Summary: AU Review--Rugby League fans have been waving their flags and calling chants from the stands for years in hopes of seeing a new game based on their beloved sport. Developer Sidhe Interactive has heeded the call, bringing the series it made famous on the PlayStation 2 to the Wii for the first time.
Pros: Play-maker system adds strategy to gameplay, Frenzied, enjoyable multiplayer, Hearty character and team customization tools
Cons: Unresponsive and inaccurate controls, Stilted audio commentary, Outdated team and player statistics
Conclusion: There are so few entertaining features offered in Rugby League 3 that it’s basically impossible to recommend it. Perhaps if you’re a video game sadomasochist you’ll derive some deranged sense of fun from this game.
Conclusion: Don't buy Rugby League 3. Don't even rent it. Gamers and Rugby League fans truly only have one option when it comes to sending developers a message - vote with your wallets. Send them a message - Wii shovelware is not a good enough option when other sports have so much better.
Conclusion: All good sports titles have some sort of franchise mode, and Rugby League 3 is no different. The game offers a multi-year franchise mode, complete with player signings and injuries. The ability to sign players from other competitions is a plus, so if you're playing as a team in the NRL, you can scour the Super League ranks and sign up some players and vice versa. A downside to this mode is the exclusion of the Toyota Cup.