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PGNx Media (9 out of 10)

It’s obvious that Neversoft put in a lot more effort into Aerosmith than Harmonix put into Rock the 80s, thanks to the fan service in the game and subtle improvements. But ultimately how much you personally enjoy Guitar Hero: Aerosmith depends on how much you like the band. If you love Aerosmith, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is easily the best Guitar Hero yet.

Jun 29th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

V2.fi (90 out of 100)

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith on ennen kaikkea kunnianosoitus kyseiselle bÀndille, mutta se soveltuu yhtÀ hyvin sekÀ yhtyeen ettÀ Guitar Heron faneille. Oudompienkin biisien nuotitukset on tehty miellyttÀviksi soitella ja kun peliÀ on muuten vain parannettu GHIII:een verrattuna, ei valittamiselle juuri ole sijaa. En aluksi uskonut tÀtÀ sanovani, mutta - minÀ pidin tÀstÀ pelistÀ, vaikken AerosmithiÀ hurjasti arvostakaan.

Jul 18th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Gamesmania.de (82 out of 100)

Mit "Guitar Hero - Aerosmith" bringt Activision eine rundum gelungene Variante fĂŒr Fans der Titelband. Wer bereits "Guitar Hero - Legends of Rock" besitzt sollte sich allerdings ĂŒberlegen, ob rund 40 Songs rund um Aerosmith und geringe Verbesserungen des Spielprinzips, eine Anschaffung zum Vollpreis rechtfertigen. So dĂŒrfte diese "Sonderedition" eines fraglos grandiosen Spiels sicherlich ein Nischenprodukt darstellen, das wir nur echten Aerosmith Fans empfehlen können. Alle anderen investieren ihr Geld lieber in Songpakete und warten gespannt auf "Guitar Hero World Tour", ĂŒber das wir im Rahmen unserer Games Convention Coverage berichten werden.

Aug 18th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

360 LIVE (8.1 out of 10)

Ob all das Spaß macht? Fans von Aerosmith auf jeden Fall, allen anderen auch. Die PrĂ€sentation ĂŒberzeugt, die Songauswahl ebenfalls. Der Schwierigkeitsgrad ist gut austariert, Mehrspieler-Duelle gewohnt spaßig, die Bedienung mit Gitarrencontroller tadellos. Wer »Guitar Hero« allerdings schon seit seinen Playstation 2-Wurzeln begleitet hat, wird echte Innovationen vermissen und sollte sich noch bis zum Erscheinen von »Guitar Hero World Tour« gedulden.

Jun 2008 · Xbox 360

Gamigo (8.1 out of 10)

Ich bin Guitar Hero-Fan und hatte mich auf die Aerosmith-Version gefreut
 nur um dann grandios enttĂ€uscht zu werden. Denn GH:Aerosmith ist ein Vollpreis-Titel, der bei etlichen HĂ€ndlern fĂŒr annĂ€hernd 70€ in den Regalen steht
 dem gegenĂŒber stehen die maue Anzahl von gerade mal 41 Songs (Guitar Hero hatte ĂŒber 70!). Im Grunde hat man nur ein paar neue Charaktere eingefĂŒgt, einige Locations geschafften und gerade mal ein Dutzend Nicht-Aerosongs aufnehmen mĂŒssen, um aus etwas, was man normalerweise als kostengĂŒnstige Erweiterung ansehen wĂŒrde, zum Vollpreis an Fans verkaufen kann. Wer Aerosmith-Fan ist, wird zuschlagen, wer hingegen nur Guitar Hero mag, wird eher keinen zwingenden Grund sehen, hier zuschlagen zu mĂŒssen.

Aug 1st, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Game Captain (80 out of 100)

Die Existenzberechtigung von Guitar Hero: Aerosmith kann man durchaus in Frage stellen. Das unverwĂŒstliche Spielprinzip macht Spaß wie eh und je, aber warum sollte man sich den Titel als Vollpreisprodukt kaufen, wenn man fĂŒr denselben Preis den dritten Teil mit deutlich mehr Inhalt kĂ€uflich erwerben kann? FĂŒr AnhĂ€nger der Band ist diese Frage schnell zu beantworten, aber die eigentliche Zielgruppe, die solche Spiele spielt, hört wohl kaum Aerosmith, zumindest bezweifle ich das ganz stark. Somit ist das ĂŒberteuerte Bindeglied nur ausgehungerten Gitarristen und Fans der Band zu empfehlen. Der Rest spielt weiterhin Rock Band oder Guitar Hero III und wartet einfach auf den kommenden vierten Teil.

Jul 1st, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

PlayDevil ( )

To me, "Guitar Hero Aerosmith" was a game I was so looking forward to playing. They are one of my favourite bands of all time, and a host of new songs for GH is always appreciated. However, despite the new songs and genuinely improved graphics, gameplay and career mode, this still feels like an expansion pack, yet is charged at full price, despite less than half the songs available in GH3. Equally, if you don't like Aerosmith, there isn't much for you here. This makes GH:A very difficult to score! For me, the best way to express it is to ask you how much you love Aerosmith, then subtract 1 for the lousy value of the package. So, a 4/5 for me, but not necessarily for you!

Aug 21st, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Game Chronicles (8 out of 10)

During my first hour with Guitar Hero: Aerosmith I felt like I was “back in the saddle again” but after I had finished my first pass through the career mode and realized my favorite song was not even an Aerosmith number, but actually Ted Nugent’s Cat Scratch Fever, I couldn’t help but think somebody missed the point with this release. As an average Guitar Hero player I did enjoy the more relaxed note streams, easier gameplay, and the substantial ego boost of actually finishing a half-dozen songs on Expert level. And as a huge Aerosmith fan, I certainly enjoyed having most of my favorite songs compiled into a single game, but ultimately this game is nothing more than a tribute to Aerosmith and you had better be a big fan if you want to play, otherwise, save your cash and spend it on song downloads you really like.

Jun 29th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

GameZone (8 out of 10)

As I mentioned earlier your level of enjoyment with Guitar Hero: Aerosmith will ultimately rely on how into Aerosmith you are. If you love the band, and enjoy Guitar Hero, then this is a good way to enjoy a retrospective of the band’s history. However, if you are not much of a fan, then you’re probably better off saving up for Guitar Hero: World Tour.

Jul 7th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Game Informer Magazine (8 out of 10)

Whatever the answer, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith delivers where it counts - with great music enhanced by the chanced by the chance to play along.

2008 · Xbox 360

Kombo.com (8 out of 10)

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is enjoyable, and it's pretty impressive as far as fan service goes, but its appeal is going to be fairly limited. With no new steps forward, the game feels like a bit of an overpriced expansion, rather than a whole new Guitar Hero experience. While we did feel that the addition of songs from other bands helped to keep some variety in the set list, maybe the best route would have been to have just offered the Aerosmith songs via DLC or a budget-priced disc. If you simply can't wait for more Guitar Hero, and you don't mind Aerosmith, then the game might be worth a rental and a marathon play or two. If you're a true Aerosmith fan, then picking up Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is a no brainer, if you don't mind the asking price.

Jul 7th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

ZTGameDomain (7.9 out of 10)

With a lack of downloadable content and a disappointing short set list GH: Aerosmith certainly isn't for everyone. Being a huge fan of the series it was great to see Neversoft finally tweak some of the more annoying aspects of GH III, but as I mentioned if you are not a fan of Aerosmith there is little here to entice you into shelling out sixty bucks. However, if you are in the mood to rock out 'Get a Grip' style this latest manifestation of the revered franchise is a solid title to add to your collection. Band specific games are a great idea, but they may be better off sent through the pipeline as additional downloadable content for an existing platform.

Jul 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Cheat Code Central (3.9 out of 5)

All in all, I was impressed by just how accessible Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is. The addition of a number of online multiplayer features really help to add much needed replayability to a title that focuses on a single band. Nonetheless, this is a title that will appeal more to fans of Aerosmith than to anyone else. Thankfully, the inclusion of master tracks and a slick menu interface means that this title sounds and plays exactly how it ought to. Look for the band-specific formula to become a steady performer for Activision, as these titles will be must-buys for true fans.

Jul 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Extreme Gamer (7.8 out of 10)

How much you enjoy Guitar Hero: Aerosmith will be adjusted on how much you enjoy Aerosmith music. Neversoft has followed the formula of their previous performance to a tee. If you don’t already own Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock I would suggest you take it for a run before you try out the exclusive Aerosmith edition. Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is an interesting experiment that could lead to some great exclusive version of the game. If you love your Guitar Hero and want a solid collection of standard rock n’ roll then fire up the Les Paul and jam a with Aerosmith.

Jul 15th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Worth Playing (7.7 out of 10)

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is a flawed attempt at fixing the problems with Guitar Hero III. While vast improvements have been made to the game's look and engine, a critical mistake was made when Neversoft chose to focus on a single band. The core Guitar Hero gameplay is still there and as fun as ever, but unless you're an avid fan of Aerosmith, you probably won't be happy with constantly playing Aerosmith songs. Many of the songs are often a bit too long to stay fun for the duration, but there are also plenty of great songs and fun to be had with the game. Sixty dollars for 41 songs is a bit steep of a price point, but if you can get past the price and the overwhelming amount of Aerosmith in the game (it is, after all, called Guitar Hero: Aerosmith), you'll find an enjoyable game that should tide over GH fans until Guitar Hero: World Tour comes out later this year.

Jun 29th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Gamer 2.0 (7.6 out of 10)

Neversoft and RedOctane played it safe by changing little to nothing in the Guitar Hero franchise with Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. It delivers an enjoyable experience that new and old players can get immersed it. While the developers managed to not screw anything up, they didn’t add any real value to the game either that made us feel it was worth every cent.

Jul 8th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

IGN (7.6 out of 10)

It's tough to get excited about Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. It's essentially a re-release of Guitar Hero III with a new song list and some new avatars. The fact that Guitar Hero III still has downloadable songs being released for it tempers any excitement new tracks might bring. Still, it is Guitar Hero and the formula can deliver a lot of fun. The game is easier than any before it, which makes it a nice choice for anybody looking to jump in and try out a Guitar Hero game for the first time. Just double check your status in the Aerosmith fan club before running out to buy this one.

Jun 29th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Wonderwallweb.com (7.6 out of 10)

Guitar Hero Aerosmith is no doubt one for the fans, if you are not a fan of Aerosmith’s music then it is probably not a good idea for you to invest in this game. On the other hand, if you are a fan of Aerosmith then this game provides some interesting facts about the band and also lets you recreate their music, meaning you can’t really go wrong.

Jun 30th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

1UP (B)

A few tweaks have been made to Guitar Hero III's base game. The most significant change is the smoothing out of difficulty levels in the note charts. GH3 would have "brick wall" moments when the difficulty spiked in the later tiers, but playing through the Aerosmith edition is a relatively smooth ride -- if you can get past the third tier, you can handle anything in the fifth tier. The only boss battle is against guitarist Joe Perry, but mercifully it is an optional endeavor (and every bit as annoying as the battles in GH3). With bonus songs from Perry's solo efforts and a fully animated Steven Tyler swallowing the microphone, the game's target audience is very clear -- and for them, the game's existence is justified.

Jul 7th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Gamers.at (75 out of 100)

Auf der "Haben"-Seite punktet man dann noch mit Online-Modus, einer der Plattform entsprechenden visuellen PrĂ€sentation sowie freischaltbaren Charakteren und Liedern. Hier muß ich aber mit meinem einzigen wirklichen Kritikpunkt ansetzen: Nur Lieder aus John Perrys Soloprojekt und von Aerosmith war mir dann doch etwas zu eintönig. Der Grundtenor der Tracklist ist wenig ĂŒberraschend rockig, aber dann doch auffallend weniger abwechslungsreich als jene der Hauptspiele der Serie. Hardcore Guitar Hero Fans welche auf der Suche nach neuem Material sind, sollten unbedingt zugreifen. Aerosmith-Groupies empfiehlt sich der Kauf des Packs mit exklusivem Les Paul-Nachbau und Faceplate der Band.

Aug 7th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Video Game Generation (7.5 out of 10)

If you are an Aerosmith fan, pick up this title. You’ll enjoy it and get some life out of it. If you’re not too big on Aerosmith, it might be worth renting or borrowing from a friend, but I can’t recommend it to non-Aerosmith fans.

Feb 22nd, 2009 · Xbox 360 · read review

4Players.de (75 out of 100)

Die Einbindung der Band ist in Sachen Videos okay, in Sachen Motion Capturing perfekt und in Sachen Songauswahl kompetent - wenn auch weit von vollstĂ€ndig entfernt, bedenkt man, dass einige populĂ€re Gassenhauer fehlen. Die Bedienung ist nach wie vor top, die neuen Arenen sind prachtvoll inszeniert, und mal ernsthaft - wer wollte nicht schon immer mal »Walk This Way« zusammen mit Run DMC spielen? Stellt sich natĂŒrlich trotzdem die Frage, ob der Fan mit einem umfangreichen Download-Paket nicht ebenso gut bedient wĂ€re wie mit einem Vollpreis-Titel, der die Guitar Hero-Serie spielerisch nicht weiterbringt und darĂŒber hinaus auch noch weitaus leichter als das »Hauptprogramm« ist.

Jul 3rd, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

HardGamers (75 out of 100)

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith joue quand mĂȘme bien son rĂŽle d'expansion en attendant le prochain titre Guitar Hero qui nous apportera drum, microphone et nouvelle guitare, si dĂ©sirĂ©. Ceci dit, tout dĂ©pendant de l'Ă©poque oĂč vous avez connu le groupe Aerosmith, vous risquez d'ĂȘtre heureux ou déçu de leur "playlist", cette derniĂšre comprenant un bon 50% de chansons des annĂ©es 1970.

Jul 31st, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Planet Xbox 360 (7.4 out of 10)

In the end, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is just more of the same with a limited set list. True, if you work the math at $2 a track, the forty songs seem like a bargain, but you really need to ask yourself how many of these you would actually buy if available as downloads. For the casual Aerosmith/rock fan, you are probably looking at less than half of them, making the price tag something better labeled as 'ridiculous' rather than 'bargain'.

Sep 26th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

411mania.com (7.3 out of 10)

To put it plainly, if you’re a huge Aerosmith fan or if you don’t already own Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, then Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is a fine addition to your library that will get your house jumping. On the other hand if you already own GH III or Aerosmith isn’t exactly your cup of tea, you may want to hold off until October for World Tour. Still, the music rocks so a rental is highly recommended.

Aug 7th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Fragland.net (73 out of 100)

You've understood well: you've got a plastic guitar at home and love Aerosmith, then this is a nice suggestion. If you don't like the group or still have to set your first steps in the world of Guitar Hero then you better go for the previous game that offers a lot more songs and a wider selection.

Aug 22nd, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

GameTrailers (7.3 out of 10)

Though Guitar Hero: Aerosmith plays heavily on the notion that it’s a must-buy for fans, even they will be ultimately disappointed with what they’re getting. The lack of downloadable content gives it a relatively short shelf life, while the lack of notable hits will strike a negative chord with anyone that wanted the game just to play “Amazin.” If these faults strike you more as nuisances than deal-breakers, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is a hard rock pit stop worth checking out.

Jul 31st, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

TeamXbox (7.2 out of 10)

I enjoyed GH: Aerosmith, even as a casual fan of the Boston-based group, but the game isn’t one that I’ll likely spend much more time playing beyond completing a career or two, then trying some at a harder difficulty in an effort to buy some of the other cool content in the Vault. That’s not to say that you won’t keep it in your Xbox 360 a lot longer
or maybe you’ll be the “other” kind who doesn’t buy the game at all—even if you’re into other music games. With no disrespect intended to the band or Activision, it seems as if , unless you’re a big Aerosmith junkie, GH: Aerosmith will probably feel like you’re playing an RPG over a friend’s house, when you’d rather be playing a shooter or sports game.

Jun 30th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

XboxAddict (7.2 out of 10)

Overall, for me personally the game is just a cash cow for Activision and truly not worth the $60. It would be so much more worth the purchase if it were a 30 or 40 dollar title, especially when it’s basically the same GHIII game that just came out a few months ago. If you are a true fan of Aerosmith than you’ll probably want to have this in your collection, but if you are the standard gamer that enjoys the GH series. Just wait for Guitar Hero 4 later this fall, and rent GH Aerosmith to satisfy your possible craving for this game. For first time Guitar Hero players, then maybe one will want to pick this up with the wireless guitar included, but even then I would have to suggest just picking up Guitar Hero III instead, then renting this one at a later time.

Jul 16th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Defunct Games (70 out of 100)

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith would have made a lot of sense as a $30 or $40 expansion pack that you download off of the internet. But $60 seems a bit steep for a puny track list and a complete lack of diversity. Even if Aerosmith is your favorite band, it's hard to justify paying full price for something like this. Still, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is a fun game that will appeal to a lot of classic rock fans. The band may not be my cup of tea, but that doesn't mean you can't have a lot of fun while rocking out to Uncle Salty or Train Kept A Rollin'. Who knows, maybe if this band-specific release is popular enough we'll see one that would excite me, like Guitar Hero: Sigur Ros or Guitar Hero: Pavement. Or maybe we won't.

Jul 28th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

MS Xbox World (7 out of 10)

I'd recommend looking elsewhere for a new guitar experience with much more variety in playable songs, if you've pulled through Guitar Hero III, then perhaps now might even be the time to check out Rock Band, and get some practice in ready for the full-kitted out Guitar Hero: World Tour experience.

Jul 25th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

videogamer.com (7 out of 10)

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is a fun albeit rather easy and forgettable experience. The price of entry seems a tad too steep and the career will be breezed through by anyone who's got any experience with previous games in the series. Oversights, like not being able to access downloaded GH:3 tracks, are baffling and the number of covers for non-Aerosmith tracks is disappointing. For die-hard GH and Aerosmith fans it's a no-brainer, but everyone else might want to save their money for World Tour.

Jul 8th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

JeuxActu (14 out of 20)

Avec une playlist comportant pas moins de 40 morceaux, dont une vingtaine consacrĂ©e rĂ©ellement au groupe, Guitar Hero : Aerosmith est forcĂ©ment moins complet que Guitar Hero III : Legends of Rock. Mieux vaut donc porter Steven Tyler et ses trois autres partenaires dans son cƓur pour que les 70 € rĂ©clamĂ©s en caisse passent comme une lettre Ă  la Poste.

Jul 7th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) (7 out of 10)

The same Guitar Hero that we all know and love combined with Aerosmith, who we're sure many have a love-hate relationship with. Still fun, but definitely tailored for fans of the band more than anybody else.

Aug 2nd, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Hooked Gamers (7 out of 10)

All in all, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is a decent spin-off in the raging series. Though it has its flaws like many other games, the game still proves enjoyable for newcomers to the series and veteran players. Though I didn’t enjoy the game to the same extent as other Guitar Hero games, I still found some fun in the game. Before you rush out to buy this game, make sure you like the band Aerosmith and you like the songs available in the game. If it turns out you don't, you will probably end up disappointed with the game when you finally get to play it.

Jul 16th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

GameDaily (7 out of 10)

Aerosmith junkies will love Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, thanks to its impressive song list and extra content. Everyone else, however, should rent it. It's a pleasant diversion, providing single-player and multiplayer enjoyment for would-be strummers, but with missing songs and the same old gameplay, it doesn't have enough sweet emotion to justify its $59.99 price.

Jun 30th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

GameSpot (7 out of 10)

The biggest knocks against GH: Aerosmith are that it only has 41 songs (versus 70+ in GHIII), and if you're a Guitar Hero fan who doesn't like Aerosmith, you're not going to like a huge chunk of the game. If you're a big fan of the group you might enjoy the brief documentary videos, as well as seeing the band in video game form, but there's not much here for you if you're not fan or were hoping for new game modes. What's here is a lot of fun, but there's not enough content to justify charging full price.

Jun 30th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

UOL Jogos ( )

"Guitar Hero: Aerosmith" Ă© lançamento que tem cara de caça-nĂ­queis. NĂŁo hĂĄ nenhum elemento novo que possa justificar um novo tĂ­tulo avulso; bastava lançar um grande pacote de mĂșsicas para o jogo, como aconteceu recentemente com "Rock Band", que levou um do "The Who". Felizmente a mecĂąnica do jogo ainda consegue contagiar e, aliada ao carisma do Aerosmith, fica difĂ­cil guardar algum tipo de ressentimento, principalmente se vocĂȘ for fĂŁ da banda.

Aug 1st, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Power Unlimited (70 out of 100)

Als jij (of je vader) Aerosmith fan bent, koop je deze game. Als je Guitar Hero freak bent, dan ook. Voor alle anderen is het meer van hetzelfde, en moet je voor schrikbarende vernieuwingen gewoon wachten op GH IV.

Sep 15th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Thunderbolt Games (7 out of 10)

As you reach your final concert, and are cemented amongst the greatest rockers ever, there will certainly be mixed feelings when looking back at the journey you have undergone. With a lack of decent songs, difficulty and new ideas, this may be one Guitar Hero clone too many for the large majority of players. At full price, this is certainly being aimed at those who are dedicated to the cause or the band in question. Even though the GH formula has been stripped bare, the game still manages to entertain however. As with On Tour, it’s obvious to see that the series is trying to cover every base possible, meaning it isn’t focusing completely on reinventing the genre. At a budget price, this would definitely be worth a shout. Unfortunately for now, it seems Aerosmith needs to take a step back, only managing to play groupie to the real Legends of Rock that have already conquered the gaming world.

Aug 18th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Eurogamer.de (7 out of 10)

Seid Ihr harte Aerosmither, stellt sich die Frage nicht. Kauft es und werdet glĂŒcklich. Alle anderen dĂŒrfen und mĂŒssen sich darĂŒber aufregen, warum Activision das Paket nicht als großen Download oder zumindest zum gĂŒnstigeren Kurs anbietet. Ich freute mich auf das Konzept, einzelnen Bands ein eigenes Kapitel zu widmen. Aber nicht zu diesem Preis. Neulinge halten sich ganz eindeutig an Guitar Hero 3. Klampfenmeister auf der Suche nach frischem Material gucken sich sehr kritisch an, ob ihnen die Aerosmith-Trackliste das Geld wert ist und nur Tyler/Perry-Freaks schlagen sofort zu. Es hĂ€lt sie sicher bis zur nĂ€chsten Tour ihrer Helden bei Laune.

Jul 1st, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Games TM (7 out of 10)

It's worth pointing out, largely due to Aerosmith's distinctive style of music, that this game is noticeably easier than its forerunners. Nevertheless, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is still a very worthy package with just enough songs to warrant the asking price. Fans of the band will deem this essential. Everyone else... well, with the rhythm-action genre so popular at the moment, it's not like you're short of other options.

Jul 10th, 2008 · Xbox 360

GameSpy ( )

And that's really what feels wrong about Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. It's not that the game has the wrong songs, but that it has so few of them. For $60, you can't help but feel a little cheated when all you get is Guitar Hero III with a light coat of paint and barely half the songs. If the rumored Metallica and Van Halen versions of Guitar Hero ever come to pass, we can only hope they get better treatment than this.

Jun 30th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Video Games Daily (7 out of 10)

Of the few thousand songs in my iTunes library not one is by Aerosmith. I listened to Pump when it came out in 1989, but apart from that, my knowledge of the band is limited to what I've heard while browsing music TV or radio. Despite this, I enjoyed the band's Guitar Hero one-off. The note tracking is interesting and there is a good flow to the hammer-ons and pull-offs. There are only a few songs that would compel me to buy the game outright, but I did come to appreciate the songs I didn't know more. If I had the option, though, I'd still prefer to simply buy the songs I like rather than buy the full retail disc.

Aug 14th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Xbox World Australia (XWA) (67 out of 100)

It's pretty easy to sum up Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, because you'll either like it or you won't. If you don't like the band's music then there's nothing here that will change your mind, while fans will probably enjoy the eclectic set-list even if some of the better known hits are missing. As such it really boils down to that third group, the Guitar Hero fan who doesn't care about Aerosmith one way or another, and sadly this game won't do anything much to win them over either. The gameplay is identical but easier, the variety of tracks and musical styles is greatly reduced, and at ninety bucks it just doesn't have enough songs to justify the pricetag. Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is an interesting experiment in how the series could go, but as it stands, hopefully it isn't the direction it will go.

Jul 31st, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

PC Action (Germany) (3 out of 7)

Bei der Plastikgitarre in Guitar Hero in die Saiten zu greifen, macht mehr Laune als am Strand Bikini-Oberteile zu klauen. Also jede Menge. Jetzt dĂŒrfen Sie 41 Songs von Aerosmith und Kollegen nachspielen. Auch wenn ein paar Hits fehlen, sollten zumindest AnhĂ€nger von Steven Tyler & Co. zugreifen.

Aug 2008 · Xbox 360

XboxAchievements (65 out of 100)

Although it is a decent game I couldn’t help but feel I was playing an expansion pack for GH III. There are few songs with no improvements over from the last game, and it even plays exactly the same. This may not be so bad if I had paid the price of a normal expansion pack for it, but this game cost me just as much as GH III. With half the songs and no new features, this game is a bit of a disappointment, I think this could have turned out great as a DLC expansion pack, but of course the developers got greedy and wanted more money. Hopefully this is just to keep fans occupied while waiting for Guitar Hero World Tour to come out.

Jul 23rd, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Gamernode (6.5 out of 10)

When you get down to it, the title of this game should tell you exactly what you need to know. If you like Guitar Hero, and if you like Aerosmith, give it a try. If you like Guitar Hero but don't particularly care for Aerosmith, maybe rent it for a night or borrow it from a friend to see some of the cooler songs, then just wait impatiently for the next real Guitar Hero game like the rest of us.

Jul 25th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Computer Bild Spiele (2.75 out of 6)

Das Spiel ist eine solide Guitar-Hero-Folge, mehr nicht. An Spielbarkeit und Arrangements gibt es nichts auszusetzen. Dennoch wirkt die Aerosmith-Songliste lieblos ausgesucht. Es fehlt ein Online-Shop wie es ihn in "Guitar Hero 3" gab. Sie können also keine weiteren Titel online kaufen, um das Songrepertoire nach eigenem Gusto zu erweitern.

Sep 3rd, 2008 · Xbox 360

GNT - Generation Nouvelles Technologies (6 out of 10)

Ce gentil addon se montre assez plaisant et les fans apprécieront réellement de s'adonner à leur titre plutÎt que de se voir infliger des chansons qu'ils n'ont jamais aimées. En revanche, le titre ne mérite pas tous les euros demandés comme s'il s'agissait d'un vrai jeu. On sent que développeur et éditeur tiennent à profiter du filon Guitar Hero mais à ce point, c'est un peu gros.

Jul 15th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Jeuxvideo.com (12 out of 20)

Guitar Hero Aerosmith ne manque pas de charme, mĂȘme pour ceux qui ne sont pas particuliĂšrement fans du groupe, les titres choisis pour figurer sur le disque ayant un Ă©norme pouvoir fĂ©dĂ©rateur. Mais si la pilule a du mal, beaucoup de mal Ă  passer, c'est parce qu'Activision ne se prive pas de vendre un titre largement moins complet que le jeu original Ă  plein tarif, 70 euros pour 40 morceaux, soit 30 de moins que dans Legends Of Rock, c'est presque du vol. A ce prix-lĂ , le jeu perd fatalement de son intĂ©rĂȘt.

Jul 3rd, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Gamestyle (6 out of 10)

As niche as this title is, it’s still a perfectly welcome edition in the Guitar Hero series. It’s just a shame that it’s essentially Guitar Hero 3 (PS2) with a few bells and whistles thrown in. Aerosmith fans though will lap this up. Most though will be happier waiting for Guitar Hero: World Tour.

Jul 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

GamingExcellence (6 out of 10)

It’s hard to say that Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is a bad game, it really isn’t. However it is most definitely not worth the full price that is being charged for it when it could be played to satisfaction as a weekend rental for all but the biggest completionists. Buying it at a reduced price closer to its actual value definitely makes for a more satisfying purchase and you will be able to enjoy rocking out with one of the best bands to ever grace the music industry.

Oct 9th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

GamersMark (6 out of 10)

So, if you don’t care for the music or are wary that you’ll grow tired of Guitar Hero’s gameplay, I wouldn’t suggest Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, especially not at its current retail price. The game should’ve been marketed and sold as an expansion to Guitar Hero III instead of a semi-sequel that feels like a complete rehash of the previous game. It simply doesn’t feel as if there’s much of a value here, that’s unless you’ve been completely unaware that something like Guitar Hero even exists, and if that’s the case, and you’re a fan of the music, feel free to jump in.

Jul 6th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review


There you have it. If you have been an Aerosmith fan then you are in for a massive treat. However, if you are not much of a fan this will not really convert you to buy Aerosmith CD’s. It will, however, encourage you to play some more Guitar Hero, seeing that you are bored of all the awesome content available for download for Guitar Hero 3. Co-op is also available to extend the length of this game, but I fear if you’re not a fan it won’t sit in your tray for too long. Bring on Guitar Hero: Metallica! We’ve heard the rumours

Aug 5th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Gamervision (6 out of 10)

Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is not a terrible game; it’s just lackluster. Dedicating an installment in the series to just one band feels like a bad move on Activision’s part, and we know this isn’t the last we’ll see of that. It seems like they should have just offered this catalogue via DLC for Guitar Hero III, instead of giving us a full-priced game with half the content that won’t even appeal to those who aren’t hardcore Aerosmith fans. It offers some fun for a day or two, but after running through the career once, you’ll probably never want to pick it up again. I genuinely hope that one day, the Guitar Hero series returns to its former glory, but today is not that day. Stick with Rock Band, kids.

Jul 16th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Game Revolution (C+)

Look, if you’re the type that needs to download every song for Guitar Hero, nab a godly Top 1000 slot on yet another Guitar Hero leaderboard, or fawn over the Aerosmith poster double-sided-taped onto your wall, then you’re probably not going to listen to what anyone says about picking up a copy. (And if so, how did you even manage to read this far?) Still, Guitar Hero: Aerosmith isn’t going to change anyone’s mind about how they feel about this permanent fixture in American subculture. Its track list is slightly shorter, its difficulty is slightly easier, and its unlockable goodies are slightly less thrilling, but if you loved everything about Guitar Hero III despite its flaws, then there’s little reason not to grab this one as well. Just don’t expect your finger train to be rolling over the guitar as all-night-long as it did before.

Jul 9th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

X-Box Gamer (11 out of 20)

Au final, Guitar Hero : Aerosmith tue le concept dans l'Ɠuf. On espĂšre sincĂšrement qu'un autre jeu de ce genre ne viendra pas gonfler la liste des titres de la franchise dans les mois Ă  venir, tant l'omniprĂ©sence d'un seul groupe dans une tracklist est assez stressante, seuls les vrais fans du groupe s'y retrouveront. Et encore, certains pourraient bien reprocher au jeu un manque rĂ©el d'intĂ©rĂȘt sur le long terme.

Jul 25th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Gamereactor (Finland) (5 out of 10)

Guitar Hero: Aerosmithin ylitsepÀÀsemÀtön ongelma on, ettÀ kaikki on tehty niin hiton keskinkertaisesti. Peli on liian helppo ja biisilista tylsÀ. Kaikesta paistaa lÀpi himo helppoon rahaan. LopputekstejÀ tuijotellessa tulee ikÀvÀ onnistumisesta seuraavaa euforista tunnetta, joka aikaisemmissa Guitar Hero -peleissÀ on ollut vahvasti lÀsnÀ.

Jul 16th, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Destructoid (5 out of 10)

If you're not an Aerosmith fan but like the Guitar Hero experience, this title might keep you mildly entertained for one or two play sessions. If you are a true Aerosmith die-hard, my advice is to wait until they release this material as downloadable content for the upcoming Guitar Hero World Tour; what's offered here is not enough to justify the standalone cost.

Aug 2nd, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Gamekult (5 out of 10)

Difficile cependant de leur conseiller une telle option, malgrĂ© le fun toujours intact de la sĂ©rie : vendu plein pot, et on se demande bien pourquoi, le titre se paie le luxe de ne pas compter dans sa playlist certains tubes pourtant incontournables du groupe, comme Dude (Looks Like A Lady), Permanent Vacation et quelques autres. On pourra bien sĂ»r se consoler avec Dream On, Love In An Elevator ou Train Kept A Rollin'. Mais il faudra pour cela ĂȘtre un gros fan de Steven Tyler, d'ailleurs modĂ©lisĂ© tout comme ses comparses.

Jul 1st, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

Giant Bomb ( )

Besides charging the same price as Guitar Hero III while providing just a fraction of the songs, what bothers me most about Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is the fact that, not long after its release, it was made essentially obsolete by the announcement that the next full installment in the Guitar Hero franchise would follow the Rock Band template of letting you play a variety of instruments. I think there's some merit to the notion that games like this may be the future of commercial music, but the execution here reeks of an outdated mentality.

Aug 1st, 2008 · Xbox 360 · read review

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