Metascore
80

Generally favorable reviews - based on 35 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 35
  2. Negative: 0 out of 35
  1. 92
    Although past versions of Virtua Tennis have always exhibited a finely tuned but "arcadey" feel, VT3 is a full bodied simulation. This new outing from Sega AM3's ever appealing sports series is a deeper, more demanding and serious beast than ever before and yet easily manages to maintain the 'fun' factor that is synonymous with the series.
  2. 91
    It might not be online, but if you have three friends, who really cares? [Issue #151, p.68]
  3. When a game is this well presented, fluid to play and with such a well-balanced learning curve enabling anyone to pick up and play in just a few seconds, even those not that keen on tennis can't help but appreciate such finesse. [Mar 2007, p.47]
  4. VT3 is pure, unadulterated genius. It was everyone's favourite Dreamcast game for a good reason.
  5. It has a great atmosphere and is extremely easy to pick up.
  6. A fun tennis game, but it is too bad that it does not have internet play. Otherwise it is right up there with the more serious "Top Spin 2." [Mar 2007]
  7. It’s basically the same game we’ve been playing for the past five or six years, but it’s received a nice visual upgrade and it’s hard to knock a game too much for repeating such a consistently enjoyable performance.
User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 30 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. O.M.
    May 2, 2007
    10
    3 minutes VT3 is like 3 hours in real life - Wow! Cool Gameplay, cool atmosphere, cool graphics.
  2. MohammadAl-Abbasi
    Mar 9, 2009
    10
    My apartment is where all my friends chill after a long day at the office, thus I always seek out good 4 or at least two player games onMy apartment is where all my friends chill after a long day at the office, thus I always seek out good 4 or at least two player games on either PS3 or 360. COD4, Army of Two, Pro Evo Soccer, Tekken etc. I decided to get a Tennis game and compared this title with Top Spin then decided to get Vertua Tennis PS3. AWSOME!! we all got super hooked to the game. Me (a hardcore gamer) all the guys and even guys that never join in and play! Its a good game. easy controls and involves a lot of strategy when your 4 players. Didnt play it "single player" though. Full Review »
  3. LeonL.
    Mar 19, 2008
    10
    One of the best sport game. There is nothing Wii sport Tennis can compete with this game. Re-play value is high. It is one of the games One of the best sport game. There is nothing Wii sport Tennis can compete with this game. Re-play value is high. It is one of the games I'm highly recommended to keep. Full Review »