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Guitar Hero 5 - Game Only by Activision




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Guitar Hero 5 - Game Only is rated 3.7 out of 5 by 22.
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  • Platform: Xbox 360
  • Publisher: Activision
  • Developer: Activision
  • Category: Music & Party , Music
  • Players:1-4

Product Details:

Living room legends will rock any way they want in Guitar Hero® 5. The entire set list is at your finger tips from the start, featuring genre-defining hits from some of the biggest rock artists and bands of all time, including The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Kings of Leon, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Santana and Vampire Weekend. You will take complete control as Guitar Hero 5 allows you to personalize and customize how you experience music by being able to play with any in-game instrument combination -- multiple vocalists, guitarists, bassists and drummers, in any game mode. With the game's all-new Party Play Mode, getting the band back together has never been easier. You can now jump in or drop out of gameplay seamlessly, without interrupting their jam session. Elevating the Guitar Hero® series to new heights with unmatched social gameplay, an enhanced style, new in-game artists and more rock legends, Guitar Hero 5 features new surprises and challenges that will fire-up long-time fret board fanatics and create a new generation of addicts.

UNLEASH YOUR INNER ROCKSTAR® and jam any way you want with the reveal of 24 more iconic tracks to be featured on Guitar Hero® 5's massive 85-song on-disc set list. From the scorching solos of Iron Maiden's intense "2 Minutes To Midnight" to the classic, never before released live recording of "The Spirit of Radio" from progressive rockers Rush; the hard rock sounds of Grand Funk Railroad's signature hit, "We're An American Band" to the collision of punk, hip-hop and world beats in No Doubt's "Ex-Girlfriend," the game features the widest variety of today's rock hits and classic tunes from some of the biggest names in music.

Additionally, the Guitar Hero 5 set list will feature the unreleased single "Medicate" off of AFI's upcoming album Crash Love, available in the game before the album hits retailers, and Public Enemy has joined forces with Zakk Wylde to re-record PE's famous rap anthem "Bring The Noise 20XX" exclusively for Guitar Hero 5.

Numerous bands are also making their music video game debut, including A Perfect Circle, Brand New, Eagles of Death Metal, Gorillaz, Gov't Mule, Grand Funk Railroad, King Crimson, Peter Frampton, Spacehog, Sunny Day Real Estate and The Derek Trucks Band.

Artist List:

  • 3 Doors Down
  • A Perfect Circle
  • AFI
  • Arctic Monkeys
  • Attack! Attack! UK
  • Band Of Horses
  • Beastie Boys
  • Beck
  • Billy Idol
  • Billy Squier
  • Blink-182
  • Blur
  • Bob Dylan
  • Bon Jovi
  • Brand New
  • Bush
  • Children Of Bodom
  • Coldplay
  • Darker My Love
  • Darkest Hour
  • David Bowie
  • Deep Purple
  • Dire Straits
  • Duran Duran
  • Eagles Of Death Metal
  • Elliott Smith
  • Elton John
  • Face To Face
  • Garbage
  • Gorillaz
  • Gov't Mule
  • Grand Funk Railroad
  • Iggy Pop
  • Iron Maiden
  • Jeff Beck
  • Jimmy Eat World
  • John Mellencamp
  • Johnny Cash
  • Kaiser Chiefs
  • King Crimson
  • Kings Of Leon
  • Kiss
  • Love and Rockets
  • Megadeth
  • Mötley Crüe
  • Muse
  • My Morning Jacket
  • Nirvana
  • No Doubt
  • Peter Frampton
  • Public Enemy Featuring Zakk Wylde
  • Queen & David Bowie
  • Queens Of The Stone Age
  • Rammstein
  • Rose Hill Drive
  • Rush
  • Santana
  • Scars On Broadway
  • Screaming Trees
  • Smashing Pumpkins
  • Sonic Youth
  • Spacehog
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Sublime
  • Sunny Day Real Estate
  • T. Rex
  • The Bronx
  • The Derek Trucks Band
  • The Duke Spirit
  • The Killers
  • The Police
  • The Raconteurs
  • The Rolling Stones
  • The Sword
  • The White Stripes
  • Thin Lizzy
  • Thrice
  • Tom Petty
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • TV On The Radio
  • Vampire Weekend
  • Weezer
  • Wild Cherry
  • Wolfmother

Track List:

  • A-Punk - Vampire Weekend
  • All Along The Watchtower - Bob Dylan
  • American Girl - Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
  • Back Round - Wolfmother
  • Blue Day - Darker My Love
  • Blue Orchid - The White Stripes
  • Cigarettes, Wedding Bands - Band Of Horses
  • Deadbolt - Thrice
  • Demon(s) - Darkest Hour
  • Disconnected - Face To Face
  • Done With Everything, Die For Nothing - Children Of Bodom
  • Du Hast - Rammstein
  • Fame - David Bowie
  • Gamma Ray - Beck
  • Gratitude - Beastie Boys
  • Hurts So Good - John Mellencamp
  • In My Place - Coldplay
  • Incinerate - Sonic Youth
  • Jailbreak - Thin Lizzy
  • L.A. - Elliott Smith
  • Lithium (Live) - Nirvana
  • Lonely Is The Night - Billy Squier
  • Lust For Life (Live) - Iggy Pop
  • Maiden, Mother & Crone - The Sword
  • Make It Wit Chu - Queens Of The Stone Age
  • Mirror People - Love and Rockets
  • Nearly Lost You - Screaming Trees
  • Never Miss A Beat - Kaiser Chiefs
  • No One To Depend On (Live) - Santana
  • One Big Holiday - My Morning Jacket
  • Only Happy When It Rains - Garbage
  • Runnin' Down A Dream - Tom Petty
  • Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting) - Elton John
  • Scatterbrain (Live) - Jeff Beck
  • Send A Little Love Token - The Duke Spirit
  • Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
  • Shout It Out Loud - Kiss
  • Six Days A Week - The Bronx
  • Sneak Out - Rose Hill Drive
  • So Lonely - The Police
  • Song 2 - Blur
  • Sympathy For The Devil - The Rolling Stones
  • What I Got - Sublime
  • Woman From Tokyo ('99 Remix) - Deep Purple
  • You And Me - Attack! Attack! UK
  • You Give Love A Bad Name - Bon Jovi
  • AFI - "Medicate"
  • A Perfect Circle - "Judith"
  • Billy Idol - "Dancing With Myself"
  • Brand New - "Sowing Season (Yeah)"
  • Bush - "Comedown"
  • The Derek Trucks Band - "Younk Funk"
  • Duran Duran - "Hungry Like The Wolf"
  • Eagles Of Death Metal - "Wannabe In L.A."
  • Gorillaz - "Feel Good Inc."
  • Gov't Mule - "Streamline Woman"
  • Grand Funk Railroad - "We're An American Band"
  • Iron Maiden - "2 Minutes To Midnight"
  • King Crimson - "21st Century Schizoid Man"
  • No Doubt - "Ex-Girlfriend"
  • Peter Frampton - "Do You Feel Like We Do? (Live)"
  • Public Enemy Featuring Zakk Wylde - "Bring the Noise 20XX"
  • Rush - "The Spirit Of Radio (Live)"
  • Scars On Broadway - "They Say"
  • Smashing Pumpkins - "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"
  • Spacehog - "In The Meantime"
  • Sunny Day Real Estate - "Seven"
  • T. Rex - "20th Century Boy"
  • Weezer - "Why Bother?"
  • Wild Cherry - "Play That Funky Music"

Previously announced tracks include:
  • Attack! Attack! UK - "You And Me"
  • Band Of Horses - "Cigarettes, Wedding Bands"
  • Beastie Boys - "Gratitude"
  • Beck - "Gamma Ray"
  • Billy Squier - "Lonely Is The Night"
  • Blur - "Song 2"
  • Bob Dylan - "All Along The Watchtower"
  • Bon Jovi - "You Give Love A Bad Name"
  • The Bronx - "Six Days A Week"
  • Children Of Bodom - "Done With Everything, Die For Nothing"
  • Coldplay - "In My Place"
  • Darker My Love - "Blue Day"
  • Darkest Hour - "Demon(s)"
  • David Bowie - "Fame"
  • Deep Purple - "Woman From Tokyo ('99 Remix)"
  • The Duke Spirit - "Send A Little Love Token"
  • Elliott Smith - "L.A."
  • Elton John - "Saturday Night's Alright (For Fighting)"
  • Face To Face - "Disconnected"
  • Garbage - "Only Happy When It Rains"
  • Iggy Pop - "Lust For Life (Live)"
  • Jeff Beck - "Scatterbrain (Live)"
  • John Mellencamp - "Hurts So Good"
  • Kaiser Chiefs - "Never Miss A Beat"
  • Kings Of Leon - "Sex On Fire"
  • Kiss - "Shout It Out Loud"
  • Love and Rockets - "Mirror People"
  • My Morning Jacket - "One Big Holiday"
  • Nirvana - "Lithium (Live)"
  • The Police - "So Lonely"
  • Queens Of The Stone Age - "Make It Wit Chu"
  • Rammstein - "Du Hast"
  • The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy For The Devil"
  • Rose Hill Drive - "Sneak Out"
  • Santana - "No One To Depend On (Live)"
  • Screaming Trees - "Nearly Lost You"
  • Sonic Youth - "Incinerate"
  • Sublime - "What I Got"
  • The Sword - "Maiden, Mother & Crone"
  • Thin Lizzy - "Jailbreak"
  • Thrice - "Deadbolt"
  • Tom Petty - "Runnin' Down A Dream"
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - "American Girl"
  • Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk"
  • The White Stripes - "Blue Orchid"
  • Wolfmother - "Back Round"


Game Details

Content Download
Co-op Mode
Number of Online Players
Number of Players
Multiplayer Versus
HDTV 1080p
In-game Dolby Digital

Important Information:

If you are a fan of the Guitar Hero franchise, check out all the latest Guitar Hero Live games and accessories available for PlayStation, Xbox, and Wii U.

Game Informer Rating:

Rated 8.5 out of 10 by Game Informer.

Rated 5 out of 5 by from All time favorite Guitar Hero I love this one out of all the series! The tracks are all awesome. A mix of old skool and modern put together. You can even create your own rockstars. I recommend this game for any of you GH fans out there, or just hungry for some cool songs while gaming.
Date published: 2012-03-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Different, strange, blank This game is weird. Has some good tracks, terrible, tracks, and covers just about every genre. The problem? No matter what genre you "usually" listen to or play this game becomes boring. It doesn't focus on any specific genre which in my own opinion hurts this game the most. Their are few people who listen to every genre, and most that buy a guitar hero game expect metal, hard rock, classic rock. This game tried to copy Rock Band it seems. Also the Career Mode is pretty boring. It's the same as the others. Play a song, play another song, play another song. Then eventually you beat the game. Plain and simple, this game will cover maybe 10-20 songs of your interest and after you get bored of those 10-20 songs, your done playing this game. If you like almost every genre, you may fit perfectly in this game. If your new to Guitar Hero, I suggest Warriors of Rock, Guitar Hero World Tour, or any of the 3 Rock Band games. As this may be the most disappointing of the series
Date published: 2011-02-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Mixed Up. This game has both the best and worst track list of any Guitar Hero game. I personally like to be able to play a good mix of classic and modern music that's fun and challenging. Most of the modern music in this game sucks and it gets way too hard, way too fast. The only reason this game is good is that all the music is unlocked from the start in Quickplay. That means that you can automatically play the 50% of songs that actually rock! The career mode is much better than in World Tour, by which I mean you get to choose single songs to play instead of groups. Also there are no Guitar Battles in career mode. I wish they had taken a hint from GH3 and made the songs all good whether they were easy or not.
Date published: 2010-11-29
Rated 2 out of 5 by from This is guitar hero 5!? ok,this game is NOT worth your money.Not the worst ive played,but not what I expected of Guitar Hero 5.The songs are OK but there isnt much of a selection.Its annoying and repetitive.After you finnish the campaign theres NOTHING to do!Not enertaining anymore.How could they mess up Guitar Hero?!They needed better songs,and better graphics.It seems they didnt finnish this game completely,and they needed to add more to it.Overall,the game is OK,but not really what I was hoping for.You CAN buy it if you want to see,but if you want a good guitar hero,try world tour or Guitar Hero III.Come on Activision you can do better!I'm disipointed in you! 3:
Date published: 2010-11-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not Hardcore Okay, I know I may not speak for everyone, but for me personally, I enjoy playing hardcore metal/rock songs on Guitar Hero. No one wants to play some weak slow songs. They want to rock out by playing a nasty solo, or dirty riffs. Include Avenged Sevenfold, Bullet for my Valentine, Metallica, Van Halen, Disturbed, Slipknot, All That Remains, etc. If Guitar Hero does that, it will be an awesome game. I just cannot stress enough about how weak Guitar Hero is continuing to make their setlists. Its annoying me. They have some good tracks on here that would be acceptable on a hardcore game. Those include "Looks That Kill" by Motley Crue, and "Sweating Bullets" by Megadeth. Those are some bands that deserve to be on a Guitar Hero, as well as the groups I mentioned earlier. Look at Guitar Hero: Van Halen. That game is FILLED with hard songs with amazing solos. Metallica a little less hard but still a good game because of the genre. Please Guitar Hero: INCLUDE MORE HARDCORE SONGS.
Date published: 2010-07-16
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not bad, just a different song list Alright, I have 2 other guitar hero games, world tour and 3, and I basically know what kind of songs they put on there. This game is top notch, great graphics, and I like that you can complete challanges, but the only thing keeping this game from being the best guitar hero is the song list. Half of the artists I did not know, and the songs were not that good from them. I had about 15 songs that I liked and actually enjoyed playing from the 85, and this never happened from the other guitar hero games. But excluding that this game is very fun. I recommend it, just look over the song list first and see if you like the songs or not. The challanges, such as "whammy for 30 seconds in a song" I really enjoyed, they were like little achievements in the game and kept me playing until I got the best score.
Date published: 2009-12-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really enjoying this game First off, I'm a huge fan of the GuitarHero franchise, so my review could be considered bias, but okay. I bought this game when it first came out and have really been enjoying it. I think the song catalog is the best they've come out with yet. No matter what instrument you favor, you're sure to find songs that are challenging and fun in this bunch. The career mode is a good bit better than it was in World Tour as well, with side challenges for each song on different instruments. I think the career could have been a little more interactive, but i'm not gripping because i'm really just into playing the music. I've heard people suggest that it should have been more like RockBand's career, but I don't think so. RockBand's career, while interactive, became so repetative that I just got bored and moved on. The level of customization of your rockers has improved tremendously as well. You have full control over must outfits and their colors, ect. Obviously, the highlighting note in this game is the party play. Personally, I think it is the most ingenious thing ever. My friends and I have been playing these guitar hero games at gatherings for awhile now and finally it has been made simple! Overall, I think it is a great game worth picking up.
Date published: 2009-12-07
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Game If You Want to Try A New Soundtrack To Your Life Guitar Hero 5 is a great game, though it does have its few setbacks. The story mode is simple, yet challenging. Instead of just playing a song and going to the next one, there a special challenges that can rise your star number from 5 to 8 or 9! These challenges are of a wide variety, including bass, drum, guitar, mic, and even band challenges that are avaiable from keeping a 4x multiplier, streak, or just the highest points! The graphics are nicely done for this game, with a more polished look than previous guitar heroes. There is also a new feature called party play, which allows you to play a song without failing and you or your friends can join in or drop out without even restarting the song! The sound quality is great, with a real surround feel to it. But now that i'm talking about sound, let's talk about... the soundtrack. Yes, i know everyone says it sucks. BUt think of it this way: there a great songs to listen to, but not to play to. sure, you might find great songs,, but not songs that are so fun, you want to play them again and again. In my opinion, half of those songs shouldn't even be in a guitar hero game. There is a huge range of variety from elton john to even children of bodom! Well, now let's talk about the multiplayer. there is a new option to play, rockfest(think of it as faceoff with more variety and fun) and the returning band vs. band. Offline multiplayer is a blast to play with, but online multiplayer..meh. The interface was a bit hard to get accustomed to. When choosing songs, it sucks that you have to be quick to choose a song because it's an every-man-for-himself battle where the fastest get to play their song. Hopefully the next game everyone gets an orderly turn. it also sucks that you pick the dificulty before you know what song your playing. oh, n a funny thing is that you can play with your avatars as well. Well hopefully this has helped you in buying this game or not. Generalwise guitar hero 5 is awesome and deserves a 9, but since the soundtrack is meh and not that fun(and the game is to have fun playing songs you enjoy) im afraid i will have to give it an 8.
Date published: 2009-11-11
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