For years now, Guitar Hero games have been a staple of the industry, and Guitar Hero Smash Hits is like a greatest hits of the games up until this point, pulling tracks from Guitar Hero, GHII, GHIII, Rocks the 80's, and Aerosmith.
According to reviewer Abbie Heppe:
"It’s not hard to call Guitar Hero a gaming phenomenon. Since its inception in 2005, sequels and spin-offs have flowed in tight succession and millions of gamers have made extra space in the living room for plastic peripherals. Yet, each game has offered a reason that keeps the concept chugging along (well, not you, Rock Revolution). However, as the games roll out, in record numbers this year, it’s again time to ask: are you in the market for another Guitar Hero game? The answer should be, “Hell yeah, but not this one.”"