NowGamer writes: "It's fair to say that a band-dedicated Guitar Hero should only appeal to a select few. Naturally, fans of the group will be sold instantly and admirers of that style of music will have their interest piqued. On the other hand, there's every chance those who enjoy the wide range of tastes catered for by the likes of World Tour may not be sold. Metallica's first step into the genre changes all that. Naturally, anyone who shudders at the thought of guitars will still feel left out in the cold, but we doubt anyone who subscribes to this line of thought plays rhythm-action games anyway."