Ape Escape 3 PlayStation 2

  • Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Jan 17, 2006
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 22
  2. Negative: 1 out of 22
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  1. Feb 1, 2016
    8
    Ape Escape 3 is a fun and enjoyable game, though it is a bit childish. You play as either the boy or the girl, going across different areas, catching monkeys with your net. The graphics were very good for its time, and the areas rapidly change. Another fun thing to do is to play the Messal Gear Solid: Snake Escape spin off side mission, which takes you to iconic MGS1 areas like ShadowApe Escape 3 is a fun and enjoyable game, though it is a bit childish. You play as either the boy or the girl, going across different areas, catching monkeys with your net. The graphics were very good for its time, and the areas rapidly change. Another fun thing to do is to play the Messal Gear Solid: Snake Escape spin off side mission, which takes you to iconic MGS1 areas like Shadow Moses. Sadly, there is no HD remaster of this game as of yet, so if you haven't kept your PS2, then there is no way to play this game. Expand
  2. Nov 15, 2011
    10
    WHERE IS NUMBER 4??? This game series is loved, sells good and such. But this is so far the last made. What is sony thinking? They made this year ape escape move which is a horrible game. Where is number 4??? i would buy it in a heart beat!
  3. Aug 23, 2015
    10
    Simply put, one of THE BEST PS2 games. Gameplay is fun, ingenious and original level ideas increase hilarity and general fun. The main hub ( Kei & Yumi's back terrace) is an awesome feature, where you can play fun mini games, including a Metal Gear Solid parody. For any gaming fans looking for a different, original and exciting game then this is a must-buy. ( I know PS2 is pretty muchSimply put, one of THE BEST PS2 games. Gameplay is fun, ingenious and original level ideas increase hilarity and general fun. The main hub ( Kei & Yumi's back terrace) is an awesome feature, where you can play fun mini games, including a Metal Gear Solid parody. For any gaming fans looking for a different, original and exciting game then this is a must-buy. ( I know PS2 is pretty much extinct but I had to write a review :P) Expand
  4. Dec 8, 2013
    10
    This is literally my favourite game ever. The game play is perfect in my opinion and is the most fun I've ever had with a video game. #MakeApeEscape4
  5. Feb 10, 2015
    9
    WHERE IS NUMBER 4??? This game series is loved, sells good and such. But this is so far the last made. What is Sony thinking? They made this year ape escape move which is a horrible game. Where is number 4??? i would buy it in a heart beat!
  6. NickB.
    Aug 17, 2006
    8
    The monkeys are running free again and they're making stupid tv show (though you don't need monkeys for that!) You are the only one who can stop them ! Take your net and catch those funny and colorfull monkeys! Swing your net , drive cars ,make movies and read your horoscope.Everything about this game is good , except the gadgets , you have TOO much of them. Still a funny and The monkeys are running free again and they're making stupid tv show (though you don't need monkeys for that!) You are the only one who can stop them ! Take your net and catch those funny and colorfull monkeys! Swing your net , drive cars ,make movies and read your horoscope.Everything about this game is good , except the gadgets , you have TOO much of them. Still a funny and pleasant game. Expand

Awards & Rankings

#69 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
#50 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2006
Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 51 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 51
  2. Negative: 0 out of 51
  1. Edge Magazine
    70
    By far the most slickly produced and gorgeously rendered version of the series, the pacing this time around is even more fluid than its predecessors – less an open-ended matter of hide and seek, and more focused on the stylish, dramatic pursuit and capture that its TV and silver-screen themes would seem to require. [Oct 2005, p.89]
  2. The "GO-GO-TURBO Japanese cheerleaders on speed" mood and shallow, stupid puzzles are the sort of thing shut-in "Naruto" fans thrive on, but I found them irritating. Thankfully, it was short. [Feb 2006, p.108]
  3. 70
    The main game, even in it`s short life, will provide enough entertainment for those who love this quirky, unique series for what it is: unabashed fun. [JPN Import]