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  • Summary: Guitar Hero: Metallica takes music fans through the band’s fabled library of songs, plus the music and musicians who influence them. When the house lights go down, virtual rock stars across the globe will shred, drum and wail to an explosive set list featuring over 45 tracks from Metallica’sGuitar Hero: Metallica takes music fans through the band’s fabled library of songs, plus the music and musicians who influence them. When the house lights go down, virtual rock stars across the globe will shred, drum and wail to an explosive set list featuring over 45 tracks from Metallica’s illustrious career and a wide variety of other legendary artists personally selected by the band, such as Queen, Foo Fighters, Bob Seger, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Slayer and Judas Priest. Featuring tracks from every Metallica studio album, the complete Guitar Hero Metallica on-disc set list includes their following hits: All Nightmare Long, Battery, Creeping Death, Disposable Heroes, Dyers Eve, Enter Sandman, Fade To Black, Fight Fire With Fire, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Frantic, Fuel, Hit The Lights, King Nothing, Master of Puppets, Mercyful Fate, No Leaf Clover, Nothing Else Matters, One, Orion, Sad But True, Seek And Destroy, The Memory Remains, The Shortest Straw, The Thing That Should Not Be, The Unforgiven, Welcome Home (Sanitarium), Wherever I May Roam, and Whiplash. Complementing Metallica’s intensity are 21 rockin’ tracks personally chosen by the band, including "War Ensemble" by Slayer. [Activision] Expand
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  1. For fans of the Guitar Hero franchise, Guitar Hero: Metallica might be the best entry we've seen yet. I was somewhat lukewarm on my reception to the other band-themed title that Neversoft put out with GH: Aerosmith, but Metallica absolutely blows that game out of the water, not only with the track listing, but the overall time and attention put into the actual presentation, and how the band seems to be infused into every aspect of the game.
  2. One of the best Guitar Hero’s to date. It has a great selection of songs, bands, and not to mention, rock legends.
  3. The Metallica integration goes deeper than the music itself – the band members all appear in the game, although career mode finds you playing not as anyone IN Metallica, but as the band opening for them while on tour.
  4. 88
    This is the ultimate music title for gamers. [Issue#179, p.81]
  5. Guitar Hero Metallica is the most polished Guitar Hero game ever. It is a must-buy for Metal-heads, but even those impartial to the genre should check it out.
  6. It has more character and better tunes than any other music game. [June 2009, p.112]
  7. Ultimately, if you like Metallica (a lot), and if you like the standard Guitar Hero gameplay formula, then this game is well worth the price of admission. If you don’t meet both those criteria, however, you really should move on.

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  1. Jun 20, 2011
    10
    Outstanding!! Can't honestly say I ever thought rock bands would be this much fun. Recently I decided to have some people over and try out aOutstanding!! Can't honestly say I ever thought rock bands would be this much fun. Recently I decided to have some people over and try out a some of the guitar hero games so we tried Smash Hit, GH5, Beatles rock band and this disc. By far and large the quality of this disc far exceeds the other 3. I do admit I was a huge fan of this band in my earlier days, thus the purchase but it is actually the sheer quality of the production of this disc that is second to none. At first I thought i was bias to liking Metallica so much but I was amazed all my company was so fully entertained with this particular disc. I would have guessed the music would have been too harsh for them but no, of all the guitar heros we played this one seemed to satisfy everyone the most. The most fun was introducing an 8 yr old to Motorhead and the fastness of Metallica's song Battery. Somehow some bands just capture the essense of entertainment whether it is listening or playing. The other discs, well to be honest after playing Metallica I thought they were done just ok at best. They just didn't have the right feel as i felt their songs generally had no very good production values. They sounded tinny. I was most surprized by the Beatles because the reviews went on and on how good the production values were. I just didn't see it. But maybe that's because Guitar Hero Metallica's were so far and above all the others. I definately recommend if you think you can handle some new fast paced music in your life this is outstanding, if you already enjoy the music, wow, you are in for a treat. Expand
  2. MikeS
    Mar 30, 2009
    10
    Guitar Hero: Metallica is the best entry in the revered series to date, and in all honesty the most fun I've ever had with a music/rythm Guitar Hero: Metallica is the best entry in the revered series to date, and in all honesty the most fun I've ever had with a music/rythm game. This is not just because of the sound track mind you (which defines epic) because Neversoft went the extra mile and gave the World Tour engine a good tuning; From the 360 degree stage camera work,the spot on motion capture to the excellent double bass pedal functionality and improved presentation. This game will keep just about everyone rockin' into the night and beyond. Fans of the band will love all of the unlockable videos and extras. Highly...HIGHLY recommended. Expand
  3. Jan 5, 2012
    9
    The game is great. It lets you play all the classic Metallica songs with four different instruments. Game has a great soundtrack consisting ofThe game is great. It lets you play all the classic Metallica songs with four different instruments. Game has a great soundtrack consisting of metal and has both easy fun to play songs and very challenging songs. Expand
  4. Mar 5, 2011
    8
    Guitar Hero: Metallica is the best band game to date. Since its old, no matter what its Metallica. Good to the beginning, playing For Whom TheGuitar Hero: Metallica is the best band game to date. Since its old, no matter what its Metallica. Good to the beginning, playing For Whom The Bells Toll and playing Master of Puppets with the double bass pedal on drums gave me blisters. This is something to keep for hard core fans and with the other that are in the game such as Mercyful Fate which makes an apperance especially Lemmy from Motorhead and others like Queen, Thin Lizzy, and Judas Priest pretty much help. If only they could put the entire songs from Metallica history, I want to play ...And Justice For All and Battery with its spanish guitar tingle. It's fun to play together with friends just the person who hasen't acknowledged the drums put their difficulty to medium or easy. They should make more of this why not Slipknot or The Beatles (Sorry Taken), how about Aerosmith (We did that its the same thing as Guitar Hero 3). Fun to play and will be buried with it. Expand