• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Oct 24, 2000
Metascore
64

Mixed or average reviews - based on 17 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 17
  2. Negative: 1 out of 17
Buy On
  1. With the tag combos, tag meteor combos, and dozens of special move-laden combos, there's plenty of depth here for fighting game fans.
  2. CNET Gamecenter
    70
    A typical EX game: solid, a bit boring, and uninspired. It lacks the key elements--great graphics, tight gameplay, and personality in its game design--that give the 2D Street Fighter games their appeal.
  3. Daily Radar
    50
    Is EX3 the worst fighter we've ever played? Absolutely not -- however, its mediocre fighting engine and uninspired visuals are yet another example of a once noble series gone sour.
  4. Putting a 3D face on a 2D game just doesn’t cut it.
  5. 70
    Graphically, EX3 is mediocre (compared to "Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore" and "Tekken Tag Tournament"), with its unrealistic, blocky characters and sparkly effects.
  6. EX3 may feel a bit rushed in some spots, but overall it's a fun and great-looking fighting game that won't disappoint longtime EX fans.
  7. In strict gameplay terms, save for the multiple character options, Street Fighter EX 3 doesn't represent anything we haven't seen before.
  8. Overall, this is definitely a decent 3D fighter, just it is too generic of a 3D fighter at times.
  9. Aside from some rather brilliant lighting effects, which become apparent when pulling off special moves, SFEX3 looks like nothing more than a high-res original PlayStation game.
  10. 50
    A middle of the road fighter that lacks pizzazz and inspiration.
  11. Unfortunately, the controls are still choppy compared with Dreamcast blockbuster "Soul Calibur," which defeats the purpose of splurging on a new PlayStation 2.
  12. "Street Fighter EX3" has the awkward distinction of being the best-looking "EX" game in the series, but the worst-looking brawler in comparison to its competitors' robust engines.
  13. Spank!
    50
    It's obvious that this was a rushed attempt at getting some software ready for the PS2's launch and it's a shame.
  14. Throwing a fireball at Ken is still as much fun as ever, and it does look better than any other Street Fighter EX game. It won’t be the best Street Fighter game you ever play, but it’ll be fun nonetheless.

Awards & Rankings

31
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#3 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2000
9
#9 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2000
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 33 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 18
  2. Negative: 1 out of 18
  1. Jan 29, 2017
    10
    Este juego curiosa y verdaderamente es el único Street Fighter hecho para esta consola, es la continuación de la saga EX de arika, faltanEste juego curiosa y verdaderamente es el único Street Fighter hecho para esta consola, es la continuación de la saga EX de arika, faltan varios personajes como Blair o Allen, pero sigue manteniendo la base, ahora incluyendo peleas tag, entretenido, graficas coloridas, IA normalonga para la época. un juego excelente Full Review »
  2. Sep 24, 2014
    2
    It's been a long, long time since I last played this. But I do remember one thing:

    I hated it. Granted, I will give it a little credit
    It's been a long, long time since I last played this. But I do remember one thing:

    I hated it.

    Granted, I will give it a little credit for trying to do something new, but what it does is still too rough around the edges. For a series with as large a fan base as Street Fighter, I was a bit shocked that they did this. I know that at the time 3D fighters were becoming more and more popular (with Virtua Fighter and Tekken leading in that regard) but Street Fighter was 2D and that is what makes Street Fighter, Street Fighter.

    Overall:
    I am just overly relieved that this was just a minor phase and that most future SF games went back to the 2D (or 2D-like) style.
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  3. Aug 12, 2013
    7
    For fans only. Its a SF game with similar controls to the older games. It features bad graphics and sound. Menus are ugly and confusing.For fans only. Its a SF game with similar controls to the older games. It features bad graphics and sound. Menus are ugly and confusing. Basically, a forgotten Street Fighter game. While its better than SF:The Movie, and the tag team option is pretty fun, its still a D or C grade because of presentation. Even the cover art sucks. Probably not worth picking up because the new PS3 versions are flashier. Thats what I'd compare it to most. The 2d animated ones were still more popular than this at the time. If all you have is PS2, this is a playable game, and probably better than Tekken. Its just really aged and amateur on the surface. I doubt it uses the full processor. A disappointment, but there is a playable SF game in there which may make it worthwhile to SF fans only. I did have fun for a little bit, but this should have been a major release. Full Review »