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Guitar Hero (Series) Alternatives for Linux

Guitar Hero is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is Frets on Fire, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Guitar Hero and seven of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Guitar Hero are osu!, FoFiX, Clone Hero and Bemuse: Beat, Music, Sequence.

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.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeosu! doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    ⚫︎ 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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    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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    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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    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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