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Band Hero - Game Only by Activision

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  • Lyrics
  • Mild Suggestive Themes
Band Hero - Game Only is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 48.
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  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Developer: Activision
  • Category: Music & Party , Music

Product Details:

With Band Hero, you can come together with family and friends to ascend the virtual stage and rise to fame. Brought to you by the makers of Guitar Hero, one of the biggest entertainment franchises of all time, Band Hero brings you a new genre of music focused on today's hottest hits and classic anthems that everyone will know. So grab your friends and take the stage with any combination of guitars, bass, microphones and drums, the road to stardom begins here. Band Hero supports all Guitar Hero instrument controllers, as well as other music/rhythm game controllers.

Brought to you by the makers of Guitar Hero®, one of the best-selling video game franchises of all time, Band Hero features the hottest chart-topping hits from everyone's favorite acts including Taylor Swift, No Doubt, Lily Allen, The All-American Rejects and Jackson 5. Headlined by some of the biggest names in music as in-game artists and playable characters, Band Hero is the ultimate party game where players of all ages will be able to experience the signature, easy-to-learn but difficult-to-master Guitar Hero gameplay. Band Hero allows fans to create the band they always dreamed of using any combination of guitar or drum controllers and vocals, providing rockers and performers of all ages the chance to experience and interact with their favorite music.

Music sensation Taylor Swift joins forces with Band Hero for the ultimate family music gaming experience Taylor Swift, global music sensation and best selling artist of 2008, will ascend an all-new virtual stage this November in Band Hero. Budding music stars, their families and friends, will all live their musical fantasy on the Band Hero stage, playing as Taylor Swift or alongside the singer/songwriter and guitarist, as she performs her smash-hits "Love Story" and "You Belong With Me" from her latest album Fearless as well as "Picture to Burn" from her self-titled debut record.

"Anything that encourages people to pick up an instrument and play, I'm fully behind. And, I'm really excited about Band Hero, because not only are fans getting to play my songs, but I'm actually in the game," said Swift. "There are so many awesome things that go into being in Band Hero, like getting to customize my band to look like my touring band, and it's so cool for people to feel like they are experiencing one of my concerts. This is one of the closest things out there to going to see me perform!"

Complete Song List:

3 Doors Down - When I'm Gone
The Airborne Toxic Event - Gasoline
The All-American Rejects - Dirty Little Secret
Alphabeat - Fascination
Aly & AJ - Like Whoa
Angels & Airwaves - The Adventure
Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals - Steal My Kisses
Big Country - In A Big Country
The Bravery - Believe
Carl Douglas - Kung Fu Fighting
Cheap Trick - I Want You To Want Me (Live)
Cold War Kids - Hang Me Up To Dry
Corinne Bailey Rae - Put Your Records On
Counting Crows - Angels Of The Silences
Culture Club - Do You Really Want to Hurt Me?
Dashboard Confessional - Hands Down
David Bowie - Let's Dance
Devo - Whip It
Don McLean - American Pie
Duffy - Warwick Avenue
Duran Duran - Rio
Evanescence - Bring Me To Life
Everclear - Santa Monica
Fall Out Boy - Sugar, We're Going Down
Filter - Take A Picture
Finger Eleven - Paralyzer
The Go-Go's - Our Lips Are Sealed
Hilary Duff - So Yesterday
Hinder - Lips of An Angel
Jackson 5 - ABC
Janet Jackson - Black Cat
Jesse McCartney - Beautiful Soul
Joan Jett - Bad Reputation
Joss Stone - You Had Me
Katrina And The Waves - Walking On Sunshine
The Kooks - Naive
KT Tunstall - Black Horse & The Cherry Tree
The Last Goodnight - Pictures Of You
Lily Allen - Take What You Take
Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - Impression That I Get
N.E.R.D. - Rockstar
Nelly Furtado - Turn Off The Light
No Doubt - Don't Speak
No Doubt - Just A Girl
OK Go - A Million Ways
Papa Roach - Lifeline
Parachute - Back Again
Pat Benetar - Love is A Battlefield
Poison - Every Rose Has It Thorns
Robbie Williams & Kylie Minogue - Kids
The Rolling Stones - Honky Tonk Woman
Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman
Santigold - L.E.S. Aristes
Snow Patrol - Take Back The City
Spice Girls - Wannabe
Styx - Mr. Roboto
Taylor Swift - Picture To Burn
Taylor Swift - Love Story
Taylor Swift - You Belong With Me
Tonic - If You Could Only See
The Turtles - Happy Together
Village People - YMCA
Yellowcard - Ocean Avenue

 

Game Informer Rating:

Rated 7.8 out of 10 by Game Informer.

Rated 2 out of 5 by from Multiplayer ONLY I like playing solo on career mode as it allows me to build up skill and learn songs without being under pressure by a team that needs me to pass. Band Hero is not built for solo players. All songs are unlocked from the start. There are no real rewards for excellence. The career mode is mostly an afterthought with little of interest. Most challenges require multiple players. Mix it together and you get solo players who are bored with nowhere to go and no way to really get rewards as you're not playing with others. I was bored within an hour and happily returned this game the same day.
Date published: 2012-06-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best band game! I love this game because it's rock, pop, and other genres. I love the tracks too, my personal favorite is American Pie and Paralyzer. If you have a bundle already, get this.
Date published: 2012-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ummm... Let me say this in the simplest way possible: This game is the guilty pleasure of music games. It has pretty much every song that a macho man would deny liking, but would think was better than Metal. Let's take a look at the setlist, shall we? It Includes such songs as "Mr Roboto" by Styx, "Don't Speak" by No Doubt, "YMCA" by The Village People, "Whip It" by Devo, and more. I think there are around 70 songs on disc and almost all "Guitar Hero 5" DLC works with this game. There is slightly less censorship in this game than in "Lego Rock Band", so a couple of the on disc songs do have mild swearing, but why would you really want to bleep out "Bad Reputation"? On the other hand, I'm amazed Marilyn Manson's "The Beautiful People" is DLC. Download that song and play it in a setlist with "YMCA". It's really creepy how they sync up...Okay, enough about songs. Time for the Career Mode. It works the same as GH5 which is weird, because there's less songs and it's newer, so I was expecting change. Sadly, that is the one true failing point of this game. I played Career for about three hours and I almost beat it already. However, it is not as bad as Power Gig, so it is still an excellent investment of your time, if you are a true music geek. Also, if you are a true music geek, you will NAIL ALL THE TAP NOTES IN THE GUITAR PART OF MR ROBOTO!!! There is one character exclusive to this game, who is a stereotypical hip-hop kid. I don't remember his name and I don't know why they put him in here. All the returning characters from GH5 are altered to appeal to the game's intended tween fanbase and you can still play as your XBOX LIVE avatar,which was my favorite new thing about GH5. This game is an excellent choice if you are a) learning to play guitar games b) a radio addict c) a music game master or d) a party gamer. It's awesome. Pick it up!
Date published: 2011-04-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from AWESOME! but weak career mode Well this game is of course awesome because it’s guitar hero. Awesome song selection, many new top hit songs to play including taylor swift’s love story and you belong with me. One thing I hated and was greatly disappointed by was the career mode. I only played maybe twenty songs and I beat it even though I hadn’t even unlocked all the songs yet. Also, the songs were not all that challenging, and many songs were extremely boring and torturous to play. One thing great about this game though is every song has a challenge for one instrument. The challenges vary from hitting lots of notes, getting a high note steak, or getting a high score. Also, I like how two people can play guitar at the same time in career and quick play. It was always annoying fighting each other or taking turns for who got to play guitar.
Date published: 2010-01-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Ideal for gaming! I bought the Xbox 360 Pro system about a month ago and it's been a blast. I was amazed at the graphics and the gameplay. The new xbox experience layout is easy and fun to work with - you can download games, movies, gamer pictures, themes (screen savers), game demos, and much more AND play with friends in an online multiplayer environment. Yuu can also create and customize avatars that look like you. The 60GB system is also backwards compatible so you don't have to sell away your original xbox titles. The system is a litle loud at times but the experience is amazing. Also, the hardware is wireless so you can moove around freely and avoid the usual cable mess. I recoment this console to hard core gamers and teens - it has action packed titles that will keep you playing for hours. Definitely the ultimate console!
Date published: 2009-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of the best systems out there The X box 360 pro 60 GB is the X box to buy. It is vary good and the quality is excellent. Plus the hard drive is great to have. I got mine about five days after Christmas. When I got home I opened it and read all of the warranties. Then I plugged it in and it came on instantly. It took quite some time to set up the X Box LIVE account. But after that I tried to change the HD settings but the screen went black. I then changed the input back to regular TV. It worked . I didn't understand why it did that. ( I have an HD flat screen tv.) But after a little bit i got it to work on the HD setting. I played the two games it came with. But after a day the battery's went dead. I thought that the battery's time should have lasted longer. But then i researched it i found out that when you talk with the mic it shortens the battery time by a lot. I recommend getting a plug and play charge kit. In all this system is one of the best yet. Also make sure you get X box LIVE . If you are thinking of getting this system, do it. You wont be disappointed. I would recommend this system to any one. 12 stars out of 10 stars.
Date published: 2009-01-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The NEW Entertainment Good AND Bad The Good: Superior selection of games, including several console-exclusive titles; all games in high-definition; easy-to-use Dashboard interface; excellent online gaming and communications via Xbox Live; plays hundreds of (but not all) original Xbox titles; doubles as a superior digital media hub and Windows Media Center extender; online Marketplace allows for easy purchases of downloadable full-scale games, mini-games, movies, and TV shows; latest version offers HDMI output with 1080p support. The Bad: Early versions of the console prone to "red ring of death" system crash; noisy exhaust fan and DVD drive; gigantic oversize power supply; no built-in wireless networking or flash media reader; DVD playback has substandard video quality; support for next-gen HD DVD movies requires a bulky external accessory; 20GB hard drive fills up very quickly; online gaming requires a paid subscription to Xbox Live.
Date published: 2009-01-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Its Awesome It was so great! I got it for christmas, I went right to my tv and plugged it in. In about 5 minutes I was playing live with million of people! I play it every single day! The only problem is that the buttons on my controller are starting to jam. I don't think that you really need the whole 60gb. I think that is enough! Some people got 120 gb but I think that is crazy! I have now had mine for not even a month and I wouldn't give it up for anything! If you are looking for a good quality system get this! This has got to be better than the ps3. It has way better graphics then wii! It's definitely the best system out there right now! If is so much better than any other system! Wii isn't as good because wii is littler. With the wii you cannot talk to people in less you get wii speak. Xbox 360 pro automatically comes with it! IT is awesome! This is a for sure buy!
Date published: 2009-01-11
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