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This fall, living room legends will rock any way they want in Guitar Hero® 5. The entire set list is at players’ 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. Players take complete control as Guitar Hero 5 allows gamers to personalize and customize how they 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. Players 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.

Complete Guitar Hero 5 Song List:

  • 3 Doors Down - "Kryptonite"
  • A Perfect Circle - "Judith"
  • AFI - "Medicate"
  • Arctic Monkeys - "Brianstorm"
  • Attack! Attack! UK - "You and Me"
  • Band Of Horses - "Cigarettes, Wedding Bands"
  • Beastie Boys - "Gratitude"
  • Beck - "Gamma Ray"
  • Billy Idol - "Dancing with Myself"
  • Billy Squier - "Lonely is the Night"
  • Blink-182 - "The Rock Show"
  • Blur - "Song 2"
  • Bob Dylan - "All Along the Watchtower"
  • Bon Jovi - "You Give Love A Bad Name"
  • Brand New - "Sowing Season"
  • Bush - "Comedown"
  • 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)"
  • Dire Straits - "Sultans of Swing"
  • Duran Duran - "Hungry Like The Wolf"
  • Eagles Of Death Metal - "Wannabe in L.A."
  • Elliott Smith - "L.A."
  • Elton John - "Saturday Night's Alright For Fighting"
  • Face To Face - "Disconnected"
  • Garbage - "Only Happy When It Rains"
  • Gorillaz - "Feel Good Inc."
  • Gov't Mule - "Streamline Woman"
  • Grand Funk Railroad - "We're an American Band"
  • Iggy Pop - "Lust For Life"
  • Iron Maiden - "2 Minutes to Midnight"
  • Jeff Beck - "Scatterbrain"
  • Jimmy Eat World - "Bleed American"
  • John Mellencamp - "Hurts So Good"
  • Johnny Cash - "Ring of Fire"
  • Kaiser Chiefs - "Never Miss a Beat"
  • King Crimson - "21st Century Schizoid Man"
  • Kings Of Leon - "Sex on Fire"
  • Kiss - "Shout it Out Loud"
  • Love and Rockets - "Mirror People"
  • Megadeth - "Sweating Bullets"
  • Mötley Crüe - "Looks That Kill"
  • Muse - "Plug in Baby"
  • My Morning Jacket - "One Big Holiday"
  • Nirvana - "Lithium"
  • Nirvana - "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
  • No Doubt - "Ex-Girlfriend"
  • Peter Frampton - "Do You Feel Like We Do (Live)"
  • Public Enemy Featuring Zakk Wylde - "Bring the Noise 20xx"
  • Queen & David Bowie - "Under Pressure"
  • Queens Of The Stone Age - "Make it With Chu"
  • Rammstein - "Du Hast"
  • Rose Hill Drive - "Sneak Out"
  • Rush - "The Spirit of Radio (Live, 2008)"
  • Santana - "No One To Depend On (Live)"
  • Scars On Broadway - "They Say"
  • Screaming Trees - "Nearly Lost You"
  • Smashing Pumpkins - "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"
  • Sonic Youth - "Incinerate"
  • Spacehog - "In the Meantime"
  • Stevie Wonder - "Superstition"
  • Sublime - "What I Got"
  • Sunny Day Real Estate - "Seven"
  • T. Rex - "20th Century Boy"
  • The Bronx - "Six Days a Week"
  • The Derek Trucks Band - "Younk Funk"
  • The Duke Spirit - "Send a Little Love Token"
  • The Killers - "All the Pretty Faces"
  • The Police - "So Lonely"
  • The Raconteurs - "Steady As She Goes"
  • The Rolling Stones - "Sympathy for the Devil"
  • The Sword - "Maiden, Mother & Crone"
  • The White Stripes - "Blue Orchid"
  • Thin Lizzy - "Jailbreak"
  • Thrice - "Deadbolt"
  • Tom Petty - "Runnin' Down a Dream"
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - "American Girl"
  • TV On The Radio - "Wolf Like Me"
  • Vampire Weekend - "A-Punk"
  • Weezer - "Why Bother?"
  • Wild Cherry - "Play That Funky Music"
  • Wolfmother - "Back Round"

Artists to be featured as characters:

  • Matt Bellamy (Muse)
  • Johnny Cash
  • Kurt Cobain (Nirvana)
  • Shirley Manson (Garbage)


Manufacturer Activision Blizzard
Mfg Part# 95881
SKU 211160923
UPC 047875958814
UPC 14 00047875958814
Format PlayStation 2
ReviewSource GameSpot
Review The Guitar Hero franchise took a big leap last year with World Tour, incorporating vocals and drums and making a bid for Rock Band's multiplayer music game crown. While World Tour was a great debut, Guitar Hero 5 is a more refined, more accessible game that better fulfills the promise of a full band experience with the Guitar Hero name. A number of enhancements make the game more enjoyable across the board, and the new Party Play mode sets the standard for relaxed, social gameplay in the genre. The freestyle jam mode provides a fun creative outlet, and folks interested in recording their creations will have a much easier time thanks to the significantly improved music studio interface. While none of Guitar Hero 5's improvements are groundbreaking, they all contribute to this very entertaining, very well put-together package that is sure to please both aspiring and established Guitar Heroes...There's an extensive set list on the disc, and players can once again download user-created tunes as well as official downloadable content tracks. However, if you're looking to import songs from your copy of Guitar Hero World Tour, you're in for some disappointment. After entering the 20-digit Unique Owner ID from the back of your World Tour manual, you have to pay $3.49 to download digital copies of the World Tour songs to your hard drive. Worse, you get only 35 of the 80-plus tracks from World Tour. Though the 35 tracks have been updated to include stuff like band moments (a bonus for playing in unison) and expert plus drumming (with adaptor-enabled double foot pedal action), it's disappointing that a higher percentage of tracks aren't available...There are a number of other sundry tweaks in Guitar Hero 5, but the core gameplay remains largely the same as World Tour. The new Rockfest multiplayer mode eschews item-based battles for more natural challenges, like nailing the longest streak of notes. Oddly, vocal star power can no longer be activated by tapping the mic, so singers have to keep a controller on hand if they want to use star power. Other than this change, and the disappointing song import options, Guitar Hero 5 improves upon its predecessor in almost every category. It's an easy buy for folks who bought World Tour, and it is a great option for those looking to see what this plastic video game rock craze is all about. It won't blow the roof off, but Guitar Hero 5 will definitely get your party rockin'.
Reviewer Chris Watters
ReviewRating 8
Review Activision and Neversoft have been running the Guitar Hero show for some time now. The group took hold of the franchise with Guitar Hero 3, expanded the game series to a full band with Guitar Hero World Tour and offered up a handful of spin-offs along the way. With that much experience, you'd think the mega-publisher would learn how to put together a winning product. And you'd be right. Guitar Hero 5 is the best addition to the franchise in a long time...It shouldn't come as any surprise that Guitar Hero 5 doesn't stray much from the same tried-and-true gameplay formula that has been the focus of over a dozen games in the past few years alone. The notes still come scrolling down the screen and the would-be rock stars around the world sill click those plastic guitars, bang the drums, and do their best to stay on key and in rhythm. Guitar, bass, drums and vocals are the four parts that make up the band. So what makes this one different from the other handful of Guitar Hero games that have come out over the last year? Quite a bit actually...There have been a lot of Guitar Hero games over the past few years. And there will be more yet before this year comes to a close. It's easy to get lost in the flood. But if you're going to grab one, Guitar Hero 5 is a good choice. The accessibility, streamlined presentation, solid note charts, and welcome gameplay improvements make this the best Guitar Hero game in recent memory.
Reviewer Erik Brudvig
ReviewRating 9
Review Guitar Hero continues its evolution of the music game that started it all. Even though the formula is pretty much the same, Guitar Hero 5 has just enough mojo to keep you coming back for more. Picking up from the pieces of World Tour, Guitar Hero 5 takes on more step towards creating the definitive music game...The Guitar Hero franchise has done a great job keeping our fingers busy with a steady output of add-on's games for the rhythm based original. If you haven't had enough guitar-busting rock n' roll action from the numerous releases like Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, Metallica and Smash Hits, then Neversoft's next evolution in the series should peak your interest. Building off of the foundation of World Tour, Guitar Hero 5 is more refined then ever. Just as you thought the power was going out in this tried and true formula, Neversoft and Activision have thrown in another generator to pump the franchise up to the next level...Guitar Hero 5 is the most refined version of an instrument based music game you can find. From the hardcore Guitar Hero fanatics to the casual gamer, Guitar Hero 5 has more features built into its gameplay to suit everyone. The engine has been upgraded to ensure gameplay is number one while a huge track list, new modes, updated graphics and featured rock stars come in second. All around Guitar Hero 5 is a major improvement over World Tour making this a definite buy.
ReviewRating 8
Review When Rock Band 2 came out, with its ability to import almost every song from the original Rock Band and its unswervingly regular DLC, I didn't think I'd ever have a reason to go back to Guitar Hero. But Guitar Hero 5's dedication to getting players of every skill level jamming together and a renewed emphasis on compatible DLC has me rethinking my Rock Band exclusivity...Part of what makes Guitar Hero 5 so approachable are new features that should be standard in every multiplayer music game. From the moment you put the disc in your system, you can access every song in Quickplay -- no special codes or hours spent unlocking required. The game's Career mode lets you switch instruments or difficulties any time you want (unlike World Tour, which forced you to start from the beginning if you wanted to play through with a new instrument). And within a band, you can even put multiple players on the same instrument. If you think the bass part for a song is boring, you can have two (or three or four) players on guitar...The only area where Guitar Hero 5 fails to shine is the singing. Finding your pitch using the game's too-small indicator makes it hard to know when you're off key. Or, if you have multiple vocalists on the same song, you can't trade off parts; you're either all singing the same parts at the same time, or you're failing. It doesn't help that Guitar Hero 5's setlist doesn't lend itself to singing; but then, the game is called Guitar Hero...It's worth mentioning that Neversoft gave the music creator a facelift; the system's easier to navigate than it was in World Tour. Though I couldn't find an in-game tutorial that explained... anything, I was able to put together a rudimentary song without too much hassle. But, like in World Tour, I don't think it's a system with broad appeal, especially when the licensed DLC is so much more enticing...If you're one of the Guitar Hero faithful who never got sucked in to Rock Band, then Guitar Hero 5 is the best iteration of the game to date. This is the game that can actually bring both hardcore and casual rockers together for a good time. The multiplayer is easier to jump into than Rock Band, but the game's more intense difficulty settings still provide a challenge for the plastic-instrument elitist. The franchise still has a long way to go to catch up to Roc
Reviewer Justin Haywald
ReviewRating 10
Band Makeup: Create any in-game instrument combination you want. It's your band!
Party Play: With the game's all-new Party Play Mode, getting the band back together has never been easier. Jump in or drop out of gameplay seamlessly, without interrupting your jam session.
The Greatest Artists: The best artists and their music is in Guitar Hero 5, from classic rock anthems to the latest hits.
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 95881
Manufacturer Activision Blizzard, Inc
Brand Name Activision
Platform Supported PlayStation 2
Software Name Guitar Hero 5
Software Sub Type Entertainment Game
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Tech Specs
Product Type Software
Manufacturer Part Number 95881
Manufacturer Website Address
Manufacturer Activision Blizzard, Inc
Product Name Guitar Hero 5
Brand Name Activision
Additional Information Rating Descriptors: Mild Lyrics, Mild Suggestive Themes
Platform Support PlayStation 2
Features Guitar Hero 5 features the strongest, most varied set list to-date comprised of master tracks from 85 of the hottest bands of today and the biggest classic acts including; Kings of Leon, The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Santana, Vampire Weekend, Tom Petty, Johnny Cash, Bob Dylan, plus more than 25 artists from a variety of music genres that will be making their music video game debut. Guitar Hero is the music platform for today because it celebrates the social nature of music and brings fans closer to the music and artists they love while allowing them to share and discover music with their friends, family and online communities. For the first time ever on PlayStation 2, players can customize the make-up of their band by rocking with any combination of instruments in-game: whether it be two guitars and two drums, or three guitars and a microphone, any combination is possible, allowing players to experience music their own way. Brand new, innovative, easy-to-use gameplay modes like Party Play and RockFest put fun, competition and control at center stage as fans tailor the Guitar Hero experience to match their personal style and interests. For extended hours of entertainment, downloadable content from Guitar Hero World Tour will be compatible with the game and will automatically be updated to include all of the upgrades and enhancements of Guitar Hero 5.
Software Sub Type Entertainment Game
Software Main Type Game
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Product Attributes
Age Range 12-14 years
ESRB Rating T (Teen 13+)
Game or Puzzle Type Action & Adventure
Safety Warning WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small parts. Not for children under 3 years
GameDaily can't afford to miss this latest jam.
GameZone A strong title that pushes the genre forward while retaining much of its original appeal.
PGNx Media Guitar Hero 5 is the ultimate party game.
Jose Liz, PGNx Media ...the ultimate party game.
Mark Bozon, IGN's the total package through and through.
Robert Workman, can't afford to miss this latest jam.
Mark Smith, Game Chronicles ...has made huge leaps, and for once, this time, they are all in the right direction.

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