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8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 198 Ratings

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  1. Negative: 13 out of 198
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  1. RowanF
    Jun 29, 2009
    4
    First off, I'd like to say that i think the principle behind guitar hero is good. Its addictive and exiting, great fun to be had on your own or with freinds. The graphics, the characters, the way it's presented and plays is all really great and makes the player feel like a true guitar hero. However, what I object to is the fact that you have to spend 70 quid on a plastic guitar First off, I'd like to say that i think the principle behind guitar hero is good. Its addictive and exiting, great fun to be had on your own or with freinds. The graphics, the characters, the way it's presented and plays is all really great and makes the player feel like a true guitar hero. However, what I object to is the fact that you have to spend 70 quid on a plastic guitar to play the game. I mean seriously, that guitar probably cost barely 5 pounds to make, and they charge you 70 bloody quid! But thats not the worst of it. What I hate most is that the game is basicaly one massive quick time event: there are no gameplay aspects, no physics, no innovations. What you are doing is pressing buttons in time with images that flash up on the screen, and that's something thats been around for years, and can most likely be found for five quid on Xbox Live Arcade. And not only do they have the cheek to release an ENTIRE GAME around this, they also make you pay 70 quid to get a crap little guitar to do it with, when they could have simply had you press A X Y and B on your controler like normal quicktime events do. However, the average nerd's dream is to be a popular rockstar, and clever old Treyarch have worked this out and realised that people will be willing to pay extortionately huge prices for their dreams to be fulfilled. Thats right, fellow videogamers, Treyarch are making money out of your dreams! Expand
  2. 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 music not the game....if you support this bullshit, then video game producers will continue to put out bullshit.
  3. Jan 6, 2011
    4
    The feeling guitar hero gives after the first month or two is... disappointing! The amount of effort put into making this bunch of games is quite amazing and inspiring to musicians and electricians alike... but unfortunately.... the slang for this game would usually be, "It's ok, i guess" NO! it's dismal after 2 months so it's 4!
  4. Sep 23, 2018
    0
    Guitar Hero 3 is an incredible game with thrilling songs that surely marked an entire generation.
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 69 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 67 out of 69
  2. Negative: 0 out of 69
  1. 89
    The soundtrack is fantastic and the new online additions are going to take the Guitar Hero community to the next level. 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.
  2. The wireless controller and online gameplay are nicely engineered. Beyond that, it’s mostly in the same vein as the previous Guitar Hero games.
  3. While we appreciate the new star power, the new too-difficult two-player Battle mode fails to impress and the new guitar, while sturdy and reliable, feels small in comparison to Rock Band's more realistic axe. Regardless, Guitar Hero still has that addictive quality. Combine that with an excellent soundtrack and online play, this mock rock simulator will have you jamming for months.