Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is by Activision and Neversoft. It was released on June 29th 2008 for U.S. It takes the player through the history of the band Aerosmith, and stopping off at real tour spots they went, like The Super Bowl in 2001.
All modes which appeared in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock return, except for Co-op Career. The original Co-op mode was brought back, though. Menus have been re-designed to suit the Aerosmith theme to the game. The shop has also been renamed as The Vault.
Achievements for Xbox 360 versions are named after songs by Aerosmith.
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith follows the story of Aerosmith, unlike the other Guitar Hero games, this game, Guitar Hero: Metallica and Guitar Hero: Van Halen are band specific games. Instead of playing just Aerosmith songs, you actually have to play two non-Aerosmith songs then after that the audience wants Aerosmith, you then play two songs as Aerosmith, and after you beat those songs you then play an encore as Aerosmith and then move on to the next venue. The story starts from Aerosmith's first gig at Nipmuc High School, and then goes to Maxas, Kansas city, and then keeps on going until you get to the 6th tier and final tier which is the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame. Lou from Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock has returned, and the game only has 31 songs in the main setlist.
There are six tiers stages in the game.
- Getting the Band Together (Nipmuc High School)
- First Taste of Success (Max's Kansas City)
- The Triumphant Return (The Orpheum)
- International Superstars (Moscow)
- The Great American Rock Band (Half-Time Show)
- Rock n' Roll Legends (Rock & Roll Hall of Fame)
Characters from Guitar Hero III will return, as opening acts, with new costumes based on the Guitar Hero III ones.
New characters include Joe Perry (guitarist), Tom Hamilton (bassist), Brad Whitford (guitarist) and DMC (of Run-D.M.C). All four are unlockable, and are actual guitarists. Their real-life counterparts did motion capture exclusively for the game.
Aerosmith band members
- Steven Tyler – lead vocals
- Joe Perry – guitar, backing vocals
- Brad Whitford – guitar
- Tom Hamilton – bass
- Joey Kramer – drums
Other band members
- "Joan Jett" - vocals, guitar
- "Kenny Laguna" - keyboards, vocals
- "Dougie Needles" - guitar, backing vocals
- "Enzo" - bass, back vocals
- "Thommy Price" - drums, percussion, backing vocals
- If you create a band and choose "Aerosmith" as the band name, you can go straight to Moscow.
- If you use the Unlocked All Songs cheat, the song Pandora's Box isn't unlocked.
- This is 1 of the 2 games(The other being Guitar Hero: Metallica) that is rated M in Australia compared to the usual PG Rating (Except Band Hero which is rated G)
- This is the only game where songs that are covered have the artist who covered the song plus who did the song originally.
- The setlist is extremely shorter than that of Guitar Hero III; and there are only 6 venues. GH3 featured 16 venues (8 for Single Player, 8 for Co-op)
- This is the only band-specific game in which you can't play drums or vocals.
- You may or may not be able to play this game with a Rock Band guitar depending on the type. For example, you can play it with a Stratocaster, but you can't play it with a Hofner 500/1.
|Games of Guitar Hero|
|Guitar Hero - Guitar Hero II - Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock - Guitar Hero World Tour - Guitar Hero 5 - Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock - Guitar Hero Live|
|Aerosmith - Metallica - Van Halen|
|Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s - Guitar Hero Arcade - Guitar Hero: Smash Hits - Band Hero|
|Guitar Hero: On Tour - Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades - Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits|
|Guitar Hero Mobile - Guitar Hero III Backstage Pass - Guitar Hero World Tour Mobile - Guitar Hero Carabiner - Air Guitar Hero Rocker - Guitar Hero (iOS) - Guitar Hero Live|
|Guitar Hero I & II Dual Pack (PS2) - Guitar Hero II & Aerosmith Dual Pack (Xbox 360) - Guitar Hero: On Tour & On Tour: Decades Box Set (NDS) - Guitar Hero III & Aerosmith Dual Pack (Wii)|