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GF Rating
6.6

741 ratings

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Van Halen

posted by ashanks2004 (PALO CEDRO, CA) Jan 2, 2013

Member since Dec 2012

This has all the classic Van Halen songs on it. From You Really Got Me Now to Spanish Fly! This is #2 on my guitar hero list, and I'm Surprised i didnt put it #1!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Unleash your inner Eddie

posted by burntice61 (APPLE VALLEY, CA) Mar 31, 2011

Top Reviewer

Member since Apr 2010

Guitar Hero Van Halen is the 3rd band focused game, it features Van Halen songs from the Dave Lee Roth era which is arguably their more popular era and features guest bands like Judas Priest, Foo Fighters and Tenacious D. The games engine is pretty much the same as opposed to GH Metallica and its a great engine. Now, the reason why there are so many bad reviews is either they hate GH or they hate Van Halen, plain and simple. This game is challenging, looks great, and has Van Halen in it! Lets break it down:

The Great:
-Song Selection(Eruption, Jump, Panama, Aint Talkin Bout Love)
-Animations(Looks like them from the 70's and 80's.)

The Good:
-The note hit system(Its very lenient but 5's is better)
-The Instruments(Includes the Frankenstrat, Wolfgang guitars and Alex's drum kit)
-Difficulty(The hardest songs are Im The One, ERUPTION and Spanish Fly but thats it really.)
-Graphics(as good as Metallica but not as good as 5)

The Not So Good:
-The Amount of songs(about 40, pretty light)

The Downright BAD:
-Wolfgang Van Halen is bassist instead of the great Mike Anthony.
-The Amount Of Tap notes(there are way too many, it makes the songs too easy, the only exceptions are Eruption and Spanish Fly or the here and there tap solos that Eddie does.)

My Final Thought: First off if you aren't a Van Halen fan, don't let that stop you from getting this game, same if you aren't a Metallica fan for the other game, try it out and you might just become a fan!

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GF Rating
7

Good

It had lots of potential, but falls short

posted by mark21 (PACIFICA, CA) Sep 9, 2010

Member since Sep 2010

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I had high hopes for Guitar Hero-Van Halen. Being a Van Halen fan i was pleased with the Van Halen songs in the game, but the other artists dont fit in. If your a fan af guitar hero games, i wouldnt hesitate to rent it, but i wouldn't be spending my hard earned cash on buying it.

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