Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock PS2 Cheats Guide

Unlock all songs and more

Illustration of two people playing Guitar Hero III

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Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock is the third installment in the popular musical rhythm game franchise. First published in 2007 by Activision, it lets you simulate playing a wide range of rock songs using a guitar-shaped controller. Colored notes on the screen correspond with the colored "fret" buttons on the controller. It's your job to match the notes and frets together while strumming in time to the music. The better your performance is, the happier the crowd gets. Guitar Hero 3 is notable for introducing online multiplayer features to the series.

If you're looking for a little help in your path to rock god status, we have some cheat codes, along with a full list of unlockable songs.

This guide is specifically for Guitar Hero 3 on the PlayStation 2. PS3, Wii, and Xbox 360 guides are also available.

How to Use Guitar Hero 3 Cheats

Guitar Hero 3 cheat codes look a bit odd when compared to your usual 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.

Guitar Hero 3 PS2 Cheat Codes

You can enter these Guitar Hero 3 cheats by going to Options > Cheats in the game.

Cheat Code Effect
BY, GY, GY, RB, RB, RY, RY, BY, GY, GY, RB, RB, RY, RY, GY, GY, RY, RY Air Guitar
O, B, O, Y, O, B, O, Y Hyperspeed
RY, RB, RO, RB, RY, GB, RY, RB Performance Mode
G, R, G, Y, G, B, G, O, G, B, G, Y, G, R, G, GR, RY, GR, YB, GR, BO, GR, YB, GR, RY, GR, GY Large Gems
GR, B, GR, GY, B, GY, RY, O, RY, GY, Y, GY, GR No Fail (doesn't work in Career Mode)
RY, RB, RO, RB, RY, GB, RY, RB Performance Mode
GR, GR, GR, RY, RY, RB, RB, YB, YO, YO, GR, GR, GR, RY, RY, RB, RB, YB, YO, YO Precision Mode
YO, RB, RO, GB, RY, YO, RY, RB, GY, GY, YB, YB, YO, YO, YB, Y, R, RY, R, Y, O Unlock All Songs

It's recommended you create a new band when you use the Unlock All Songs code so that you don't have to purchase any of the songs.

Guitar Hero 3 Unlockable Songs List

Here are all the songs you can unlock within Guitar Hero 3. If you don't use the Unlock All Songs cheat 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 Charlie Daniels Band — "The Devil Went Down to Georgia"