Guitar Hero 3: Legends Of Rock

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  • Cheat mode

    At the main menu, select "Options", "Cheats", "Enter New Cheat", then enter one of the following codes to unlock the corresponding cheat option. Note: Each note or chord must be strummed. Press Green at the "Cheats" menu to turn off a particular cheat.

      Unlock Everything

      Press [Green + Red + Blue + Orange], [Green + Red + Yellow + Blue], [Green + Red + Yellow + Orange], [Green + Blue + Yellow + Orange], [Green + Red + Yellow + Blue], [Red + Yellow + Blue + Orange], [Green + Red + Yellow + Blue], [Green + Yellow + Blue + Orange], [Green + Red + Yellow + Blue], [Green + Red + Yellow + Orange], [Green + Red + Yellow + Orange], [Green + Red + Yellow + Blue], [Green + Red + Yellow + Orange]. Note: There will be no sound while entering the four note "chords". Enter the shop in Career mode to access all items. This code cannot be disabled once it is activated.

      All songs in Quick Play mode

      Press Yellow + Orange, Red + Blue, Red + Orange, Green + Blue, Red + Yellow, Yellow + Orange, Red + Yellow, Red + Blue, [Green + Yellow] two times, [Yellow + Blue] two times, [Yellow + Orange] two times, Yellow + Blue, Yellow, Red, Red + Yellow, Red, Yellow, Orange to unlock all songs and Co-op Encores in Quick Play mode. Note: This code cannot be disabled once it is activated.

      Bret Michaels as the singer

      Press [Green + Red] three times, [Green + Blue] three times, Red + Blue, Red(3), Red + Blue, Red(3), Red + Blue, Red(3). Note: Enabling this code will glitch online game play.

      Easy Expert mode

      Press Green + Red, Green + Yellow, Yellow + Blue, Red + Blue, Blue + Orange, Yellow + Orange, Red + Yellow, Red + Blue. This mode increases the size of the timing window. Note: This code cannot be used in Career mode.

      No fail

      Press Green + Red, Blue, Green + Red, Green + Yellow, Blue, Green + Yellow, Red + Yellow, Orange, Red + Yellow, Green + Yellow, Yellow, Green + Yellow, Green + Red. Note: This code cannot be used in Career mode.

      Air guitar

      Press Blue + Yellow, [Green + Yellow] two times, [Red + Blue] two times, [Red + Yellow] two times, Blue + Yellow, [Green + Yellow] two times, [Red + Blue] two times, [Red + Yellow] two times, [Green + Yellow] two times, [Red + Yellow] two times.

      Hyperspeed mode

      Press Orange, Blue, Orange, Yellow, Orange, Blue, Orange, Yellow. This mode makes the charts faster. There are five Hyperspeed levels. Press Green on the Hyperspeed option at the "Cheats" menu to cycle through them.

      Precision mode

      Press [Green + Red] three times, [Red + Yellow] two times, [Red + Blue] two times, Yellow + Blue, Yellow + Orange, Yellow + Orange, [Green + Red] three times, [Red + Yellow] two times, [Red + Blue] two times, Yellow + Blue, [Yellow + Orange] two times.

      Performance mode

      Press Red + Yellow, Red + Blue, Red + Orange, Red + Blue, Red + Yellow, Green + Blue, Red + Yellow, Red + Blue. This mode makes everything disappears except for the performance.

  • Through The Fire And The Flames song

    Successfully complete Career mode on any difficulty setting to unlock "Through The Fire And The Flames" song by Dragonforce.

  • Bonus characters

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding character:

      Lou: Successfully complete Career mode to unlock Lou for purchase at the store for $15,000. Lou comes with his skeleton guitar.

      Slash: Defeat Slash in the Boss battle in Career mode to unlock him for purchase at the store for $10,000.

      Tom Morello: Defeat Tom Morello in the Boss battle in Career mode to unlock him for purchase at the store for $10,000.

  • Bonus basses

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding bass:

  • Bonus guitars

    Successfully complete the indicated task to unlock the corresponding guitar:

      Bat: Get a "Five Star" rank on all the songs on the Easy difficulty setting in Career mode.

      Distant Visitor: Successfully complete Career mode on the Expert difficulty setting.

      El Jefe: Get a "Five Star" rank on all the songs on the Expert difficulty setting in Career mode.

      Jolly Roger: Get a "Five Star" rank on all the songs on the Medium difficulty setting in Career mode.

      Moon Shot: Successfully complete Career mode on the Easy difficulty setting.

      Nemesis 13: Successfully complete Co-op Career mode on the Medium difficulty setting.

      Risk Assessment: Successfully complete Career mode on the Expert difficulty setting.

      Radioactive: Successfully complete Co-op Career mode on the Hard difficulty setting.

      Rojimbo: Successfully complete Career mode on the Hard difficulty setting.

      Saint George: Successfully complete Career mode on the Medium difficulty setting.

      Tiki Face: Get a "Five Star" rank on all songs on the Hard difficulty setting in Career mode.

      Unfortunator: Buy Metalhead as a character for $10,000.

  • Battle Lou in Expert mode with Easy mode notes

    When the battle with Lou starts at the end of the game on Expert mode, strum without holding any frets until you lose. At the "Game Over" screen, select "Tutorial". Pick the tutorial for Guitar Battle, and play through it until the "Lesson Complete" message appears. As soon as the next fret board appears, pause the game, and exit to return to the lesson menu. Then, press Red to return to the list of songs. The battle with Lou will be highlighted. Choose the song, and Lou's notechart will now be set to Easy mode. Note: Your notechart will still be in Expert mode, but his will be in Easy mode.

  • Easier songs

    Before the beginning of the song (before the chords appear), move the Strum Bar Up and Down until the meter stops going down. Note: When the meter stops it will be in the red, and when the meter starts again it will be somewhere in the middle of the song.

  • Easier "Through The Fire And Flames" song

    Before you use Star Power when playing the song, pause the game. Hold Back, and resume the game. By doing this, you will not miss as many notes if you are going for a "Five Star" rank.

    Before you start playing during the introduction, wrap a rubber band around Green. By doing this, you will not have to worry about holding Green, as it does it for you. Make sure you press the other buttons quickly so that Green can register. If you hold the buttons as you do the hammer-ons, Green will not register, and you will fail.

  • Hammering on and pulling off

    Hammering on and pulling off happens when you can strum on one note and successfully hit the notes that come after it without using the strum bar. Look for the single notes with white rings on top instead of black rings. As long as you hit the previous note, you can hit the next note by pressing the correct fret button. This is especially useful on songs like Cult Of Personality on the Hard difficulty.

  • Predator reference

    There is a reference to the movie Predator in the song "Helicopter". After playing the song, go to the "More Stats" screen, or to Practice mode, and get to the screen where you choose what section to play. One of the sections in the song is called "Get Back To The Choppa!!!", which seems to be a reference to Arnold Schwarzenneger's line in Predator, when they are all running away from the Predator.

  • Easy "Axe Collector", "Burnin' a Hole in Your Pocket", "Enlightened Guitarist", "Got 'em All", and "Track Master" achievements

    First, enable the "Performance mode" code. Then, enable the "All items" code. Go to Expert Career, and enter the store to get the "Axe Collector", "Burnin' a Hole in Your Pocket", "Got 'em All", and "Track Master" achievements. Next, select Lou with The El Jefe at the Desert Rock Tour. Select Slow Ride, and intentionally fail to get the "Enlightened Guitarist" achievement.

  • Easy "Back Up Hero", "Guitar Wizard", and "That's What Friends Are For" achievements

    Enable the "No fail" code. Plug two controllers in, and start a Co-op Career mode on any difficulty setting. Successfully complete all songs by playing the left-side screen as lead guitar. Disable the "No Fail" code. Fail a song on the same Co-op Career mode to get the "That's What Friends Are For" and "Guitar Wizard" achievement. Repeat this process on a different difficulty setting, but select a rhythm or bass part on each song to get the "Back-Up Hero" achievement.

  • Easy "Buy A Guitar Already" achievement

    Successfully complete Career mode on the Hard or Expert difficulty setting. Turn the Xbox 360 off after saving your game. Plug a regular controller in, then turn your Xbox 360 on. Load the career you just completed. When you enter the character selection screen, you should get the "Buy A Guitar Already" achievement.

  • Easy "Enlightened Guitarist" achievement

    After unlocking the "Through The Fire And The Flames" song, start a career on the Medium difficulty setting. Then, play through the song. Once you are done, you should get the "Enlightened Guitarist" achievement.

  • Easy "Whammy Mania" achievement

    Select the "Number Of The Beast" song, and tape the whammy bar down. Leave it there for the entire song to get the "Whammy Mania" achievement. Even if it is not moving in and out, it still works. Note: Make sure to hit every long note or you will not be awarded the achievement.

  • Easy "Who Needs The Power" achievement

    Play through the "Cult Of Personality" song, and make sure you have at least 175,000 points once you get to the break towards the end of the song. Activate Star Power, and play the last short sequence of the song. Make sure your Star Power does not run out before it says "You Rock". If done correctly, you should still get the achievement even though you used Star Power.

  • Achievements

    Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points:

      Enlightened Guitarist (30 points): Gold Star 20 songs on Expert.
      Hendrix Reborn (10 points): Complete Career Lefty and Righty.
      Who Needs the Power (15 points): 200k on Cult of Personality without Star Power.
      Whammy Mania (15 points): Use the Whammy Bar on every held note on Number of the Beast.
      Star Mania (15 points): Activate Star Power 3 times on Through the Fire and Flames on Expert.
      Life of the Party (10 points): Host Ranked Online matches and win 15 consecutive songs.
      Search and Destroy (10 points): Join Ranked Online matches and win 15 consecutive songs.
      Too Many to Count (25 points): Hit 250,000 notes in Career.
      Never Gonna Spend It All (10 points): Earn $350,000 in career lifetime earnings.
      That's What Friends Are For (25 points): Complete Co-op Career.
      Back Up Hero (10 points): Complete all songs as the back-up guitar player.
      Guitar Wizard (10 points): Complete all Co-op as the lead guitarist.
      100 Million!?! Gulp!?! (30 points): Earn 100,000,000 points total in Career.
      Streaker (10 points): Earn a 150 note streak in a Ranked Online Battle mode match.
      Tone Deaf (5 points): Beat any song on the expert difficulty with the games sound options turned down to zero.
      Easy Rider (5 points): Complete a Career on the Easy Difficulty.
      Medium Rare (10 points): Complete Career Mode on the Medium difficulty.
      Always Hard (15 points): Complete Career on the Hard difficulty.
      Solo Career (25 points): Complete all Career difficulties.
      Button Masher (5 points): Win 15 consecutive Ranked songs online using a standard controller.
      Buy a Guitar Already (15 points): Play through a career on the Hard or Expert difficulty using a standard controller.
      Big 'Ol Pile of Wins (20 points): Win 500 Online Ranked matches.
      The Long Road Ahead (100 points): Complete all difficulties in Career, buy everything from the shop and complete 100 online matches.
      Meet Your Maker (20 points): Beat one of the creators of Guitar Hero 3 at their own game.
      Right Hand of God (20 points): Complete Career Mode on the Expert difficulty.
      Bronze Streaker (5 points): Earn a 100 note Streak in Career or Quick Play.
      Silver Streaker (10 points): Earn a 250 note streak in Career or Quick Play.
      Gold Streaker (15 points): Earn a 500 note streak in Career or Quick Play.
      Streak Master (20 points): Earn a 1000 note streak in Career or Quick Play.
      First Big Score (5 points): Score 250,000 on a song.
      Half a Mill' (10 points): Score 500,000 on a song.
      Now That's Impressive (20 points): Score 750,000 on a song.
      Axe Grinder (10 points): Earn 5 stars on all songs on the Easy difficulty.
      Rock Guru (20 points): Earn 5 stars on all songs on the Medium difficulty.
      Shredder (30 points): Earn 5 stars on all songs on the Hard difficulty.
      Guitar Hero (75 points): Earn 5 stars on all songs on the Expert difficulty.
      Perfectionist (10 points): 100% a song.
      Ready to Rock (5 points): Complete the tutorial.
      Axe Collector (5 points): Buy all the Guitars from the shop.
      Track Master (5 points): Buy all songs from the shop.
      Got 'em All (5 points): Buy all characters from the shop.
      A Couple of Streakers (5 points): Earn a 200 note streak in a Co-op match.
      Two Timer (10 points): Earn a 500 note streak in a Co-op match.
      Dynamic Duo (15 points): Earn a 1000 note streak in a Co-op match.
      Streak Masters (20 points): Earn a 2000 note streak in a Co-op match.
      Millionaire Club (20 points): Score 1,000,000 on any song in a Co-op match.
      Higher Than Most (20 points): Score 700,000 on any song in a Co-op match.
      Easy Duo (10 points): Earn 5 stars on all Co-op songs for the Easy difficulty.
      Medium Duo (20 points): Earn 5 stars on all Co-op songs for the Medium difficulty.
      Hard Duo (30 points): Earn 5 stars on all Co-op songs on the Hard difficulty.
      Living Legends (75 points): 5 Star all Co-op songs on Expert.
      Leaders of the Pack (10 points): 100% a song in a Co-op match.
      Two by Four (5 points): Get an 8X multiplier in a Co-op game.
      Half Mill' Club (10 points): Score 500,000 on any song in a Co-op match.
      Burnin' a Hole in Your Pocket (10 points): Buy everything from the store.
      The Inhuman Achievement (15 points): Complete Through the Fire and Flames on Expert.

    Additionally, there are three secret achievements:

      Almost Got It (5 points): Fail a song passed 90% completion.
      Tail Between Your Legs (0 points): Refuse a Boss battle.
      Blowin' It (5 points): Fail any song 10 times.

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