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Description

XGIII: Extreme G Racing is a futuristic racing game. Six teams are competing to win a racing championship, the player taking control of any of the two riders available in each team. The game retains the action elements of the previous titles: as before, opponents will try to sabotage the race, and the player-controlled character is able to answer them with his own arsenal of weapons.

Unlike the previous installments, weapons cannot be picked up on the road: the player has to purchase them with the money earned after a successful race. All weapons now deplete the player's weapon bar with each shot. Another change is the absence of the "nitro" boosts utilized in the previous entries; they have been replaced with a turbo system, where using the boost drains energy from the player character's shields.

Screenshots

XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 The game's licensing screen is followed by an animated race sequence in which the text "In A Race Where Losing Is Not An Option/The Only Way To Survive/Is To Display On Two Wheels" is displayed
XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 Playing in the league. The first course in the Lithium Cup is Muon Harbour. The player must finish better than seventh to earn credits
XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 There's a fly-by of the course and then there's a 3-2-1 countdown to start the race
XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 In-game it is possible to switch the camera angle to see who's coming up behind you, useful for rear facing weapons

Promo Images

XGIII: Extreme G Racing Screenshot
XGIII: Extreme G Racing Screenshot
XGIII: Extreme G Racing Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "XG3" -- Abbreviated title

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User Reviews

Pretty Average piltdown_man (151527) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

Gamezilla Sep 27, 2001 89 out of 100 89
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamesmania.de Oct 12, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Super Play (Sweden) Sep, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Peliplaneetta.net Sep 02, 2001 78 out of 100 78
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 10, 2001 14 out of 20 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 26, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PlayFrance Apr 08, 2003 6 out of 10 60
PSM Nov, 2001 5 out of 10 50

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Syed GJ (1579) added XGIII: Extreme G Racing (PlayStation 2) on Aug 26, 2001
Other platforms contributed by Kartanym (12782)