• Publisher: Capcom
  • Release Date: Oct 4, 2000
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  • Summary: This amazing fighter stars 18 brawlers from the STREET FIGHTER III universe and introduces the new Leap Attack. Plus, a new Grade Judge system evaluates player performance at the end of each match. Huge characters and an innovative Hit-Frame system team up with the return of the Super ArtsThis amazing fighter stars 18 brawlers from the STREET FIGHTER III universe and introduces the new Leap Attack. Plus, a new Grade Judge system evaluates player performance at the end of each match. Huge characters and an innovative Hit-Frame system team up with the return of the Super Arts Fighting Styles. Experience totally seamless animation in the newest chapter of the greatest arcade series ever! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
  1. Even trivial things like the special effects for the Super Art have been changed, and like the new character voices, it's a small touch that goes a very long way towards making an attractive, complete package worth buying.
  2. Play it loud, on a big-assed TV, until you've mastered every character, your girlfriend's left you and the bank has repossessed the goldfish.
  3. Daily Radar
    100
    With near-perfect control, a great new hip-hop soundtrack, several new characters that weren't in "Double Impact" (including perennial favorite Chun Li) and the best 2D animation we've ever seen in a fighting game, this game is certainly the business.
  4. 83
    Truly an engaging fighter, that is easily worthy of just about anyone's private collection... that is unless you already have "Double Impact."
  5. CNET Gamecenter
    80
    While weaker in the graphics department than its predecessor, this game still delivers punch.
  6. With "Third Impact", the Cadillac model has been given new features (System Direction, five new characters, 'Grade Judge System', etc.) but has suffered a slight alteration to its flawless body (the washed-out colors and backgrounds on SOME of the stages).
  7. Third Strike comes out marginally better than the previous "Street Fighter III Double Impact" only because of the additional characters, but viewed as a whole is still lacking inspiration and ingenuity.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 1 out of 10
  1. Nov 18, 2021
    10
    Easily the best 2D fighting game I've ever seen or played. Almost no negatives, with clearly defined archetypes, great character ideas,Easily the best 2D fighting game I've ever seen or played. Almost no negatives, with clearly defined archetypes, great character ideas, stages, music, etc. Even though its aesthetic is slightly inferior compared to 2nd Impact, it has a clear artistic direction (unlike 5). 10/10, no doubt. Expand
  2. Jan 13, 2021
    10
    Undoubtedly one of the greatest fighting games of all-time that also has the benefit of having some of the most amazing 2D pixel art ofUndoubtedly one of the greatest fighting games of all-time that also has the benefit of having some of the most amazing 2D pixel art of all-time as well.

    This is the maturation of the 2D fighting genre from the last days of the arcade. It’s deep gameplay mechanics and impressive pixel animations were delivered via Capcom’s CPS-3 arcade board. It was cutting-edge at the time, so much so, that it took an additional 2 years before home consoles could properly handle this game. It provided a bittersweet swan song to the days of the arcades.

    As for this Dreamcast release, it’s a perfect port and the best home version of SF3 you will ever find. Make no mistake, this is a 100% legitimate Dreamcast port of the arcade. This is not just an emulation of the arcade game like it is on current-gen systems’ various “Street Fighter Collection” releases.
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  3. Mark
    Oct 13, 2009
    10
    This is probably the most technical fighting game around ,i have owned it since it came out and im still playing it today (2009) it leagues This is probably the most technical fighting game around ,i have owned it since it came out and im still playing it today (2009) it leagues ahead of street fighter iv which is a dumbed down version. Its a real shame this and others like it recieved relatively low review scores at the time of release cos its only now that people are starting to get into these games cos of things like xbox live and psn.A true classic . Expand
  4. Oct 11, 2021
    10
    Check it out now, check it out 'yo
    Check it out now, 3rd Strike 'yo
    Yo, I know ya got your options So pick the right thing Some choices to
    Check it out now, check it out 'yo
    Check it out now, 3rd Strike 'yo
    Yo, I know ya got your options
    So pick the right thing
    Some choices to make
    And mad ruckus to bring
    I'm just hooked on it
    Da bodies who want it
    I don't know where you got your skills from, jump off it
    Bring it on, any opponent or contender
    No one can stop this
    With guns or objects
    As far as I'm concerned, yo it's only one topic
    Join the Street Fighters from bare hands to toxic
    If you're an average warrior, I be the master
    I could teach you how to fight and move faster
    One false move kid, that'd be disaster
    I'll beat you endless, and continue the day after
    Street Fighter 3, that's right, the third chapter
    This game's for real, no blond's and no actors
    Pick your character, no one to represent your life
    We're stomping anybody so make the choice right
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  5. Dec 22, 2020
    9
    Eu sempre gostei de street fighter no geral, o designer muito bonito, tanto na art quanto no trabalho pixelado, movimentos fluídos e como atéEu sempre gostei de street fighter no geral, o designer muito bonito, tanto na art quanto no trabalho pixelado, movimentos fluídos e como até no simples e bruto o jogo era inovador entre aspas, como é o caso do parry, opção que simplesmente modificou a dimensão da EVO, especiais muito legais e divertido, muitos golpes, uma coisa tão simplória não poderia não me agradar um dos meus jogos do neogeo favoritos Expand
  6. Sep 14, 2022
    9
    This is one of the best fighting games of all time. very technical, and very hard to get into, though It's very rewarding when you learn theThis is one of the best fighting games of all time. very technical, and very hard to get into, though It's very rewarding when you learn the fundamentals (eg Footsies, Anti-airs, Confirms, etc.), with one of the prettiest sprites of any fighting game, and an amazing soundtrack. 10/10 one of the best fighting games ever. Expand
  7. Jan 14, 2022
    4
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. ugly characters, weird animation, questionable game mechanics. this game was a TTTURD when it came out and it still is. The cast is just not very appealing and the animation is just sloppy. The music is that generic weird funk capcom started slapping into their games around this time. Just forgettable and leaves the player indifferent. Nothing anthemic or memorable like in Sf2. The much lauded parry mechanic shuts down the fun part of the game and between two skilled players it devolves into a boring back and forth shuffling poke fest. The boss is the most uncreative POS this side of boss characters. Dont let the fight game nerds fool you into thinking this is the greatest fighting game ever. More likely its the one of the most boring. There's a reason it took so long for SF to get a sequel after this steamer and Capcom has wisely abanodoned parrying as the core mechanic. Expand

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#12 Most Discussed Dreamcast Game of 2000