Fight Night Round 3 Xbox 360

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  • Summary: Go toe-to-toe with greats such as Ali, De La Hoya, Joe Frazier, Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones. Outside of the ring, gamers can establish intense rivalries through pre-fight events putting purpose and passion behind every hit. Three new Impact Punches a la the EA Sports Haymaker keep gamersGo toe-to-toe with greats such as Ali, De La Hoya, Joe Frazier, Bernard Hopkins and Roy Jones. Outside of the ring, gamers can establish intense rivalries through pre-fight events putting purpose and passion behind every hit. Three new Impact Punches a la the EA Sports Haymaker keep gamers at the edge of their seat as players are only one punch away from the entire dynamic of the fight changing. Land a perfectly timed Flash KO or jump into a quick mid-fight mini-game to land a humiliating knockdown punch. Thrown using EA Sports Fight Night's innovative analog punch system, Impact Punches are high risk and high reward - put down your opponent or get knocked on the canvas. Boxing's Greatest Rivalries - Watch ESPN Classic footage of real-life bouts or re-create the greatest fights from past and present including Arturo Gatti vs. Mickey Ward, Marco Antonio Barrera vs. Eric Morales, and Ali vs. Frasier. Establish intense rivalries of your own by intimidating opponents before the big fight with heated press conferences full of hype, trash talkin', and fights at weigh-ins. Relive the best rivalries of your career in ESPN's Instant Classics! Create a style of your own, then see how you match up against the authentic signature styles from the world's best fighters. Licensed boxers use tactics and strategies that match their real life counterparts. Self Determinant AI adapts its style to match user strengths and to exploit weaknesses. [Electronic Arts] Expand
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  1. Positive: 64 out of 67
  2. Negative: 0 out of 67
  1. When your opponent leans into that haymaker, it's a bone-crunching delight: Sweat sprays from his head, bloody spittle shoots from his mouthpiece, and his legs turn to Jell-O. Now that's the sweet science.
  2. But if you want a staggering multiplayer fight game that looks better than anything else on Xbox 360, get this.
  3. Fight Night Round 3 should be considered the first real sports game to grace the Xbox 360. EA’s other efforts were fine in areas, but it Fight Night Round 3 is the most complete next-gen sports game of the whole lot.
  4. This game could literally be re-released in mere months with sliders, higher difficulty modes and more options, ala Ninja Gaiden Black, and sell like hotcakes.
  5. 85
    I recommend picking it up, if only for the awesome multiplayer, deep Create a Boxer system, and smooth control. Even with the AI problems, this title is sure to give fans of the Sweet Science plenty of jaw breaking, rib crunching fun.
  6. It’s the best looking Xbox 360 game to date and the in-ring action is the Fight Night series' best ever.
  7. 60
    Other than the graphics, Fight Night Round 3 does very little to progress the boxing game series over its predecessors. It isn’t a total K.O. but does show that the series will have to work a little bit harder on newer features and glitches the next time around if it’s to avoid becoming stale.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 28 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. ChrisP.
    Jun 15, 2007
    10
    One of the best boxing games. Good graphics, good gameplay.
  2. BillS.
    Feb 23, 2006
    10
    killer game. Those guys from gamespot must have it out for the EA crew. It's understandable with some of their latest releases like NBA killer game. Those guys from gamespot must have it out for the EA crew. It's understandable with some of their latest releases like NBA and Madden but come on! Give credit where credits due or you'll lose all of yours... Expand
  3. ALee
    Feb 27, 2006
    10
    This is the first game that actually convinced me PS2 and XBOX are obselete... The next generation of gaming consoles have arrived!
  4. JayB.
    Feb 25, 2006
    9
    great game. Next year better a.i. with an improved single player career mode and there is no greater boxing game on the market.
  5. DavidS.
    May 8, 2006
    9
    So the graphics are amazing... if you use one of their characters (ex: Muhamuad Ali...) but in the career the graphics stumble... dont get me So the graphics are amazing... if you use one of their characters (ex: Muhamuad Ali...) but in the career the graphics stumble... dont get me wrong stillnext gen but not as nice.. all in all buy it. Expand
  6. RonnieS.
    Jun 3, 2007
    8
    Graphic wise, I think the game is excellent. But I also think the champ isn't acknowledged enough (when entering the ring). If this was Graphic wise, I think the game is excellent. But I also think the champ isn't acknowledged enough (when entering the ring). If this was my project, I would make it more realistic; like having negotiations by managers, being able to select a top trainer when the boxer breaks in the top 15th rank, having at least two to three color commentators at ringside, three to four major sanctioning belts and three to four minor belts that the boxer can wear in the ring. Pay per view events for the elite boxers, along with some undercard boxing, have boxing venues from around the world that boxers can agree on (location),Wearing apparell (robes,name brand gloves, custom trunks, shoes, etc) a period in a boxer's career when he is challenged in another weight class (and not being force to fight in another weight class/hence negoiate for big money pay days). old time boxers I would have as unlockables in the exhibition mode only(in career mode, only fight the current boxers). having a variety of ring walk music (from rap to hip hop to gospel to mexican/puerto rican, etc). two to three corner men(trainer/cutman/asst.coach). Acknowledgment of the boxer's height,weight,fight record, and city he fights from during the introductions. and finally referee instructions. Please don't take this as being too critical, but I've talked to several people, and they have all said, it would be nice to see it more realistic! Thank you, for letting me share my thoughts, Ronnie. Expand
  7. AnthonyV.
    Jun 9, 2006
    6
    An flawed, overglorified tech demo with some of the most intrusive videogame advertisements in history. For $60 I can buy a week's worth An flawed, overglorified tech demo with some of the most intrusive videogame advertisements in history. For $60 I can buy a week's worth of food at Burger King and I'd rather not see their stupid mascot gallavanting around while I'm trying to play a game. Expand

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