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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 a Music Game 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!, Rocksmith, FoFiX and Clone Hero.

Guitar Hero alternatives are mainly Music Games but may also be Music Production Apps. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Guitar Hero.
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  1. Frets on Fire icon

    Frets on Fire

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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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    Discontinued

    The last version (1.3.110) was released in November 2008.

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    osu!

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone

    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.

    ⚫︎ Moddableosu! can be modified through the installation of external mods.
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    not about a musical instrument, just shares rhythm

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    Rocksmith

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Steam
    • Playstation
    • Xbox

    Rocksmith is a music video game produced by Ubisoft.

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    FoFiX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A free Guitar Hero/RockBand-like game MOD, forked from Frets on Fire and developped by British fans.

    ⚫︎ PortableFoFiX can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Clone Hero

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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!.

    ⚫︎ Endless gameplayClone Hero offers at least one game mode that allows you to play indefinitely.
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    it supports all guitar hero songs, plays similarly, allows custom songs

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  6. Bemuse: Beat, Music, Sequence icon

    Bemuse: Beat, Music, Sequence

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Chrome OS
    • iPad

    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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    Muse Dash

    • Windows
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    • Nintendo Switch

    Dance to the music and beat enemies from above and ahead with simple left-and-right operations. Although it’s not difficult to operate, but it’s definitely an interesting game! There are abundant songs to select and meticulously designed beats!.

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    Flash Flash Revolution

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MIDIFlash Flash Revolution includes MIDI hardware and software support to record and import audio.
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    Dynamix (by C4Cat)

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    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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    Beat Saber

    • Windows
    • Steam

    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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