles. The problem is that you won't really see anything new until Guitar Hero 5 so there really isn't much point in purchasing this title when a much better one is only a few months away. If you are a big Guitar Hero fan then I would rent this title and play it until you are tired of it. I definitely wouldn't buy it as you will get bored pretty quickly once you have beaten the career mode.
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Xbox 360Eurogamer.net (UK)
Since Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits' release last month (our review copy arrived late), Activision's taken a few hits elsewhere for milking the series for extra cash, which would surely be a very rude thing for such a cash-rich company to do. And as much as I would like to tell a different story, poor old Beenox's efforts are damned by daddy. This is a glorified DLC pack on a disc, but it didn't need glorification - it needed the simultaneous release of the track-list on the music store, and store compatibility, as a minimum, if it was ever to engender any goodwill. As it is, and with Guitar Hero 5 and Band Hero on the slate for this year as well, it's hard to argue with the backlash, or recommend that you buy the game.
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Xbox 360Giant Bomb
Even though some of the songs appeared as covers in the previous games, they're all being done by the original artists now. In some cases (probably cases where the original masters weren't available), the game doesn't have the original recording. For example, Pantera's "Cowboys From Hell" is a live track. So, provided you're pleased with the feature set, it really comes down to a desire to play the songs on the disc. Probably the best advice I can give you is to take a look at that song list, weigh it against your desire to play them across multiple instruments, and go from there. There are definitely some quality songs on the list, but I think I would have rather been able to pick and choose a few of them as downloadable content for World Tour than be forced to buy them as a package.
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Xbox 360Gamestyle
While not a bad game, Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits just feels like an easy cash-in among the other music games flooding the market. While the introduction of new instruments to play in old songs is tempting, it's ultimately an unnecessary package in these days of downloadable content. If you are a fan of the series then you probably own it already. If not, then there are certainly better options out there.
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Xbox 360Blend Games
There's just not much to say about this game. Yes, it's more Guitar Hero. If you like that, then great, but most people will probably wait for the price to drop before surrendering their wallets to the Activision overlords. This is really the game that represents music game saturation, and I'm pretty sure that the overpriced, plastic-driven peripheral genre is going to grind to a screeching halt before Activision is ready for it (I'm looking at you, DJ Hero and Tony Hawk: Ride). Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is a fun music game with a great setlist, but the price for the old content and lack of any real incentive for purchase other than mic and drum support is a real deal-breaker. Sadly, I don't think this is the end of this kind of cash-in from Activision.
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WiiInsideGamer
Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits bevat alle onderdelen van de eerste vijf Guitar Hero-games en een aantal dingen van de laatste twee, alleen mist de game gewoon te veel om echt Greatest Hits genoemd te worden. Bovendien lijkt Neversoft compleet vergeten te zijn de muziek te gebruiken van Guitar Hero: World Tour en Guitar Hero: Metallica en de animaties van de laatstgenoemde. Guitar Hero: Greatest Hits is gewoon geldklopperij. Alleen omdat de gameplay gewoon doeltreffend en leuk is en de muziek goed te pruimen, krijgt deze game nog een voldoende.
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PlayStation 3GamingExcellence
As it is this isn’t a worthwhile value for your money. Accept that this is just Activision trying to milk the Guitar Hero fans for their money and wait for the price to drop so you can get it on the cheap. Then the high price point isn’t much of a problem.
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Xbox 360GamingExcellence
As it is this isn’t a worthwhile value for your money. Accept that this is just Activision trying to milk the Guitar Hero fans for their money and wait for the price to drop so you can get it on the cheap. Then the high price point isn’t much of a problem.
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PlayStation 3Game Shark
With 48 tracks in all it’s hard to argue Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is a poor value. If it were downloadable content for World Tour you’d probably end up spending more than $60 to get it all. And certainly the game accomplishes what it sets out to do. Nonetheless, the whole package sure does feel like a quick, off-the-cuff cash grab. There’s no evolution of the core game design and the entirely fictional and over the top rock and roll venues add nothing to the experience (unless you think it would be cool to play at the North Pole or in Atlantis). 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. At least that way you’ll end up with far more music to play and enjoy and you won’t miss out on some of the real classics they have to offer that Smash Hits passes over.
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Xbox 360Game Shark
With 48 tracks in all it’s hard to argue Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is a poor value. If it were downloadable content for World Tour you’d probably end up spending more than $60 to get it all. And certainly the game accomplishes what it sets out to do. Nonetheless, the whole package sure does feel like a quick, off-the-cuff cash grab. There’s no evolution of the core game design and the entirely fictional and over the top rock and roll venues add nothing to the experience (unless you think it would be cool to play at the North Pole or in Atlantis). 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. At least that way you’ll end up with far more music to play and enjoy and you won’t miss out on some of the real classics they have to offer that Smash Hits passes over.