When Guitar Hero: Aerosmith was announced early in 2008, I just rolled my eyes and thought “great Aerosmith is jumping on the Guitar Hero bandwagon”. I must admit I wasn’t very excited about this game.
When the opportunity to pick this game up for half price (with wireless guitar) for the Playstation 3, I couldn’t pass it up. Oddly enough, a game that was just an afterthought at one point for me, has quickly become one of my favorite games for the Playstation 3.
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith does a good job of mixing Aerosmith classic songs along with tunes from bands that influenced, or were influenced by Aerosmith. Unlike some of the past Guitar Hero games, the majority of the songs are master recordings by Aerosmith, and the original bands that recorded them. This makes the gaming experience a much more enjoyable one.
There are also a bunch of live interview clips with Aerosmith, talking about their random history. I enjoyed seeing those brief clips in the game.
The songs in this game are a lot of fun to play, and the guitar dual with Joe Perry is a blast. If you are an Aerosmith fan, you are going to love this game. If you have never listened to an Aerosmith song in your life, this game will make you a fan. I highly recommend this extremely fun and addictive video game for the Playstation 3.
Rating: Out of 10
“Draw the Line”
“Livin’ on the Edge”
“Love in an Elevator”
“Bright Light Fright”
“Back in the Saddle”
“Toys in the Attic”
“Train Kept A-Rollin'”
“Sex Type Thing” – Stone Temple Pilots
“Cat Scratch Fever” – Ted Nugent
“Always on the Run” – Lenny Kravitz featuring Slash
“Hard to Handle” – Black Crowes The Black Crowes
“Walk This Way” – Run-D.M.C. featuring Aerosmith
“King of Rock” – Run-D.M.C.
“She Sells Sanctuary – The Cult
“Complete Control” – The Clash
“Personality Crisis” – New York Dolls
“I Hate Myself for Loving You” – Joan Jett
“All Day and All of the Night” – The Kinks
“Dream Police” – Cheap Trick
“All the Young Dudes” – Mott the Hoople