Now that the hype for Guitar Hero: Smash Hits is dying down, it is time to talk Guitar Hero 5. 28 GH songs have been confirmed as well as the entire list of artists. The eclectic track list has potential, but has a long way to go in measuring up to the Legends of Rock edition.
I am a big fan of the Guitar Hero / Rock Band playable music genre of video games. For me, the heavier the guitar = the better the game. Guitar Hero got the first three games right in my opinions. However, once the game included other instruments it went all downhill.
I was surprised as to how much I liked Smash Hits. I didn’t expect to like it and had no interest in playing the game. Activision wound up doing a hell of a job of putting a new shine on some old songs. The set list is great and a lot of the older songs have been redone and are more of a challenge than the first time they appeared in GH.
Game Informer along with Activision has revealed an extensive list of tracks for Guitar Hero 5. The game promises 85 songs by 83 artists plus downloadable content. There are no rumors yet as to the DLC. I have very little hopes for the DLC in Guitar Hero 5.
This is where Rock Band wins out in my opinion. As a playable game, I think the guitar in Rock Band is not very challenging. However, Rock Band’s DLC is a hell of a lot better for old metal heads and classic rockers like me. The World Tour DLC has been incredibly disappointing unless you enjoyed the REM or Smashing Pumpkins bundles.
Confirmed tracks for the Guitar Hero 5 video game are as follows…
“2 Minutes to Midnight” Iron Maiden
“21st Century Schizoid Man” King Crimson
“A-Punk” Vampire Weekend
“All Along the Watchtower” Bob Dylan
“All the Pretty Faces” The Killers
“Back Round” Wolfmother
“Blue Orchid” White Stripes The White Stripes
“Brianstorm” Arctic Monkeys[
“Bring the Noise” Public Enemy Featuring Zakk Wylde
“Disconnected” Face to Face
“Done With Everything, Die for Nothing” Children of Bodom
“Judith” A Perfect Circle
“Lust for Life” Iggy Pop
“Mirror People” Love and Rockets
“No One to Depend On” (Live) Santana
“Ring of Fire” Johnny Cash
“The Rock Show” Blink-182
“Runnin’ Down a Dream” Tom Petty
“Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting” Elton John
“Send a Little Love Token” The Duke Spirit
“Sex on Fire” Kings of Leon
“Six Days a Week” The Bronx
“Superstition” Stevie Wonder
“Sympathy for the Devil” Rolling Stones The Rolling Stones
“Under Pressure” Queen and David Bowie
“What I Got” Sublime
“Wolf Like Me” TV on the Radio
The entire list of artists as confirmed by Activision is…
Band Of Horses
The White Stripes
Jimmy Eat World
Public Enemy Featuring Zakk Wylde
Queens Of The Stone Age
The Derek Trucks Band
My Morning Jacket
A Perfect Circle
Kings Of Leon
Queen & David Bowie
TV On The Radio
Scars On Broadway
The Rolling Stones
Face to Face
Children of Bodom
Rose Hill Drive
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers
Darker My Love
Love and Rockets
The Duke Spirit
Sunny Day Real Estate
Eagles Of Death Metal
Grand Funk Railroad
The game also features “Party Play”. The press release reads, “Among the first-time-ever features of Guitar Hero 5 are: Party Play, where players can jump in or drop out of gameplay seamlessly; RockFest, a comprehensive competitive experience available featuring five new head-to-head modes playable online or in your living room; and the ability to play the entire set-list from the first time the game is turned on.”
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