Download the Guitar Hero 3 demo for Xbox 360

Move over Joel Zumaya, my wife and I are already getting our guitair-wailing fingers going on the heals of my beloved’s “Guitar Hero” Rock Out 30th Birthday Party. We had about 20 people over and most of them partook in a jam session or two (more in some cases). At least two of her girlfriend’s said they were going to have to go shopping for an Xbox 360 and some Red Octane GH2 fire. One of them, already a confirmed wailer, was like, “Um, you can just come over to my place and play.” Her and her fiance are both confirmed addicts, just like my baby and I now are.

We’re both eager for the game to go on sale October 28th. Big brother Gates updated my system with the wireless guitar driver files over Xbox Live months ago. You’d think the demo would have popped up in the Xbox Live Marketplace seeing as the launch is awfully close, but that’s not the case. Anyway, you won’t have to wait for it after all as it is available for download [the file is no longer available].

Free Xbox 360 demos can be found on certain sites on the www. The only catches are that you’ll have to burn the ISO file to a compatible CD or DVD before it can be played on a console. After that all you do is access the Game Demos section in the 360 Dashboard with the game inserted and start shredding.

From the Guitar Hero 3 Wiki… “Activision announced in August 2007 that a demo of Guitar Hero III will appear in the upcoming Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground for the Xbox 360, set for release on October 16, 2007. The demo will also be downloadable over Xbox Live shortly after Proving Ground is released. The demo features five songs (“Lay Down”, “Rock You Like A Hurricane”, “Even Flow”, “Hit Me With Your Best Shot”, and “The Metal”) played at the Desert Rock venue. The Guitar Hero 3 Demo was also shipped with the December 2007 issue of Official Xbox Magazine. It has also been reported that you may download the Guitar Hero 3 Demo (legally) via Bittorrent as the disc provided with Tony Hawk’s Proving Ground can be copied to a CD or DVD.”

My Nero 6 software was a bit confused by the ISO, so I did a quick search and went to fetch DVD Decrypter from here. It took less than 10 minutes to download the demo ISO and I was rocking out within a mean 15. Seriously! Cheers and enjoy the road to becoming a Legend of Rock!!!