Best Guitar Hero Games


The Top Ten

1 Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

what an amazing game! thank you activision and harmonix for this amazing song selection.

I've owned them all and I always come back to this one! Amazing song choice

I grew up with this game, and I absolutely love it.

Best setlist

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2 Guitar 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.

I love this game but mine broke and it makes me want to die, without this game I am nothing

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.

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3 Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock

This has to be the most underrated guitar hero game of all time because it features so many good songs like sudden death and bohemian rhapsody, plus the storyline is really cool because you can transform characters and you have to release the demigod of Rock, the boss fight in my opinion is better than the “bosses” in guitar hero 3, I only have both games but those are probably the best.

Best setlist for metal fans
dillinger escape plan, slayer, children of bodom, 3 megadeth songs, rush, and john 5
great setlist - Metalfan2112

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 game was so good. Sad that it didn't do very wells sales wise. The Megadeth Track was killer. Every track was killer actually.

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4 Guitar 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

Yes this game was a very good one my favorite about this game is the selection of tool songs and the stage that you play the songs on. 8/10 FoxHunter9197

Its got better songs than the rest, crazy train etc and is not too hard like gh3

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5 Guitar Hero 2

Guitar Hero 2 Is one of the games that started my life, I feel like this game should be at number 2. This Game gives me a complete challenge and it holds the hardest song in the franchise "Jordan" By Buckethead. Hammer ons were a little bit better than guitar hero 1 but it is still hard to hammer on. I play guitar hero 2 more than I play guitar hero 3

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.

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6 Guitar Hero 5

This game is lit because you can play as Kurt Cobain and Johnny cash

This is my favorite Guitar Hero game.
It has good songs, the gameplay is awesome and you can create your own avatar wich is awesome.

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.

The track list here is phenomenal, greatest game in my opinion. The addition of letting you make your own tracks creates infinite possibilities for tracks as well. Love it

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7 Guitar Hero Smash Hits

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.

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 should be higher if it even belongs on the list because it has songs from all different guitar hero games and improves on them

This the best guitar hero game why hello smash hits that's why

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8 Guitar Hero Aerosmith

This game sucks on the Wii lol - HenryMan73

First two songs are dream police and an amazing cover of all the young dudes

name two better song choices than those two because those songs are amazing songs - Metalfan2112

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.

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9 Guitar Hero Van Halen

Some of the best songs and the best stage performances. it feels like you're really at a concert. Very immersive game play!

Love Van Halen

One of the best! The song choices are amazing!

Are you kidding me?! Best of them all

10 Guitar Hero

The original was awesome, the characters were THE coolest looking, the stages were sick, and the songs were classics, but because it's the first, it does have flaws.

The original is always the best

Oh boy the memories I had with this thing! It doesn't need a deep story like GHWOR but yeah the hammer ons WERE bad but the characters design songs everything was amazing this IS my favorite GH game of all time

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.

The Contenders

11 Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s Greatest Hits

Great selection of hair metal. A little too easy though.

It's songs from the 80s it's awesome

I love it so much

Play this one

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12 Guitar 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". - Kluuz

The best guitar hero game on the ds I loved it

13 Guitar Hero Live

This is the only version I've played except for the Wii version and it's awesome. I have Guitar Hero (I think it's for the Wii, anyway) and the thing that bothers me is the layout of the guitar keys on it. While watching videos of people playing other versions of Guitar Hero, I noticed that the guitars' keys still had that annoying layout. The buttons being all in a line.. Just seeing that frustrates the hell out of me. In Guitar Hero Live, the guitar is much better - The buttons have 3 on top and 3 on the bottom. That's much better! Now it's so easy and smooth switching from button to button and doing two buttons at the same time! - LemonComputer

This is the new generation of guitar hero. I know it's not like the old games, but it is a huge improvement to modern gaming. Some say this game is terrible because there's no bass option or drums and microphone, but if you want all that, play Rock Band. The game is called Guitar Hero! It doesn't need additional band instruments.

The music videos in this make this game awesome!

Don't worry about all the pop songs they won't even be on disc. Still, this game looks more realistic and has no bass and drums this time. A fresh new life. - thomwim

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14 Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades

It good game best ever game

Another guitar hero game for Ds really good and fun to play

15 Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits

Fun for a Ds game

This is the best game for Ds

The best one for Ds

16 Guitar Hero iOS

A really fun guitar hero game for iOS

It only had 3 notes wich made it so I can fc EASY p.s where is the picture

17 DJ Hero

It's good I liked dj hero

18 DJ Hero 2
19 Band Hero

I'm a big fan of a lot of the songs in this game. Great selection but not the greatest.

I agree. This game mainly focuses more on pop music, but there is American Pie, Y.M.C. A, Mr Roboto and Kung Fu Fighting

20 Green Day: Rock Band

It's green day rock band it's great

I love this one

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1. Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock
2. Guitar Hero World Tour
3. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
1. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
2. Guitar Hero World Tour
3. Guitar Hero Metallica
1. Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock
2. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock
3. Guitar Hero Metallica

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