Guitar Hero: Metallica PlayStation 3

Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
Buy On
  1. While I'm not a huge fan of their material after the Black Album, the game is set in such a way that you don't have to play a ton of songs you dislike in order to progress, and there are so many classics here that even the most hardcore Metallica fan will love it.
  2. For the fans Guitar Hero: Metallica is a must have, but even for non-lovers like us there's fun to be had - especially when it comes to the more well known hits. The addition of an extra mode and easier ways to unlock the songs is appreciated, but how come we can't play downloaded songs (apart from Death Magnetic) via this game?
  3. 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.

Awards & Rankings

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  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. Full Review »
  2. 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. Full Review »
  3. 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. Full Review »