- Play with any in-game instrument combination in any game mode – multiple vocalists, guitarists, bassists and drummers.
- Software compatible with Guitar Hero World Tour peripherals.
- In the all-new Party Play mode, players can now jump in or drop out of gameplay seamlessly, without interrupting their jam session.
- Features new in-game artists and rock legends, including Johnny Cash, Carlos Santana and Shirley Mason from Garbage.
- The entire 85 song set list is available from the beginning of the game.
List Price: $29.99
Guitar Hero 5 Stand Alone Software Description
The entire 85 song set list is available from the beginning of the game…
Reviews By A. Jefferson : Date September 22, 2009
This is a great game, and deserves far more credit than it is getting. I own both Rock Band 1 and 2 for Wii as well, and LOVED both of those games far more than any previous entry in the Guitar Hero series. This newest iteration however, is really something special, ESPECIALLY if you play on Wii. Here are some great things about this game:
On ALL Consoles:
*Soundtrack: Several reviews have bashed the soundtrack for this game, and I really don’t understand why. The song selection is GREAT. Granted, I imported all of the available songs from Guitar Hero: World Tour and Smash Hits, so maybe that improves the setlist… and I also have lots of downloadable songs. But, that said, the tracks on the disk are great. Please, before you take these reviews at face value, check out the track listing for this game… there are some really great songs. Granted, I honestly do like the Rock Band 2 track list better (but I have over 150 downloadable songs in Rock Band 2… and honestly, several songs that are on GH5 are also on Rock Band…)… so just check out the setlist for yourself before you judge this game!!!
*Party Play Mode – This is a REALLY great feature, and with some tweaking in future games, could be AMAZING. Essentially, as soon as the game starts up, rather than selecting a game mode, selecting a song, players, etc… you click one of the fret buttons and are launched directly into whatever song is playing in the background. You can select a rocker, etc… but are essentially launched directly into playing a song! If you don’t like the song, you can opt to skip to the next or another song. The gameplay mechanic for Party Play mode is IDEAL for parties (DUH!). If you have ever had friends over to play Rock Band or Guitar Hero, you know what a pain it can be to actually get into playing….
Reviews By ~ Z ~ : Date September 14, 2009
Guitar Hero 5 Stand Alone Software song list is comprised of classic rock, heavy metal as well as some contemporary hits. I was disappointed with their previous release, Guitar Hero Smash Hits, the songs were compiled from previous GH games. Guitar Hero 5 to me is just is another disappointment. Sure there are some new features such as Party Play and Rockfest mode where you can play min-games against your friends, but I like playing the game for it’s songs.
One good thing however is that all the songs are available to play from the beginning so no need to unlock any songs. Graphics are still pretty much the same with some new venues, but nothing to blow you out of your seat. Game play has a few changes which I believe makes it much more user-friendly. Star power is individual and the note buttons look a little bigger in single play mode. I do like how one player can pause their instrument and the game continues for the other players and how you can switch instruments and difficulties at any moment. Everyone can also chose to play the same instrument instead of fighting who plays what.
You can also import songs from both Guitar Hero World Tour and Smash Hits, that is if you don’t already own them like I do, which then makes it a waste of your time. At least Acitvision is seeing the importance of the downloadable media library and I believe they will continue to improve on this. There were also changes made, but I guess I was expecting something “new” from Activision for Guitar Hero, but sadly this is just another GH game with a few little tweaks. You will be pleased with the new interface changes but if you enjoy playing the games for it’s song list, you will be disappointed. Activision needs to find the “rock’ roots Guitar Hero was first constructed of. Just like another review mentioned before, next time a new GH game comes out, I will have to be a little more picky before making an “impulse” purchase because it is a new GH game.
Reviews By B. Slighter : Date September 14, 2009
I’m only about a quarter thru the game so far, and I love it. The track listing is far superior to other games – they’ve pulled older (meaning early 2000s, 90s, 80s, etc.) songs that I actually recognize, which is a HUGE plus. Love the format and the new multi-player features.
The only complaint I have so far is that where you’re at as far as star power is kind of hard to determine, but I’m sure I’ll figure it out.