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Cheat Codes

Cheat mode

Enter one of the following code at the "Cheats" menu to unlock the corresponding cheat option.

All characters

Enter Blue(2), Green(2), Red, Green, Red, Yellow as a code.

Invisible characters

Enter Green, Red, Yellow(3), Blue, (2), Green as a code.

Air instruments

Enter Red(2), Blue, Yellow, Green(3), Yellow as a code.


Enter Green(2), Blue, Green(3), Yellow, Green as a code.

Always Slide

Enter Green(2), Red(2), Yellow, Blue, Yellow, Blue as a code.


Enter Yellow, Green, Red, Blue(4), Red as a code.

Contest winner 1

Enter Green(2), Red(2), Yellow, Red, Yellow, Blue as a code.

Focus mode

Enter Yellow, Green, Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, Green(2) as a code.

HUD Free mode

Enter Green, Red, Green(2), Yellow, Green(3) as a code.

Performance mode

Enter Yellow(2), Blue, Red, Blue, Green, Red(2) as a code.

Absolutely Nothing

Enter Red(2), Green(2), Blue(2), Yellow(2) as a code.


All HOPOs cheat

Whammy sustain notes on "Hurts So Good" for at least 25 seconds total at the Club Boson venue as a guitarist. When this cheat is activated, almost all notes will be changed into a hammer-on/pull-off note.

All Slider Gems cheat

Hit 230 tap notes on "Du Hast" at the Neon Oasis venue as a guitarist. When this cheat is activated, all single notes are changed into slider/tap notes.

Auto Kick cheat

Hit 200 non-cymbal notes on "Mirror People" at the Angel's Crypt venue as a drummer. Note: Fills do not count towards the total. When this cheat is activated, all kick bass notes are played automatically.

Air Instruments mode in "Extras" menu

Strum at least 340 chords on "Sultans of Swing" at the O'Connel's Corner venue as a guitarist. In this mode, instruments will be almost invisible, however the guitar strings will still be seen.

Focus mode in "Extras" menu

Hit 265 tom-tom notes on "Brianstorm" at the Golden Gate venue as a drummer. This mode blacks out the background.

HUD-free mode in "Extras" menu

Get "Excellent" on 75 consecutive phrases on "Bring The Noise 20XX" at the Neon Oasis venue as a vocalist. This mode removes the rock meter, star power gauge, and score display.
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Performance mode in "Extras" menu

Get a band multiplier with two players for 42 seconds on "Bleed American" at The Aqueduct venue. This mode removes the track and HUD.

Wormhole Quickplay mode venue

Get a 4X multiplier for 50 seconds on "Play That Funky Music" at the Sideshow venue as a guitarist. Note: This venue is required for The Grand Tour.

Guest characters

Complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding guest.

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

Alternate costumes

Complete the indicated song challenge to unlock the corresponding costumes for the pre-made characters.

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


Nirvana references

Play the song "Smells Like Teen Spirit". Look at the bassist. Notice he is wearing the same outfit Kurt Cobain wore in the music video for "Smells Like Teen Spirit". Also, the drummer bears a strong resemblance to Dave Grohl (the then drummer for Nirvana).


Complete the following tasks to unlock PlayStation3 trophy rewards.

Above And Beyond (Bronze): Complete a song with an average individual multiplier above 4x.
All Four Bass Are Belong to Us (Bronze): Play a song with 4 Bass Guitarists.
Barbershop (Bronze): Play a song with 4 Vocalists.
Box Set (Bronze): Complete 100 songs in Quickplay.
Challenge of the Supergroup (Bronze): Complete 5 band challenges at Gold or better.
Chanteuse (Bronze): 5 Star 'Ex-Girlfriend', 'Send A Little Love Token' and 'Only Happy When It Rains' as a Vocalist.
Crowd Pleaser (Bronze): Fill your Rock Meter all the way.
Drumline (Bronze): Play a song with 4 Drummers.
Explore the Studio Space (Bronze): Read 5 Tooltips in GHMix.
Fest Quartet Quest (Bronze): Play 10 4-Player RockFest Mode games of any type.
Iron Lungs (Bronze): Complete a 25-phrase streak as a Vocalist.
The Fabricated Four (Bronze): Create 4 rockers of your own and play a song with them locally in Career or Quickplay.
No Mistakes Allowed (Bronze): Streak through the entirety of a song in Quickplay or Career.
Ménage à Huit (Bronze): Play an online match with 8 players, all on the same instrument.
Outgoing (Bronze): Complete 25 Pro Face Off matches online (Win or Lose).
Play It To The Bone (Bronze): Make and complete a setlist which is at least 1 hour long.
Producer (Bronze): Create a music studio song.
Rising Star (Bronze): Collect 101 Stars in Career.
Rocktopus (Bronze): Make a standard 8-player Band v Band match online, win or lose.
Score Big (Bronze): Earn 500,000 points in a single song as a solo act.
Score Bigger (Bronze): Earn 1,000,000 points in a single song as a solo act or band.
Senior Commander (Bronze): Earn 5 or more Stars on a song in Career or Quickplay.
Shooting Star (Bronze): Collect 303 Stars in Career.
Customizer (Bronze): Create a custom instrument.
Our Powers Combined (Bronze): As a 4 player standard band, all 4 players activate Star Power simultaneously.
String Quartet (Bronze): Play a song with 4 Lead Guitarists.
Representative (Bronze): Complete a sponsor gig challenge at Diamond level.
Synchronized (Bronze): Complete 20 Band Moments.
The Streak (Bronze): Complete a 1001 note streak.
What's an LP? (Bronze): Complete 14 songs in Quickplay.
You Want More? (Bronze): Play 5 encore gigs.
Young Star (Bronze): Collect 25 Stars in Career.
What's New? (Bronze): Complete any tutorial's lesson on a new feature.
Crank It Up To 11 (Silver): Achieve a maxed out band multiplier as a standard band.
Going Diamond (Silver): Complete 50 of the challenges at Diamond.
Going Gold (Silver): Complete 50 of the challenges at Gold or better.
Going Platinum (Silver): Complete 50 of the challenges at Platinum or better.
Juke Box (Silver): Complete 300 songs in Quickplay.
Quadruple Threat (Silver): Complete at least one challenge for every instrument at Gold level or better.
Sampler Plate (Silver): Play at least one song in Quickplay, Career and each Competitive game type.
Score Biggest (Silver): Earn 3,000,000 points in a single song as a band.
Super Star (Silver): Collect 505 Stars in Career.
The Grand Tour (Silver): Unlock every venue in the world, and then some.
Star Cluster (Gold): Collect 808 Stars in Career.
Platinum Trophy (Platinum): Earn all of the Bronze, Silver and Gold Trophies in Guitar Hero 5.

Additionally there are five secret trophies.

Did You Finish Like We Did? (Bronze): Get 95% of the way through 'Do You Feel Like We Do? (Live)'.
Over 9000! (Bronze): Earn over 9000 points in a single Star Power deployment.
Starstruck (Bronze): Meet all of the celebrity guests.
The Traditional (Silver): Complete Career Mode.
Open Minded (Silver): Complete each on-disc song at least once (Career, Competitive, or Quickplay).


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