Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

Download Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and unleash your inner rock star! Master iconic songs, perform incredible solos, and become a legend on the virtual stage. Grab your axe and start rocking now!
Platforms: XBox 360, PC, Playstation 3, Playstation 2
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See also: Rhythm Games, Dancing Games, Guitar Hero Games
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock is a rock 'n roll rhythm game and the third game in the Guitar Hero franchise. Like the previous two Guitar Hero titles and the Rock Band franchise, Legends of Rock puts the player in the shoes of an aspiring guitarist on their rise to glory. Starting off as a lowly garage band playing gigs around town, you and your friends quickly rise to fame as you shred on your guitar. Guitar Hero 3 contains a variety of new modes as well, including a cooperative career as well as online multiplayer. For those who've mastered the first two Guitar Hero titles, Legends of Rock provides an ample amount of challenge, putting your fingers to the test. If you think you have what it takes to become a true rock legend, give Guitar Hero 3 a try!

Main Game Features

  • Solo and multiplayer game modes
  • Over 70 songs to play
  • Multiple difficulty levels


In the main Career mode, Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock follows your custom character trying to win fame and fortune as a member of a small rock band. In order to progress to the next level of your career, you successfully impress the audience at your concerts by performing well in various songs.

Along the way, you'll compete in guitar-battles against other legendary musicians, including Slash from Guns N' Roses and Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine! In the Co-op Career mode, you and your buddy play as two friends who link up with a drummer and singer, film a music video, and even go on to play a gig in Japan. These extra scenes provide some great motivation to keep jamming on, as you skyrocket to fantastical levels of fame.


Just like in previous Guitar Hero titles, players use a guitar peripheral with five fret buttons, pressing colored notes in time with the current song. On easier difficulties, players are only required to tap a few buttons, but on the highest difficulty, advanced guitar skills are basically required. Playing notes in succession without a mistake raises your combo meter, which in turn increases your score. You can also collect “star power” by completing sequences of notes flawlessly, which can be activated to double your combo meter. If you fail to keep up with the notes or miss too many, the crowd will turn on you, failing the song. Luckily, there are four difficulty levels to choose from, each one providing a significant step up in challenge. At the end of each song, you're given a star rating based on your performance.

There are a variety of modes to choose from in Guitar Hero 3, providing plenty of different ways to rock with your friends. In addition to the single-player and cooperative Career modes, players can enjoy fierce, competitive multiplayer matches both locally and online. Besides the standard score-based face-offs, you can challenge opponents in Battle mode, where players earn power-ups that can be used to disrupt the other player. As you play Guitar Hero 3, you'll also earn coins which can be spent in the in-game store, unlocking new songs to play. There are over two dozen extra songs to unlock, giving players plenty of reason to keep coming back for more.


Whether you enjoy rhythm games or fancy yourself a guitarist, Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock continues to make it easy to live the life of a rock and roll star. The gameplay is as addictive as ever, providing a great mixture of intense and almost-zen moments of musical bliss. The long list of songs is well-curated, featuring tons of rock classics and modern hits.


Whether you're trying to get the max stars on every song in the game or just enjoying some casual competition with friends, Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock is tons of fun.


  • Addictive gameplay
  • Lots of replayability
  • Good soundtrack


  • Some songs feel unfair
  • Limited music genres

Download Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

XBox 360

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

Minimal System Requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Pentium D (Dual Core) 2.8GHZ, AMD Athlon 64 3500+
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 7600, ATI Radeon X800+
  • VRAM: 128 MB
  • HDD: 6 GB

System Requirements:

  • CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo 2.4GHZ, AMD Athlon Dual Core 4400+
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • OS: Vista
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 8800+, ATI Radeon 2600+
  • VRAM: 256 MB
  • HDD: 6 GB
Playstation 3

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
Playstation 2

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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