Guitar Hero (Series) Alternatives

    Guitar Hero is described as 'series of music rhythm games in which players use a guitar-shaped game controller to simulate playing lead, bass guitar, and rhythm guitar across numerous rock music songs' and is an app in the Audio & Music category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Guitar Hero for a variety of platforms, including Windows, Linux, Android, Mac and iPhone. The best alternative is Frets on Fire, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Guitar Hero are osu! (Free, Open Source), Rocksmith (Paid), Clone Hero (Free) and FoFiX (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Aug 22, 2021

    1. Frets on Fire is a game of musical skill and fast fingers. The aim of the game is to play guitar with the keyboard as accurately as possible.
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      Most users think Frets on Fire is a great alternative to Guitar Hero.
    2. osu! is a rhythm game based on the gameplay of a variety of popular commercial rhythm games. While aiming to keep authentic gameplay and scoring, osu! increases the epic factor through online rankings, multiplayer, replay exchange, and a huge community following.
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      osu! vs Guitar Hero opinions
      Most users think osu! is a great alternative to Guitar Hero.
      Userb not about a musical instrument, just shares rhythm
      Negative comment about 1 year ago

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      Rocksmith is a music video game produced by Ubisoft. The game's main focus is the unique feature that allows players to plug in virtually any electric guitar and play.
    3. Clone Hero is a free rhythm game, which can be played with any 5 or 6 button guitar controller, Game Controllers, or just your standard computer keyboard. Download the game, copy your song charts into the song folder and enjoy hours of fun!.
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      Clone Hero vs Guitar Hero opinions
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      it supports all guitar hero songs, plays similarly, allows custom songs
      Positive comment over 1 year ago

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    4. A free Guitar Hero/RockBand-like game MOD, forked from Frets on Fire and developped by British fans.
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      A free open-source circle-clicking rhythm game practice client for osu! beatmaps with Virtual Reality support. McOsu is developed separately from and has no direct affiliation with osu! or ppy Pty Ltd.
    5. Bemuse is a Japanese guitar hero/DJ hero like game. It is an online web-based rhythm game that has controller support. This game also supports BMS's.
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    6. Beat Saber is a unique VR rhythm game, where your goal is to slash the beats (represented by small cubes) as they come at you. Every beat indicates which saber to use and the direction you need to match.
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    7. Flash Flash Revolution (or FFR) is a music-based rhythm game that runs through Adobe Flash and an Internet browser, making it a full-fledged online music title that requires no downloads or fees to play.
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      Dynamix is a mobile music game that integrates arcade gaming experience into mobile device. C4Cat brings you the fruit of creativity of worldwide composers within this pocket size mobile game.
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