Guitar Hero 5

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Guitar Hero 5
Guitar Hero V.jpg
Game general and emulation properties:
ESRB rating: T (Mild Lyrics, Mild Suggestive Themes)
PEGI rating: 12+
OFLC rating: PG
Game supports guitar controller
Game supports drum kit
Software rendering only
Languages supported:
English: SLES-55533 & SLUS-21865 & SLUS-21865B
German: SLES-55533
French: SLES-55533 & SLUS-21865
Spanish: SLES-55533
Italian: SLES-55533
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-21865
SLUS-21865B (w/Guitar)
Release date: September 1, 2009
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SLES-55533
Release date: September 11, 2009
September 16, 2009 (Australia)
September 25, 2009 (w/Guitar)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): BudCat
Publisher(s): Activision
Genre: Music
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic71/100
Game description: This fall, living room legends will rock any way they want in Guitar Hero 5. The entire set list is at players finger tips from the start, featuring genre-defining hits from some of the biggest rock artists and bands of all time, including The Rolling Stones, The White Stripes, Kings of Leon, Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Santana and Vampire Weekend. Players take complete control as Guitar Hero 5 allows gamers to personalize and customize how they experience music by being able to play with any in-game instrument combination -- multiple vocalists, guitarists, bassists and drummers, in any game mode. With the games all-new Party Play Mode, getting the band back together has never been easier. Players can now jump in or drop out of gameplay seamlessly, without interrupting their jam session. Elevating the Guitar Hero series to new heights with unmatched social gameplay, an enhanced style, new in-game artists and more rock legends, Guitar Hero 5 features new surprises and challenges that will fire-up long-time fret board fanatics and create a new generation of enthusiasts.
Guitar Hero 5 adds several new features, such as drop-in/drop-out play, bands composed of any combination of available instruments, a Rockfest competitive mode consisting of several various scoring mechanisms, and both song-specific and general Challenges to unlock new avatars, clothing, and other extras in the game.


Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:


Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
16 12 2012 1.1.0 r5480- GSdx 5442 SSE41 [29 10 2012]
  • SPU2-X 2.0.0 [21 11 2012]
  • LilyPad 0.11.0 [09 10 2012]
Picture is sliced in gsdx hardware mode. Looks fine in software mode. Must have lilypad set to guitar as controller in order to get ingame. Game is theoretically playable, but not very enjoyable.



Public compatibility forum links