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  • Summary: For the first time in the series' history, TXR3 uses real cars licensed from Japanese, North American and European car manufacturers. Over 15 different licensed car manufacturers such as Nissan, Toyota, GM, Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen. 200 miles of faithfully re-created roads, made to look and feel just like the real roads of Japan. Massive upgrade to the physics engine, special effects, graphical editors, weather conditions, courses, textures, lighting, menus, options, car tuning features, and rival characters. Over 600 rivals to challenge on the highways. An awesome level of car tuning options allows you to adjust just about every car body part and car performance aspect. Modify your car with custom parts from such manufacturers as Hart, Riverside and Yokohama. [Crave Entertainment] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. This is the best yet in the series. The addition of licensed cars, more rivals and highways, and a few new gameplay twists make this one fine racer.
  2. If you liked the previous games in the franchise, leap on this one. All others, approach with caution.
  3. If you enjoy an interesting “battle” approach to racing and tweaking your car to the Nth degree then I encourage you to really dig for this title and add it to your permanent PS2 library. Don’t let the cheap price fool you.
  4. The new addition of roads from Nagoya and Osaka doesn't change the fact that, even as a budget title, TXR3 doesn't stand up to the other games in the genre.
  5. Time for everyone involved with this series to either evolve or move on, and leave TXR 3 for the flat-broke and/or uneducated casual gamer that doesn't know any better. Worth a shot (preferably as a rental) if you’ve never played a "TXR" game before this one.
  6. The best game in the series. It offers more road, more opponents and more customization options than any of the TXRs that came before it, but with gameplay that’s hardly budged since the series’ inception and graphics and sound that are merely passing.
  7. All the features added to Genki's long running game of after-dark street racing are cursory at best and cosmetic at worst. [Jan 2004, p.130]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. MikeJ.
    Nov 21, 2003
    I've played this game on my visit to Japan and got a taste of it. Me and my friends spend all night playing this game, and chances are, we would have played till next year, if we never got tired. This game is awesome, and believe me, its the closest thing to racing in Japan on your couch. Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Mar 5, 2004
    They must be on crack, I like this game better then UG. More realistic, more customizations and settings, more cars. Im not trying to dawg UG it is a very good game, but its just sorda boring now after beating it 2 times and I had this game for a shorter time and enjoy it more the UG. Collapse
  3. AlbertG.
    Nov 28, 2003
    Wow what can i say.... BEST GAME EVER!!!!
  4. K.Chizao
    Jan 17, 2004
    Good Game For the play Great Game For The Price...TXR 3 is the best out of the pac..and i enjoy playing it a lot.
  5. NostS.
    Jan 25, 2004
    I cannot comprehend why all those magazine reviewers slam this game over, and over...complaining about it being 'old and rehashed' who cares, it's CHEAP. at least they only charge you a VERY LOW price for the game. it's true the the physics engine cannot compare to Gran Turismo, but compared with NFS:UG, it stacks up quite well, and in my opinion, far surpasses it. i'd rather play TXR3 over NFS:UG any given day, as TXR3 has a feel of authenticity to it...and NFS:UG reminds me too much of a crappy movie franchise which once featured an overly muscular bald guy piloting an RX-7(which was built by a Japanese fellow from SoCal). TXR3 gets a thumbs up from me...the reason i rated it with a 9 is because the soundtrack is lackluster. Expand
  6. JoelC.
    Feb 21, 2004
    Its such a realistic game. people who are into cars might not like it due to the high level of tuning that has to be done to the cars, but thats what makes it a great game. NFSU cars are all fast and you win no matter what. In TXR3 you actually have to set up the car to perform the way yo want it. The controls take a while to get used to but just perfect besides that,and I am a true car enthusiast. If your really into street racing then this is a must have. (dont listen to the rest of the guys they dont know) Expand
  7. Jtangsw
    Dec 11, 2003
    Looks good but there are plenty other racing games that top it many areas - graphics, gameplay, varieties of cars etc... I bought this game and it's a bit disappointing because it doesn't have Honda (not sure whether I will have it later in the game). However, I love driving in real Japan highways (I think it's really cool). Anyway, I recommend a rental before purchasing this game because it rocks for some but not for all. =) Expand

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