Guitar Hero 3 Cheats, Secrets and Codes (PS2)

Guitar Hero 3 Cheats, Secrets and Codes (PS2)

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Guitar Hero is one of the greatest musical games of all time, and there are plenty of songs, things to do, and more in-game. There's also a ton of different cheat codes for you to employ to make sure you get the best out of it. 

The following cheat codes can be used in Guitar Hero 3 on the PlayStation 2 video game console.

A special note on Guitar Hero 3 cheats: 

The codes below look a bit odd when compared to your usual PS2 cheats. These codes represent the colors on the guitar.

B = Blue
Y = Yellow
G = Green
R = Red
O = Orange

    When two colors are listed together (like 'BY' for blue and yellow) then both colors must be strummed at the same time. Strumming means you're going to have to hold down the buttons together and then make a strumming motion with the controller on the guitar. Make sure you don't accidentally try it by pressing the buttons one at a time. 

    Also, pay special attention to the timing when entering these codes, it may take a bit of practice to get it right.

    The following Guitar Hero 3 cheats are entered within the Options > Cheats menu of the game.

    Guitar Hero 3 Cheat Codes

    Air Guitar Cheat Code
    BY, GY, GY, RB, RB, RY, RY, BY, GY, GY, RB, RB, RY, RY, GY, GY, RY, RY,

    Hyperspeed Cheat Code
    O, B, O, Y, O, B, O, Y

    Performance Mode Cheat Code
    RY, RB, RO, RB, RY, GB, RY RB

    Precision Mode Cheat Code
    GR, GR, GR, RY, RY, RB, RB, YB, YO, YO, GR, GR, GR, RY, RY, RB, RB, YB, YO, YO

    Unlock All Songs Cheat Code
    YO, RB, RO, GB, RY, YO, RY, RB, GY, GY, YB, YB, YO, YO, YB, Y, R, RY, R, Y, O

    Note: it is recommended that you create a new band when you use this code, this way you will not have to purchase any of the songs, etc. It's a little time-consuming and more than a little frustrating when you have to do this. 

    In case you're curious, here are all of the songs you can unlock within Guitar Hero 3, separated by each level. If you skip the cheat code, you've got to complete each tier before advancing to the next one. 

    Tier 1: 
    Foghat- Slow Ride 
    Poison- Talk Dirty to Me 
    Pat Benatar- Hit Me With Your Best Shot 
    Social Distortion- Story of My Life 

    Encore: Kiss- Rock and Roll All Nite 
    Co-op Encore: Beastie Boys- Sabotage 

    Tier 2: 
    Mountain- Mississippi Queen 
    Alice Cooper- School’s Out 
    Cream- Sunshine of Your Life 
    Heart- Barracuda 

    Boss: Tom Morello- Guitar Battle 
    Encore: Rage Against the Machine- Bull’s on Parade 
    Co-op Encore: The Strokes- Reptilia 

    Tier 3: 
    The Killers- When You Were Young 
    AFI- Miss Murder 
    The Who- The Seeker 
    Priestess- Lay Down 

    Encore: Rolling Stones- Paint It Black 
    Co-op Encore: Red Hot Chili Peppers- Suck My Kiss 

    Tier 4: 
    Black Sabbath- Paranoid 
    The Sex Pistols- Anarchy in the UK 
    Sonic Youth- Kool Thing 
    Weezer- My Name Is Jonas 

    Encore: Pearl Jam- Evenflow 
    Co-op Encore: Blue Oyster Cult- Cities on Flame with Rock and Roll 

    Tier 5: 
    The Dead Kennedy’s- Holiday in Cambodia 
    Scorpions- Rock You Like a Hurricane 
    Aerosmith- Same Old Song and Dance 
    ZZ Top- La Grange 

    Boss: Slash- Guitar Battle 
    Encore: Guns N Roses- Welcome to the Jungle 
    Co-op Encore: Bloc Party- Helicopter 

    Tier 6: 
    Santana- Black Magic Woman 
    Smashing Pumpkins- Cherub Rock 
    White Zombie- Black Sunshine 
    Tenacious D- The Metal 

    Encore: Stevie Ray Vaughn- Pride and Joy 
    Co-op Encore: Matchbook Romance- Monsters 

    Tier 7: 
    Slipknot- Before I Forget 
    Disturbed- Stricken 
    Queens of the Stone Age- 3’s and 7’s 
    Muse- Knights of Cydonia 

    Encore: Living Colour- Cult of Personality 

    Tier 8: 
    Slayer-Raining Blood 
    Eric Johnson- Cliffs of Dover 
    Iron Maiden- Number of the Beast 
    Metallica- One 

    Boss: Lou- Guitar Battle 
    Encore: The Devil Went Down to Georgia