Hardest Guitar Hero III Songs

The Top Ten Hardest Guitar Hero III Songs

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

This was kind of meant to be the hardest GH song.

- thunder850

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

Insanely fast strumming and crazy HOPO segments for 6 minutes makes this song a worthy 2nd place. Not as hard as Flames though.

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.

3 Raining Blood - Slayer

I heard this song is quite hard on guitar hero 3 I would probably fail it if I tired - trains45

Those solos are insane! It's saving grace is that it is relatively short (if you are good at strumming and chords), but the end solo has always impressed me with those quick HOPOs!

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.

4 One - Metallica

Easy if it were not for the first two segments of the fast solo. Mainly that infamous tapping part.

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?

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.

6 Cult of Personality - Living Colour

Relatively easy. The hardest part is the last solo which requires quick movement across the frets but not impossible to beat of FC.

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

7 Before I Forget - Slipknot

Pretty easy. The bridge is the hardest part, but kind of overrated. The only part that gives me any trouble with it is that towards the end of the bridge there is a fast alternation between the RB and YO chords, usually messing up any combo I originally had, making it hard for me at least to FC.

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.

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

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

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 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

10 The Way It Ends - Prototype

This song requires a mastery of strumming and finger placement on top of that. It's ridiculous that Knights are higher than this. The fast parts on Knights only require consistent strumming and are there are only a few instances of it. Keeping stamina on that song may be hard for some but clearly they've never attempted this song. The majority of this song is the speed of Knights but with quick pauses between the columns, making it significantly harder to keep the strumming accurate to the BPM. On top of that, you have to not get thrown off by the three-note chords in the pre-chorus and chorus, which to make easier require you to treat the strumming segments like they are two-note chords and to swap between them makes the song that much more difficult. To wrap it all up it has a difficult solo, much harder than anything in Knights. Definitely deserves higher than tenth, and should steal Knights place in fifth, where it belongs.

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 Contenders

11 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

12 Nothing for Me Here - Dope

Fast strumming and a tricky solo make it difficult but not impossible.

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

13 Take This Life - In Flames

The only thing hard about this song is that one damn riff. Always messes me up with alternating notes in rhythm with the alt strumming on top of changing strumming speeds. Reminds me of the future Chop Suey bass chart from Rock Band 2.

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

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 Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan
16 Monsters - Matchbook Romance

It's simple the best, stupid question

17 Slow Ride - Foghat

This song. Literally can't believe this is how I lost to my guitar hero career. Full combo all guitar hero games. This song...

Holy crap, it took me a few years to be able to beat this one. I still shudder when I hear that nightmarish riff... *shudder*

Hardest song in the world!


18 Mauvais Garçon - Naast

Stupid chords... I hate these chords. I don't want to disgrace any of the other songs on this list by putting it up any higher but I've always struggled with the rhythm of this song and the speed at which you change between songs. Not even an enjoyable song to listen to, I have no idea what it's about and I don't care to. Only redeeming quality is that's it's like two minutes of suffering instead of more.

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

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

19 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.

My favorite


20 Revolution Deathsquad - Dragonforce

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

21 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.

22 Same Old Song and Dance - Aerosmith

It was tricky. I couldn't beat it for a while but then I got to beat it 2 days later after practice.

23 3's & 7's - Queens of the Stone Age
24 Cities On Flame With Rock and Roll - Blue Oyster Cult

This song's solo is ridiculous.

25 Helicopter - Bloc Party
26 Rock You Like a Hurricane - Scorpions
27 Surfing with the Alien - Joe Satriani
28 The Metal - Tenacious D

This is pretty hard I have to admit.

29 Welcome to the Jungle - Guns N Roses

If you just got this game, this song will be a pain!

30 My Name Is Jonas - Weezer

It's really hard

31 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.

32 Cherub Rock - The Smashing Pumpkins
33 Paranoid - Black Sabbath
34 Shovel Knight Theme Remix - Monomirror
35 Don't Hold Back - The Sleeping
36 La Grange - ZZ Top
37 Guitar Battle vs. Slash - Slash

On Expert this is ridiculous.

38 Suck My Kiss - Red Hot Chili Peppers

The solo is pretty difficult.

39 Black Magic Women - Santana
40 Black Sunshine - White Zombie
41 Holiday In Cambodia - Dead Kennedys
42 Down n' Dirty - L.A. Slum Lords
43 Operation Ground and Pound - Dragonforce
44 Heroes of Our Time - Dragonforce
45 Even Flow - Pearl Jam

The solos are Tough, But I gotten Through The song with ease Though!

46 Anarchy In the U. K - The Sex Pistols
47 Lay Down - Priestess
48 Kool Thing - Sonic Youth
49 Shovel Knight 11 Greenwaves [Plains of Passage] - Monomirror
50 Any Way You Want It - Journey
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