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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’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. Positive: 58 out of 62
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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. With a track list that can rival anything on the market, this has captured the essence of Metallica perfectly. An incredible experience for fans. [Issue#45, p.78]
  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. 85
    If you’re new to Metallica, this is a great introduction to classic metal, and a showcase title for Neversoft, who have really begun to ride the lightening.
  5. As good a band-based music game as we're likely to get. Until The Beatles arrive. [July 2009, p.83]
  6. Overall Guitar Hero Metallica is a fun game. If you are a fan of Metallica you should definitely pick it up as this game is total fan service.
  7. Metallica fans will be happy enough, but everyone else will lament the lack of evolution and poor value.

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  1. Positive: 14 out of 17
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  1. Nick
    May 6, 2009
    10
    Absolutely positively perfect. Mettalica offers a great challenge and a lot of fun to hard core gamers. Metallica is not for everybody especially if you are not a fan of heavy rock or metal. It has songs from practically every album from metallica even some of their old school metal like "Hit the Lights" which has an incredibly fun solo. Expert players prepare yourself for some of Mettalicas arm throbbing songs. Expand
  2. Jul 31, 2011
    10
    Listen carefully,,,This is the best music game ever created,by a long shot.If your not into metallica like I am then you STILL should agree,that's how great the presentation,alone,is.The Beatles rock band is not.It's not a bad game at all but doesn't have the flair,the depth, the" give you goose bumps all over "type of feel this game gives you.And if your into Metallica from the 80's or 90's you'll probably never play rock band ever again! Expand
  3. May 23, 2012
    10
    Great game not just for Metallica-fans but if you are you will love it just like me. The presentation and options you get in this game are awesome. The sound is very good, I thought some songs where better than the CD-versions. This is an epic ride through Trashmetal and NOTHING ELSE MATTERS! xD Expand
  4. JayG
    Apr 3, 2009
    9
    A huge improvement from Guitar Hero Aerosmith and World Tour. Its a mix between GH 2 and world tour and ends up very satisfying. GH Metallica's songs are a blast to play on all instruments, thats how much replay value there is to the game. If you are a Metallica fan and play GH then this is a must buy. Expand
  5. Apr 25, 2013
    8
    This game is pretty much Guitar Hero: World Tour with Metal songs, for the most part that is. Though you'll get tracks like For Whom The Bell Tolls, Chemical Warfare, Ace of Spades and Master Of Puppets, you'll eventually be plagued by some crappy Foo Fighters song or any other generic rock song that sounds like it should be played on your local news station, not a Metallica game! But I digress this game is still great since it's not like it forces you to play Foo Fighters' songs but tell me where is GH:Big 4? Expand
  6. BlakeH
    Mar 30, 2009
    8
    I have to admit, I had extremely low expectations for this game after playing GH:WT and being thoroughly disappointed. However, GH:Metallica erases almost every complaint I had about GH:WT. They fixed the career, fixed the overcharted songs, had an awesome setlist that is super fun to play. Drums are absolutely insane to play on the songs that have Expert+ mode, but very fun as long as you have two bass pedals. I do still prefer Rock Band 2 over this game, but if you like Metallica and music games, this is a MUST BUY. Expand
  7. 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. Expand

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