Amped 3 Xbox 360

Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 49 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 49
  2. Negative: 1 out of 49
Buy On
  1. 80
    The production values are high, the game play is smooth, and it is simply a joy to play.
  2. AceGamez
    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!
  3. 80
    A chilled-out, whacked-out gem of a game and one that demonstrates that games can do ‘funny’ and ‘more accessible’ and pull it off with style.
  4. The new direction taken by Amped 3 will not be to everyone's taste. Yet somehow this underdog has managed to dominate Gamestyle's available Xbox 360 playtime - leaving PGR3 trailing, PDZ quaking and Condemned hammered.
  5. While some gripes remain about the slightly confusing character skill progression, Amped 3 delivers a solid, next-gen entertainment bonanza that howls with the soul of a true snow beast.
  6. The fun and challenging Amped series lives on with a new strange and beautiful side. Besides the missing online multiplayer Amped 3 is one of the launch bests titles for the Xbox 360. Don't pass this one up.
  7. But with so much content, miles of mountainside, hours of music, addictive mini-games, hilarious movies, park editor, online leaderboards, sleds, snowmobiles and even bathtubs, Amped 3 is in a class all its own.
  8. In the end, the best thing that I can say about Amped 3 is that it’s fun, and simply has enough to do to keep you entertained for a good long time.
  9. With a story mode that demands to be finished and pacing so good that it'll steal big chunks of your life, Amped 3's one of the best extreme sports titles since the original "SSX." It's cool, it's edgy, it's irreverent and it's fun. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
  10. 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.
  11. It's impossible to dislike Amped 3 - it has real character, is hugely ambitious in size and scope, there's plenty to keep you occupied and, even if it isn't all that immediate, it is accessible.
  12. 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.
  13. You get the feeling that the programmers enjoyed making it, enjoy gaming themselves, and just “get” what makes a game good.
  14. Having only a single player mode for a game like this doesn't help the cause either. So Amped 3 ends up being pretty good, but not great.
  15. The wholly original cut-and-paste visual style of Amped 3--combined with the manic, increasingly crazy energy of the story mode--make it easier to forgive the oft-repetitive and occasionally plain gameplay.
  16. The story mode has plenty of depth and is fun to pass around with a group of friends. Multiplayer is severely lacking and it’s a shame that Amped 3 can’t reach its full potential without it.
  17. From the chillin' lingo to the colorful, retro-inspired interludes (often told using any or all of the aforementioned oddballs), the game is packed with attitude.
  18. 80
    Certainly one of the more imaginative games of the 360's launch line-up, Amped 3 impresses in both its stylish, off-the-wall presentation and its relaxed, laid-back gameplay.
  19. 80
    Easy playability, a solid presentation, and one of the most satisfyingly off-beat and engaging storylines in any game all make Amped 3 one of the more suprising Xbox 360 launch games.
  20. Game Informer
    85
    Aped 3 isn't just a game that works, it's a title that will suck hours away from your life and demand that you dominate mountains. [Dec 2005, p.163]
  21. Official Xbox Magazine
    80
    Amped 3 gets everything right that's wrong with "SSX." [Jan 2006, p.72]
  22. The lack of genuine Live play does hurt the longevity of the game but I guess you cant have everything.
  23. The game has style, variety, originality, plenty of content and bags of fun – but let’s face it, when you’ve seen one mountain, you’ve pretty much seen them all. The same goes for a good deal of the other unlockable content.
  24. Pelit (Finland)
    79
    Tries to find a new direction for the series, but the choices made are hit-and-miss. Amped 3 feels watered down and butchered compared to Amped 2. The crazy cutscenes are fun to watch, though. [Feb 2006]
  25. For the right gamers this one will provide laughter and the snowboarding experience, just not in the normal way you may be used to.
  26. Amped 3 is a big success. The physics are realistic, the controls are excellent (and a challenge to master) and the sprawling snowfields provide many hours of fun. No matter what your skill level, there's a lot of fun to be had here.
User Score
7.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 14
  2. Negative: 2 out of 14
  1. AdrianV.
    Jan 4, 2007
    5
    I agree with Magnus G. Amped 1 & 2 were so much better! Why did they have to go and mess it all up by ruining the presentation and dumbing I agree with Magnus G. Amped 1 & 2 were so much better! Why did they have to go and mess it all up by ruining the presentation and dumbing down the gameplay to appease the casual mainstream SSX crowd? By trying to please everybody with its attempt at a balance between arcade and realism it just ends up pleasing nobody by being too easy and unrealistic! Now where am I supposed to get my simulation fix of snowboarding? Ahhh I guess I'll have to go back to playing Amped 2. I'm hoping now that Indie Built have gone bust that Ubisoft are going to come through with Shaun White Snowboarding. Full Review »
  2. AdultGamer
    Dec 19, 2005
    2
    Amped 3 was naff when it was released on the xbox but now its £20 more exspencive and still naff.
  3. Sep 25, 2014
    9
    this game got me. I did not played any games like this neither did i wanted to, but just for a try I got it and thats where the love began.this game got me. I did not played any games like this neither did i wanted to, but just for a try I got it and thats where the love began. The story cutscenes are original, incredibly funny and stylish from head to toe. The controls are pretty good, the graphics is just awesome for a 2005 sport title and everything in this game is just fun! If you dont play sport titles , let this be an exception. The rap song in one of the first mission will give you a good idea how fun this game is! Full Review »