Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock is a music rhythm game that was developed by Neversoft and published by Activision. It was released on October 28, 2007, for PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360. The game was also later released for PlayStation 2 on November 13, 2007. Guitar Hero III was the first game in the series to be developed by Neversoft after Activision acquired RedOctane.
The gameplay of Guitar Hero III is similar to the previous games in the series. The player uses a guitar-shaped controller to simulate playing lead, bass, and rhythm guitar parts in rock songs. The notes appear on the screen, and the player must hit them in time with the music to score points. The game features a career mode where players progress through a series of songs to unlock new guitars and venues.
Guitar Hero III features a diverse soundtrack with songs from various rock genres. The game includes tracks from artists such as Guns N’ Roses, Metallica, The Rolling Stones, and Aerosmith. The game also includes original songs by fictional bands like Iron Cobra and The Grim Reapers.
Guitar Hero III also features a multiplayer mode where players can compete against each other locally or online. The game includes several competitive modes, including Face-Off, Pro Face-Off, and Battle mode. In Battle mode, players can use power-ups to sabotage their opponents’ performance.
Guitar Hero III was a commercial success, selling over 1.4 million copies in its first week of release in North America. The game received generally positive reviews, with critics praising the gameplay, soundtrack, and multiplayer modes. However, some criticized the game’s difficulty and lack of innovation compared to previous entries in the series.
Guitar Hero III was the last game in the series to feature the original guitar controller design. It was also the last game in the series developed by Neversoft before the franchise was passed on to other developers. Despite its commercial success, the Guitar Hero franchise began to decline in popularity in the following years, leading to its eventual discontinuation.
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock was released on October 28, 2007, for PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360. The game was the first in the series to be developed by Neversoft and was praised for its diverse soundtrack and multiplayer modes. Guitar Hero III was a commercial success, but the franchise began to decline in popularity in the following years.