Generally favorable reviews - based on 28 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
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  1. The strength of it lies in the quality of the provided samples and the ability to import more of your own with ordinary music CDs. But that wouldn’t mean much if the interface weren’t so intuitive.
  2. GamePro
    The game's greatness lies in its intuitive interface and ease of use. Just about anyone can sit down and make music in a matter of minutes. [Aug 2004, p.68]
    We really must emphasise that whatever your skill level, MTV proves to be immensely fun and afternoons slip by amid delusions of musical prowess. If you've ever heard a song remix and thought 'How hard could it be?' MTV will show you: a piece of cake.
  4. The audio portion of the game is wonderful, as expected. The sound quality of the included tracks is excellent, as are the numerous included samples in the game.
  5. 88
    To be able to pick up MTVMG3 for a console and have a system that is cleanly designed and easy to make music on is pretty much amazing.
  6. It can only be a matter of time before the first number one single created on a console goes top of the pops - MTV is that good.
  7. Certainly, the only other drawback is the lack of a hard drive for the PS2 version, which would have been ideal for storing copious amounts of tunes, but we can’t hold Codies responsible for that one.
  8. Those with an interest in the art of DJ-ing but lack the funds to purchase all the equipment will definitely want to check this one out.
  9. Ripping samples off of CD's and making your own beats is pretty addicting. My only negatives are the lack of true sample ripping from any source like you've been able to do in the past, and the lack of song choice.
  10. Unlike the first two in the series, which were made by a different studio, the interface is simple and intuitive, and the result addictive — the permutations seem endless.
  11. PSM Magazine
    A music-editing tool that is both powerful and easy to use, MTV Music Generator 3 is a likely hit with all music lovers. Too bad there isn't more variety in the song list, though. [Aug 2004, p.30]
  12. The downside to the Ripper is that legal complications prevent you from taking samples that last very long, and not more than twenty can be used overall. Combine that with the inability to take MTV Music Generator 3 online to share or save your created songs, and the game seems limited in the long run.
  13. A fun and satisfying musical experience, it’s just a somewhat solitary one.
  14. Game Informer
    More impressive is the ability to "rip" samples off of your personal CDs (I had Snoop busting verses over Led Zep's might "Moby Dick" riff in no time!) [Aug 2004, p.96]
  15. With a little practice you can create a decent remix in under half an hour, although an original song will take longer to create. But you won't notice the time because with MMG3 each moment will be a labour of love.
  16. A huge improvement in the controls and accessibility along with some killer tunes makes this remix a good time for those who love being creative. This once again is a party tool just screaming to be used.
  17. The basic menu system starts out simple enough, but if you really want to dig down deep into the guts of groove, you've got to work around a menu system that is definitely daunting. Sure it's pretty to look at and has a very professional feel to it, but it can be a total bear for newcomers to the mixing game.
  18. Would-be DJs would find the time better spent learning a software application that actually gives them the freedom to create without the restrictions and limitations found in this fun but simple package.
  19. 75
    It's no ProTools, but for what amounts to Remix: The Game, the package is quite acceptable.
  20. This effortlessness is, to my mind, Music Generator's greatest threat: it makes everything seem so easy that living rooms everywhere will be exploding with dreams of electronic dance greatness.
  21. AceGamez
    Whilst tunes are ridiculously easy to create and fiddle around with, doing anything worthwhile on them is difficult and gives you the feeling that a PC based tune maker is clearly the way forward.
  22. games(TM)
    The title does offer features and functionality (for Xbox owners, at least) that can only otherwise be obtained through pricey PC software, and the fact that a console title can even approach this kind of professional software has left us particularly impressed. [Aug 2004, p.114]
  23. Cheat Code Central
    While it can be fun playing in the sandbox you're going to eventually grow out of it. You may not get all the nuances of this program under control in a weekend, but that's long enough to decide if this interests you.
  24. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    Remixing is fine for what it's worth, and you can get pretty intricate with the tools provided for you, but if you try to create your own compositions from scratch, you'll bump up against a pretty low ceiling. [July 2004, p.99]
  25. A decent piece of software which is only let down by its poor interface and lack of a really in depth tutorial to give users some idea of how to create a decent mix without using only basic sounds and tunes.
  26. Great, if you can’t afford a real music-editing package.
  27. The tools and interface make it easy to customize tracks in a lot of different ways. The only drawback is that you’ll probably be the only one enjoying them.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. fismith
    Nov 25, 2004
    I have loved playing this game!!! i just love OutKast :)
  2. StevieB.
    Oct 17, 2004
    This is ace.... i have lost WEEKS with it....
  3. EvilMusicGeneratorFurby
    Jun 14, 2004
    This would rock and roll the world! Wait until I create EVIL themes!