Simultaneously increasing the realism of the experience of big mountain boarding and tearing the throat out of board-physics as we know it, SSX 3 completely revolutionizes the snowboardercross concept.
playing with a friend is simply exciting, guarantees hours of gameplay as the maps are perfect even for 2003 and the gameplay is fluid and simple. The only SSX I've played From a time when EA knew how to make good and fun non-P2W games and they weren't broken either
It is a work of staggering genius, delicate like a snowflake, yet rugged like a prizefighter's face. SSX3 doesn't just demand your attention, but commands it, turning heads like a Hollywood celeb mozeying through Rochester Tesco's.
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]
Easily 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.
The best sports game ever made and one of the greatest video games of all time.
Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 2 has got nothing on this game. Everything about this game is perfect.
This was made during the "Golden Age of EA" from 2002-2007. EA may be a corporate cash cow now but back in the early 2000s, they were the game changers. This is one of my childhood classics.
The graphics are perfect. The mountain, weather and environment effects are outstanding and so beautiful to look at. This got an Oscar nomination for special visual effects in interactive entertainment as a result. The soundtrack is one of the greatest licensed soundtracks of all time aside from GTA: Vice City which came out a year before. I love the soundtrack. I get so many childhood flashbacks from playing the game and the soundtrack. It means so much to me.
The gameplay is what made the game so beloved by many gamers as it was so ahead of its time and still holds up to this day. So much exploration for collectibles and doing BIG challenges on the 3 peaks whenever you wanted. You could buy a lot of stuff in the shop like posters, videos, toys, attire, cards, special tricks, buy and unlock the classic characters from the previous games and upgrade yourself to become SSX champion. It led to so much time being wasted on this game everyday of my life when I was growing up.
No technical problems in the game. The controls were tight and responsive. The moves looked awesome and they were cool to pull off.
The opening is perfect. It gives you a taste of what's to come when you play. I LOVE the narration to this day. It **** you in and it makes you want to recite it every time you start up your PS2.
A 10 out of 10. The best sports game ever. It deserves the recognition it gets.
This game is so much fun. Whether it is the racing or the freestyle events, they are a blast to play the first time, and are a blast to play the tenth time. The races give you shortcuts to discover and really give you the feeling of snowboarding down at high speed. The freestyle events first let you figure out how to do basic tricks, then you'll try to get some bronze medals. As you play more of the game, you will get better and discover ways to get more points out of your tricks. Then you can go back to previous freestyle events (and races) to get better medals. You'll be frustrated when you retry a race for the fifth time, you'll be proud when you finally get that gold medal, you'll be mad at yourself for misjudging a jump and you'll be overjoyed when you finally get that high score. All in all, I enjoyed every minute of this wonderful game.
SummaryEmbark 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 boundari...