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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 The Tournament Mode and Exhibition Mode are also present in the arcade version, but the Challenge Mode has been replaced by the World Tour Mode and Party Mode.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 Title screen
Virtua Tennis 3 PlayStation 3 Player selection screen
Virtua Tennis 3 PSP TVs like camera showing both opponents at some point of game.
Virtua Tennis 3 PlayStation 3 Replay camera.

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Virtua Tennis 3 Screenshot
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

Pro-G Xbox 360 Mar 27, 2007 9 out of 10 90
PC Powerplay Windows Mar 28, 2007 89 out of 100 89 PlayStation 3 Mar 22, 2007 85 out of 100 85
Games Master PlayStation 3 Apr, 2007 85 out of 100 85 Xbox 360 Mar 16, 2007 17 out of 20 85
GameStar (Germany) Windows Apr, 2007 85 out of 100 85
Gamezine PlayStation 3 Mar 25, 2007 16 out of 20 80
UOL Jogos PSP Apr 02, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
1UP PSP Apr 16, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
The Video Game Critic Xbox 360 Sep 18, 2007 B 75


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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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