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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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Club Skill Dec 12, 2005 9 out of 10 90
PlayDevil May 18, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Game XC (GXC) 2005 7.5 out of 10 75
GameCell UK 2006 7 out of 10 70
GameSpy Nov 18, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
1UP Nov 14, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Feb 16, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Gamer Within Mar 31, 2006 6 out of 10 60
Video Game Talk Jan 21, 2006 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
The Video Game Critic Feb 25, 2007 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