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  • Summary: Create your own super star players, build your own ultimate Rugby team and customise the look of the game with Rugby Challenge 3.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Apr 21, 2016
    75
    It's fun, and probably the best Rugby game available right now - but is still far from the digital representation of the sport we fans crave. Fortunately, an abundance of tournaments, couch co-op and the Be a Pro mode provide plenty of replay value.
  2. May 3, 2016
    70
    It’s hardly the spiritual successor to Jonah Lomu Rugby that we have all been (patiently) waiting for, but despite its issues and its relatively budget presentation, Tru Blu Entertainment’s, Rugby Challenge 3 stands comfortably as the best virtual recreation of the sport this generation and a perfectly enjoyable rugby video game in its own right.
  3. games(TM)
    Jun 26, 2016
    60
    Lacks polish, but worth a try. [Issue#175, p.83]
  4. Aug 11, 2016
    60
    Jonah Lomu RC 3 is the right choice if you want to play rugby on new generation consoles, even if several faults stop it from getting amongst the leaders in sports simulations games. Conversion fail.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. May 3, 2016
    8
    This game is probably the best you will get in new generation consoles , still not as Good as Rugby 08 but worth the money if you have beenThis game is probably the best you will get in new generation consoles , still not as Good as Rugby 08 but worth the money if you have been waiting for this. Expand
  2. Apr 23, 2016
    8
    Treat this game like fifa not a huge change between this and rc2 but with the new modes such as be a pro and rugby sevens this is a must ownTreat this game like fifa not a huge change between this and rc2 but with the new modes such as be a pro and rugby sevens this is a must own for rugby fans on the next gen consoles. Licensing isn't a problem either as the fan-hub has all the teams in the world for you to save and use in single player or online. Expand
  3. Apr 25, 2016
    7
    This is my favorite rugby game since Rugby 08 by EA on PS2. I did not play RC2, so I don't know if this feels like a rehash, but the gameplayThis is my favorite rugby game since Rugby 08 by EA on PS2. I did not play RC2, so I don't know if this feels like a rehash, but the gameplay is solid. The visuals are decent, although player likenesses are terrible. Audio is really unfortunate. I wanted rugby game that played well, so I'm happy with it. Expand
  4. Apr 22, 2016
    6
    After 350+ hours in RC2 this game could have been so much better with a few minor improvements. The only bug fix I've seen so far is theAfter 350+ hours in RC2 this game could have been so much better with a few minor improvements. The only bug fix I've seen so far is the advantage ruling plays out a little more like real rugby.
    All the glaring issues in the gameplay still exist. Lineouts are terribly buggy online, place kicking has been made so simple even on the hardest mode.
    Graphically the framerate is smooth but the 2011 player models and animations look dated.

    The developers must have just sat on their hands for the most part. All they've done is added some new players, a lackluster sevens mode and made a new logo.

    I'm still going to play it however. It still functions like RC2 and the online community will hopefully stick around for a while.

    Rugby Challenge 3 isn't a fitting name, it's just Rugby Challenge 2.1
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  5. Apr 15, 2016
    5
    Basically just Rugby Challenge 2 in HD.
    They've added sevens which is pretty fun and be a pro mode, both of which are pretty decent.
    However
    Basically just Rugby Challenge 2 in HD.
    They've added sevens which is pretty fun and be a pro mode, both of which are pretty decent.
    However nothing has changed other than graphics in the other modes, they play just the same, have the same problems/bugs as RC2, which is frustrating as ****. Career still has no player development... Pro (the hardest difficulty provide stuff all challenge (ironically).
    Overall I'd just say not worth it if you own RC2 unless you REALLY NEED sevens, but honestly I feel my money has gone down the drain rebuying a game I already own.
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  6. Dec 5, 2016
    3
    a Game we all waited for with high expectations, what we got was huge disappointment. It almost felt like they had the right ideas, but nota Game we all waited for with high expectations, what we got was huge disappointment. It almost felt like they had the right ideas, but not the passion or rugby knowledge to actual convert it into a good rugby game from its predecessor Rugby Challenge 2. Great licenses,but all the teams are outdated, a great editor, but frustrating. Gameplay, it feels half, uncompleted, reminds me of Rugby 15, it is filled with flaws. Gameplay wise it also contains various problems, like players always out of postion, it does bring the question if the creators actually understands rugby and how it works? Teams and licenses wise its OK, far from great, gameplay wise its and understudy to Rugby World Cup 2015 which in itself is also a game filled with flaws. Rugby Challenge 3 is the most frustrating rugby game you will play in your life after Rugby 15. Do not waste your money, dont have any hope that you'll have more than an hour's fun of playing this disaster. Expand
  7. Jul 31, 2017
    3
    After such expectation and delays, I was expecting to find the rumours that they were updating the squads to include the sun wolves andAfter such expectation and delays, I was expecting to find the rumours that they were updating the squads to include the sun wolves and Jaguares in super rugby to be true. What else could delay the release of a seasonal game by an extra year. To load the game and see teams from a whole season before (2014/15 teams after the 2015/16 season) was a dissapointment. Also ratings had barely changed whatsoever and now you can't edit the players already on the game only created ones. Therefore as a Tigers fan. Manu Tuilagi at 70 rating is a joke.

    In terms of difficulty, the hardest one 'pro' isn't hard at all just the game almost tries to make you lose. It's tough but for the wrong reasons. Contests in a ruck for you don't work 95% of the time but for the opposition your players will stay away from the ruck to give them time to steal it from you. Also when I say tough, I mean tough if you haven't got an agile winger. The worst team can win by just passing to your winger and stepping the full back and sprinting in 7 times in a game making it unrelatable to the actual more physical style of rugby.

    However the game does have improvements. Sevens is interesting for a time before you realise how easy it is to score and it becomes boring. Online mode is actually playable for once but there is no sevens match,asking which is the only way to get a decent match in the mode. Be a pro is also good but your team is frustratingly useless and unless you increase the match time to almost real 80 minutes, most games will end 7-0 because your team cannot score and their team cannot score. U less you get a yellow and in ten minutes the score goes from 0-0 to 24-17 and then doesn't change.

    In my view it is a half arsed attempt at hiding the fact they haven't really done anyhting to gameplay or actually updated teams by adding new features. I literally will beg that they re release RWC 2011 again because since the classic '08 apart from rugby challenge it's been **** and even rugby challenge is starting to lose its entertainment value.
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