Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 20 Critics What's this?

User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 12 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  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. The perfect package for Metallica fans, though putting together a full set of instruments could be costly. [July 2009, p.90]
  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. Another great "upgrade," Guitar Hero: Metallica is a must-own for fans of the band.
  5. If you've got nothing going on with Metallica then it seems a little illogical to buy this game. But you'll probably buy it anyway if you're a Guitar Hero or Rockband fan. The game deserves that much attention. Especially Guitar Hero veterans will love the rocky numbers that are enclosed in this package. On the other hand, the little flaws and the inferior career-mode (in comparison to Rock Band) can be too much of a problem for the casual rocker.
  6. If Activision had found a way to allow importation in to Guitar Hero World Tour a la Rock Band AC/DC, or at minimum allowed Death Magnetic DLC to work on the Wii version, it would have been exceptional.
  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.

See all 20 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. [anonymous]
    Dec 19, 2009
    10
    This game is great. Obviously it's centered around Metallica, so if you're not a fan of this band, move on. (And why are you even This game is great. Obviously it's centered around Metallica, so if you're not a fan of this band, move on. (And why are you even reading this?). I happen to love Metallica, and this games for me. The song selection is awesome, both the Metallica songs and not, and I'm glad thay went back to the GH I-III style career, which I prefer. Pick this up soon. Collapse
  2. [Anonymous]
    May 23, 2009
    10
    I liked Guitar Hero before, and with Metallica songs this just rocks. Nice bonus facts added to the tracks.
  3. joebob
    Aug 18, 2009
    9
    i gave this game a 9 because other than world tour its the best guitar hero yet i think this game even had better song list than world tour too
  4. Oct 29, 2010
    8
    its not my favorite video game in the Guitar Hero series, but 260 songs are way easier to beat in this one.