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XGIII: Extreme G Racing (PlayStation 2)

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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 In-game it is possible to switch the camera angle to see who's coming up behind you, useful for rear facing weapons
XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 The race is underway. The background shifts around the player quite dramatically - especially on the bends
XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 Starting an XG Career. The first step is to select a team to drive for. There are eight teams with two drivers per team
XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 At the start much of the game is locked. Here the time trial mode was selected but all the courses are locked.

Alternate Titles

  • "XG3: Extreme-G Racing" -- European title
  • "XG3" -- Abbreviated title

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The Press Says

Gamezilla Sep 27, 2001 89 out of 100 89
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
4Players.de Oct 04, 2001 83 out of 100 83
Gamezone (Germany) Aug 24, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Super Play Sep, 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
PlayFrance Apr 08, 2003 6 out of 10 60
PSM Nov, 2001 5 out of 10 50

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Syed GJ (1544) added XGIII: Extreme G Racing (PlayStation 2) on Aug 26, 2001
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