• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 2, 2004
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 37 Critics

Critic 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. While ATV Offroad Fury 3 has limited, basic modes, it really does shine when it comes down to the raw gameplay.
  3. Really combines all of the necessary ingredients to make a solid online mode.
  4. Once again delivers solid gameplay mechanics mixed in with numerous unlockable features and plenty of racing potential.
  5. In addition to virtually lag free racing (broadband), there's full support for player rankings, chat, voice, and even clans. [Jan 2005, p.74]
  6. By far the best of the series, and it never seems to get old. It is one of those games that you can load up and just have a damn good fun time with.
  7. A solid racing title with great environments, ATV Offroad Fury 3 features options galore and challenge.
User Score
8.6

Generally favorable reviews- based on 11 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 0 out of 3
  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 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! Full Review »
  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 dissapointed by the handling and gameplay overall. Full Review »