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If you purposely waited those extra months in hope that Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 for the Xbox would be the definitive version, you made the right choice. While the differences were not worth the extra time it took Activision to bring this version out, the game and series still has no problem withstanding the test of time. Gamers who have already put many hours into the PlayStation 2 or GameCube version will not find anything else of interest. New Xbox owners, however, who have yet to skate with the birdman for the third time, are in for a treat.
In every other way, THPS3 is consistent across all of the platforms it inhabits. It is a brilliant game that exhibits the highest quality of design, control, interface, and gameplay. This is undoubtedly one of the best game series of all time, and is the only game that will always suck me into a session longer than I planned. I have no idea how some people can look at THPS3 and not feel the need to pick it up. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 3 is another title that should be in every videogame collection.
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 3 is one of those games that made me realize I have been missing out on a major franchise for a long time. If I wasn’t confident that this game encompassed everything that Tony Hawk 2X offered and more I would be adding that game to my library.
How many times can you publish the same game and still have it be fun Well, at least three because this third version of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 is just as fun on the Xbox as it was on the PS2 and GameCube. The Xbox version includes a new level, a new secret character, and a four-player linked-console mode (but alas, no online play like its PS2 cousin).
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With its huge and creative levels, stellar graphics, and improved tighter control, THPS3 has more depth and re-playability than ever before. This is one game that is going to be hard to improve upon, but I’m sure the good folks over at Neversoft will have one or two goodies to throw our way in Hawk’s next flight. THPS has not only become the definitive skateboarding game, but after its third consecutive amazingly solid-in-all-facets installment, has quickly not only established itself as one of the best sports titles, but one of the best games of any video game genre out there today. A gotta-have title regardless of what next-generation system you own, particularly the Xbox. With the announcement of THPS4 as already under development, one can only salivate in mouth-watering anticipation while playing this already-classic rendition.
Game Informer Magazine
The gameplay is as silky smooth as ever before - which is a feat in itself, considering how clunky the Xbox controller can be, and how obscure the physics were in Tony 2x. If you haven't had the privilege of putting this game through its paces yet, run out and buy it today!
The Tony Hawk series has always had style. The first game reinvented a genre and set off a series of clones and pretenders that still flood the market today. The second game refined the formula, but its higher level of difficulty and steeper learning curve turned off casual players. Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 brings it all together in one package that makes everything before it almost unplayable by comparison. The game has a lower level of difficulty at the beginning and some basic tutoring to appeal to new players but has enough hidden items and harder goals later on to keep the Tony Hawk experts interested as well.
It's unfortunate that this version of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 doesn't allow you to play 4-player split screen without the use of two Xbox machines. Fortunately, the Xbox version does contain an Xtreme Xclusively Xtra level. Overall, THPS3 is a near-perfect game, even if the gameplay is essentially unchanged from the first and second games. I highly recommend that you at least rent TH3 if you decide not to buy it. The game's single-player career if extremely fun, and the multiplayer modes and park editor add for great replay value.
Game Freaks 365
This game innovates this series by adding new freestyle tricks to make you look better than Rodney Mullen ever could. The 90 goals in THPS3 and many secret characters give you over 30 hours of solid gameplay to unlock everything in the game. It is very much worth the time to stop and play this game.
By this point, most gamers have probably succumbed to the immense popularity of the Tony Hawk series. Success like this isn't accidental -- these games forged a new genre by focusing on excellent gameplay above all else. As the finest version of the best game in the series, this title comes recommended to all Xbox players.
Though THPS3 came out on PS2 several month ago, it doesn't come off as stale or overdone. Certainly anyone who has never played the game should pick it up. It's something all gamers should experience. The graphics are solid, the soundtrack is great, and it's incredibly fun. If you've already got the game on another console, there are some extras for the Xbox that may merit a trade-in. The custom soundtrack ability alone is worth it to me. Plus it's got a cool new character and a new level that Activision calls a preview of things to come in Hawk 4.
Tout contribue à faire de ce THPS 3 sur Xbox un incontournable du skate. Les modes de jeu vous tiendront en haleine et l'ensemble des défis que propose chaque partie régalera les amateurs des premiers volets.
All in all, THPS3 is by far the best of the bunch. It’s got the style, the balance, the tricks and the depth to amuse fans of this ever-growing genre for quite some time. This is certainly one that Xbox gamers will find a surprising joy to play, be they Skater or not.
There was once a time when Tony Hawks games were about skateboarding and not poorly-played out pop-culture references and MTV-inspired dribble; when they weren't concerned in producing a blurry reflection of an over-embellished culture and concentrated on making the games playable. There was a time when said franchise made it enjoyable to pick up your virtual board and surf some cement.
Some ups, some downs, but a lot more ups. On some levels, THPS3 may disappoint you a bit, but you’ll be too busy trying to figure out where to buy some Depends and a mini-fridge so you never have to leave the couch.
Fans der Tony Hawks Pro Skater Serie müssen ihre Sammlung mit dem neusten und bislang besten Teil ohnehin vervollständigen doch auch wer sich diesen Spaß bislang entgehen ließ, sollte sich dringend auf das virtuelle Board stellen.
Gameplay wird in diesem Spiel so groß geschrieben wie in kaum einem anderen Spiel und wer gegenüber Funsportarten aufgeschlossen ist, der bekommt nahezu endlos langen Spielspass. Tony ist zurück und das in absoluter Topform! Keep on rolling!
I am utterly amazed at how well this game has held up against the time, considering it was released nearly a year back on the PS2. Although I played the Playstation 2 version to death last year, I’m still able to pick up the game and have just as much fun with it as I ever have before. If you still haven’t gotten a chance to play Tony Hawk 3, this is the best version of the game that you’re going to find.
Although Xbox owners had to wait through Tony Hawk 2X while other systems got THPS3, it's finally here on Xbox, and it was definitely worth the wait. The near flawless gameplay of Tony Hawk series has been improved upon yet again. The graphics, while not exploiting all of the Xbox's power, look sharp. And the depth and replayability of this game is nearly limitless. Activision and Neversoft has done it again. In Tony Hawk's case, the third time really is a charm.
Tony Hawk 3 is sure to please skateboarding fans everywhere. Even if you aren't the biggest skateboarding game fan (me), but you like Snowboarding games (me), then I assure you Tony Hawk 3 will be a game you will enjoy. In my opinion, Tony Hawk 3 is an owner and deserves it's place next to the other sports games on your game rack.
Après le carton des deux précédents volets et l'excellente prestation du dernier opus sur PS2, Tony Hawk 3 arrive sur Xbox avec le vent en poupe et les faveurs du public. Ses modes copieux, sa jouabilité qui frise l'excellence et son style particulier font logiquement de ce nouvel épisode la référence incontestée du skate toutes consoles confondues. Les quelques nouveautés apportées en terme de gameplay et les grosses performances techniques seront un véritable régal pour les amateurs du genre qui ne pourront décemment pas passer à côté d'un tel titre. On peut simplement regretter la disparition du mode online et la durée de vie un peu courte en solo, mais on se console avec une fluidité encore plus impressionnante que sur PS2 ainsi qu'avec la possibilité de pouvoir rejouer avec différents skaters.
Encore un sans-faute pour Tony Hawk, même si l'on déplore le manque d'originalité de cette nouvelle mouture. Malgré quelques ajouts exclusifs, cet épisode reste dans le domaine du simple portage, et risque de générer un certain manque d'enthousiasme auprès d'une majorité de joueurs. A conseiller uniquement si vous ne connaissez pas encore la série ou si vous êtes un inconditionnel du genre.
Execution is one of the strongest aspects of Neversoft's games, and THPS3 is no exception. Indeed, this is definitely the slickest and more desirable Hawk to date. Long-standing fans of the series may demand more, but for skating virgins there is no finer game, and ultimately, there isn't much about Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3 to deride. So we won't bother.
Tony Hawks 3 is a very good game that is beginning to show its age through countless sequels, greater emphasis needs to be put on changing things in the fourth incarnation due at the end of this year. The Xbox version is the best one available and if you are lucky enough to own all three major machines, ignore the others in favour of it.
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All of these complaints, though – the bland stages, annoying music, and repetitive gameplay – are mostly based on how much of the previous Hawk incarnations you have played. If you are either fairly new to the series or hopelessly hardcore, TH3 is probably going to be of interest to you. The music isn’t even really a problem for XBOX owners, and a few of the stages are beautiful. Compared to TH2, though, it almost appears that some aspects have taken a step backward. I’m waiting for something truly new and innovative
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