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Guitar Hero 5 (PS3)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 reviews of Guitar Hero 5 (PS3). The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) for all reviews. Opinions about the design and graphics are on the whole positive. The price and gameplay also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the single player gameplay.

usability, gameplay, price, graphics, design

single player

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the Guitar Hero 5 (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Guitar Hero 5 (PlayStation 3)


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...

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Guitar Hero 5


At this point, I have lost count. The Guitar Hero franchise has certainly had its fair share of criticism. Ever since Activision took over the series some gamers have accused...

Ease of play ; Streamlined interface ; Diverse song list ; Party Play

Importing woes ; Songs not for everyone

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Guitar Hero 5 - PlayStation 3


Play That Funky Music


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Five Alive


Guitar Hero 5 proves there's still a little juice left in the old formula, but it's just about tapped out.

It sounds like a small change, but it's incredibly important to keeping up the flow of progression, and at least for me, "I won't let this game beat me" mode kicked in and I'd often just retry things ten times until I could pass the songs anyway....

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Guitar Hero 5 Review for the PS3


Filler album.

Easier navigation; Improved graphics

Not enough innovation; No tutorials for GHStudio

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Guitar Hero 5


There is no denying that the past year has been overrun with the music genre, which is starting to suffocate our poor helpless consoles. There have been no less than 10?Guitar Hero titles alone, 4 of which are from this year, and things get continually...

Guitar Hero has started to become somewhat stale in recent installments, but this fifth version prsents a refreshing take on the music genre, with its abundance of party play options and all round accessibility.

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Guitar Hero 5 Review


Yeah, boyeeee.

Controls and interface received a MUCH needed upgrade

The song list is REALLY hit or miss. Kurt Cobain, Santana, and Johnny Cash�yikes

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Guitar Hero 5


Those who see Guitar Hero 5 as the fifth instalment of the seminal rhythm-action series are sorely mistaken: the grand total of titles brandishing the name, including full games, expansions, portable versions and future titles, exceeds the ten mark. In...


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Guitar Hero 5 Review (Xbox 360)


Neoseeker takes a look at the latest beast in the Guitar Hero franchise. Packing 85 songs from 83 artists, a slew of custom features and more. This is the most complete Guitar Hero title to date.

Sync issues are always a problem when it comes to these titles; thankfully Guitar Hero 5 presents a calibration page that is easy to use. Much like the tool found in Rock Band, timing visual notes and audio notes are what fix the delay, though we...

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Guitar Hero 5


Wide-ranging improvements and an excellent new Party Play mode make Guitar Hero 5 a great way to bring some rock into your living room.

Party Play mode is superbly social ; All songs available right from the get-go ; Improved visuals ; Music studio is much more accessible

Lackluster song import feature ; Vocalists need controller to activate star power

Product Specifications

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 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.


Elements:Miscellaneous - rhythm music
ESRB Rating:Teen (13+)
Max Number of Players:4/8
Online Play: Yes


Compatibility:Game console
Model:5/5 Guitar Bundle
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Guitar Hero


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Microsoft Xbox 360/Sony PlayStation 3
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - miscellaneous / entertainment / educational