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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 Another classic fight replicating an 80s tv broadcast.
Fight Night Round 3 Xbox 360 Clothing gives stat bonuses. Promo partner clothing?  Yep, better stats.
Fight Night Round 3 Xbox 360 Title screen.
Fight Night Round 3 Xbox 360 Knocked down mechanic. Line up the thumbsticks to get up.

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User Reviews

Great multiplayer, but otherwise flawed Xbox D Michael (232)

Critic Reviews

1UP PlayStation 3 Dec 06, 2006 9 out of 10 90 PlayStation 3 Mar 04, 2007 85 out of 100 85
Game Revolution Xbox 360 Mar 03, 2006 B+ 83
GameSpot Xbox 360 Feb 21, 2006 8.3 out of 10 83
G4 TV: X-Play Xbox 360 May 22, 2006 4 out of 5 80
GameDaily PlayStation 3 Dec 05, 2006 8 out of 10 80 PlayStation 3 Mar 23, 2007 16 out of 20 80
Cheat Code Central PlayStation 3 Dec, 2006 3.9 out of 5 78
Game Revolution PlayStation 2 Mar 03, 2006 B 75
GameSpy PlayStation 2 Feb 22, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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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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