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Guitar Hero 5 (PS3)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 reviews of Guitar Hero 5 (PS3). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) for all reviews. Opinions about the gameplay and graphics are generally positive. The design and usability also get good feedback, whereas many are negative about the single player gameplay.

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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 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Sam Bishop (

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....

Oct, 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 : Nick Chester (

Guitar Hero 5- PS3


While there's a fat "five" tagged to the name of this game, by no stretch of the imagination is this only the fifth Guitar Hero game to hit the market. Ignoring the mobile and handhel...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Kyle Williams (

Guitar Hero 5


Now, Rock Band upped the ante with the ability to import most of the original game's songs into the sequel. This time around, Guitar Hero is taking the same approach. GH5 players will be able to import their downloadable content from Guitar Hero World...

Aug, 2009

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Guitar Hero 5 - Playstation 3 (PS3) Reviews - The Armchair Empire


The last few years have seen a swath of Guitar Hero (GH) games be released for all platforms. It almost seems like we are coming close to the end of what many would describe as a fad. However, Guitar Hero V still manages to impress with some solid new...

Compatible DLC; Accessible; Party mode; Band play less frustrating

Kurt Cobain as a playable character just feels wrong; Track list feels too diverse at times; DLC can?t compete with Rock Band; Some songs are already available for Rock Band

Expert review by (

Guitar Hero 5


Guitar Hero is

Also, the tracklist is fully unlocked from the get go, something people have been clamoring to see for quite a while, at least in quickplay. Career mode still requires you to unlock venues according to how many stars you've gained, but for me that's...

Expert review by : tom_lord (

Review: Guitar Hero 5


The franchise keeps on a rollin'

It's a new Guitar Hero ; The music is pretty good, which always helps ; Band Moments add to the group experience ; Sponsor Challenges improve the structure and liven up the career mode

It’s a new Guitar Hero ; You can't import songs from Guitar Hero games you already own ; The DLC tracks are pretty sparse still ; Little (if anything) is new or innovative

When preparing to play Guitar Hero 5 for the first time I went on a rock music binge. I had some Metallica, Wolfmother and even a bit of the compulsory Rage Against The Machine, just to get me in the mood. Yet, to my surprise, Guitar Hero 5 doesn't...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Ian Dickson (

Guitar Hero 5 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii) review


Approaching the release of Guitar Hero 5 (which is more like Guitar Hero 11 by now, probably), it was difficult to feel any sort of excitement for the ageing series. Bobby Kotick had made good on his word to exploit the franchise to a point at which I,...

Despite these few annoyances, Guitar Hero 5 is still an excellent example of a band-based rhythm action game done right. This is a true evolution of the Guitar Hero phenomenon, simple but devastatingly effective changes that really bring the best out...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : David McComb (

Guitar Hero 5 (2009)


Having delivered some of the most audacious thrills in gaming history, it's hard to imagine how Guitar Hero could get any better. But in polishing every aspect of the poodle-permed Simon Says formula, the developers behind this latest edition have once...

Sep, 2009

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