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Virtua Tennis 3 features 20 international tennis stars like Roger Federer, Lindsay Davenport or Maria Sharapova against which you need to compete in the heart of the game: The World Tour. You create your own character and play to reach the number one rank on the world ranking list.

Virtua Tennis 3 is not a simulation like Top Spin 2 and only needs three buttons to perform all possible shot. Still time needs to be invested in training the character through several mini-games in which need you to hit a circle on the other side of the net or defeat aliens by hitting them with returns.

You can also play as one of the professionals against the CPU or a friend (or two if you play a Double). True to the series of the home version, there are also 12 mini-games available to play against your friends. These include the ones from the World Tour training as well as different ones like Curling or Super-Bingo. The Tournament Mode and Exhibition Mode are also present in the arcade version, but the Challenge Mode has been replaced by the World Tour Mode and Party Mode.


Virtua Tennis 3 PlayStation 3 The match is about to start.
Virtua Tennis 3 PlayStation 3 That's too fast to catch.
Virtua Tennis 3 PlayStation 3 Player selection screen
Virtua Tennis 3 PlayStation 3 Diving in to save a very fast ball.

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Virtua Tennis 3 Screenshot
Virtua Tennis 3 Screenshot
Virtua Tennis 3 Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Power Smash 3" -- Japanese title

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Critic Reviews

Worth Playing Jun 20, 2007 9 out of 10 90
Lawrence Apr 03, 2007 8.6 out of 10 86
Playstation Front Apr 10, 2007 85 out of 100 85 Mar 22, 2007 85 out of 100 85
Games Master Apr, 2007 85 out of 100 85 Apr 19, 2007 84 out of 100 84
PlayFrance Mar 16, 2007 8 out of 10 80
GameSpy Apr 02, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Computer Bild Spiele Apr 04, 2007 2.11 out of 6 78
FZ Apr 22, 2007 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70


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1001 Video Games

Virtua Tennis 3 appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.


  • GameSpy
    • 2007 – #8 PSP Game of the Year

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Sicarius (61655) added Virtua Tennis 3 (PlayStation 3) on Mar 22, 2007
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