GameFocus writes: "The main problem with Band Hero is that there's actually very little here to differentiate it from the rest of the Guitar Hero franchise. For a game that Activision have said they want to stand on its own, it just doesn't seem to change the formula enough to make it appeal to people who've played other games in the series. At least not yet, anyway. Really, this is just a gussied-up track pack for the casual market. That's not to say that it isn't a fun experience, it's just certainly not a new one."