Guitar Hero 5
UK Deal: Buy Guitar Hero 5 Bundle, Get World Tour Free
Written Saturday, August 22, 2009 By Dan Webb
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In a similar vein to the Guitar Hero 5 & Van Halen deal in the US, the UK are now getting in on the act, although it may not be a deal of similar stature, but that's open to debate. have recently amended their Guitar Hero 5 listing to include the promotion; buy the Guitar Hero 5 bundle, get Guitar Hero World Tour (standalone) free.

Whilst the game may not be as new as Guitar Hero: Van Halen - which the US are getting, the title does feature a lot more tracks (86 compared to the 48 tracks in Van Halen), but you do need to buy the bundle ... and it really doesn't help Guitar Hero addicts who adopted early.

Either way, better than a kick in the teeth, right?


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Comment #1 by UK Dennis
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 05:49:00 PM
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shame ive allready bought GHWT and its a shame GH5 has such a crappy setlist imo

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Comment #2 by sterilefish
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 05:50:51 PM
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hmm, a game that i bought on release a year ago, versus a game that hasnt even been released, this is a poor attempt by activision to try to show that their global market matters..i might get 5 for the new features, but no othe GH game will get my money after

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Comment #3 by Son of a xBilfx
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 05:50:55 PM
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Pretty good offer shame I don't need the bundle but pretty cool if you haven't played GH yet.

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Comment #4 by Drewbles
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 05:51:04 PM
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most GH fans would have already got world tour or already own a bundle so buying that would be best for a newcomer or someone replacing their instruments.

They should just give up, songs not on RB will eventually come out anyway. ive given up on GH, its annoying me now.

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Comment #5 by SuperWoody64
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 05:53:12 PM
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GH sucks.
I could see releasing 6 games in the span of a year if they were moving the game forward. These games are getting progressively worse, it's tony hawk all over again.

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Comment #6 by samhogy
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 05:53:13 PM
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Would prefer Van Halen instead of a game most GH players will already have. Bit of a silly gesture considering a Guitar Hero 5 full band SKU isn't being released. So to buy a full band you will end up with two copies of World Tour.

Still, you could probably trade in the standalone version against Van Halen.

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Comment #7 by OmarStyles9
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 06:06:21 PM
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FAIL. Van Halen deal worldwide, would have made buying GH5 much more enticing, but World Tour is simply not good enough.

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Comment #8 by EVUL DAVE
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 06:28:19 PM
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Well, look at it this way: I've seen people complain because they traded in GHWT already and won't be able to do the export. This deal would be pretty good for anyone like that, or someone who got the game free and felt generous enough to give it/the code away so someone else could export.

Not as good as the GHVH deal though. I could've sworn I saw an announcement for UK gamers that said VH would come with the GH5 guitar-only bundle?

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Comment #9 by Bman54
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 06:30:58 PM
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I'm sure World Tour's better than Van Halen overall, so I guess the UK gets the better deal. :(

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Comment #10 by Coadster1
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 06:45:10 PM
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I'm GLAD I live in the U.S., where we get Van Halen instead of World Tour, since I already have World Tour.

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Comment #11 by Link0913
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 07:44:19 PM
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@#7 sorry you fail, the UK wasn't expecting crap, so being able to trade something in is worth it

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Comment #12 by Ix iDARKSTAR xI
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 08:10:45 PM
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@11 GHWT will now be worthless after this offer was announced. YOU FAIL.

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Comment #13 by radriku
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 08:14:51 PM
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World Tour has more songs and its importable, UK 1 - US nil
(Guitar Hero wise)

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Comment #14 by Nightbeam
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 08:19:47 PM
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I was just going to borrow this from a friend to get the song list for GH:5

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Comment #15 by JedEgan
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 08:20:39 PM
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Shitty offer for me, have World Tour since release. Was really hoping to get Van Halen free rather than a nearly year old game.

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Comment #16 by RemcoGamer95
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 08:50:22 PM
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Totally agreed With #15

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Comment #17 by JFAUDEL
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 09:11:47 PM
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@9 are you high?

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Comment #18 by silentbob0
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 10:41:37 PM
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This deal would have been ok, except for the fact that GHWT is one of the worst rhythm games released so far. And making you buy even more crappy plastic guitars? - no thanks.

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Comment #19 by SengIV
Saturday, August 22, 2009 @ 10:49:19 PM
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Stop. Fucking. BITCHING!

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Comment #20 by Roo 55564
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 12:00:58 AM
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pfft that doesnt help me 1 bit

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Comment #21 by arn0ld93
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 12:26:59 AM
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haha why do they want to sell it so bad first free van halen now this

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Comment #22 by good ol boy366
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 12:43:14 AM
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this. X1000

would you rather they not offer you guys nothing?

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Comment #23 by adriano28
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 12:49:52 AM
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a good offer i have to admit. But my cousin has got world tour so ill just borrow it off of him.

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Comment #24 by Aberrant Simon
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 02:43:30 AM
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Comment #25 by Exodist
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 04:01:45 AM
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Lame compared to what America get.

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Comment #26 by rowtheboat
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 04:33:26 AM
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but one shit game and get another shit game free

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Comment #27 by Tim1601
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 05:05:26 AM
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When the hell is Australia gonna get a deal? I don't have any guitar heros yet (I've planned on getting gh5 bundle in hope that the drums may be less prone to breaking than wt) and i'd love to get any sort of bonus game with it.

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Comment #28 by EvilPuggy
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 05:31:52 AM
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oooh I better check out that van halen deal...
but you know world tour sells for $20 on eBay or Amazon, while Van Halen sells for like $60 since it hasn't come out yet...
sorry UK ^_~
better luck next time!

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Comment #29 by SpudsOfSteel
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 08:17:53 AM
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lets be honest here .....
chances are if you plan to buy GH5 you probably already bought GHWT.
Im Sorry UK but Im very glad to be living in the USA right now.

it seems to me they finally figured out GHWT was a Failure considering it ripped off RockBand, and even RockBand1 did it better.
Yes RB came out Before GHWT

I guess thats what happens when there are too many UNSOLD copies of a Crappy GH game gathering Dust.

I know lets see I think we should give a copy of a game everyone has already bought for free, because they buy the replacement game for the one they already bought.

I personally think the UK is getting really screwed here... Sorry guys but this is definatly a good time to Immigrate to the USA..... JKN(Just Kinng, JOKING) as its not worth it just because of the fre

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Comment #30 by SpudsOfSteel
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 08:19:04 AM
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I personally think the UK is getting really screwed here... Sorry guys but this is definatly a good time to Immigrate to the USA..... JKN(Just Kinng, JOKING) as its not worth it just because of the free game. Besides you get that Great GHWT game... Choke lol

But I am totally stoked I dont have to waste money on buying another retarded GH Title band game.
GH AeroSmith was ok, I personally hated Metalica, and I dont mind Van Halen, so hopefully it will be good.
after all I cant complain too much I get it free.

where as lots of other people will need to buy it at its overly inflated price.

Personally I would rather have more music I dont have than Music I already Have.

Just another Example of How Desperate Activision is to try and Push a crappy game into a market that is ove

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Comment #31 by SpudsOfSteel
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 08:20:05 AM
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Just another Example of How Desperate Activision is to try and Push a crappy game into a market that is oversaturated with a new release every 3-6weeks

7 games all tied to the same franchise is a bit overkill for a single year.... give me importable DLC weekly make a new game yearly fine but for the love of MUSIC, stop releasing so much rehashed crap over and over again, the general population cant afford multiple hundreds to thousands of dollors just for a music game franchise.

PS thank you for giving me GHVanHalen for free.
the first truely right thing you(activision)have done.

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Comment #32 by Opayk
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 09:03:04 AM
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I have to buy the guitar aswell? Why? I already have one! No deal, guys.

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Comment #33 by monleypunk28
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 11:14:01 AM
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no doubt the US has a better deal, but at least they are giving something to them

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Comment #34 by iruhlman
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 11:21:45 AM
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@ # 12

it was already worthless

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Comment #35 by HushyPuppyDoggy
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 11:33:55 AM
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Anyone know when Guitar Hero 6 is coming out??

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Comment #36 by Shinnbob
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 11:44:24 AM
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Yes, because 90% of people buying the game haven't already got World Tour, and also dont have guitars dotted around their rooms from RB/GH games. At least getting Van Halen free is genius and a bargain. Having to buy a guitar as well as GH5 just to get an out of date game that you can get for $20 preowned is a bit of a wasted offer really.....

Offer Van Halen here in the UK free and we mr guitar hero will talk. Otherwise, its RB for me ;)

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Comment #37 by Hatchh
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 12:15:12 PM
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What does Canada get? :(

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Comment #38 by MuRpH159
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 02:31:57 PM
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canada gets a big hug if they buy guitar hero 5

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Comment #39 by samhogy
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 05:25:26 PM
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It's interesting to see the way the two franchises work. Rock Band's releases have went: RB1, RB2, Beatles, Lego and is supported weekly by DLC.

With Guitar Hero, well, you have 1,2,3, Aeroshit, 80s, WT, Metallica, Greatest/Smash Hits, 5, Van Halen.

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Comment #40 by radriku
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 05:32:27 PM
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@37 For some reason I got Guitar Hero Smash Hits here in Canada.

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Comment #41 by Craigimuss
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 06:55:35 PM
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LOL at Aeroshit

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Comment #42 by Mordhaus
Sunday, August 23, 2009 @ 10:25:48 PM
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Comment #43 by ERIKDOTCOM
Monday, August 24, 2009 @ 09:42:42 PM
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Sigh... Neversoft/Activision ruining another series. First TH, now GH...

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