XGIII: Extreme G Racing

Critic Score User Score
GameCube
80
3.6
PlayStation 2
76
4.0
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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 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 GameCube Nearing the Finish
XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 Playing in the league. The first course in the Lithium Cup is Muon Harbour. The player must finish better than seventh to earn credits
XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 Starting an XG Career. The first step is to select a team to drive for. There are eight teams with two drivers per team

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Pretty Average PlayStation 2 piltdown_man (103198)

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
IGN GameCube Nov 28, 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
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation 2 Aug 24, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Nov, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube May 15, 2002 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

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