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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,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
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 90
    Damn, is this one fine game. If you've ever dreamed of shredding blistering licks in front of an adoring audience, you need to pick up Guitar Hero III.
  2. 90
    Kudos to Aspyr for making a great port of the game and keeping all of the important aspects of the Guitar Hero III experience intact, including the online play, which is as simple as jumping into the online menu and challenging other guitar heroes. Still, if you can buy the console versions of the game, you're better off doing that.
  3. 85
    Everyone got it right where it counts, though, and the third entry into the Guitar Hero franchise is just as fun as ever.
  4. PC PowerPlay
    80
    Prefer a beastly PC over a console? It’s about time you played some Guitar Hero. Fun for kids and adults, great alone or with friends, and perfect for pretending you’re awesome at something you may well suck at in real life. [Mar 2008, p.57]
  5. PC Format
    79
    If you can haul a high spec rig into the living room, then go for it. Otherwise, this may not inspire that vital spirit of rocking out. [Feb 2008, p.104]
  6. The PC version is a nice attempt that finally gives PC gamers the chance to experience one of the best game franchises to start up in the past few years. However, the laggy performance and slowdown makes the PC version pale in comparison to its console brethren.
  7. PC Gamer
    65
    Guitar Hero III's shortcomings feel like the unfortunate consequence of being a hastily made port. [Jan 2008, p.86]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 3 out of 16
  1. amsleeping
    Jan 20, 2008
    10
    Griper, you obviously dont know the meaning of the word... "game". I don't personally enjoy DDR, but what makes you think people play Griper, you obviously dont know the meaning of the word... "game". I don't personally enjoy DDR, but what makes you think people play guitar hero to look cool? And about people who feel that they are playing the song... isnt that the game's ultimate goal? To allow people to escape realism and make them feel special... just like chopping an orc in warcraft or driving a lambo in need for speed. You obviously are a narrow-minded person, and more embarrasingly, you proved it so by making such comments on the internet for all to see. shame. Don't mind me. just bored at the moment. Rated 10 to pull the rating back up. Expand
  2. ChristianSaona
    Feb 28, 2008
    10
    Griper you think that commenting without play the game its a good option?
    Well... Guitar Hero its the same think as Dancing genre, need
    Griper you think that commenting without play the game its a good option?
    Well... Guitar Hero its the same think as Dancing genre, need practice and skill, if you are a noob that never played a guitar or something else, leave the game and aclaim it and cry in your bed.
    Dancing has an EXPENSIVE HUNK OF METAL, and you dance alone because you has no life, no friend and you dont go to partyes.
    Guitar Hero its still great, has good graphics, and its the same thing if you spend money in a console or a video card, when you play EXPERT or HARD difficulty its like playing a real guitar, you need speed and concentration. The game has unlockable items and song like the DDR games. I rated it 10!
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  3. Jan 19, 2016
    10
    Truly an amazing game, even now. The graphics are amazing for its time, and the gameplay is very enjoyable. It gives true challenge to theTruly an amazing game, even now. The graphics are amazing for its time, and the gameplay is very enjoyable. It gives true challenge to the Guitar Hero franchise, which made it stand out from Rock Band. This is the definitive version, with enhanced graphics, sharp sounds, and custom song entry. The online doesn't work though. That is expectable, however. The game is old. Oh, and to help some people, Press orange,blue,orange,yellow in "enter cheat". It will say hyperspeed, but it's easy mode.
    Bye!
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  4. Muz
    Dec 2, 2007
    9
    Great game from beginning to end. In fact it tends to get better as you get to the end. The difficulty curve is great, it's an easy game Great game from beginning to end. In fact it tends to get better as you get to the end. The difficulty curve is great, it's an easy game to pick up, very difficult to master, but you'll learn to get better at it as you play along. The game has some great songs that guys like me have been trying for years to play on a real guitar and anyone who loves animations would enjoy seeing how the band animates perfectly with the song. Many people seem to claim that it requires a good computer to play, but the game runs perfectly smoothly on my 3-year old computer. Expand
  5. Jul 22, 2021
    8
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  6. KevinBogs
    Dec 29, 2007
    5
    Looks good, but still laggy even after a nice graphics card and ram upgrade in hard and expert mode. A 3.0 P4 computer with 2g ram and 512Looks good, but still laggy even after a nice graphics card and ram upgrade in hard and expert mode. A 3.0 P4 computer with 2g ram and 512 ddr2 graphics card makes the game barely playable in medium.
    Multiplayer still does not work, and there are no downloads in the download section EVEN AFTER CHRISTMAS.
    Just another game that was released before its complete by a greedy company who didn't want to miss christmas sales.
    GET ON THE BALL AND GET IT WORKING, YOU HAVE OUR MONEY ALREADY.
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  7. Griper
    Jan 8, 2008
    0
    It's DDR, which would have died out a long time ago if it weren't for people who mistakenly think it's fun. The difference is, It's DDR, which would have died out a long time ago if it weren't for people who mistakenly think it's fun. The difference is, now you have an EXPENSIVE HUNK OF PLASTIC as a controller giving the illuision that you're supposedly playing the songs instead of dancing to them. On the positive note... at least you look minorly cooler with a guitar controller than you look doing the absurd DDR "moves". Personally, I think it's 90% about the songs, 8% about people thinking they're playing the songs... and 100% about the Japanese brainwashing other country's with their subcultural. And on the note that people who gripe about DDR suck at it... obviously they do. DDR isn't about "skill" it's about practice. And spending hours Practicing just to unlock another song sounds a little too much like work to me. Expand

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