Fight Night Round 3

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PlayStation 3
Xbox 360
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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 PlayStation 2 Title screen.
Fight Night Round 3 Xbox 360 The default camera stays close to the action.
Fight Night Round 3 Xbox 360 Some of the titles you can win. Haven't you always wanted the Burger King boxing trophy?
Fight Night Round 3 Xbox 360 One of the optional overhead views.

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User Reviews

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

Critic Reviews

Netjak Xbox 360 Mar 28, 2006 9.4 out of 10 94
The Video Game Critic Xbox 360 Apr 14, 2006 A- 91
GameSpy Xbox 360 Feb 21, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
Playstation Front PlayStation 3 Apr 18, 2007 88 out of 100 88
X-Power Xbox 360 Feb 22, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Deaf Gamers PlayStation 3 2007 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamervision Xbox 360 Apr 26, 2007 8 out of 10 80
G4 TV: X-Play PlayStation 3 May 22, 2006 4 out of 5 80
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 3 Dec, 2006 3.9 out of 5 78 PlayStation 2 Mar 10, 2006 13 out of 20 65


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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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