Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike Dreamcast

  • Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Oct 4, 2000

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 83
    Truly an engaging fighter, that is easily worthy of just about anyone's private collection... that is unless you already have "Double Impact."
  2. 90
    All anyone really needs to know however is that 3rd Strike looks great, plays great, sounds great and is the definitive version of the SFIII series.
  3. Even trivial things like the special effects for the Super Art have been changed, and like the new character voices, it's a small touch that goes a very long way towards making an attractive, complete package worth buying.
  4. Play it loud, on a big-assed TV, until you've mastered every character, your girlfriend's left you and the bank has repossessed the goldfish.
  5. This is one beautiful title to look at, despite the rather lackluster character designs.
  6. Daily Radar
    With near-perfect control, a great new hip-hop soundtrack, several new characters that weren't in "Double Impact" (including perennial favorite Chun Li) and the best 2D animation we've ever seen in a fighting game, this game is certainly the business.
  7. CNET Gamecenter
    While weaker in the graphics department than its predecessor, this game still delivers punch.
  8. Although it doesn't have the insane special moves or high character count of "Marvel vs Capcom 2," it does offer a tight gameplay engine for skilled fighters, and wonderfully smooth graphics to complete the package.
  9. With "Third Impact", the Cadillac model has been given new features (System Direction, five new characters, 'Grade Judge System', etc.) but has suffered a slight alteration to its flawless body (the washed-out colors and backgrounds on SOME of the stages).
  10. If you're just looking for some general fun with Street Fighter, try Alpha 3 or Marvel vs. Capcom 2.
  11. Antagonist
    It's virtually identical to the previously released "Street Fighter III: Double Impact!"
  12. AllDreamcast
    Really meant for diehard fans of the series only. The rest of us can probably do without this one.

Awards & Rankings

#50 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 23 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mark
    Oct 13, 2009
    This is probably the most technical fighting game around ,i have owned it since it came out and im still playing it today (2009) it leagues This is probably the most technical fighting game around ,i have owned it since it came out and im still playing it today (2009) it leagues ahead of street fighter iv which is a dumbed down version. Its a real shame this and others like it recieved relatively low review scores at the time of release cos its only now that people are starting to get into these games cos of things like xbox live and psn.A true classic . Full Review »