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Tekken Force, a paramilitary organization protecting the Mishima karate fighters, is nearly obliterated by the might Ogre. Heihachi Mishima's only hope is his grandson Jin Kazama, who lives with his mother Jun, unaware of his legacy. When Ogre attacks his home and presumably kills his mother, Jin seeks out his grandfather and learns the martial arts of the family. On his nineteenth birthday, Heihachi announces the King of the Iron Fist Tournament 3, hoping to use Jin to remove Ogre out of his way.

Tekken 3 is a versus fighting game similar to its predecessors in the series. Differences include prominently featured side-stepping, allowing characters to retreat into the background and back during fights, new combo throws, and reduced jumping capabilities aiming for more realistic combat. Fifteen new characters have been added to the roster. Also included are two minigames, Tekken Force (a beat-em-up stage that unlocks a new character) and Tekken Ball, a beach volleyball variant where characters are hurt by the ball.


Tekken 3 Arcade Sword attack
Tekken 3 PlayStation One of Hwoarang's standard close combat attacks - looks painful!
Tekken 3 Arcade Fighters introduction
Tekken 3 PlayStation Final boss Ogre in his first form.

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Tekken 3 Screenshot
Tekken 3 Magazine Advertisement
Tekken 3 Render
Tekken 3 Render

Alternate Titles

  • "铁拳3" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)

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User Reviews

Tekken 3 is King of Iron Fist! PlayStation Anatole (61)
Lots of value to cover up another gameplay-impaired Tekken title PlayStation Zovni (10633)
One of the greatest fighters ever made. CHICKEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PlayStation Joshua Price (28)
A giant step forward for the Tekken series PlayStation ToMegaTherion (7)
Tekken 3 takes Tekken series to a new level. PlayStation ABGamer (107)
The graphics, cinematics, and gameplay are all excellent. But for total enjoyment, play DoA or the original Tekken. PlayStation Jim Fun (243)

Critic Reviews

The Video Game Critic PlayStation Jul 15, 1999 A 100
PSM PlayStation Jun, 1998 5 out of 5 100
CyberGames PlayStation May 13, 1998 10 out of 10 100
The Next Level (USA) PlayStation Dec 22, 2003 A+ 100
PSX Extreme PlayStation Sep 27, 2006 9.9 out of 10 99
Super Play (Sweden) PlayStation Sep, 1998 94 out of 100 94
Computer and Video Games (CVG) PlayStation Aug 15, 2001 9 out of 10 90 PlayStation Jun 19, 2009 18 out of 20 90
Edge PlayStation Apr 23, 1998 9 out of 10 90
Video Games PlayStation Aug, 1998 87 out of 100 87


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1001 Video Games

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


One of three games to be emulated on the short-lived bleemcast! PlayStation emulator for Dreamcast.

Western versions

In the Western versions of the game, Anna's ending video was cut and changed. A detailed list of changes can be found on (German).

References to the game

This game is referenced in the Eiffel 65 song, My Console.

Information also contributed by Ace of Sevens

Related Web Sites

  • Tekken Zabaitsu (Great fan page with information on Tekken 3, including FAQs, secrets, soundtrack info etc.)
  • Wikipedia: Tekken 3 (Information about Tekken 3 at Wikipedia)
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