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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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  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
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  1. The best song selection yet combined with unparalleled playability and a challenge for anyone from beginner to master makes this PS2’s definitive music game. A must-have for anyone who plays video games to have fun.
  2. Despite sharing the exact same innards as Guitar Hero II, Legends of Rock is, in every conceivable way, a better product than its predecessors. It's better presented, better put together, more professional, more complete.
  3. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is undoubtedly the best game in the series. The amazing soundtrack, superb wireless guitar, subtle tweaks, and excellent online multiplayer are exactly what fans have been wanting from the series.
  4. Despite bringing Gamestyle many hours of joyous giddy pleasure and drooling, Guitar Hero III is a teensy bit of a letdown.
  5. 80
    The soundtrack is fantastic, and it really is hard to argue with any facet of the gameplay. Everything outside of the game itself, though, is in need of an overhaul as the presentation is growing a bit stale.
  6. There are two good reasons why you might need to ignore our “rent it” recommendation and go buy Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock right now. One, you’re absolutely sure you’ll have a blast playing with and against people online and moving up the leaderboards for a very, very long time to come (again, this isn’t an option on the PS2 version). Two, you can’t wait another minute to have your fingers tied in knots by the three-note chord and wiggly solo onslaughts this maniacally challenging game throws your way.
  7. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is faithful in almost every aspect to the formula of success that Harmonix came up with, and the additions are few and meaningless.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Bobbobbo
    Jan 20, 2008
    10
    The best game I have ever played.
  2. NickT.
    Oct 30, 2007
    10
    This Game is insane!! it has all new battle mode (extremely fun), brand new tracks (finally more modern), and is is just all around great!! i This Game is insane!! it has all new battle mode (extremely fun), brand new tracks (finally more modern), and is is just all around great!! i have no dissapointment whatsoever with this game. Expand
  3. May 9, 2011
    9
    Legends of Rock is the best Guitar Hero to hit the PS2, and is still worth a buy if you find it at a bargain bin. Pros: Excellent setlist,Legends of Rock is the best Guitar Hero to hit the PS2, and is still worth a buy if you find it at a bargain bin. Pros: Excellent setlist, including classic and modern rock; lots of unlockables; boss battles have improved since Guitar Hero II. Cons: The graphics just look average compared to the PS3 version; it's not exactly a cons against the games, but regardless of whether you like a track or not, you WILL have to play through it in story mode. Expand
  4. Feb 27, 2015
    8
    There is a lot of content in this game to keep you coming back for more! There is a large variety of songs and its fun playing the classics.There is a lot of content in this game to keep you coming back for more! There is a large variety of songs and its fun playing the classics. Only downside I can think of is that sometimes the buttons I pressed on the guitar wouldn't register so sometimes my score would mess up. Expand
  5. GarrettG.
    Nov 2, 2007
    7
    I enjoyed it, but it's sticking to me as the least fun and most disappointing of the three main games, at least beating the 80's I enjoyed it, but it's sticking to me as the least fun and most disappointing of the three main games, at least beating the 80's disk but falling short just about everywhere else. I don't fault the boss battles as much as it seems others are. While there's too much luck in drawing the better powerups involved against the computer, and they're horribly dull against another person, they are ultimately skippable. Failing or dodging one doesn't ruin the experience. The songlist goes from phenomenally fun rockers to dreary, repetitive endurance exams, and the top-tier songs ramp up the difficulty too much too quickly. But worst of all are the bugs. How does the omission of co-op quickplay make it past QA? It's touted on the back of the frickin' box! What's with the occasional lag and disappearing notes when using star power? The stuttering backgrounds? And what's with the loading screens when restarting a song, or taking the progressive scan option out of the in-game options menu, regressions compared to GH II? Why take out Clive Winston, Eddie Knox, Pandora and the Grim Ripper and replace them with a 4chan fantasy, a fat Elvis clone and a robot? Where are the rhythm guitar parts in co-op? Why force songs to be unlocked only in co-op career? And how the hell does Neversoft - known for the level of customization in letting players make their own characters in the Tony Hawk series - only add some new outfits and skins but nothing else? Why no create-a-rocker mode? Then there's the missed opportunities to tune the gameplay. (How long has Guitar Freaks rewarded greater accuracy on individual notes?) The whole thing is just a marginally better cash cow than Rocks the 80s, and that's mostly because of the better, bigger setlist. I'd say buy it, but not yet - wait for used copies and/or price drops to start showing up. My score's just for the game; I did not buy the new controller. Expand
  6. RT
    Dec 31, 2007
    6
    I own both GH 2 and GH 3 and I have to say I enjoyed the second one a lot more than the third. The selection of songs in GH 3 is just not as I own both GH 2 and GH 3 and I have to say I enjoyed the second one a lot more than the third. The selection of songs in GH 3 is just not as good. Also, the difficulty level is too high. I am not a veteran player, but I can beat GH 2 on medium difficulty with no problems. GH 3 is just too challenging and frustrating to be really enjoyable. The battles against a computer are just plain dumb and unnecessary. Expand
  7. Sep 26, 2013
    4
    Later Guitar Hero games on the PS2 sucks hard. The animation is choppy, characters look like stop-motion as well their hair being stiff as aLater Guitar Hero games on the PS2 sucks hard. The animation is choppy, characters look like stop-motion as well their hair being stiff as a broom, and the loading is longer than any other version. The Xbox 360 and PS3 version were better. Expand

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