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XGIII: Extreme G Racing

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Description

XGIII: Extreme G Racing is a futuristic racing game. Six teams are competing to win a racing championship, the player taking control of any of the two riders available in each team. The game retains the action elements of the previous titles: as before, opponents will try to sabotage the race, and the player-controlled character is able to answer them with his own arsenal of weapons.

Unlike the previous installments, weapons cannot be picked up on the road: the player has to purchase them with the money earned after a successful race. All weapons now deplete the player's weapon bar with each shot. Another change is the absence of the "nitro" boosts utilized in the previous entries; they have been replaced with a turbo system, where using the boost drains energy from the player character's shields.

Screenshots

XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 Starting an XG Career. If the player waits long enough the scrolling text gives the background to the game
XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 Credits earned in racing are used to upgrade the player's machine
XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 The race is underway. The background shifts around the player quite dramatically - especially on the bends
XGIII: Extreme G Racing GameCube Jump!

Alternate Titles

  • "XG3: Extreme-G Racing" -- European title
  • "XG3" -- Abbreviated title

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Pretty Average PlayStation 2 piltdown_man (76909)

The Press Says

Nintendojo GameCube 2001 8.9 out of 10 89
Gamesmania PlayStation 2 Oct 12, 2001 84 out of 100 84
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Oct 04, 2001 83 out of 100 83
GameSpy GameCube Dec 21, 2001 83 out of 100 83
Deaf Gamers GameCube 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Feb, 2002 8.25 out of 10 82
N-Zone GameCube Jul 06, 2003 81 out of 100 81
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Nov, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Officiel Nintendo Magazine GameCube May, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
PSM PlayStation 2 Nov, 2001 5 out of 10 50

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