Game Revolution: "In its effort to contend with the Rock Band franchise, Guitar Hero World Tour takes several leaps forward, though it falls in some holes already made by the first installment of Rock Band. Its pitfalls, however, probably stem much from timing, that World Tour was designed in response to Rock Band and not Rock Band 2, which still has the DLC database of songs, the richness in its multiplayer features, and superior hardware overall to best World Tour. But through all the advances and the reinterpretations of Rock Band's features, Guitar Hero World Tour still has that swagger, that "I'm still a rock star!" fantastical attitude, that makes it stand on its own merits and not on the heels of its competitor. Of course, that is if you ignore the similarities."