Amped 3 (Xbox 360)

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Amped 3 is the third installment of the snowboarding franchise. New to the series is that the campaign features a story, in which the protagonist is wrongly accused of stealing the money his crew saved for a trip to Chile. Now he travels to Utah to earn the cash back. The off-the-wall cutscenes use alternating presentation forms, e.g. stop-motion with puppets or drawn sequences.

The seven levels, based on real resorts, are expansive and include many challenges to tackle, mostly involving stunts. For a steady difficulty curve the harder ones are locked until the easier ones are completed. Additionally there are optional hard quests which improve the abilities of the player character when solved. Besides the snowboard there are alternative forms of movements involved, e.g. a snowmobile. Controls are more action-oriented than in the predecessors.

The game also features a "Park Builder" editor that lets players create their own runs or modify existing ones, it can be even used to change the levels while playing the campaign, and over 300 songs in the customizable soundtrack. Progression and achievements are automatically uploaded to the Xbox LIVE! Leader-boards.

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Extreme Gamer Jan 05, 2006 9.5 out of 10 95
HonestGamers Sep 30, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Totally Gaming Network Jan 17, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Game Freaks 365 2005 8.3 out of 10 83
videogamer.com Dec 14, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Game XC (GXC) 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
Deaf Gamers 2005 7.4 out of 10 74
Jeuxvideo.com Dec 07, 2005 11 out of 20 55
The Video Game Critic Feb 25, 2007 C 50
Gaming Age 2005 C 50

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    • 2005 – Most Humorous Game of the Year

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Umwell the Beast (587) added Amped 3 (Xbox 360) on Dec 02, 2005