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Guitar Hero 5

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Guitar Hero 5 by Activision

Game Monkeys
5 March 2013
  • Excerpt: There was a time, not too long ago, when I would have had to spend a lot of space at the start of this review explaining how band-based rhythm games worked. Happily, that is no longer the case. However, with that mass familiarity has come a mostly-unexpected glut in the market. Now you can't throw a stick in a game store without smashing it into fifteen or twenty boring, generic, adds-nothing-to-the-genre knockoffs.
  • Pros: Upgrades to band play, party play, and general formatting are all welcome.
  • Cons: Career mode still feels listless.
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Overall 9
8.8

Guitar Hero 5

Strategy Informer
6 October 2011
  • Conclusion: The odd thing is that Guitar Hero 5 does almost everything right. The gameplay is spot on, the best I've ever seen on a rhythm game. Cooperative and competitive gameplay are great. All the little added nuances give the title a feel that we're in good hands. And then a tracklist in disarray and an art direction that feels more occult than rock begs the question: what is Guitar Hero trying to do?
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Overall 9
8.7
Gameplay 1
0.8
Graphics 1
0.9
Sound 1
1.0
Versatility 1
0.9
Funfactor 1
0.9

Guitar Hero 5 (Xbox 360) Review

411mania.com
30 November 2009
  • Summary: In the end, Guitar Hero 5 is nothing too new. They’ve added the Challenges on to the single player mode, but beyond that none of the other changes stick out as anything too different than the old stuff. However, the old Guitar Hero formula is still a lot of fun to play when you throw in all of the new songs that accompany the game. Fans of the genre should not be disappointed.
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Overall 9
8.7
Gameplay 1
0.8
Graphics 1
0.9
Sound 1
1.0
Versatility 1
0.9
Funfactor 1
0.9

Guitar Hero 5 (Xbox 360) Review

411mania.com
30 November 2009
  • Summary: In the end, Guitar Hero 5 is nothing too new. They’ve added the Challenges on to the single player mode, but beyond that none of the other changes stick out as anything too different than the old stuff. However, the old Guitar Hero formula is still a lot of fun to play when you throw in all of the new songs that accompany the game. Fans of the genre should not be disappointed.
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Review: Guitar Hero 5 (Microsoft Xbox 360)

Diehard GameFAN
29 November 2009
  • Summary: If the rehashing of Smash Hits left a bad taste in your mouth, Guitar Hero 5 is like a fresh blast of mint that breathes a little bit of life and some much needed originality into the series. It’s not without a few issues and the mix of new features might seem like the series is still trying to catch up to Rock Band , but the positives far outweigh the negatives in this new rock entry.
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Guitar Hero 5 Review

VideoGamer.com
20 November 2009
  • Excerpt: It's hard to believe that we've seen so many Guitar Hero games released over the past few years, and it would be easy to assume that the latest, the stunningly named Guitar Hero 5, is just another slight variation on the previous entries. In some ways that's true - you're not getting a radically different game here - but developer Neversoft hasn't simply got together 85 songs and thrown them into World Tour.
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Overall 9
8.5

Expert Review

Game Informer
20 November 2009
  • Summary: The Guitar Hero monolith marches on, undaunted by the huge number of releases in its genre over the last two years. Admittedly, most of those are other Guitar Hero games, which have done a fine job of diluting my enthusiasm for the next big release. What once was a major event when a new installment came out has become background noise in an endless stream of new guitar games.
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Overall 10
10

Guitar Hero 5

True achievements
18 November 2009
  • Conclusion: The world tour downloadables can be transferred to GH 5 also. Lastly, Avatars are now playable characters and character customization is just as good if not a little better then World Tour and Metallica. Plus, if ya bought this yet you should get GH Van Halen free!! What's not to love about this game??
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Overall 9
9.0
Gameplay 9
9.0
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 10
9.5

Guitar Hero 5

Game Boyz
12 October 2009
  • Excerpt: When Guitar Hero: World Tour burst onto the scene last year, many were impressed with the quality of the music equipment which now included a drum set and microphones. Fans of the franchise embraced the ability to play as if you were in a real live band. Not to mention many loved the lengthy set list and raved about all the abilities to customize your Guitar Hero experience.
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Overall 9
8.7

Guitar Hero 5

ActionTrip
8 October 2009
  • Conclusion: So, back to my original question: is Guitar Hero 5 just another release that has a mix of new and previously released songs or does it actually bring new features to the now, very familiar rhythm game genre? I can honestly say that Guitar Hero 5 brings new features to the series helping to make it the best Guitar Hero game to date.
  • Pros: New features allow for better game experience, care Mode challenges help when playing the same songs over again, veterans and newbies can play together without alienating either group;
  • Cons: Wide variety of artists can be disjointing, avatar rockers are creepy.
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