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Fight Night: Round 3

Not Rentable
GF Rating
7.8

1062 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
9

Excellent

Impressed

posted by wolve01 (ROCHELLE, GA) Feb 28, 2007

Member since Aug 2006

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I'm not much of a boxing fan, but this game impressed me very much, the graphics are good, and the fights are good. I reccomend this game to anyone who is tired of those button mashing combo games. Just give this one a shot, the fighting is perfect, and the combos are simple.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Stick with Round 2 unless you have a 360

posted by orpheus (MODESTO, CA) Apr 14, 2006

Member since Oct 2003

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

It's not that this game is bad, not at all. It's just that it doesn't do anything new that's worth doing.

Fight Night Round 2 was an absolute blockbuster--the kind of game that made you stand up and take notice. It controlled perfectly, made great use of the "Cut Man" mechanic and was just generally fun.

While no less fun, this game fails to break any new ground on the Xbox. Most disappointing, it shrivels some of the cool features from Round 2 until they seem tacked on and useless (like the diminished version of the cut man mini game, for example).

Controls are great, graphics are good, but unless you own an Xbox 360 (where the visuals are INCREDIBLE), there is no reason to own this one if you've played the previous version.

Pros: Good variety of boxers, different stances and defenses, and online play

Cons: The cut man isn't as fun, you can't view the actual ranking ladder in career mode and it's not as fun as you would think trying to decide which pair of trunks you should buy to increase your punching power (huh?).

Verdict: RENT IT

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Best boxing sim

posted by XboxGamer (KINGSLEY, PA) Apr 19, 2006

Member since Mar 2006

8 out of 9 gamers (89%) found this review helpful

I got this game and really enjoyed the career mode right off the bat. It was very fun creating a boxer and working my way up the ranks. Game play was highly addictive and the graphics were beautiful.

A few problems held this game back though, one was its lack of content. There were not very many items to buy in the store in reality. I had almost all the top items in about 5 hours of game play I'd guess.

Online mode is really fun, but if you're the challenger or the 2nd player on the right, it totally ruins the game. The camera angle isn't switched to were both people can view there own boxer on the left side of the screen like they're so used to, who ever is on the right in the selection screen is on the right during the fight and your thumbs aren't used to the punches and blocks because it just feels awkward and different.

The only other problem with this game is my right thumb got very, very sore! Moving that right analog stick with quick snaps really does a number on it.

Yes, there are a few problems with this game but this is a must rent for anyone remotely interested in boxing games. You will probably end up buying it.

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