Xbox 360 Guitar Hero 5 Cheats


Aug 26, 2012
Below you will find Guitar Hero 5 cheats. Cheats typically create an advantage beyond normal gameplay, usually to make the game easier.

Guitar Hero 5 Unlockables/Cheats

First, go to "Options" to select "Cheats", then proceed to "Enter New Cheat" and enter one of the following codes to unlock the indicated cheat option. A message will be displayed if you entered the code correctly.

BLUE(2), GREEN(2), RED, GREEN, RED, YELLOW - Unlock all characters

YELLOW, GREEN, RED, BLUE(4), RED - Auto kick (This mode plays the bass pedal for the drummer automatically. It doesn't have any effect online. Alternately, hit 200 non-cymbal notes on the "Mirror People" song at the Angel's Crypt venue as a drummer.)

GREEN(2), RED(2), YELLOW, BLUE, YELLOW, BLUE - Always Slide (This mode turns all guitar notes (not chords) into touch pad sliding notes connected by purple lines. It doesn't have any effect online. Alternately, hit 230 tap notes on the "Du Hast" song at the Neon Oasis venue as a guitarist.)

RED(2), BLUE, YELLOW, GREEN(3), YELLOW - Air instruments (This mode makes all instruments almost invisible; however, the guitar strings can still be seen.)

GREEN(2), BLUE, GREEN(3), YELLOW, GREEN - All hammer-ons and pull-offs (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.)

GREEN(2), RED(2), YELLOW, RED, YELLOW, BLUE - Contest winner 1

YELLOW, GREEN, RED, GREEN, YELLOW, BLUE, GREEN(2) - Focus mode (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.)

GREEN, RED, GREEN(2), YELLOW, GREEN(3) - Clean screen (no HUD) mode (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.)

GREEN, RED, YELLOW(3), BLUE(2), GREEN - Invisible characters

YELLOW(2), BLUE, RED, BLUE, GREEN, RED(2) - Performance mode (This mode removes the track and HUD. 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.)

Special characters
Perform the indicated task in Career mode to unlock the corresponding character:

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

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

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