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Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Windows)

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Description

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is the third full game in the Guitar Hero series and fourth game overall. The gameplay remains similar to the previous games: using a guitar-shaped controller, you need to coordinate pressing the five fret buttons and strumming to the scrolling notes on screen. Missing notes will cause your performance meter to drop; if the meter drops too low then the performance is a failure and you will need to try again. This edition of the game features 71 new songs to play from various artists including Cream, The Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Aerosmith, Guns N' Roses, Santana, Sonic Youth, Weezer, and many more. In addition to the available songs the game also features "boss battles" against famous guitarists such as Slash, Tom Morello and Lou the Devil. Several game modes are available including career mode, co-op mode, and multiplayer mode. In addition to the main game modes, training and practice modes are available to aid in learning the game or figuring out a tricky passage in a song.

In career mode you play the part of a wanna-be rock star. Beginning with easier songs in small venues, you need to successfully complete tracks to make your way up to a superstar. Each venue you play requires a certain number of songs to be performed before you can move on to the next larger venue. Successful completion of songs also earns money which can be used to unlock characters, outfits, new guitars, and other bonuses.

The co-op career mode is similar to the single player variation, except two players work together (one on lead guitar, the other on bass or rhythm guitar) to complete songs.

The multiplayer game modes allow two players to compete against each other. In the Face-Off variation, two players take turns performing a song. The Pro Face-Off variation allows two players to compete at the same time playing the exact same note chart. Finally, in the battle mode each player can earn power ups by performing well which can be used to disrupt the other player.

Screenshots

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Windows Your first gig! (cut-scene)
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Windows Every encore has a little ingame cutscene beforehand.
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Windows The crowd is already hot.
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Windows Rockin' in Tokyo to the sounds of ZZ Top's La Grande.

Alternate Titles

  • "Guitar Hero III: Легенды рока" -- Russian title

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User Reviews

Great fun, provided you have the hardware... D Michael (221) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Hellyeah...? NeoJ (428) 2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars2.8 Stars

The Press Says

Game industry News (GiN) 2007 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
1UP Nov 13, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Computer Bild Spiele Jan 02, 2008 1.56 out of 6 89
GameStar (Germany) Nov 28, 2007 85 out of 100 85
IGN Nov 13, 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
PC Games (Germany) Dec 27, 2007 84 out of 100 84
GameSpy Nov 12, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Digital Chumps Aug 04, 2008 7.8 out of 10 78
GameZone Nov 12, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Nov 27, 2007 72 out of 100 72

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Free disc replacements for Wii version coming soon 1 Servo (55897)
Jan 17, 2008
Will it blend? 6 Servo (55897)
Dec 04, 2007
Watch out for sound/guitar problems in Wii version 1 Servo (55897)
Nov 01, 2007

Trivia

Awards

  • Apple Design Awards
    • 2008 - Best Mac OS X Leopard Game
  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #5 Wii Game of the Year
    • 2007 – Wii Music Game of the Year
    • 2008 – Special Achievement in DLC (for its release of Metallica's Death Magnetic)
  • GameStar (Germany) / GamePro (Germany)
    • March 28 - 2008 - Best Family & Lifestyle Game in 2007 (Readers' Vote)
  • MacWorld
    • 2008 - Best of Show Award

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Chris Mintzias (53) added Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (Windows) on Nov 17, 2007
Other platforms contributed by Terok Nor (18320), Servo (55897) and Sicarius (61031)