Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock Cheats for PlayStation 3

Unlock all songs, achievements, and cheats for PS3

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The Guitar Hero series is known for its generous cheat codes that help you reach your true rock star potential, so it's no surprise the PlayStation 3 version of Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock has cheats that improve your score and accuracy. There's even a code to unlock every instrument, song, and secret character in the game.

These cheats are for the PS3 version. There are also cheats for Guitar Hero III on Wii as well as the PlayStation 2 and Xbox 360 versions.

How to Enter Cheats in Guitar Hero 3 for PS3

Instead of using the PS3 controller to enter cheat codes, you must input codes with the guitar-shaped controller that comes with the game. Select Options from the main menu, then select Cheats > Enter New Cheat. Once a cheat is unlocked, you can toggle it on and off from the Cheats menu by pressing the Green button.

Guitar Hero 3 Cheat Codes

The codes below refer to colored buttons on the guitar:

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

You must strum each note or chord as if playing it in a song. When two colors are listed together (such as "BY" for blue and yellow), then you should strum both colors at the same time.

You should hear the actual chord as you play it; however, no sound is emitted when you hold down four buttons at once. When you enter a code correctly, you'll receive a confirmation message letting you know that a cheat has been unlocked.

Activating some cheats will disable achievements.

Effect Cheat Code
Air Guitar BY, GY, GY, RB, RB, RY, RY, BY, GY, GY, RB, RB, RY, RY, GY, GY, RY, RY
Easy Expert (doesn't work in career mode) GR, GY, YB, RB, BO, YO, RY, RB
Hyperspeed O, B, O, Y, O, B, O, Y
Large Gems 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
No Fail (doesn't work in career mode) GR, B, GR, GY, B, GY, RY, O, RY, GY, Y, GY, GR
Performance Mode RY, RB, RO, RB, RY, GB, RY, RB
Precision Mode GR, GR, GR, RY, RY, RB, RB, YB, YO, YO
Play as Bret Michaels GR, GR, GR, GB, GB, GB, RB, R, R, R, RB, R, R, R, RB, R, R, R 
Unlock All Songs in Quick Play YO, RB, RO, GB, RY, YO, RY, RB, GY, GY, YB, YB, YO, YO, YB, Y, R, RY, R, Y, O
Unlock Everything GRBO, GRYB, GRYO, GBYO, GRYB, RYBO, GRYB, GYBO, GRYB, GRYO, GRYO, GRYB, GRYO

Guitar Hero 3 Unlockables

Most unlockables are available for purchase in the shop.

Unlockable Requirement
Bat Guitar Five-star every song in Career Mode on Easy.
Beach Life Bass Beat Co-op on Hard.
El Jefe Guitar Five-star all songs in Expert mode.
Jolly Roger Guitar Five-star every song in Career Mode on Medium.
Moon Shot Guitar Beat Career Mode on Easy. 
Nemesis 13 Guitar Beat Co-op Career Mode on any difficulty.
Neversoft Eyeball Guitar Five-star every song in Co-op Mode on Expert.
Neversoft Skateboard Guitar Five-star every song on Expert Co-op Career.
Pendulaxe Beat Co-op Career on Expert.
Radioactive Beat Co-op Career mode on Hard.
Risk Assessment Guitar Complete Expert mode.
Rojimbo Guitar Beat Career Mode on Hard.
Saint George Guitar Beat Career Mode on Medium.
Tiki Bass Beat Co-op on Easy.
Tiki Guitar Five-star every song in Career Mode on Hard.
Through the Fire and the Flames Beat Career Mode on any difficulty.
Lou Beat his boss battle.
Slash Beat his boss battle.
Tom Morello Beat his boss battle.

Guitar Hero 3 Trophies for PS3

Unlock trophies by completing the tasks below.

Trophy How to Unlock
100 Million!?! Gulp!?! Earn 100,000,000 points total in Career.
A Couple of Streakers Earn a 200 note streak in a Co-op match.
Almost Got It Fail a song at 90% or more into it.
Always Hard Complete Career on Hard.
Axe Collector Buy all the Guitars from the shop.
Axe Grinder Earn 5 stars on all songs on Easy.
Back Up Hero Complete all songs as the back-up guitar player.
Big 'Ol Pile of Wins Win 500 online ranked matches.
Blowin' It Fail any song 10 times.
Bronze Streaker Earn a 100 note Streak in Career or Quick Play.
Burnin' a Hole in Your Pocket Buy everything from the store.
Button Masher Win 15 consecutive ranked songs online using a standard controller.
Buy a Guitar Already Play through a career on the Hard or Expert difficulty using a standard controller.
Dynamic Duo Earn a 1000 note streak in a Co-op match.
Easy Duo Five-star all Co-op songs on Easy.
Easy Rider Complete a Career on Easy.
Enlightened Guitarist Gold-star 20 songs on Expert.
First Big Score Score 250,000 on a song.
Gold Streaker Earn a 500 note streak in Career or Quick Play.
Got 'em All Buy all characters from the shop.
Guitar Hero Five-star all songs on Expert.
Guitar Wizard Complete all Co-op songs as the lead guitarist.
Half a Mill' Score 500,000 on a song.
Half Mill' Club Score 500,000 on any song in a Co-op match.
Hard Duo Five-star all Co-op songs on Hard.
Hendrix Reborn Complete Career Lefty and Righty.
Higher Than Most Score 700,000 on any song in a Co-op match.
Leaders of the Pack 100% a song in a Co-op match.
Life of the Party Host ranked online matches and win 15 consecutive songs.
Living Legends Five-star all Co-op songs on Expert.
Medium Duo Five-star all Co-op songs on Medium.
Medium Rare Complete Career Mode on Medium.
Meet Your Maker Beat one of the creators of Guitar Hero III.
Millionaire Club Score 1,000,000 on any song in a Co-op match.
Never Gonna Spend It All Earn $350,000 in career lifetime earnings.
Now That's Impressive Score 750,000 on a song.
Perfectionist 100% a song.
Ready to Rock Complete the tutorial.
Right Hand of God Complete Career Mode on Expert.
Rock Guru Five-star all songs on Medium.
Search and Destroy Join ranked online matches and win 15 consecutive songs.
Shredder Five-star on all songs on Hard.
Silver Streaker Earn a 250 note streak in Career or Quick Play.
Solo Career Complete all Career difficulties.
Star Mania Activate Star Power three times on Through the Fire and Flames on Expert.
Streak Master Earn a 1000 note streak in Career or Quick Play.
Streak Masters Earn a 2000 note streak in a Co-op match.
Streaker Earn a 150 note streak in a ranked online Battle Mode match.
Tail Between Your Legs Refuse a guitar battle when challenged.
That's What Friends Are For Complete Co-op Career.
The Inhuman Achievement Complete Through the Fire and Flames on Expert.
The Long Road Ahead Complete all difficulties in Career, buy everything from the shop, and complete 100 online matches.
Tone Deaf Beat any song on Expert with the sound option turned down to zero.
Too Many to Count Hit 250,000 notes in Career.
Track Master Buy all songs from the shop.
Two by Four Get an 8X multiplier in a Co-op game.
Two Timer Earn a 500 note streak in a Co-op match.
Whammy Mania Use the Whammy Bar on every held note on Number of the Beast.
Who Needs the Power Score 200,000 points on Cult of Personality without Star Power.