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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 The Tournament Mode and Exhibition Mode are also present in the arcade version, but the Challenge Mode has been replaced by the World Tour Mode and Party Mode.

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Virtua Tennis 3 PlayStation 3 One on one match has been set.
Virtua Tennis 3 PSP Double player’s math
Virtua Tennis 3 PlayStation 3 Looking at the racket, a part of the tradition.
Virtua Tennis 3 Windows Main menu

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Alternate Titles

  • "Power Smash 3" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Worth Playing PlayStation 3 Jun 20, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Computer Bild Spiele Xbox 360 May 02, 2007 1.71 out of 6 86
4Players.de PlayStation 3 Mar 22, 2007 85 out of 100 85
Gamesmania.de Xbox 360 Apr 19, 2007 84 out of 100 84
Computer Bild Spiele Windows May 02, 2007 1.92 out of 6 82
GotNext Xbox 360 Mar 27, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
UOL Jogos PlayStation 3 Apr 24, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Defunct Games Xbox 360 Apr 10, 2007 80 out of 100 80
Extreme Gamer PlayStation 3 Mar 26, 2007 8 out of 10 80
FZ PlayStation 3 Apr 22, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70

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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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