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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 The player can change the default race view to cockpit mode
XGIII: Extreme G Racing GameCube Homing Missile Lock On
XGIII: Extreme G Racing GameCube Disrupted!
XGIII: Extreme G Racing GameCube Shield recharge area

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Pretty Average PlayStation 2 piltdown_man (107400)

Critic Reviews

Nintendojo GameCube 2001 8.9 out of 10 89
Gamezilla PlayStation 2 Sep 27, 2001 89 out of 100 89
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Nov, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Feb, 2002 8.25 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
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Feb, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Sep 10, 2001 14 out of 20 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation 2 Nov 26, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
PlayFrance PlayStation 2 Apr 08, 2003 6 out of 10 60

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