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Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Cheats for PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Cheats for PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii

Guitar Hero III is a great game to play if you have a list of cheat codes handy. The game is pretty tough for beginners playing a guitar; hence, Techspirited provides a cheat code list which would ease the gameplay a bit and unlock bonuses. Go ahead and take a look.
Vibhav Gaonkar
Fast Fact
Guitar Hero III, according to Activision, was the first single video game to garner sales of more than US$1 billion in retail, with nearly 3.5 million copies sold during the first seven months of 2008.

The Guitar Hero game series comprises music rhythm games which allow the player to play a guitar, or rather learn to play a guitar, by following the on-screen instructions. The whole series is a hit among millions of players across the world, the most popular and widely sold being the 'Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock'. The series has been developed by a bunch of developers which include Harmonix, Neversoft, Budcat Creations, and Vicarious Visions. The respective games were published and popularized by RedOctane and Activision.

A look at the gameplay reveals that the third consecutive version of Guitar Hero consists of three game modes. The career mode is where the player participates in several concerts and performs around 4 to 6 songs per show. The aim is to complete a certain number of levels to finish the game. There is also a quick play mode for quicker games, wherein the player has a choice of selecting a song, character, venue, and a guitar, after which he needs to play his guitar according to the on-screen guidelines, and is rated later for his/her performance on a scale of 5.

A multiplayer mode is also incorporated so as to enable cooperative and competitive play, where a maximum of two players can play guitars. In the cooperative multiplayer version, one of the players can be the lead guitarist, while the other has to play a bass or rhythm guitar. For a more competitive multiplayer, there is the 'Boss Battles' mode, which allows two players to compete over a common song. As per critics, the gameplay of Guitar Hero III seems to be too difficult, although some of these difficulties can be overcome with a list of cheat codes. The franchise has made efforts to rectify errors in their previous versions by launching newer and better versions of the game, the latest being its sixth namely, Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock. If you haven't been introduced to cheat codes, refer to the quick tutorial provided below, along with a list of cheats which are common for all the platforms for which the game was released.

To enter cheat codes, you will have to use the 5 colored buttons on your guitar. The cheat codes need to be entered into the cheats menu under options. The letters R, G, Y, B, and O in the codes denote the five colors of the buttons Red, Green, Yellow, Blue, and Orange, respectively.

The buttons denoted by letters clubbed together in brackets need to be pressed simultaneously for the desired effect. Also, don't forget to strum your guitar while applying a cheat code.

(Note: The cheat codes listed here are common to all platforms, including PS2, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii.)

Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock - Cheats
Code Effect
O B O Y O B O Y Hyperspeed
(GR) (GR) (GR) (RY) (RY) (RB) (RB) (YB) (YO) (YO)
(GR) (GR) (GR) (RY) (RY) (RB) (RB) (YB) (YO) (YO)
Precision Mode
(RY) (RB) (RO) (RB) (RY) (GB) (RY) (RB) Performance Mode
(YO) (RB) (RO) (GB) (RY) (YO) (RY) (RB) (GY) (GY)
(YB) (YB) (YO) (YO) (YB) YR (RY) RYO
Unlock All Songs
(YB) (GY) (GY) (RB) (RB) (RY) (RY) (YB) (GY)
(GY) (RB) (RB) (RY) (RY) (GY) (GY) (RY) (RY)
Air Guitar
(GR) B (GR) (GY) B (GY) (RY) O (RY) (GY) Y (GY) (GR) You won't fail any song on any difficulty
(Won't work in career mode)
G R G Y G B G O G B G Y G R G (GR) (RY) (GR) (YB)
(GR) (BO) (GR) (YB) (GR) (RY) (GR) (GY)
Large Gems
(GRBO) (GRYB) (GRYO) (GBYO) (GRYB) (RYBO)
(GRYB) (GYBO) (GRYB) (GRYO) (GRYO) (GRYB) (GRYO)
Unlock Everything
(Note: The cheat code uses 4-note chords,
no sound will play.)
(GR) (GY) (YB) (RB) (BO) (YO) (RY) (RB) Easy Expert
(Widens timing windows,
does not work in career mode)

A cheat code would modify a certain element of the game and reduce the overall difficulty of the game. So use them and enjoy a more easy gameplay.