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Guitar Hero World Tour - Xbox 360 (Game only)

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Platform: Xbox 360
Edition: Game only
  • Battle of the Bands mode lets up to eight players get their groove on
  • Comes with exciting extras that enhance your experience
  • Use the innovative Music Studio to compose, record, edit and share music
  • Features a humungous selection of master recordings
  • Offers more localized downloadable music than ever before
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Platform: Xbox 360 | Edition: Game only
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B001ABP95E
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 5.2 x 0.8 inches ; 4 ounces
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: October 26, 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (93 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,451 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Platform: Xbox 360 | Edition: Game only

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Start a Band...the Guitar Hero Way

Guitar Hero World Tour transforms music gaming by expanding Guitar Hero's signature guitar gameplay into a cooperative band experience that combines advanced wireless instruments with online and offline gameplay modes including online Band Career and 8-player "Battle of the Bands," which allows two full bands to compete head-to-head online. The game features a Music Studio music creator that lets players compose, record, edit and share their own rock ‘n’ roll anthems.

*Note: The instruments are sold seperately.

Drum Customization

Eye of the Tiger

Music Studio

Ozzy Osbourne

The Whole Band

Be the Next Great Songwriter

Music Studio lets players express their musical creativity by giving them access to a full complement of tools to create digital music from scratch utilizing the guitar controller and drum kit. Players can create their tracks and then play them in-game or share the recordings with the entire Guitar Hero community through GHTunes. GHTunes allows other gamers from around the world to download and play the community's original tracks. Available to Xbox 360 gamers is Line 6's guitar tone technology, enabling them to use amps, cabs, and effects from the Line 6 POD.

Create the Band

Budding rock stars can live out their rock ‘n’ roll fantasies by playing either a single instrument or any combination of instruments, in addition to the full band experience. When rocking as part of a band, up to four players can jam together in quickplay or as they progress through a career. Both band and single-player careers feature non-linear progression giving artists the option to change difficulty and instruments with a variety of different gigs available at any time.

Never Jam Solo Again

Virtual musicians in need of band mates can take their careers online forming worldwide ensembles so no rock star ever has to play a gig solo. Plus, GHWT adds a "Battle of the Bands" modes, which allows eight players to join online and challenge each other band-to-band to establish global supremacy.

Customize Everything

The character creator allows gamers to create a rock star with style as unique as their own. Absolute customization from the clothes, to the facial and body structure, to the tattoos and accessories, players are encouraged to unleash their inner rock legend. The Rock Star Creator doesn't just allow players to build the ultimate rock god; the in-depth creators include the ability to customize guitars, drums and microphones. Adding yet another layer of personalization, gamers can create custom logos for their instruments, band, or album covers.

A Set List for the Ages

The Guitar Hero World Tour set list is comprised entirely of master recordings from some of the greatest artists of all-time including Van Halen, Linkin Park, The Eagles, and Sublime. There are over 85 tracks, plus frequent downloadable singles and track packs. In addition to the killer track list, the game will feature rock icons such as Hayley Williams of Paramore and Travis Barker of +44 and blink-182.

The Full Set List
  • 311 - "Beautiful Disaster"
  • 30 Seconds To Mars - "The Kill"
  • Airbourne - "Too Much Too Young"
  • The Allman Brothers Band - "Ramblin' Man"
  • Anouk - "Good God"
  • The Answer - "Never Too Late"
  • At The Drive-In - "One Armed Scissor"
  • Beastie Boys - "No Sleep Till Brooklyn"
  • Beatsteaks - "Hail to the Freaks"
  • Billy Idol - "Rebel Yell"
  • Black Label Society - "Stillborn"
  • Black Rebel Motorcycle Club - "Weapon of Choice"
  • blink-182 - "Dammit"
  • Blondie - "One Way or Another"
  • Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band - "Hollywood Nights"
  • Bon Jovi - "Livin' On A Prayer"
  • Bullet For My Valentine - "Scream Aim Fire"
  • Coldplay - "Shiver"
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival - "Up Around The Bend"
  • The Cult - "Love Removal Machine"
  • Dinosaur Jr. - "Feel The Pain"
  • The Doors - "Love Me Two Times"
  • Dream Theater - "Pull Me Under"
  • The Eagles - "Hotel California"
  • The Enemy - "Aggro"
  • Filter - "Hey Man, Nice Shot"
  • Fleetwood Mac - "Go Your Own Way"
  • Foo Fighters - "Everlong"
  • The Guess Who - "American Woman"
  • Hush Puppies - "You're Gonna Say Yeah!"
  • Interpol - "Obstacle 1"
  • Jane's Addiction - "Mountain Song"
  • Jimi Hendrix - "Purple Haze (Live)"
  • Jimi Hendrix - "The Wind Cries Mary"
  • Jimmy Eat World - "The Middle"
  • Joe Satriani - "Satch Boogie"
  • Kent - "Vinternoll2"
  • Korn - "Freak On A Leash"
  • Lacuna Coil - "Our Truth"
  • Lenny Kravitz - "Are You Gonna Go My Way"
  • Linkin Park - "What I've Done"
  • The Living End - "Prisoner of Society"
  • Los Lobos - "La Bamba"
  • Lost Prophets - "Rooftops (A Liberation Broadcast)"
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Sweet Home Alabama (Live)"
  • Mars Volta - "L'Via L'Viaquez"
  • MC5's Wayne Kramer - "Kick Out The Jams"
  • Metallica - "Trapped Under Ice"
  • Michael Jackson - "Beat It"
  • Modest Mouse - "Float On"
  • Motorhead - "Overkill"
  • Muse - "Assassin"
  • Negramaro - "Nuvole e Lenzuola"
  • Nirvana - "About a Girl (Unplugged)"
  • No Doubt - "Spiderwebs"
  • NOFX - "Soul Doubt"
  • Oasis - "Some Might Say"
  • Ozzy Osbourne - "Crazy Train"
  • Ozzy Osbourne - "Mr. Crowley"
  • Paramore - "Misery Business"
  • Pat Benatar - "Heartbreaker"
  • R.E.M. - "The One I Love"
  • Radio Futura - "Escuela De Calor"
  • Rise Against - "Re-Education Through Labor"
  • Sex Pistols - "Pretty Vacant"
  • Silversun Pickups - "Lazy Eye"
  • Smashing Pumpkins - "Today"
  • Steely Dan - "Do It Again"
  • Steve Miller Band - "The Joker"
  • Sting - "Demolition Man (Live)"
  • The Stone Roses - "Love Spreads"
  • Stuck In The Sound - "Toy Boy"
  • Sublime - "Santeria"
  • Survivor - "Eye of the Tiger"
  • System of a Down - "B.Y.O.B."
  • Ted Nugent - "Stranglehold"
  • Ted Nugent's Original Guitar Duel Recording
  • Tokio Hotel - "Monsoon"
  • Tool - "Parabola"
  • Tool - "Schism"
  • Tool - "Vicarious"
  • Trust - "Antisocial"
  • Van Halen - "Hot For Teacher"
  • Willie Nelson - "On The Road Again"
  • Wings - "Band on the Run"
  • Zakk Wylde's Original Guitar Duel Recording

Product Description

Guitar Hero World Tour transforms music gaming by expanding Guitar Hero's signature guitar gameplay into a cooperative band experience that combines advanced wireless instruments with online and offline gameplay modes including online Band Career and 8-player "Battle of the Bands," which allows two full bands to compete head-to-head online. The game features a slick redesigned guitar, an authentic electronic drum kit, and a microphone, as well as a Music Studio music creator that lets players compose, record, edit and share their own rock ‘n' roll anthems.

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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Too Short, Too Diverse, Too Difficult January 1, 2009
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Game only
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
World Tour is more like a five city peruse. Unlike Rock Band 2 which will lead you so deep into the music underground that you never return, the New Guitar Hero is so short you can complete it in three nights. As for the music, the mix is incredible but perhaps too much so. There are scores of songs you will never have heard of and others that you'd rather not hear again. The diversity is swallowed up by this unusal swamp of rift heavy tunes. The increase in difficulty is meant for the hard core players but it kills the fun for everyone else. I was happy to see the absence of a tamborine on the vocals but the singing is a little less obvious as to how it works.

As for the storyline, you get to travel from one unique stage to another and are constantly surprised by the stunning visuals. Lead singers and guitarists are unlocked easily as are the mega songs they are known for. I only wish the storyline was longer and more involved.

The music studio was a great idea but it is so complicated that I can only imagine a small number of people taking full advantage of it. Of those who do we might have a future rocker in the making. It will be fun to find out. I just hate having to wait another full year for the fun to continue.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars One MASSIVE let down... February 22, 2009
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Game only
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
I'm a GH nerd, I've enjoyed the series since it hit the 360 but always wanted a little more. I wanted to see some artists in previous editions showcased such as 311, Tool, and Ted Nugent. I tracked the game's development and when I saw those three artist listed I was quite amped for the release. I decided to rent before buying this one; had a gut feeling that this would be the one to kill the series for me.

I was right.

I took the day off from work and threw the disc in. Typical cartoony style menus meaning it looked like hot topic had their hands on it and engineered it for the local 14 yr old "emo" girl. Gag me. But I can overlook that, it's a game after all. After I was done ridiculing the style to my fiance's delight I started playing.

First track I really sunk my teeth into - so to speak - was Beautiful Disaster by 311. One of my favorite bands and songs, I had wanted this to be on a GH game for a while. On expert it was an absolute blast to play! Note placement, timing, tempo - it all felt sooooo right. I was thinking I should just go buy the game at that moment.

The next few tracks were lack luster and uninteresting to my, all were given a fair shake but were not actually fun to play. They were pre-cursors to Stanglehold by Ted Nugent.

Stranglehold is a guitar classic. Say what you will about Ted Nugent but that song is rock and roll gold. It's just a bass heavy guitar opus in my opinion. A constant car shaker for me, love the tune. You can imagine how psyched I was. So the song starts off and I notice the guitar doesn't sound right and the note placement doesn't feel natural - whatever, it's plastic guitar and it won't be perfect, on to the next part of the song; the massive solo.
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11 of 14 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Not Entirely Compatible with ION Drumkit October 27, 2008
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Game only
Fun: 3.0 out of 5 stars   
To be fair, my opinion of GH:WT is heavily weighted against Rock Band. I own the ION drumkit for Rock Band, and while most of the set operates normally, the two games seems to interpret the signal from a cymbal hit differently.

Specifically, GH:WT registers a hit on the yellow cymbal as a hit on both "yellow" and "orange", thereby counting as a missed hit and reseting your score multiplier. This is, as far as I can tell, true for all of the cymbals (the blue cymbal registers as a hit on both "blue" and "orange", green cymbal registers as "green" and "orange").

I'm forced to wonder if the means the standard Rock Band and Rock Band 2 kits have the same problem.

As far as content, my gut reaction to the game was just that it wasn't as fun as Rock Band. Much of the "good music" available in GH:WT is available in Rock Band, and the few new songs I played seemed to be long, boring choices.

I bought the game for the music creator though, and will have to delve into it more deeply to really appreciate it. Initial reaction though is that it's an overly complicated interface to make what really sound like old .midi files.

All said, I really think the franchises are just aimed at different audiences and if you liked the direction GH3 went, you'll probably enjoy GH:WT's debut into the "full band" experience. Rock Band veterans may be disappointed as it ultimately feels like a step back in design, interface, execution, and music selection.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun individually or as family game night! January 30, 2010
By Toobusy
Platform for Display:Xbox 360|Edition:Game only
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
We love this game. My son got it for Christmas. Unfortunately the guitar did not work properly and we had to exchange it. The new one works great! He plays it all the time. It has levels starting from beginner through expert so my son is continually challenged to do better and there are a ton of songs to choose from (both the rock and roll greats from my youth as well as more recent songs--my kids really like the classics best). I always felt my kids are rhythm-challenged and this game seems to be helping them with that. You really need to focus your concentration with this game, so this is another area that the game benefits. We also bought a drum set (Rock-Band brand because we heard the Guitar Hero brand was not very durable) and microphone. So now we have a new fun family game night activity! Now we just have to buy one more guitar so we can have a bass and no-one will need to sit out!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good game
The grandkids are loving it. It's a lot of fun for them.
Published 22 days ago by Jeana
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun game, but we lost interest quickly
Fun game, but we lost interest quickly
Published 27 days ago by Scott Brett
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
My kids are having a blast
Published 1 month ago by stacy dattolo
5.0 out of 5 stars Nicely done!
Quickly shipped & exactly as described. Nicely done!
Published 2 months ago by The Movie Geek
5.0 out of 5 stars Great game, even years after it came out
I ordered this awhile back for like a couple dollars. I had sold all of my original guitar hero games a long time ago after I beat them all, but decided I wanted to play them... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ashley Combs
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun game
My son likes this game, he does use the guitar but has used the controller and it is fine. The music is good and he enjoys it.
Published 4 months ago by Mindy Hilyard
5.0 out of 5 stars Thank you
I had this game a long time ago but somehow it got a huge crack on it. But now i can play this again like i did years ago. This game has some great songs too.
Published 4 months ago by Isaac R
5.0 out of 5 stars great !
bought this for my boyfriend, it shipped fast-- arrived in great condition & he loves it so, I give it five stars !
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