Game details

Game:
Guitar Hero III
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Genre:
Misc
Sub Genre:
Music / Dancing
Release Date (US):
October 28th, 2007
Release Date (UK):
October 23rd, 2007
Players:
1-2
Online Players:
2
Developers:
Neversoft
Publisher:
Activision
Rating:
T [Teen]
PSU Rank:
27 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
26 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on PC, PS2, Xbox 360, Wii

About Guitar Hero III

Rock out to the third entry in in Red Octane's music series for guitar gods! Songs for Guitar Hero III include Barracuda by Heart, Sabotage by Beastie Boys, Rock And Roll All Nite by Kiss, and much more! In addition, players can experience an incredible number of added features and explosive content including a new multiplayer action-inspired battle mode, grueling boss battles, a bevy of exclusive unlockable content and authentic rock venues.

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PSU Review Score
8.0
Avg. user review score:
7.6

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Summary

Guitar Hero III is rockers wet dream; from everything to the stellar soundtrack to the addictive gameplay, Legends of Rock is a thrilling amalgam of everything you’ve come to expect from the series up to this point, along with some welcoming new additions. Make no mistake – this is a set list worthy of a double encore.

We like

  • Great soundtrack
  • New online setup promises a lot of support
  • The same familiar, addictive gameplay you have come to expect

We dislike

  • Guitar should have been Bluetooth
  • Framerate drops occasionally
  • Online mode currently was all but broken

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It's once again time to rock and roll, as the fourth game to sport the Guitar Hero name has finally been released, this time hitting almost every platform imaginable. But does the game have enough to stand up against the massively hyped Rock Band? Since the split up of Harmonix and Red Octane, many have worried that the series would suffer being developed by a new team. Well this certainly isn't the case as Neversoft, the ...

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  • Cheat Mode

At the main menu, select "Options", "Cheats", "Enter New Cheat", then enter one of the following codes to activate the corresponding cheat function. Note: Each note or chord must be strummed.

    All songs in Quick Play mode

    Press Yellow + Orange, Red + Blue, Red + Orange, Green + Blue, Red + Yellow, Yellow + Orange, Red + Yellow, Red + Blue, [Green + Yellow] two times, [Yellow + Blue] two times, [Yellow + Orange] two times, Yellow + Blue, Yellow, Red, Red + Yellow, Red, Yellow, Orange to unlock all songs in Quick Play mode. Note: This code cannot be disabled once it is activated.

    All items

    Press [Green + Red + Blue + Orange], [Green + Red + Yellow + Blue], [Green + Red + Yellow + Orange], [Green + Blue + Yellow + Orange], [Green + Red + Yellow + Blue], [Red + Yellow + Blue + Orange], [Green + Red + Yellow + Blue], [Green + Yellow + Blue + Orange], [Green + Red + Yellow + Blue], [Green + Red + Yellow + Orange], [Green + Red + Yellow + Orange], [Green + Red + Yellow + Blue], [Green + Red + Yellow + Orange]. Note: There will be no sound while entering the four note "chords". Enter the shop in Career mode to access all items. This code cannot be disabled once it is activated.

    Bret Michaels as the singer

    Press [Green + Red] three times, [Green + Blue] three times, [Green + Blue] two times, Green + Blue, Red + Blue, Red(3), Red + Blue, Red(3), Red + Blue, Red(3). Note: Enabling this code will glitch online game play.

    Easy Expert mode

    Press Green + Red, Green + Yellow, Yellow + Blue, Red + Blue, Blue + Orange, Yellow + Orange, Red + Yellow, Red + Blue. This mode increases the size of the timing window. Note: This code cannot be used in Career mode.

    No fail

    Press Green + Red, Blue, Green + Red, Green + Yellow, Blue, Green + Yellow, Red + Yellow, Orange, Red + Yellow, Green + Yellow, Yellow, Green + Yellow, Green + Red. Note: This code cannot be used in Career mode.

    Air guitar

    Press Blue + Yellow, [Green + Yellow] two times, [Red + Blue] two times, [Red + Yellow] two times, Blue + Yellow, [Green + Yellow] two times, [Red + Blue] two times, [Red + Yellow] two times, [Green + Yellow] two times, [Red + Yellow] two times.

    Hyperspeed mode

    Press Orange, Blue, Orange, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Orange, Yellow. This mode makes the charts faster. There are five Hyperspeed levels. Press Green on the Hyperspeed option at the "Cheats" menu to cycle through them.

    Precision mode

    Press [Green + Red] three times, [Red + Yellow] two times, [Red + Blue] two times, Yellow + Blue, Yellow + Orange, Yellow + Orange, [Green + Red] three times, [Red + Yellow] two times, [Red + Blue] two times, Yellow + Blue, [Yellow + Orange] two times.

    Performance mode

    Press Red + Yellow, Red + Blue, Red + Orange, Red + Blue, Red + Yellow, Green + Blue, Red + Yellow, Red + Blue. This mode makes everything disappears except for the performance.

  • Through The Fire And The Flames song
  • Successfully complete Career mode on any difficulty setting to unlock Through The Fire And The Flames song by Dragonforce.
  • Bonus characters

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding character:

      Lou: Successfully complete Career mode to unlock Lou for purchase at the store for $15,000. Lou comes with his skeleton guitar.

      Slash: Defeat Slash in the Boss battle in Career mode to unlock him for purchase at the store for $10,000.

      Tom Morello: Defeat Tom Morello in the Boss battle in Career mode to unlock him for purchase at the store for $10,000.

  • Bonus basses

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding bass:

      Beach Life: Successfully complete Co-op mode on the Hard difficulty setting.

      Neversoft Skateboard: Successfully complete Co-Op mode on the Expert difficulty setting with a "Five Star" rank on all songs.

      PendulAxe Bass: Successfully complete Co-op mode on the Expert difficulty setting.

  • Bonus guitars

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding guitar:

      Bat: Get a "Five Star" rank on all the songs on the Easy difficulty setting in Career mode.

      Distant Visitor: Successfully complete Career mode on the Expert difficulty setting.

      El Jefe: Get a "Five Star" rank on all the songs on the Expert difficulty setting in Career mode.

      Jolly Roger: Get a "Five Star" rank on all the songs on the Medium difficulty setting in Career mode.

      Moon Shot: Successfully complete Career mode on the Easy difficulty setting.

      Nemesis 13: Successfully complete Co-op Career mode on the Medium difficulty setting.

      Risk Assessment: Successfully complete Career mode on the Expert difficulty setting.

      Radioactive: Successfully complete Co-op Career mode on the Hard difficulty setting.

      Rojimbo: Successfully complete Career mode on the Hard difficulty setting.

      Saint George: Successfully complete Career mode on the Medium difficulty setting.

      Tiki Face: Get a "Five Star" rank on all songs on the Hard difficulty setting in Career mode.

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