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7.1 out of 10

Guitar Hero: Van Halen

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Reviews and Problems with Guitar Hero: Van Halen

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Overall 4
4.0

Talk about pros and cons...

Jossaphine, Amazon
12 September 2012
  • Summary: The titles on the game are great. Even the ones that don't fit into the whole VH/80's band-era. Career mode really blows as there really isn't anything close to a career to it. Just play songs and get stars to unlock new songs. I didn't like seeing wolfgang singing (Michael Anthony's voice) in the game. The band looked really cheesy in career mode.
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Overall 4
4.0

WARNING: Does not fit older controllers!

L. L. Kemperman "Rain", Amazon
12 February 2011
  • Summary: I agree with the other reviews...the faceplate DOES look just like Frankenstien and is really cool. BUT...it only fits the GH 5 controller! (And they kinda forget to tell ya that in the product description.
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Overall 4
4.0
Gameplay 6
6.0
Graphics 6
6.0
Sound 4
4.0
Lastability 7
7.0

Lukewarm Addition to the Series

Fish , GameStop
24 December 2010
  • Summary: I'm a fan of 1980's Arena Rock. Van Halen is certainly a good band and because of this, Guitar Hero: Van Halen had me intrigued.
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Overall 4
4.0

Solid Game - But a Lot of Room for Improvement

T. Ferris, Amazon
26 January 2010
  • Summary: I should start my review by saying that I have been a Van Halen fan since the 8th grade (circa 1986.) With such a large catalog of songs from when the band got its start in 1972, I do struggle to understand why the Guitar Hero franchise would limit the set list to songs from the "Diamond" David Lee Roth era that effectively ended in 1984.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing

N. Durham "Big Evil", Amazon
12 January 2010
  • Summary: I grew up loving Van Halen for all they were, so naturally, I should be ecstatic about a Guitar Hero Van Halen game, but alas, the end result is a big disappointment. Boasting generic looking venues and simply not enough material, Guitar Hero Van Halen features a decent enough helping of David Lee Roth-era tracks to play, as well as some of Eddie Van Halen's most memorable guitar solo work.
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Overall 4
4.0

Enh, people still even play guitar hero?

W. freeman, Amazon
2 January 2010
  • Summary: I think the guitar hero thing has gotten a bit out of hand, or overkill it you will. I mean when the Beatles came out with there own(well rock band, same thing) i was like ok, lets put the brakes on.! I mean no one is more deserving then Van Halen to have a lot of things for being a guitar god, but i don't feel GH is one of them, i mean Joe Satriani, Randy Rhodes, Steve Vai, Jason Becker, the list goes on and on, are we gonna put out GH for every single band on the...
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Overall 4
4.0

All Van Halen Fans Please Take Time out to Read This

Zheng Ho, Amazon
23 December 2009
  • Summary: I hope that Van Halen and Activision read this. I know it's highly unlikely, but I honestly do hope. I've been a VH fan for many years and it appears you guys need a reality check. You have had 3 different singers since your first album. You have had 2 bassist. This is reality. This is your history. It isn't going away as much as you try to dream it out of sight. THIS IS YOUR HISTORY.
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Overall 4
4.0

Fair Warning: Everybody (will) Want Some(thing better)

D. Watson "allofthegoodnamesweretaken", Amazon
22 December 2009
  • Summary: I got the "free" copy of GH: VH from the GH5 promo offer. The set-list itself is great, but a little short on VH songs. I'd rather have it all exclusively VH tunes (much like RB: The Beatles) instead of having other bands' music. I was let down that Foreigner's "Double Vision" was a remix version with their current singer instead of Lou Gramm (It even says "1978" onscreen). Is Mick Jones that hard up for people to accept his new singer?
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

Angeldaemon333, Walmart
9 October 2009
  • Summary: i recently got this game for free in the mail through the promotion with buying guitar hero 5. as far as gameplay goes it's the same that guitar hero fans have come to love. as far as the game goes as a whole it feels very rushed and incomplete. i'm not sure if it's incomplete but it definitely feels that way because it doesnt have the same overall feel as guitar hero metallica did. it's more like the older aerosmith game.
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