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Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is considered an expansion of Guitar Hero III and it is the first title in the series primarily focused on a single band. The gameplay concept is similar to the game it is based on. About 60% of the included tracks are by Aerosmith, while the others have influenced or have opened for the band (Run-D.M.C., The Kings, Lenny Kravitz, ...). Four songs were re-recorded by the band directly for the game and they also performed as motion capture actors for their 3D models. The majority of the tracks consists of master recordings.

The prominent game segment is the career mode where players go through the band's history, from the earlier seventies to 2001. Times of internal issues are not touched upon. Players initially start as Joe Perry but can later also unlock the other band members Brad Whitford and Tom Hamilton. The career has been divided into six tiers with five tracks, each based on a period in the band's history. There are also encores when a tier has been completed, and two opening acts playing as another band. After each tier, bonus material is shown such as trivia or video sequences and interviews.

Songs are unlocked gradually and become available in the other modes, identical to Guitar Hero III (Quickplay, Cooperative, Competitive + Battle modes). Only the cooperative career mode is absent. The menus have been redesigned and there are new venues, based on historical performances. There are 41 songs in total, of which 31 can be unlocked in the career mode and an additional 10 in the vault.

The game is available in a bundle with a custom guitar or as a single game release. For the PS2 version there are two bundles, one with a single, wireless guitar and another with two, wired guitars.


Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Windows Choose your character
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Windows Finally the real band!
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Windows So that's what goes on in the back while I concentrate on the notes...
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Windows The cutscenes tell the story of the band.

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Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Screenshot
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Screenshot
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith Screenshot
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PGNx Media PlayStation 3 Jun 29, 2008 9 out of 10 90
IGN PlayStation 3 Jun 29, 2008 7.6 out of 10 76 PlayStation 2 Jul 03, 2008 75 out of 100 75
Video Game Generation Xbox 360 Feb 22, 2009 7.5 out of 10 75
1UP Xbox 360 Jul 07, 2008 B 75
Video Games Daily PlayStation 3 Aug 14, 2008 7 out of 10 70
Video Game Talk PlayStation 3 Jul 21, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 2 Jul, 2008 3.5 out of 5 70
GamersMark PlayStation 3 Jul 06, 2008 6 out of 10 60
Gamereactor (Finland) Xbox 360 Jul 16, 2008 5 out of 10 50


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This is the third game where Aerosmith appears as a band. Previous games where they are featured are Quest for Fame and Revolution X; both released in 1995.

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