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Guitar Hero 5 (Wii)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews of Guitar Hero 5 (Wii). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo Wii Games for all reviews. People really like the story and action. The gameplay and usability are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed opinions about the design and price, while there are some less positive views about the graphics.

usability, gameplay, action, story


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the Guitar Hero 5 (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Neal Ronaghan (

Guitar Hero 5


Its additions and refinements make it the sharpest full-band game from Activision to date.

Great new features ; Import songs from past games ; Wide-ranging set list

GH Music Studio and Mii Freestyle are lame

IIRC IGN was raving a lot about Roadie Battle.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Sean Colleli (

Guitar Hero 5


In the scant four years since Harmonix and Redoctane's quirky, experimental Guitar Hero showed up in the bowels of E3's Kentia Hall, the franchise has exploded in popularity. Changed hands from its original creators and now in an annual struggle to...

After a rough start as a full band game Guitar Hero has found its sweet spot. It ditches gimmicks in favor of accessibility and refinement,and the Wii version adds some great features that make GH5 a must buy on the platform. The DLC could use some...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Matthew Pellett (

Guitar Hero 5


No sign of 'difficult eleventh album' syndrome...

83 artists, 85 songs ; Precision notechart placements ; Party features raise the bar

Looks aren't anything to sing about ; Track list isn't perfect ; Some may be offended by digital Kurt Cobain

Guitar Hero 5 is the perfect excuse to stock up on some lithium batteries, invite your friends back around and deadbolt the door. You'll be hooked by song 2.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Michael Slevin (

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...

Sep, 2009


Expert review by : Gabriel Vega (neoseeker)

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...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Russ Fischer (

Guitar Hero 5


The latest iteration of that other music game smoothes things out for the fans.

Finally, there’s a lot to be said for respect. A new version of Public Enemy's “Bring The Noise” with fucking Zakk Wylde is one thing, but creating digital avatars of players like Johnny Cash and Kurt Cobain has always been questionable. Allowing...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Mark Bozon (

Guitar Hero 5


If you own a Wii, you should own this game. Pure and simple.

Guitar Hero 5 on Wii isn’t a must-own game because of one standout feature or option; it’s the total package through and through. True, some gamers – myself included, to a certain extent – are getting tired of the GH formula after three years and an...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Robert Workman (

Guitar Hero 5 Review


Plug in and rock out with another guitar strumming, drum hitting music fest from Activision.

Although Guitar Hero 5 plays exactly like its predecessors, Activision more than made up for that with improved options, a stellar cast of characters, a top-notch set list and wonderful creation tools. It's hard to imagine how much longer this show...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Kyle Williams (

Guitar Hero 5


There are some interesting console specific features for those of you that plan to play the game on the Wii or the Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 version will let you play any mode in the game using your Xbox avatar. The Wii will allow similar functionality...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Evan Wilson (

Guitar Hero 5 review


I remember the good ol' days of the Guitar Hero franchise. There were only a few and were certainly only released once a year. I remember the insane amount of anticipation over Guitar Hero 3, even 6 months before release. Now, it's 2009, and this year,...

Overall, Guitar Hero 5 is really just another notch up in the rhythm genre that has developed in the last few years. Has the constant flooding of rhythm titles killed off a bit of the luster? Possibly, but maybe if a franchise doesn't come out with...

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+)
USK Rating:Freigegeben ohne Altersbeschr


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


Package Type:Retail


Game Console Compatibility:Nintendo Wii
License Category:Shrinkwrap
License Pricing:Standard
License Qty:1 user
License Type:Complete package
Subcategory:Games - miscellaneous / entertainment / educational