About the Product
- 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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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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
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.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It functions, the only issue is that the whammy bar is broken. It swings around like the propeller of a motorboat at full speed. hahaPublished 20 months ago by Christopher Mowery
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 morePublished on May 13, 2014 by Donabed C. Kopoian
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.
Out of all the Guitar heroes I have played, this one is by far the best. The songs, thew flow, everything. Just fantastic.Published on August 2, 2013 by colton
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 morePublished on April 9, 2013 by James I Van Asten
Didn't even include the freaking guitar. I just got the game with no playing apparatus. It was bull. Read morePublished on March 3, 2013 by Ampheromine
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
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 morePublished on January 12, 2013 by Randy Smith