Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Although the controls are responsive, they’re far from easy to learn (even harder to master but less so if you've spent time with the other versions), especially if you’re just getting into the pool of extreme sports.
  2. 76
    I still think, however, that this would have been more fun, and no less replayable, if Rainbow had dialed down the difficulty a little bit.
  3. The game's shallow goal design keeps it from achieving the same level of addictiveness as competing games like "Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3" and "Aggressive Inline."
  4. A solid entry in the extreme sports genre. [Dec 2002, p.218]
  5. If you're down for another BMXer, Hoffman 3 is without a doubt the best it gets. [Oct 2002, p.85]
  6. The game’s presentation feels a bit dated compared to games like "Tony Hawk 4" or even "Dave Mirra Freestyle BMX 2."
  7. Thanks to a poorly constructed objective and progression system in the career mode, many players will find themselves giving up too soon.
  8. 66
    The game feels more "Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX v1.5" than anything else, giving you more of what you loved in the original and tacking on some minor, unnecessary extras.
  9. The worst part of the sound, though, is the soundtrack.
  10. STILL too similar to "Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater," and the changes that were made only work to destroy any fun there was to be had here to begin with.
  11. A poorly implemented game idea that is by far beaten by Dave Mirra’s BMX game, which incidentally in its first incarnation had much more expansive levels than this game.
  12. 60
    The graphics are fine and the gameplay is adequate, but mundane level objectives and a lack of refinement keep it buried in the middle of the extreme sports pack.
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  1. Jun 11, 2011
    6
    I thought I would like this game do to how much I liked Tony Hawk's: Pro Skater 4 for GameCube, but this game doesn't even come close to beingI thought I would like this game do to how much I liked Tony Hawk's: Pro Skater 4 for GameCube, but this game doesn't even come close to being as much fun as that game, granted it does have a cool park creator mode, the sound track is good, and it is fun to go in free run mode with a friend, but the Road Trip mode is lame and frustrating, the graphics are bad, it's not really a bad game but honestly with so many other games in this genre that are so much better like Tony Hawk's: Pro Skater 4 this title just feels so mediocre in comparison, so in the end it's ok, but there are so many games that are a better use of your hard earned money. Full Review »