Game Review: Virtua Tennis 3 (Xbox 360)

Virtua Tennis 3 brings fun pseudo-realistic (but really more arcade style) tennis game play to the Xbox. It has all of the usual features including playing as the various tennis stars, picking different courts and a custom character career builder. The bulk of the game exists within this custom character career where you’ll need to balance a training / tournament / resting life balance in order to succeed. Some of the training levels are quite funny and completely unrealistic. Whether it is the tennis bowling or the tennis bingo there is quite a bit of variety to be had.

Multiplayer is also a lot of fun. Up to four players can play simultaneously in a 2 vs. 2 partners match or compete in the various training modes. And that’s about it. There really isn’t much more to this game. And that’s really my only complaint. Once you play a couple of matches and mess around in the training modes there isn’t much left. Not that I expected there to be but it still somehow feels… lacking.

The ball will return in the direction of the arrow

 

My review: Surprisingly Good
Pick it up for: Cheap
GameRankings.com score: 80.19%
Metacritic score: 80 / 100
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