Guitar Hero: Metallica

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Guitar Hero: Metallica
Developer(s) Neversoft, Budcat Creations
Publisher(s) Activision
Series Guitar Hero
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) NA March 29, 2009
EU May 29, 2009
AUS May 27, 2009
Genre(s) Rhythm, Music
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (4), Online (8)
Input methods Wii Remote, Guitar Controller, Drum Controller, USB Microphone
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Nothing Else Matters, because Guitar Hero: Metallica will focus on the career and songs of Metallica. With 28 Metallica songs and 21 other songs that influenced the band, fans will love to Ride The Lightning playing guitars, drums, and singing vocals alongside Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, and Robert Trujillo. So Hit The Lights, put some Whiskey In The Jar and be the Hero of the Day!

Emulation Information

Required Mic

This title requires a USB microphone.



Videos have odd corrupt limes.

Invisible Band Logos

Band Logos may not appear properly unless EFB Copies to Texture Only is disabled.

Hang Post First Song

A hang occurs after completing a song making progression impossible. Refer issue 10660. Fixed between 5.0-5931 and 5.0-7307.


No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this title.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Guitar Hero: Metallica since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-21770 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

Test Entries
Revision OS CPU GPU Result Tester
r7689 Windows 7 Intel Core i3-2100 @ 3.1 GHz NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX+ distorted sound + lag djlastnight
3.0-830 Windows 7 Intel Core i7-3770K @ 3.5 GHz ATI Radeon HD 6950 2GB Actually plays pretty good now days, this is a game I think would work greatly with the upcoming AX HLE implementation Duke Nukem
4.0-3327 Windows 8.1 Intel Core i7-3770 @ 3.9 GHz AMD Radeon HD7850 2GB Audio Desync is fixed BrenoPCGamer
5.0 Windows 10 Intel Core 2 Quad Q9505 @ 2.83 GHz NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 60 FPS in all game, without any stuttering. Skip EFB Access from CPU enabled to make consistent framerate. Using DirectX 12, 3x native resolution, 16x anisotropic filtering, 8x MSAA. jonasbantunes

Gameplay Videos