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 The Tournament Mode and Exhibition Mode are also present in the arcade version, but the Challenge Mode has been replaced by the World Tour Mode and Party Mode.


Virtua Tennis 3 Windows Two player mode loading screen
Virtua Tennis 3 PlayStation 3 One on one match has been set.
Virtua Tennis 3 PlayStation 3 Setting a two-on-two play.
Virtua Tennis 3 PSP Double player’s math

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Virtua Tennis 3 Screenshot
Virtua Tennis 3 Screenshot
Virtua Tennis 3 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Power Smash 3" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews (UK) Xbox 360 Mar 21, 2007 9 out of 10 90
XBox Front Xbox 360 Apr 10, 2007 86 out of 100 86
Lawrence Xbox 360 Apr 18, 2007 8.4 out of 10 84
Defunct Games Xbox 360 Apr 10, 2007 80 out of 100 80 Xbox 360 Sep 20, 2009 8 out of 10 80 Windows Apr 04, 2007 7.7 out of 10 77
The Video Game Critic Xbox 360 Sep 18, 2007 B 75
XboxFrance Xbox 360 Mar 19, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Apr, 2007 73 out of 100 73
1UP Xbox 360 Mar 20, 2007 6.5 out of 10 65


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1001 Video Games

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


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

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