Retro Gaming 00’s- Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock (2007)

Everybody knows that the 00’s decade for the most part was considered a golden era for the music genre of gaming with the likes of the DDR, Rockband and Guitar Hero series becoming popular. The DDR series slowly began to decline in popularity right before the start of the 2010’s especially following the release of big music rhythm titles like Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock from 2007. Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock was published by Activision and developed by Neversoft and was released for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 and Microsoft Windows. Guitar Hero III was arguably the most popular video games within the entire series mainly because it was a massive commercial success following the strong positive reception it received following its release. One of the reasons why Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock was very popular was because of the popular soundtracks from old-school rock bands as it related to the 20th century including Rage Against The Machine, Alice Cooper, The Smashing Pumpkins, Living Colour, Beastie Boys and others.

Aside from the its overall presentation and its soundtrack one of the strongest positives was the offline multiplayer game modes such as: Pro Face-Off, Face-Off, Battle and Coop Mode. The game also had a single-player Career mode which many people were fond of but some people may have been critical of its length mainly because the whole thing could be completed within the day. Despite, some of its faults Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock managed earn over $830 billion in revenue through sales and had roughly over 70 iconic soundtracks. In terms nostalgia Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock was one of the most memorable entries within the series along with Guitar Hero: World Tour, Guitar Hero: Metallica along with Guitar Hero V featuring Kurt Cobain. Its a shame that Activision stop developing Guitar Hero titles after 2015 but even if they continued making titles it they most likely would not reach the level of success that Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock had achieved during the late 00’s.

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