Parents' Guide to

Guitar Hero on Tour: Modern Hits

By Chad Sapieha, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Handheld rhythm game features lyrics from newer rock songs.

Game Nintendo DS 2009
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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 11+


I KNOW MY SON LIKES IT BUT he cant he will wait till he is 12 my other kids can enjoy but i would say ages 10-11 can play with a parent but i saw violence and bad language so i know common sense rated it off 2-9 iffy --- on 10+ so no more of this for children under 11

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
Great role models
age 6+

a great game

my six year old cousin loved this game!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2):
Kids say (2):

Aside from providing a few dozen fresh tracks to play, Modern Hits is much like its precursors. Players press buttons on the fret attachment, strum the screen with a pick, and gradually unlock new venues and challenges. However, there are a few minor tweaks to the formula, the most noticeable of which are fan requests. As players master new songs, fans begin to request them to be played with special criteria. For example, players may need to duel another guitarist and launch a variety of attacks (such as breaking strings or speeding up the tempo). Or they might need to play a song’s bass section and chain together a set number of notes without error.

These tasks help mix things up a bit, but the core play is pretty much identical to what the franchise’s fans have experienced in previous games. That means most players’ enjoyment will hinge on how much they like the game’s music. Best check the complete track list before buying.

Game Details

  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Available online?: Not available online
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Release date: June 9, 2009
  • Genre: Music & Dance
  • ESRB rating: E10+ for Lyrics
  • Last updated: August 31, 2016

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