Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Acclaim Cheltenham has successfully combined graphics, sound and game play into a racer that has heart-pounding speed, dizzying visuals, great control and excellent multiplayer functions.
  2. Small nuances, like the changing weather conditions...and the incredible rush of speed during the starightaways, along with a smoother look and a greater sense of control, realy helps XG3 for the GameCube put a nicer spin on the genre, and edges out the PS2 version by a margin.
  3. Offers some excellent gameplay and a fun multiplayer racing experience.
  4. You can't help but be quietly impressed by its speed, its stunning scenery, and its incredibly well-designed tracks.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. JonathanH.
    Dec 12, 2009
    9
    My only gripe is that there isn't a pure battle mode in this game. But the single player, 2-player co-op, and 4-player racing modes both My only gripe is that there isn't a pure battle mode in this game. But the single player, 2-player co-op, and 4-player racing modes both have enough explosions and cutthroat intentions to make up for it. The weapons are fun to use, ranging from a simple machine gun to mines to a rail gun. The game is always challenging and will have you biting your lip in excitement at every turn. The graphics are pretty amazing, as well, especially when you get to see a race track spiraling a canyon, an ocean-based city, and a icy mountain. Buy this game if you like racing games and blowing stuff up. Highly recommended. Full Review »
  2. AlexB.
    Sep 11, 2006
    10
    I love this game, and I want more!!!!! I beat it fast and want xgr four to come out now, if it is out, I'm buying it now.
  3. JamesR.
    Feb 25, 2005
    10
    4 player mode rules, and in GC looks fine, more than in PS2 where there isn't even 4 player version. Buy it for GC if you like FZeroGX.