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Guitar Hero: World Tour

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Just another Guitar Hero without anything new Xbox 360 Pixelspeech (955)
Keeping Up With the Joneses Wii krisko6 (252)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Macintosh 2 2.0
PlayStation 2 4 2.7
PlayStation 3 2 2.5
Wii 6 2.8
Windows 3 3.9
Xbox 360 7 2.8
Combined MobyScore 24 2.8


The Press Says

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Xbox 360Blend Games
There’s so much more to the game (creating a band of all ninjas and calling them “The Foot Clan,” with the Create-a-Rocker mode, just seems so right) and I don’t want to disclose it all in fear of boring you. But if you even remotely liked the last Guitar Hero, single instrument as it was, and loved Rock Band, then you must pick this game up.
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PlayStation 3EL33TONLINE
But in the final countdown, this game is simply tremendous. Its ability to draw in people is only matched by games like Wii Sports, and it also offers a depth of play to the dedicated that is truly remarkable. There is a lot of variety in the music so most people will find a set of songs they will like, unless they’re a classical or jazz-only music-lover. World Tour really is what video games are all about – rocking out with your friends!
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Xbox 360Green Pixels
And really, that's a theme World Tour keeps coming back to: greater challenges for more serious players. It doesn't exclude newcomers by any means, but instead adds a bit more substance to the more lighthearted, streamlined Rock Band formula. If music games are strictly a party-time activity for you, you may not have the need (or the room) for another full-band game in your life. But if you long for more of a musical challenge, World Tour definitely deserves a spot on your playlist.
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PlayStation 3Green Pixels
And really, that's a theme World Tour keeps coming back to: greater challenges for more serious players. It doesn't exclude newcomers by any means, but instead adds a bit more substance to the more lighthearted, streamlined Rock Band formula. If music games are strictly a party-time activity for you, you may not have the need (or the room) for another full-band game in your life. But if you long for more of a musical challenge, World Tour definitely deserves a spot on your playlist.
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WiiPGNx Media
Ultimately, all of Guitar Hero World Tour’s components come together extremely well. The refined gameplay is backed up by terrific and sturdy instruments as well as a fantastic song list. The innovative gameplay additions, as well as the Music Studio, propel World Tour to superstardom. It’s easily the best music game available.
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Xbox 360PGNx Media
Ultimately, all of Guitar Hero World Tour’s components come together extremely well. The refined gameplay is backed up by terrific and sturdy instruments as well as a fantastic song list. The innovative gameplay additions, as well as the Music Studio, propel World Tour to superstardom. It’s easily the best music game available.
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PlayStation 3PGNx Media
Ultimately, all of Guitar Hero World Tour’s components come together extremely well. The refined gameplay is backed up by terrific and sturdy instruments as well as a fantastic song list. The innovative gameplay additions, as well as the Music Studio, propel World Tour to superstardom. It’s easily the best music game available.
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PlayStation 3GameZone
This is the natural evolution of the GH title and it has been realized in a remarkable fashion. The drums are fun to play, the guitar may not be quite the difficult challenge of GH3 but can still be a great finger exercise, and there are nice surprises up and down the line. The future for the GH franchise has been elevated to the next level in a manner that does homage to the past setting the stage for what remains a bright future for the franchise.
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Xbox 360Xboxdynasty (XD)
Guitar Hero: World Tour ist ein sehr gutes Spiel geworden, dass sowohl im Einzelspieler- als auch im Mehrspielermodus zu überzeugen weiß. Die Integration der neuen Instrumente ist wunderbar gelungen und lässt fast keine Wünsche offen. Vom Karrieremodus hatten wir uns etwas mehr Abwechslung erhofft, aber dies lässt sich verschmerzen, da die große Auswahl an Songs und das tolle Gameplay schnell kleinere Fehler vergessen lassen. Die Möglichkeit eigene Songs zu kreieren hat uns begeistert, leider wird diese tolle Idee durch die miese Soundqualität der eigenen Tracks überschattet. Guitar Hero: World Tour ist für Fans solcher Spiele uneingeschränkt zu empfehlen und wird für sehr viele schöne Stunden sorgen. Besonders mit vier Spielern entpuppt sich der Titel als wahrer Hit.
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Xbox 360Game Informer Magazine
For this, one has to applaud Neversoft... and wait for what all for what all the digital shredders out there have in store for us.
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PlayStation 3Game Informer Magazine
For this, one has to applaud Neversoft... and wait for what all for what all the digital shredders out there have in store for us.
92
Xbox 360AusGamers
EA's Rock Band and Activision's Guitar Hero World Tour are both worthy purchases this holiday season, you really can't go wrong with either. AusGamers official recommendation for Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 owners however, is to pick-up the Guitar Hero World Tour complete bundle for the game and instruments and grab the Rock Band software only pack. If you do have to absolutely only pick one - unless Rock Band has some specific songs you can't do without - Guitar Hero World Tour is the stronger choice.
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PlayStation 3PSX Extreme
As is the case with music games, it's the playlist that ultimately determines your choice. Do you like Guitar Hero's tracklist more, or Rock Band 2's? My personal choice is Guitar Hero: World Tour, as its louder and heavier soundtrack puts a bigger smile on my face than Rock Band 2's unusual mix. With fantastic multiplayer offerings, backwards compatibility with Rock Band peripherals, and flawless audio, World Tour is worth the money. Hopefully next time Red Octane gives us a pair of cymbals that don't require the need to have paper scotch-taped beneath them.
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Xbox 360Gaming Age
So while I realize that not everyone is going to be able to afford two $190 purchases for both Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band 2, I will say that I don't think GHWT should be missed, even if you already have a particular brand preference in mind. There's enough new stuff going on with World Tour that makes picking it up, at least in just the game form, well worth it, and any fan of music games should be willing to give this one a go. The music creator itself could end up being worth the $60 price tag alone, but the core experience is just as fun here as it's been in previous Guitar Hero titles, and the small gameplay additions and changes are all welcomed. I definitely suggest picking this one up, and I don't think you'll be disappointed.
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PlayStation 3GameSpy
Guitar Hero World Tour is often both exhilarating and frustrating. There's no question it's a great game: It's got the music, the gameplay, and superior hardware (assuming you don't get a bad guitar, of course). We have no doubt that we'll spend months chasing high scores across all four instruments, as well as plenty of time playing online. We might even spend some time building our own rock stars or creating custom songs. But as a band game, the unpolished, unintuitive feel of the interface may likely send many players back to Rock Band as their party game of choice. Now that Guitar Hero World Tour has delivered its opening number, we'll have to see if it can deliver a superior encore.
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Xbox 360GameSpy
Guitar Hero World Tour is often both exhilarating and frustrating. There's no question it's a great game: It's got the music, the gameplay, and superior hardware (assuming you don't get a bad guitar, of course). We have no doubt that we'll spend months chasing high scores across all four instruments, as well as plenty of time playing online. We might even spend some time building our own rock stars or creating custom songs. But as a band game, the unpolished, unintuitive feel of the interface may likely send many players back to Rock Band as their party game of choice. Now that Guitar Hero World Tour has delivered its opening number, we'll have to see if it can deliver a superior encore.
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Xbox 360VicioJuegos.com
En definitiva, la última incorporación a la saga Guitar Hero nos ha hecho disfrutar mucho. La selección de canciones consigue que cada instrumento nos dé muchas horas de juego y diversión con instrumentos de buen acabado. Jugar con amigos es toda una experiencia y el editor abre un mundo de posibilidades a los roqueros empedernidos pese a su apabullante nivel de exigencia. Si te gusta la buena música tienes una cita ineludible.
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Xbox 360That Gaming Site
Guitar Hero World Tour is the complete package. Never would I have imagined that Neversoft's first full band game would compete with Harmonix, but it appears that's exactly what happened.
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Xbox 360Play.tm
With the hardware for both Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band working with both games there's a fair argument for buying the pair of them, one with the hardware and one just the disk. This way you get the best of both worlds content-wise and don't miss out on any of your favourite tracks that may appear online. On that basis I'd recommend World Tour as the one to get the full set for, its instruments have a nicer feel (in my view) and small additions like the slider bar on the guitar make them worth plumping for. The game too stands that little bit taller with the fantastic if slightly daunting music creator, which you could devote months to if you're that way inclined. If you're looking for a crowd pleasing game for those Christmas parties that will still entertain long into the new year then you can't go far wrong with this; just don't blame us if you've can't get a go yourself.
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Xbox 360Gamestyle
Simply put, GHWT is the best rhythm action title on the market right now. It improves on Rock Band's foundation and brings in some neat ideas of its own. At time of writing, Rock Band 2 is only two weeks away from its UK release on the 360 and may steal GHWT's thunder, and will no doubt leave people staring at both games on the shelf in a quandary over which to buy. All we'll say is this: GHWT comes highly recommended. Now go kick out the jams.
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Xbox 360Kombo.com
While the "wow" factor might be gone for these band types of games, it doesn't detract from the overwhelmingly positive things World Tour does to progress the genre. The quality of life features, like drum kit configuration and un-pause countdown might seem inconsequential but impact the game in such a way that you'll have a tough time imaging how you could survive without those features. This Guitar Hero might be on its first World Tour, but it is assuredly world class.
90
Xbox 360Jolt (UK)
If you’ve yet to pick up a band-based music game then know that Guitar Hero World Tour is as good a place to start as any, and if you’ve yet to even try the Guitar Hero experience, we still highly recommend it. For music game veterans, World Tour is still well worth getting, but not exclusively so and not if you’re looking for drastically new gameplay. 2008 has definitely been the year of music games, and while this one is definitely among the cream, it’s no longer alone.
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PlayStation 3Jolt (UK)
If you’ve yet to pick up a band-based music game then know that Guitar Hero World Tour is as good a place to start as any, and if you’ve yet to even try the Guitar Hero experience, we still highly recommend it. For music game veterans, World Tour is still well worth getting, but not exclusively so and not if you’re looking for drastically new gameplay. 2008 has definitely been the year of music games, and while this one is definitely among the cream, it’s no longer alone.
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PlayStation 3RewiredMind
In summation, there isn’t a massive amount between Guitar Hero: World Tour and Rock Band 2. Both will provide a decent amount of playing time and fun for your money, and both are expandable via the waves of downloadable content that is available. However, GH: WT doesn’t have a massive amount of worthwhile tracks available for it and the tracks that are available just aren’t as good as the ones on offer from EA’s effort. This, along with the lack of any depth to the career mode, seals the deal - as if you’ve got four people around to play the game and you can’t get a consensus on which track to play because everyone is luke-warm about each of them, then the game is going to feel pretty short. Guitar Hero: World Tour is very good indeed, but it isn’t this week’s number one - even for solo guitarists.
90
Xbox 360GameZone
Guitar Hero: World Tour is a great step for the music game genre, offering some excellent new features and tons of songs. While there are a few stumbles along the way, this is a title that fans will want to check out.
90
PlayStation 3Games Radar
So, is Guitar Hero World Tour better than Rock Band 2? Not quite. Yes, the instruments are superior, and we love four-on-four online matches, varied tweaks to each instrument’s parts, character customization, and build-your-own-guitar options. But, we just don’t get as much out of the music editor as one would hope, and Rock Band 2’s better note maps, smarter interface and more musical “feel” resonate more with us.
89
WiiGameZone
The concept is a very good one and the instruments are terrific, but might be problematic for families that want to play all four parts but only have one or two Wii-motes. The issue with the font used on a standard television is also a problem. Counter the problems with the depth of the game, the sound and the fun to be had by players from the young to old and you still have a viable hit. And the music studio, and what it lays the foundation for, is a tremendous benefit. Not only will it tap creative juices but might even teach a thing or two about music, in spite of the fact that they instruments themselves (aside, maybe, from the drums) bear little playable resemblance to real-life counterparts. This game was tested by younger teens, older teens that only played at the expert level, younger and older adults and all enjoyed the experience.
88
WiiIGN
If you own a PS3 or 360 in addition to Wii, you might want to weigh your options when considering Rock Band 2 or World Tour, or a combination of both for hardware/software. If you're a Wii-only gamer though, World Tour owns the system, and we've rated it accordingly. World Tour raises the bar for what Wii games do both in connectivity and in data management. Oh, and there's a pretty kick-ass music game in there too.
86
PlayStation 34Players.de
Vielleicht war es ein schlechtes Omen, dass unsere Testfassung gleich von vornherein mit defektem Drumset bei uns ankam, vielleicht war es einfach nur Pech. Jedenfalls kam mir beim Test deutlich mehr als ein Mal der Spruch »Gut gemeint, schlecht ausgeführt« in den Sinn. World Tour ist ein Rauf und Runter der Emotionen, es spielt sich nach wie vor so wunderbar, so anspruchsvoll, so unterhaltsam. In der Vierer-Gruppe gibt es gegenwärtig kaum ein Spiel, das mehr verbindet und für größeren Spaß sorgt - und dass jetzt zwei Bands gegeneinander online antreten können, ist einfach Klasse! Und dennoch verspüre ich nicht den Enthusiasmus, den Jubel, der mich beim Vorgänger noch die 92% Prozent zücken ließ. Denn zu den meisten Pro-Punkten gesellt sich ein starkes Kontra, zu jeder Verbesserung gibt es eine Verschlimmbesserung.
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Xbox 360GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands)
Guitar Hero World Tour is een grote stap voorwaarts voor de Guitar Hero reeks. Geweldig om samen met vrienden te spelen en voorzien van een indrukwekkende tracklijst. Is het beter dan Rock Band? Als je de moeite wil nemen je eigen songs te creëren zeker wel, anders is het gewoon een kwestie van smaak.
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Wii4Players.de
Vielleicht war es ein schlechtes Omen, dass unsere Testfassung gleich von vornherein mit defektem Drumset bei uns ankam, vielleicht war es einfach nur Pech. Jedenfalls kam mir beim Test deutlich mehr als ein Mal der Spruch »Gut gemeint, schlecht ausgeführt« in den Sinn. World Tour ist ein Rauf und Runter der Emotionen, es spielt sich nach wie vor so wunderbar, so anspruchsvoll, so unterhaltsam. In der Vierer-Gruppe gibt es gegenwärtig kaum ein Spiel, das mehr verbindet und für größeren Spaß sorgt - und dass jetzt zwei Bands gegeneinander online antreten können, ist einfach Klasse! Und dennoch verspüre ich nicht den Enthusiasmus, den Jubel, der mich beim Vorgänger noch die 92% Prozent zücken ließ. Denn zu den meisten Pro-Punkten gesellt sich ein starkes Kontra, zu jeder Verbesserung gibt es eine Verschlimmbesserung.
85
Xbox 360Meristation
Este intento de Activision y Neversoft en competir con la experiencia de banda completa ha apuntado alto. Demasiado alto, quizás, en algunos aspectos, como el diseño de los instrumentos: conceptos e ideas muy inteligentes pero que no se integran como es debido o que fallan en algunos detalles fundamentales para algo que estará en nuestras manos durante muchas horas. Lo mismo pasa con el estudio de grabación: enorme en posibilidades, con una recompensa increíble para aquel que le dedique el suficiente tiempo, pero convertido en un laberinto para aquel que no esté familiarizado con ciertos conceptos. La selección de canciones es enorme, eso sí: 85 temazos que harán las delicias de cualquiera que digne llamarse a sí mismo melómano. Y el modo Carrera cooperativo, ya sea local u online, a pesar de que peque de continuista, seguirá divirtiendo.
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PlayStation 3Meristation
Este intento de Activision y Neversoft en competir con la experiencia de banda completa ha apuntado alto. Demasiado alto, quizás, en algunos aspectos, como el diseño de los instrumentos: conceptos e ideas muy inteligentes pero que no se integran como es debido o que fallan en algunos detalles fundamentales para algo que estará en nuestras manos durante muchas horas. Lo mismo pasa con el estudio de grabación: enorme en posibilidades, con una recompensa increíble para aquel que le dedique el suficiente tiempo, pero convertido en un laberinto para aquel que no esté familiarizado con ciertos conceptos. La selección de canciones es enorme, eso sí: 85 temazos que harán las delicias de cualquiera que digne llamarse a sí mismo melómano. Y el modo Carrera cooperativo, ya sea local u online, a pesar de que peque de continuista, seguirá divirtiendo.
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Xbox 360Game Over Online
It’s not unexpected to see Guitar Hero World Tour go through some growing pains as it makes the leap to the full band experience. The hardware, while noticeably more realistic than comparable sets, has been affected by technical problems in its initial run, and the software, while solid in its way, could benefit from some of the ambition seen in the hardware, particularly with respect to the Career Mode. Still, that shouldn’t stop fans from getting the band together and putting on a kick-ass rock show.
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PlayStation 2GameZone
Guitar Hero: World Tour has a few kinks to work out, just as the first Rock Band did last year. But it's still a worthy contender of Harmonix's new offspring and is also worthy of being added to your game collection.
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PlayStation 3Game Over Online
It’s not unexpected to see Guitar Hero World Tour go through some growing pains as it makes the leap to the full band experience. The hardware, while noticeably more realistic than comparable sets, has been affected by technical problems in its initial run, and the software, while solid in its way, could benefit from some of the ambition seen in the hardware, particularly with respect to the Career Mode. Still, that shouldn’t stop fans from getting the band together and putting on a kick-ass rock show.
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PlayStation 3Gaming Target
Guitar Hero has the more innovative drum and guitar hardware and a promising custom music feature. But, snazzier instruments and a tricked-out music studio don’t guarantee triple platinum success. Rock Band 2’s career mode and extensive carry-over library make it the slightly more appealing choice, while World Tour’s song choice and six-button raked drum kit settles for a close, still recommend second.
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Xbox 360IGN Australia
Guitar Hero World Tour isn't a gameplay revelation – in fact, Rock Band arguably set the pace this time around in terms of career progression and content compatibility. But there's something undeniably more approachable and mainstream about the Guitar Hero franchise that Rock Band simply can't quite match. Attribute it to the circular notes, the stylised fonts, stickers and patches or even the buttons on the neck of the guitars themselves – but this is a game that still grabs Joe-average by the nuts and reels him in. The track recording mode will be lost on most gamers, the hardware has rough edges and no backwards compatibility with DLC is a filthy little manoeuvre, but this is Guitar Hero, people. It still nails the right notes when it needs to and is, by our very own definition, great stuff.
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PlayStation 3IGN Australia
Guitar Hero World Tour isn't a gameplay revelation – in fact, Rock Band arguably set the pace this time around in terms of career progression and content compatibility. But there's something undeniably more approachable and mainstream about the Guitar Hero franchise that Rock Band simply can't quite match. Attribute it to the circular notes, the stylised fonts, stickers and patches or even the buttons on the neck of the guitars themselves – but this is a game that still grabs Joe-average by the nuts and reels him in. The track recording mode will be lost on most gamers, the hardware has rough edges and no backwards compatibility with DLC is a filthy little manoeuvre, but this is Guitar Hero, people. It still nails the right notes when it needs to and is, by our very own definition, great stuff.
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Xbox 360V2.fi
Teknistä vikaa pelissä ei juuri olekaan, mutta musiikkipeli on yleensä juuri niin hyvä kuin sen soitettava sisältö. Yhdyn Manun mielipiteeseen biisin julmasta katkaisemisesta, jos kuka tahansa bändin jäsenistä töpeksii liikaa. Moinen ratkaisu on omiaan aiheuttamaan musiikillisia erimielisyyksiä, mikä johtaa ennemmin tai myöhemmin bändin hajoamiseen. Manun antama pistemäärä on sekin mielestäni hyvin lähellä totuutta.
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Xbox 360UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
Where the competition is content to parade out an endless procession of licensed DLC, Guitar Hero: World Tour instead urges players to come up with their own content. It remains to be seen which tactic is a better one, but that’s for the future to decide. In the here and now, in empowering players to create their own in-game identity the Activision-published Guitar Hero brand has finally managed to forge for itself.
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PlayStation 3UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
Where the competition is content to parade out an endless procession of licensed DLC, Guitar Hero: World Tour instead urges players to come up with their own content. It remains to be seen which tactic is a better one, but that’s for the future to decide. In the here and now, in empowering players to create their own in-game identity the Activision-published Guitar Hero brand has finally managed to forge for itself.
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Guitar Hero: World Tour is wederom een zeer vermakelijk deel in de reeks die het beste tot zijn recht komt met meerdere spelers. Voor het ganse pakket dien je wel diep in de buidel te tasten ...
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Xbox 360Co-Optimus
So, what's the final verdict? Guitar Hero is a great game, for sure. It surpasses the competition when it comes to instruments;RedOctane makes some nice hardware. A very strong song list is marred only by the overlap with Rock Band. Customization for characters is very well done. Custom songs are a fair addition, but a bit shallow. On the other hand, Guitar Hero World Tour falls short in the co-op features. "One and done" failure is just a shame. I have to give Rock Band the edge when it comes to co-op, but GH WT has it's own appeal for other reasons. Like I said, both are very, very good games, and you can't go wrong either way.
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Xbox 360Totally Gaming Network
Overall this is a fun title to play, especially in a party atmosphere. There is some great music to rock out to and then of course there is the karaoke part where people can get up and sing their favorite song. If you are a fan of the rhythm genre I would say to definitely give this game a try. If you are a music aficionado then I would definitely recommend giving the music studio feature a try. There is definitely something for everyone.
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WiiJeuxvideo.com
Fort de son expérience déjà très solide, la série Guitar Hero passe à la vitesse supérieure sans mal. Capable de tenir la dragée haute à Rock Band premier du nom en ce qui concerne les différents périphériques, il devra toutefois corriger quelques largesses au niveau de la batterie. Si vous n'êtes pas chaud à l'idée de déserter Guitar Hero pour aller voir du côté du voisin Rock Band, World Tour saura vous amuser, que vous soyez d'humeur collective ou créatrice.
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PlayStation 3Jeuxvideo.com
Fort de son expérience déjà très solide, la série Guitar Hero passe à la vitesse supérieure sans mal. Capable de tenir la dragée haute à Rock Band premier du nom en ce qui concerne les différents périphériques, il devra toutefois corriger quelques largesses au niveau de la batterie. Si vous n'êtes pas chaud à l'idée de déserter Guitar Hero pour aller voir du côté du voisin Rock Band, World Tour saura vous amuser, que vous soyez d'humeur collective ou créatrice.
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Xbox 360Thunderbolt Games
The impressive sounding music studio is a bit of a disappointment - being overly complicated and only producing ringtone-type songs - but a decent set list, enjoyable, and improved, guitar duels and a wealth of celebrity appearances make this a complete package. And I know I’ve avoided comparing World Tour to Rock Band 2, but at this point I don’t think I can last any longer. The simple fact is that World Tour tries to do a lot of things that Rock Band 2 simply does better. They’ve got the fundamentals down, so hopefully we’ll see Neversoft build and improve upon it in the future. But in it’s current state World Tour is still a good buy; the gameplay has maintained its rock star status, and playing in a band creates a whole new party-atmosphere-experience that you must try if you haven’t already. I hate to end on a cliché but it‘s too tempting.
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Xbox 360The Review Busters
Guitar Hero: World Tour is not a perfect game by any stretch of the imagination. There are a few things that I would have liked to have seen done differently, but Activision did a nice job in making a Rock Band clone. Now if only they could build quality equipment, then I think it would be a bit better than Rock Band for two reasons. First, the added twists they have for the guitars, especially with making the bass actually fun to play, would have made it better. Also, there's the fact that a lot of the songs are more challenging, which I think adds to the replay. Let's just hope that they live up to their promise of more downloadable tracks.
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PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
"Rock Band 2" ou "Guitar Hero World Tour"? Se de um lado os instrumentos de "Guitar Hero" são mais atraentes, principalmente a bateria, o jogo dedicou muito espaço a uma ferramenta de criação que será para poucos. Talvez a sina deste novo "Guitar Hero" é carregar a herança do músico solitário, que agora atua ao lado da banda. Já "Rock Band" foi pensado como um jogo em grupo desde o conceito e a continuação incorpora as mudanças solicitadas pela comunidade. Além da interface, pesa a favor de "Rock Band 2" a integração inteligente do conteúdo baixado, que não fica marginalizado num menu "downloaded songs". Seja qual for a sua escolha, tenha certeza que uma seleção de música excepcional, horas de diversão e um grande jogo.
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Xbox 360UOL Jogos
"Rock Band 2" ou "Guitar Hero World Tour"? Se de um lado os instrumentos de "Guitar Hero" são mais atraentes, principalmente a bateria, o jogo dedicou muito espaço a uma ferramenta de criação que será para poucos. Talvez a sina deste novo "Guitar Hero" é carregar a herança do músico solitário, que agora atua ao lado da banda. Já "Rock Band" foi pensado como um jogo em grupo desde o conceito e a continuação incorpora as mudanças solicitadas pela comunidade. Além da interface, pesa a favor de "Rock Band 2" a integração inteligente do conteúdo baixado, que não fica marginalizado num menu "downloaded songs". Seja qual for a sua escolha, tenha certeza que uma seleção de música excepcional, horas de diversão e um grande jogo.
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PlayStation 3UOL Jogos
"Rock Band 2" ou "Guitar Hero World Tour"? Se de um lado os instrumentos de "Guitar Hero" são mais atraentes, principalmente a bateria, o jogo dedicou muito espaço a uma ferramenta de criação que será para poucos. Talvez a sina deste novo "Guitar Hero" é carregar a herança do músico solitário, que agora atua ao lado da banda. Já "Rock Band" foi pensado como um jogo em grupo desde o conceito e a continuação incorpora as mudanças solicitadas pela comunidade. Além da interface, pesa a favor de "Rock Band 2" a integração inteligente do conteúdo baixado, que não fica marginalizado num menu "downloaded songs". Seja qual for a sua escolha, tenha certeza que uma seleção de música excepcional, horas de diversão e um grande jogo.
80
WiiUOL Jogos
"Rock Band 2" ou "Guitar Hero World Tour"? Se de um lado os instrumentos de "Guitar Hero" são mais atraentes, principalmente a bateria, o jogo dedicou muito espaço a uma ferramenta de criação que será para poucos. Talvez a sina deste novo "Guitar Hero" é carregar a herança do músico solitário, que agora atua ao lado da banda. Já "Rock Band" foi pensado como um jogo em grupo desde o conceito e a continuação incorpora as mudanças solicitadas pela comunidade. Além da interface, pesa a favor de "Rock Band 2" a integração inteligente do conteúdo baixado, que não fica marginalizado num menu "downloaded songs". Seja qual for a sua escolha, tenha certeza que uma seleção de música excepcional, horas de diversão e um grande jogo.
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WiiGameSpot
Guitar Hero World Tour is a huge leap forward for the Guitar Hero franchise. It's a blast to play with friends, the setlist is top-notch, and the music studio is a nice--albeit extremely complicated--addition. Although it's a great game, as well as a vast improvement over previous series entries, it doesn't do a whole lot that Rock Band and its sequel haven't already done (and in some cases, done better). With that in mind, if you really like Guitar Hero's setlist and you're interested (and patient enough) in creating your own music, pack your bags to head out on tour.
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Xbox 360Worth Playing
With Guitar Hero World Tour, it's obvious that Activision is trying to regain some of the mojo that it lost to Rock Band. While the game does a few things exceptionally well, such as a very smart career structure and an incredible track listing, it lags sorely when it comes to instrument quality and downloadable content. It seems as though the two franchises are taking divergent paths at this point, with Rock Band catering to the social, party crowd while Guitar Hero strives to win over serious musicians and the more hardcore gamers. As of right now, World Tour puts on a solid show, but when the next game comes around, we're going to be expecting one hell of an encore.
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PlayStation 3GameDaily
No, it's not perfect, but Guitar Hero World Tour is a great music game and a perfect holiday gift. The customization tools, Music Studio options and overall sense of fun make this show worth attending. Bring on the encore.
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Xbox 360Giant Bomb
There are some notable feature differences between Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band, and the attitudes are wildly different, but a lot of that feels a little academic in the grand scheme. Guitar Hero has some catching up to do when it comes to the full-band experience, but all the debatable points shouldn't keep you from rocking out.
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PlayStation 3Giant Bomb
There are some notable feature differences between Guitar Hero World Tour and Rock Band, and the attitudes are wildly different, but a lot of that feels a little academic in the grand scheme. Guitar Hero has some catching up to do when it comes to the full-band experience, but all the debatable points shouldn't keep you from rocking out.
80
PlayStation 3Worth Playing
With Guitar Hero World Tour, it's obvious that Activision is trying to regain some of the mojo that it lost to Rock Band. While the game does a few things exceptionally well, such as a very smart career structure and an incredible track listing, it lags sorely when it comes to instrument quality and downloadable content. It seems as though the two franchises are taking divergent paths at this point, with Rock Band catering to the social, party crowd while Guitar Hero strives to win over serious musicians and the more hardcore gamers. As of right now, World Tour puts on a solid show, but when the next game comes around, we're going to be expecting one hell of an encore.
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PlayStation 3GameSpot
Guitar Hero World Tour is a huge leap forward for the Guitar Hero franchise. It's a blast to play with friends, the setlist is top-notch, and the music studio is a nice--albeit extremely complicated--addition. Although it's a great game, as well as a vast improvement over previous series entries, it doesn't do a whole lot that Rock Band and its sequel haven't already done (and in some cases, done better). With that in mind, if you really like Guitar Hero's setlist and you're interested (and patient enough) in creating your own music, pack your bags to head out on tour.
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PlayStation 3Gamer 2.0
While Guitar Hero World Tour might be a little rough around the edges, it is still a solid Guitar Hero game. The vocals may need a little work, and Neversoft may need to be a bit more conservative when it comes to charting guitar parts, but on the whole there’s enough here to like. If you’ve never bought a band game before, you can do a lot worse than this.
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PlayStation 2IGN
Guitar Hero World Tour is a fun title, to be sure, but it's also a disappointment in a lot of respects. A number of things it tries to accomplish were already done better in Rock Band, which you might figure would have provided a simple blueprint to be followed and expanded upon, but that's not the case. The music creation tools are a great idea in theory, but the end result isn't as robust as I would have hoped it would be, both in terms of abilities as well as the songs that come out the other end.
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Xbox 360IGN
Guitar Hero World Tour is a fun title, to be sure, but it's also a disappointment in a lot of respects. A number of things it tries to accomplish were already done better in Rock Band, which you might figure would have provided a simple blueprint to be followed and expanded upon, but that's not the case. The music creation tools are a great idea in theory, but the end result isn't as robust as I would have hoped it would be, both in terms of abilities as well as the songs that come out the other end.
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PlayStation 3IGN
Guitar Hero World Tour is a fun title, to be sure, but it's also a disappointment in a lot of respects. A number of things it tries to accomplish were already done better in Rock Band, which you might figure would have provided a simple blueprint to be followed and expanded upon, but that's not the case. The music creation tools are a great idea in theory, but the end result isn't as robust as I would have hoped it would be, both in terms of abilities as well as the songs that come out the other end.
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WiiJeux Vidéo Network
Guitar Hero World Tour n’est pas mauvais, mais il donne une impression un peu “plastique”, plus proche du jeu que de la sensation de faire un concert chez soi. Rock Band a fait mieux.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Bei World Tour fühle ich mich wie ein Rockstar, dessen Gitarre vom Roadie falsch gestimmt wurde. Ständig hakt es, laufend verhaue ich eigentlich simple Soli. Mir will nicht in den Kopf, warum es Aspyr auch beim dritten PC-Guitar-Hero nicht schafft, die technischen Probleme in den Griff zu bekommen. Schade, denn vor allem zu viert macht World Tour mächtig Laune. Wer also über die Ruckler hinwegsehen kann (und keine Konsole besitzt), findet mit diesem Spiel den idealen Spaßgaranten für die nächste Fete. Fans warten lieber auf einen Patch.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Fort de son expérience déjà très solide, la série Guitar Hero passe à la vitesse supérieure sans mal. Capable de tenir la dragée haute à Rock Band premier du nom en ce qui concerne les différents périphériques, il devra toutefois corriger quelques largesses au niveau de la batterie. Si vous n'êtes pas chaud à l'idée de déserter Guitar Hero pour aller voir du côté du voisin Rock Band, World Tour saura vous amuser, que vous soyez d'humeur collective ou créatrice. Si vous privilégiez le jeu et le contenu en ligne, il sera en revanche préférable de vous tourner vers les versions PS3 et Xbox 360.
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Xbox 360Game Revolution
In its effort to contend with the Rock Band franchise, Guitar Hero World Tour takes several leaps forward, though it falls in some holes already made by the first installment of Rock Band. Its pitfalls, however, probably stem much from timing, that World Tour was designed in response to Rock Band and not Rock Band 2, which still has the DLC database of songs, the richness in its multiplayer features, and superior hardware overall to best World Tour. But through all the advances and the reinterpretations of Rock Band’s features, Guitar Hero World Tour still has that swagger, that “I’m still a rock star!” fantastical attitude, that makes it stand on its own merits and not on the heels of its competitor. Of course, that is if you ignore the similarities.
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PlayStation 3Game Revolution
In its effort to contend with the Rock Band franchise, Guitar Hero World Tour takes several leaps forward, though it falls in some holes already made by the first installment of Rock Band. Its pitfalls, however, probably stem much from timing, that World Tour was designed in response to Rock Band and not Rock Band 2, which still has the DLC database of songs, the richness in its multiplayer features, and superior hardware overall to best World Tour. But through all the advances and the reinterpretations of Rock Band’s features, Guitar Hero World Tour still has that swagger, that “I’m still a rock star!” fantastical attitude, that makes it stand on its own merits and not on the heels of its competitor. Of course, that is if you ignore the similarities.
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MacintoshGames4Mac
Aspyr und Activision schnüren für knapp 90 Euro ein tolles Packet, was sicherlich jede Party bereichert. Durch die kabellose Gitarre kann man das Spiel samt MacBook auch in den Park zur Grillparty mitnehmen und damit die Stimmung zum Kochen zu bringen. Leider ist das Spiel sehr hardware-hungrig und bietet fast keinerlei Erweiterungsmöglichkeit. Dazu kommt, dass man mindestens eine Gitarre haben muss, um das Spiel zu genießen (ASH zeigt auf seiner Homepage welches Zubehör man nutzen kann). Ich spreche eine Kaufempfehlung an alle aus, die ein Party-Spiel für den Mac haben wollen und dafür auch gerne 90 Euro ausgeben.
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Xbox 360Gaming Nexus
It's not as polished compared to Rock Band 2 but it's not a bad game. There are some gameplay tweaks that I like and some I don't such as those concerning Star Power. Online play needs some work as well. Other than that, it's good for those that like the brand and it's not a band overall band game.
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MacintoshMacLife
If you haven't experienced Guitar Hero before, this is a superb standalone game--though you'll still be cheated out of the full-ensemble experience. If you've already got Guitar Hero III, this is probably only worth a look if you can borrow the other instruments to make the most of it.
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PlayStation 3Video Game Talk
Guitar Hero used to be a pitch perfect game. Neversoft has not been able to replicate the level of critical success as Harmonix has, however, and World Tour is another disappointment. Gameplay issues, audio issues, and instrument issues plague this latest release. Perhaps if this were the only band game on the market, we wouldn't notice all the issues. But with Rock Band 2 knocking it out of the park, World Tour only looks worse by comparison. Rock Band makes you feel like you're playing music. Guitar Hero makes you feel like you're playing a game. And that makes all the difference in the world. It's still worth playing through once, just to have the experience of playing "Hot For Teacher" and "Mr. Crowley," not to mention "Purple Haze," but the whole time, you'll be yearning for a better overall presentation. Rent It.