Hardest Guitar Hero III Songs

The Top Ten

1 Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce

Only song I've only been able to beat once... others I can beat every time. This one I got lucky with my starpower in the solo to beat it. - ethany

Love this song! This is difficult and there is a paper jamz guitar song where at the end there is notes where you hit them. Its difficult, but not as much as this song which blows off th awesome concept of rock. It smashes the top 26000 times! Just listen to it

The only song I've ever encountered on any guitar hero I can't seem to beat no matter how much practice I have. My highest difficulty I can beat it on Is hard on a good day

I get up to 67-69%... If you can get passed the "synch death" without star power, you could possibly beat the song, but you never know.

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2 The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band

Why is this sixth?
Surely if there were enough Guitar Hero players out there who played the game on Expert then they would know how hard of a song this is, not Though the Fire and Flames. Which is only famous for it's beginning after that it's about as hard as let's say Before I Forget.

I never played it but I got guitar hero at home and I thing this is a LOT harder than Through the Fire and Flames, because it has an incredible solos... This song is just a one big solo, like Through the Fire and Flames, but this song is harder.

This is the hardest song but 5th? Cliffs of dover has got to be the easiest song in its set. Or at least with a regular controller.

MUCH harder than Through The Fire and Flames. At least it's easy to master most of the solos in Through the Fire and Flames. But here, the solos are UNFORGIVING.

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3 Raining Blood - Slayer Raining Blood - Slayer

Nearly impossible. "Mosh 1" is the hardest of all parts due to hundreds of pull-offs (about 14-15 notes/sec). Through The Fires And Flames is harder than this. I've gotten to at least 67-69% through it, and This song? Never got past 30-40%. Even if it is unbelievably short, it takes MONTHS of practice until you get it at least once.

This is a hard song. It starts off eat but the difficulty goes way up very fast.

Hardest all the way MUCH harder than through the fire and flames, that song is just longer than this

Even on easy this song is insane! I barely made it when I tried it for the first time - NikBrusk

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4 One - Metallica One - Metallica

I've been trying to beat this song for years. I think about it constantly. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night, sweating, nervously singing Guitar Solo A. I've lost all my friends, my job, my passion. All I do is play One by Metallica on guitar hero.

I have beat this lots of times. When it gets to the freaky fast Hammer-ons, use all the stored star power and you should pass that part. If you pass this part with moderate ease, you should be able to beat it.

This is the whole song. Basically the same riff. You cannot live, that means you cannot die literally this makes no sense. I know, this should by one from the bottom! Ha! See what I did there?

Always fail right after fast solo

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5 Knights of Cydonia - Muse Knights of Cydonia - Muse

This was personally an easy song for me. Like, really easy. I can see others have problems with it, but "near impossible on expert" just learn to play please.

This song is very hard. The notes in some parts fly down the screen, and it is near impossible to play on expert. - noisyboy43

Great song, its easy up until the first chorus, its just random notes scattered around

Dang, is this song hard. I came up to it thinking it would be no problem, then it SLAMMED me.

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6 The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden

I personally don't think this song is as hard as it seems the intro is fairly easy the verses are pretty much memorise and repeat the solo is the only tricky part but the solo is short compared to songs such as cult of personality

7 Cult of Personality - Living Colour Cult of Personality - Living Colour

the solo is ridculously hard and long

I do not think it is a number 1, but Knights of Cydonia? Come on guys!

This song needs 5th place (after TDWDTG, Through the Fire and Flames, Raining Blood and One), it's solo is so long and hard, that after passing it I'm making mistakes on the easy part just because my fingers are very tired.
Knights of Cydonia isn't hard, after you'll learn how to shred about 15 nps and you'll make it to the tapping part, rest of the song is very easy.
The number of the Beast is a bit harder than Knights of Cydonia, but still easier than Cult of Personality, after you'll pass the beginning, rest of the song is simple (until the repeat of the starting riff).

8 Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson

Fairly easy on expert if you get the first 2 star power sets. Even if you don't have the star power, if you are at least in the greens on the rock meter and you are a good strummer, pretty easy. The rest of the song you got to find the rhythm and it will be easy. I beat it almost every time I do it.

This song is easy on guitar and expert, except for the one part in the beginning where you need to like keep holding orange or something, but get past that and your home free

It is dead simple on the controller I usually get 95%

I dare anyone on this site to play this on an "Actual" guitar.

9 The Way It Ends - Prototype The Way It Ends - Prototype

This song is the most strenuous and endurance-testing song in the entire Guitar Hero series, in my opinion, behind maybe Fury of the Storm or something like Chemical Warfare. So many rapid-strumming sections, a solo that is in no way a push-over, and unorthodox chords that can cause trouble. Not the hardest song in the game, but certainly higher than #9 (definitely harder than Number of the Beast)

Why the hell is this ninth? This song is packed with fast strumming throughout this dificult song along with fast hand changes and a very difficult solo. By far one of the hardest songs on Guitar Hero 3. Why is Fury of the Storm and Eruption here? They're not on Guitar Hero 3! Seriously people read what you click on.

On Expert this song is insanely fast, and it has a very difficult solo as well.

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10 Before I Forget - Slipknot Before I Forget - Slipknot

The first song I failed on expert difficulty. Holy crap, that damn bridge hurts so bad that my hands were numb for an hour after I finally beat this damn song.

Can't get past this song on expert cause of the bridge, it is so hard to keep in rhythm on the split chords part, even with star power I fail that part

This song is just difficult in the part where its nothing but the semi split double notes. Holy crap!

For me rapid solos are easy but songs like this with rapid double-note smashing are just ridicilous. Can't keep up with the rhythm at all. Songs like cult of personality or cliffs of dover are a piece of cake compared to this one.

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The Newcomers

? Take This Life - In Flames Take This Life - In Flames

Super hard why is it not in the top ten

? Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan

The Contenders

11 Nothing for Me Here - Dope Nothing for Me Here - Dope

most people probably haven't played this song but its hard

Laugh out loud this and the top 2 are the ones I just can't beat

12 Mauvais Garçon - Naast

This song is really tricky to play, but its also fun.

Fast fingers are needed for this song or it's over

13 Stricken - Disturbed Stricken - Disturbed

I can make it through everything accept this song on hard difficulty. D: Devil's work. - Steeluhers

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14 F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X. - The Fall of Troy F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X. - The Fall of Troy

I can't believe this isn't even on the top 20... This is, by far, one of the hardest strumming songs IN THE GAME. The continuous 3 note back to back motion, and the insane solo at the end is crazy. Your fingers will hurt halfway through. But hey, maybe it's just me...

I can do all the songs on medium apart from this one..

15 Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine

This is one of the easiest songs in the game one of the first expert songs I 5 starred

16 The Metal - Tenacious D The Metal - Tenacious D

This is pretty hard I have to admit.

17 Stockholm Syndrome - Muse Stockholm Syndrome - Muse

You download it genius. Ever heard of DLC? You probably just have a Wii.

This song isn't in guitar hero 3, why is it on the list?

18 Cities On Flame With Rock and Roll - Blue Oyster Cult Cities On Flame With Rock and Roll - Blue Oyster Cult

This song's solo is ridiculous.

19 Monsters - Matchbook Romance Monsters - Matchbook Romance
20 Guitar Battle vs. Tom Morello

This song is not a song to mess with and it is super difficult to be at that time in the game.

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Top Remixes (10)

1. The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band
2. Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce
3. Raining Blood - Slayer
1. Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce
2. Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson
3. One - Metallica
1. Raining Blood - Slayer
2. The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band
3. The Way It Ends - Prototype

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