Guitar Hero: Van Halen
|Guitar Hero: Van Halen|
|Release date(s)||NA December 22, 2009|
AU February 17, 2010
EU February 19, 2010
|Release type||Console exclusive|
|GameID(s)||BLES00578 (IRD), BLUS30291 (IRD)|
|Quick links||Check Compatibility|
Guitar Hero: Van Halen is a music rhythm video game developed by Underground Development and published by Activision. It is the third game in the Guitar Hero series to focus on the career and songs of one rock band, Van Halen, following Guitar Hero: Aerosmith and Guitar Hero: Metallica. The game was released in retail for the PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, and Wii systems on December 22, 2009, in North America, and in February 2010 for PAL regions. However, as part of a promotion with Guitar Hero 5, the game was shipped to Guitar Hero 5 purchasers in North America prior to its retail release. The game features 25 songs from Van Halen along with 19 additional songs from selected artists that have been inspired by the group.
The game has received mostly mixed reviews from critics, most of which consider the game's quality to be greatly inferior to its predecessor, Guitar Hero: Metallica, and other games of the series. The reviewers criticized the lack of former Van Halen members Michael Anthony, Gary Cherone, and Sammy Hagar; the limited tracks selected from Van Halen's discography; the selection of other tracks included in the game; and the general lack of features introduced in the previous band-centric games and Guitar Hero 5.
No options that deviate from RPCS3's default settings are recommended for this title.
There are no reported issues with this title.
- Underground Development (Developer)
- Activision (Publisher)
- Guitar Hero (Series)
- North America (Release region)
- Australia (Release region)
- Europe (Release region)
- 2009 (Initial release year)
- Console exclusive (Release type)
- Rhythm (Genre)
- Single-player (Game mode)
- Co-op (Game mode)
- Games having IRD file(s) (GameID)
- Games with only Blu-ray version (GameID)