Although it does have some neat elements, such as being able to play as the bad guy and several spell elements, it doesn't make up for the lack of texture quality, as well as the shaky framerate and bad camera.
The grappling system is decent, but grows weary soon enough. And considering how much the success of professional wrestling depends on the showmanship of its combatants, the game delivers a pretty bland experience.
Lifeless and mundane "hits," atrocious control, impossible scoring, non-existent defense and offense set-ups, and jerky, flawed replays that happened WAY too fast, and you've got a game that is seriously lacking in the gameplay category.
The promising foundation is very nearly forgotten due to a rickety structure atop it. Regardless of whether or not you’ve watched the movies, chances are, you’ll be disappointed with this one.
The characters are stiff and look almost mechanical in their movement. The character response time isn't all the great either. Most of all, SFEX3 lacks any type of fun factor. I can't recommend this game to even the most die-hard SF fan.
The type of game that makes people claim PS2 is all about graphics and no gameplay. With no career mode, no WCW/ECW stars and an incredibly shallow Story Mode, there's simply NO reason to even rent this game.