• Publisher: Acclaim
  • Release Date: Aug 21, 2001
Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 0 out of 21
Buy On
  1. These intense, roller coaster–like tracks will twist and turn until you swallow your tongue and beg for mercy.
  2. 70
    The shortcomings in getting the player involved in the league mode are easily offset by the driving itself, which is strangely addicting even though it can be difficult and repetitive at times.
  3. While there are a few glaring problems, most notably with the poorly implemented multiplayer features, plain jane graphics, and lackluster AI, XGIII Extreme G Racing is still fun to play.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    62
    Even at those speeds, the heart-pounding moments are few and far between. [Nov 2001, p.206]
  5. Next Generation Magazine
    60
    On the whole, this definitely delivers the rush speed freaks crave. [Dec 2001, p.105]

Awards & Rankings

39
95
#95 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
48
#48 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 9 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 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! Full Review »
  2. 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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  3. 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) Full Review »