Guitar Hero: Metallica User Reviews


Amzing Game.... but Songs are Lacking

The good:

Guitar Hero: Metallica is another continuation of the Guitar Hero series, obviously based off of Metallica. This game seems very promising, and indeed it almost fully delivers.

The graphics are (remember people, this is by the Wii's standards), in my opinion, great. The traditional note belt is there and more or less the same as always with clear colourful icons sliding along for ease of playing. The band members involved do appear more realistic than previous games and that's a good thing.

The game kept the simplicity that everybody loved in Guitar Hero III, but managed to add different elements such as a song creator, a character creator, more online capabilities, and, most importantly, the ability to play as a band. You can play 4-way with a bass, guitar, drum set, and a mic, to get your friends in on it too.

Also, another feature is the songs. There are many songs to play through, on 5(6) different difficulties. Beginner, Easy, Medium, Hard, Expert, and Expert+ on drums (where you can use two foot pedals and cymbals), all set a good bar for the difficulty of the player.

The game has a career, quick play, online, and music studio modes, as well as the return of cheats. The career also strays a little bit from previous games. Like the other ones, you play through different venues, with different songs in each. But, you have two bands: Metallica, and your own. You only play as Metallica for the songs by Metallica, and yours for the ones that aren't. See, Metallica chose 21 "guest acts" in their game, that are by different bands. This, to me, is where the game loses a little bit of it's fun.

The bad:

The other songs Metallica chose aren't as good. There are some good bands, such as Motorhead, Social Distortion, and such, but the majority of them weren't as great as Metallica's. Even the bands I didn't mind that much; I like Slayer, Lynyrd Dkynyrd, and others, but the songs they chose weren't as good as the others. Also, it lacked classic Metallica songs such as Ride the Lightning, The Four Horsemen, and Call of Ktulu. I think this greatly deprives from the song selection, but that's really my only complaint.


I recommend getting this game if you like rhythm games. It isn't that expensive, and isn't that hard to find. You can get many good hours of fun out of this game, and with the new band feature can also play with your friends/family, too.

There really isn't an ending to a game like this, and even after you get five stars on every song, you can still play them on quick play or watch the music videos for them, or, if this game isn't the right game for you to play nonstop, take a break and then come back to it a little while later. I've noticed in games like this, if I get bored, I usually don't...


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The good:

This game has a lot of good and very little bad. I, myself find it very enjoyable to play non-stop. It doesn't really get old for me, although the game is only out a short period of time.

  • If you're a fan of Metallica, then this is a game you will want to purchase very shortly. Some of the songs on it are just phenomenal to play, and as the career goes on, it really begins to challenge you with more difficult Metallica tunes.

  • Then again, if you are not a Metallica fan, you needn't worry. I bought this game only being fond of a few songs by the band, but once you get into it, this game will make you like, or love the band a lot more than you already do. I've now got all of their albums due to playing this game.

  • A lot of Metallica's earlier tunes feature on the game if you prefer their older stuff. Death Magnetic is also available to download online.

  • If you are experienced from previous Guitar Hero games and find it isn't as tough as it use to be, you can pick up this game for a much more difficult challenge. Just imagine playing a regular Guitar Hero game, and struggling on the toughest songs on the game. Well on this, almost every song is that tough!

  • The career mode is quite challenging, and similar to other Guitar Hero careers, with not much of a twist. From the early stages, it'll give you easier songs than towards the end where you'll come across songs like One and Seek & Destroy.

  • The band members also feature on the game for every time you perform a Metallica song. Their graphics are better to previous Guitar Hero games in my own personal opinion, and gives it a little more realism about it. You can also create your own rocker for your career mode to play along with Metallica and a tribute band.

  • Metallica may be the main band, but they are not the only band to feature on the game. Other bands including Machine Head, Motörhead, Queen, Thin Lizzy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, System Of A Down and also a few others feature on the game also, with some nice tunes.

  • Once you've started to master the guitar/drums/vocals, you can show off your skills online against the best players on the console. Or you can just play against friends, and earn yourself some bragging rights for passing songs more successfully than them.

The bad:

The good of the game would outshine the bad, but there are a few things that could annoy you about the game.

  • If you are finding some songs difficult, it can cause you to get really annoyed with the game itself and it just leads you to turning the console off. It doesn't happen very often but when it does, it can be extremely annoying.

  • The game is quite expensive if you are a first time Guitar Hero buyer as you will have to buy all or some of the instruments with it like the guitar, drum set and microphone. But once you get that sorted, this instruments can be used in every Guitar Hero edition, as well as Rock Band.

  • With the price of the game, you are expecting all of your favourite songs on the game already. But unfortunately that isn't fully the case. If you want their new album (bar the song All Nightmare Long which is already a song featured on the game), you will have to buy it online. This annoys me most about the game because you are already paying a lot of cash for the instruments as well as the game, and you still have to pay money to get some of the tracks you were hoping were originally on the game.


I purchased this game myself around two weeks back and every time I've switched it on, I've found it just as enjoyable as the last. I've found that the game itself has made me like Metallica a lot more than I once did, and it's very easy to get use to a song using Guitar Hero. I don't know what it is about it, but it seems so much easier to like a song playing it through this game. That's mainly the reason I got it to be honest, I really wanted to get use to them and thought once the game came out that it would be the best method, and it certainly works I must say.

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If Death Magnetic could sell well, then this game will be the biggest seller of '09. Not the best of '09, however.
Guitar Hero: Metallica is yet another Guitar Hero game, but this one is more like Guitar Hero: Aerosmith. For those who purchased the latter and think that the former will be just another rip off or a shovelware piece of crud, that's your loss then. Guitar Hero: Metallica has a lot more content to it than Aerosmith, mostly because when you put two and two together, Aerosmith was rushed out the door just to make a couple of bucks without much effort. Metallica was done with a LOT...


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The good:

+ Amazing setlist
+ All the songs are fun to play
+ Tons of cool new features

The bad:

- Setlist isn't very big
- Only the Death Magnetic DLC is supported


Allow me to start this off by saying that this has one of the coolest openings ever. When you start your single career on whatever instrument it is you want to play, a cinematic video starts off with Metallica slowly walking out onto the stage, as some text comes onto the screen. Finally, you see the Guitar Hero: Metallica logo as the band prepares on stage. After the logo disappears, the fret board comes onto the screen, and you find yourself playing "For Whom The Bells Toll" by Metallica. Think you're done after that? Wrong. You play "The Unforgiven" right after. Epic. I know.

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