Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

6.0 Overall Score
Graphics: 5/10
Sound: 7/10
Controls: 7/10

More songs, opportunities for new artists

Battles, not much variety in music

Game Info

Game Name: Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

Developer(s): Neversoft/Vicarious Visions/Aspyr Media

Publisher(s): Activision

Platform(s): PS3, XBox 360, Wii, PC

Genre(s): Music

Release Date(s): October 28, 2007 (PS3, XBox 360, Wii)/November 12, 2007 (PC)

ESRB Rating: T


I’ll swallow your soul!

You’ve formed a band and made a deal with the Devil…Now you’ve got to battle your way through your tour and fight Satan himself to win you and your band’s souls back.

After Guitar Hero II, the guys at Guitar Hero had a lot of pressure on them.  The result was to try to be inventive with the game.  The Guitar “battles” were a result…and a failed result at that.  It was frustrating to reach a battle and try to “fight” a boss when all you want to do is play music.  It also might be the only thing keeping you from advancing.

The Guitar Hero III setlist also isn’t the most wide range of musicians.  It did continue to allow some newer artists a chance to show off their songs (something that has lacked in future editions of both it and Rock Band), but it could have used that space for a bit more variety in the game.

The Guitar Hero III:  Legends of Rock complete song setlist:

3’s & 7’s—Queens of the Stone Age

Anarchy in the U. K.—The Sex Pistols


Before I Forget—Slipknot

Black Magic Woman—Santana

Black Sunshine—White Zombie

Bulls on Parade—Rage Against the Machine

Cherub Rock—The Smashing Pumpkins

Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll—Blue Oyster Cult

Cliffs of Dover—Eric Johnson

Cult of Personality—Living Colour

The Devil Went Down to Georgia—Steve Ouimette

Even Flow—Pearl Jam

Guitar Battle vs. Slash—Slash

Guitar Battle vs. Tom Morello—Tom Morello

Helicopter—Bloc Party

Hit Me with Your Best Shot—Pat Benatar

Holiday in Cambodia—Dead Kennedys

Knights of Cydonia—Muse

Kool Thing—Sonic Youth

La Grange—ZZ Top

Lay Down—Priestess

The Metal—Tenacious D

Miss Murder—AFI

Mississippi Queen—Mountain

Monsters—Matchbook Romance

My Name Is Jonas—Weezer

The Number of the Beast—Iron Maiden


Paint It Black—The Rolling Stones

Paranoid—Black Sabbath

Pride and Joy—Stevie Ray Vaughan

Raining Blood—Slayer

Reptilia—The Strokes

Rock and Roll All Nite—Kiss

Rock You Like a Hurricane—Scorpions

Sabotage—Beastie Boys

Same Old Song and Dance—Aerosmith

School’s Out—Alice Cooper

The Seeker—The Who

Slow Ride—Foghat

Story of My Life—Social Distortion


Suck My Kiss—Red Hot Chili Peppers

Sunshine of Your Love—Cream

Talk Dirty to Me—Poison

Welcome to the Jungle—Guns N’ Roses

When You Were Young—The Killers

Bonus Songs:

Avalancha—Heroes del Silencio

Can’t Be Saved—Senses Fail

Closer—Lacuna Coil

Don’t Hold Back—The Sleeping

Down ‘n Dirty—L. A. Slum Lords

F. C. P. R. E. M. I. X.—The Fall of Troy

Generation Rock—Revolverheld

Go that Far—Bret Michaels Band

Heir kommt Alex—Die Toten Hosen

I’m in the Band—Hellacopters

Impulse—An Endless Sporadic

In Love—Scouts of St. Sebastian

In the Belly of a Shark—Gallows

Mauvais Garcon—Naast

Metal Heavy Lady—Lions

Minus Celsius—Backyard Babies

My Curse—Killswitch Engage

Nothing for Me Here—Dope

Prayer of the Refugee—Rise Against

Radio Song—Superbus

Ruby—Kaiser Chiefs

She Bangs the Drum—The Stone Roses

Take This Life—In Flames

The Way It Ends—Prototype

Through the Fire and Flames—DragonForce


Push them buttons ’til your fingers bleed!

In addition to a less varied setlist, Guitar Hero III is just playing hard.  It is one of the more difficult music games out there and a challenge from get-go.  It feels much less inspiring that Guitar Hero II and maybe it was because players were already feeling a bit jaded to the format…Guitar Hero’s next challenge would be Rock Band which would come out the next month and change things for the company.  Guitar Hero III was followed by Guitar Hero:  World Tour.

Related Links:

Guitar Hero II

Guitar Hero:  World Tour

Guitar Hero 5

Author: JPRoscoe View all posts by
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