'Guitar Hero 3' Cheats, Secrets, and Codes (PS2)

GH3 Unlock All Songs Cheat, and More

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Singer Mario attends The Belvedere Luxury Lounge in honor of the 80th Academy Awards featuring Activision's Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock.
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"Guitar Hero" is one of the greatest musical games of all time, and there are plenty of songs and other things to do in the 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 cheat codes below can be used in "Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock" on the PlayStation 2 console. "Guitar Hero 3" is available on other systems, too, so you can also cheat on GH3 on the PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360.

How to Read and Use These Cheats

"Guitar Hero 3" cheat codes 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), both colors must be strummed at the same time. Strumming means to hold down the buttons together and then make a strumming motion with the controller on the guitar.

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

These "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's recommended that you create a new band when you use this last code so that you don't have to purchase any of the songs.

Unlocked 'Guitar Hero 3' Songs

Following are all the songs you can unlock within GH3, separated by each level. If you don't use the Unlock All Songs code, you have 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