Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 45 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 45
  2. Negative: 0 out of 45
Buy On
  1. While the formula works, it's starting to get a little stale so while I fully expect to see a Guitar Hero IV I hope the developer takes the game and add something truly new to the series. I just got really frustrated with the PlayStation 3 version however and while the score is a little lower to reflect that, the game's just a patch or two away from being fun and worth your money.
  2. Edge Magazine
    60
    Guitar Hero has one of the most intuitive and subtle control systems of any game, but here it becomes increasingly subservient to making the game – yes – rock hard, and for the average player will often descend into button-mashing. [Christmas 2007, p.98]
  3. Sadly, the Les Paul guitar controller does not work as well as it does on the 360, requiring an external dongle to work. It also does not work with previous Guitar Hero games, so fans of the other entries will have to keep waiting if they want to play them on the PS3.
  4. The audio on the PS3 version lags behind the video, making songs very hard to play on higher difficulties. You're either forced to block out the music and sight read the notes or manually change the lag to account for the audio making it more difficult to sight read the notes.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 53 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 35 out of 53
  2. Negative: 6 out of 53
  1. Mar 24, 2011
    10
    love the song list for this game but there is nothing other than that to set it apart from the others so if you have played one then you havelove the song list for this game but there is nothing other than that to set it apart from the others so if you have played one then you have played them all but i still love going back for more Full Review »
  2. Apr 23, 2016
    9
    Fantastic songlist, challenging difficulties, well designed campaign, and unmatched multiplayer modes. Definitely the pinnacle of the series.Fantastic songlist, challenging difficulties, well designed campaign, and unmatched multiplayer modes. Definitely the pinnacle of the series. of course the later games were just like this game, but they were coming out too often and even failed to pack a songlist that was worth playing with. Only complaint I can make, is the difficulty. This is by far the hardest game in the series, and some songs are famously hard as only a handful of people can %100 them, after practising of course. Full Review »
  3. Oct 23, 2015
    9
    Soy demasiado fan de esta saga como para ponerle algo bajo. Me ha entretenido el infinito, un guitarrista como yo debe amar este juego, y noSoy demasiado fan de esta saga como para ponerle algo bajo. Me ha entretenido el infinito, un guitarrista como yo debe amar este juego, y no sé ni si quiera porqué. Full Review »