• Publisher: THQ
  • Release Date: Aug 30, 2005
Metascore
85

Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
  1. It really is hard to imagine how games this good keep getting better and better, but they apparently are finding ways.
  2. 95
    It's an amazingly thoughtful upgrading of the finest motorcycling game series on the market, and with the addition of the Extreme mode, Climax and THQ have taken their stock standard GP sim and taken it into a realm of its own.
  3. If there is just one more game you want to purchase before you get yourself an Xbox 360, make it Moto GP 3: Ultimate Racing Technology. Insane speed, fantastic competition and pounding sounds will make your heart beat just that little faster.
  4. A classy, challenging and engrossing game, providing worthy competition for the best racers that Xbox has to offer.
  5. THQ's flagship motorcycle racer is back, with even more ultra-realistic racing action, challenging AI and extremely fast tracks.
  6. This isn't a game anyone is going to simply pick up, press the gas and work their way through. MotoGP 3 is a game that will test a player's ability to balance speed, physics and raw skill in order to work their way to the championship.
  7. With a tighter emphasis on control, the racing experience and addressing the timeless online issue of newcomers versus veteran players, MotoGP 3 is the best racer of the series.
  8. It's Burnout 3: Takedown with better and more demanding handling, it's Project Gotham Racing 2 with a higher top speed and even prettier tracks, and it's the previous two fantastic MotoGP games combined with a sensational collection of new tracks that beat those of all other racing games hands down. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
  9. A rock solid racer able to hold its own against its four-wheel counterparts. Consistently high production values, an immersive multi-player option and the mere fact that it brings something refreshingly new to the racing genre, make this a double A title.
  10. 90
    The graphics are mostly amazing and the weather effects are just awesome.
  11. This is not only the best motorcycle racing game on the market, it is one of the best racers period and a must-have for speed lovers everywhere.
  12. Extreme mode might be horribly named, but it's a great addition. Online, it's excellent, and the only things that move faster than MotoGP's visuals are the real bikes themselves.
  13. Not only does the game look as incredible as ever, it also feels like a pure natural ride, and comes loaded with a slew of options both for the multiplayer and single player modes. Climax does with two wheels what most companies can't even do with four.
  14. 89
    A great game. In many ways, it's outstanding. It's not arcadey, it's not all that kind or friendly. But for simulation racing fans with a knowledge of MotoGP and who love to drive really, really, really fast, this game is for you.
  15. With an expanded track roster, excellent online support, and tight racing mechanics, this is the game to get if you're a racing fan, no matter what your level of interest may be.
  16. If you want updated Moto GP rosters and tracks, more variety via the new, visually attractive extreme mode, even better Xbox Live play, and the same superb feel of previous editions, then MGP3 is for you.
  17. I'll simply say you NEED this game if you're an Xbox owner. From creating your own team logo and tweaking your bike in the Workshop, to just hitting Time Trial and going for the best ride of your life, there's a few weeks of solid gameplay packed onto this shiny disc.
  18. 89
    There aren't a lot of motorcycle racing games on the market, and of the few that are out there this is the most realistic simulation out there. It's safe to Call this the "Gran Turismo" of motorcycle racing.
  19. The pinnacle of the sub-genre and while not the "Forza" or "Gran Turismo 4" of biking, is currently about as good as it gets.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 7 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 7
  2. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. TOMW.
    Sep 11, 2005
    9
    Great game,thats it..
  2. Daz
    Sep 11, 2005
    9
    Yes this is similar to MGP2 but i think the learning curve of this game is far shallower than what i remember MGP2 to be. I do particularly Yes this is similar to MGP2 but i think the learning curve of this game is far shallower than what i remember MGP2 to be. I do particularly like the extreme races which are easier than the proper grand prix races. I have not played online (since my connection is down at the mo) but from what i have read it is better than MGP2. Firstly players now have a seed between 100 (beginner) and 1 (expert) which will make it easier to find a race with players of approx your ability. Secondly, the extreme races will, i think, be great fun online. Overall i am very impressed with what i have seen of this game and recommend it. Full Review »
  3. Devil'sAdvocate
    Sep 7, 2005
    9
    The best two wheeled racing game just got better. This belongs on every xbox owners shelf right next to PGR2 and Forza as one of the systems The best two wheeled racing game just got better. This belongs on every xbox owners shelf right next to PGR2 and Forza as one of the systems best racers. Full Review »