Guitar Hero Metallica (Xbox 360) by Activision

Guitar Hero Metallica (Xbox 360) by Activision Box Art

Release Date
March 29, 2009.

Average Overall Score:
9.40 / 10


The More I See
Complete the Tutorials
Complete any instrument career on Expert (Guitar, Bass, Vocals, Drums or Band)
James Hetfield
Complete the career as the vocalist
Lars Ulrich
Complete the career as the drummer
Kirk Hammett
Complete the career as the guitarist
Robert Trujillo
Complete the career as the bassist
Holier Than Thou
Complete all instrument careers
Complete a song with any instrument on Hard or Expert in local Quickplay or Career
...And Justice for All
Earn 100 stars in Band Career or any single instrument Career
The Ecstacy of Gold
Earn $15,000
Ride the Lightning
You triggered star power simultaneously (4 player band)
2 X 4
Earn a band Hot Streak (4 player band)
Metal Militia
100% a song (4 player band)
The Struggle Within
Complete a song in a band in Quickplay or Career (4 players)
The Four Horsemen
Complete a song with all band members on expert in Quickplay or Career (4 player band)
Nothing Else Matters
Complete the career in a band (2-4 player band)
Better Than You
Win an online Pro Face-Off match
Win an online Band v Band match (8 players)
Seek & Destroy
Play 20 online matches
The Unforgiven
Win an online Face-Off match
Download a song from GHTunes
Hero of the Day
Complete a song on Expert + in Quickplay or Career (drums only)
Wherever I May Roam
Complete a song in every venue
The Memory Remains
View a Metallifacts video
Win an online battle match with the Fade to Black power up
Trapped Under Ice (Secret Achievement)
You completed a song at the Ice Cave venue
Lemmy (Secret Achievement)
You rocked out as Lemmy
Invisible Kid (Secret Achievement)
You performed as the bassist
Some Kind of Monster (Secret Achievement)
You performed as the guitarist
The House Jack Built (Secret Achievement)
You completed a song in every In-the-Round venue
Astronomy (Secret Achievement)
You hit every star power phrase in the song Orion
Stone Dead Forever (Secret Achievement)
You completed a song at The Stone venue
Cure (Secret Achievement)
You recovered from a poor performance in Quickplay or Career
Eye of the Beholder (Secret Achievement)
You created a new custom band logo
Fixxxer (Secret Achievement)
You created a new custom instrument
Blackened (Secret Achievement)
You created a custom tattoo
Master of Puppets (Secret Achievement)
You scored the highest individual score on a song in a band
Disposable Heroes (Secret Achievement)
You created a new custom rocker
Damage Inc. (Secret Achievement)
You performed as the drummer
Motorbreath (Secret Achievement)
You performed as the vocalist
King Diamond (Secret Achievement)
You rocked out as King Diamond
Enter Sandman (Secret Achievement)
You scored 330,000 on the song Enter Sandman on guitar
Dyer's Eve (Secret Achievement)
You scored 450,000 on the song Dyer's Eve as the drummer
Fight Fire with Fire (Secret Achievement)
You scored 340,000 on the song Fight Fire with Fire as the bassist
Stone Cold Crazy (Secret Achievement)
You scored 65,000 on Stone Cold Crazy as the vocalist
Creeping Death (Secret Achievement)
You scored 575,000 on the song Creeping Death as the guitarist
Battery (Secret Achievement)
You scored 1,000,000 on the song Battery as a band
The Unforgiven II (Secret Achievement)
You won an online Face-Off match by 25,000 points or more
Green Hell (Secret Achievement)
Drummed every green note and finished the song Blood and Thunder with the rock meter in green
The Unforgiven III (Secret Achievement)
You won an online Pro Face-Off match by 25,000 points or more

User Reviews

Score: 94
Overall User Average: 9.40 / 10 (94.0%)
Gameplay User Average: 9.40 / 10
Graphics User Average: 9.20 / 10
Sound User Average: 9.50 / 10
Date reviewed: March 31, 2009.

Overall: The Guitar Hero franchise has been a very successful chain of games best known for its uniqueness of using a guitar rather than a controller. From this game others have emerged such as Rock Band and Rock Revolution. Guitar Hero Metallica is the newest guitar hero game from the company. Its like a hybrid between Guitar Hero Aerosmith and Guitar Hero World Tour except it surrounds the band Metallica. Overall this game is just another Guitar Hero World Tour except for a few minor changes, new characters, and a lot of Metallica songs.
Gameplay: The gameplay is pretty much identical to the Guitar Hero World Tour game the only major difference in the instruments is the option of adding a second b@!%#*! pedal for the new difficulty for the drums expert+. As I said before the game is the same as GHWT; it has a b@!%#*! guitar, a lead guitar, a vocal part, and a drum part. Unfortunately there is no rhythm guitar part so there won't be any Hetfield and Hammet guitar tradeoffs, but if you look it at in total it is still fun for friends and solo because even if there is nothing different its still guitar hero. One last thing this is NOT a good game for people just starting guitar hero it is still possible, but this game is purely heavy metal so most of the songs are really fast, and really hardcore.
Graphics: The visuals are a whole lot better the graphics are better than before there are also some cool new features such as when you play the actual band because they made it with motion capture so that the characters actually do exactly what any member in Metallica would have done on stage such as hold a cymbal or fist pumps or whatever. There are new characters such as Lemmy from Moterhead and King Diamond from Mercy Fate. Overall the visual is very nice if you have ever seen a Metallica concert it looks very similar.
Sound: Audio wise... Well its Metallica. Half the songs are Metallica and they add the Death Magnetic pack if you bought it. The soundtrack is pretty much mostly Metallica from all their different albums even from their early days. There are also other heavy metal and hard rock bands that are in the game, but if you are going to play this game you better @!%#*! well like Metallica otherwise this won't be that great for you.

Overall: 94 %
Gameplay: 94 %
Graphics: 92 %
Sound: 95 %

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