Blend Games writes: "There's just not much to say about this game. Yes, it's more Guitar Hero. If you like that, then great, but most people will probably wait for the price to drop before surrendering their wallets to the Activision overlords. This is really the game that represents music game saturation, and I'm pretty sure that the overpriced, plastic-driven peripheral genre is going to grind to a screeching halt before Activision is ready for it (I'm looking at you, DJ Hero and Tony Hawk: Ride). Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is a fun music game with a great setlist, but the price for the old content and lack of any real incentive for purchase other than mic and drum support is a real deal-breaker. Sadly, I don't think this is the end of this kind of cash-in from Activision".