Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits  - Review

Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits
Ages: Everyone 10+

Hey, hey - All I want to do is play with my buddies. I love having all the songs unlocked in Quickplay. Not only that, in two-player wireless mode, Song Sharing mode, my buddy and I have a set list of over 75 songs. I am a one happy strummer, just being one part of some Bass/Rhythm or Guitar duo.

The sound is surprisingly good but much better with headphones. The graphics are really for the people on the side watching 'cause I am keeping my eyes on the notes, but they do seem more brilliant, maybe because they are concentrated on the small DS screen. The pick - a nice touch.

I guess, after I get tired playing the 75 songs, I might be willing to go into Career Mode. In the improved version you donít have to play every single song to beat the game. There is also a Fan Request system which has to be unlocked, but it feels like just making scores and not just enjoying playing,

My hand was not engineered for continual play with the Guitar Grip. Best be philosophic about it. I've added a handkerchief - even a chopstick to alleviate the strain but nothing seemed to work. So I am doing the Zen of Guitar Hero. When it hurts - stop - do something else - make dinner, go out for walk. BTW, try learning to play a real guitar - that gives cramps too.

Because I am impressed with the number of songs available, I managed to make a list of all 75 here.

Guitar Hero On Tour Decades 12/08 Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits Guitar Hero: On Tour
Alien Ant Farm - "Smooth Criminal" 12 Stones - "Adrenalin" Blink-182 - "All the Small Things"
The All-American Rejects - "Dirty Little Secret" AFI - "Miss Murder" Bloc Partu - "Helicopter"
Blind Melon - "No Rain" Angels & Airwaves - "Call to Arms" Daughty - "What I Want"
Blondie - "One Way Or Another" Atreyu - "Falling Down" The Doobie Brothers - "China Groove"
Bon Jovi - "You Give Love A Bad Name" Black Tide - "Shockwave" Freezepop - "I Am Not Your Gameboy"
Boston - "Rock and Roll Band" Coldplay - "Violet Hill" Incubus - "Anna Molly"
The Darkness - "I Believe In A Thing Called Love" Endeverafter - "I Wanna Be Your Man" Jet - "Are You Gonna Be MyGirls"
Edgar Winter Group - "Free Ride" Evanescence - "Sweet Sacrifice" Kiss - "Rock and Roll All Nite"
Fall Out Boy - "The Take Over, The Breaks Over" Fall Out Boy - "This ain't a scene, It's an Arms Race" Los Lonely Boys - "Heaven"
Foo Fighters - "The Pretender" Finger Eleven - "Paralyzer" Lynyrd Skynyrd - "I Know a Little"
Free - "All Right Now" Foo Fighters - "All My Life" Maroon 5 - "This Love"
Jimmy Eat World - "The Middle" Franz Ferdinand - "The Fallen" Nirvana - "Breed"
Joe Satriani - "Satch Boogie" Kaiser Chiefs - "Ruby" No Doubt - "Spiderwebs"
Journey - "Any Way You Want It" Lenny Kravitz - "Where Are We Runnin'" OK Go - "Do What You Want"
Lenny Kravitz - "Are You Gonna Go My Way" Modest Mouse - "Dashboard" Ozzy Osbourne - "I Don't Want to Stop"
Linkin Park - "One Step Closer" Phantom Planet - "Do The Panic" Pat Benatar - "Hit Me With Your Best Shot"
Los Lobos - "La Bamba" Sum 41 - "Still Waiting" Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Knock Me Down"
Lynyrd Skynyrd - "Sweet Home Alabama (live)" Tenacious D - "The Metal" Rick Springfield - "Jesse's Girl"
Paramore - "Crushcrushcrush" The Bravery - "Unconditional" Santana - "Black Magic Woman"
Queen - "We Are The Champions" The Donnas - "What Do I Have to Do" Skid Row - "Youth Gone Wild"
R.E.M. - "The One I Love" The Duke Spirit - "Lassoo" Smash Mouth - "All Star"
Red Hot Chili Peppers - "Can't Stop" The Fratellis - "Chelsea Dagger" Steve Miller Band - "Jet Airliner"
Sammy Hagar - "I Can't Drive 55" The Kooks - "Always Where I Need to Be" Stray Cats - "Stray Cat's Strut"
Seether - "Remedy" The Offspring - "Half-Truism" Twisted Sister - "We're Not Gonna Take It"
Smashing Pumpkins - "Tarantula" The Strokes - "Reptilia" ZZ Top - "La Grange"
Stone Temple Pilots - "Down" Weezer - "Everybody Get Dangerous"
Veruca Salt - "Volcano Girls" Wolfmother - "Dimension"
Weezer - "Buddy Holly"

Fun Factor: Brings music to the masses
Female Factor: Not great - could use a female on the box.
Player Friendly: The manual tells you all you need to know - but it's more fun getting it from a real person.

Reviewed by: Editor - 07/09

  • Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits
  • © Activision
  • Platform(s): GBDSDS
  • To Order: DS $49.99