Metascore
90

Universal acclaim - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. 93
    My weapon of choice is the PS2, mostly because of the Dual Shock 2, which I think is the perfect controller for THPS3...While the network play [of the PC version] is damn fun, I'm not sure if it's robust enough to warrant the $50.00-or-so expenditure.
  2. 93
    The graphics on the PC version are by far the best.
  3. Gearbox have done an excellent job with the PC conversion and any PC gamer will love this game. Just don't forget your gamepad.
  4. This game is “near” flawless.
  5. A good game, but better on the consoles.
  6. It almost perfectly captures the gameplay of the PS2 version...If you don't have a gamepad, get one for it.
  7. Its best incarnation is on the PC, especially with the improved graphics and network playability.
  8. It's superb. [June 2002, p.90]
  9. The PC can support insanely high resolutions that put even the Xbox to shame. The frame rate is better on the PC, as well.
  10. As good as, if not better, than the original Playstation 2 best-seller. [July 2002, p.79]
  11. 90
    This is also a rare case where a console-to-PC port actually turned out for the better.
  12. The incredible playability, loads of details and hidden features on each level, twenty good songs, a lot of movies about each rider in the game and the level editor really make this CD worth having.
  13. The keyboard commands get a bit confusing because the games pace is very fast at times.
  14. An improvement over its predecessor and is maybe even more fun.
  15. The PC version has a few advantages to set it apart from its brethren, but not so much as to make the other 5 versions pointless.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 62 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Mar 21, 2012
    10
    I played this game all the time on PC back in the day. Spent countless hours online, this had an awesome community. Amazing soundtrack, solid graphics, addictive gameplay. Truly amazing. I wish it was still going strong!! Full Review »
  2. StuartR.
    Nov 21, 2006
    10
    An awsome game, I have it permenantly installed on my laptop. It's got great gameplay, acceptable graphics, low system requirements and most importanly for laptops, it can be entirely controled with the keyboard, making it great for playing, well on your lap. Buy it (it's pretty cheap atm) Full Review »
  3. Jester(michael)C.
    Oct 12, 2002
    10
    It kicks ass! I would have to say its even better than a playstation 2. THIS GAME IS REALLY 1#