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  • Summary: With Virtua Tennis 3, the series returns with enhanced photo-realistic graphics and advanced player animations that perfectly match the behavior and mannerisms of individual professional athletes. In Career Mode, gamers travel the world and take on the biggest stars of the tennis world.With Virtua Tennis 3, the series returns with enhanced photo-realistic graphics and advanced player animations that perfectly match the behavior and mannerisms of individual professional athletes. In Career Mode, gamers travel the world and take on the biggest stars of the tennis world. Improvements to the Player Creation Mode allow gamers to customize their own tennis star with a wealth of licensed tennis equipment and increased detail. No Virtua Tennis title would be complete without the popular and addictive mini-games, and Virtua Tennis 3 is no exception. In addition to the popular mini-games from previous titles used to sharpen players' skills, there are a host of brand new games to keep players in top form. [Sega] Expand
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. It has a great atmosphere and is extremely easy to pick up.
  3. 85
    An outstandingly well-made game. Its technically impressive visuals, easy to learn but hard to master gameplay, and great selection of mini-games makes Virtua Tennis 3 an ace.
  4. The game is as close to Pong as the London Philharmonic Orchestra is to a caveman banging a rudimentary drum and, continuing that analogy, Virtua Tennis 3 is just as primal and instinctive as its most ancient of relatives.
  5. If you want a taste of the same old Virtua Tennis or have yet to experience the best Tennis game mechanics ever created, then youll be fine with VT3. Although if youre a veteran of the series this is a rental at best. [JPN Import]
  6. 75
    Our main complaint with Virtua Tennis 3 is the fact that Sega are happy to sit on their laurels and release a game that is very similar to its predecessor. However, they say that if it isn't broke then don't fix it, and Virtua Tennis 3 is definitely not broke.
  7. The game is surprisingly fun for a non-tennis fan, but it's overly simple at times. It's worth a try for most gamers, though, as it provides at least a few hours of entertainment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Toni
    Mar 22, 2007
    10
    Seems better than Top Spin, great game.
  2. O.M.
    May 2, 2007
    10
    3 minutes VT3 is like 3 hours in real life - Wow! Cool Gameplay, cool atmosphere, cool graphics.
  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. Collapse
  4. 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. Expand
  5. KevinM.
    May 1, 2007
    7
    I'd agree with 1up on this one - diving is a pain, rallies are too long, net play isn't efficient, and there are 'should have I'd agree with 1up on this one - diving is a pain, rallies are too long, net play isn't efficient, and there are 'should have been winners' galore. Fun, realistic looking (movements are amazing, mimmicks the players almost exactly) but the game isn't sharp enough. I'll stick with Mario tennis for GC. Expand
  6. SandSpiderII
    Oct 3, 2007
    7
    This game isn't a game that you get hooked on for months. It's a filler for when you need a break from other games.