Armored Core 3 (PlayStation 2)

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Armored Core 3 once again puts you in the shoes of a Raven mercenary, with the task of piloting your own battle machine to use in a range of tasks (from destroying other mechs to seek and destroy missions).

After each mission, you are paid in full. The money raised can then go on towards the purchase of items for your mech. Weapon upgrades, better shields, even the opportunity to purchase what's called an Exceed Orbit, smaller robot gun emplacements that hover around your mech, giving you an added boost of fire power in the crunch. Four-player deathmatch modes are also included, where players pit souped-up mechs against each other to see who is the last robot standing.

The PSP release includes additional new parts and support for ad-hoc wireless play.


Armored Core 3 PlayStation 2 Mission inside a city highway.
Armored Core 3 PlayStation 2 Fighting in a city.
Armored Core 3 PlayStation 2 Use jets to fly over huge gaps.
Armored Core 3 PlayStation 2 Arena fight in the wastes. Enemy mech using quad legs.

Alternate Titles

  • "Armored Core 3 Portable" -- PSP title

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Gamestyle 2003 9 out of 10 90
GameSpy Oct 09, 2002 82 out of 100 82
Games TM May, 2003 8 out of 10 80
Cheat Code Central 2002 4 out of 5 80
Game Over Online Sep 26, 2002 79 out of 100 79
Game Chronicles Dec 08, 2002 7.7 out of 10 77
GamePro (US) Sep 09, 2002 3.5 out of 5 70
Netjak Apr 23, 2004 7 out of 10 70
GameCell UK 2003 7 out of 10 70 Jun 12, 2003 11 out of 20 55


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Kartanym (10738) added Armored Core 3 (PlayStation 2) on May 19, 2003
Other platforms contributed by 雷堂嬢太朗 -raido.jotaro- (58393)