• 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. 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.
  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. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. This is one beautiful title to look at, despite the rather lackluster character designs.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 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 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 »