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Mixed or average reviews- based on 34 Ratings

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  • Summary: Massive Mountains - Amped 3 features seven new resorts, up to three times larger than levels in Amped 1 & 2. Take on hundreds of challenges around the resorts, or pull out your sled and try to hang on for dear life. Explore the entire mountain on a snowmobile, get away from it all in the back country, or find the perfect spot and build your own obstacles, rails, and jumps. Snowbox - The resorts are loaded with hundreds of challenges; beat them and earn upgrades, new stuff, or Coin you can use to buy a ton of swag. And these challenges aren't just about your skills on a snowboard... there's snowmobiling, sledding, and more. All your top scored runs, hang-times and crashes are automatically posted for all to see on Live... see how you measure up against the rest of the planet and go grab the top spot. Park Builder - Anywhere, anytime, you can plant your own jumps and rails to create a personal terrain park, add things to trick off to get better High Scores, or just make a difficult challenge a little easier. You can even create your own sessioning area. And you earn newer and crazier objects to plant as you play the game. [2K Sports] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 49
  2. Negative: 1 out of 49
  1. 100
    The story and presentation for Amped 3 is the funniest, most tripped out, wacky and bizarre thing you have ever seen! I kid you not, this game redefines kooyness - whatever these guys were on when they put this game together, I want some!
  2. The game is extremely easy to pick up and play, but has enough challenges requiring skill that literally anyone should have fun with this title, even the video-snowboarding novice.
  3. The game is a whole lotta fun. The pacing's a bit off--the story missions seem to take forever on the first few mountains, then you scream through the last three.
  4. For the right gamers this one will provide laughter and the snowboarding experience, just not in the normal way you may be used to.
  5. Perhaps that doesn’t sound like the most enthusiastic endorsement, but Amped 3 is one of those games that has so many peripheral pleasures that it must be looked at in terms of the whole package rather than the score gameplay (which is polished even if it’s easy).
  6. Could've just as easily been a current-gen title. Average graphics, annoying story and too-easy gameplay make for a ho-hum game.
  7. Amped 3 aims to keep you distracted by constantly nickel-and-diming you with a hundred mini-challenges, each with its own pointless reward, spread across a dozen mountainsides. [Feb 2006, p.87]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 2 out of 13
  1. MaxJ.
    Feb 20, 2006
    10
    this game is so awsome it is well designed and keeps you entertained for hours. I really wish they had it for X Box.
  2. AndresM.
    Nov 19, 2005
    10
    this game is great! some people complain about the new art style, but i think it adds more flavour to the experence, id adds a soul to the game, unlike amped 2. Expand
  3. JasonK.
    Dec 5, 2005
    10
    Ok, this is an awesome game. The snowboarding is fantastic, no other franchise makes you feel *serene* while you play. The mini games are fun, the cutscenes are genuine and occasionally hilarious. Watch closely, you'll see a million jokes that you didn't catch the first time through. As for beating SSX? Amped, while still a fantasy, has always been more realistic than SSX. If you were looking for SSX 360, you were looking in the wrong place. Compared to the miserable, calculated, 'tude of THAW, Amped is three feet of powdery joy. Expand
  4. SweetDeal
    Nov 30, 2005
    9
    This game is pretty darn sweet. I was almost scared off by the poor reviews, but I have been pleasantly surprised by this game. I am a fan of the amped series and this game builds on the franchise, fixing many of the problems with the previous 2 games and without detracting any of the fun or playability. Expand
  5. Pmyz
    Jan 14, 2006
    9
    As Jason K says, it's so *serene* - which for me captures what it's actually like on the slopes. I sometimes wonder if the people who slag off Amped's laid back gameplay have ever actually been on a snowboard. I don't want power-ups or nitro boosts or whatever, just realistic mountains and good design. Amped 3 has all that and much more. Expand
  6. MattW.
    Aug 31, 2007
    8
    Satirical, nonsensical storyline and very fun game play, have played through twice, enjoyed it immensely both times.
  7. TheTruth
    Nov 18, 2005
    2
    I was exspecting a SSX beater and all i got was a egg beater

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