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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 When the start=up animation is complete there's a screen with the white XGIII logo shown against a black background. That is quickly replaced with thew start screen
XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 Credits earned in racing are used to upgrade the player's machine
XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 Starting an XG Career. If the player waits long enough the scrolling text gives the background to the game
XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 The player can change the default race view to cockpit mode

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Pretty Average piltdown_man (68809) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars

The Press Says

Gamezilla Sep 27, 2001 89 out of 100 89
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamesmania Oct 12, 2001 84 out of 100 84
4Players.de Oct 04, 2001 83 out of 100 83
Super Play Sep, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Peliplaneetta.net Sep 02, 2001 78 out of 100 78
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Nov 26, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
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
Other platforms contributed by Kartanym (10781)