Metascore
71

Mixed or average reviews - based on 4 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Guitar Hero's fifth installment is easily the most accessible.
  2. Despite being a bit burned out on the whole music-game craze, Guitar Hero 5's new features and ear-pleasing track list had me strumming and drumming on the plastic instrument peripherals all over again...and having a great time doing it.
  3. Although it may seem that Guitar Hero 5 is just an update of the last year edition, the truth is that the new features, the improvements in the interface and the track list make it the best installment of the series in the last years.
User Score
2.3

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 5 out of 5
  1. May 16, 2015
    1
    I can guess that Guitar Hero games on the PS2 suck because of the removed features, choppy graphics, and long loading times. Don't buy any PS2I can guess that Guitar Hero games on the PS2 suck because of the removed features, choppy graphics, and long loading times. Don't buy any PS2 ported Guitar Hero game, it's not worth it. Play only the Xbox 360 and Playstation 3 games. Full Review »
  2. Sep 5, 2012
    2
    Turd is a case...this is just a normal turd this is a long solid one. This game isn't worth just playing the songs. Rent if you have anyTurd is a case...this is just a normal turd this is a long solid one. This game isn't worth just playing the songs. Rent if you have any patience because of the loading screen and how many they are. This is just a giant piece of **** for ps2 users Full Review »
  3. Jul 6, 2012
    3
    This is a terrible, terrible port. The graphics are horrible. All the modes on here are just the bare basics of the 360 and PS3 versions.This is a terrible, terrible port. The graphics are horrible. All the modes on here are just the bare basics of the 360 and PS3 versions. Everything takes forever to load. All the songs are unlocked at the beginning, so no challenge at all. The tour mode thing is literally all the songs in difficulty order, with nothing else added. Almost all the features from the 360/PS3 are gone. No online anything. I don't get it. If Rock Band could make a decent port, why couldn't this? Full Review »