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  • Summary: (Currently available in the UK/EU only) With Virtua Tennis 3, the series returns with enhanced photo-realistic graphics and advanced player animations that perfectly match the behavior and mannerisms of individual professional athletes. In Career Mode, gamers travel the world and take on the biggest stars of the tennis world. Improvements to the Player Creation Mode allow gamers to customize their own tennis star with a wealth of licensed tennis equipment and increased detail. No Virtua Tennis title would be complete without the popular and addictive mini-games, and Virtua Tennis 3 is no exception. In addition to the popular mini-games from previous titles used to sharpen players' skills, there are a host of brand new games to keep players in top form. [Sega] Expand
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  1. It straddles the abyss between simulation and arcade, and it does it seemingly effortlessly. [May 2007, p.78]
  2. All good, except for one very stupid omission - no online multiplayer. [June 2007, p.72]
  3. It does what it does well, but tennis sim it ain't. [May 2007, p.67]
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  1. HowardQ.
    May 31, 2007
    Same great gameplay the previous games had to offer but now its even prettier.
  2. MarioR.
    Apr 19, 2007
    Not so good for the eyes than top spin but more simple to play I like a lot.
  3. Nov 26, 2011
    Graphic is fine, it don't need frostbite, its just tennis. But every move is same, and on PC serving is parody...
    Good game, for 30 minutes,
    the you turn it off, and turn on 3 months later again for 20 minutes... Expand
  4. TeddyK
    May 10, 2008
    The game is fun. However it might be too much arcade for some people, including me. The ball never hits the net during a rally, it never falls on the line, it almost never goes out of court. These are very important aspects in any tennis game. Also keep in mind that with no multiplayer mode, you will perhaps get stuck with the CPU, which i found very easy to beat even on the hardest level. Graphics are nice to look at, although some player faces aren't that accurate. The create a player mode is one of the worst i have seen in a while, which is really annoying if you are playing the tour mode. If you can deal with the game's limitations, and you prefer arcade gameplay, you will perhaps have fun with it. Otherwise give Top Spin 2 a try. Expand
  5. Ben
    Jul 6, 2008
    decent graphicaly, but empty in terms of gameplay.

    It has lots of the stars of the sport in it yes, but the game lacks atmosphere and
    depth. The create a player is really lacking in and depth much like the arcade style gameplay. You cant preform dropshots, even when you max out the service bar you cant seem to ace anyone.

    Rallys can go on for ever but yet seem completley boring., the play lacks any of the real flow and feel of real life tennis.

    The training games are fun but somewhat silly - c'mon dodging giant tennis balls while picking up fruit!

    Its ok for a quick fun blast if your the type of person that dosent want to invest more than 5 minutes into getting used to a game but if your a tennis buff looking for a tennis simulator then look for Top spin Tennis or its sequal.

    Hopefully soon there will be Top spin 3 for PC too.

    This one for me falls well short