Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Bundle comes bundled with a
wireless guitar, allowing kids to jump right in and play.
Nevertheless, it takes a bit of time to get the hang of it, but once
they do, kids will have a great time. Most will find the challenge
The game is long and satisfying, with plenty of songs on the
basic setlist, and more to unlock.
Strumming the guitar takes a bit of time to become accustomed to,
but kids catch on rather quickly.
Whenever kids play a gig, they earn "money", depending on their
performance. They only earn money for the songs if it's the first
time beating it on that level or if they get 5 stars. The money is
for their band, not per character. With the money, players can buy
new songs, outfits, guitars, and characters.
The song selection is mostly culled from classic band hits,
although there are a few newer songs thrown in. (We like Rock Band's
selection a bit better, however). There is single player mode, of
course, and up to two players in mult-player: battle or co-op
Big warning here: although the musical elements are strong, the
themes are quite "mature" if you want to call it that.
The game is fabulous. Even when our test players' fingers were
hurting, they still wanted to keep playing.
- Fun family game for teens.
- Responsive gameplay.
- Awesome wireless guitar with detachable faceplates.
- Only allows two players in multiplayer mode.
- Rock Band allows more options and more players (drums and
mic in addition to the guitar).
For more information, user reviews, or to buy:
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock Bundle
Reviewed: July 2008