Best Guitar Hero Games


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The Top Ten

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
what an amazing game! thank you activision and harmonix for this amazing song selection.
Great multiplayer: co-op/versus/online. Best tracklist ever. Sweet graphics. Can be played with guitar or controller. Plus, Judy Nails is hot!
I've owned them all and I always come back to this one! Amazing song choice
[Newest]Love the play list, just love it

2Guitar Hero Metallica
This should be Number One, because it features the greatest band in the world and has a great selection of songs from other bands that Metallica like, unlike in the others where it is all the makers of the games favourite songs.
Expert drums is a blast! This game made my wife a Metallica fan. The audio is first rate if you have good equipment.
This is the best on because it's the heaviest. I wish they kept Angel of death in it instead of war ensemble but whatever. I just wish that it was more about Thrash metal and heavy metal and included bands like Megadeth and more slayer and anthrax and judas priest even though there not Thrash and Iron maiden.
[Newest]Master of puppets enough said

3Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock
Best variety of songs by far! I agree with another comment about how the better player you are, the more fun this game is. It provides not only fun, challenging songs, but ridiculously intense songs that keep the most experienced players coming back and retrying stuff. Interesting incorporation of "quest mode" as well, was good to see a change in the typical career mode everyone expected.
This list is screwed up! It totally should be...

Warriors of rock
Guitar hero I
Guitar hero Metallica
Guitar hero World Tour
Guitar hero II
And so on. But this needs to be at the top! Best songs by far!
I love this game... OK so I am a professional and featured
Player of rock band and guitar hero and I have played all of
Them... And the best band and guitar game is... "Guitar Hero Warriors Of Rock".
[Newest]You defeat the final boss in the most logically feasible way possible: by obliterating it with three consecutive Megadeth songs, of course.


4Guitar Hero World Tour
This guitar hero game has the best online server its much better than The others. You need to make a World Tour part 2! PS4 oh yes
Its got better songs than the rest, crazy train etc and is not too hard like gh3
love crazy train, livin on a prayer and about a girl
[Newest]Has some of the best song choices out of the series. Rebel Yell and The Middle are two of my favorites.

5Guitar Hero 5
There are one reason that go with number 1 and 2
1. Guitar Hero 3 and 5 got rated 8.9 the two highest. (That I know of)
2. In Guitar Hero 5 you can play as Kurt Cobain, Johnny Cash, Carlos Santana, etc.
Why is this so high 1. the songs that are not dlc aren't that hard 2. It had messed up features like guys can sing girl song and girls can sing guy songs 3. This is the reason people had lower expectations for the next two games.
curt cobain and carlos santana are playable! woww and fantastic songs!


6Guitar Hero Smash Hits
Some of the good songs on this game are missing. I believe the Cowboys Of Hell song on this version is live but I prefer it to be back to the original version. Stop! Also does not need that speech at the beginning. Also it should've added 18 and life, Bang your head metal health, I ran (So far away), Balls to the Wall, Dead!, She sells Sanctuary and War Pigs. Also Welcome to the jungle and Sweet child o'mine with a guns n roses guest star. I think it should've added World Tour and Metallica songs as well.
This has ALL the best songs from Guitar Hero 1, 2, 3, and Rock the 80s. Instead of switching discs to play the best songs from all, just put this one in. They're all here.
I never played this one but its guitar hero that is what it a good game ps. Metallica is the best guitar hero game ever

7Guitar Hero 2
Guitar Hero 2 is purely amazing. This has the second widest range of songs, and the highest completion-ist qualities. This has some of the easiest songs for beginners, and THE hardest song in Guitar Hero history to even BEAT "Jordan" by Buckethead... This and Warriors of Rock are by far the greatest additions to the collection with World Tour right behind them.
When Guitar Hero 2 came out, the franchise reached it's peak. The first 2 games are the best closely followed by Guitar Hero 5. What makes this game great is it's perfection of gameplay.

Legends of Rock (I) is the WORST Guitar Hero game ever made. The only thing that makes it good is the inclusion of Holiday in Cambodia and Story of My Life. But they messed hip the with glitchy audio, mismatched notes with audio and poop.
This game was my first, and is probably what got me gaming. It is easily the best, because it added encores, practice mode, and the BEST soundtrack! Seriously, the gameplay is impeccable and this is one of the best games ever.

8Guitar Hero
This game was okay but three bad things: The game is very short, there are no encores on this game and the Hammer ons and pull offs are very glitchy. I mean you have to be very accurate. You can't just slide your finger you have to be precise. Also all the songs are covered by WaveGroup and I would prefer some master recoridngs, like GH2.

9Guitar Hero Aerosmith
It had the best band story with the limited stages

I believe it could of had more Aerosmith songs then it did but it managed to get a hip hop song in it.

Also it would have been better to sing these songs too but except for that it clearly is my favourite one for now
This game should've included Same Old Song and Dance, Cryin', Last Child and especially I don't wanna miss a thing. Very populated Aerosmith song. I don't understand why it is not on there. Also, I think some more Aerosmith songs should've been added to Greatest Hits, too.
Joe Perry Playable Charecter YEAH!


10Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s Greatest Hits
This games songs were straight fire
I love it so much

The Contenders

11Guitar Hero Van Halen
One of the best! The song choices are amazing!
Are you kidding me?! Best of them all

12Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits

13Guitar Hero: On Tour
Guitar Hero: On Tour has received mixed reviews. In general, critics felt the game captured the majority of the elements of the Guitar Hero series, and IGN commented that the note tracks were well done as to provide "a great challenge with a solid difficulty curve".


14Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades

15Guitar Hero iOS

16Guitar Hero Live

17Band Hero

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