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Guitar Hero III - Game Only (Xbox 360)

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Genre: Music & Dancing / Video Game for Xbox 360 / Suitable for 12 years and over / Release Date: 2007-11-23 / Published by Activision

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      31.01.2010 16:22

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      more of the same

      There can't be many people in the UK who haven't heard about the success story that is guitar hero. Starting out as a small game for computer nerds this series has exploded into a staple party game. This installment features just over 70 tracks supposedly all written by "legends of rock". Whether you agree with that I guess all depends on personal preference. The game play is the same as all other guitar hero's in that you start off with just a few tracks to play, if you perform them well your "band" progresses to different venues and you get a larger play list to choose from. The game also features a "duel" mode where you can compete against other players in guitar fights that involve trying to be more precise when playing than the opponent whilst using power ups to try and distract them. This game is basically more of the same successful formula that has made the guitar hero series of games so popular. If you like guitar hero then you'll like this. if you don't like playing on a tiny plastic guitar whilst pretending to be in a rock band then you probably wont have much fun with this.

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      30.11.2009 21:17

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      worth a buy

      Guitar hero 3 is an absolute must have for any guitar hero fan, and anyone else who owns an xbox! you are put in the shoes of your favorite silver fingered maestros, and get to play through 80+ songs. There is a career mode which is where you can unlock all the songs, quick play where you can play to get highscores on all the songs youve unlocked. co-op mode (available both online and off) where one person plays guitar, the other plays bass. and a vs mode (again available online and off) all modes are great fun. For me it has the best song list of all GH games. My Name is jonas, by Weezer is a personal favorite of mine because it is good fun on all difficulty levels, and the epic Through the fire and the Flames is a blast even though its Supremely hard! The drawbacks are few and far between, but there are some frustrations, mostly that when you pause a song, when you unpause it flings you straight back into the action, and also the controllers are prone to break, especially for the xbox

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      30.10.2009 16:39

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      Definatly woth a go

      I bought this game for £35 from HMV as i thought for that price you cant go wrong (normal price £70). This is a very different type of game. The package comes with a wireless guitar which is used to play along with the notes that come up on screen. There is a large choice of song, i think around 70 on this particular edition. However there are many guitar heros on the market now, all with different song. There are now hundreds available to play along with. The game gives you a sense that you are actually a rock and roller. The game is ok to play on your own, however it gets a bit boring. The game is best played with a group of people, with multiple guitars in either co-op or versus mode. If you only have 1 guitar you can use a normal 360 remote instead (however this is no where near as fun). There are lots of unlockables, mainly songs and new characters/guiitars etc. You must complete one set of songs before anymore are unlocked. The songs get more difficult to play the futher into the game you get.

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      05.08.2009 12:15
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      A great game, worth investing in!

      Guitar Hero is a game I will always be excited about. It was a revelation in the game industry, to have oversized controllers replicate musical instruments to play a game with. You only have to look at the back and see how many musicians have allowed their music to be put on the game to see how big it is. It's an exciting thing. I guess, if you put it into perspective, this game is no different from the first ever Guitar Hero, except for a few minor improvements and different songs. But that's the genius of it: as you can use the same guitar, each time you don't need to buy new instruments, you can use your 360 guitar from Guitar Hero 1, on any Guitar Hero. So yeah, basically you're spending your money on a load of new songs, rather than anything really really clever, but it's a hype. Kids love it, adults love it, anyone who is at all interested in music loves it. It's a great game to bring out at parties, and it can be seen everywhere. I was just at Download Festival and on a stall right near to the main stage there was a massive Guitar Hero competition going on, whilst bands such as Marilyn Manson, Faith No More and the Prodigy were singing their hearts out on stage. And there was a truckload of audience around this stall, just to play Guitar Hero. Do you need much more proof it's cool?

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        04.08.2009 18:47

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        A good game that should be tried by everyone at least once!

        This really is a game that is for the people out there who really want the challenge of being a guitarist. This game has different difficulty settings that allow the player to play a few chords or shred out the solos just as they would be on a stage by the real guitarist. The graphics once again are severely lacking however, this does not matter as you are so intrigued in the gameplay that none of the graphics become apparent. Whether you are playing in 'Expert' or 'Novice' this game is extremely fun. With a wide range of different songs from many different bands in the campaign and many more to be unlocked afterwards too. This game really does excell in gameplay and fun and the timespan is quite long however, this game is built so that you can simply play a few songs and then come back to it at a later date which means that this game tends to not get boring and i never found it boring at all. The guitar controller is quite noisy but appart from that it is an excellent game that i would recommend to everyone. It is not the cheapest of games but it is really worth the money!

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        03.08.2009 20:45
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        A very good game. recommendable to anyone

        This was the first ever game i bought on the Xbox a couple of years ago, and yet i am still addicted to it. I used to play for hours on this game, something i thought i would never do. I think this game is a perfect way for youngsters to learn about the old days were Eric Clapton was God, and Stevie Ray Vaughn was still alive. If you asked a teenager on the street if they ever heard of the band Foghat, and now they would have. Once you learn the basics of playing the game, you will enjoy it. The first few times are often quite stressfull. All you have to do is set up the guitar, so the strap is attached to the guitar console. Now get into a comfortable position with your writing hand on the strum bar. For the easy level, all you have to do is place your first three fingers on the first three coloured buttons. Now when you stare at the screen, you will see a guitar fretboard come up and some coloured circles coming towards you. Dont panic! All you have to do, is when it gets near the top of the fretboard (the bottom of the screen), you just hold down that corresponding colour with your finger. e.g. if a red button is coming at you first, you hold down the red button. Then when it is near the bottom of your screen, you strum it with your writing hand. It takes a while to get the techniqe down. One you get better and better, you will end up doing chords, which are were you put two fingers down. Another easy tip, is that sometimes the colours can get confusing, so instead you can just number them to your finger. The one furthest on the left is presses down with your first finger. next along is your second finger. If you do end up getting the game, there is a tutorial you can do which will teach you it all. They have a clash of the soft blues and latino of Carlos Santana to hard rock and death metal like Slayer and Metallica. Over the years, Guitar Hero has been very popular with all ages and has come to be very popular. I have known many guitarist who have taken up the guitar due to Guitar Hero because they have finally found an inspiration. My daughter is now a big fan of Carlos Santana and Stevie Ray Vaughn, and therefore has taken up the guitar. When i bought it, i had recieved an offer of £50, although that was a couple of years ago. The prices seem to be falling every couple of months, and now it is only around £34. Which i think is an amazing price for the hours of fun you get out of it. What is also good about this game, is that you can play two types of multiplayer and you can play online. With the multiplayer you can either play together as a team, or play against each other. On the online, you can play against people from all over the world. Another feature of the guitar hero which i find adds to the entertainment is the types of games you can play. You can either work together as a team to build up points, or work against each other to compete for the most points. You can also battle against each other. When you don't make any mistakes for a while, you get a 'weapon' were you can affect the other players perfomance by breaking a string for example. There is so much in this game, it would be impossible to fit it all into this review. However, i have noticed that playing too many hours of this game can damage your eyes, like any other games. Sometimes the game can be slow, especially on the online. It really depends on the perfomance of your console. Another problem that i recieve, is that your fingers tend to hurt after a while and it is hard to relax your muscles in your arms. So my advice is that you play within moderation. Imagine, how society could benefit from games like this. The creativity it creates, especially in the youngster could create a whole new generation of music in the future, better then we have ever know it to be.

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          20.07.2009 18:17
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          Amazing game, really enjoyable

          Another addictive guitar hero game, This one "legends of rock" is another brilliant game. As you can play on Live, you can play against friends whilst talking to them throught the headset. Legends of rock has some brilliant tracks that you will have heard but never known who it was by. The plastic guitar that you get with guitar hero is easy to use. This game can be played on for hours as you get rated on it, something which gives you the insentive to be the best. You can also score points online and then spend them at the shop- buying things such as outfits, people, guitars and of course songs. This game is really easy to use, not much skill is required and there are tutorial available to help you to get better. There are also different levels to play on (easy, Medium... etc) and they help you to improve upon your skill and to generally get better at playing. You can them test yourself against opponents online or on your console. Overall a brilliant game, can't think of anything wrong with it or that needs changing. 5 star

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          08.07.2009 22:11
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          lets be honest, none of us are gonna be actual rock stars...

          I absolutely love this game. I am not afraid to admit that I was initially fairly sceptical over the concept, principally how hard it would be to grasp quickly and whether it would become one of those niche games loved by few and deplored by many. However, from the first time I picked up the axe (again, not ashamed) I was hooked! There is something utterly brilliant from standing in your room acting like a rock God with heavy metal blasting out of your speakers and forgetting for a short while what is really going on. I admit it can be a bit cringe when people walk in unannounced just as you sink to your knees in the middle of an epic guitar solo, but just give them a go, they'll be hooked soon enough. The story mode provides enough consistent challenges (as well as some utterly ridiculous boss battles) to keep you entertained for the long haul. I would imagine though that Rock Band takes this entire experience to a whole new level, an experience that I am yet to enjoy.

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            08.06.2009 13:53

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            An absolute must buy for anyone who likes guitar simulation games.

            Get your plastic guitar powered up and ready to go, because it's gonna be a long session! This game is absolutely fantastic, I received it for christmas 2007 and I still play it occasionally to this day. The track list is perfect for this type of game because unlike Guitar Hero:World Tour, the tracks are only designed with the guitar in mind. I started on easy but quickly found that boring an unchallenging, over the following 6 months I worked up from medium to expert and completed the game, the feeling of achievement when I finally beat raining blood and Lou on expert was brilliant. The challenge doesn't stop there - there are a whole range of difficult and fun to play songs such as Through the fire and Flames (unlocked when you complete the game) and a series of download able tracks. If you're looking for a game to mess around and have fun with some friends on, or a technically challenging game that is truly hard to master; Guitar Hero III can offer you this.

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            29.05.2009 21:54

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            Fantastic Game

            I LOVE THIS GAME! This is the ultimate guitar god indulgence game! Pretend you are a super famous guitar hero by playing along with your guitar controller. The mixture of music I found was extremely good, there was something for everyone and tunes that I had not necessarily heard before I found myself loving and wanting to play them over and over again. There are also some hot favourites as well. It is the ultimate party and barbecue game and everyone can join in whether a guitar pro or someone who has never played an instrument before. The game format itself is very easy to understand and pick up. Basically there is a rolling screen with 5 different colours representing notes. For the beginner level there are just 3 coloured notes and for the harder and expert levels there are 5 coloured notes. The rolling screen rolls slowly for beginners and super fast on the expert level. As the notes come up to the mark on the screen you have to press the corresponding notes on the guitar and strum at the same time! It is quite easy to pick up and there are practice options available if you get stuck on a specific part so you can practice over and over again at different speeds. The graphics are phenomenal and it is easy to get absorbed in the game as the crowd cheer the better you do and boo the worse you are!! You can choose your guitar hero character, dress them and buy more on screen guitars with the more money you earn from doing the gigs and tours on screen. Absolutely fabulous game, suitable for everyone. It is most addictive and you can chop and change between levels easily. You can also play dual which is even better fun and challenge other players online if you have xbox live! This game is a must for everyone!

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            14.05.2009 14:11
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            Well worth the money

            This is a great game for the Xbox. The whole concept of it is just brilliant.There are a number of easier songs unlocked when you buy the game which can be played straight away.You can also start your own band and as you get better youll start playing to bigger crowds in bigger venues.Also by playing this mode youll unlock more songs. In easy mode the guitar/game is simple to play and almost anyone could pick it up and have a go.In the simpliest mode you will only ever have to play 3 out of the five buttons.There are four modes in all with the hardest being almost impossible. The songs themeselves are very good.There is a wide selection including the kaiser chiefs, the killers and Muse. I found the game opened me upto artists that I previoulsy wouldnt have considered buying.(ie Iron Maiden). All in all this is a great game and the guitar looks great sat next to my tv.I also really like the fact that the guitar is wireless whereas it is not with rock back.Means you can really rock out lol.In summary buy this game and you will not be dissapointed.

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            02.05.2009 21:43

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            The most addicting game ever made?

            This was my second venture into the world of 'Benami' after a disasterous experience years ago with the original 'Parrapa the Rapper'. I bought Guitar Hero on a loan day whim and never looked back, it is a simple concept but one that delivers so much fun you wouldnt believe. Completing your first song is satisfying, then completing your first song on medium is satisfying, then hard, and the challenges go on. Anyone who has played Guitar Hero will tell you the same thing, it is hard to put into words just what is so good about Guitar Hero and you have to play it to understand. The best way to illustrate it for me is definitely the Guitar Hero advert featuring Heidi Klum... There is a Guitar hero in all of us and I would most definitely reccomend that you buy this game as soon as possible, you will not regret it

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            23.03.2009 15:14

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            A must buy for guitar hero lovers.

            Do you have the rockstar waiting to break out inside of you. Fed up of only being able to play along to some of your favourite rock songs of all time by air guitar, look no further than guitar hero 3. Amazing guitar game suitable for all ages even though it says 12+, everyone will want a shot of this. With some amazing songs in this game you can rock on all night long with : Kaisier chiefs - ruby rage against the machine - bulls on parade bloc party - helicopter killers- when you were young black sabbath - paranoid there is a song for everyone who loves guitars and rock. When bought alongside the Les Paul wireless controller you can hit the buttons in time with the music sending you fans wild, from across the room while beating your feet to the music and hitting some sweet star power. This game is perfect for you guitar hero lovers or people who have never played the game, but with guitar hero world tour now being released, with a bigger song choice than ever, and 3 instruments and vocals being able to be done, you should maybe for world tour instead.

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            07.02.2009 12:56
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            Guitar Hero 3 Legends Of Rock

            Well i started playing guitar hero 2 which was amazing and i would recommend playing that first before moving on to guitar hero 3 legends of rock. When i herd about it coming out i was over the moon, i bought the game it was excellent i could play songs like cliffs of Dover, through the fire and flames wrote by the famous dragon force. The career mode is excellent there's cool cinematics in between playing each sets, each set gets harder and harder starting from set one which includes the song hit me with your best shot, and the last set includes Cliffs Of Dover. while going through the career you do intense battles against Slash, Tom Morello and play a battle to the song devil went down to Georgia. there are also good online content on xbox live. there can be found extra bonus song packs and also just songs on there own some cost Microsoft points which can be bought on the xbox live market place. As for the online play well, you can do from Co-Op play, which is going through the career mode with someone else on xbox live to battle mode which is same layout and rules as the battles you do in career mode but against a real person which is a lot of fun and challenging. There are four difficulty settings which are Easy, Medium, Hard and Expert each difficult offers rather an extra color note or more complicated playing like for Easy mode you use just Green, Red and Yellow in Medium mode you use Green, Red, Yellow and Blue, in Hard mode you use Green, Red, Yellow, Blue and Orange and in expert well there isn't another color to throw in for you but it gets really complicated and needs excellent playing skills . My experience with there game was excellent it even encouraged me to start playing the guitar and i would recommend this game to any one i would give it a rating of 10/10.

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            01.02.2009 13:20

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            A worthy follow up to Guitar Hero 2

            Guitar Hero 3 is the second Guitar Hero game to be released on the Xbox 360 after the successful Guitar Hero 2. The game adds a different Guitar controller to the game, with the controller now being in the shape of an expensive Les Paul guitar with a nice Black finish. The game also provides you with a variety of stickers you can put on the Guitar to vary it from your friends or the millions of other people who own the game. The game and Guitar cost a RRP of £70 and therefore isn't recommended for people short on money! The game includes the same Career style as the previous in the series; and boring and pointless mode where you play gigs at different venues around the world. The only good thing about this is fistly you can do it in Co-op mode with a friend either locally or around the world, and secondly you can unlock new songs and guitars as you go. This version of Guitar Hero is the first to include Multiplayer via Xbox Live. You can play the co-op mode and try as a team to beat high scores of your favourite songs or simply battle against another gamer around the world to beat his/her score and dance around on stage like a rock God. The songs in this version of the game seem to be more modern than the previous Guitar Hero 2, with bands such as The Killers being present, and therefore this game will likely appeal to more people.

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