Conclusion: If you play rhythm games, you owe it to yourself to try Guitar Hero: Metallica. It has some of the best made venues (based off of actual performances), the best onstage performances we’ve ever seen in any game, a good soundtrack, and it’s the best metal game out.
Conclusion: Guitar Hero Metallica adds nothing new to the franchise, but hardcore fans of the band will appreciate it more than the others. Like a concert, it’s loud and flashy and if you have a few buddies to join your band, it makes the experience much better.
Excerpt: Do you ever buy games and forgot about them or just haven’t gotten around to playing them? That’s the story of this game for me. I’m a sucker for game sales and I remember picking up Guitar Hero: Metallica on sale but not playing it since I wanted to complete Rock Band: Beatles first.
Excerpt: Metallica fans unite! It has finally arrived! A fun game that features Metallica and it isn't a terrible car combat game. Guitar Hero: Metallica is the second licensed entry into the franchise and it seems to me that it is also the first one since Guitar Hero 2 that feels like the creators' hearts...
Excerpt: The short review is this: If you are a Metallica fan this game is made for you, you will love it and cherish it. If you are not, your capacity for noise will be tested, your patience in the face of songs that never end will be stretched, and your left hand will be very angry with you.
Conclusion: It's not secret that I've been very critical of Neversoft ever since they've taken over the Guitar Hero franchise. For the first time, they finally hit almost all the right notes with Guitar Hero: Metallica.
Conclusion: When all is said and done (or should that be rock ‘n’ rolled?), Guitar Hero: Metallica is what it is. As a showcase for the band’s music, it works wonderfully; as an exploration of the band itself it’s less successful.