Summary: Parents need to know that there is no controversial content in this "E"-rated tennis game. And don't worry about foul language -- John McEnroe isn't a playable character! This is a game that can be enjoyed by the entire family, regardless of skill level, age, or gender. Parents of young kids playing on the Xbox 360 will want to pay attention to the online aspect of multiplayer gaming; Common Sense Media does not recommend online play for anyone under age 12.
Conclusion: In my opinion this is by far and away the best tennis game made to date utilizing 5 different shot types and you can control where you hit using the thumbstick and how long you hold the button as the ball comes to you. If you enjoy sports games go out and buy this even though it's been out a while. You will find hours of enjoyment in this soon to be classic.
Conclusion: When it comes to the audio component, the sound
effects are too soft. The sound of tennis ball
upon impact doesn't quite produce that shift in
weight and power delivered by a monstrous 6 foot
2 player. Also, the crowd rarely reacts to great
plays. Except for player grunts, there is hardly
any voice-over work. Needless to say, Virtua
Tennis 3 is definitely one of the sports games
to get for the Xbox 360.
Excerpt: Virtua Tennis 3 isn't just tennis, but multi-tennis, with 12 mini-games for you to hone your skills, have fun or exert your Federer-like dominance over the competition. These involve things like knocking down ninepins with well-directed serves; volleying balls into the middle of targets; playing bingo with numbers that move across the screen above the net; and keeping encroaching Space Invaders away from the net by knocking them down with volleys and smashes.
Excerpt: Having one of your games at the top of its respective genre ranks as one of the greatest accomplishments a developer can hope to achieve. First person shooters have Half Life 2, the Final Fantasy Series has had a tight grip on the RPG genre for many years now and Street Fighter has and always will be the first game that comes to mind when someone says ‘beat-em-up’. Sega also have a game of their own that falls into this elusive group in the form of Virtua Tennis.