Emergency 3 PC

Metascore
58

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 9
  2. Negative: 2 out of 9
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  1. The vehicles look and sound good, but I would have preferred an update to the sirens used in the US version of the game.
  2. PC Gamer
    70
    Micromanagement is emphasized, explaining its popularity(in Germany)--so if you're into that, Emergency 3 is an enjoyable RTS. [July 2006, p.67]
  3. Emergency 3 really has a lot going for it, and breathes new life into a stagnant market full of destructive gaming. Still, the nagging issues of a clunky interface, coupled with rather monotonous gameplay, may present some problems.
  4. Eliminate the tedium, ratchet up the tension, and get rid of the annoying quirks and bugs and you may have yourself a good little strategy game here.
  5. It’s an innovative title based on a unique premise. Where it falls short is in a few key elements, the rigid gameplay structure, dumb artificial intelligence, overly challenging missions, and poorly implemented control scheme all greatly detract from the overall enjoyment factor.
  6. Emergency 3 will appeal to the small segment of gamers out there that can put up with controlling the minutia, which is pretty small segment.
  7. The interesting premise of Emergency 3 is negated by often clumsy controls, frustrating mission design, and terrible artificial intelligence.
  8. The problem is that as much as it wasn’t a bad game it wasn’t a great game either, falling somewhere in the realm of mediocre. Then again...so is most reality TV.
  9. 40
    Emergency 3 isn’t so much a bad game as it is a disappointing one. It’s a title that has lots of promise and potential, but steadfastly refuses to deliver. You’d think by the third game, they’d get it right.
User Score
5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. JoshB.
    May 17, 2006
    6
    This game is one of the best I've seen, big improvement from Emergencies 1and 2, Like the Techincal and Ambulance service don't This game is one of the best I've seen, big improvement from Emergencies 1and 2, Like the Techincal and Ambulance service don't look stupid! Full Review »