Guitar Hero: Van Halen

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Guitar Hero: Van Halen
Developer(s) Underground Development, Neversoft, Budcat Creations
Publisher(s) Activision
Series Guitar Hero
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) NA December 22, 2009
EU February 19, 2010
AUS February 17, 2010
Genre(s) Rhythm, Music
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4), Co-op (4), Online (8)
Input methods Wii Remote, Guitar Controller, Drum Controller, USB Microphone
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Guitar Hero: Van Halen is the third and final band-specific rhythm video game in the Guitar Hero series. As with the previous games Guitar Hero: Aerosmith and Guitar Hero: Metallica, 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 negative 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, Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony and Gary Cherone, 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.


There are no reported problems with this title.


No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this title.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Guitar Hero: Van Halen since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21453 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
r7670 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-430M @ 2.27 GHz ATI Radeon HD 5450 Very Bad, 48-52% speed, not playable. IguanaMasterz
4.0.1 Windows 7 Intel Core i5-3570K @ 4.2 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 480 Playable, I had to use every single speed boost possible to make it run at a unsteady 60FPS. Even then the song would go ahead of the track, unsynchronizing it. But no graphical glitches of any sort, just needs optimizing. Darkinferno3

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