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8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 77 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 57 out of 77
  2. Negative: 8 out of 77
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  1. josephR
    Oct 21, 2009
    6
    This game has got a killer playlist but the gameplay is way too hard, even on easy.... I can play songs in Rockband on expert but then struggle with some songs on easy in GHM....Could have been better
  2. SamM
    Apr 5, 2009
    6
    The only thing that I can really say I like about this game above and beyond World Tour is that when you open new venues you're given quite a bit of different songs to play and aren't forced to necessarily play all Metallica songs to progress further. They have all the old good songs by the band and not being a fan of the newer stuff it is nice to not have to play through those The only thing that I can really say I like about this game above and beyond World Tour is that when you open new venues you're given quite a bit of different songs to play and aren't forced to necessarily play all Metallica songs to progress further. They have all the old good songs by the band and not being a fan of the newer stuff it is nice to not have to play through those songs you dislike to get to the good stuff. I don't like the shaking camera when certain parts of songs are played though. It can be very distracting, when the whole screen shakes violently, except, thankfully, for the guitar/bass/drum/vocal tracks where the notes are. It's not a bad game, and if your are a huge fan of Metallica you will love this game. If you aren't then this game is probably going to be just a little above average. Expand
  3. HagenM
    Apr 8, 2009
    5
    A good reworking of the GH:WT system. However, what these game comes down to is the track is the soundtrack. That is where this game fials. Metallica is one of the most over-rated bands of the 20th and 21st centuries. Spanning generic garbage that millions hail as if it was the second coming. The Queen and Hendrix tracks are awesome though.
  4. Apr 23, 2014
    7
    I will take this time to review Guitar Hero as a franchise but just know this was my favourite in the series mainly because i'm more of a metal/grunge head than a old rocker or cock rocker and I do enjoy the heavy stuff. Guitar Hero was a fantastic idea but I feel that when you play real guitar the plastic controller is far from cool but being able to play along to Metallica in a simpleI will take this time to review Guitar Hero as a franchise but just know this was my favourite in the series mainly because i'm more of a metal/grunge head than a old rocker or cock rocker and I do enjoy the heavy stuff. Guitar Hero was a fantastic idea but I feel that when you play real guitar the plastic controller is far from cool but being able to play along to Metallica in a simple way is fun however I do have to raise a point that a friend noted, tracks can be ruined when you have heard them too many times with the click clacking of the plastic buttons. The franchise as a whole seemed to corner itself by saturating the market too quickly I can't help that think the technology would have been put to better use if teamed up with iTunes or Spotify so you could play along to your own rock music library. Activision seemed to make a lot of mistakes with this franchise and that's why it get's a relatively low score. Expand
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 62 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 58 out of 62
  2. Negative: 0 out of 62
  1. 89
    It certainly doesn't reinvent the wheel, but it's been a while since I've had this much fun with a music game. The only thing keeping me from scoring it higher is the fact that it doesn't support most of the Guitar Hero DLC. Other than that, it's a great experience that Metallica fans should run out and get.
  2. With Guitar Hero: Metallica, it looks like Neversoft was able to balance the interests of fans of the band and fans of the franchise.
  3. What can you say? It’s Metallica. If you like Metallica, pick this up. If you don’t, you may want to skip it.