GameInformer writes: "It's certainly been a busy year for Guitar Hero. With the releases of Guitar Hero: Metallica, Guitar Hero Smash Hits, Guitar Hero: Van Halen, Guitar Hero Mobile, Guitar Hero Arcade, Guitar Hero on Tour: Modern Hits, and Guitar Hero 5 all in 2009, it's easy to forget about Band Hero. Sure, its focus on more pop-oriented tracks by artists such as Taylor Swift and Jackson 5 is bound to put off some of the more hardcore shredders out there. But players who are more interested in keeping a party moving than worrying about upsetting the Scorehero crowd have a lot to look forward to with Band Hero. It's filled with fun, recognizable tunes that just about everyone will know by heart."