Guitar Hero 5

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  • Cheat mode

    At the main menu, select "Options", "Cheats", "Enter New Cheat", then enter one of the following codes to unlock the corresponding cheat option. If you entered the code correctly, a message will appear.

      Unlock All Characters

      Press Blue(2), Green(2), Red, Green, Red, Yellow.

      Auto Kick

      Press Yellow, Green, Red, Blue(4), Red. This mode automatically plays the bass pedal for the drummer. It has no effect online. Alternately, hit 200 non-cymbal notes on the "Mirror People" song at the Angel's Crypt venue as a drummer. Note: Fills do not count towards the total. This code prevents trophies from being earned.

      Always Slide

      Press Green(2), Red(2), Yellow, Blue, Yellow, Blue. This mode turns all guitar notes (not chords) into touch pad sliding notes connected by purple lines. It has no effect online. Alternately, hit 230 tap notes on the "Du Hast" song at the Neon Oasis venue as a guitarist. Note: This code prevents trophies from being earned.

      All HOPOs

      Press Green(2), Blue, Green(3), Yellow, Green. This mode changes almost all notes into hammer-on/pull-off notes. Alternately, whammy sustain notes on the "Hurts So Good" song for at least 25 seconds total at the Club Boson venue as a guitarist.

      Focus Mode

      Press Yellow, Green, Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, Green(2). This mode blacks out the background. Alternately, hit 265 tom-tom notes on the "Brianstorm" song at the Golden Gate venue as a drummer to unlock Focus mode under the "Extras" menu.

      Performance Mode

      Press Yellow(2), Blue, Red, Blue, Green, Red(2). This mode removes the track and HUD. Alternately, get a band multiplier with two players for 42 seconds on the "Bleed American" song at The Aqueduct venue to unlock Performance mode under the "Extras" menu.

      HUD Free Mode

      Press Green, Red, Green(2), Yellow, Green(3). This mode removes the rock meter, star power gauge, and score display. Alternately, get "Excellent" on 75 consecutive phrases on the "Bring The Noise 20XX" song at the Neon Oasis venue as a vocalist to unlock HUD Free mode under "Extras" menu.

      Invisible Characters

      Press Green, Red, Yellow(3), Blue(2), Green.

      Air Instruments

      Press Red(2), Blue, Yellow, Green(3), Yellow. This mode makes all instruments almost invisible; however, the guitar strings can still be seen. Alternately, strum at least 340 chords on the "Sultans Of Swing" song at the O'Connel's Corner venue as a guitarist.

      Contest Winner 1

      Press Green(2), Red(2), Yellow, Red, Yellow, Blue.

      Absolutely Nothing

      Press Red(2), Green(2), Blue(2), Yellow(2).

  • Wormhole Quickplay mode venue

    Get a 4X multiplier for 50 seconds on the "Play That Funky Music" song at the Sideshow venue as a guitarist to unlock the Wormhole Quickplay mode venue. Note: This venue is required for The Grand Tour.

  • Bonus characters

    Successfully complete the indicated task in Career mode to unlock the corresponding character:

      Carlos Santana: Successfully complete the "No One To Depend On (Live)" song.
      FrankenRocker: Successfully complete the Diamond challenge for A-Punk on bass.
      Johnny Cash: Successfully complete the "Ring Of Fire" song.
      Kurt Cobain: Successfully complete the "Smells Like Teen Spirit" song.
      Matt Bellamy: Successfully complete the "Plug In Baby" song.
      Shadow: Get a 600 note streak on the "Lust For Life (Live)" song.
      Shirley Manson: Successfully complete the "I'm Only Happy When It Rains" song.
      Skeleton: Successfully complete the Platinum or Diamond drum challenge for the "Brianstorm" song.
      The Golden God: Successfully complete the Platinum or Diamond challenge for The God Of Rock's Final Challenge.

  • Alternate costumes

    Successfully complete the indicated song challenge to unlock the corresponding costume for the pre-made character:

      Axel Steel's Battle Scar costume: "Medicate" challenge
      Axel Steel's Hog Wild costume: "Send A Little Love Token" challenge
      Axel Steel's Shoulder Blades costume: "Sympathy For The Devil" challenge
      Casey Lynch's Flying Trapeze costume: "Superstition" challenge
      Casey Lynch's Monochrome Maiden costume: "So Lonely" challenge
      Casey Lynch's Sharpshooter costume: "In My Place" challenge
      Clive Winston's Deer Scout costume: "Sneak Out" challenge
      Clive Winston's Persuader costume: "Blue Orchid" challenge
      Clive Winston's Sugar Daddy costume: "Shout It Out Loud" challenge
      Eddie Knox's Casual Wednesday costume: "Gamma Ray" challenge
      Eddie Knox's Crusier costume: "Make It Wit Chu" challenge
      Eddie Knox's Suede Spade costume: "Six Days A Week" challenge
      Izzy Sparks' Impresario costume: "Feel Good Inc." challenge
      Izzy Sparks' Sideshow costume: "Scatterbrain" challenge
      Izzy Sparks' Stiki costume: "Jailbreak" challenge
      Johnny Napalm's 1976 costume: "Judith" challenge
      Johnny Napalm's Generation Zzyzx costume: "Looks That Kill" challenge
      Johnny Napalm's Suburban Snot costume: "Fame" challenge
      Judy Nails' Big Knee Pin costume: "Gratitude" challenge
      Judy Nails' Mall Chic costume: "Runnin' Down A Dream" challenge
      Judy Nails' The Riot Starts Here costume: "You Give Love A Bad Name" challenge
      Lars Umlaut's Grendel costume: "All Along The Watchtower" challenge
      Lars Umlaut's Soldier of Farce costume: "In The Meantime" challenge
      Lars Umlaut's Valhalla costume: "We're An American Band" challenge
      Pandora's Gretel costume: "Steady, As She Goes" challenge
      Pandora's State of Fluxus costume: "Back Round" challenge
      Pandora's Strapped costume: "L.A." challenge

  • Trophies

    Successfully complete one of the following tasks to get a trophy:

      Above And Beyond (Bronze): Complete a song with an average individual multiplier above 4x.
      All Four Bass Are Belong to Us (Bronze): Play a song with 4 Bass Guitarists.
      Barbershop (Bronze): Play a song with 4 Vocalists.
      Box Set (Bronze): Complete 100 songs in Quickplay.
      Challenge of the Supergroup (Bronze): Complete 5 band challenges at Gold or better.
      Chanteuse (Bronze): 5 Star 'Ex-Girlfriend', 'Send A Little Love Token' and 'Only Happy When It Rains' as a Vocalist.
      Crank It Up To 11 (Silver): Achieve a maxed out band multiplier as a standard band.
      Crowd Pleaser (Bronze): Fill your Rock Meter all the way.
      Customizer (Bronze): Create a custom instrument.
      Drumline (Bronze): Play a song with 4 Drummers.
      Explore the Studio Space (Bronze): Read 5 Tooltips in GHMix.
      Fest Quartet Quest (Bronze): Play 10 4-Player RockFest Mode games of any type.
      Going Diamond (Silver): Complete 50 of the challenges at Diamond.
      Going Gold (Silver): Complete 50 of the challenges at Gold or better.
      Going Platinum (Silver): Complete 50 of the challenges at Platinum or better.
      Iron Lungs (Bronze): Complete a 25-phrase streak as a Vocalist.
      Juke Box (Bronze): Complete 300 songs in Quickplay.
      Me'nage a` Huit (Bronze): Play an online match with 8 players, all on the same instrument.
      No Mistakes Allowed (Bronze): Streak through the entirety of a song in Quickplay or Career.
      Our Powers Combined (Bronze): As a 4 player standard band, all 4 players activate Star Power simultaneously.
      Outgoing (Bronze): Complete 25 Pro Face Off matches online (Win or Lose).
      Platinum Trophy (Platinum): Earn all of the Bronze, Silver and Gold Trophies in Guitar Hero 5.
      Play It To The Bone (Bronze): Make and complete a setlist which is at least 1 hour long.
      Producer (Bronze): Create a music studio song.
      Quadruple Threat (Silver): Complete at least one challenge for every instrument at Gold level or better.
      Representative (Bronze): Complete a sponsor gig challenge at Diamond level.
      Rising Star (Bronze): Collect 101 Stars in Career.
      Rocktopus (Bronze): Make a standard 8 player Band v Band match online, win or lose.
      Sampler Plate (Silver): Play at least one song in Quickplay, Career and each Competitive game type.
      Score Big (Bronze): Earn 500,000 points in a single song as a solo act.
      Score Bigger (Bronze): Earn 1,000,000 points in a single song as a solo act or band.
      Score Biggest (Silver): Earn 3,000,000 points in a single song as a band.
      Senior Commander (Bronze): Earn 5 or more Stars on a song in Career or Quickplay.
      Shooting Star (Bronze): Collect 303 Stars in Career.
      Star Cluster (Gold): Collect 808 Stars in Career.
      String Quartet (Bronze): Play a song with 4 Lead Guitarists.
      Super Star (Silver): Collect 505 Stars in Career.
      Synchronized (Bronze): Complete 20 Band Moments.
      The Fabricated Four (Bronze): Create a band of 4 created rockers and play a song with them locally in Career or Quickplay.
      The Grand Tour (Silver): Unlock every venue in the world, and then some.
      The Streak (Bronze): Complete a 1001 note streak.
      What's an LP? (Bronze): Complete 14 songs in Quickplay.
      What's New? (Bronze): Complete any tutorial's lesson on a new feature.
      You Want More? (Bronze): Play 5 encore gigs.
      Young Star (Bronze): Collect 25 Stars in Career.

    Additionally, there are five secret trophies:

      Did You Finish Like We Did? (Bronze): Came alive.
      Open Minded (Silver): Gave every one a chance.
      Over 9000! (Bronze): Went super.
      Starstruck (Bronze): Had a brush with celebrity.
      The Traditional (Silver): Complete Career mode.

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