Parents' Guide to

Guitar Hero: World Tour

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

A best-in-class "must have" music game.

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

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 13+

the butt review

age 13+

This game ROCKS(literally)!!!

By far, this is the best Guitar Hero game ever! It is similar to Rock Band because they finally added a drum set to this game! Teenagers who love rock and roll will obviously fall in love with this game and the other old Guitar Hero games! In an educational kind of way, these games can actually teach people how to play the guitar or the drums!

This title has:

Great messages
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3):
Kids say (44):

For those who have played the Rock Band series, this new version of Guitar Hero is similar, and it might be even better in some regards.The 80-plus musical tracks are about as good as the ones offered in Rock Band 2 (with some available in both, such as Survivor's Eye of the Tiger and Bon Jovi's Livin' on a Prayer). World Tour includes classics like Lynyrd Skynyrd's Sweet Home Alabama (live version), The Eagles' Hotel California and Michael Jackson's Beat It, as well as newer rock ditties such as Tool's Schism, Oasis' Some Might Say and Linkin Park's What I've Done. You can also download additional tracks from the Internet for a few bucks apiece.

But the way World Tour distinguishes itself from Rock Band is that it includes an editor to create and share your own songs. But be forewarned, it takes some patience and skill to fully appreciate the bundled "Music Studio." One to four players can choose to play lead or rhythm guitar, bass, keyboards and drums, but vocals cannot be recorded. Once you've saved your masterpiece, publish it to an online hub called GHTunes for others to download; on the flipside, you can download and play someone else' songs, too. Thanks to great songs, rockin' instruments, multiple game modes, and the built-in music studio, Activision's Guitar Hero: World Tour is the best of the music games.

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