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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 GameCube Notice the subtle rain effect
XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 At the start much of the game is locked. Here the time trial mode was selected but all the courses are locked.
XGIII: Extreme G Racing GameCube Lens Flare
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

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Pretty Average PlayStation 2 piltdown_man (84646)

The Press Says

Gamezilla PlayStation 2 Sep 27, 2001 89 out of 100 89
Nintendojo GameCube 2001 8.9 out of 10 89
Netjak GameCube May 22, 2005 8.4 out of 10 84
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Oct 04, 2001 83 out of 100 83
Deaf Gamers GameCube 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
N-Zone GameCube Jul 06, 2003 81 out of 100 81
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) GameCube Feb 21, 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Sep 10, 2001 14 out of 20 70
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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