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Description

XGIII: Extreme G Racing is a futuristic racing game. Six teams are competing to win a racing championship, the player taking control of any of the two riders available in each team. The game retains the action elements of the previous titles: as before, opponents will try to sabotage the race, and the player-controlled character is able to answer them with his own arsenal of weapons.

Unlike the previous installments, weapons cannot be picked up on the road: the player has to purchase them with the money earned after a successful race. All weapons now deplete the player's weapon bar with each shot. Another change is the absence of the "nitro" boosts utilized in the previous entries; they have been replaced with a turbo system, where using the boost drains energy from the player character's shields.

Screenshots

XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 There's a fly-by of the course and then there's a 3-2-1 countdown to start the race
XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 The main menu. left/right or up/down scrolls through the icons on the right which are XG Career, XG Team Career, Load Data, Versus Game and Options
XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 The race is underway. The background shifts around the player quite dramatically - especially on the bends
XGIII: Extreme G Racing PlayStation 2 At the start much of the game is locked. Here the time trial mode was selected but all the courses are locked.

Promo Images

XGIII: Extreme G Racing Screenshot
XGIII: Extreme G Racing Screenshot
XGIII: Extreme G Racing Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "XG3" -- Abbreviated title

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User Reviews

Pretty Average PlayStation 2 piltdown_man (201981)

Critic Reviews

Nintendojo GameCube 2001 8.9 out of 10 89
Digital Press - Classic Video Games GameCube Jul 23, 2005 8.5 out of 10 85
Gamesmania.de PlayStation 2 Oct 12, 2001 84 out of 100 84
Netjak GameCube May 22, 2005 8.4 out of 10 84
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Oct 04, 2001 83 out of 100 83
Deaf Gamers GameCube 2002 8.2 out of 10 82
N-Zone GameCube Jul 06, 2003 81 out of 100 81
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Feb, 2002 7.5 out of 10 75
PlayFrance PlayStation 2 Apr 08, 2003 6 out of 10 60
PSM PlayStation 2 Nov, 2001 5 out of 10 50

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