Remember when Guitar Hero used to be huge, like forced to play at every party huge? Thankfully, those days are gone, but we do get the odd pang to whip out the old guitar for a blast. This one might have passed you by as it's slightly dumbed down for the kiddy market. But if you don't mind playing along to Taylor Swift, Jackson 5, Fall Out Boy, Maroon 5 and Janet Jackson, you might as well pick this up for a couple of quid.
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If you steered clear of Band Hero when it first came out, you can now grab it for £2.95, which is less than most fast food burgers these days. Band Hero is a little more diverse in terms of musical genre, with a broad range of pop rock foring the core experience. This deal's for the game only, so you'll need to already own one or two music game peripherals to get the most out of this one! Nice spot Scratty @ HUKD.
Well I think it's safe to say you're spoilt for choice in regards to where you can pick this one up from! All of the merchants listed above are parting with PS3 copies of Band Hero for £4.99, which'll save you almost £2 on the next best offer coming in from My Memory. The game might not be as good as some of the bigger music games on the market, like Rock Band and Guitar Hero, but it will add a fair few songs to your virtual set list, including tracks by KT Tunstall, Evanescence, and No Doubt.
If you steered clear of Band Hero when it first came out, you can now grab it for £2.99, which isn't bad at all considering you'd probably spend more than that on lunch, and the price'll also save you £2 on the next best offers. Band Hero isn't quite as heavy as Rock Band and you'll be able to play through tracks by the likes of Maroon 5 and Joss Stone. This deal's for the game only, so you'll need to already own one or two music game peripherals to get the most out of this one! Thanks to chedixon @ HUKD.
Felix posted the Xbox 360 equivalent of this deal yesterday, but today we have something for the PS3 owners. Gameplay have reduced their price to a meagre £30 for the bundle, netting you a saving of over a tenner compared to next cheapest retailer Amazon. The pack includes the game, a guitar peripheral, a drum kit, and a microphone to ensure you get the most of the experience. Sure, the music genre has lost the spark it once had, but if you’re looking for a cheap way to entertain yourself and some friends it’s a pretty good deal. Thanks to avfcniall @ HUKD!
An obvious challenger to EA's all-conquering Rock Band, Band Hero allows a lead singer, guitarist and drummer to live out their rock star dreams on the virtual stage. I haven't played a Guitar Hero game since the first year of university, so my view of the franchise is foggy at best. But this is a cracking deal, saving you almost ten pounds from a package-deal that's normally priced very high due to the number of peripherals and assembled components inside.
Getting hold of 65 songs for your virtual set list isn't bad at all, especially when it's almost a fiver cheaper than the next best offer. The game tries to cater for a wider range of music fans, steering away from the hardcore rock crowd that the Guitar Hero games attracted so masterfully. In essence it follows the magical music game formula, coloured notes descend down your screen and you have to hit them in order, it's simple but incredibly addictive and can lead to you having to turn off your console with your newly misshapen claw of a hand. Thanks to dontasciime @ HUKD.
If you want to turn your talents at hammering the buttons or whacking the drum pads on your music controllers to something that's not quite so rock orientated as Guitar Hero or Rock Band, then why not grab a copy of Band Hero.
You can pick up the game on the 360 from ShopTo for £8.85, which is just over £1 cheaper than the next best deal of £9.99 coming in from Amazon.
The gameplay shouldn't come as a surprise to anybody who's played a music game before, once you decide whether you're playing guitar, bass, drums, or shouting out lyrics through the microphone, you'll have to hit the coloured notes as they descend down the screen or follow the words as they scroll from left to right.
The set list tries to cater for a wider demographic of music lovers, by incorporating pop songs into its midst, and some of the tracks include, 'Turn off the Light' by Nelly Furtado, 'Wannabe' by The Spice Girls, and 'YMCA' by The Village People. Don't start to get worried if you're a rock fan though, you'll also find, 'Sugar, we're going down' by Fall Out Boy, 'Dirty Little Secret' by The All American Rejects', and 'Honky Tonk Women' by The Rolling Stones.
Like almost every band related game on the market, the single player can be a great challenge especially if you're working your way through all the difficulties, but the best experience you can get from it is to have a few friends over or team up online for some musical multiplayer.
Now the game's under £10, even if you're an ultra loyal Guitar Hero or Rock Band fan, you should definitely give it a go.
Thanks to goonertillide @ HUKD
If you're looking to pick up your instruments and take on the pop world then why not grab a copy of Band Hero. You can purchase the game on the Xbox and the PS3 from Amazon and The Game Group (Game, Gamestation, and Gameplay) for £9.99, which'll save you almost £5 on the 360 and almost £3 on the PS3.
Like Rock Band and Guitar Hero you'll be able to decide between playing guitar, bass, drums, or picking up the microphone and belting out some lyrics at a ridiculous volume. Unlike the previous games in the genre, the set list isn't anywhere near as rock heavy and includes a number of pop tracks including singles from The Jackson 5 and KT Tunstall.
The gameplay's exactly the same as other music games that offer a band experience, you'll have to hit the multicoloured notes as they descend down the screen or follow the words to the song as they scroll across the screen.
Also, it shouldn't come as a surprise that the multiplayer is far more enjoyable than working your way through the single player and provides the perfect way to spend a few hours with a group of friends on a lazy afternoon.
Thanks to chris080769 @ HUKD
If you've still got a PS2 lying around the house, I certainly know I have, and want to rock out to a wicked set list filled with both modern and classic hits, then you should definitely check out this phenomenal deal.
Play are currently selling the Band Hero band bundle, thats a copy of the game, a guitar controller, drum kit, and microphone, for the absurdly low price of £29.99! That'll make you a massive saving of £74.11 over the next best offer of £104.10 coming in from Tesco Entertainment, you can't ask for much better than that!
The set list for Band Hero isn't quite as niche as Rock Band or Guitar Hero, with tracks from numerous artists covering most areas of the music spectrum, ranging from Robbie William and Kylie Minogue to Papa Roach and Evanescence. This allows the game to meet the needs of a much larger collection of music fans and means you should be able to play with friends and family without having to worry about their musical preferences.
Playing through the single player isn't quite as much fun as that of its predecessors, mainly because you'll just be playing through set list after set list and you don't really feel like you're part of a band thats struggling its way to fame. Thankfully though, the multiplayer is equally as enjoyable, especially when you've got couple of friends round or if you want a welcome alternative for a board game during a family gathering.
Whether you're looking for some summer fun or want to expand your virtual list of songs, Band Hero's definitely a game you can chill out to.
Thanks to Hugh Jass! @ HUKD
If you've already got the music controllers from Guitar Hero and Rock Band, then why not expand your repertoire of songs by picking up a stand alone copy of Band Hero.
The Game Group are currently selling copies of Band Hero (Game only) on the PS3 and the Xbox 360 for £9.98, which is a saving of exactly £3 on the next best price of £12.98 from amazon.
We've all been in the situation where a couple of friends have dropped round, its turned into a lazy afternoon on the sofa, and we've decided to pick up our controllers and chill out playing computer games. But what to play? Well, if you're bored of first person shooters, Mario Kart, and Wii Sports, its almost inevitable that you'll turn to one of the many band orientated music games on the market.
Unlike Guitar Hero and Rock Band, Band Hero caters for pop fans a little bit more, which is a bit of a double edged sword; on the one hand, it'll appeal to a completely different group of music fans, but it'll also drive away hardcore rock fans.
The format of the game is almost exactly the same as Guitar Hero and Rock Band, with the familiar coloured notes descending down the screen to the point you need to hit them. Gamers can chose to play guitar, bass, drums, or sing, and can either go it alone from there or join up with friends to form a virtual music group. The career mode is a little bit disappointing as you're just playing through numerous set lists, and it doesn't really feel like you're struggling up the steep ladder of the music industry.
As with its predecessors Band Hero is best enjoyed when played with friends and family, and should keep everybody thoroughly entertained throughout.
Thanks to davver99 @ HUKD