Top Music Games of 2009
Welcome to VideoGamer.com's top music games of 2009, a list of the best videogames, generated by editorial reviews and popularity on the site. Here's a look at our favourites...
If you enjoy what Activision and Vicarious Visions has done with Guitar Hero on the DS, On Tour: Modern Hits will be a worthwhile investment.
Despite a few niggles with the note structure changes and the nagging feeling that this could have all been DLC, Greatest Hits is still a lot of fun.
It's a game that comes across more as GH with a different musical focus, rather than as a new IP in its own right. Somewhere along the line it seems the new franchise's focus became a little confused.
There's no denying this is a great game with bags of charm, just know what you're getting before you pick it up.
If you're a big fan of Metallica and metal in general then this has everything you could want - just don't go expecting any massive innovation.
The lack of multiplayer is disappointing and we'd have preferred a few more tracks, but for finger tapping fun on the move this comes highly recommended.
At first you may feel a little overwhelmed by all the menus and libraries, but ultimately its sheer user-friendliness, the common controls, and omnipresent video tutorials win out the day.
If you have even a passing fondness for John, Paul, George and Ringo, this game will make you an extremely happy bunny.
The core gameplay mechanics are as good as ever, the presentation has been toned down for the better, there are some brilliant new multiplayer options, and everything is more streamlined than before.
It may still be finding its feet in the world, and it certainly has room to improve, but for a first effort it's managed to do almost everything right.