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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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The Press Says

Club Skill Dec 12, 2005 9 out of 10 90
Gameswelt Dec 19, 2005 82 out of 100 82
XBox Front Dec 16, 2005 81 out of 100 81
PlayDevil May 18, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Pelit Feb, 2006 79 out of 100 79
DarkZero 2005 7.3 out of 10 73
GameZone Nov 21, 2005 7.1 out of 10 71
GameSpy Nov 18, 2005 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
GameCell UK 2006 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.net (UK) Dec 15, 2005 6 out of 10 60

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  • 4Players
    • 2005 – Most Humorous Game of the Year

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