Guitar Hero World Tour

Developer(s): BudCat
Publisher(s): Activision Blizzard
Genre: Music
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic85/100
Game description: When the house lights go down this fall, a new generation of guitarists, drummers and fearless frontmen will come together and rock with Guitar Hero World Tour. Guitar Hero World Tour transforms music gaming by expanding Guitar Hero's signature guitar gameplay into a cooperative band experience that combines the most advanced wireless instruments with new revolutionary online and offline gameplay modes including Band Career and 8-player "Battle of the Bands," which allows two full bands to compete head-to-head online for the first time ever. The game features a slick newly redesigned guitar controller, drum kit controller and a microphone, as well as an innovative Music Studio music creator that lets players compose, record, edit and share their own rock 'n' roll anthems. Music creators will also be able to share their recordings with their friends online through GHTunes where other gamers can download and play an endless supply of unique creations.
Guitar Hero World Tour is the first game in the Guitar Hero series to feature drum and microphone controllers for percussion and vocal parts, similar in manner to the competing Rock Band series of games. The game allows users to create new songs through the "Music Studio" mode, which can then be uploaded and shared through a service known as "GHTunes".

Guitar Hero World Tour
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Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: T (Lyrics, Mild Suggestive Themes)
PEGI rating: 12+
OFLC rating: PG
Game supports guitar controller
Game supports drum kit
Software rendering only
Supports up to four local players
Supported up to eight LAN/online players
Languages supported:
English: SLES-55355 & SLUS-21781 & SLUS-21781S & SLUS-21781B
German: SLES-55355
French: SLES-55355 & SLUS-21781 & SLUS-21781S
Spanish: SLES-55355
Italian: SLES-55355
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21781
SLUS-21781S (Band Kit)
SLUS-21781B (Guitar Kit)
Release date: October 26, 2008
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-55355
Release date: November 12, 2008 (Australia)
November 21, 2008
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?


Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:


Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
16 12 2012 1.1.0 r5480- GSdx 5442 SSE41 [29 10 2012]
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 [21 11 2012]
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 [09 10 2012]
Graphics are sliced ingame if gsdx is in hardware mode. Looks fine in software mode, but fretboard is very small and no notes come up on it.
NTSC-U Windows
  • I5 3330
  • HD radeon 6850
1.3 Git 28 of May GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
USA v02.20(10/02/2006), Hardware mode looks problematic,software mode is good,possibles some delays in controls.



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