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  • Summary: Embark on the ultimate adventure and conquer the mountain with SSX 3. Life begins at the summit where a wide-open mountain awaits you -- board it, explore it, and beat it. Featuring all-new freestyle events and race courses, jaw-dropping tricks, and a cast of cool, customizable characters,Embark on the ultimate adventure and conquer the mountain with SSX 3. Life begins at the summit where a wide-open mountain awaits you -- board it, explore it, and beat it. Featuring all-new freestyle events and race courses, jaw-dropping tricks, and a cast of cool, customizable characters, SSX 3 is yours to conquer. Redefine the boundaries what you do and what you earn, and go anywhere gravity takes you with SSX 3! [Electronic Arts] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 41
  2. Negative: 0 out of 41
  1. SSX 3 offers an experience like no other, a rush that just can't be matched.
  2. 100
    This third game in the snowboarding series features a complete overhaul, dropping the whole race-circuit idea and taking a more open-ended, Grand Theft Auto–like approach to snowboard competition. [Grade = A+]
  3. PSM Magazine
    100
    A whole lotta game. And trust us: earning 100% completion (and thus "owning" the mountain) is one of the most rewarding feelings in modern gaming history. [Dec 2003, p.36]
  4. Extremely fun. The gameplay is as good as snowboarding games come.
  5. The snow effects are unrivaled, the framerate is consistently high and the colors are vibrant. Add to that great animations (particularly during tricks) and an intense sense of speed, and you wind up with one of those rare games that can be as much fun to watch as to play.
  6. Just buy the sodding game - it's one of the best of the year.
  7. games(TM)
    70
    Given the constraints of the sport, SSX 3 does a great job of keeping the game as open as possible. If nothing else, the SSX series represents something of a benchmark for snowboarding games, a trend that continues with this instalment. No one title of this generation can claim obvious superiority. [Dec 2003, p.102]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. SibhiR.
    Nov 17, 2003
    10
    Simply amazing.
  2. RickG.
    Oct 23, 2003
    10
    Best Playstation2 game to date, snowboarding or otherwise. The attention to detail is incredible. The graphics are easily the best the system Best Playstation2 game to date, snowboarding or otherwise. The attention to detail is incredible. The graphics are easily the best the system has ever seen. Everything - interface, load screens, crash animation, you name it - has been done at such a high level it makes everything else look like an old Atari 2600 game. Absolutely incredible. Expand
  3. Jan 14, 2011
    10
    The best extreme sports game in video game history!!!!! Also, the game is very good because of the uber tricks and the best arenas to play inThe best extreme sports game in video game history!!!!! Also, the game is very good because of the uber tricks and the best arenas to play in and all of the characters are awesome. Expand
  4. ScottF.
    Dec 2, 2003
    10
    WOW, this game is incredible. This game will consume you. I have only had it a few days and can't believe how much better it is than the WOW, this game is incredible. This game will consume you. I have only had it a few days and can't believe how much better it is than the other two in the series. Don't get me wrong, I thought the other two were great but this one just pounds them into the ground. This may be the most addicting game I have ever played. I need to stop writing this review and go play it!!! Expand
  5. Dec 17, 2014
    10
    Honestly one of the best games iv'e ever played. This game is so beautiful you'll get lost in the scenery. The Characters a lovable to thisHonestly one of the best games iv'e ever played. This game is so beautiful you'll get lost in the scenery. The Characters a lovable to this day I still love Viggo. The tricks you can pull of are outstanding and just mind blowing. Its. Just. Amazing. Expand
  6. Dec 27, 2017
    10
    Easily the best game in the series, soundtrack, gameplay, characters, graphics, everything, just GREAT! I've played SSX Tricky and On Tour. IEasily the best game in the series, soundtrack, gameplay, characters, graphics, everything, just GREAT! I've played SSX Tricky and On Tour. I would even argue this game is better than Steep! It's open-world, has cool characters, and even has replayability because even if you "conquer the mountain" as one character, you can go back around and do it again as another. I could go on and on about the things I love about this game, so instead, I'm just going to say, BUY THIS GAME, and if you don't have a PS2, XBOX, or Game Cube, GET A EMULATOR. This game is a must play. Expand
  7. Jeremy
    Nov 2, 2003
    7
    Okay, but could really have done more to live up to the "conquer the mountain" exploration-type theme. Too many "out of bounds"! Should be Okay, but could really have done more to live up to the "conquer the mountain" exploration-type theme. Too many "out of bounds"! Should be more like GTA's Liberty & Vice Cities: full mountain to explore; day-night cycle; variable weather; other snowboarders/skiiers; some kind of assistance for those new to the series (very different to the THPS way of doing tricks). Expand

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#21 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003
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