Hardest Guitar Hero III Songs

The Top Ten

Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce Through the Fire and Flames - DragonForce Cover Art

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.

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

The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band The Devil Went Down to Georgia - The Charlie Daniels Band Cover Art

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 song is way harder than TTFATF. It's only the intro and the solo in TTFATF that is hard and the solo doesn't last very long so you can get through it with starpower. You can't in TDWDTG and in my opinion it's just harder all the way through. I have done TTFATF multiple times on expert but I have never been close to getting through TDWDTG.

Raining Blood - Slayer Raining Blood - Slayer Cover Art

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.

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

One - Metallica One - Metallica Cover Art

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?

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

Knights of Cydonia - Muse Knights of Cydonia - Muse Cover Art

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 is the single greatest song ever. Before I first heard this, I had no idea who Muse was. But because I played this song, Muse is now my favorte band. Thank you Guitar Hero!

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

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

Cult of Personality - Living Colour Cult of Personality - Living Colour Cover Art

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

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).

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

The one I got stuck on in expert

Before I Forget - Slipknot Before I Forget - Slipknot Cover Art

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.

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

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.

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.

Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson Cliffs of Dover - Eric Johnson Cover Art

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.

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

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

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

The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden The Number of the Beast - Iron Maiden Cover Art

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

The Way It Ends - Prototype The Way It Ends - Prototype Cover Art

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.

Underrated because it's a bonus that's not by Dragonforce. This was the third to last song I beat, behind TTFAF and The Devil Went Down to Georgia. This will KILL your strumming hand, and requires incredibly precise finger placement.

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.

The Contenders

Stricken - Disturbed Stricken - Disturbed Cover Art

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

Fast Solo is hard to beat

Nothing for Me Here - Dope Nothing for Me Here - Dope Cover Art

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

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

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

Take This Life - In Flames Take This Life - In Flames Cover Art

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

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

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..

Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan Pride and Joy - Stevie Ray Vaughan Cover Art
Monsters - Matchbook Romance Monsters - Matchbook Romance Cover Art

It's simple the best, stupid question

Slow Ride - Foghat Slow Ride - Foghat Cover Art

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!

THIS IS THE HARDEST SONG I EVER PLAYED! What~! ~! can't EVEN HIT 50%!

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

Stockholm Syndrome - Muse Stockholm Syndrome - Muse Cover Art

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?

My favorite
song

Revolution Deathsquad - Dragonforce Revolution Deathsquad - Dragonforce Cover Art

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

Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine Bulls On Parade - Rage Against the Machine Cover Art

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.

3's & 7's - Queens of the Stone Age 3's & 7's - Queens of the Stone Age Cover Art
Same Old Song and Dance - Aerosmith Same Old Song and Dance - Aerosmith Cover Art

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

Cities On Flame With Rock and Roll - Blue Oyster Cult Cities On Flame With Rock and Roll - Blue Oyster Cult Cover Art

This song's solo is ridiculous.

Helicopter - Bloc Party Helicopter - Bloc Party Cover Art
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