Guide By: Maka91
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NOTE: Pay extra careful attention to the hammer-on/pull-off section. This will be heavily used in Expert songs.
VERY IMPORTANT: If you want to save yourself a lot of time, go for the glitched Buy a Guitar Already achievement.
I take no credit for this video, it is not mine. Once you’re done, you should get Right Hand of God and Solo Career. Also, go for Tone Deaf on expert Slow Ride.
VERY IMPORTANT: If you forgot to get Buy a Guitar Already on your Hard career, do it now! This is your last chance to get it without having to play career again!
Step 11: Beat Through the Fire and Flames on Expert difficulty. Be sure to do it on quickplay, or else it won’t count! Use one of these tapping guides for the beginning. I do not take credit for either video. The way the first person strums is with his elbow.
I prefer the first one, but the second one is a bit easier if you are really good at hammer-ons and pull-offs (even though it is a bit cheating). Once completed, you will get The Inhuman Achievement and Star Mania.
[X360A would like to thank Var 18 for this Roadmap]
|Gold Star 20 songs on Expert||(27)|
You can view a thread based on this achievement here.
|Complete Career Lefty and Righty||(13)|
This achievement is a little glitchy, but keeping all your songs within the same "band" should make it work properly. All you need to do is enough to get by (3/4) on easy and medium. I suggest picking an easy difficulty and going for 5 stars on all the songs while you're there.
|Who Needs the Power||15|
|200k on Cult of Personality without Star Power||(13)|
You must play this on Hard or Expert to get enough points for this achievement. You can actually use Star Power late in the song. As long as you still have it on when the song ends, it will not count as being used, and you will still get the achievement.
|Use the Whammy Bar on every held note on Number of the Beast||(7)|
First, tape your whammy bar down. As long as it's not in the normal position, it's fine. Go to Quick Play or Career, and select "Number of the Beast" by Iron Maiden on Easy difficulty. It can be found in the 8th tier. Play the song through and dont miss any held notes. The achievement should unlock when you are finished.
|Activate Star Power 3 times on Through the Fire and Flames on Expert||(8)|
You can only obtain this in Quick Play.
|Life of the Party||10|
|Host Ranked Online matches and win 15 consecutive songs||(3)|
This can be easily accomplished through quitting. Just play as you would regularly. If you win, continue, and go to your next game, if you lose, go to your dashboard or eject your disc. Don't worry about your opponent because they will still get a win. Keep doing it until you get fifteen in a row, and move on.
|Search and Destroy||10|
|Join Ranked Online matches and win 15 consecutive songs||(10)|
See "Life of the Party."
|Too Many to Count||25|
|Hit 250,000 notes in Career||(7)|
This achievement is cumulative in any Career. This is equivalent to about 500 Easy songs, 300-350 Medium songs, 250 Hard songs and 200 Expert songs. Just play the game and try to keep all your songs in the same "band".
|Never Gonna Spend It All||10|
|Earn $350,000 in career lifetime earnings||(18)|
Simply keep playing until you get $350,000.
|That's What Friends Are For||25|
|Complete Co-op Career||(1)|
To obtain this achievement, all you need to do is beat all the setlists in co-op. You do not need to complete every song, only enough to get to the next tier. In total, you will need to play about 38.
Note: Only the primary account will get the achievement, and the second controller will not get it.
|Back Up Hero||10|
|Complete all songs as the back-up guitar player||(1)|
See "Guitar Wizard" except use the bass, rhythm or guitar #2.
|Complete all Co-op as the lead guitarist||(1)|
You will have to play and beat all the co-op setlist songs as well as the 14 extra songs as the lead guitarist to obtain this achievement. Just play through on co-op and make sure you are always the same controller and the player.
|100 Million!?! Gulp!?!||30|
|Earn 100,000,000 points total in Career||(9)|
This is a cumulative achievement, in a single Career. You will need to play a whole bunch of songs to get this one. If you're really striving for it, play your best song over and over until you get it, just keep it under the same "band".
|Earn a 150 note streak in a Ranked Online Battle mode match||(5)|
All this achievement is luck and a little bit of skill. You will need to get into a ranked battle game where you know the song relatively well. You will also need to pray that your opponent doesn't hit you with some bad power-ups and lets you finish the notes off. Just play and it should come. Try hosting and picking a song you're good at.
|Beat any song on the expert difficulty with the games sound options turned down to zero||(2)|
First, you will need to be good enough to beat any song on Expert. I recommend Slow Ride by Foghat, as it is one of the easiest songs. When you are comfortable with this song, start it up, and keep all your settings regular. All sounds can be fully turned up. Play the song as you normally would, but as you approach the end, hit your start button. Go to settings and then to sound and change all three dials to 0. Continue the song, and play the last couple of notes, without any sound. When you finish, you will get the achievement.
|Complete a Career on the Easy Difficulty||(5)|
This should be a relatively easy one. You will get it with a little bit of practice.
|Complete Career Mode on the Medium difficulty|
Here it gets a little bit harder. Again, practice and you will eventually get it.
|Complete Career on the Hard difficulty|
Here's where practice mode may actually come in handy. If you are a skilled player, you should be able to make it through the most part of this career without a problem, but may run into some difficulties. Head to the practice mode, and slow down the fret board as much as you think is necessary. Just knowing what notes are where helps a ton, because sometimes you just can't see them all when they're coming at you.
See "Buy a Guitar Already" for an easy achievement once this is obtained.
|Complete all Career difficulties||(4)|
If you manage to beat Expert, then it's smooth sailing from there, as the other difficulties should be a piece of cake for you. Just play through all four of them, and you will get this achievement.
|Win 15 consecutive Ranked songs online using a standard controller||(3)|
See "Life of the Party."
|Buy a Guitar Already||15|
|Play through a career on the Hard or Expert difficulty using a standard controller||(22)|
This achievement is glitched, in a way, but it will benefit you. Just beat the career on Hard. After you do, shut off your Xbox, and turn it back on with a controller. Go into the game and pretend you are going to play a song, it will unlock for you when you are in the setlist.
Obviously this can also be obtained the regular way.
|Big 'Ol Pile of Wins||20|
|Win 500 Online Ranked matches||(39)|
Just play a lot. I suggest Battle mode because it seems to be the fastest, as you can knock out opponents in seconds rather than playing through the whole song. Just keep playing online, winning as many as you can, and its yours. I suggest using an easier difficulty for the Battle mode.
|The Long Road Ahead||100|
|Complete all difficulties in Career, buy everything from the shop and complete 100 online matches||(15)|
This achievement is even harder than it seems.
See "Burnin' a Halo in my Pocket" and "Solo Career", do both of these and win 100 games online, and one of the hardest achievements will be yours.
|Meet Your Maker||20|
|Beat one of the creators of Guitar Hero 3 at their own game||(20)|
This is a viral achievement. Beat someone with it and you get it. Lose with it, and you give it away. A large percentage of the players already have this, so just hop online and win a game, and it can be yours too.
You can also check the achievement trading thread here to find another member who has the achievement and is willing to let you beat them.
|Right Hand of God||20|
|Complete Career Mode on the Expert difficulty||(11)|
Another achievement I can't really help you with, other than wishing you luck. Keep practicing with the Slipknot song and Raining Blood as most people have problems with them.
|Earn a 100 note Streak in Career or Quick Play|
Any song on any difficulty will do. Just get a little bit of practice and get comfortable with the guitar. Play an Easy song if you're really struggling.
|Earn a 250 note streak in Career or Quick Play|
250 is not a lot, but it may get frustrating. Try to pick easier songs that have a lot of rhythm based notes, where all you need to do is strum at the right time, and keep hitting the same notes.
|Earn a 500 note streak in Career or Quick Play||(2)|
Many of the easier songs can do the trick and most of the medium ones as well. I suggest a harder Easy song such as One, or an easier Medium song such as Story of my Life (704), or When We Were Young.
|Earn a 1000 note streak in Career or Quick Play||(4)|
There is an easy way out with this achievement. "Through the Fire and Flames" on easy contains about 1100 notes. "One" by Metallica on medium contains about 1200 notes. Pick a song that you are most comfortable with and that has enough notes.
|First Big Score||5|
|Score 250,000 on a song||(1)|
Your first opportunity for this achievement will come early in the Medium career. I did it on "Story of my Life" by Social Distortion, located in the fourth block of the first tier. If you are finding it hard to get it, don't worry because you get another chance later on in the career. The next available song for this achievement is "One" by Metallica. It is the last song on the eighth tier before the final boss battle. You should be able to easily get 275,000 if you're good at the song, and use Star Power at the right moments. After a couple of plays, you should be able to get it.
|Half a Mill'||10|
|Score 500,000 on a song||(6)|
This achievement is available on a handful of Expert songs including: "Holiday in Cambodia", "Cherub Rock", "Before I Forget", "Stricken", "Knights of Cydonia", "Number of the Beast", "One", "Take This Life", "The Way it Ends", "Through the Fire and Flames".
You have to be good to do this, so get some practice in.
|Now That's Impressive||20|
|Score 750,000 on a song||(9)|
Until Downloadable Content comes along, you will literally need to Perfect "Through the Fire and Flames" on Expert.
|Earn 5 stars on all songs on the Easy difficulty|
Even the most novice players should get this within a week or two of solid playing and practice.
|Earn 5 stars on all songs on the Medium difficulty||(1)|
If you are familiar with the other games, then you should be able to get this achievement without breaking a sweat. I played Medium career through once and only went back for two songs. Some songs may become frustrating as you fail them over and over, but you have to practice them. I recommend playing them at a slower speed in practice, if you can't get the strumming right.
For Medium 5 star cut-offs, go here.
|Earn 5 stars on all songs on the Hard difficulty|
Just get good enough to pass Hard songs with ease, and 5 starring them shouldn't be a problem.
|Earn 5 stars on all songs on the Expert difficulty||(29)|
You know the drill. You have to be good, very good, or you will never see this achievement. All I can recommend, again, is practice if you can't do a particular song.
For Expert 5 star cut-offs, go here.
|100% a song||(3)|
Pick any song that you're comfortable with on Easy. I recommend any of the songs in the first couple of tiers. Just play them without missing a note. You may need a little bit of practice, but other than that, the achievement is pretty self-explanatory.
|Ready to Rock||5|
|Complete the tutorial||(4)|
The tutorial this time around has four sections. Three of them are identical to the ones in Guitar Hero II, with even the same dialogue. The other added one is the one about Battle mode. Just go through all four sections until they are all cleared (marked by a red skull beside each section).
|Buy all the Guitars from the shop||(1)|
You're going to need to get all the unlockable guitars before you can buy them. The hardest part is getting the guitars for 5-starring all difficulties, co-op career, and career.
|Buy all songs from the shop|
There are 26 songs to buy in total. At $500 each, it'll cost you $13,000 to buy them all. This roughly translates to 5-starring just under three tiers on medium or about two on hard. Just save up enough money and buy them all.
|Got 'em All||5|
|Buy all characters from the shop|
There are 5 total characters to buy from the shop:
Tom Morello ($10,000)
You will need to buy all five of them to unlock the achievement. At first, only two will be available. Beat the game and the three bosses will be available for purchase. They will cost a pretty penny though, $65,000. One play through medium and five stars on everything will bank you about $45,000. Just play and buy them when you feel that it's time.
|A Couple of Streakers||5|
|Earn a 200 note streak in a Co-op match||(1)|
I'm not even going to recommend a song. It will work on anything. If you're having trouble getting it, go on any of the first tier songs on Easy and you should be able to get it in no time.
|Earn a 500 note streak in a Co-op match||(1)|
Almost any song on Easy will do the trick. I suggest doing whatever you and your friend are comfortable with.
|Earn a 1000 note streak in a Co-op match||(2)|
This seems hard, but even less skilled players will easily be able to obtain this achievement. Play the song "When We Were Young" by The Killers on Medium difficulty. The song has 1047 notes, so you will have to play the bulk of it for the achievement, but as long as you can keep in rhythm, it's fairly easy.
|Earn a 2000 note streak in a Co-op match||(24)|
This achievement is easiest in "Through the Fire and Flames" on Easy. Each section has a little over 1,000 notes. Just practice them, and pair up, but don't make any mistakes! For those who need a little bit of a challenge in their life, it is also possible on "One" on medium. "Story of my Life" on Expert (both players) has a total of 2042 notes too, and it's one of the easier Expert songs.
|Score 1,000,000 on any song in a Co-op match||(23)|
This will be one of the hardest co-op achievements. You pretty much need to do "Through the Fire and Flames", "One" or "Number of the Beast" on Expert (both) and you can't miss many notes. Yes, ouch is the right word!
|Higher Than Most||20|
|Score 700,000 on any song in a Co-op match||(4)|
This is easiest and best done on "One", "Number of the Beast" on Hard or "Through the Fire and Flames" on Medium.
|Earn 5 stars on all Co-op songs for the Easy difficulty||(2)|
Simple enough, description says it all.
|Earn 5 stars on all Co-op songs for the Medium difficulty|
You will need to 5-star all the co-op career songs and the 14 extra songs viewed after the setlist. You will first need to unlock them by going through career by yourself. You and your friend have to be a least familiar with the game to get this.
|Earn 5 stars on all Co-op songs on the Hard difficulty||(2)|
The general formula for the 5-star scores is the song for career score x 2. Use the link provided in "Shredder" for a rough view of what you'll need. Get a friend over, and 5-star everything on Hard.
|5 Star all Co-op songs on Expert||(7)|
The general formula for the 5-star scores is the song for career score x 2. Use the link provided in "Guitar Hero" for a rough view of what you'll need.
|Leaders of the Pack||10|
|100% a song in a Co-op match||(2)|
Again, similar to the one in single player. Just pick a song you're comfortable with, and play it through without screwing up. I suggest a song like "When You were Young" by the Killers on Medium or Easy, because it's all rhythm and has very few "skillful" hand movements.
|Two by Four||5|
|Get an 8X multiplier in a Co-op game||(1)|
This is a simple achievement. Just get a 4x multiplier in co-op (by stringing 30 notes together) and activate Star Power with your guitar or controller at the same time. It will unlock right away. It may take a few tries though.
|Half Mill' Club||10|
|Score 500,000 on any song in a Co-op match||(4)|
I recommend playing "One" by Metallica on Medium for this achievement. Again, it's all about the practice. You should be able to get through at least the first half of the song without missing a note, as the beginning is relatively basic if you've seen it before. You and your friend should be well on your way to half a million then.
|Burnin' a Hole in Your Pocket||10|
|Buy everything from the store||(8)|
Now, this is almost an unachievable achievement for most of us. You will have to buy everything, inlcuding the items unlocked through completing various careers. You get one guitar for every difficulty, 5-stars on every difficulty and for co-op careers. You will have to unlock all of those before you can buy them, and you can get this achievement when you do. Good luck.
|The Inhuman Achievement||15|
|Complete Through the Fire and Flames on Expert||(49)|
The beginning of this song is the hardest part by far. The really good players can beat it on a couple of tries through once they learn the start of it. Study the beginning and play it in practice a couple of times, if you think you have what it takes. If you feel you have the skill, go for it. There's not much I can say to help.
|Tail Between Your Legs||0|
|Refuse a boss battle||(3)|
You have three chances throughout the career for this achievement. Boss battles are against Tom Morello (2nd Tier), Slash (5th tier) and Lou. Satan is at the end. Once the screen prompts you to play, press the red fret and you will be brought to the setlist. From here you can select to go back into the boss battle if you like.
|Fail any song 10 times||(3)|
Go to career and select Expert. Select any song. As the song starts, strum as fast as you can. You should be able to fail within seconds. Then you will be brought to the failed screen. From there, select retry, and repeat the procedure ten times. Some "achievement," huh?
|Almost Got It||5|
|Fail a song passed 90% completion||(6)|
Play any song you know and are good at. I suggest an Easy or Medium song for less stress. As you approach the end, strum as fast as you can until you fail it. Boom. Achievement Unlocked.
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