'Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock' Cheats for PlayStation 3

Unlock all songs and become a rock legend

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The "Guitar Hero" series is known for its generous cheat codes that help you reach your true rock star potential. Here's the master list of "Guitar Hero 3" cheats for PS3.

The following cheat codes are exclusively for the PlayStation 3 version of 'Guitar Hero 3: Legends of Rock.' For help with the Xbox 360 version, check out "Guitar Hero III" cheats and codes for the Xbox 360.

How to Enter 'Guitar Hero 3' Cheats on the PS3

From the main game menu, select Options > Cheats > Enter Cheat. As you enter the codes, you must press the correct buttons and strum at the same time as if you were playing a chord in the game.

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.

'Guitar Hero 3' Cheats for the PS3 Key

Since the "Guitar Hero" games do not use the normal PS3 controller, the codes below may look a bit odd when compared to your usual PS3 cheats. Instead of the square, triangle, circle, and X buttons, the "Guitar Hero" controller has a color-coded button scheme. Use the following key to decipher the cheats in this tutorial:

  • B = Blue
  • Y = Yellow
  • G = Green
  • R = Red
  • O = Orange
  • If two colors are listed together (like 'BY' for blue and yellow), then both colors must be strummed at the same time.
  • Each chord is separated by a comma (,).

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

List of 'Guitar Hero 3' Cheats for the PS3

  • Air guitar makes your character's guitar invisible so that it looks like they are playing the air: BY, GY, GY, RB, RB, RY, RY, BY, GY, GY, RB, RB, RY, RY, GY, GY, RY, RY.
  • Hyper speed makes notes move more quickly toward the strike line: O, B, O, Y, O, B, O, Y.
  • Easy expert expands the timing window, which makes the game easier (doesn't work in career mode): GR, GY, YB, RB, BO, YO, RY, RB.
  • Precision mode shortens the timing windows for notes to be hit, making the game far more difficult: GR, GR, GR, RY, RY, RB, RB, YB, YO, YO, GR.
  • Performance mode hides the notes, rock meter, and the multiplier count so that you must play from memory: RY, RB, RO, RB, RY, GB, RY, RB.
  • Unlock all songs: YO, RB, RO, GB, RY, YO, RY, RB, GY, GY, YB, YB, YO, YO, YB, Y, R, RY, R, Y, O.
  • No fail (doesn't work in career mode): GR, B, GR, GY, B, GY, RY, O, RY, GY, Y, GY, GR.
  • Large gems increases the size of notes so that they give you more points: 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.
  • Unlock everything (excludes songs that are unlocked through co-op mode): GRBO, GRYB, GRYO, GBYO, GRYB, RYBO, GRYB, GYBO, GRYB, GRYO, GRYO, GRYB, GRYO.
  • Unlock Bret Michaels as the singer: GR, GR, GR, GB, GB, GB, RB, R, R, R, RB, R, R, R, RB, R, R, R.

Unlocking Additional Guitars, Characters, and Songs in 'Guitar Hero 3'

If you prefer to unlock things the old-fashioned way, here are the requirements to unlock specific items in the store without entering a cheat code:

Bat Guitar: Five star all songs in career mode on the easy difficulty setting.

Beach Life Bass: Finish co-op mode on hard.

El Jefe Guitar: Five star all songs on expert.

Jolly Roger Guitar: Five star all songs in career mode on medium.

Moon Shot Guitar: Finish career mode on easy.

Nemesis 13 Guitar: Finish co-op career mode on any difficulty.

Neversoft Eyeball Guitar: Five star all songs in co-op mode on expert.

Neversoft Skateboard Guitar: Five star all songs in co-op career mode on expert.

Pendulaxe: Finish co-op career on expert.

Radioactive: Finish co-op career mode on hard.

Risk Assessment Guitar: Finish career mode on expert.

Rojimbo Guitar: Finish career mode on hard.

Saint George Guitar: Finish career mode on medium.

Tiki Bass: Finish co-op on easy.

Tiki Guitar: Five star all songs in career mode on hard.

Lou: Beat him in battle.

Slash: Beat him in battle.

Tom Morello: Beat him in battle.

Through the Fire and the Flames: Finish career mode on any difficulty (appears under bonus songs).