Guitar Hero [$0.99], once the rockstar of the rhythm genre, has fallen from grace since Rock Band took the world by storm. Now, after Rock Band was killed on iOS in 2012, Guitar Hero is also getting removed from the Appstore.

Not only that, but all DLC is going to be pulled by the end of this month on all platforms. You’ve still got a few days between now and March 31st to download the mobile version of Guitar Hero that was released four long years ago when the Appstore was still so young.

It’s not the best rhythm game on the App Store, but it was quite fun at the time and it still rocks a solid line up of bands from Soundgarden to Coldplay.
The game is discounted down to 99¢ and you should come by this thread if you want to commemorate with us.


  • Warbird1500

    R.I.P. Guitar Hero. I think we all saw this coming.

    • loophole

      I remember the countless hours i spent mashing those colored buttons, jamming out 🙁 RIP indeed.

  • Duuude

    They could at least make it free for the last days ...
    Won't spent any money on iPhone-only titles since I only have an iPad.

  • JCho133

    The good ol' days of when big console game companies made real games for iOS

    • nini

      Yes, the heady days of 2010, they say if you can remember it you weren't there.

  • ODMay

    No surprise that it lasted longer than RockBand(An EA title) which was removed about 2 or 3 years ago.

  • Dueler

    Didn't know they had guitar hero on here. But then again I've only been with Apple for 2 years so it's not all that surprising.

  • Stormourner

    I extremely hate seeing original games getting removed from the AppStore while giving the other uninspiring and unoriginal games with a very long titles, overused characters (like running andy or whatever he is), overrated themes and with a fake reviews a chance to take over the AppStore. some original games gets removed and come back but for the others they're removed to eternity. to all the developers out there: if your original games gets flooded by the games that I mentioned above don't EVER think about removing your original games. the removed games that I have on my iOS devices which means no update and no new contents

    listen, apple!! you should give the developers a chance to show their original games not from those disgusting developers (I'm looking at you, Barking Apps and Palmcapps), this is the reason why the non-mobile gamers (pc and console gamers) hates mobile because you're not supporting original games. some days, some weeks, some months, some years I shall rule the AppStore, the indie developers' original games will be the first ones to get attention before the big companies' original games

    support the original games, apple!! or there shall be no mercy

  • CzechCongo

    From Soundgarden to Coldplay? Was that supposed to indicate a large range?

    • timmis6010

      Yup. Whiny pop rock, slightly whinier pop rock and everything in between.

      • Mike

        Watch out, we got a badass over here

      • timmis6010

        Haha. Sorry. I was bumping Cindy Lauper's "She's So Unusual" and was feeling kinda hard-core 😛

      • timmis6010


      • Mike

        Whoa that is hard-core! 😛

    • Killercow

      I wanted to replace Coldplay by Minus the Bear but I thought people would say "Who's that?" 😉

  • anabolicMike

    Quick question. I feel dumb for asking but, if you bought guitar hero and they pulled it off the store. What would happen if you lost your phone or had to format? You wouldn't be able to download the game you already bought with all DLC ever again?

    I didn't buy it. I'm just wondering. This would be a make issue with digital games I suppose. Hmmmm

    • Duuude

      From my understanding you would need to have a local backup that you can restore it from.
      If it's gone from the Appstore, it's gone for good ...

    • JRaynor

      you should be able to download the game again from your purchase log without a problem

      But any iap like dlc, expansions and such are lost since when any app is pulled the restore purchase inside the app doesn't longer work

      The main reason that i dont bother myselft with any game that is free to try with a ipa to unlock the rest of the stuff

  • bigrand1

    Hey, now if only all this crappy flappy bird junk would just die too......

    • dariusjr98

      Hehehe....even when NO ONE is talking about it, someone feels the need to talk about it.

      I get it. You don't like Flappy Bird. I'm sure you LOVE talking about how much you don't like it though. Cry about it.

      • bigrand1

        Wow, man, you're really one angry person, huh! A comment and you go off like that! Look who's crying!

      • dariusjr98

        More irritated than angry. For the past couple of months, I've seen mostly self-entitled complaints on most articles. I feel like there was a time when us TouchArcaders weren't such repetitive babies, and I won't say I haven't been guilty of anything. That's probably why I don't visit this site as often as I used to.

  • Mike

    Can't have GH without the damn plastic guitar to shred on. This is an expected end to this thing, surprised it hasn't happened sooner.

    • xzeldax3

      Well Guitar Hero had been dead on consoles for years, but the app is being removed because they are also removing the console DLC (probably don't want to relicense the music).

  • gadget593

    Tap Tap Revenge just got killed, too.