Excerpt: Rocking is cool, everybody who ever banged his head knows this. For all those who dream to be just like those guitar gods, and for once to be worshipped by thousands of fans, Guitar Hero will sound as music to their ears!
Excerpt: Admit it – at some point in your life you've fully rocked out to some song by playing a righteous "air guitar." Whether it's Hendrix or Hammett, Morello or Mustaine, you've know that thanks to some charging guitar chord, you've put yourself in the boots of a rock star on stage in front of thousands...
Excerpt: C'mon, I know you do it, I've seen you -- each and every one of you. You don't think anyone is watching and think that your secret is safely hidden, but it's not. Every single one of you has done it at least once, whether you admit it or not.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: This reviewer has been waiting years for Guitar Hero, and the fact that is hasn't disappointed even the slightest bit is perhaps a greater indication of its brilliance than any other.
Excerpt: The concept behind Guitar Hero is simple, but that doesn't mean it's not fun, and it certainly doesn't mean it's not challenging. You start off by selecting one of a handful of generic looking rockers, and of course, picking a name for your band.
Conclusion: So long as you dig classic rock, there's so much good stuff here and the songs become so challenging and rewarding to play, the $70 price of entry is well worth it. Everyone needs to play this game.
Conclusion: Guitar Hero is a great value for anyone interested in the game. There’s a lot of unlockable content by using your saved up cash from career mode. Everything from new guitars, skins, characters, and of course songs, are available.