Hard Duo achievement in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock

Hard Duo

Earn 5 stars on all Co-op songs on the Hard difficulty

Hard Duo+0.7
3 guidesOffline Game ModeCooperativeHost OnlyDifficulty Specific

How to unlock the Hard Duo achievement

  • th3 12th m4nth3 12th m4n144,506
    21 Mar 2009 23 Mar 2009 23 Mar 2009
    30 2 7
    This one isn't too killer. You both have to be semi-decent if you hope to achieve this. Try playing some of the top tier songs first (in Quickplay), such as "One" and "Raining Blood" for example, just to make sure that you're good enough to 5-Star them. If you can then awesome and you wont have to worry about getting to the end and realizing you've wasted numerous hours and are now stuck on some of the last songs!! Additionally, if you can put up solid scores, not insane ones, you'll find that you'll be 5-Starring songs left and right. Also beware that if one of you is playing on Expert and the other on Hard, it will still count towards the Hard achievement, but the score you earn has to be almost at an Expert level. There was a song or two when I was playing on Expert Bass that we 4-Starred, but then I switched to Hard, maybe might of done worse (because it's SO BORING), and then got the 5 Star. So good luck and plan on 2 dedicated nights of you and your buddy rockin' out to beat this...

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    T3ARyouAnewONENot sure, but i think Raining Blood isnt included in the Co-op career. Helicopter is the one i really hate, rythm seems harder than lead.
    Posted by T3ARyouAnewONE on 15 Jun 11 at 11:13
    I8ITackyticsI8IRaining blood IS in the co-op career in 'unlocked songs' after you complete the main sections. Helicopter is the bane of my existence. Definitely the hardest song imo, it's the only one I got 3 stars on in my first run of the co-op on hard...
    Posted by I8ITackyticsI8I on 02 Feb 12 at 12:07
    Flopsy86One is way harder than Helicopter, but that's just my opinion.

    I don't have a problem with the fact that only one player gets the achievement, it's the fact that these co-op career achievements cannot be done online.
    Posted by Flopsy86 on 23 Feb 14 at 16:12
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  • MC0REBEMC0REBE542,506
    01 Sep 2012
    8 0 3
    Since I can't find a breakdown of the points you need to get to 5-star any songs, I'll post my scores here. I just need to 5-star Raining Blood by Slayer (just like in solo-career) to get this achievement, but I'll update this solution once I've beaten it.

    1. Getting A Band Together
    Heart - Barracuda (299,514)
    The Killers - When You Were Young (392,389)
    Rage Against The Machine - Bulls On Parade (302,956)
    Foghat - Slow ride (260,050)
    Beastie Boys - Sabotage (248,333)

    2. We Just Wanna Be Famous
    Alice Cooper - School's Out (244,106)
    Sonic Youth - Kool Thing (364,778)
    AFI - Miss Murder (307,279)
    The Who - The Seeker (295,555)
    The Stroker - Reptilia (387,399)

    3. Overnight Success
    Black Sabbath - Paranoid (291,904)
    Guns 'N Roses - Welcome To The Jungle (347,593)
    Sex Pistols - Anarchy In The UK (421,645)
    Priestess - Lay Down (253,638)
    Red Hot Chili Peppers - Suck My Kiss (278,437)

    4. Getting The Band Back Together
    Dead Kennedys - Holiday In Cambodia (528,422)
    Santana - Black Magic Woman (383,714)
    Aerosmith - Same Old Song and Dance (237,127)
    The Smashing Pumpkins - Cherub Rock (479,306)
    Blue Öyster Cult - Cities On Flame With Rock & Roll (247,173)

    5. Jailhouse Rock
    Weezer - My Name Is Jonas (446,324)
    White Zombie - Black Sunshine (339,226)
    Queens of The Stone Age - 3's & 7's (302,897)
    Tenacious D - The Metal (245,818)
    Bloc Party - Helicopter (395,773)

    6. Battle for Your Souls
    Muse - Knights of Cydonia (476,145)
    Metallica - One (718,148)
    Iron Maiden - The Number of The Beast (482,339)
    Living Colour - Cult of Personality (339,895)
    Matchbook Romance - Monsters (493,812)

    Unlocked Songs
    Poison - Talk Dirty To Me (316,244)
    Pat Benatar - Hit Me With Your Best Shot (291,261)
    Mountain - Mississippi Queen (174,164)
    Kiss - Rock and Roll All Nite (245,450)
    Social Distortion - Story of My Life (607,241)
    Cream - Sunshine of Your Love (607,241)
    Pearl Jam - Even Flow (420,604)
    Scorpions - Rock You Like A Hurricane (341,250)
    ZZ Top - La Grange (241,527)
    Disturbed - Stricken (521,610)
    Stevie Ray Vaughan - Pride and Joy (337,964)
    Slipknot - Before I Forget (423,770)
    Slayer - Raining Blood (+249,331)*
    Eric Johnson - Cliffs of Dover (240,525)

    The higher tier songs are the most difficult ones obviously, but since I'm pretty good at the hammer-on's and pull-off's on the Hard difficulty I didn't really had a problem passing each song except for 'Knight of Cydonia' & 'One'. Make sure you can keep your streak and activate star power when you have a x4 multiplier (which makes it a x8). Also, don't activate star power when guitar has a lot of notes and rhythm/bass doesn't have to play a thing, because that's just a waste of points. I think the score for Raining Blood is around 275k since it's 176k to 5-star it solo, but I cannot confirm this just yet.

    I hope this list helps you and remember that these are MY scores. If you get a lower score and still 5-star it, comment on this solution so I can make a statement with the points you need to achieve.
    If you downvote, let me know why. I believe this is the only breakdown that existing, so I think this will help all of you Guitar Hero's to obtain this achievement.
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    danpsfxIt has been proven that score is not the determining factor for 5*s in co-op mode, although it is probably a reasonably good indication.
    Posted by danpsfx on 17 Oct 12 at 00:07
    Gamer4LifeXDThe factor for a 5* on co-op is the average multiplier
    Posted by Gamer4LifeXD on 05 Feb 13 at 00:31
    Flopsy86I have also heard that scores do not determine 5* in co-op. It's based on the average multiplier. The best this guide can be used for is to find an approximate score to shoot for.
    Posted by Flopsy86 on 23 Feb 14 at 16:10
  • Ben Online NLBen Online NL52,514
    24 Mar 2013
    3 1 0
    You can only get this in co-op if you are the host/player 1/the one who started up the game
    This go's for all 5 * ing ,100%, lead and backup and the co-op carreer achievements.
    that means you have to play trough it at least 4 times for the lead and backup achievements for 2 people :( and a lot more for the rest
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