Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

released on Oct 28, 2007

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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I could list three systems here because I owned this game so many times. Guitar Hero III is to this day the best in the series to me, and it's a huge personal favorite of mine. Just the most solid, polished game in the series with plenty of challenge. I've still never FCed Through the Fire and Flames no matter how close I've gotten. That's too tall a mountain to climb at this point, but at least the game still bangs.

Don't get me wrong, it's still a very solid entry in the franchise, but by episode III the Guitar Hero fatigue was already starting to hit. It only got worse when they got into a full-on war with Rock Band after Harmonix left the franchise.

If you don't have the guitar controller, don't even bother. You need to experience that thing firsthand to understand how cool this was. My first ever rhythm game, a genre I grew to love immensely. It also introduced me to some hella cool rock and metal, particularly Metallica and Dragonforce^
^Dragonforce isn't that cool but i like it ok :(

This was my introduction to music instrument games. For whatever reason, I mostly ignored the first two entries but got hooked to this game every since I tried a booth demo at a Toys R Us store. I purchased the game shortly thereafter and this became a staple party game during my college days so goes without saying that I have a lot of fun and crazy memories with the game.
I'm a big rock fan so the soundtrack was excellent and to my liking. Visuals were not the greatest in the Wii version but they were adequate and ultimately all that mattered were looking at the notes in the middle of the screen. Guitar controller was a bit cumbersome for the Wii version since you had to attach the wiimote to the guitar controller in order to use some of the features such as tilting the controller to activate the guitar power.
Unfortunately, I was not able to beat Through the Fire and the Flames in Expert, that would have been a really cool gaming 'career' goal to achieve (actually I don't think I was able to complete the song in Hard either haha).

Had a lot of fun with these games at my cousins place, ended up getting into rock music beacuse of it.