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Guitar Hero 5 (Wii)

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews of Guitar Hero 5 (Wii). The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.8/5 for other Nintendo Wii Games for all reviews. Reviews about the story and action are on the whole positive. The gameplay and usability also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the graphics. The design and price get mixed comments.

usability, gameplay, action, story


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo Wii Games the Guitar Hero 5 (Wii) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Mike Mason (

Guitar Hero 5


Activision have been criticised for their reliance on existing brands in recent years. One such brand is Guitar Hero, which has experienced a steady increase of titles per year thanks to spin offs. Does Guitar Hero 5 set itself apart enough to be...

Guitar Hero 5 sets a new precedent for how music games should be treated on Wii. Nintendo have clearly come out with the best version of the game thanks to Vicarious Visions' work in ensuring a healthy spread of modes, including ones only to be found...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Ian Dickson (

Guitar Hero 5 (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii) review


Approaching the release of Guitar Hero 5 (which is more like Guitar Hero 11 by now, probably), it was difficult to feel any sort of excitement for the ageing series. Bobby Kotick had made good on his word to exploit the franchise to a point at which I,...

Despite these few annoyances, Guitar Hero 5 is still an excellent example of a band-based rhythm action game done right. This is a true evolution of the Guitar Hero phenomenon, simple but devastatingly effective changes that really bring the best out...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Tom Orry (

Guitar Hero 5


Guitar Hero 5 for Wii Review - The core gameplay mechanics are as good as ever, the presentation has been toned down for the better, there are some brilliant new multiplayer options, and everything is more streamlined than before.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : David McComb (

Guitar Hero 5 (2009)


Having delivered some of the most audacious thrills in gaming history, it’s hard to imagine how Guitar Hero could get any better. But in polishing every aspect of the poodle-permed Simon Says formula, the developers behind this latest edition have...

Sep, 2009

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Guitar Hero 5


(One, two, three, four) five'll make ya get down now

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Martin Wharmby (

Guitar Hero 5


It's been a tough couple of years for the Guitar Hero series. When Harmonix split off to start up the critically lauded Rock Band, Activision and Red Octane were left with a brand name but none of the original line-up. They faced the Napalm Death...

Perfect presentation ; Finely tuned music and difficulty settings ; Open and approachable for anyone ; Improved career and quickplay ; Incredibly flexible ; Unique and gargantuan soundtrack

Middle of the road soundtrack ; Vocals still need work to reach Rock Band standards ; The inclusion of Coldplay

But if ever there was proof that the Guitar Hero name may never recover from its boardroom-dictator musical choices, there's only one name that has to be uttered. For the second game in a row, Activision has forced gamers to play the music of...

Expert review by : Neal Ronaghan (

Guitar Hero 5


Its additions and refinements make it the sharpest full-band game from Activision to date.

Great new features ; Import songs from past games ; Wide-ranging set list

GH Music Studio and Mii Freestyle are lame

IIRC IGN was raving a lot about Roadie Battle.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Sean Colleli (

Guitar Hero 5


In the scant four years since Harmonix and Redoctane's quirky, experimental Guitar Hero showed up in the bowels of E3's Kentia Hall, the franchise has exploded in popularity. Changed hands from its original creators and now in an annual struggle to...

After a rough start as a full band game Guitar Hero has found its sweet spot. It ditches gimmicks in favor of accessibility and refinement,and the Wii version adds some great features that make GH5 a must buy on the platform. The DLC could use some...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by : Matthew Pellett (

Guitar Hero 5


No sign of 'difficult eleventh album' syndrome...

83 artists, 85 songs ; Precision notechart placements ; Party features raise the bar

Looks aren't anything to sing about ; Track list isn't perfect ; Some may be offended by digital Kurt Cobain

Guitar Hero 5 is the perfect excuse to stock up on some lithium batteries, invite your friends back around and deadbolt the door. You'll be hooked by song 2.

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : heller (

Guitar Hero 5 Review


With it's diverse track listing, various gameplay modes and simplistic and streamlined approach, is this the best GH available?

There has been so many versions of Guitar Hero released over the years that it can often be confusing to decided which version is right for you. For new comers or those who often play with other lounge room rockers, it’s hard not to recommend Guitar...

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

Product properties

Also Available on:Nintendo Wii, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2/Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2
Developer:Vicarious Visions
ESRB Rating:Teen 13+
No. Of Offline Players:1-4
No. Of Online Players:2-8
Online Enabled: Yes
Other Names:Guitar Hero V/Guitar Hero V Bundle