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GF Rating
6.5

3672 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

Improved experience, deteriorating track list

posted by Droppo (MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, WA) Dec 27, 2009

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Member since Dec 2006

The overall experience of Guitar Hero 5 shows many improvements to the series, but I'm very disappointed in the track list. There are a few jems here, but many of these songs aren't worth even being played on the radio. Why does the game insists on including recent bands? Is someone paying them to include them in the game? There are some who deserve to be included like "Steady As She Goes" from Jack White's Raconteurs, but most of the newer songs are whiny and utterly forgettable. There are now 6 decades of rock and roll to pull songs from. They can do better than this.

Graphics are improved. Customization of your character is expanded. It is easier to set your bandmates for solo play, and easy for real people to jump right in with you. Unfortunately, the odds are that the songs you are jumping into are lame.

A couple of pleasant surprises: Dylan's "All Along The Watchtower." I didn't expect Bob's style to call for a GH treatment, but there it is. T-Rex is included with "20th Century Boy," and it's about time. Johnny Cash! How about that for a nice addition. Give us more of those and fewer of the whiny brat so-called alternative bands. Don't bore me with Coldplay. If not for their one song on the Garden State soundtrack, they wouldn't have a career. It's the classics that make these games. Learn that and you will take the lead over the Rock Band series. Difficult to do now that they have raised the bar with their Beatles game.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Guitar Hero 5

posted by Simonk85 (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) Dec 25, 2009

Member since Dec 2009

This game is good, there are a few really good songs, but there are more OK (unknown) songs I've never heard of.
It would be better if there were more recent popular songs, other than that the game play is good, I LOVE THE NIRVANA SONGS!!

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GF Rating
4

Weak

It was okay

posted by gameviewer (WINTER GARDEN, FL) Dec 9, 2009

Member since Oct 2009

I new a few songs from the way they show it you think it is awesome but it isn't they dramatized it so they can make money.Tipycal.
They layout is stupid and you can barleysee they words.
And you don't really get to create a person.
I new some songs but they are still old songs they need to do ones with only new songs.
Over all you can anly say this.
It is just okay.

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