Metascore
79

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Guitar Hero III for the PC is a decent game. If you have a PC with the latest hardware and no consoles but you want to play Guitar Hero, you can’t really go wrong here.
  2. Guitar Hero III delivers the rock to PC owners, but it does it with the performance capability of a second-rate bar band.
  3. Consoles, you win this round. [Feb 2008, p.82]
  4. Guitar Hero III's shortcomings feel like the unfortunate consequence of being a hastily made port. [Jan 2008, p.86]
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 54 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. Jan 26, 2015
    9
    Guitar Hero 3 is a fantastic game with a lot of songs to have fun with and play. As well as downloadable songs which have been unfortunatelyGuitar Hero 3 is a fantastic game with a lot of songs to have fun with and play. As well as downloadable songs which have been unfortunately taken off the Xbox market. The game also has decent graphics and a very fun campaign which is especially fun with 2 players. 9/10 (Awesome) Full Review »
  2. Oct 21, 2010
    8
    my first venture into the world of music games and wasnt sure at $100 for a game but it was worth it. i played the hell out of this game andmy first venture into the world of music games and wasnt sure at $100 for a game but it was worth it. i played the hell out of this game and had alot of fun doing it. the diffuculty setting was abit insane especially for people who are new to this typ of game . it felt like it was for the hardcore fans who played Gh 1 and 2 prior to this game . still i enjoyed it and it has a great track list of some great rock songs not by some crappy cover bands like the first 2. Full Review »
  3. GriperRehash
    Mar 9, 2008
    0
    On the note of "cool", if you don't understand that a majority of games get sold on hype alone and people LOVE those games on hype aloneOn the note of "cool", if you don't understand that a majority of games get sold on hype alone and people LOVE those games on hype alone then you should stop and ask yourself why you bought the last game you did. Games like GH are sold on hype and "cool"... It is "cool" to look like a fool because that is "in". If you are a 9yo and brought a Barney lunch box to school, I guarantee you that in a weeks time you would not bring that lunch box again for THAT is the power of psychological influence. Because the other kids have "grown out of" Barney and you have not, you will have social influences to adapt to the majority belief and will most likely do so. If something is deemed "cool" the first thing to do is, well, do it so that YOU are cool. Additionally, "feeling" you are doing something is not the same as doing it... simulated entertainment is not the same as real entertainment. Simply put, if you shove a child in front of a television (simulated) to get it to shut up, you are hurting that childs development. What occurs with GH is that teens are less motivated to pick up guitar lessons and that the group interactions that would occur within a band never do. (See Music and Development) (See Groups and Leadership). But there Full Review »