• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Oct 15, 2002
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  • Summary: During desolate times on the "Sea of Sand", Drifters venture across the vast lands of Filgaia searching for fortune and adventure. Amidst the deserts lie cities erected from eroded rock and scavenged wood. Towns that a few call home provide rest and solitude for the many travelers of theDuring desolate times on the "Sea of Sand", Drifters venture across the vast lands of Filgaia searching for fortune and adventure. Amidst the deserts lie cities erected from eroded rock and scavenged wood. Towns that a few call home provide rest and solitude for the many travelers of the barren wasteland. Tales of mystic relics that harness unmatched powers spread across the land. While some vision the items as treasure, others have deciphered a secret bringing unlimited power. Meanwhile, one object of mythical stature attracts four Drifters to a common place. These four strangers discover the strength in working as a team. Shortly thereafter they learn of an ancient prophecy determining the future of their eroded homeland. Setting aside their differences, they roam the lands and unlock the knowledge and mystical forces making their adventure their destiny. [SCEA] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 30
  2. Negative: 0 out of 30
  1. Exceptional battle systems, enemy encounter rates, an 'epic journey' with more twists than a pretzel and a creatively represented story... This is bound to be loved by both RPG fans and those few who hated RPG's for the obnoxiously random enemey encounters.
  2. The graphics are superb, the gameplay is fun and the overall package is amazing.
  3. With a wonderfully crafted story, great characters and an immense world to explore, gamers will be spending hours with this one.
  4. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    80
    Cool characters and inventive locales also make a difference. [Nov 2002, p.283]
  5. While the excessive combat and frustrating search system can make the game trying at times, overall it is not a bad title. If you enjoy Japanese-style console RPGS, this one is definitely worth a look.
  6. Because of its great looks, gameplay twists, and good cast of characters, Wild Arms 3 should appeal to most anyone who likes games of this type.
  7. 60
    The story line is in-depth and the development of the characters is well thought out. But the flaws hold this title back from being a top contender in the RPG genre.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 16
  3. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. MarkL.
    Feb 13, 2003
    10
    Utterly stunning comes close to final fantasy 10.
  2. Andtat
    Mar 27, 2003
    10
    Two words: TOTALLY AWESOME.
  3. May 30, 2015
    10
    Wonderful JRPG game for PS2. most over 100 hours gameplay in nice pos-apocalyptic world and desolate wasteland,dungeon large explorationWonderful JRPG game for PS2. most over 100 hours gameplay in nice pos-apocalyptic world and desolate wasteland,dungeon large exploration powerful ancient guardian and secret boses, excellent system combat in intense battle within amplifield camera angles, this totally awesome game! Expand
  4. May 13, 2016
    9
    Wild Arms 3 fué el juego al que más horas dediqué en toda la vida que tuvo mi PS2. Es un juego magnifico con una historia increible, laWild Arms 3 fué el juego al que más horas dediqué en toda la vida que tuvo mi PS2. Es un juego magnifico con una historia increible, la ambientacion en el Far West es sublime y no hay palabras para describir la OST del juego. A parte del famoso sploit de Clide que facilita mucho las cosas con los jefes opcionales, la dificultad general del juego es bastante alta y recuerdo a un Ragu O'Ragla bastante complicado. Si tuviera que resumir este juego en una palabra seria: EPICO. Expand
  5. Sep 22, 2010
    8
    If you can get past the games dated RPG mechanics as well as some of it's design flaws there is a lot of fun to be had with Wild Arms 3. EvenIf you can get past the games dated RPG mechanics as well as some of it's design flaws there is a lot of fun to be had with Wild Arms 3. Even with all it's issues the enjoyable story, western steam-punk fantasy setting, and catchy soundtrack should make up for a lot of the games faults. If your fond of older RPGs then you'll likely have a good time while it lasts. Expand
  6. JoelN.
    Apr 1, 2003
    8
    This game features wild, nonstop action mixed with a respectable battle engine, it's just really hard sometimes.
  7. Nov 9, 2020
    0
    the man behind this game design is a moron. Using the same button for running and taking is the most stupid thing i ever saw in a game... Thisthe man behind this game design is a moron. Using the same button for running and taking is the most stupid thing i ever saw in a game... This choice of game design make the millenium puzzle a pain in the butt. I hate this silly game Expand

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#48 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
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#9 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002