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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 There's a fly-by of the course and then there's a 3-2-1 countdown to start the race
XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 In-game it is possible to switch the camera angle to see who's coming up behind you, useful for rear facing weapons
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 At the start much of the game is locked. Here the time trial mode was selected but all the courses are locked.

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Pretty Average PlayStation 2 piltdown_man (112101)

Critic Reviews

Nintendojo GameCube 2001 8.9 out of 10 89
Digital Press - Classic Video Games GameCube Jul 23, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Gaming Target GameCube Apr 15, 2002 8.5 out of 10 85
Netjak GameCube May 22, 2005 8.4 out of 10 84
Deaf Gamers GameCube 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
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
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) PlayStation 2 Nov 26, 2001 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube May 15, 2002 14 out of 20 70
PlayFrance PlayStation 2 Apr 08, 2003 6 out of 10 60

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