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  • Summary: Fire up the fretboard, crank up the amp and get ready to rock like never before. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock drops you into the spotlight of the largest and most legendary rock concert ever. The star-studded soundtrack includes master tracks by such legendary artists as Guns N’ Roses, The Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys, Muse and Pearl Jam, with added songs as made legendary by Kiss, Alice Cooper and Heart. Now drop that air guitar, tune your exclusive new Les Paul Guitar Controller and shred the night away with Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. [Activision] Collapse
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  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.
  3. 85
    Everyone got it right where it counts, though, and the third entry into the Guitar Hero franchise is just as fun as ever.
  4. 80
    A solid port of a fairly awesome game. If not for the high system demands and random slowdowns, it might actually compete with the 360 and Wii for the best version available.
  5. If you can haul a high spec rig into the living room, then go for it. Otherwise, this may not inspire that vital spirit of rocking out. [Feb 2008, p.104]
  6. The PC version is a nice attempt that finally gives PC gamers the chance to experience one of the best game franchises to start up in the past few years. However, the laggy performance and slowdown makes the PC version pale in comparison to its console brethren.
  7. Guitar Hero III's shortcomings feel like the unfortunate consequence of being a hastily made port. [Jan 2008, p.86]

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  2. Negative: 3 out of 11
  1. 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 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. Expand

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