Parents' Guide to

Guitar Hero: Metallica

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Heavy metal music with edgy lyrics comes to rhythm sim.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 8 parent reviews

age 10+

Only good for metallica fans, Some mature lyrics too.

Guitar hero has always been good, But now for the Metallica fans they released this. I am no metallica fan to be honest, but this is a great game with a lot of mature lyrics. Considering its a heavy rock group and only people who can handle and listen to metallica would buy this game. A few bits of cleveage with the female artists and guitarists etc. Its a good game though :)

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism
age 10+

perfect for 10+ if your a little protective 12+

If you love Metallica then you will love this! Out of all the role models if your looking to be a musician then this could help you. Metallica is one of the best! This game is a defnite 10+

This title has:

Too much swearing
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (8 ):
Kids say (10 ):

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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