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Open Source Guitar Hero (Series) Alternatives

The best open source alternative to Guitar Hero is Frets on Fire. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Guitar Hero and seven of them is open source so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting open source alternatives to Guitar Hero are osu!, FoFiX, Web!Mania and McOsu.

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.

    Discontinued

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

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    Most users think Frets on Fire is a great alternative to Guitar Hero.
  2. osu! icon

    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.

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    Most users think osu! is a great alternative to Guitar Hero.
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    not about a musical instrument, just shares rhythm

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  3. FoFiX icon

    FoFiX

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

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

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    Web!Mania

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online

    Web!Mania is a version of the "osu!mania" game mode of "osu!" developed to be played in web browsers, without the need to download anything.

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    McOsu

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux

    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.

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    Quaver

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • SteamOS

    Quaver is a community-driven and open-source competitive rhythm game with two game modes and online leaderboards. Create your own maps or challenge the world in online multiplayer matches.

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  7. Taps of Fire icon

    Taps of Fire

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    Taps of Fire is an implementation of the open source Frets on Fire game for Android devices. Play songs and tap to hit the right notes.

    Discontinued

    Project page archived on Google Code.

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