• Publisher: Crave
  • Release Date: Nov 18, 2003
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  • Summary: For the first time in the series' history, TXR3 uses real cars licensed from Japanese, North American and European car manufacturers. Over 15 different licensed car manufacturers such as Nissan, Toyota, GM, Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen. 200 miles of faithfully re-created roads, made toFor the first time in the series' history, TXR3 uses real cars licensed from Japanese, North American and European car manufacturers. Over 15 different licensed car manufacturers such as Nissan, Toyota, GM, Ford, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen. 200 miles of faithfully re-created roads, made to look and feel just like the real roads of Japan. Massive upgrade to the physics engine, special effects, graphical editors, weather conditions, courses, textures, lighting, menus, options, car tuning features, and rival characters. Over 600 rivals to challenge on the highways. An awesome level of car tuning options allows you to adjust just about every car body part and car performance aspect. Modify your car with custom parts from such manufacturers as Hart, Riverside and Yokohama. [Crave Entertainment] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 3 out of 15
  1. This is the best yet in the series. The addition of licensed cars, more rivals and highways, and a few new gameplay twists make this one fine racer.
  2. If you liked the previous games in the franchise, leap on this one. All others, approach with caution.
  3. If you enjoy an interesting “battle” approach to racing and tweaking your car to the Nth degree then I encourage you to really dig for this title and add it to your permanent PS2 library. Don’t let the cheap price fool you.
  4. The new addition of roads from Nagoya and Osaka doesn't change the fact that, even as a budget title, TXR3 doesn't stand up to the other games in the genre.
  5. The best game in the series. It offers more road, more opponents and more customization options than any of the TXRs that came before it, but with gameplay that’s hardly budged since the series’ inception and graphics and sound that are merely passing.
  6. Time for everyone involved with this series to either evolve or move on, and leave TXR 3 for the flat-broke and/or uneducated casual gamer that doesn't know any better. Worth a shot (preferably as a rental) if you’ve never played a "TXR" game before this one.
  7. The graphics are horribly bland, the freeways never end, and apparently all of Tokyo's traffic is represented by a single yellow van. [Feb 2004, p.91]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 20
  2. Negative: 1 out of 20
  1. [Anonymous]
    Mar 5, 2004
    10
    They must be on crack, I like this game better then UG. More realistic, more customizations and settings, more cars. Im not trying to dawg UG They must be on crack, I like this game better then UG. More realistic, more customizations and settings, more cars. Im not trying to dawg UG it is a very good game, but its just sorda boring now after beating it 2 times and I had this game for a shorter time and enjoy it more the UG. Expand
  2. K.Chizao
    Jan 17, 2004
    10
    Good Game For the play Great Game For The Price...TXR 3 is the best out of the pac..and i enjoy playing it a lot.
  3. FranciscoS
    Nov 22, 2003
    10
    I have not yet played NFS underground, but I don't think racing could get this fun to play! I'm into import cars and it's all I have not yet played NFS underground, but I don't think racing could get this fun to play! I'm into import cars and it's all there with all the mods you can think off, from hyper blue headlight, ground effects, spoilers, engine mods and swap, custom paint and decals, indiglow gauge, And I bought it at $19.95, I could not believe It, yeah this is a Racer fantasy. Expand
  4. NostS.
    Jan 25, 2004
    10
    I cannot comprehend why all those magazine reviewers slam this game over, and over...complaining about it being 'old and rehashed'I cannot comprehend why all those magazine reviewers slam this game over, and over...complaining about it being 'old and rehashed' who cares, it's CHEAP. at least they only charge you a VERY LOW price for the game. it's true the the physics engine cannot compare to Gran Turismo, but compared with NFS:UG, it stacks up quite well, and in my opinion, far surpasses it. i'd rather play TXR3 over NFS:UG any given day, as TXR3 has a feel of authenticity to it...and NFS:UG reminds me too much of a crappy movie franchise which once featured an overly muscular bald guy piloting an RX-7(which was built by a Japanese fellow from SoCal). TXR3 gets a thumbs up from me...the reason i rated it with a 9 is because the soundtrack is lackluster. Expand
  5. K.C.
    Jan 24, 2004
    9
    I dont kno y so many people aint feelin dis game... NFSU is only good for multi players, buh TXR 3 is more in depth, letting me take moreI dont kno y so many people aint feelin dis game... NFSU is only good for multi players, buh TXR 3 is more in depth, letting me take more control of my car's performance. i have been and always be true to the TXR games... peace. Expand
  6. AnonymousMC
    Mar 27, 2009
    9
    This game was first i eva had and OMG i ws surprised by the detail of the car tuning and settings. if your a major gear head lik me then youThis game was first i eva had and OMG i ws surprised by the detail of the car tuning and settings. if your a major gear head lik me then you will like this game. the customization is unbeilivable as well. the price and the quaility maybe a little bit low by its alota bang for your buck if your into cars. give it ashot you might like it as much as me lol Expand
  7. Jun 23, 2015
    4
    This game is an empty experience. While the graphics are okay and the physics are quite good, its too boring. The gameplay consists of ridingThis game is an empty experience. While the graphics are okay and the physics are quite good, its too boring. The gameplay consists of riding an empty highway and flashing other cars for a duel over and over. It is not hard to beat rivals. There is no car damage. There is not really any way to lose the game. Running into the side-rails emits no sparks. Wangan is a better game series and so is NFS: Underground of course. The soundtrack sounds energetic until you realize the riffs are similar to White Zombie. You shouldn't spend any time with this one on PS2. Expand

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#67 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003