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Tekken 3 is King of Iron Fist! Anatole (61) 4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars4.2 Stars
Lots of value to cover up another gameplay-impaired Tekken title Zovni (10638) 2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars2.6 Stars
One of the greatest fighters ever made. CHICKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Joshua Price (28) 4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars4.8 Stars
A giant step forward for the Tekken series ToMegaTherion (7) 4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars4.4 Stars
Tekken 3 takes Tekken series to a new level. ABGamer (107) 4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars4.6 Stars
The graphics, cinematics, and gameplay are all excellent. But for total enjoyment, play DoA or the original Tekken. Jim Fun (243) unrated

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Critic Reviews

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CyberGames (May 13, 1998)
Tekken 3 is a fantastic port of the incredible arcade game, and even surpasses the arcade original when the multiple secret modes, new characters and other features are taken into account. If you're a fighting fan, check out Tekken 3, and if you're already an established Tekken fan, what are you waiting for?!
PSM (Jun, 1998)
Tekken 3 proves how good an arcade conversion can be if the developers really care. And Namco cares. Its attention to detail makes Tekken 3 one of the more polished and accurate arcade conversions to date, as well as one of the greatest fighting games ever seen on the PlayStation.
Precis när man tror sig vara fullärd inser man hur mycket mer spelet har att erbjuda. Det finns alltid irriterande tomma karaktärsluckor att fylla. När man lyckats med detta kan man inte motstå att lära sig samtliga specialkommandon. Att lista ut alla möjliga och omöjliga kombinatiooner är sannerligen ingenting man lyckas hasta sig genom på en eftermiddag. Och det är när man inser detta som man måste göra ett val, antingen stoppas man ner CD-skivan i fodralet och låtsas att man har klarat spelet eller så inser man att det krävs betydligt mer spelande innan man med värdighet kan kalla sig mästare. Det är visserligen upp till var och en, men tycker man att det första alternativet låter mest lockande bör man satsa på något annat spel. Tekken 3 är nämligen för bra för att slösas bort. Det är det bästa fightingspelet som någonsin har gjorts. Gillar man genren får man bara inte missa det. Även om man fortfarande inte har återhämtat sig från de två tidigare titlarna. Må bäste kämpe vinna...
Entertainment Weekly (Jun 19, 1998)
Just when you thought man-to-man (and an occasional pugnacious babe-to-panda) slugfests couldn't look any grander -- or be any more fun -- Tekken 3 comes along. Building on its predecessors (both all-time PlayStation best-sellers), the latest version has crisper graphics and speedier martial-arts animation. Watch the characters sidestep, punch, and kick in their beautifully detailed costumes, and you'll think you're performing in a ballet choreographed by Jackie Chan.
The Video Game Critic (Jul 15, 1999)
Tekken's third installment effectively combines the rich graphics of the original Tekken with the deep gameplay of Tekken 2. This is regarded by many to be the ultimate fighting game for the Playstation. The Brazilian Capoeira is a great new addition, and his fluid "dance" moves are amazing. Those who played through the first two are probably getting tired of Tekken by now, but this is as good as it gets.
The Next Level (Dec 22, 2003)
Overall, you'll find that the entire package is definitely a worthy purchase. I'd go into other great things that I loved about this game, but then you won't be able to appreciate it as much as I did. However, I will note that, I wasn't a fan of the arcade version, but with all the hype surrounding the game, and my desire to break out of the Street Fighter mode. Tekken 3 swept me up as a game that offers plenty of replay value, challenge, and enough scenarios to keep you engrossed, even when you do become master over the game. I hope that all Tekken fans and newcomers to the series appreciate this game. It's a game of magnificence and is certain to sell systems due to it's overall quality and content.
Thunderbolt Games (Nov 06, 2004)
With twenty fighters and nine different modes, Tekken 3 is bursting at the seams with replay value. The fighting is fast-paced and deep while not becoming a frustrating bore. If you’re even a moderate fighting game fan, I demand you to buy this game. It’s one of the closest things to perfection the fighting genre has ever seen.
PSX Extreme (Sep 27, 2006)
Tekken 3 for PSX is exactly like it's arcade counterpart, the graphics are perfect, the sound is excellent, the gameplay is the best ever, and the replay value is non stop. Tekken 3 will grab you like a hook and suck you in the game, just try and get away from your controller.
GameSpot (Mar 30, 1998)
Tekken 3 is the best PlayStation game to come along in a long time, and this one won't be topped anytime soon.
Meristation (Dec 19, 1998)
Una saga que ha llegado a la cumbre en todos sus aspectos, a lo más alto. El que más opciones tiene para ser el mejor juego de lucha de Playstation.
Power Unlimited (Jul, 1998)
Ik heb met pijn in mijn hart afscheid moeten nemen van de stoere kickbokser Bruce en het is ook jammer dat de characters Gon en Dr. Boskonovitch zo irritant zijn maar het doet allemaal niet veel af aan het geheel. Tekken 3 slaagt er in om alle verwachtingen waar te maken. Het is uiteindelijk de actie waar het om draait en die is heel spectaculair!
94 (Jul 21, 2004)
En definitiva, nos encontramos ante el que podría ser considerado como mejor juego de lucha en 3D de PlayStation junto a Soul Blade, Tekken 2 y Dead or Alive, personalmente yo elegiría a esta tercera entrega por encima de Tekken 2 y Dead or Alive, y sólo gustos más específicos como la preferencia entre combate con armas o estilos de lucha cuerpo a cuerpo podrían decantarnos entre este título y Soul Blade.
Visserligen har Namco som vanligt fläskat på med en hel del spektakulärt glitter typ sanslösa kombinationsattacker som ser otroligt snygga ut men egentligen är meningslösa att utföra eftersom en vanlig rundspark ger betydligt bättre utdelning. Och visst tar sig Tekken-såpan alltmer krystade vändningar. För att inte tala om det växande menageriet av udda spelkaraktärer där Dr. Boskonovitch nog tar originalitetspriset för sin elattack i ryggläge. Och inte är det så sanslöst svårt att klara av ens med högsta svårighetsgrad. Men vad gör det när spelet ändå i grund och botten är det i särklass bästa 3D-beat 'em up som har gjorts till PlayStation. Och en och annan fjärtande minidino och korkad stubbe är ju inte helt fel som omväxling till de mera traditionella hjältetyperna.
Gamezilla (1998)
This is a beautiful game that every fighting fan should own. If you do not have any of the other games in the series, your time has come. After the first fight you will see how much time was spent on the details of making the characters look and react as realistic as possible. The two new modes were average at best but considering they are basically throw-ins, you can't really complain. All in all, this is a great game that you will play for hours and hours.
IGN (Aug 23, 1998)
Tekken 3 on the PlayStation is the most well-rounded fighting package on the market. Not only does it provide an excellent fighting game, but the extra modes and practice features make it the benchmark for fighters to come. The only gripe that we'd have with it is that Namco's set the bar so high that we shudder with anticipation and dread over what the designers'll have to do to top this.
Game Players (Jun, 1998)
Regardless, Namco should be praised for the brilliant work they did on this conversion. Once again, it has managed to squeeze every bit of processing power out of the PlayStation and has created what will probably be one of the last great fighting games for the current generation of console systems. Tekken 3 is quite a sight to behold and, aside from some of the problems I mentioned, it is nearly perfect and ranks up there as one of the finest ports ever.
Game Revolution (Apr, 1998)
All in all, Tekken 3 ranks as one of the best console fighting games ever. With this title, and the fabulous Soul Blade, Namco is easily the king of fighting games. If you have a PlayStation, and you love fighting games, the decision to buy this game is a no-brainer. If you're still dropping quarters in the arcade version, forget it, just get the home version. With everything that the arcade version has and more, this is one of the few times that a console game outshines its arcade counterpart.
Mega Fun (Aug, 1998)
Tekken beweist. daß diese Fortsetzung eine Neuanschaffung mehr als rechtfertigt. Zwar sind die Unterschiede zwischen dem neuen und dem zweiten Teil nicht mehr so gravierend, wie das beim zweiten Teil gegenüber dem ersten war, aber Neuerungen gibt es genug. Gerade der Tekken Force Mode gefiel mir sehr gut, da Altbekanntes spitzen mäßig in neuer Form recycelt wird. Außerdem haben sich die Entwickler mit dem Tekken Ball Mode auch einmal etwas Witziges einfallen lassen und zeigen somit, daß sie sich auch mal auf die Schippe nehmen können. Und die göttlichen Arcade-Modi schaffen es immer noch, einem mit einem lauten „Wow!“ vor Mattscheibe das Pad malträtieren zu lassen. Unsere Hau-Drauf-und Beat ‘em Up-Freaks in der Redaktion haben sich stundenlang um die Wertung zu Tekken 3 gestritten. Und ich glaube, daß diese noch ein wenig höher liegen würde, wäre eine noch bessere PAL-Umsetzung vom japanischen Original erfolgt.
While not perfect, this is the best fighter for any console system. What else needs to be said?
Edge (Apr 23, 1998)
With Metal Gear Solid on its way, Gran Turismo imminent in Europe, and now Tekken 3, 1998 looks set to be a golden year for the PlayStation. With Tekken 3, Namco has left its competitors an imposing target to beat; the new play modes, advances in AI and character design made in development are far more significant than those in the second iteration of the series. Edge’s only – slight – reservation is that those who have played Tekken 2 to the point of exhausting all enthusiasm for the game may not find this new version initially appealing. Those prodigal sons should persevere, as even a short sequence of bouts will bring the reward of instant addiction. Make no mistake, the master has returned.
Tekken 3 continues the trend of the first to games with sweet characters, and awesome graphics and gameplay. There are tons of secret characters, and a few secret modes. This is my favorite fighting game for psx, and I bet that most other fighting games fan will enjoy it a ton as well. If fighting games are your thing, you'll love Tekken 3.
90 (Jun 19, 2009)
Rétrospectivement, on pourrait dire que Tekken 3 est à Tekken 2 ce que le quatrième volet est à l'épisode Tag : une baffe violente et salvatrice, un titre qui n'a pas hésité à bousculer le petit monde du jeu de combat 3D en imposant à la fois son style et son dynamisme. Jeu charismatique s'il en est, ce Tekken troisième du nom est l'épisode de la maturité et du renouveau, grâce a des mécanismes moins rigides, un contenu étoffé et une démarche plus assurée. Loin d'être une relique poussiéreuse, Tekken 3 apparaît aujourd'hui tout aussi fringuant et jouable qu'il l'a toujours été, un véritable concentré de jeunesse et de violence électrique. Il reste dans les mémoires comme l'un des plus grands représentants de sa catégorie jusqu'au choc Soul Calibur, et probablement l'épisode le plus marquant de la série aux yeux de nombreux joueurs. Un sommet du genre.
If you have a shred of interest in fighting games, you should definitely check out Tekken 3. It's loads of fun with quick and deep gameplay that'll keep you, your friends, and most of the gamers in this genre busy for weeks and months on end.
As well as all of the arcade gameis characters (both standard and hidden), the PlayStation version of Tekken 3 features two all-new fighters. For those who donit already know about them, hereis the lowdown. Gon is a famous Japanese comic book character whose creators are big Tekken fans. Heis good fun to play as because he has some wild moves, such as unblockable flame breath and some great throws. Doctor Boskonovitch has been part of the Tekken story right from the start, but this is the first time heis appeared in a game. Because of his mysterious crippling disease he canit stand up for long, and uses a remote-controlled robotic body suit to do some of his attacks.
Joystick (French) (May, 1998)
En un mot comme en cent, Tekken 3 déchire à donf ! Ne pas se le procurer serait un crime.
Video Games (Aug, 1998)
Kein Zweifel: Tekken 3 bietet abermals ein fulminantes Beat‘em-Up-Spektakel mit mehr als genug Kämpfern und witzigen Bonus-Spielmodi (Tekken Ball, Tekken Force). Die Duelle wurden wieder mit rasanten Kameraschwenks, krachenden Soundeffekten und spektakulären Aktionen, Combos und Würfen inszeniert. Es gibt Easy-Characters (Eddy, Hwoarang, Bryan) für Anfänger und harte Brocken (Mokujin, King, Julia) für erfahrenere Beat‘em-Up-Zocker. Über mangelnde spielerische Innovation (der 3D-Sidestep ist ein Blender: Nach einem Ausweichschritt zielen die Attacken des Gegners noch während Eurer Aktion auf Eure neue Position) kann man bei einem Selbstläufer wie der Tekken-Serie mit gutem Willen ja noch hinwegsehen. Was mich aber wirklich geärgert hat, ist die nicht vorhandene PAL- und Geschwindigkeitsanpassung: Hier hätte man sich ein Beispiel an Dead or Alive nehmen sollen!