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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
Games Radar Feb 25, 2006 8 out of 10 80
MS Xbox World Dec 28, 2005 8 out of 10 80
Gamestyle 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Nov 18, 2005 7.6 out of 10 76
Deaf Gamers 2005 7.4 out of 10 74
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network May 24, 2006 73 out of 100 73
Cheat Code Central Nov 19, 2005 3.5 out of 5 70
IGN Nov 18, 2005 6.9 out of 10 69

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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