Excerpt: ATV Offroad Fury 3 Fans of the first two games should enjoy this one, but there's nothing dramatically changed. With a change of developers from Rainbow Studios to Climax, old die-hard fans of the series may wonder just how much their favourite game has changed, and how badly the concepts in the game have been slaughtered. The answer: Not much at all. ATV Offroad Fury 3 features many of the same aspects that existed in the previous two versions.
Summary: ATV Offroad Fury 3 is a good little racer, but for those who don't have a keen interest in the sport interest may wane after playing the game for an extended time. To try and counter this Climax have bundled in a nice selection of goodies to buy (unlock) including some interesting and fun mini-games. Climax have done well to make it appeal to more gamers while keeping a decent well rounded game that will also appeal to fans of the previous two.
Excerpt: This is my first time playing the ATV Offroad Fury series, and I must say, when I could play the game (more on that later), I seemed to enjoy myself. Several summers ago, I’d go riding on my friend’s ATV up north in Minnesota. Granted, I wasn’t flying off jumps and what have you, but ATV Offroad Fury 3 did take me back to simply riding an ATV. The scenery you ride around in is the most visual aspect, because that’s where you're driving.
Excerpt: Released way back in November 2004 in the US, ATV Offroad Fury 3 has finally arrived in Europe. All these months later, you wonder why it's been released at all, and considering it's lacking the online play seen in the US release and only features one discipline (unlike MX vs. ATV Unleashed) it's a hard game to get excited about. ATV racing games are hard to review.
Summary: SCEA's latest action-sports title, ATV
Off-Road Fury 3 for the PS2 is an excellent racer that offers plenty of modes on
a variety of courses with tons of extras to unlock. Fans of the previous ATV
titles will immediately notice the vastly improved graphics, with more realistic
level designs that are much larger than previous titles. An impressive engine
showcases dynamic light-sourcing with reflections and realistic environmental
effects such as mud, rain and, snow.
Conclusion: When pulling off tricks, players receive credits which can be used to buy upgrades for their ATVs or more gear for their riders. Buying upgrades or new ATVs is essential in this game so make sure you do a lot of tricks. More additional information on the shop is listed under the customization section below. Customization is pretty good in this game. You can choose different specs for your ATV and character.
Conclusion: The sound effects are all common stuff, which is expected. The sound effects aren’t meant to impress in a game like this, the music is supposed to do that. That is actually exactly what the music does for the most part. Fans of rock will want to love ATV Offroad Fury 3’s soundtrack but they will be slightly disappointed by it in the long run. There are huge songs from artists like Joan Jett, Slipknot and the lostprophets.
Conclusion: ATV Offroad Fury 3 is an improvement on the last incarnation in quite a few ways and feels much more like you’re racing an ATV than a clown car with big suspension. The environments are larger and more detailed and the AI gives you a run for your money. The game is let down by the occasional graphical glitch and the bloody annoying Supercross mode but if crazy racing with big jumps and a lot of dirt is your bag there’s plenty to keep you busy, and you can’t do much...
Pros: ATVs handle realistically, Large racing environments, Loads of tracks and challenges.
Cons: Supercross mode!, The tricks system is still underused, Long loading times, No online mode.