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Fight Night Round 3

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EA Sports' Fight Night Round 3 from EA Chicago lets you make your own fighter, train them up, and literally take on the world.

Start by creating your own champ and customizing how they look, what equipment they have, their fighting style, their weight class, their signature move, and even their own illegal hit. Get equipment and trainers for your fighter to enhance his look and performance.

Then take your fighter to career mode where you'll play fight your way up from the local gym all the way up to five-star venues. Get trainers to enhance your training and boost your speed and power. Play against randomly generated fighters all the way up through the ranks till you beat them in points or to a pulp. Certain fights may get you a bit of extra money as an incentive, or give you a promotional deal, but pick your fights carefully because strategy inside the ring won't matter if you mismanage your fisher outside.

Fight smart during the fight by using the total punch control system to throw the punches you want to by using the analog stick. The total punch control system maps your fists to the analog stick getting rid of the need for senseless button mashing.

You can also play in historical fights like Taylor vs. Hopkins, Gatti vs. Ward, or Robinson vs. Lamotta in the ESPN Classic mode to play in the fights that made boxing history.

Once you've got the computer down for the count, you can play with any fighter or user created fighters or any of the ESPN Classic fights in local multiplayer with a friend. You can also take the fight online and prove your the real champion of the world against any opponent anytime, anywhere.


Fight Night Round 3 Xbox 360 Picking your boxer and opponent in Fight Now mode.
Fight Night Round 3 Xbox 360 "ESPN Classic" rivalry fights use vintage-looking filters.
Fight Night Round 3 Xbox 360 Hard hits toss out sweat. Later in the fight, blood.
Fight Night Round 3 Xbox 360 Wide range of facial and structural options.

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User Reviews

Great multiplayer, but otherwise flawed Xbox D Michael (221)

Critic Reviews

UOL Jogos Xbox 360 Mar 02, 2006 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Yahoo! Games PlayStation 3 Dec 14, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Next Level Gaming Xbox Feb 02, 2006 86 out of 100 86
Gamers' Temple, The PlayStation 3 Dec 26, 2006 85 out of 100 85
4Players.de Xbox 360 Mar 08, 2006 85 out of 100 85
GameZone PlayStation 3 Dec 05, 2006 8.4 out of 10 84
Game Revolution Xbox 360 Mar 03, 2006 B+ 83
GameZone Xbox Feb 28, 2006 8.1 out of 10 81
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Xbox 360 Mar 17, 2006 8 out of 10 80
IGN PlayStation 2 Feb 17, 2006 8 out of 10 80


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1001 Video Games

The Xbox 360 version of Fight Night Round 3 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Online Servers

Electronic Arts closed the game's online servers for the Xbox version on 1st September 2007 and for the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions on 8th February 2011.


  • 4Players
    • 2006 – #2 Best Xbox 360 Game of the Year
    • 2006 – #3 Best Sports Game of the Year
  • GameSpy
    • 2006 – #2 PS3 Game of the Year
    • 2006 – #4 Xbox 360 Game of the Year
    • 2006 – #5 Xbox Game of the Year
    • 2006 – #4 Offline Multiplayer Game of the Year
    • 2006 – Xbox 360 Sports Game of the Year
    • 2006 – PS3 Sports Game of the Year
    • 2006 – PS3 Offline Multiplayer Game of the Year
    • 2006 – Worst 1000 Achievement Points You'll Ever Earn (Xbox 360) (together with Final Fantasy XI Online)

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