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Guitar Hero Metallica
Guitar Hero: Metallica
Sub Genre:
Music / Dancing
Release Date (US):
March 29th, 2009
Release Date (UK):
May 29th, 2009
Online Players:
Neversoft Entertainment
T [Teen]
PSU Rank:
338 of 1166 Games
PSU Rank on PS3:
272 of 0 Games
Additional Information:
Also available on PS2, Xbox 360, and Wii

About Guitar Hero Metallica

Enter the world of Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo and experience the intensity and skill of one of the greatest bands of all time. Shred on guitar, rip on drums and wail on the mic to a set list featuring over 45 explosive hits from Metallica’s illustrious career and a wide variety of other legendary artists personally selected by the band, such as Alice In Chains, Foo Fighters and Queen. Fans will be able to rock as Metallica while performing in venues reminiscent of the band’s epic album covers, themes from their music and real world locales.



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Guitar Hero Metallica is the most polished Guitar Hero game ever. It is a must-buy for Metal-heads, but even those impartial to the genre should check it out.

We like

  • The song quality
  • The stunning presentation
  • The Expert+ mode

We dislike

  • The song quantity
  • The flimsy bass pedals

See PSU's review on Metacritic & GameRankings

This week, Metallica was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. As the legendary metal band’s members -- Lars, James, Kirk, and Robert -- stepped up on stage to shred, they knew that they were true Guitar Heroes. How appropriate, then, that the quartet just received their very own Guitar Hero game. Guitar Hero Metallica is Neversoft’s second band-specific Guitar Hero outing, though it’s the first t...



Cheat List

Enter the following codes at the Cheats Menu with your guitar controller for the desired effect.

  • Air Instruments - Red, Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, Green, Green, Yellow
  • Always Drum Fill - Red, Red, Red, Blue, Blue, Green, Green, Yellow
  • Always Slide - Green, Green, Red, Red, Yellow, Red, Yellow, Blue
  • Auto Kick - Yellow, Green, Red, Blue, Blue, Blue, Blue, Red
  • Black Highway - Yellow, Red, Green, Red, Green, Red, Red, Blue
  • Flame Color - Green, Red, Green, Blue, Red, Red, Yellow, Blue...

Guitar Hero Metallica News

  • Motorhead vocalist playable in Guitar Hero: Metallica

    The lead singer/bassist of British heavy metal legends Motorhead, Lemmy Kilmister, will appear as a playable character in Activision’s upcoming Guitar Hero: Metallica, the publisher has confirmed. Kilmister will appear on stage with the likes of Metallica’s Lars, James, Kirk and Rober...

  • Guitar Hero: Metallica full track list revealed

    The complete track list for Guitar Hero: Metallica has been unveiled for your viewing pleasure this week, courtesy of the group’s official website. As mentioned in our earlier coverage on the forthcoming music simulation title, the game will feature numerous tracks from the band itself alon...

  • Guitar Hero: Metallica hitting U.S. in late March?

    North American retail giant Gamestop has listed Guitar Hero: Metallica down for release in the U.S. on March 29, 2009. Expect to cough up around USD 60 for the latest entry in the music simulation franchise, which will be available for purchase on PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Wii and Xbox 360. ...

  • Activision releases Guitar Hero Metallica trailer

    Awaiting a first glimpse at the next Guitar Hero? Well then you're in luck. Activision has released the first trailer for Guitar Hero Metallica, featuring appearances by all four members of the critically acclaimed heavy metal outfit. The game is set to release sometime in 2009, and will include ove...

  • New details surface on Guitar Hero Metallica

    Fresh details on Activision’s upcoming Guitar Hero Metallica have surfaced in the latest issue of Game Informer – that is, according to posters over on Score Hero who claim to have nabbed a copy of the magazine. The game will allegedly include various tracks from band that toured and ...

  • Activision confirms Guitar Hero: Metallica

    Activision has confirmed to Gamespot that the next band-specific entry in the Guitar Hero franchise will be based on heavy metal group, Metallica. The game is out sometime next year, according to a teaser trailer hidden away in Guitar Hero World Tour (now doing the rounds on YouTube). Platforms, ...

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