Activision and Konami, who have previously worked together to make sure that the Guitar Hero series meets with Konami's patents on music games, developed an arcade console version of the game, titled Guitar Hero Arcade, distributed to arcades in early 2009. The game is primarily based on the Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock gameplay, reducing some of the features such as character customization, but keeping the ability to download new songs for the cabinet from the Internet.
- Main article: Setlist in Guitar Hero Arcade
There are 50 songs in Guitar Hero Arcade. 50 of the songs that appears in Guitar Hero Arcade also appeared in Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, including songs from the main setlist, bonus songs, and downloadable songs from Guitar Hero III. Also, there are premium songs in the arcade version. In order to play a premium song, the player would have to use another credit.
|Games of Guitar Hero|
|Guitar Hero - Guitar Hero II - Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock - Guitar Hero World Tour - Guitar Hero 5 - Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock - Guitar Hero Live|
|Aerosmith - Metallica - Van Halen|
|Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks the 80s - Guitar Hero Arcade - Guitar Hero: Smash Hits - Band Hero|
|Guitar Hero: On Tour - Guitar Hero On Tour: Decades - Guitar Hero On Tour: Modern Hits|
|Guitar Hero Mobile - Guitar Hero III Backstage Pass - Guitar Hero World Tour Mobile - Guitar Hero Carabiner - Air Guitar Hero Rocker - Guitar Hero (iOS) - Guitar Hero Live|