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  • Summary: The third installment in Namco's highly acclaimed light gun shooting franchise, Time Crisis 3 offers exciting, fast-paced shooting action by the world renown VSSE agents as they fight to save an innocent nation from total annihilation. GUNCON2 Shooting Action - the popular light gun is anThe third installment in Namco's highly acclaimed light gun shooting franchise, Time Crisis 3 offers exciting, fast-paced shooting action by the world renown VSSE agents as they fight to save an innocent nation from total annihilation. GUNCON2 Shooting Action - the popular light gun is an essential piece of equipment in the player's arsenal. New Weapons Select System ? players choose from four weapons (machine gun, handgun, shotgun, grenade) for optimal game play strategy. Sniper Combat ? intense and lethal sharpshooting action! Exclusive Features ? includes the original arcade game as well as a more complex story line, multiple game play modes and a new playable character. [Namco] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. 100
    The first-rate gunnin’ action takes precedence over everything else in the game. This is one crisis that all pistol enthusiasts should make time for.
  2. The real bonus, though? You can open an entirely new game! Not just a few bonus levels, mind you - these are 14 stages you didn't play in the arcades. [Nov 2003, p.142]
  3. TC3 will do what many other light gun games cannot. Convert fans to the genre. I'm a living example.
  4. One of the best light-gun shooters you’ll find on a console. The gameplay is addictive, the GunCon2 controls are unmatched, and the overall feel of the game is just right.
  5. 80
    Sadly, the two player mode takes a really hard hit in the end, as the split screen view offers up a very difficult view of the action; but if you have an iLink cable and an extra TV and PS2, the game can be a lot of fun.
  6. The enhanced visual eye-candy (prettier explosions you won’t find on another light gun game, PS2 or otherwise) and solid frame-rate more than compensate for the now-grating voices and repetitive music that share speaker space with some pretty cool shotgun blasts.
  7. I've scored it low in the Overall category simply because it's a relatively short game and some of the cutscenes aren't all that great. Not to mention that the premise is anything but innovative.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. SteveW.
    Jun 14, 2004
    10
    Shooting Baddies With Machine Guns And Grenade Launchers While They Get Snipers And Vega Style Fighters In Wet Suits To Try And Take Off Shooting Baddies With Machine Guns And Grenade Launchers While They Get Snipers And Vega Style Fighters In Wet Suits To Try And Take Off Those Little Medipacks In The Top Right Of Your Screen? How Can You Say No To That? Class Game And To John D If You Read This Try It Link Up... You Wont Regret It Expand
  2. AnsonG.
    Jul 3, 2006
    10
    Wonderful, wonderful. The best guncon shooter of Namco.
  3. JohnD.
    Sep 30, 2003
    9
    EVERYTHING IS SWEET EXCEPT.......split screen multiplayer. :(
  4. Elhard
    Oct 17, 2003
    8
    First two TC games are same thing! TC3 has better level design and weapon selection that rocks. Namco rules !!!!!
  5. PreMar
    Jun 15, 2004
    8
    But it is realy unbelivable that double gun mode from TC2 has gone!!! Playing in two small screens it completely unusable!