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Monster raising and creature contests move into the 128-bit generation as the popular Tecmo series sets up shop on the PlayStation 2 in this release of Monster Rancher 3. Though many characters and places are recognizable from earlier releases in the series, monsters in this game are represented in a cel-shaded cartoon style, similar to that of the Dreamcast's Jet Grind Radio or the contemporary PS2 release Yanya Caballista featuring Gawoo.

The game receives improved graphics and some additional features with its move to the more powerful PS2 console. Most of the rules of play and monster-raising conventions established in earlier games remain in this version. Monsters develop according to the training and treatment they receive and players are encouraged to explore the game world to find new training opportunities. Players can generate monsters using other forms of media, as the game creates creatures according to data on music CDs and movie DVDs. While some aspects of creation are random, certain albums and movies may generate creatures specifically related to the artistic content on the disk.


There are no PlayStation 2 user screenshots for this game.

There are 12 other screenshots from other versions of this game or official promotional screenshots.

Promo Images

Monster Rancher 3 Screenshot
Monster Rancher 3 Screenshot
Monster Rancher 3 Screenshot
Monster Rancher 3 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Monster Farm" -- Japanese title
  • "モンスターファーム" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2001 9.25 out of 10 92
Thunderbolt Games May 18, 2003 9 out of 10 90
Game Informer Magazine Nov, 2001 9 out of 10 90
Gamezilla Nov 15, 2001 88 out of 100 88
PSX Extreme Oct 08, 2001 8.5 out of 10 85
Gaming Target Nov 16, 2001 8.4 out of 10 84
GameSpy Nov 10, 2001 82 out of 100 82
PSM Nov, 2001 7 out of 10 70
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Dec 11, 2001 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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Kurt Sample (1076) added Monster Rancher 3 (PlayStation 2) on Oct 15, 2001