Guitar Hero: Metallica

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Guitar Hero: Metallica
Year released2009
System(s)Xbox 360, PlayStation 3
Preceded byAerosmith
Followed byVan Halen
SeriesGuitar Hero
ModesSingle player, Multiplayer
Rating(s)ESRB TeenOFLC Mature
Guitar Hero: Metallica
Developer(s)Budcat Creations
Year released2009
System(s)Wii, PlayStation 2
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Guitar Hero: Metallica is a music video game developed by Neversoft and distributed by Activision. The game was released in North America and Europe on the PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360 on March 29, 2009 and in North America on PlayStation 2 on April 14, 2009. Guitar Hero: Metallica is the second game of the Guitar Hero series to focus on the career and songs of one band following Guitar Hero: Aerosmith.


The game is based on Guitar Hero World Tour, with support for lead and bass guitar, drums, and vocals. The game has many of the same features from World Tour, including single-player and band Career modes, online competitive modes, and the ability to create and share songs through "GHTunes". In addition to the normal difficulty levels presented in Guitar Hero World Tour, Guitar Hero: Metallica provides an "Expert+" difficulty for drums that requires the use of a second bass drum pedal to match the drumming style of Metallica's Lars Ulrich. The game features 28 master recordings spanning Metallica's career and an additional 21 songs selected by members of Metallica. The band performed extensive motion capture for the game for their in-game avatars and performances. The game includes several extras including behind-the-scenes videos of the motion capture sessions, tour and concert videos of the band, and Pop-Up Video-like facts for many of the songs on the game disc.

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