Retro Gaming 00’s- Guitar Hero: World Tour (2008)

When we think about popular music games that has appeared on multiple back in the late 00’s one of the few games that instantly comes to mind is Guitar Hero: World Tour from 2008. For those who do not know Guitar Hero: World was developed by Neversoft and published by Activision considered to be the direct sequel to the original installment which was released for the PlayStation 2 back in 2005. Similar to the original Guitar Hero game players were able to use a guitar-like controller. However, Guitar Hero: World Tour had included some additional accessories such as: microphone and drum based controllers which added to the overall realism and quality of the game. As far as features are concerned it seemed like Activision was doing whatever they could to compete with rival game Rock Band from ’07 with Guitar Hero: World Tour. In fact, Guitar Hero: World Tour had features such as the common score mechanic during multiplayer gameplay which was something that the first Rock Band game included.

In addition, to having an impressive in-game mechanics Guitar Hero: World Tour had an impressive single-player & multiplayer career mode. Being able to compete various musical objectives while running into boss battles and earning various awards in the form of money & customization items made for a solid and intriguing career mode. Another great feature that Guitar Hero: World Tour had was Battle Of The Bands mode which allowed up to four players in a band to compete against other teams online. While Guitar Hero: World Tour was a pretty fun game in general it’s debatable which version of the game was the best. Guitar Hero: World Tour had appeared on multiple game consoles such as PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Wii Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows between 2008-2009.

Some might argue that the Wii version of Guitar Hero: World Tour was the most enjoyable given that players were able to utilize the Wii Remote & Nunchucks for drumming. Using the Wii Remote & Nunchucks in Guitar Hero: World Tour was something that players could do in the exclusive Mii Freestyle Mode on the Wii console. As far as quality is concerned in relation to visuals some would probably prefer the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360 versions of the game. While its a bit surprising that Guitar Hero: World Tour was ported for the PlayStation 2 the console itself was still an attracts and more affordable during ’08 in comparison to that of PlayStation 3. While Guitar Hero: World Tour May not be the best entry in the series many people would probably place this game within top three for being the best installment within the entire series.

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