• Publisher: Koei
  • Release Date: May 28, 2003

Mixed or average reviews - based on 12 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. 83
    I wish I had played [it] before I played "Gallop Racer." In almost every regard, G1 is a superior product with much more depth and sophistication. [July 2003, p.59]
  2. You actually control things like the bit and the horse's lead leg in turns. [July 2003, p.78]
  3. Like "Gallop Racer 2003," this is a darn good horseracing game. However, I can't see gamers having more than one filly in their stables, and this one loses by a neck. [June 2003, p.105]
  4. A game that seems to have some strong ties to the arcade look and sound, but manages to overcome that with some depth of gameplay.
  5. Once you figure out the intricacies of how to properly drive your horse, when to release the bit, when to pull out the whip, etc., you'll be smitten. And while your friends may not understand your attraction to a "horse racing game", you'll be the wiser.
  6. The races are slow and one mistake can mean the difference between first and last, but that’s the addiction, and whipping your horse to a slight, nosed victory is a mighty satisfying feeling.
  7. Where "Gallop Racer" rules is in its tutorial, which eases you onto the ol' dirt runway. But where it fails is its lack of an immersive Career mode, which is exactly what makes Jockey such a surprisingly worthwhile experience. [June 2003, p.105]
  8. 70
    An interesting if ultra-niche title, and while Tecmo's Gallop Racer 2003 provides a larger and more entertaining overview of the sport of kings, G1 Jockey 3 provides a considerably deeper racing experience.
  9. Technically competent, G1 Jockey 3 lacks the spark that made "Gallop Racer 2003" so much fun. [July 2003, p.33]
  10. Delivers a more focused, more satisfying experience that seems less like an abstract interpretation of horse racing and more like the real thing.
  11. 60
    Racing is the primary focus here and the game does a good job at translating the complexities that go into maneuvering a horse through a tense race.
  12. With a little more pizzazz added to its robust simulation mode (dopey translated dialogue notwithstanding), the presentation of G1 Jockey 3 would have placed it on par with Tecmo’s horse sim.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. MalakaG.
    Jan 1, 2005
    This is the best game i've played.
  2. Courtney
    Jun 20, 2004
    Everything is cool and beats g1 jockey 3 by far.
  3. MichaelD.
    Sep 5, 2003
    This is an excellent horse racing game that let you really get involved in the world of horse racing.