Guitar Hero: Van Halen Free With Guitar Hero 5

Has the pressure to perform against The Beatles: Rock Band gotten to Activision? Do they lack retail confidence in Guitar Hero: Van Halen? Perhaps they simply want to give gamers a back to school gift? Just what am I talking about? When Guitar Hero 5 lauches next month, be sure to snag one of the specially marked boxes – it will net you a free copy of Guitar Hero: Van Halen.


Sounds great, but are you wondering what the catch is? Activision’s promotional page has the fine print, and… it looks like you’re getting a $60 game for nothing, granted you live in the U.S.A., pick up the specially marked Guitar Hero 5 game, and have six weeks to spare. Be sure to check out our preview of Van Halen to see exactly what you’ll be getting for free.

The most startling aspect of this deal is that Guitar Hero: Van Halen won’t be released to retail until December 22, 2009. Buying Guitar Hero 5 will actually get you Van Halen before anyone else, even if you submit your application on it’s deadline – Halloween ’09.

Draw your own conclusions on why this is happening, but as long as it’s a free game, who can really complain? Guitar Hero 5 will be out on September 1, 2009.

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  1. VAN HALEN!!!! AHHHHHHHH!!!!! Best ever! Anyway, I do not even know if I’m getting the other stuff… Seems pointless if I only want the Van Halen item. What are your opinions on this matter? No really, should I get it? The pricing is well, i do not know…sixty dollars? Never mind, I don’t need opinions anymore, NOT GETTING IT!

  2. Well, both games have a MSRP of $60 US. Taking advantage of the free Van Halen deal essentially means getting the following: 1) Guitar Hero: Van Halen before it is released, 2) Two games for the price of one, 3) An extra Guitar Hero game worth of songs. It’s up to you, but if I lived in the U.S.A., I’d definitely be jumping on this.

  3. haha funny, that’s what you get for making a guitar hero for “every” single band in existence .. but still.. do some market research or something.. who plays guitar hero? its got to be more younger audience that’s never heard of Van Halen before? also im guessing again that its not that hard to make new guitar hero games for any band since its all pretty much the same 🙂

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