A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this game.
Violence & Scariness
Some minor lyrics that refer to fighting and shooting, such as Metallica's "Whiplash" ("We're gathered here to maim and kill").
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Some female musicians have revealing outfits, such as showing a bare torso. Tatoos show women is sexy ways. Some lyrics have sexual themes such as Social Distortion's "Mommy's Little Monster" ("Mommy's little monster had sex at 15").
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A few swear words can be heard in the game's lyrics including "bitch," "ass," "bastard" and "damn." Other songs have lyrics that may not be appropriate for younger kids including Metallica's "Am I Evil?" ("Sweet and timely whore, take me home"), Social Distortion's "Mommy's Little Monster" ("Mommy's little monster had sex at 15"), and Michael Schenker Group's "Armed and Ready" ("I got a gunsight trained on you").
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Products & Purchases
Gamers will see branded instruments (with familiar manufacturers) and of course, licensed music track from many bands including Metallica.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
The odd drug-related lyrics include the line ""Mommy's little monster shoots methadrine" from Social Distortion's Mommy's Little Monster.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a sequel to the very popular Guitar Hero game. While some of the lyrics might raise an eyebrow here and there -- with references to sex, drugs, and violence -- it's certainly tame compared to other T-rated games.
Is It Any Good?
Yes, Guitar Hero: Metallica is good, but you most definitely need to be a fan of the band and this type of music to enjoy it. Therefore it doesn't have the same mass appeal as a game like Guitar Hero: World Tour, with its wide range of musical styles and artists, plus this game lacks the same breadth and depth when it comes to modes, online options, and replayability. That said, it's a decent game for those looking to rock out to the music of Metallica.
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