• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Jun 19, 2000

Generally favorable reviews - based on 19 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 19
  2. Negative: 0 out of 19
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  1. Since this is one of the best fighting games to date, you don't even have to be a die-hard fan to enjoy this.
  2. 88
    "Alpha III" wins hands down in all senses.
  3. The game did add a parry maneuver that, when mastered, really changed the face of the game.
  4. The characters actually have... well... character. We know their history, their allegiances, their grudges, and even the colour of their panties in certain circumstances.
  5. 100
    Is it the best 2D fighting game around? Those that argue that "Marvel vs. Capcom 2" or "Street Fighter Alpha 3" are better forget that it's basically the same engine. SFIII:DI will put you to the test with better AI and harder opponents.
  6. Recommended, if you're willing to invest the time and six-button controllers to learn the layers of nuisance and depth that go into controlling a 7.2" tall, 445 lb. German wrestler named Hugo (or a Brazilian Capeoira female fighter named Elena that weighs considerably less... ahem!).
  7. 80
    Hardcore fans are going to be on automatic and get it right away, but it's a tough situation for the average fighting fan.
  8. Super tight gameplay combined with fun characters and an over abundance of smooth, hand drawn animation all leads to the solid "Double Impact."
  9. The game feels like a return to what made "Street Fighter 2" such a blast back in the day.
  10. CNET Gamecenter
    Great Street Fighter game, but only for purists.
  11. AllDreamcast
    The old, dated look to the series is gone, and what we've got here is a 2D fighter that not only plays great, but looks great as well. You can't go wrong with that combination.
  12. Game Fan
    I'll just put it this way: If you've been a Street Fighter fan for the past number of years, like myself, then "Street Fighter III: Double Impact" for the Dreamcast will be in your fighting collection, especially since you're getting two games in one.
  13. Sega X
    It's a departure from the Alpha and Versus series, returning to the roots from where Street Fighter sprang.
  14. Da Gameboyz
    This is a game best played with some form of arcade stick if you can get one.
  15. The Street Fighter series continues to offer a depth of play that allows masters of the game to truly be masters. Anyone who considers themselves a fighting game fan should own this title.
  16. Stick with it, find a friend to play it with, and "Street Fighter 3: Double Impact" has almost everything you'll ever need from a 2D fighter.
  17. Dreamcast.net
    Unfortunately, "Street Fighter 3: Double Impact" features only a limited amount of characters, and few gameplay options.
  18. Daily Radar
    "Street Fighter III: Double Impact" doesn't have all the bells and whistles that other SF titles have, but its fighting engine is so clean and deep that it is a joy to play for old schoolers.
  19. Nothing especially new or groundbreaking has been added

Awards & Rankings

#44 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
  1. GustavoH.R.
    Jul 4, 2005
    Great graphics and controls. No originality, though. Where's the old sense of fun?
  2. IsmirS.
    Feb 2, 2004
    The fighting engine in this game is realy responcive and realistic. Characters are very well animated. Thw sound is sometimes boring but it The fighting engine in this game is realy responcive and realistic. Characters are very well animated. Thw sound is sometimes boring but it fies into the game ok. Overall this game is a worth a buy,and should be part of your collrction. Full Review »