Hardest Guitar Hero III Songs

The Top Ten

1 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

So, I usually play Guitar Hero on medium and this is the ONLY song I've completed once. I completed it once on EASY.

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2 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.

This is hands down the hardest song in GH3. - mhroblak

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3 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.

Even on easy this song is harder than the others. When I played this when I was a noob to Guitar Hero I literally was like nope! I ended up doing all the bonus songs and all the other career songs before doing this song.

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

I've heard this song so many times... even before playing GHIII...
At least I could finish Dragonforce...
This... this is impossible...

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4 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

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 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!

The one I got stuck on in expert

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).

7 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

8 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 Before I Forget - Slipknot

Who the hell stated Knights of Cydonia was harder than this one? Definitely the 5th hardest song in the game, due to the insane amount of 3 notes chords that you have to play pretty fast, and of course the demonic bridge. Every part of this track is atrociously overcharted, making it harder to beat than any of the previous tracks in the game

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 is a classic example of song being poorly translated to guitar hero. palm muter power chords being split notes is way harder on a gh controller than a real guitar. That is one of the easiest bridges to play IRL, but its hard on guitar hero.

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10 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.

The bonus songs like this and Take This Life are very underrated on this list.

1. The Devil Went to Georgia
2. Through The Fire And Flames
3. Raining Blood
4. One
5. The Way It Ends
6. Cult of Personality
7. Before I Forget
8. Take This Life
9. Knights of Cydonia
10. The Number of the Beast - mhroblak

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The Contenders

11 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 Take This Life - In Flames

This song is very hard it should be in the top ten for sure

Super hard why is it not in the top ten

Only song from basic GH3 I've never passed. Strumming is too intensive and there is no moment for rest. Way harder to beat (however probably not to FC) than Through the Fire and Flames. In terms of passing, here's my list (including only basic GH3 songs, excluding DLC, so TDWDTG is not here):

1. Take This Life
2. Through The Fire And Flames
3. The Way It Ends
4. Raining Blood
5. Before I Forget
6. Nothing for Me Here
7. Mauvais Garcon
8. Knights of Cydonia
9. F.C.P.R.E.M.I.X.
10. The Number of The Beast
11. Cult of Personality
12. One
13. My Curse
14. Impulse
15. Cliffs of Dover
16. I'm in the Band
17. Monsters
18. Pride and Joy
19. Holiday In Cambodia
20. The Metal

1. The Devil Went To Georgia (I'm still surprised I've defeated the devil on this one. Both solos are nearly impossible and rest is hard too. It seems impossible for me to pass as a song on expert.)

2. Through The Fire And Flames (I passed it on 75% speed expert without trouble, but on 100%, what and harmonic part of the solo are killing me instantly. They are much worse than the intro.)
3. Take This Life (Third and last song I've never passed on 100% speed expert. Maybe it's bad luck, but this strumming is so exhausting)
4. The Way It Ends (Passed it, just barely. Beast_And_The_Harlot_On_Sterides riff is absolutely insane, but I managed to get myself to the solo, which I learned very well.)

5. Raining Blood (Hate the Mosh section, rest isn't that hard, but this one kills me pretty often.)
6. Mauvais Garcon (Took me a lot of time to learn how to play those chords in that speed.)
7. One (Once you've learned the darkness riff, it's relatively easy to pass - ...more

13 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

14 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 Stricken - Disturbed

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

Fast Solo is hard to beat

16 Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan
17 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

Way to difficult.
Failed like 12 times.
Hardest song in game.

18 Stockholm Syndrome - Muse

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

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


19 The Metal - Tenacious D

This is pretty hard I have to admit.

20 Revolution Deathsquad - Dragonforce

What people, this song makes Through the Fire and Flames look like my morning coffee...

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Top Remixes (11)

1. Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce
2. The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band
3. One - Metallica
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

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