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Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Bundle With Guitar - PC/Mac (Wired bundle)

by Aspyr
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews) 79 / 100

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Platform: PC/Mac
Edition: Wired bundle
  • More than 70 of the most legendary rock anthems of all-time
  • Added multiplayer modes: arcade inspired Guitar Battle and the dual shredding co-op career
  • Challenge the legends of rock and roll in boss battles
  • Take those axe shredding skills online and rock around the world
  • All-new tricked out venues taking you to hell and back

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Platform: PC/Mac | Edition: Wired bundle
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  • ASIN: B000W5UNLY
  • Product Dimensions: 31.4 x 12.2 x 4 inches ; 5.8 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: December 4, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,155 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Product Description

Platform: PC/Mac | Edition: Wired bundle

Unleash your inner rock star! Fire up the fretboard, crank up the amp and get ready to rock like never before. Guitar Hero III drops you into the spotlight of the largest and most legendary rock concert ever. The star studded soundtrack includes master tracks by such legendary artists as The Rolling Stones, Beastie Boys and Pearl Jam.

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73 of 74 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't be afraid: This is the Guitar Hero you love. December 9, 2007
Platform for Display:PC/Mac|Edition:Wired bundle
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
When I first heard that a PC-port of Guitar Hero III was on its way, I was ecstatic. I refused to think about how terrible Aspyr ports tend to be, and I just took it for what it was: the best thing, in my opinion, about console gaming coming to PC. I no longer would have to look upon my friends' Xbox 360s longingly.

Then the bad news: it would come with the Xplorer guitar instead of the lovely new wireless Les Paul. If you haven't used the new Les Paul, you won't be as heartbroken, but trust me: it is a huge difference. It's akin to using an Epiphone instead of a Gibson.

And more bad news. Apparantly Guitar Hero III is a system hog; even top of the line rigs used by IGN for their reviews had stuttering issues and low framerates at times. My system is far from bad, but my 8800 GTS and AMD 5000+ couldn't touch their rigs. Stuttering would make any rhythm game unplayable; worthless. I decided not to buy it.

Fast-forward a couple of weeks. I'm in Best Buy looking at LCD monitors and I see Guitar Hero III for PC. A mere mortal, I cannot resist. I get home, install the game, and plug the guitar in. I already have an Xbox 360 controller for windows, so I didn't even need to install new drivers for the guitar. It loads, and I go to quick play to try out a song; I am surprised.

The game runs flawlessly, nary a hickup, with a very high framerate, graphics and physics on high, at 1600 x 1200. In short, it is even better than the console versions. Why was my experience so different than that of reviewers, and many other people? Probably because I keep my drivers up to date religiously, and had the 169.17 (nvidia) beta drivers installed; I think I read on some forums that these improve performance in Guitar Hero.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome, just awesome... but... March 3, 2008
Platform for Display:PC/Mac|Edition:Wired bundle
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
my fingers hurt, as I am totally addicted!! From what I've seen of the game on a ps2, I can't think of anything that's missing on this one - except I'm not sure how to do hyperspeed, or if you can. However, the minimum computer requirements may not get it to run smoothly.

Mac compatibility review:
(both have Leopard and at least 30 gigs of free hard drive space)

MacBook Pro: 2.2 Intel Core 2 Duo with 2 gigs of memory, video card (GeForce 8600M GT) etc match the game requirements. Does not play smoothly. Lags, and the audio hiccups just enough to be annoying. Playable, but unhappily.

White Intel iMac 2.16 Intel Core 2 Duo with 3 gigs of memory, minimum required video card(NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT) plays excellently, no lags, just perfect. Even can use crowd graphics, etc, and run it with programs like Photoshop running in the background.

I'm not sure if it is just the extra gig of memory making the difference, since the otherwise the specs are slightly better on the laptop, and the game says it only needs one gig of memory.

So I'm a happy customer, but only because my imac plays it smoothly. However, Considering the investment, I'm not sure it's not worth spending an extra $120 for a PS2 for portability, more accessories, other versions of the game, etc. You also have to have the CD in the computer you are playing on, which is annoying if you have two computers, or you are worried about durability moving it back and forth or with you if you have a laptop. Plus your progress is only saved on the computer you played on.

The online feature is great to play against other people, I have not tried battling someone using a keyboard, but it seems like it would take some of the fun out of it.
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27 of 35 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Rocking The P.C. December 4, 2007
Platform for Display:PC/Mac|Edition:Wired bundle
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
This year, the Guitar Hero franchise has definitely proved that it has exploded beyond the brink of excitement. With Guitar Hero II earlier this year, as a debut for the Xbox 360, and Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock making its debut for the Nintendo Wii and Playstation 3, gamers of the new console eras do know what it is like to jam beyond excitement. But, there have been some misteps like Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks The 80's, which didn't show it way into the heart of gamers well, by being more about guilty pleasures, and not driving in the fans. But now, there is one new addition to Guitar Hero series that can make it home, the P.C., as it finally gets its way into rocking out loud.

Guitar Hero III: Legends Of Rock for the P.C. takes on the popular music game series for the first time, as you jam to 70 different songs. The gameplay is the same as it has shown from the other game systems, but the thought of bringing it to the P.C. takes on a whole new meaning. The graphics work well with Windows XP, adn the newest operating system Vista. You get to jam your way through great rock classics like Rock And Roll All Night by Kiss, Heart's Baracudda, and the Santana standard Black Magic Woman, as well as surprises like Hit Me With Your Best Shot by 80's icon Pat Benetar, and Sabatoge by The Beastie Boys. The game also has great gameplay features like co-op mode, where two gamers can rock out in career mode, and battle mode where you match your licks against rock greats like Slash from Velvet Revolver and Guns N' Roses. While the battle mode could've had more challenges, the though of seeing this game on the computer is worth the wait. The game also includes a specialty guitar controller which works well with the gameplay.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Functional
It functions, the only issue is that the whammy bar is broken. It swings around like the propeller of a motorboat at full speed. haha
Published 5 months ago by Christopher Mowery
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Game
My son loves this game. He plays it all the time.
Published 12 months ago by Lana
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun Game
Great game (and unfortunately, really the only option for PC). Guitar responds quickly, no lag ... and the USB cord is long enough to let you rock out without worry of damaging... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Donabed C. Kopoian
1.0 out of 5 stars FALSE ADVERTISING
This product DOES NOT come with the guitar but CLEARLY states that it does.

I am disappointed in amazon for not taking care of products that are falsely advertised.
Published 17 months ago by Mike
5.0 out of 5 stars The best Guitar Hero ever made.
Out of all the Guitar heroes I have played, this one is by far the best. The songs, thew flow, everything. Just fantastic.
Published 22 months ago by colton
5.0 out of 5 stars its great for fun by yourself or with family.
This is a great product. I think it is challenging playing the colors that pop up on the screen. The fun lasts for hours and is even more fun with a second opponent. Read more
Published on April 9, 2013 by James I Van Asten
2.0 out of 5 stars Those jerks that sent it to me
Didn't even include the freaking guitar. I just got the game with no playing apparatus. It was bull. Read more
Published on March 3, 2013 by Ampheromine
5.0 out of 5 stars Good product but too expensive.
I really liked this product for my wii but i had to sell that a while ago. I decided it would makes sense to buy it for the computer and it has been a lot of fun.
Published on February 1, 2013 by Nathan
5.0 out of 5 stars BE CAREFUL when buying this used...
There are a couple of third party sellers, Media&Books_Store and dream2dance89, in the "used" section selling this with the game only - NO guitar, despite the fact that the... Read more
Published on January 12, 2013 by Amazon Customer
1.0 out of 5 stars still have not got the guitar
when i bought this i was informed that the guitar was with it. and i got the game the stickers but did not get the guitar
Published on January 8, 2013 by elizabeth
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