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Guitar Hero Live, A Teenager’s Review

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My son wanted to do a review for me. He’s 16 and was begging for Guitar Hero Live. When I was contacted to put it in a holiday gift guide, I thought it would be a great way for him to learn the process of reviewing games, writing and more. Here is his unedited review of the game. (Of course, I have to add that the Ed Sheeran song is my favorite one on the whole game, because, duh. Ed Sheeran!)


One major plus about this game is that the download speed for game files and updates are almost instant on PS4. It puts you straight into the game almost immediately when you first put the disk in.

The tutorial at the beginning helps learn the new layout of the guitar and is easy to get used to. It does take some time to be able to move up to higher difficulties.

The GHTV feature is possibly the best part about this game, it features a list of a ton of songs that you can play while watching the music video of that song. It also allows you to compete with other players on any song at any time.

The only problem that I encountered was that my game wouldn’t register the buttons that I would press on the guitar. I eventually found out that it was just faulty batteries that I put in the guitar that came in the box with it, so I switched them out for better batteries and the problem was fixed.

I can attest that Thomas has been playing this game, pretty much non-stop since release day. I love the mix of songs and just found out they have added even more songs! 

Starting Wednesday, November 25, Guitar Hero Live received 28 new playable tracks, which will drop directly into the GHTV on-demand list. In addition, six new tracks will also be dropped into the GHTV Premium Shows, bringing the total track list to 300 songs across both GH Live and GHTV.

Here is the list of all of the new tracks now playable in GHTV:

Judas Priest – “Living After Midnight”

Amaranthe – “Drop Dead Cynical”

Primus – “Jerry Was a Race Car Driver”

Robert Palmer – “Addicted To Love”

Chevelle – “Face To The Floor”

Rage Against the Machine – “Killing In The Name”

Godsmack – “1000hp”

Jack White – “Sixteen Saltines”

Sleeping With Sirens – “If You Can’t Hang”

Tenacious D – “Rize of the Fenix”

Walk The Moon – “Shut Up And Dance”

Scott Weiland & The Wildabouts – “Modzilla”

Audioslave – “Like A Stone”

Five Finger Death Punch – “The House of the Rising Sun”

Heart – “What About Love?”

Huey Lewis and the News – “Heart and Soul”

Great White – “Rock Me”

The Outfield – “Your Love”

Cinderella – “Shake Me”

Lower Than Atlantis – “Here We Go”

Neon Trees – “I Love You (But I Hate Your Friends)”

Rush – “Fly By Night”

Sammy Hagar – “I Can’t Drive 55”

The Amazing Snakeheads – “Here It Comes Again”

Jake Bugg – “Slumville Sunrise”

Kings of Leon –“ Supersoaker”

R.E.M. – “Shiny Happy People”

The Glitch Mob – “Can’t Kill Us”


New Premium Show Tracks

Dance Meets Rock

Zedd – “Stache”

The Prodigy – “Nasty”

Knife Party – “Centipede”

On Tour 2015

Escape the Fate – “Issues”

Black Veil Brides – “Heart of Fire”

Atreyu – “So Others May Live”


Guitar Hero Live launched with hundreds of songs playable in GHTV, and new music will continually be added at no extra cost, giving fans access to a huge variety of music as the platform continues to grow.

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Guitar Hero Live introduces a revolutionary new take on the music rhythm genre, delivering a console-quality experience on Apple TV with its two game modes: GH Live and GHTV. GH Live, a first-person perspective, live-action experience, delivers the full emotional roller coaster of being on stage and performing in a real band in front of real crowds that dynamically react to how well you play. GHTV, the world’s first playable music video network, is a 24-hour game mode that lets fans play along to a continually-updated collection of official music videos, across a wide variety of genres. GHTV launched with more than 200 songs, with over 70 new songs to be added by the end of the year at no extra cost beyond the price of the game.

Rated: T – Teen

Released: October 20, 2015

MSRP: $99.99 (includes guitar controller)