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  • Summary: "Wipeout Fusion" is in for some competition (if it is ever released!) with this anti-gravity racer which moves at 60 frames per second and features three modes (league, arcade, and time-trial) and two-player split-screen racing within a playable field of up to 12 bikes.
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
  1. Visually, be prepared to be stunned.
  2. Extreme G3 is so good, that if and when "Wipeout Fusion" is ever released it will have to be such an amazing game to even kiss the shoes of G3.
  3. The sense of speed delivered is phenomenal, from the sounds of your bike revving at the beginning of the race (kind of like a jet engine...), to the smooth frame rate, you will certainly feel like you're shooting along at hundreds of miles per hour.
  4. Until we see what "WipEout Fusion" can offer, it’s the best futuristic racing game available on the PS2.
  5. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
    You've never before experienced speed like this in a game. [Nov 2001, p.154]
  6. You'll be grinding your teeth every few minutes as you realize the difficulty that Acclaim has sunk into this thing.
  7. Next Generation Magazine
    60
    On the whole, this definitely delivers the rush speed freaks crave. [Dec 2001, p.105]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. TomL.
    Sep 7, 2001
    9
    This futuristic bike racer is so fast and furious you'll have blisters on your fingers by the time you finish this challenging game.
  2. May 30, 2016
    8
    This game is cool . Good music in race, amazing speed, awesome graphics for 2001 and this game like on Wipeout Series and FZero Series, butThis game is cool . Good music in race, amazing speed, awesome graphics for 2001 and this game like on Wipeout Series and FZero Series, but this game much better than Fzero GX and even Wipeout, but Wipeout much better than Fzero . I think Extreme G Racing III is one of the best racing game on Playstation 2 and best racing game on Gamecube, even better than Sonic Riders and Mario Kart Double Dash . Very good, fantastic! Expand
  3. Aug 20, 2014
    7
    Pros: Beautiful graphics and a dramatic sense of high speed, interesting new game mechanics

    Cons: Little to no variety in bike chasis style
    Pros: Beautiful graphics and a dramatic sense of high speed, interesting new game mechanics

    Cons: Little to no variety in bike chasis style compared to the previous two games in the series
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  4. ZiggyStardust
    May 11, 2002
    5
    Extreme plays fairly well, but it's missing a bunch of features that should have been there. it doesn"t keep track of record times! who Extreme plays fairly well, but it's missing a bunch of features that should have been there. it doesn"t keep track of record times! who ever heard of such a thing in a modern racing game? all it keeps track of are seaparte saved game track times, without a name beside them (your grandma may hold a record, you don't know). so basically if you and a friend want to both beat XG3, your record times won"t be in competition with one another since they're different saved games. you'll just be competeing against yourself. secondly, tracks have to be unlocked in order to play them. since there are no difficulty settings, some people may only get to play 1 level (i feel for the newinexperienced gamers here). my younger cousin couldn't come close to unlocking track 2 after a bunch of tries. thirdly, the interface for getting a game started is poor. you are forced to load a saved game every time you want to play; there's no quick way for you and your friends to just jump in and have some fun. fourthly, the graphics are a little jagged and unimpressive. i guess they have an excuse since the framerate needs to be so high. but there's still some slowdown in later levels (especially with rain) those are my large gripes. with those things changed, this game would kick butt, currently it doesn't though. ps. it's also a bit of an f-zero x rip-off (except it"s not as good) Expand

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Awards & Rankings

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#95 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
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#38 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001