Guide By: richs180
-Estimated achievement difficulty: 6/10
-Offline: 42 (875 )
-Online: 7 (125 )
-Approximate amount of time to 1000: 10+ hours
-Minimum number of playthroughs needed: 3 (1 solo, 2 co-op)
-Number of missable achievements: None
-Glitched achievements: None
-Do cheat codes disable achievements?: Yes
Guitar Hero: Aerosmith is a sequel/expansion to Guitar Hero III. As such, this road map will assume that you already know the basics of how to play Guitar Hero, and can hold your own on expert. Depending on your skill level, this game can be a pretty time consuming 1000, or it can be a breeze. In any case, it’s much easier than Guitar Hero III. If you’re new to the Guitar Hero series, there are hundreds of sites on the internet that will help you improve your skills (including the forums on this site), so start there. A lot of the achievements will unlock during one Career run, but you should be able to go back and play any song at any time to pick up achievements that you might have missed. I’ve found that the quickest (and most enjoyable) way to get 1000 is to start with Career. For 1000 , you’ll need to do at least one career run solo, and twice more with a partner.
Step 1: Career (280 )
If you are not very good in Guitar Hero games, start with Easy career, then go for Medium, Hard and finally Expert. If you can beat the career on Hard in Guitar Hero 3, you can probably start on the Expert career for Aerosmith. You get achievements for playing on different places, and I think you can manage to get the 2,000,000 scores in your first career - I got it on Easy and I couldn't even 5 star all the songs on my first try. No matter what difficulty you finish on, you’ll unlock Aerosmith, Jailbait, No More, No More, Subway, On The Road Again, Nine Lives, Critical Mass, March 19th, 2001. In addition, make sure that you turn down an encore along the way to get Draw the Line. Beating Expert will give you Make It, Movin’ Out, Rock in a Hard Place, and Dream On.
Step 2: Spend your cash (150 ) – In your first career run, you should have earned enough money to get Eat the Rich, but if you didn’t, just start another band, and earn some more money playing Expert or Hard songs - they pay a lot more than Easy or Medium. There are a ton of things in this game to purchase. They will probably cost more than you can earn with one career, so you might need to do that anyways. The first thing you should buy are the vault songs, to get Big Ten Inch Record. Play through them for Same Old Song and Dance. Then get Kings and Queens, Walk This Way, and Toys in the Attic. Now you’ve unlocked everything in the game and can do some mopping up.
Step 3: Mop up (240 ) – You may have already gotten most, or even all of these during your career run. They can be done at any time, and most of them aren’t very difficult. Just go through the achievement list and make sure you get Get Your Wings, Cheesecake, Crazy, Score Hero, I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing, Gems, Sick as a Dog, Ain’t that a B***h, Woman of the World, Spaced, Dude Looks Like a Lady, andNight in the Ruts. As long as you stay in career mode to get all of these, you should get Get it Up along the way.
Step 4: Online (210 )
It's time to go online. Find yourself a co-op partner HERE and then go play with them on Xbox Live. The co-op achievements can be glitchy. I suggest getting a friend over who can hang on Expert and doing them locally, but it is possible to get them all on XBL. Sometimes on XBL you’ll complete the requirement for a co-op achievement, and you just won’t get it. You can do Big Ones, Cryin', Combination, Let the Music Do the Talking, When I Needed You, Deuces Are Wild, Love Me Two Times, Fallen Angels, Nobody's Fault and Back in the Saddle with your partner.
After that, you need to go to ranked Face-Off, Pro Face-Off and Battle Modes. Win and lose Face-Off and Pro Face-Off matches, then win Battle Mode with a death drain attack. After that, do the 20 ranked matches achievement.
Part 5: Online vs. (120 ) – The online achievements are infinitely easier than Guitar Hero III’s. You should be able to complete them all within about 4 – 8 hours, provided you can find an opponent. They are What it Takes, My Fist Your Face, Don’t Get Mad, Get Even, Walkin’ the Dog, Soul Saver, You See Me Crying, and Falling Off.
x360a would like to thank jappe66 and IWi11KickU for this Road Map
|Get Your Wings||10|
|Complete the Tutorial|
|From the Main Menu select Training, then Tutorial. There are 4 sections to be completed, they can be done in any order. If you've played Guitar Hero 3 then this will seem familiar as it is identical as far as I can tell.|
|Complete the Career on Easy|
|See "Dream On"|
|Complete the Career on Medium|
|See "Dream On"|
|Rock in a Hard Place||50|
|Complete the Career on Hard|
|See "Dream On"|
|Complete the Career on Expert||(6)|
|These career achievements are for the single player mode. |
The achievements for completing the Careers are stackable in this game meaning that players who play through the game on expert difficulty first will also unlock the three lower Career achievements when they finish the final song.
If you have played Guitar Hero 3 you will have a rough idea of your skill level on this game as it plays identically. On average the songs are easier than Guitar Hero 3 and there are also less of them (30 songs & 1 Guitar Battle on the setlist in total).
|Unlock Aerosmith as the playable band|
|Aerosmith are unlocked upon completion of the first two songs in the first tier of career mode (on any difficulty). Once you have completed "Dream Police" and "All the Young Dudes" the achievement will pop up and you will play as Aerosmith for the next song.|
|Play a song at the Nipmuc venue|
|This achievement will unlock when you complete the first song "Dream Police" in career mode on any difficulty as it is the first venue you play at.|
|Earn a 100 note streak in Career or Quick Play (Local only)|
|This can be done on any song on any difficulty. I unlocked it on the first song "Dream Police" on the medium difficulty setting. If you are having trouble with this then play through an easy career and you should get this on the first tier.|
|Earn a 500 note streak in Career or Quick Play (Local Only)||(4)|
|For this achievement you will need to find a song that has at least 500 notes first.|
On Easy, the only songs with more than 500 notes are "Mama Kin" from the main setlist and "Mercy" and "Shakin' my Cage" from the Vault (bonus songs).
On Medium, the first song with more than 500 notes is "No Surprize". Although, "Walk This Way" was the song I got the achievement on.
On Hard, a good song for this is "All the Young Dudes" which has 587 notes and no fast sections.
|No More, No More||10|
|Perform all the Encores||(2)|
|The achievement description for this is not accurate. I turned down the first encore to get the Draw The Line achievement. I then played all the encores from the second to the sixth tier and got this achievement after the final song "Train Kept A Rollin".|
|Kings and Queens||20|
|Purchase all the playable characters from The Vault|
|There are 4 unlockable characters in the Vault. Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford are available from the start of the career. DMC is unlocked for purchase upon completion of King of Rock in tier 4. Joe Perry is unlocked for purchase when you beat his Guitar Battle in tier 6. The achievement will unlock once you purchase the last character.|
For this achievement you'll need to earn $60000 in total over all your careers and bands. Characters can be purchased within different bands as once you have purchased a character in one band's career the character is unlocked and available for use in all your other bands (under the same gamertag).
5-Starring all songs in each difficulty earns:-
Easy = $9,300
Medium = $18,600
Hard = $37,200
|Big Ten Inch Record||20|
|Purchase all the bonus songs||(1)|
|There are 9 bonus songs available for purchase at $500 each. You will need $4500 to purchase them all. You will need to purchase all the bonus songs to get the Same Old Song and Dance achievement.|
|Toys in the Attic||20|
|Purchase all guitars from The Vault (Bass/Lead/Rhythm)||(5)|
|For this achievement you will have to purchase the 73 guitars which are available to purchase from the start (not the bonus guitars). The total price is $93,200. You can purchase these using any band in your profile as once you have purchased a guitar it is unlocked for every band you use.|
|Same Old Song and Dance||50|
|Complete every song in the setlist and the Vault (Local only)||(5)|
|For this achievement you have to play every song in career mode not quickplay. The easiest way to do this will be to play through the career setlist as normal. This will unlock both the "Joe Perry Guitar Battle" (when you have beaten him in tier 6) and "Kings and Queens" after the end credits. You should then have enough money to purchase the 9 songs from the vault (see Big Ten Inch Record). Then go back into your completed career and access the vault songs from the setlist by pressing the blue button on your guitar. Play all eleven songs and the achievement will unlock.|
|Score "325,000" or more on the song "Train Kept a Rollin'"||(13)|
|Looking at the leaderboards the only people who have unlocked this achievement were playing on expert. The highest score on the leaderboard for a hard attempt was 290,000 which leads me to believe that a score of 325,000 is not possible on hard.|
|Get it Up||30|
|Score 2,000,000 in the Career|
|This is easier than it sounds. At the bottom of the setlist is your career score. Once it gets above 2,000,000 the achievement will unlock. I unlocked the achievement on my first playthrough of the medium difficulty, halfway through the fourth tier. Bonus song scores are not included in your career total.|
|Eat the Rich||30|
|Earn $50,000 in career earnings|
|This achievement can be unlocked by earning $50,000 with all your bands. I tested this by earning $49,500 with my main band and making a second band which I played the first song in career with. When the song finished I earned $600 for 5-starring it and the achievement unlocked.|
Also, if you spend money before earning $50,000 don't worry as the game will remember how much you have earned in total and not just how much you have at any one time.
If you are playing through on expert and 5-star every song you will unlock this achievement after the Joe Perry guitar battle.
|I Don't Want to Miss a Thing||30|
|Earn a gold star rating on a song on Medium or harder difficulty (Local only)|
|For this you have to 100% a song. I got this on "Dream Police". If you are having trouble with this choose the song you are best at and use the practice option found in the training menu. Remember it's got to be on medium or higher.|
|Hit every star power phrase on a song (Local or Xbox LIVE)|
|For this achievement you have to hit every star shaped note that comes down the fret board. To make sure I didn't miss any whilst in Star Power mode I didn't activate it at all during the song which will also unlock Spaced.|
|Sick as a Dog||25|
|Earn a 5 star rating for a song on Medium or harder (Local or Xbox LIVE)|
|For this achievement you have to hit a high percentage of notes (95% or more, I think). You should get this on the first tier whilst going for I Don't Want to Miss a Thing. Alternatively, you can get it on LIVE with a friend whilst going for the co-op achievements.|
|Ain't That a B***h||20|
|Earn a gold star rating on a song (Local only)|
|This is a similar achievement to I Don't Want to Miss a Thing but can be achieved on easy difficulty. If you don't have this and instead go for I Don't Want to Miss a Thing you will get both achievements at the same time.|
|Earn a 300 note streak in Co-op (Local or Xbox LIVE)|
|This can be achieved on any song in the game on any difficulty as they all have more than 300 notes in total. Me and a friend got it on "All Day and All of the Night" on medium as we found it to be the easiest for us as it's a short song with a lot of notes.|
|Earn a 600 note streak in Co-op (Local or Xbox LIVE)||(4)|
|For this achievement you will have to find a song with 600 notes in it. I got this on "All Day and All of the Night" on medium on the same attempt that I got Big Ones on.|
|Earn an 8x multiplier in Co-op (Local or Xbox LIVE)|
|For this you have to play in co-op and activate Star Power when you have a 4x multiplier (which is earned by getting a 30 note streak). The achievement will unlock instantly.|
|Let the Music Do the Talking||40|
|Earn a gold star rating on a Co-op song (Local or Xbox LIVE)||(1)|
|For this achievement you have to hit 100% of your notes. When I got this achievement I hit all my notes but my friend missed one of his. I got the achievement and he didn't. Therefore, I believe that to get the achievement you and your co-op partner both have to hit 100% of your notes.|
|When I Needed You||15|
|Activate Star Power 3 times in a song in a Co-op match (Local or Xbox LIVE)|
|This achievement requires you and your co-op partner to access Star Power 3 times in a song. Pretty simple. Just get your bar half full (till it glows) and both tilt your guitars (repeat two more times).|
|What it Takes||35|
|Play 20 online ranked matches of any game type||(13)|
|For this you don't have to win just play 20 ranked songs NOT games. Fastest way to do this would be to play Battle Mode (best of seven songs) as you don't have to finish the song to finish the game. If you fail four in a row to lose the battle and repeat this process 4 more times you will unlock the achievement.|
|Deuces Are Wild||40|
|Complete all songs on the setlist as the lead guitarist (Local or Xbox LIVE - primary user)||(23)|
|Select Multiplayer from the main menu, choose the Guitar option with the lead account and play through all 30 songs from the main setlist (there is no Joe Perry guitar battle in co-op) with your main band.|
Make sure that the Lead Guitar is played by the account you want to unlock the achievement on.
I have received messages from people stating they got this over LIVE, when I tried it didn't unlock. If possible I would recommend going for this achievement in local co-op play.
|My Fist Your Face||20|
|Win an online ranked Pro Face-Off match|
|This will count towards your 20 online ranked games for What it Takes. If you are having trouble obtaining this achievement and are usually good enough to play on hard then drop down to easy and play a match against someone on that difficulty. If you are still having trouble winning on easy then choose your best song, practice it until you can play it without missing a note then host a one song game online and choose that song.|
|Don't Get Mad, Get Even||20|
|Win an online ranked Face-Off match|
|Very similar achievement to My Fist Your Face. Follow the description for that achievement and you should get this pretty quickly.|
|Walkin' the Dog||20|
|Win an online ranked Pro-Face Off match by 10,000 or more points||(3)|
|This achievement will likely unlock for you when you unlock My Fist Your Face. Again, if you are having trouble winning by 10,000 points then I suggest you just keep practicing your best song. Alternatively, you could try to boost but it may be hard to find your friend's lobby or for them to find yours as the lobby system doesn't tell you the host's name until you have joined.|
|Win a ranked online Battle Mode match with a Death Drain attack|
|A death drain attack occurs once both players have completed a song in Battle Mode without failing and enter sudden death. This causes the song to restart and any battle power-ups used activate the death drain mode, in which two skulls appear on your opponent's fret board and move down the screen making it harder for your opponent to see his (or her) notes. Once the skulls get to the bottom of their board your opponent will lose the game and you will get the achievement.|
I recommend hosting a 1 song match to get this as it doesn't seem to unlock in a match that has more songs.
|Love Me Two Times||40|
|Complete all songs on the setlist as the Bass/Rhythm guitarist ( Local or Xbox LIVE - primary user)||(18)|
|Select Multiplayer from the main menu, choose the Bass with the lead account and play through all 30 songs from the main setlist (there is no Joe Perry guitar battle in co-op) with your main band and make sure that the bass/rhythm is played by the account you want to unlock the achievement on.|
I have received messages from people stating they got this over LIVE, when I tried it didn't unlock. If possible I would recommend going for this achievement in local co-op play.
|Played a song at the Max's Kansas City venue|
|This achievement will unlock once you have finished your first song in the second tier of the career mode. The songs are "I hate myself for loving you" and "All day and all of the night".|
|On The Road Again||10|
|You unlocked the Orpheum Theater of Boston venue|
|This achievement will unlock when you complete the final song in tier 2 "Sweet Emotion". This can be done on any difficulty.|
|You unlocked the Moscow venue|
|This achievement will unlock when you complete the final song in tier 3 "Love in an Elevator". This can be done on any difficulty.|
|You unlocked the Half-Time Show venue|
|This achievement will unlock when you complete the final song in tier 4 "Walk This Way" (Run DMC and Aerosmith). This can be done on any difficulty.|
|March 19th, 2001||20|
|You unlocked the Hall of Fame venue|
|This achievement will unlock when you complete the final song in tier 5 "Dream On". This can be done on any difficulty.|
|Woman Of The World||10|
|You played a song with a female guitarist|
|This can be done in career. Choose one of the female characters (Casey Lynch, Judy Nails or Midori), play a song by one of the support bands from the setlist (Cheap Trick's "Dream Police", for example, as when you play as Aerosmith you are always Joe Perry) and the achievement will unlock when the song ends.|
Playing a bonus song in career doesn't unlock the achievement because you play them all as Joe Perry.
|Draw The Line||5|
|You turned down an encore|
|This achievement will unlock once you turn down an encore in career mode. There is an encore at the end of every tier after the fourth song has been completed. The crowd will be cheering and you will be offered the chance to play an encore or leave. Simply leave and the achievement will unlock.|
|You completed a song earning Star Power, but never used it|
|Play a song (on any difficulty) in the career and fill your Star Power meter until it glows then don't tilt your guitar to activate it. You will probably find it easiest to get this achievement at the same time as Gems.|
|Dude Looks Like a Lady||10|
|Played a song as Izzy Sparks||(4)|
|For this achievement play a song by one of the support bands from the setlist as Izzy Sparks (Cheap Trick's "Dream Police", for example, as when you play as Aerosmith you are always Joe Perry) and the achievement will unlock when the song ends. This can be done on any difficulty. Playing a bonus song in career doesn't unlock the achievement because you play them all as Joe Perry.|
|Walk This Way||10|
|You purchased DMC from The Vault|
|For this achievement you will need to complete the song "Walk this Way" (Run DMC) to make DMC available for purchase in the Vault. He costs $15000. If you play through on medium and 5-star every song you will earn $18600. Purchase him and the achievement will unlock. You will get this achievement if you are going for the Kings and Queens achievement.|
|Night in the Ruts||10|
|Bummer, you failed a song 10 times||(2)|
|To get this achievement I started a career on expert, then chose the first song "Dream Police". Don't play any notes or if you want to fail faster then strum without holding a note. Fail 10 times and the achievement will unlock.|
|Keep trying, you failed a Co-op song beyond 95% completion|
|For this achievement you can play any song on the setlist on any difficulty. I recommend "All Day and All of the Night" as it's one of the shorter songs in the game (it can be found in tier 2). When both players are playing it on Easy there are 510 notes (269 Lead, 241 Bass). If neither player misses a note from the start then the 95% mark is 485 notes. When you get to 485 on the note counter both players should strum as fast as they can without holding any notes in.|
This can also be done online. See Nobody's Fault for details. The song will fail and the achievement will unlock.
|You failed 5 Co-op songs. Don't give up!|
|The easiest way to get this achievement is to set up a local co-op Expert career. Choose the first song and don't play a note. You will fail once you are 20% into the song as you cannot fail before that time. Repeat 4 more times and the achievement will unlock.|
This can also be done online if you set up a 5 song setlist in co-op. If you fail the first song after 95% you can get Fallen Angels then fail the next 4 by strumming before the song starts as on LIVE you don't have to wait for the 20% point of the song to fail. The achievement will unlock after the fifth song has been failed.
|You See Me Crying||5|
|You lost an online ranked Pro Face-Off match||(3)|
|For this achievement go online and choose a ranked Pro Face-Off. If you want to be sure you lose miss a lot of notes.|
|You lost an online ranked Face-Off match||(7)|
|For this achievement go online and choose a ranked Face-Off. If you want to be sure you lose miss a lot of notes.|
|Back in the Saddle||10|
|You rocked out as Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford in a Co-op match||(6)|
|This achievement can be unlocked in local co-op and over LIVE. You will have to buy the characters first, they cost $15000 each. Play a song with the characters and the achievement will unlock once the song is finished.|
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