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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: 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
    As a freshman effort in an established franchise Neversoft has done just about everything perfectly. The game feels like Guitar Hero with just enough new spice to make it feel fresh at the same time. The track list is absolutely amazing and the addition of online and co-op career are much welcome additions.
  3. A great addition to the series, Guitar Hero III offers some great new tracks for hardcore fans, while the more responsive controls are great for newcomers.
  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. With online play, cooperative career, and a flesh-melting soundtrack, this is the best installment of the series yet.
  6. Guitar Hero III ups the ante with increased difficulty and new modes, and though not everything it adds is fantastic, the excellent tracklist and stellar gameplay are sure to keep you hooked.
  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: 43 out of 60
  2. Negative: 4 out of 60
  1. Jul 28, 2014
    10
    The best rhythm game I have ever played. It has an awesome soundtrack, great Xbox360 graphics and awesome gameplay too. The challenge factorThe best rhythm game I have ever played. It has an awesome soundtrack, great Xbox360 graphics and awesome gameplay too. The challenge factor is fairly small for a rythm game, even on Expert, and, unless you're a beginner to the genre, you shouldn't have too much trouble, only with the very hardest songs. Really great game. I REALLY LOVE YOU, Activision, ANOTHER AWESOME TITLE! Expand
  2. Feb 14, 2011
    10
    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 guitarI'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.
    10/10.
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  3. JasonW.
    Oct 28, 2007
    9
    Online multiplayer, master tracks, boss battles and the new, superb Les Paul controller easily mark this iteration of Guitar Hero as entirely Online multiplayer, master tracks, boss battles and the new, superb Les Paul controller easily mark this iteration of Guitar Hero as entirely worthy of the franchise's glory and a welcome evolution of the series. New players, be warned, however. Guitar Hero III inherently addresses the hardcore virtual shredders, so the difficulty of some of the upper tier songs may upset and frustrate newer players. All the better reason to practice and pursue skill, I say, but others disagree. Expand
  4. Sep 30, 2014
    9
    One of the best rhythm games ever created. Extremely fun with an amazing setlist and some really cool cameos from Tom Morello and Slash. AlsoOne of the best rhythm games ever created. Extremely fun with an amazing setlist and some really cool cameos from Tom Morello and Slash. Also the first Guitar Hero game to have a setlist of fully licensed music, as opposed to the covers they used for Guitar Hero I and II. Expand
  5. JohnH.
    Feb 25, 2008
    8
    I really liked the game and yes i agree some parts of the game get aggravating because of one complicated riff here or there but Randy S you I really liked the game and yes i agree some parts of the game get aggravating because of one complicated riff here or there but Randy S you said "but all you doing while playing this game is...pushing buttons on time" isnt that what every video game ever created have you do u dumbass Expand
  6. JoeshieB
    Oct 30, 2007
    7
    Me and my roommates have been huge funs of Guitar Hero 2, so to say we were excited about Guitar 3 is an understatement. However, when weMe and my roommates have been huge funs of Guitar Hero 2, so to say we were excited about Guitar 3 is an understatement. However, when we popped the game in, we were up for nothing more than disappointment.

    The UI interface of Guitar Hero 3 feels nowhere near as polished or clean as the previous Guitar Hero's. But that's ok, because the game isn't about that...right? It's about the songs and the gameplay. While some of them are quite good, they aren't nearly as fun to play as songs from the previous series. Even songs we loved weren't very enjoyable to play.

    Overall, I'm quite disappointed with this release, but I suppose I shouldn't be surprised with the change in developers. I had long been a supporter over GH3 over Rock Band, but now it looks like I will be switching camps.
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  7. RandyS.
    Dec 4, 2007
    0
    This is the 2007, pet rock...yeah the soundtrack good, but all you doing while playing this game is...pushing buttons on time...just buy the This is the 2007, pet rock...yeah the soundtrack good, but all you doing while playing this game is...pushing buttons on time...just buy the music not the game....if you support this bullshit, then video game producers will continue to put out bullshit. Expand

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