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Virtua Tennis 3

MobyRank MobyScore
Arcade
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PlayStation 3
82
3.8
Xbox 360
82
4.1
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Description

Virtua Tennis 3 features 20 international tennis stars like Roger Federer, Lindsay Davenport or Maria Sharapova against which you need to compete in the heart of the game: The World Tour. You create your own character and play to reach the number one rank on the world ranking list.

Virtua Tennis 3 is not a simulation like Top Spin 2 and only needs three buttons to perform all possible shot. Still time needs to be invested in training the character through several mini-games in which need you to hit a circle on the other side of the net or defeat aliens by hitting them with returns.

You can also play as one of the professionals against the CPU or a friend (or two if you play a Double). True to the series of the home version, there are also 12 mini-games available to play against your friends. These include the ones from the World Tour training as well as different ones like Curling or Super-Bingo. The Tournament Mode and Exhibition Mode are also present in the arcade version, but the Challenge Mode has been replaced by the World Tour Mode and Party Mode.

Screenshots

Virtua Tennis 3 PlayStation 3 Taking the advantage at the cost of a few drops of sweat.
Virtua Tennis 3 PSP Court change in doubles mode
Virtua Tennis 3 PSP U.S.A. New York stadium preview
Virtua Tennis 3 PSP Alien attack training mini-game

Alternate Titles

  • "Power Smash 3" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Portable Video Gamer PSP Mar 31, 2007 9 out of 10 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Apr, 2007 85 out of 100 85
Computer Bild Spiele Windows May 02, 2007 1.92 out of 6 82
Extreme Gamer Xbox 360 Mar 26, 2007 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy PlayStation 3 Apr 02, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GotNext PSP May 03, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
UOL Jogos PlayStation 3 Apr 24, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
1UP PSP Apr 16, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
FZ PlayStation 3 Apr 22, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
1UP PlayStation 3 Mar 20, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Virtua Tennis 3 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Awards

  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #8 PSP Game of the Year

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