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  • Summary: ATV Offroad Fury 3 provides intense, free-roaming offroad racing gameplay, packed with additional courses, larger environments, extra modes, mini-games, more ATVs, online gameplay via the Network Adaptor and future support for the internal Hard Disk Drive. Through both on- and offlineATV Offroad Fury 3 provides intense, free-roaming offroad racing gameplay, packed with additional courses, larger environments, extra modes, mini-games, more ATVs, online gameplay via the Network Adaptor and future support for the internal Hard Disk Drive. Through both on- and offline gameplay, players tear it up anywhere and blaze their own trail, choosing from more than 24 highly detailed ATVs ? including six competing ATVs in all singleplayer and multiplayer modes that offer varied gameplay. With visually stunning backgrounds featuring water and mud effects and fully interactive objects and instances such as ramps, tires, cones and trees, ATV Offroad Fury 3 includes new short track, one-day events and Olympic championships. Playable from both first- and third-person perspectives, ATV Offroad Fury 3 features two main modes of play containing race, freestyle, career, mini-games and multiplayer games. Other modes will include a training course and waypoint editor. In ATV Offroad Fury 3, players will have the ability to race in more than 30 unique environments with six distinct terrain types including snow, dirt, mud, ice, water and grass, as well as compete in eight exciting mini-games including king of the hill, treasure hunt, tag, hockey, soccer, basketball and pre-load ? to play in all multi-player modes. Supporting up to six players online with voice-chat capabilities via the USB Headset, ATV Offroad Fury 3, includes a new comprehensive online scoreboard system that records event data for players and clans within all race types. [SCEA] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. 92
    Easily the best ATV racer in existence and it also represents a sizeable, appreciated step forward for the franchise and online console gaming in general.
  2. In addition to virtually lag free racing (broadband), there's full support for player rankings, chat, voice, and even clans. [Jan 2005, p.74]
  3. Plenty of variety and a wild sense of speed combined with tight control equals fun for the whole family.
  4. Taking an obvious cue from Xbox Live, the online mode is seriously user-friendly, providing tons of community-building tools—the polar opposite of Offroad Fury 2's laughable online attempt.
  5. A more well-rounded game than either of its predecessors, and though it's unlikely to convert those who weren't impressed with past installments, fans of the first two games should find plenty to like here.
  6. Where's the fury? I just don't feel the passion. [Jan 2005, p.122]
  7. But when ATV Offroad Fury 2 is every bit as good – even graphically, and extremely inexpensive because of its age, there's very little reason to get this version.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. DanT.
    Sep 24, 2005
    10
    Awesome game,. great job.
  2. Spooky
    Jan 13, 2005
    10
    Variety, handling, Online options, punked up music (Bootsy Collins!!) ATV3 has it all. Having played the preceding games to death this is the Variety, handling, Online options, punked up music (Bootsy Collins!!) ATV3 has it all. Having played the preceding games to death this is the one I think I'll always return to. I read the message boards and have been disappointed to see many comments that I believe to be quite simply wrong. I don't know whether this is down to Rainbow initiated sour grapes or if I'm just not seeing this game from these reveiwers' perspective. Anyway, they've motivated me to speak out in support of the excellent job that Climax did. So there you go! Expand
  3. BitBurn
    Nov 11, 2004
    8
    Very good. Despite a few frustrating features under Multiplayer mode, and heavy on graphic power on the poor old PS2, you won't be Very good. Despite a few frustrating features under Multiplayer mode, and heavy on graphic power on the poor old PS2, you won't be dissapointed by the handling and gameplay overall. Expand
  4. Jul 3, 2014
    7
    Still a very solid offroad racer almost a decade later. Looks and plays well despite the age and now makes for some good budget fun as long asStill a very solid offroad racer almost a decade later. Looks and plays well despite the age and now makes for some good budget fun as long as you're not a graphic snob Expand