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Virtua Tennis 3 (Windows)

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 The Tournament Mode and Exhibition Mode are also present in the arcade version, but the Challenge Mode has been replaced by the World Tour Mode and Party Mode.

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Virtua Tennis 3 Windows Player checking if his Tennis Racquet is alright
Virtua Tennis 3 Windows Time to change sides
Virtua Tennis 3 Windows Title screen
Virtua Tennis 3 Windows 2 player mode

Alternate Titles

  • "Power Smash 3" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

PC Powerplay Mar 28, 2007 89 out of 100 89
4Players.de Mar 22, 2007 85 out of 100 85
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 2007 85 out of 100 85
Computer Bild Spiele May 02, 2007 1.92 out of 6 82
Jeuxvideo.com Mar 28, 2007 16 out of 20 80
JagoGame.com Apr 04, 2007 7.7 out of 10 77
PC Games (Germany) Apr 20, 2007 76 out of 100 76
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Apr, 2007 73 out of 100 73
Absolute Games (AG.ru) Apr 05, 2007 70 out of 99 71
YouGamers Apr 05, 2007 56 out of 100 56

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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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Sicarius (61021) added Virtua Tennis 3 (Windows) on Mar 22, 2007
Other platforms contributed by mars rulez (515), Sciere (268587) and Sicarius (61021)