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 The side lanes on some parts of the track are coloured. Purple replenishes ammunition and green recharges shields
XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 The game's licensing screen is followed by an animated race sequence in which the text "In A Race Where Losing Is Not An Option/The Only Way To Survive/Is To Display On Two Wheels" is displayed
XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 When the start=up animation is complete there's a screen with the white XGIII logo shown against a black background. That is quickly replaced with thew start screen
XGIII: Extreme G Racing GameCube Opening cut-scene

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Pretty Average PlayStation 2 piltdown_man (90196)

Critic Reviews

Gamezilla PlayStation 2 Sep 27, 2001 89 out of 100 89
Game Informer Magazine PlayStation 2 Nov, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
IGN GameCube Nov 28, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Netjak GameCube May 22, 2005 8.4 out of 10 84
GameSpy GameCube Dec 21, 2001 83 out of 100 83
N-Zone GameCube Jul 06, 2003 81 out of 100 81
Gamezone (Germany) PlayStation 2 Aug 24, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Super Play PlayStation 2 Sep, 2001 8 out of 10 80
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube May 15, 2002 14 out of 20 70
Jeuxvideo.com PlayStation 2 Sep 10, 2001 14 out of 20 70

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