SSX 3

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8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

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  • Summary: Drop in and conquer the massive, living mountain rife with ego-crushing challenges and gravity-bending thrills. SSX 3 returns with more slopes and all-new hazards to overcome including lightning storms, vertical drops, serpentine slopestyle courses and avalanches. Customize your rider'sDrop in and conquer the massive, living mountain rife with ego-crushing challenges and gravity-bending thrills. SSX 3 returns with more slopes and all-new hazards to overcome including lightning storms, vertical drops, serpentine slopestyle courses and avalanches. Customize your rider's clothes, abilities, and moves. Pull off three levels of awesome "Uber tricks." Dominate the mountain, and then test your skills online. It's a long way down, so make sure you're ready for the challenge. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Playboy
    100
    While other snowboarding games run out of steam mid-shred, the SSX series continues to gain momentum. [Dec 2003, p.44]
  2. 100
    It’s the kind of game that can be played indefinitely and a player’s performance will continually improve. The tasks ahead look daunting at first, but the depth of the game quickly becomes a player’s best friend as each new play session introduces new surprises.
  3. One of the tightest games out there... there’s nothing that stands out as a negative, and everything else is a glaring positive. The abundance of ‘stuff to do’ keeps the gameplay fresh and makes 100% completion a task for the gods.
  4. If you enjoyed "SSX Tricky," you will love SSX 3--it's as simple as that. Even if you hated "Tricky," you still might dig this sequel.
  5. Play Magazine
    91
    It's a game that's just incredible fun, mixing in all sorts of gaming ideas with the thrill of the real sport, painting a final touch of extreme excess and color for scintillating effect. [Nov 2003, p.86]
  6. It's just so massively detailed, so thoroughly improved and so gloriously playable that we have to recommend it. We haven't even touched on the multiplayer aspect, which we'll be doing in our PS2 Online review very soon, but to be honest it wouldn't have to be good - the rest of the game is enough on its own.
  7. TotalGames.net
    70
    There's no denying that Amped is a far more accurate depiction of snowboarding as a sport, but if it's fun you want you can't go far wrong with this.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. SimonB.
    Feb 23, 2004
    10
    This game is impresive the game gives such a sense of speed and scale. The graphics are astonding this is what games ahould be about 100% This game is impresive the game gives such a sense of speed and scale. The graphics are astonding this is what games ahould be about 100% pure fun!!! Well done EA. Expand
  2. IanC.
    Dec 9, 2003
    10
    Now this is what it's all about. Anyone my age (older) remember the glory days when you hadn't seen it all yet, and there were Now this is what it's all about. Anyone my age (older) remember the glory days when you hadn't seen it all yet, and there were still games which could truly blow your mind and hook your thoughts and attention literally for hours at a single stretch? Well my friends, SSX3 is the ONLY game I can honestly say has had that effect on me in the last five, six, maybe even seven years. I absolutely, utterley adore this game, and feel like calling EA to send them my love and gratitude for renewing my faith. This is nothing short of perfection - beatufil beyond words, grand of scale and playable beyond description. Colour, speed, adrenaline, fun, fun, fun and fun. The best way I can try and get across how utterley gorgeous this thing is to play is to describe the Peak race experience. First imagine a snowboard game that has beautiful graphics, with snow you can almost feel. Second imagine that the experience of controlling your rider is as smooth as silk and just as pleasurable to the touch. Third and finally, think of a mountain in your XBOX, a mountain with slopes and drops and rocks and cliffs and crags and forests and little houses and avalanches and and and...a mountain that you can almost snowboard down along any route you choose to.. a mountain with HUGE drops that will have your heart in your mouth (I defy ANYONE not to let a 'whooooaaah!' slip out when you take that fall) ... a mountain that will take you 30 minutes (!!!!!!!!!!) to descend, from peak to foot!! 30 minutes of non-stop, glorious gaming!! Damn, I'm getting excited just THINKING about it. Look, just stop reading this and go and BUY IT, BUY IT, BUY IT. NOW! Expand
  3. Dec 13, 2020
    10
    Anyone who gives this game a negative rating because of how “unrealistic” it is, is missing the point entirely and shouldn’t be critiquingAnyone who gives this game a negative rating because of how “unrealistic” it is, is missing the point entirely and shouldn’t be critiquing games in general lol. This is the holy grail of extreme sports games, controls like butter, utilizes a moderately deep control scheme, and feels more fluid and fast than any other snowboarding game out there by far, to this day no less. Not to mention the masterful soundtrack and unbelievably breathtaking and atmospheric visuals and environments, for 2003 ESPECIALLY. Expand
  4. AndreB.
    May 13, 2004
    10
    Best snowboarding game ever. The levels are great. The music is great. The graphics are great. The gameplay is great. Everything is great Best snowboarding game ever. The levels are great. The music is great. The graphics are great. The gameplay is great. Everything is great about this game. Expand
  5. JasonDesF.
    Jan 18, 2005
    10
    Yes its a great masterpiece of a game. So much enjoyment, so much depth.
  6. TonyT.
    Jul 4, 2006
    10
    An amazing and addictive game.
  7. ReneeC.
    Jun 11, 2006
    0
    Waayyyy too unrealistic to be worth any of your time. Sure the graphics are cool and the game is "smooth", but if you know a single thing Waayyyy too unrealistic to be worth any of your time. Sure the graphics are cool and the game is "smooth", but if you know a single thing about snowboarding (pro right here) you should be turned off right away. Expand

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#41 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
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#19 Most Shared Xbox Game of 2003