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  • Summary: Mark Evans, footballing hero, has risen to the top in Japan by winning the Football Frontier Tournament and then saving his country from crisis, but now… he’s about to take on the world. All of them, though, have only one thing on their mind – getting onto the national side: Inazuma National. The Football Frontier International championship is coming up, pitting the best young players from around the world against each other, and Mark and his friends are about to face the challenge of a lifetime. [Nintendo UK] Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Oct 18, 2013
    90
    The amount of content that Level-5 offers in this game is enormous and can last you for months.
  2. Sep 24, 2013
    80
    If the Inazuma Eleven formula may have to change a little bit more in the next episodes, Inazuma Eleven 3 is still the best of the series, and it is definitely a must on the 3DS.
  3. Sep 30, 2013
    75
    Almost a straight 3DS port of the DS Japanese counterpart. Fun and lengthy, but a bit redundant.
  4. Sep 24, 2013
    70
    Fans of the previous games or the anime will not be disappointed, whereas newcomers to the series may find the game a little confusing and slow-paced for the first few hours. However, persevere, and the pace quickly picks up and becomes much more enjoyable.
  5. Oct 9, 2013
    70
    The first Inazuma Eleven on the 3DS doesn’t do anything to lift this entertaining franchise to greater heights. The soccer games are fun, but everything around it disappoints a little. Part three keeps its head above the water with its charming and fluent gameplay, but it could’ve been more.
  6. Inazuma Eleven, then, retains its charm, quirks and problems. There are a few new facets, to be sure, but this is fan service at its most serviceable.
  7. Oct 21, 2013
    60
    Inazuma Eleven 3 feels like a fitting end for this set of always absurd but highly entertaining footballing adventures. There still lots of fun, but it's a second case of more of the same without the same level of amusing craziness that the story of the second game compensated with, and it's hard to see where the series can build any further without some substantial overhaul.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 28, 2013
    8
    this is very similar to previous inazuma eleven titles. with improved gameplay and tweaks to make the match play more enjoyable. story is as corny and good as ever ripping it from the show. I would of given it higher than 8 if it wasn't so similar to the earlier titles but all and all still holds up well.
    the 3D is not used to its full potential as it is rarely used due to most of the game is on the bottom non 3D screen except for when you shot and skill moves in matches which is a disappointment.
    if you like the last two inazuma eleven titles get it as it is much the same with some much needed tweaks and advances
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  2. Nov 3, 2013
    6
    When I saw that this game is coming out in 3DS, i thought there would be a graphics would be better. but it looks EXACTLY like inazuma 3 Ogre's(Japanese pre launced nds rom) Translated Version.Now for those who haven't played japanese IE3 roms, THIS IS THE BEST GAME OF THE SERIES, but if you have,there is nothing much new.So obviously i was disappointing..... but at least it is English. Expand