Parents' Guide to

Guitar Hero on Tour: Decades

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Sequel delivers similar fun for rockers on the go.

Game Nintendo DS 2008
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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 10+

Typical "Guitar Hero" fare

A lot of fun. Most of the songs are really good - it even includes Weezer's "Buddy Holly"!!!
age 13+

Very Fun

It's not for little kids, but for older kids and up, this is a great game! The songs are good, for the most part, and it is very challenging. The controls are a little hard to get used to at first, but after a while you get the hang of it.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
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This sequel offers the same concept but includes all new songs, divided into "decades," as the name suggests: the '70s (e.g. Edgar Winter Group's "Free Ride"), the '80s (Bon Jovi's "You Give Love A Bad Name"), the '90s (Blind Melon's "No Rain" and today's hits (Fall Out Boy's "The Take Over, The Breaks Over"). But the game also adds a couple of new features such as the ability to stream songs with the original Guitar Hero: On Tour and playing through one of three different solo career paths, each with their own story: Lead Guitar, Bass Guitar, and Guitar Duel.

These new additions are welcomed, especially the former, as it essentially doubles the number of songs in the game so long as you have a friend nearby with the original Guitar Hero: On Tour. If you liked the original and didn't have a hard time pressing the relatively small buttons on the Guitar Grip accessory, then this sequel will deliver more fun for rockers on the go. It does feel like more of an add-on than a completely new game (available less than six months after the original!), but it still proves to be a good time.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Available online
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Release date: November 21, 2008
  • Genre: Music & Dance
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Lyrics
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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