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Category Description User Score
AI The quality of the game's intelligence, usually for the behavior of opponents. 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work and the game plays. 4.0
Graphics The visual quality of the game 3.8
Personal Slant A personal rating of the game, regardless of other attributes 3.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 4.2
Overall User Score (14 votes) 3.9


Critic Reviews

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100
UOL Jogos (Nov 20, 2003)
"SSX 3" melhora todos os aspectos da série, e junta tudo em uma das mais intuitivas interfaces em um game quase totalmente aberto. Se você não sabia qual era a graça de andar de prancha sobre a neve, o mais novo game da EA Big promete esclarecer muita coisa.
100
N-Europe (Nov 05, 2003)
With this game out 1080 2, and its apparent development troubles should cease to be a problem. It is a standout member of the genre, with 1080, and should stay that way for a while to come.
100
Darkstation (Nov 04, 2003)
SSX 3 goes above and beyond what I thought it was going to end up doing, and in fact there is so much good stuff going on in this game that it is hard to find anything wrong. The game is just a blast to play, and like mentioned earlier, has unlimited replay value. If you are looking for a new game for your Cube then look no further then SSX 3, because it's sure to make everyone happy.
100
Yahoo! Games (Oct 27, 2003)
Complete and utter freedom. That's the theme of the antics in SSX 3. Unlike most games in the extreme sports genre, developer EA Canada shows no concern for locking the player into a set path. The high-speed shredding is constrained only by the size of your addiction.
100
GameSpy (Oct 21, 2003)
The overall theory behind SSX 3 is one of freedom. The game is designed to allow you -- the player -- to tackle any and all of the challenges in whatever order you want. Taking all the components from the first two games, and adding in more new features, SSX 3 is more complete than most anything else out there. It's up there with the Tony Hawk series in terms of depth and replayability, but at the same time, you're not forced to follow any linear path in order to progress.
95
contactmusic.com (Nov 13, 2003)
EA are definitely on a charge and if they keep up this sort of momentum, world domination is only a snowboard away. Anyway stop reading this…….go out and buy it.
95
Kombo.com (Nov 18, 2003)
SSX3 is an improvement in every way. From level design, control, tricks, audio, visuals, etc… Even for SSX virgins it’ll be hard to put down. Plus it has even the dedicated players feeling like they are learning to play something new, but with everything still right at home. SSX3 is now crowned the king of Snowboarding 2003 so far. With 1080 Avalanche coming soon that title might be disputed. But until then buy SSX3 and enjoy it alone or with buddies. If you're an SSX veteran you shouldn't even be wasting time here any longer you know what must be done. If you are new to the series, you're in luck- this is easily the best of them all and is a great place to start.
95
Nintendojo (Nov 06, 2003)
SSX 3 is easily one of my favorite games of the year and I’ll probably be playing it well into next year as well. It’s definitely easy to mention that SSX 3 is the best snowboarding title out there and will definitely be giving 1080 Avalanche a run for its money this holiday season. If you’ve been a fan of the series, you’ll undoubtedly have already picked up this title and good on ya, mate! If you’ve ever played an SSX title or have even been vaguely interested, check it out. If you’ve played Tony Hawk and might be looking for something to hold your interest after playing through Underground a couple of times, check out SSX 3. While it has a few development faults, there’s nothing that should hold you back from checking this one out.
93
Nintendo Spin (Jun 07, 2004)
What more to say? There is simply no reason why you shouldn't get this game. It offers everything a gamer would want in a game, and then more. I've played with this game more than any other this generation, and I still have fun with it. Show EA some love on the cube and go get this game right now!
93
IGN (Oct 17, 2003)
All of the new features are significant yet very subtly implemented ones. The board presses turn this game into a freestyle, line-heavy trick-a-thon. The handplants literally enable players to get to new heights. And the triple tier Ubers shove SSX 3 once again into the top list of most desirable extreme sports games on the planet.
92
This game will make all you parents tired, as you watch your children bounce up and down while they control the physical safety of their favorite character. The tunes in this game are clean, addictive, and fun. You will even enjoy watching the loading screens. The entertainment of pulling off the 'Worm' on a snowboard 70 feet above the air is like no other. Turning off your system will be almost as hard as separating with your teen age love...and could in fact lead to just that if you don't keep a clock in the same room. This game is a blast, and a must have for everyone. I hope you have found this information helpful in the likes of where your next 50 bucks will be going.
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Game Revolution (Nov, 2003)
SSX 3 also adds the ability to do a nose press, which functions much like a manual in the Tony Hawk games and is primarily used to link tricks for big combo points. It’s pretty easy to use and its only major drawback is that it messes up your turning a little. Once you figure it out and start linking tricks, your scores move into the stratosphere. You can also pull off handplants, but these aren't particularly useful. Like SSX Tricky, the PS2 control edges out the Xbox and Gamecube due to the easier-to-reach four shoulder buttons.
90
4Players.de (Nov 01, 2003)
Sicher: Obwohl alle drei Fassungen durch die Bank klasse aussehen, haben die Xbox- und GameCube-Fassungen in punkto Optik leicht die Nase vorn, wobei die GameCube-Version allerdings mit PAL-Balken zu kämpfen hat. Dafür jedoch kann die PS2-Version mit den ausgefeiltesten Kontrollmöglichkeiten und dem Online-Modus punkten und liegt dementsprechend in der Gesamtwertung vor den anderen Systemen. Doch ganz gleich auf welchem System: Der Spielspaß stellt sich umgehend ein und spätestens ab der ersten Gipfelabfahrt, für die Ihr gut 15 Minuten in Kauf nehmen müsst, wird einem der gigantische Umfang und die immense Bewegungsfreiheit klar, die Euch SSX 3 bietet. Und bis Ihr alle Missionen geschafft, alle Boni und Geheimnisse eingesammelt und den Berg vollends bezwungen habt, dürften einige Wochenenden voller Schneespaß ins Land ziehen. EA stellt mit SSX 3 wieder einmal eindrucksvoll unter Beweis, dass das Big-Label immer ein Garant für hochklassige Unterhaltung ist.
90
Nintendo Life (Jan 06, 2006)
This is my personal favourite SSX game, don’t get SSX: On Tour as they took out everything that made it good. If you are a fan of extreme sports give it a whirl, there should be no reason not to like it. SSX3 is a casual game most people will find it easy to pick up and play in seconds, very cheap to get hold of one now. Well worth giving this game a try.
90
When it comes to snow-boarding, this particular reviewer definitely isn’t one to call on for tips and tricks. Vaguely can I recall the event that took place atop a snowy peak a few hours from my hometown. I can also remember some overconfidence, a concealed tree root, and a sprained wrist. What one can sum up from this assembly of mishaps is a sense of unwanted realism. An attribute that we try to avoid when playing anything belonging to the extreme sports genre. Being able to defy gravity, exceed speeds of 60 MPH, and pull off a 1080 all while playing the board like a guitar, is definitely something we’d all enjoy dreaming about. SSX 3 continues EA Sports’ excellent arcade oriented series, adding plenty of new features, all the while keeping the premise surprisingly simple.
90
Daily Game (Nov 23, 2003)
This game will please everyone accustomed to the SSX arcade-style snowboarding. It’s easy to learn and fun to play, and you don’t have to be a pro to pull off some insane moves. To be perfectly honest, though, I’d recommend SSX3 to everyone, snowboarding fan or not. The crazy air and outstanding tricks you can pull off are great stress releases whether playing solo or with a few friends. As a result, it’s a good addition to any holiday list, and it doubles as a great way to unwind after a few hours of stressful holiday shopping.
90
GameZone (Nov 12, 2003)
Overall, SSX 3 is a lovingly crafted work of art that perfectly captures the exhilaration of make-believe snowboarding while making good on every other element of videogame goodness. The lack of fantastical obstacles and other Tricky-exclusive elements is admittedly missed, but the inclusion of so many other excellent improvements makes you quickly forget that this ain’t Tricky. One of the best games of the holiday season.
90
GameSpot (Oct 20, 2003)
SSX 3 delivers a rush like few racing games or action sports games have ever achieved. The game's new, open-ended structure, excellent audio, enhanced trick system, and improved graphics combine to make this a superlative sequel to a series that's always had high standards. Regardless of whether you've played SSX or care much about snowboarding, you'd be doing yourself a favor by checking this game out.
89
Wiedersehen macht Freunde. In den letzten Monaten hab ich Elite, Zoe und Mac schon etwas vermisst. Doch was sie zur Feier mitgebracht haben, entschädigt mich. Mit Lawinen ins Tal zu rasen, Übertricks auszuführen und auch mal gepflegt auf den vier Buchstaben zu landen. Glücklicherweise darf ich meinen Fahrer dann per Button-Smashing wieder auf die Beine bringen Ein tolles Spiel, wäre da nicht der teilweise üble Schwierigkeitsgrad. Gerade bei SSX 3, dessen Vorgänger sich im Gegensatz zu Snowboard-Sims immer an Einsteiger richtete, habe ich das so nicht erwartet.
88
Gamesmania.de (Nov 11, 2003)
SSX3 macht einfach nur Spaß. Die fantastische Präsentation durch Bombastgrafik und den tollen Soundtrack laden förmlich dazu ein, sich auf dem Snowboard für immer festzuschnallen. Dazu kommen das abwechslungs- und ideenreiche Streckendesign und die offene Spielstruktur mit ihren vielen Wettbewerben, wodurch auch die Langzeitmotivation stimmt. SSX3 ist in diesem Winter ein absoluter Pflichtkauf, wir sprechen allerdings lediglich eine klare Empfehlung für die Playstation2-Version aus, da sich diese dank der vier Schultertasten am PS2-Pad einfach am Besten bedienen lässt, online spielbar ist und grafisch nur minimal schlechter aussieht als die Fassungen für Xbox und Gamecube.
88
Gamer Within (Jul 30, 2005)
Overall, I recommend this game not only to snowboarding enthusiasts, but to anyone who wants a game with the sense of speed, the ability to pull insane, uber tricks or the feel and ability to speed down a mountain with various ways to choose from. EA Sports Big has done an excellent job on this game. Highly recommended.
88
Lawrence (Oct 29, 2003)
When all is said and done, SSX 3 is a worthy successor to its brothers, taking a step forward in scope but holding the player's hand too much when landing 2160s.
87
GamersMark (Nov 03, 2003)
While the only Snowboarding game worth owning on the GameCube, up to this point, has been SSX Tricky, SSX 3 easily replaces its predecessor. It’s an improvement in every way imaginable, providing the best Snowboarding experience currently available on any console, and also one of the best Extreme Sports titles alongside Tony Hawk’s Underground.
85
Jeuxvideo.com (Nov 01, 2003)
C’est sûr, votre palpitant va avoir beaucoup de mal à se remettre si vous vous essayez à SSX 3. Le jeu de EA BIG va à mille à l’heure, dispose de graphismes somptueux, d’un gameplay élaboré et simplifié (pour atteindre le grand public) et d’une durée de vie astronomique via un modo solo de folie.
83
Game Shark (Nov 27, 2003)
This isn't really my kind of thing at all but I loved it to bits. The graphics are funky and chunky and the sound is very good indeed. Okay, it's not the most realistic of sports games but that's missing the point. This is about leaping around on a plank while falling down a mountain and it's ace at capturing the feeling of big jumps and vast scenery. It'd definitely a winner.
80
Nintendo Difference (Dec 20, 2003)
EA nous surprend encore agréablement en faisant un bon jeu se plaçant directement au-dessus de la concurrence. Mais le titre peut encore s’améliorer et c’est tout le mal qu’on souhaite à SSX4. Si au niveau des sensations de glisse et liberté il n’y a rien à redire, il faudrait, par contre, revoir sérieusement ce principe de « hors course » vite soûlant. Ainsi à vouloir trop en faire, SSX3 risque d’en rebuter quelques-uns uns : si le fresstyle et le freeride vous ennuient et que vous n’aimez que les courses (un peu comme moi….) vous risquez de passer à côté des deux tiers du jeu et la partie course uniquement (6 pistes) est bien trop limitée. Mais ne boudons pas notre plaisir : c’est LA référence, le jeu qui fera aimer les sports d’hivers aux allergiques de la neige.
80
Cubed3 (Nov 12, 2003)
If you don't get annoyed by the awful voice acting and try not to wonder towards any invisible walls this title is tremendous fun and more often than not utterly exhilarating. The positives far outshine any negative you will come across and this is without doubt the best snowboarding title on the GameCube. Big fun, big tricks and an even bigger game, top notch stuff from EA.


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