Band Hero

Game review by Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Great party game for music-loving families.

Parents say

age 10+

Based on 2 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 6 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 10+

Awesome game

This game really made my childhood and deserves the popularity it had although there are minor cuss words it is a game I would recommend to anyone

This title has:

Easy to play/use
age 10+

Great game, but terrible editing makes it unusable in a school setting.

I am a 6th grade music teacher and I bought this game specifically for use in my music classes. It is rated E for everyone 10+. The makers of the game have taken the time to edit out inappropriate language, but I do not know what they were thinking when they went about this process. There are a number of songs that repeat the phrase "I don't give a d***" and others that are obviously sexual. This is nothing that is ridiculously offensive, but it is still unusable for me in my school setting. What I do not understand is how they went about the editing process... the editors took the time to remove fairly innocent stuff like the word "whiskey" from Don McLean's American Pie and the word "gay" from Taylor Swift's Picture To Burn, yet they have the singer repeat "I don't give a d*** about my reputation!" over and over again in Bad Reputation by Joan Jett. 2 other songs (Rock Star and Black Cat) also include similar phrases. So, this is a great game, and I think it could be used in a school setting if they would have made some very minor adjustments. If you are going to take the time to edit words to make it more family-friendly, please do a better job!

This title has:

Too much sex
Too much swearing
Educational value

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