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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] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. 100
    Every minute of Guitar Hero III has been an exciting experience.
  2. 90
    The second way the songs are better is how they're played. The notes and chords are laid out in natural and engaging patterns that make sense musically and with the way your hands are moving.
  3. The best game in the series so far and well worth adding to your collection. If you are new to the series however, I would recommend starting with an earlier iteration, simply because the learning curve is quite unforgiving for an absolute newcomer.
  4. Neversoft played it pretty safe with Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock. It doesn’t break new ground and it didn’t need to. The existing formula has made the franchise a huge success. They did add a local co-op Career Mode, boss battles to the solo Career Mode, and a multiplayer Battle Mode. They also focused on improving the look and feel of the game with tremendous results.
  5. I came into this chomping at the bit to play “Knights of Cydonia” but I have found so much more with this game. I’m positive that I will be shredding on this until the next Hero graces my presence, unless a certain Rock Band can steal me away.
  6. If there is one major gripe that positively must be fixed before the inevitable release of Guitar Hero IV, it's product placement. Guitar Hero III jams AXE body spray, 5 gum and Red Bull cans into your face so hard that it's almost offensive.
  7. 65
    In all honesty we're given another Guitar Hero game that despite the inclusion of some wonderful co-op play and horrible new "boss" battles is just another expansion with a list of songs that are neither well balanced nor interesting.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 48
  2. Negative: 3 out of 48
  1. Feb 14, 2011
    I've played this game from 2008 onwards, and have never looked back. The game is addictive to people like me who haven't played a real guitar and the song list for me is the best of the whole series.
  2. Jun 12, 2013
    My favorite game! Actually i've played so many times that now im really good at it, Fced 17 songs, The new engine is awesome and much easier then Guitar Hero 2 or bugged Guitar hero 1. The hyperspeed mode it's just awesome also, the songs in the game are very cool, Im doing videos on youtube about this game also, I love the game. Expand
  3. Aug 24, 2011
    Best Guitar Hero game ever period. This game has an unbelievable setlist that can satisfy anyone regardless of the type of music they listen to. When this game came out, I played for hours on end and not wanting to put the guitar controller down once. I beat the entire game on Easy and Medium in under a week. Amazing game. Expand
  4. Oct 4, 2011
    Story: 4 Characters: 7 Graphics: 7 Setting: 4 Multiplayer: 8 Soundtrack: 10 Audio: 10 Gameplay: 8 Re-Playability Value: 9 Fun Factor: 8

    Score: 7.5/10 = B
  5. Aug 2, 2011
    A pretty good start to the Wii versions of the game. Not impressive or fantastic, but it's worth playing most definitely. This was slightly before the very first ROCK BAND was released and Guitar Hero started copying off all their ideas like crazy, so GUITAR HERO is most original at this point. Expand
  6. Apr 21, 2011
    I do not know what to say, Its good but not quite what I hoped. Basically Guitar Hero doesn't live the hype as Rock Band . The game is great for people that are new to the music genre but wont you play something more creative . GH and GH2 were awesome good music, fun co-op , but this installment isn't the right one. Expand
  7. Jan 6, 2011
    The feeling guitar hero gives after the first month or two is... disappointing! The amount of effort put into making this bunch of games is quite amazing and inspiring to musicians and electricians alike... but unfortunately.... the slang for this game would usually be, "It's ok, i guess" NO! it's dismal after 2 months so it's 4! Expand

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