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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 The Tournament Mode and Exhibition Mode are also present in the arcade version, but the Challenge Mode has been replaced by the World Tour Mode and Party Mode.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 Windows Choose starting side
Virtua Tennis 3 PSP Title screen
Virtua Tennis 3 Windows Watch out for balls
Virtua Tennis 3 Windows Main menu

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Virtua Tennis 3 Screenshot
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

Computer Bild Spiele Xbox 360 May 02, 2007 1.71 out of 6 86 Windows Mar 22, 2007 85 out of 100 85 PSP Apr 08, 2007 84 out of 100 84
Lawrence Xbox 360 Apr 18, 2007 8.4 out of 10 84
Extreme Gamer Xbox 360 Mar 26, 2007 8 out of 10 80
GotNext PSP May 03, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 Windows Apr 04, 2007 7.7 out of 10 77
The Video Game Critic Xbox 360 Sep 18, 2007 B 75
1UP PSP Apr 16, 2007 7.5 out of 10 75
YouGamers Windows Apr 05, 2007 56 out of 100 56


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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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