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  • Summary: Embark on the ultimate adventure and conquer the mountain with SSX 3. Life begins at the summit where a wide-open mountain awaits you -- board it, explore it, and beat it. Featuring all-new freestyle events and race courses, jaw-dropping tricks, and a cast of cool, customizable characters, SSX 3 is yours to conquer. Redefine the boundaries what you do and what you earn, and go anywhere gravity takes you with SSX 3! [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. From the huge open mountain to the convincing radio station to the numerous events, this is one cool experience.
  2. 100
    Accessible, slick, and most importantly, fun from beginning to end. It leaves the competition clearing powder from its goggles.
  3. A whole lotta game. And trust us: earning 100% completion (and thus "owning" the mountain) is one of the most rewarding feelings in modern gaming history. [Dec 2003, p.36]
  4. Extremely fun. The gameplay is as good as snowboarding games come.
  5. The snow effects are unrivaled, the framerate is consistently high and the colors are vibrant. Add to that great animations (particularly during tricks) and an intense sense of speed, and you wind up with one of those rare games that can be as much fun to watch as to play.
  6. Delivers a rush like few racing games or action sports games have ever achieved. The game's new, open-ended structure, excellent audio, enhanced trick system, and improved graphics combine to make this a superlative sequel to a series that's always had high standards.
  7. Given the constraints of the sport, SSX 3 does a great job of keeping the game as open as possible. If nothing else, the SSX series represents something of a benchmark for snowboarding games, a trend that continues with this instalment. No one title of this generation can claim obvious superiority. [Dec 2003, p.102]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 36
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 36
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  1. AlfredM.
    Nov 6, 2003
    10
    Every snowboarding game compared to SSX3 is gonna be like a joke next to it. This game is the BEST snowboarding game i've absolutely ever played!!! Expand
  2. MikeJ.
    Oct 25, 2003
    10
    WOW this game is good!!! It's really really good. The music Rocks the controls are smooth, and it's in a more real life format than the other two games. Basically it's split up into 3 peaks, the 1st is where you start and you can just free ride down the mountain or you could do the race, the "slopestyle" (a.ka. the trick session), big air, which is just huge jumps, and super pipe which is just a halfpipe on caffeine. Even if you are not a snowboarding/sports fan you'll LOVE this game. Expand
  3. Jan 14, 2011
    10
    The best extreme sports game in video game history!!!!! Also, the game is very good because of the uber tricks and the best arenas to play in and all of the characters are awesome. Expand
  4. SSXFreak
    Nov 18, 2003
    10
    Listen, I only have the original SSX! but that game alone i would give an almost perfect score. just thinking of the 3rd in the series makes me want to give it a ten you can only imagine how awesome this game must really be!!!! Expand
  5. JohnB.
    May 17, 2005
    10
    Easily my favorite game for the PS2. The final challenge which links all three peaks from top to bottom is a work of staggering genius... 30 minutes of continuous boarding and not a single repetition of scenery... no load pauses... totally fluid... staggering. Expand
  6. Apr 1, 2013
    10
    This game is my favourite sports game ever... better than Tony Hawks franchise, amazing soundtrack, open world character customization awesome courses probably my most played game on PS2 Expand
  7. Jeremy
    Nov 2, 2003
    7
    Okay, but could really have done more to live up to the "conquer the mountain" exploration-type theme. Too many "out of bounds"! Should be more like GTA's Liberty & Vice Cities: full mountain to explore; day-night cycle; variable weather; other snowboarders/skiiers; some kind of assistance for those new to the series (very different to the THPS way of doing tricks). Expand

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