Guitar Wizard achievement in Guitar Hero III

Guitar Wizard

Complete all Co-op as the lead guitarist

Guitar Wizard0
3 guidesOffline Game ModeCooperativeHost Only

How to unlock the Guitar Wizard achievement

  • SashamorningSashamorning1,937,098
    12 Oct 2010 03 Dec 2011
    28 4 3
    Note: I've heard from some sources that this will only work on earlier versions of the disc. I can't confirm or deny it, but if you don't get the achievement, that may be a reason. I have the version that in the guitar bundle, and it worked for me.

    Only the lead controller will get this achievement. That being said, 44 songs is a lot for two people to play twice. Also, since you can't get this online, it's can be a bit of a pain to find someone willing to come over to do it.

    The good news is that you can get this by yourself.

    First, clear your cache. (My Xbox => Memory => Hard Drive, press Y for options, and clear the cache.) All this does is delete your game updates, it doesn't touch your game saves or gamer data. So yes, when you play other games later, you'll have to update them to play them.

    You have to clear the cache first because later updates have kept the No Fail cheat from letting you get this achievement.

    Second, turn on the No Fail cheat code. Go to Options, Cheats, and enter the following: GR, B, GR, GY, B, GY, RY, O, RY, GY, Y, GY, GR.

    Third, set up your two guitars. In fact, you don't even need guitars. Regular controllers will work. Your main tag should be player one (just in case... I'm not sure). Since you're going for Guitar Wizard, make sure that you play EVERY song on lead.

    Fourth, just go through every song on the list. You don't have to play, just keep pressing the green button to go on to the next song. You also have to play all the songs after the career. You don't need to play the bonus songs, but you do need to play all the unlocked songs.

    Fifth, you must turn off the No Fail cheat, and go back into co-op mode. Fail the first song (which lets the game know that the cheats are off). Since all the other songs are complete, it will pop.

    Sixth, profit!

    Edit: I'm including a link to a video that shows that you don't need to play any of the songs, and all the songs have no score. All credit to d1mebagdarrell, who posted the video.

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    SpilnerYou can use controllers on GH3 btw, incase not everyone has 2 or even 1 guitar.
    Posted by Spilner on 12 Oct 10 at 08:51
    DrSchlepensteinJust think you should add this as a note to your solution. Since this glitch will not work for everyone. In order for this to work, you need to have the original version of GH3. The updates were added to the disk during later releases, so even if you delete the cache, you're not going back to the original version of the game. If you go to the options screen, it will tell you in the lower left corner which version you have (V2, V3), its in the black area just under the cheats option. For this trick to work, no version should be displayed.

    I personally have a V2 copy (was a game/guitar bundle). So the no fail trick doesn't work for me.
    Posted by DrSchlepenstein on 08 Feb 11 at 00:52
    x BumbleBeeeSo it only works if you have a V1 copy of the game?
    Posted by x BumbleBeee on 03 Dec 11 at 17:16
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  • NathAttackNathAttack168,951
    16 Sep 2008 26 Nov 2008
    17 4 4
    In co-op career, you must complete every song as the lead guitarist, on any difficulty.

    This includes every song in the career setlist, which counts the 14-or-so songs that are unlocked after completing it (displayed in a tier of their own, underneath the 'final' tier).
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    NathAttackIt can be any difficulty. :)
    Posted by NathAttack on 28 Dec 09 at 21:36
    Negative ZZWould it be possible to play a song by yourself with two standard controllers and still get this?
    Posted by Negative ZZ on 15 Jul 10 at 00:40
    Scottm01Yes 2 standard controllers are fine. Aslong as the one with your profile selects to be the Guitar/Lead for every song.
    Posted by Scottm01 on 05 Feb 13 at 08:12
  • Scottm01Scottm0184,697
    04 Feb 2013 05 Feb 2013
    3 1 0
    This can also be done Online, again aslong as your the guitarist for them all. I got this last night and I had completed some of the songs Localy and did the rest Online. Just make sure you write down which songs you have done as this info is not stored ingame.
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