Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 90
    Kudos to Aspyr for making a great port of the game and keeping all of the important aspects of the Guitar Hero III experience intact, including the online play, which is as simple as jumping into the online menu and challenging other guitar heroes. Still, if you can buy the console versions of the game, you're better off doing that.
  2. 90
    Damn, is this one fine game. If you've ever dreamed of shredding blistering licks in front of an adoring audience, you need to pick up Guitar Hero III.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 47 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 11
  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. Oct 21, 2010
    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 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 »
  2. GriperRehash
    Mar 9, 2008
    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 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 »
  3. ChristianSaona
    Feb 28, 2008
    Griper you think that commenting without play the game its a good option?
    Well... Guitar Hero its the same think as Dancing genre, need
    practice and skill, if you are a noob that never played a guitar or something else, leave the game and aclaim it and cry in your bed.
    Dancing has an EXPENSIVE HUNK OF METAL, and you dance alone because you has no life, no friend and you dont go to partyes.
    Guitar Hero its still great, has good graphics, and its the same thing if you spend money in a console or a video card, when you play EXPERT or HARD difficulty its like playing a real guitar, you need speed and concentration. The game has unlockable items and song like the DDR games. I rated it 10!
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