Guitar Hero 5’s New Modes and (Unconfirmed) Track List

5 min read


Guitar Hero 5, despite its name, will not be the fifth Guitar Hero game. It’s been preceded by at least seventy-thousand titles bearing the guitar Hero epithet. It’s easy to see why Activision are bleeding this franchise dry; It’s netted them over $2 Billion in revenues. Shows how many people have inner rockstars they’re desperately trying to unleash.

The third full-band game from Guitar Hero World Tour and Guitar Hero Metallica developers sets out to change a few things though – There are new modes and features to specifically cater to party play; and area where the genre really shines. Party Play Mode lets people join in songs mid-game as well as switch instruments and difficulty levels on the fly, while the new Fest mode lets players battle each other at home or online for top scores. Four people can play at home and eight can play online in this competitive mode that uses momentum points. Miss a note in competition and you’ll lose momentum – correctly hit the next 20 notes to recoup it. 

Interestingly, the game will allow for any combination of instruments when playing multiplayer. All four of you want to be lead guitarists? Go right ahead. Drum Battles? Yes Please! 4 People singing? Errr…maybe not.

The game will include tracks by the likes of Tom Petty (Runnin Down a Dream) and the White Stripes (Blue Orchid), The Rolling Stones (Sympathy for the Devil), Bob Dylan (All Along The Watchtower), Santana (No One To Depend On), Johnny Cash (Ring of Fire) and Kings of Leon (Sex on Fire) – but the inclusion of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” makes it a must-buy.

See the full track list after the jump, but be aware : the list is as yet unconfirmed

  • 3 Doors Down – "Kryptonite"
  • A Perfect Circle – "Judith"
  • AFI – "Medicate"
  • Arctic Monkeys – "Brianstorm"
  • Attack! Attack! UK – "You and Me"
  • Band Of Horses – "Cigarettes, Wedding Bands"
  • Beastie Boys – "Gratitude"
  • Beck – "Gamma Ray"
  • Billy Idol – "Dancing with Myself"
  • Billy Squier – "Lonely is the Night"
  • Blink-182 – "The Rock Show"
  • Blur – "Song 2"
  • Bob Dylan – "All Along the Watchtower"
  • Bon Jovi – "You Give Love A Bad Name"
  • Brand New – "Sowing Season"
  • Bush – "Comedown"
  • Children Of Bodom – "Done With Everything, Die For Nothing"
  • Coldplay – "In My Place"
  • Darker My Love – "Blue Day"
  • Darkest Hour – "Demon(s)"
  • David Bowie – "Fame"
  • Deep Purple – "Woman From Tokyo (’99 Remix)"
  • Dire Straits – "Sultans of Swing"
  • Duran Duran – "Hungry Like The Wolf"
  • Eagles Of Death Metal – "Wannabe in L.A."
  • Elliott Smith – "L.A."
  • Elton John – "Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting"
  • Face To Face – "Disconnected"
  • Garbage – "Only Happy When It Rains"
  • Gorillaz – "Feel Good Inc."
  • Gov’t Mule – "Streamline Woman"
  • Grand Funk Railroad – "We’re an American Band"
  • Iggy Pop – "Lust For Life"
  • Iron Maiden – "2 Minutes to Midnight"
  • Jeff Beck – "Scatterbrain"
  • Jimmy Eat World – "Bleed American"
  • John Mellencamp – "Hurts So Good"
  • Johnny Cash – "Ring of Fire"
  • Kaiser Chiefs – "Never Miss a Beat"
  • King Crimson – "21st Century Schizoid Man"
  • Kings Of Leon – "Sex on Fire"
  • Kiss – "Shout it Out Loud"
  • Love and Rockets – "Mirror People"
  • Megadeth – "Sweating Bullets"
  • Mötley Crüe – "Looks That Kill"
  • Muse – "Plug in Baby"
  • My Morning Jacket – "One Big Holiday"
  • Nirvana – "Lithium"
  • Nirvana – "Smells Like Teen Spirit"
  • No Doubt – "Ex-Girlfriend"
  • Peter Frampton – "Do You Feel Like We Do (Live)"
  • Public Enemy Featuring Zakk Wylde – "Bring the Noise 20xx"
  • Queen & David Bowie – "Under Pressure"
  • Queens Of The Stone Age – "Make it With Chu"
  • Rammstein – "Du Hast"
  • Rose Hill Drive – "Sneak Out"
  • Rush – "The Spirit of Radio (Live, 2008)"
  • Santana – "No One To Depend On (Live)"
  • Scars On Broadway – "They Say"
  • Screaming Trees – "Nearly Lost You"
  • Smashing Pumpkins – "Bullet With Butterfly Wings"
  • Sonic Youth – "Incinerate"
  • Spacehog – "In the Meantime"
  • Stevie Wonder – "Superstition"
  • Sublime – "What I Got"
  • Sunny Day Real Estate – "Seven"
  • T. Rex – "20th Century Boy"
  • The Bronx – "Six Days a Week"
  • The Derek Trucks Band – "Younk Funk"
  • The Duke Spirit – "Send a Little Love Token"
  • The Killers – "All the Pretty Faces"
  • The Police – "So Lonely"
  • The Raconteurs – "Steady As She Goes"
  • The Rolling Stones – "Sympathy for the Devil"
  • The Sword – "Maiden, Mother & Crone"
  • The White Stripes – "Blue Orchid"
  • Thin Lizzy – "Jailbreak"
  • Thrice – "Deadbolt"
  • Tom Petty – "Runnin’ Down a Dream"
  • Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers – "American Girl"
  • TV On The Radio – "Wolf Like Me"
  • Vampire Weekend – "A-Punk"
  • Weezer – "Why Bother?"
  • Wild Cherry – "Play That Funky Music"
  • Wolfmother – "Back Round"
  • Source : Joystiq

    Last Updated: July 9, 2009

    Geoffrey Tim

    Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

    Check Also

    The Boomsday Project is Hearthstone’s next expansion, out in August

    Hearthstone’s current landscape will son be altered once again with the next evolution of …