Guitar Hero 5 PlayStation 2 Cheats Guide

Unlock all characters, songs, and more

Guitar Hero 5 playing screen with four guitar rails and two in-game characters


Guitar Hero 5 is a musical rhythm game developed by Neversoft and published by Activision in 2009. It offers a four-person band experience, with instrument controllers available for lead and bass guitar, drums, and vocals. It also introduced several new features, including drop-in/drop-out gameplay, a competitive mode, and new avatars. Like other entries in the series, it has cheat codes that can unlock hidden effects, features, and more. Use them to turn yourself into a rock god.

This guide is for the PS2 version of Guitar Hero 5. Xbox 360 and Nintendo Wii guides are also available.

Guitar Hero 5 PS2 Cheat Codes

You can enter the codes below using the game's cheat menu and the regular buttons on the controller. The letters stand for their respective colors: R=Red, B=Blue, G=Green, and Y=Yellow.

Effect Cheat Code
Air instruments. R, R, B, Y, G, G, G, Y
Unlock all hammer-ons and pull-offs (HOPOs). G, G, B, G, G, G, Y, G
Always slide. G, G, R, R, Y, B, Y, B
Auto-kick. Y, G, R, B, B, B, B, R
Contest winner 1. G, G, R, R, Y, R, Y, B
Focus mode. Y, G, R, G, Y, B, G, G
Turn off heads-up display (HUD-free mode). G, R, G, G, Y, G, G, G
Invisible characters. G, R, Y, Y, Y, B, B, G
Performance mode. Y, Y, B, R, B, G, R, R
Unlock all characters. B, B, G, G, R, G, R, Y
Unlock all songs. B, B, R, G, G, B, B, Y
Vocal fireball. R, G, G, Y, B, G, Y, G
Star color. R, R, Y, R, B, R, R, B
Hyperspeed. G, B, R, Y, Y, R, G, G
Gem colors. B, R, R, G, R, G, R, Y
Flame color. G, R, G, B, R, R, Y, B