Contents



[top]Overview

Players: 1-4
Online Trophies: No
Cheat Codes Affect Trophies: Yes, refer to end of Guide, "Always Drum Fill", "Always Slide" and"Auto Kick"
Estimated Time to Platinum: Depends on Skill Level
Minimum Playthroughs: At least 4 1/2 playthroughs
Trophy Difficulty: 9.7/10
Collectible Trophies:
Missable Trophies:
Glitched Trophies:


[top]Tips & Strategies



[top]Cheats, Glitches, & Exploits



[top]Roadmap



[top]Trophies

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Platinum Artist
Earn all of the Bronze, Silver and Gold Trophies in Guitar Hero Van Halen.

A majority of these trophies should be easy to obtain. The few that may keep you from getting the are the trophies related to obtaining 5 stars (on Expert) for each Van Halen song with each instrument. As with any game just practice, practice, practice.

[top]
Break that String
You completed the song 'I Want It All' as Eddie playing guitar.

First, unlock Eddie by obtaining 100 stars in the Guitar Career.
Then, set your character to Eddie complete the song and you have a shiny new bronze trophy.

[top]
I have a Sound System
You created a band named 'Van Halen.'

You do not have create a "new" band and name it Van Halen. Rather, just modify the name of your existing band to "Van Halen", and once the trophy unlocks just switch it back to whatever the default was.

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Have You Seen His Grades?
Complete a tutorial level.

Pick any tutorial under Career Mode and go through it in its entirety. You can't simply enter a tutorial and exit it immediately (although a red X will shop up in the box implying that you have done this tutorial. In fact, the red X will be replaced by a green check mark once you have fully completed that tutorial

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It's Alive
Unlock Eddie's Frankenstein Guitar.

Obtain 80 stars in the guitar career [any difficulty] and this will unlock.

*Note: it will not be playable after unlocking. You still must purchase it in order to rock out with it.

**Thanks to Azakos for this information.

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Beaten
You won a guest artist song playing with Eddie.

First, you must unlock Eddie by obtaining 100 stars in Guitar Career Mode.
Then, select Eddie and complete any non-Van Halen song.

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The Ice Cream Man
You won a guest artist song playing with Dave.

First, you must unlock Dave by obtaining 100 stars in Vocal Career Mode.
Then, select Dave and complete any non-Van Halen song.

[top]
Respect the Wind
You won a guest artist song playing with Alex.

First, you must unlock Alex by obtaining 100 stars in Drum Career Mode.
Then, select Alex and complete any non-Van Halen song.

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Can I Borrow a Quarter?
You created a custom guitar.

After either creating a new rocker, or going in to edit a current rocker, click on Instruments and then Guitar and then Workshop. Feel free to take the time to fine tune your axe or just hit random (like I did). Once you hit save, the trophy should unlock.

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Bang Your Gong
Created a custom drum set.

After either creating a new rocker, or going in to edit a current rocker, click on instruments and then Drums and then Workshop. Feel free to take the time to trick out your toms or just hit random (like I did). Once you hit save, the trophy should unlock.

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Ouch!!
Created a custom tattoo.

From the main menu click on:
Backstage>Rock Star Creator>Create New>Body>Tatoos>EDIT>Tattoos.

Feel free to take the time to personalize your ink and add as many layers as you like. Once you hit save, the trophy should unlock.

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Brown Sound
You rocked out as classic Eddie.

Play any song from the "The Early Years" Setlist on Guitar.

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Diamond Dave
You rocked out as classic Dave.

Play any song from the "The Early Years" Setlist on Microphone.

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King Arthur
You rocked out as classic Alex.

Play any song from the "The Early Years" Setlist on Drums.

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Born to Rock
You rocked out as classic Wolfgang.

Play any song from the "The Early Years" Setlist on Bass.

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You Really Got Me
You won a song as a band with Eddie, Alex, and Wolfgang.

The key here is to neglect the vocals. If you start a Band Career (since it will default to these three characters) and play the first song with someone on Bass, Guitar and Drums this trophy will unlock.

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Intruder
Complete the career intro.

Start a career on any instrument [any difficulty]. After the opening cut sceen you will play 1 song [Panama] and then an Encore [Runnin' With The Devil] and this trophy will unlock. Then you will be free to continue your career as you see fit, as you had no choice up untill this point.

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Van Halen
Complete a career on Beginner.

***see Diver Down***
An easier alternative is to start a vocal career on Beginner and place the microphone in front of a fan or other device with a constant ouput. You will 5 star every song this way and be on your way to this easy (but time consuming) trophy

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Every Band Wants Some!!
Complete a song in a full band. (4 player band)

This can be done locally or online. Keep in mind you must "complete" the song as it will not unlock upon starting the song (like some previous Guitar hero trophies). This may be difficult to do alone even with all instruments in your possesion.

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They Ran With the Devil
All band members hit a 50 note streak at the same time. (4 player band)

***see Somebody Get Them A Doctor***

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Somebody Get Them A Doctor
Hit 100% of the notes in a song as a band. (4 player band)

Since it doesn't specify a difficulty, you may as well get some friends together and attempt this on Beginner or Easy difficulty.

I think the easiest (shortest) song to do this on is “Master Exploder” by Tenacious D because there arent many notes to hit on drums and bass.
(Does not apply to "They Ran With the Devil" trophy)

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Atomic Power Punk
All band members activate Star Power at the same time. (4 player band)

**see Hung High**

[top]
Hung High
All band members earn an 8x multiplier at the same time. (4 player band)

While all players have a 4x multiplier going, activate star power in unison.

Note: If I find you online, please don't be the Band Reject who keeps messing this one up for everyone.

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EVH
Unlock all of the Van Halen instruments

To get this trophy you must first obtain the "Unchained Trophy" and then collect an additional 100 stars in the Band Career
Note: 100 stars is easily obtainable by once again placing the mic in front a fan of other device with a constant output and having one other intrument turned on [both on beginner]. Even though you will miss every single note on the other instrument, the 100% on the mic will be enough to get you 4 stars for most songs.

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Good Times
You performed on every instrument with a member of Van Halen.

Pick any member of Van Halen and complete one song on Guitar, Bass, Vocals and Drums with that person.

*Make sure not to select any Van Halen song as it automatically changes back to the default characters on each instrument

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Hot For High Scores
You scored 800,000 playing 'Hot for Teacher' with your band.

Self-explanitory

[top]
I'm The One
You scored 225,000 playing 'I’m the One' on expert guitar.

Self-explanitory

**Thanks to JayCommon for this information.

[top]
The Broken Combs
Complete a gig in West Hollywood.

Complete All of the following songs to unlock this trophy:

Dance The Night Away
Jamie's Cryin
Ain't Talkin' Love
Atomic Punk
Intruder/ (Oh)Pretty Woman

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Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Dallas
Complete a gig in Dallas.

Complete All of the following songs to unlock this trophy:

Feel Your Love Tonight
Hear About It Later
Ice Cream Man
So This Is Love?
Beautiful Girls

[top]
Van Halen II
Complete a career on Easy. (Band or Solo)

***see Diver Down***

[top]
Jump
Complete all Van Halen songs. (Band or Solo Career)

This trophy should automatically unlock while obtaining various other trophies. If you want to expedite receiving this trophy simply skip all the Guest Starring Gigs and complete all Van Halen songs first.

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Unchained
Unlock all Van Halen characters.

You must unlock the current and classic version of each character. These 8 characters, and the trophy, will unlock by

Obtaining 200 stars in the Guitar Career.
Obtaining 200 stars in the Bass Career.
Obtaining 200 stars in the Drum Career.
Obtaining 200 stars in the Vocal Career.

*Note: By this time you should have played each Van Halen song with each character as well.

[top]
Far Away Lands
Complete gigs in London and The Netherlands.

Complete All of the following songs to unlock this trophy:

Painkiller
The End Of Heartache
Sick, Sick, Sick
Master Exploder
Main Street
Little Guitars
Somebody Get Me A Doctor
Hang 'Em High
Loss Of Control

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The Space Brothers
Complete gigs in Los Angeles and Rome.

Complete All of the following songs to unlock this trophy:

White Wedding (Part 1)
First Date
Safe European Home
Stacy's Mom
Semi-Charmed Life
Best Of You
Pain
Double Vision
Dope Nose

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Women and Children First
Complete a career on Medium. (Band or Solo)

***see Diver Down***

[top]
Guitar God
5 star all Van Halen songs on Guitar Career. (expert)

Well, let's look at it on the positive side...

At least you don't have to 5 star EVERY song. With that being said, If you are having a difficult time with this I highly suggest going in to Practice mode and learning/practicing each inidividual part of a song and taking them one at a time.

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Diamond in the Rough
5 star all Van Halen songs on Vocal Career. (expert)

[B]***see Guitar God***[B]

[top]
Double Bass Master
5 star all Van Halen songs on Drum Career. (expert)

***see Guitar God***

[top]
316
5 star all Van Halen songs on Bass Career. (expert)

***see Guitar God***

[top]
The Tour is Ending
Complete a majority of the gigs. (Band or Solo)

You heard the man. Just complete a majority (70%) of the gigs. This should unlock without effort while attempting to unlock a bunch of the other trophies

[top]
Fair Warning
Complete a career on Hard. (Band or Solo)

***see Diver Down***

[top]
No Brown M&M's!!
Watch the facts for a Van Halen song.

Upon completing any song, a ( ! ) Icon will display next to it implying that you have unlocked Song Extras for that song. Do this for any Van Halen song by clicking the BLUE / Triangle button and then select Rock Facts. Sit back, enjoy the show, and when it is done playing you have another bronze trophy.

[top]
Rock Out Big Cities
Complete gigs in Berlin and New York City.

Complete All of the following songs to unlock this trophy:

And The Cradle Will Rock...
Everybody Want Some!!
Unchained
Jump
Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)
I Want It All
Space Truckin'
Come To Life
The Takedown

[top]
Diver Down
Complete a career on Expert. (Band or Solo)

Keep in mind you do not need to 5 Star every song. Heck, as long as you can get through each song with out failing that is good enough for this trophy. It may be easier to do this with the Band configuration this way you have the chance to revive eachother and somehow get through each song.

*Note: Unlocking this trophy will get you lots of other trophies! Let that be your motivation when you feel like giving up.

[top]
1984
Complete a career on Expert+. (Solo Drum)

***see Guitar God***

[top]
The Woodshed
5 star guitar for 'Little Guitars', 'Cathedral', 'Spanish Fly', and 'Eruption.' (expert)

Self-explanitory

[top]
5150
Complete all Van Halen songs on every instrument. (Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocals)

***see Unchained***

*Note: This is one of the easier Gold trophies out there to get.


Cheat Codes:
To access cheat codes from the Main Menu go to Options then Cheats and enter any of the following codes for the desired effect:

Always Slide
GREEN, GREEN, RED, RED, YELLOW, RED, YELLOW, BLUE
Always Drum Fill
RED, RED, RED, BLUE , BLUE , GREEN, GREEN, YELLOW
Auto Kick
YELLOW, GREEN, RED, BLUE , BLUE , BLUE , BLUE , RED
Hyperguitar, Hyperbass, and Hyperdrums
GREEN, BLUE , RED, YELLOW, YELLOW, RED, GREEN, GREEN
Line 6 Effects
GREEN, RED, YELLOW, BLUE , RED, YELLOW, BLUE , GREEN
Performance Mode
YELLOW, YELLOW, BLUE, RED, BLUE , GREEN, RED, RED
Invisible Rocker
GREEN, RED, YELLOW, YELLOW, YELLOW, BLUE , BLUE , GREEN
Air Instruments
RED, RED, BLUE , YELLOW , GREEN, GREEN, GREEN, YELLOW
Black Highway
YELLOW, RED, GREEN, RED, GREEN, RED, RED, BLUE
Flame Color
GREEN, RED, GREEN, BLUE , RED, RED, YELLOW, BLUE
Gem Color
BLUE , RED, RED, GREEN, RED, GREEN, RED, YELLOW
Star Color
RED, RED, YELLOW, RED, BLUE RED, RED, BLUE
Vocal Fireball
RED, GREEN, GREEN, YELLOW, BLUE , GREEN, YELLOW, GREEN



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