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Virtua Tennis 3

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Xbox 360
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PlayStation 3
82
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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 The Tournament Mode and Exhibition Mode are also present in the arcade version, but the Challenge Mode has been replaced by the World Tour Mode and Party Mode.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 Main menu
Virtua Tennis 3 PlayStation 3 Good team play.
Virtua Tennis 3 PlayStation 3 Federer services first.
Virtua Tennis 3 PSP Player and computer wins in double math

Alternate Titles

  • "Power Smash 3" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

PC Powerplay Windows Mar 28, 2007 89 out of 100 89
Computer Bild Spiele Xbox 360 May 02, 2007 1.71 out of 6 86
GameSpot Xbox 360 Mar 20, 2007 8.4 out of 10 84
Gamezine PlayStation 3 Mar 25, 2007 16 out of 20 80
GameSpy PlayStation 3 Apr 02, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
The Video Game Critic Xbox 360 Sep 18, 2007 B 75
PlayFrance PSP Jun 26, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
1UP PSP Apr 16, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Apr, 2007 73 out of 100 73
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Windows Apr 05, 2007 70 out of 99 71

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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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