SSX 3

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92

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8.8

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  • Summary: Drop in and conquer the massive, living mountain rife with ego-crushing challenges and gravity-bending thrills. SSX 3 returns with more slopes and all-new hazards to overcome including lightning storms, vertical drops, serpentine slopestyle courses and avalanches. Customize your rider'sDrop in and conquer the massive, living mountain rife with ego-crushing challenges and gravity-bending thrills. SSX 3 returns with more slopes and all-new hazards to overcome including lightning storms, vertical drops, serpentine slopestyle courses and avalanches. Customize your rider's clothes, abilities, and moves. Pull off three levels of awesome "Uber tricks." Dominate the mountain, and then test your skills online. It's a long way down, so make sure you're ready for the challenge. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. To say that EA Sports Big outdid themselves is an understatement. I’ve been playing this game regularly for two weeks, and I’m not even close to completion.
  2. 100
    It’s the kind of game that can be played indefinitely and a player’s performance will continually improve. The tasks ahead look daunting at first, but the depth of the game quickly becomes a player’s best friend as each new play session introduces new surprises.
  3. It combines superb graphics with deep gameplay to bring gamers a great gaming experience. It’s not often that a game gets every aspect of the game right.
  4. 93
    The best snowboarding game I ever played. It's arcade-centric, trick heavy, and on the third peak, it's brutal, but in the end, nothing comes close to SSX 3.
  5. Play Magazine
    91
    It's a game that's just incredible fun, mixing in all sorts of gaming ideas with the thrill of the real sport, painting a final touch of extreme excess and color for scintillating effect. [Nov 2003, p.86]
  6. The game's new, open-ended structure, excellent audio, enhanced trick system, and improved graphics combine to make this a superlative sequel to a series that's always had high standards.
  7. games(TM)
    70
    Given the constraints of the sport, SSX 3 does a great job of keeping the game as open as possible. If nothing else, the SSX series represents something of a benchmark for snowboarding games, a trend that continues with this instalment. No one title of this generation can claim obvious superiority. [Dec 2003, p.102]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 24
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 24
  3. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. AntyA.
    Sep 19, 2003
    10
    If its anything like ssx tricky its going to be the best game.
  2. Mar 6, 2014
    10
    With great graphics for 2003, excellent controls, stunning level design, and a kicking soundtrack of fantastic artists, SSX3 proved that youWith great graphics for 2003, excellent controls, stunning level design, and a kicking soundtrack of fantastic artists, SSX3 proved that you don't need a powerful engine to have fun, and remains one of my favorite games of all time to this day. Expand
  3. WindMan
    Nov 5, 2003
    10
    This game is awesome.
  4. JeffL.
    Jun 4, 2005
    10
    Its a very good GAme and I Love to play it !!!!! :-)
  5. JoshuaD.
    Apr 26, 2006
    10
    Even after the release of SSX On Tour, I still find myself going back to this for the love of adventure.
  6. DaveB.
    Nov 18, 2003
    9
    I wish I could give this game a 10. At first I liked everything about it, it was a huge step up from my favourite sports game out there SSX I wish I could give this game a 10. At first I liked everything about it, it was a huge step up from my favourite sports game out there SSX Tricky. But I hate how it doesn't ask you to enter your name after you get a high score, so it loses some replayability, which I like to do with my brothers and friends. The set-up of the game is awful, it's confusing finding which level you want to do in which mode... Otherwise the gameplay is perfect and the funnest game out there! Expand
  7. SepäSe
    Jul 4, 2004
    8
    Really good game, but something is missing. I don't know what it is, but still that last drop isn't there... Single player is still Really good game, but something is missing. I don't know what it is, but still that last drop isn't there... Single player is still a great fun. Expand

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#17 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2003
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#36 Most Shared GameCube Game of 2003