Game Informer Online: "When we first heard that Activision was going to be releasing a greatest-hits sort of game for the Guitar Hero series, we were excited. The series has evolved to include features like better visuals, higher-quality audio and support for multiple instruments, which have all been great additions. Without the capability of pulling in songs from older games, however, a lot of classic songs have been left in the dust. Players are certainly able to dig out their old copies and rock out, but it's a seemingly unnecessary hassle. Even worse, some of the songs in those older games are virtually unplayable, since the hammer-ons and pull-off controls were clearly a work in progress."