Guitar Hero Live - Nintendo Wii U

  • Publisher: Activision
  • SKU: 5880004
  • Release Date: 10/20/2015
ESRB Rating: Teen
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What's Included

  • Contains game software and one Guitar Hero Live wireless guitar controller

Ratings & Reviews

Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (132 out of 148)

Product Details

  • Publisher: Activision
  • Platform: Nintendo Wii U
  • Genre: Music and Dance
  • Release Date: 10/20/2015
  • Edition: Standard Edition


It's About to Get Real

Guitar Hero Live is here. FreeStyleGames have reinvented the legendary Guitar Hero franchise, with two innovative new gameplay modes and an all-new guitar controller.

GH Live mode puts you onstage, looking out: you get a heart-stopping first-person perspective as a real crowd reacts to the notes you play. Or switch over to GHTV — a playable music video network, where you can play along in real time, discover new music, and challenge friends around the world.

Coming October 20th to PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3, XBOX One, XBOX 360, WiiU, and select Mobile Devices.



YOU are the rock star
Playing music in front of a real crowd is like no other experience. With the new GH Live first-person view, YOU'LL take center stage like never before.

Rock real crowds with real reactions
Feel the rush of performing in a REAL band, in front of REAL crowds who react in REAL time to your performance.

You'll either win the crowd or lose them. Plus, your band mates will also let you know if you're rocking out or need to pick it up. Fight the stage fright and bring down the house.

Awesome music, epic venues
In GH Live, you'll take the stage in a variety of venues. Experience it all from the intimacy of a small club or the main stage of a massive outdoor festival.


The world's first playable music video network
GHTV is a continuous broadcast of music videos where you and your guitar controller are the star.

Hundreds of videos will be available at launch spanning all different genres of music, with new videos continually added to the line-up. You'll be able to discover and play new songs all the time.

Play what you want
Turning on GHTV is similar to turning on your regular TV. Pick a channel and dive right in. Don't like what's on? Just switch over to another channel and play a new song.

You'll earn coins in GHTV that you can use to play songs on demand or to acquire a ton of different items in the game like custom note highways, player cards and more.

Rock with your friends
GHTV makes it more fun to play with your friends than ever. While one person is playing, everyone else can watch the videos.

Plus, GHTV delivers exciting competition, no matter your skill level. Compete in your living room or online with people from all over the world, playing at similar progression levels and difficulty as you.

Check out the leaderboards to see how you stack up against fellow rock stars around the globe.

Level up and earn rewards
Level up to unlock more content and achieve Hero status. Along the way you'll earn the use of new Hero Powers and you can level up your guitar.

Hero Powers, similar to Star Power back in the day, can be used to gain a competitive edge and achieve new high scores.

Premium Content
Premium Shows include anything from new music videos in GHTV to live concert footage that you can play along to. Get access to this content by leveling up and completing challenges, or use real currency to play instantly.

Customize your experience
In GHTV you will have access to unique personalization items. Customize your note highway and player card to show off your style.


Easier to play, harder to master
The guitar controller was redesigned for the best gameplay across all skill levels.

The new 2x3 button layout makes it easier to play with only three buttons, or, on veteran, it starts mirrors what it's like to play chord shapes with all six buttons, making the game easier for beginners and harder for experts.

New Controller Features
More real than ever
The guitar controller has been updated to reflect the new style and realism of Guitar Hero Live.

All new button layout
The new 2x3 button layout creates the feeling of switching between strings and provides an enhanced experience when playing chords.

Classic strum bar
Why mess with perfection? The strum bar you know and love is back in all its glory.

Next level Hero Powers
Use the guitar's tilt sensor or the new Hero Power button to activate one of the many newly available Hero powers.

Return of the whammy
The classic whammy bar makes a triumphant return, to help you show off your flair.

Direct access to GHTV
The GHTV button lets you jump straight into GHTV from anywhere in the game.


Offering even more ways to play together, Guitar Hero Live adds another layer of social gameplay to your living room with vocals, letting singers take the stage.

Vocalists will be able to accompany the Guitarist with their very own lyrics highway at the top of the screen. All you need is a USB mic and you're ready to rock out.

Activision makes no guarantees regarding the availability of online play or features, including without limitation GHTV, and may modify or discontinue online services in its discretion without notice.

Overall customer rating

Rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars with 148 reviews

90%of customers would recommend this to a friend



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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Better than expected

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I only have a Wii U so I was excited when I found out GH Live was coming to the console but disappointed when Rock Band 4 was not. For offline play, the on disc set list had a lot of songs that I liked and the live action style of the single player mode was enjoyable as well. For online play, I thought the lack of permanent songs as DLC would turn me off. However, the implementation of the streaming music gives me a "one more song" feeling and the microtransaction system to play what I want is not an issue because of the abundant tokens awarded through gameplay. A surprise hit for me.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Two fun modes

    • My Best Buy® Member

    Im glad that i can play this fun game on my Wii U. The Live mode makes you a rock star for the audience and GHTV brings free videos to play 24/7, for me is the best guitar hero.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    is back

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    one of the great games are back and with significant improves, good idea a classic video chanel

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Welcome back GH

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Great update to the original Guitar Hero! Really fun!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Fun but wish there was more

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I loved the old guitar hero so was excited for the new version to come out. I really like the live play but wish there were more songs and more venues. Also the GHTV is a neat idea but don't like how you can't really pick which songs you want to play and it picks for you. Overall its a lot of fun but still think its lacking a little.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    "It's the [songs], stupid"

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    What this game makes up for in cool interfaces, and very fun playability is its lack of good songs, many of which are on the older games. Who wants to "play" just a bunch of no-name songs from no-name bands? Not me. I want popular covers and classic songs. Sure, there are some of them, but few and far between.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Makes a good gift

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The only reason we returned this is because it was 20 bucks cheaper at a different store.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the fans of guitar hero

    • Verified Purchaser
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I like this game because i have more songs online free

    I would recommend this to a friend

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