• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Feb 6, 2003
Metascore
74

Mixed or average reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Where the game really shines in my opinion is the control. I don’t think I’ve ever played a Game Boy Advance game that handles as well as this one.
  2. 85
    The gameplay from the original has been given a significant shot in the arm. It's a great GBA racer, absolutely.
  3. 84
    The ability to quickly save your progress and not have to deal with lengthy and cryptic passwords, though, is an immeasurable improvement over the first game.
  4. The inclusion of a battery save feature makes this game infinitely more enjoyable, however, and the twofold increase in car selection isn't too shabby either.
  5. The gameplay and handling are where this game excels. It handles like a dream and there are a multitude of courses, cars and game modes.
  6. It's a feature-packed winner with great graphics. [Mar 2003, p.137]
  7. Improves in mostly all aspects of the original but the game is aging and better series are emerging to compete with MTO and THQ’s.
  8. A very straightforward title that bowls you over more with its sheer numbers than its flash. [Mar 2003, p.92]
  9. The first impressive thing that you will notice about GT Advance 3 is the fluid movement and no slowdown in the gameplay. Everything runs quickly and smoothly.
  10. Just a darn good game unto itself... The framerate runs at an unbelievably smooth 60 fps and allows for some very fast and clean looking tracks.
  11. I found this game too tough to really get into it. Racing fans who don't mind a stiff challenge should get a real kick out of it.
  12. 60
    Essentially an add-on pack for the original with four dozen new tracks, 97 cars to unlock, and that sort of urgent Euro-beat music that apparently must be included in every racing game.
  13. 60
    The controls are responsive and the ride is smooth. Add to that an impressive sense of speed and plenty of content (including head-to-head link battles) and you have a very attractive model on your hands.
  14. You might not enjoy looking back on the repetitive track design and poor graphics, but you won't recoil in shock or anything. It's more likely that you won't be able to remember anything about this game at all.
User Score
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User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
  2. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. DavidD.
    Sep 23, 2005
    6
    It's good, and the only game in which I've been able to drive an RX-8 (my favorite!) but the graphics aren't all that good, and it can't really be taken seriously with track names like "Dump Line" (gross!) and "Plastic Bomb" or "Doco Moco"(what?) Still, the controls work well enough. Full Review »
  2. AndrewR.
    Nov 19, 2003
    10
    Great, realistic gameplay and awesome car details. This is the BEST!