- Jun 18, 2001
SSX 3 expands upon Tricky in every way and then plants the whole game into a cohesive mountain that's rideable from top to bottom. It is better looking, better on the ears, and far deeper upfront and in the long run than its predecessors. From my perspective (someone who loves extreme sports games and has always liked the 1080 series), this is the best snowboarding game I have ever played. It's arcade-centric, trick heavy, and on the third peak, it's brutal, but in the end, nothing comes close to SSX 3.IGN gave SSX 3 the following scores:
Superb cutscenes, excellent radio chatter, and smooth transitions. Everything makes sense. Even the load times are even smooth and fast.
Glistening snow, snowdrifts, realtime lighting, and excellent particles join some of the best animation I have ever witnessed.
Dozens and dozens of songs, editeable lists of music, the debut of the excellent Radio BIG, and some decent chatter too.
Deep as hell itself. The handplant is subtle, but the presses turn SSX 3 into a combo machine. Ubers, multipliers, upper deck half pipes, a 30-minute ride to the bottom?this game is insane!
9.5 Lasting Appeal
Even if you?re excellent at SSX 3, this game will take you at least 30 hours to get everything. And for PS2 owners, the online option makes it much, much longer. It's deep, baby.
(out of 10 / not an average)
Game Informer even ranks SSX 3 #1 twice for the month of October - best overall game and best game for XBox.
This might be the first time I buy 2 games in a week...already got Jak II. Looks like I'll pick up SSX 3 on Tues (or is that Wednesday or Thursday...was supposed to be Sunday).