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The breakthrough for the series, Tekken 3 rose to popularity with its remarkable advancements. The superbly responsive gameplay, combined with the range of characters and addictive multiplayer arena make it a classic.

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      29.01.2013 23:41
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        11.08.2011 17:33
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        Best of the Tekken series purely because of how they ramped up the moves and the variety

        Tekken 3 is a fighting game developed by Namco exclusively for the Playstation 1. It is the ultimate of the Tekkens however advanced they may are now.

        Tekkens main mode is the arcade mode, here you will take one of the series fighters which include series favourites, Marshall Law, Paul Phoenix, Heihachi Mishima and important newcomer: Jin Kazama through their paces to win their character movie.

        The fighting is arcade brilliance as the older characters have more moves to their arsenal and you can start to see some similarities of moves between families like Julia and Michelle and Jin and his father Kazuya.

        There is a surprising little mini game of Beach Ball, and this is quite comical being able to use your ninja moves to beat the crap out of someone without even touching them, either hitting them in the face with the ball or just knocking it over them and them falling over as if you wounded them.

        A nice touch for the enthusiast is the Survival Mode which is highly addictive where you put one character through as many levels as possible, beating up mobs of official people and then the main boss of the streets. To power up your character when he/she is running out of life, you need to collect a chicken and it gives you more life. I just find the way the announcer guy says "Chicken" really really funny.

        Another nice touch is in the Theater mode where if you have the Tekken 1 and 2 discs you can watch all the films you collected from them as the films themselves are not accessible from discs 1 and 2 as they do not even have a Theatre mode.

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        16.05.2010 12:45
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        amazing fighting game that will never get boring

        This is the all time favorite for me on the PS1 console. The graphics amazed me and the smooth movement of the characters where awesome and looked almost like a PS2 game!

        The best this about this game is the huge range of combos you can execute and is great to play with your friends.

        There are plenty of characters to choose from and its takes a while to get used to the buttons and doing moves to beat your opponents.

        I really enjoyed the survival mode where you fight for as long as you can and try and beat your record the next time you attempt this mode.

        The force mode was good fun and you can play in a double dragon style of play which was something i have never seen in a fighting game there is so much variety and modes to keep you entertained.

        Overall an amazing game that will still amaze you till this day. I recommend adding this to your collection because it can still be played on a PS2 console!

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        16.02.2010 19:05
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        Overall, a great action fighting game

        I have played a few of the Tekken franchise and this is one of the best ones in my opinion. The characters are very detailed and the graphics are fantastic. This a great fighting game to own.

        When you start it's probably best to begin in Practice mode where you can practice the moves for characters that may be helpful when facing different foes as well as learning all the combo moves that can be used. By pressing the select button you can have a look at how each trick is done.

        When you are ready to fight then a good suggestion would be to play around in arcade mode. There are of course many different other modes you can play.

        Survival Mode allows you to choose a character that will test endurance when you will face a random opponent and proceed to take a stand and move on to different stages. The opponents will get tougher and tougher as you go along and try to survive the battle until you get beaten.

        Time Attack mode leaves you to pick any characters to see how fast you can beat the game while staying alive. If you do lose in the battle the clock would continue after getting back into action.

        Force Mode is not the best mode in the game. You have to choose one character that has to survive a battle of taking out different enemies. As you keep an eye on the clock you can see how much time you need to proceed before moving on to the next level.

        Tekken Ball Mode is where you can practice getting the ball from your side to another like in a game of volleyball. You win the game by having the ball hit the opponent and causing as much damage as possible. There are four balls you can choose from to take into battle from a beach ball which is slow to an iron ball which does more damage.

        The options are pretty simple enough and if you want to change skill levels then can easily enough. The music can be original or arcade mode. I have to say that the graphics are extremely good and the character details are great and do not break up during fights.

        This game is fantastic for anyone who likes fighting games with alot of action.

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          16.01.2010 17:55
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          Perfect on every conceptual level

          Though we have recently had the sixth Tekken game released, the third game remains quite possibly the best of the bunch, and is certainly one of the best beat 'em ups ever made. It is thoroughly, consistently entertaining and expertly crafted in every sense.

          The most noticeable upgrade from the last game is the visuals; this looks a tonne better than the already-slick Tekken 2. The character models really pop, and there are far more dynamic particle effects. Also the stage designs look infinitely better, and although there still isn't any interactivity, they are marvellous backdrops for the carnage. My favourite visual element, though, has to be the FMV cut scenes, which were as well-directed and crafted as any Hollywood film of the time. Each character has an ending FMV when you beat Arcade Mode as them, and although they're quite short, the style is very comic book-esque, melding violence with an often kooky sense of humour. Aurally, the game also excels with a lot of sonic impact noises, and even a bit of character dialogue sprinkled throughout.

          Gameplay-wise, it doesn't change too much from the last game, but just tightens everything up a lot. The speed of play has been ramped up a bit, making things even more intense, and the game has also adopted more martial arts styles now, making play a lot more varied, particularly if you play as the ridiculous Eddie Gordo. The controls are tighter than the previous games and very responsive. The Arcade Mode is fairly standard fare, but there is an excellent Tekken Ball mode to play, where you and another player can hit a Volleyball at each other, and if it hits the ground, the offending player takes a hit of damage.

          Visually immense, and with highly addictive gameplay, this is a beat 'em up landmark and an enduring classic.

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          27.05.2009 14:20
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          good fighting game

          Tekken 3 is one game in a whole series of fighting games. Each and every Tekken game improves upon the previous version.

          The game allows you to choose from a variety of different characters and each character has two different sets of clothing for you to use.

          You must fight against a number of different enemies and some special bosses at the end of the game. After you complete the game with a character you will be given a hidden character. Each character you can play with in the game has a different end scene and allows you to unlock a different playable character.

          There are other modes you can play such as time trial, storymode and 2 player mode.

          You can easily access a list of all the moves for each character by pausing the game, brilliant for learning the techniques needed to defeat your opponents.

          The arcade style action is brilliant and you can pull off a few good combo moves in this game, some killing your enemy in one attack!

          Faster and bigger than previous versions, its a great game to play.

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            10.09.2008 15:26
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            The best fighting game ever!!!

            In my second year of university I lived in a shared house. In the lounge we had a playstation, on this playstation we had Tekken 3....

            There is only one game I have played more than this and that is Sensible Soccer, which many will tell you is the finest game to ever grace the world of computers, if that is so, then in my opinion this is the second greatest to ever do so!!! I have long since lost count of how many hours I have spent on this game. In my days at university hours and hours would be spent in front of it. There were 8 of us in the house and we pretty much all played it. The hours of winner stays on stretched into long nights and early mornings. From quick single round fights against novices to best of 5 round infinite time full health epic battles between the best of us, the play was always fun, always exciting and surprisingly quickly very controlled.

            For me Tekken 3 stoods head and shoulders above any other fighting I had ever played. Upon first play it seemed like so many others, a massive celebration of the ancient art of button bashing, however, very quickly this became much more controlled unlike other fighting games which often had a special moves button or punch and kick buttons. This game basically has one button for each arm and one for each leg, which from the very outset made it nice and easy to plan your attacks. As time went on and we played more and more. The control system just became so intuitive and natural it was such a pleasure to play, the attacking, blocking, side stepping, everything was just so natural.

            I can remember epic battles between myself and a friend, we both being the two who played Tekken 3 the most. We would set our health as high as possible, set it to the best of 5 rounds and set it to infinite time. These fights would go on for ages, each of us would bide our time, jumping forward and quickly back in an attempt to draw an attack from the other player which would give an opportunity to launch our own attack.

            In addition to the usual attacking moves and defensive blocks this game featured throws or grabs which you could trigger when in range, these could be used either to hurt the opponent or as a useful way of bringing your opponent down allowing you time to get some space between you again, very useful when your opponent keeps coming at you.

            Another addition which really helped to make the game so incredibly playable was in the inclusion of reversal moves. With the right timing and button presses it was possible to perform a reversal move, for example if your opponent launched a kick at you, your reversal might grab their leg and then kick them back. These reversal attacks could also be reversed, so with skilled players it could lead to some great tussles going back and forth. This addition really helped the game to be much more strategic than some fighting games and meant that the players needed to be much more thoughtful about their attacking play than in most games.

            When I left university I got myself a playstation and a copy of Tekken 3 because I was so addicted to it still. Part of the draw of the game is the great depth in the range of moves of each of the fighters available, and the perfect balancing of each character. There are no characters who are vastly better than any other, and none that are much poorer than any other. Initially it might seem that some of the characters are easier to play with as it's easier to perform more powerful or greater ranged moves but as when they come up against a player with greater patience or a bit more skill, they can soon find that the lack of depth of the easy moves is easily out fought by careful and considered play. A rampant button basher can easily be beaten by a tactical patient fighter who waits for the right moment to launch each attack.

            Also, each character has at least one move which is unblockable, while unblockable moves can in some games be a real nuisance, especially if they are quick and easy to perform as they are over used, in Tekken 3 they are just about perfect. While you cannot block them, most of them can be avoided with a well timed side step or jump out of the way. Also, they take just long enough to execute, and leave the person doing it unable to block for just long enough that you can launch an attack at the person trying to do the special move, which stops the execution.

            In addition to the normal arcade gameplay whereby you fight your way through a series of opponents until you either are defeated or you win the tournament, there are several other modes of play

            Versus
            this is your standard two player affair, you each chose a character and fight

            Team Battle
            In this you can either play against the computer or another player. You chose what size team to have, from 4 to 8 fighters. Then you select your fighers (or have them randomly choosen by the computer) and then fight. Both teams start with their first fighter, when they lose they move to their next fighter while the winner stays on and only has slightly more health than they had when they won their fight. The overall winner is the player who is left standing.

            Tekken Force
            This is a fairly short sideways scrolling game in the style of Double Dragon. In this you can chose any character and you have their full range of moves at your disposal as you fight your way past various henchmen and bosses (who are fighters from the main game). It's nothing spectacular but is ok to play for a short time.

            Tekken Ball
            This plays like a sort of volley ball game. each player stands at one side of a court. A ball drops down and you have to keep it in the air using punches and kicks. If the ball drops on your side of the court you lose health. You can use special or powerful moves to charge the ball which when it hits your opponent will knock the over, during which time it is easier to get the ball to land on their side of the court and hence deplete their health. It's a bit of a strange game and in my opinion the weakest part of the whole game.

            Practice Mode
            This is a great mode as it allows you to choose any character to practice with and lets you check out their entire moves list, along with instructions on how to perform them. it also demonstrates each players combination moves. A bit of time spent using this really does pay off.

            I have recently purchased a PSP and have got hold of Tekken 3 for it, and am amazed that even 10 years on from my first playing of it, it is still as fast, furious, tactical and fun as it ever was.

            In my opinion, this is the perfect fighting game, everything about it is perfect, the speed, the blocking, the attacking, the tactics, everything!!!

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              26.10.2003 04:12
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              An awesome beat 'em up and a great technical showcase for the PlayStation

              Tekken 3 would be the final PSOne instalment for the legendary beat 'em up series, despite prolonged but unfounded rumours of Tekken Tag Tournament making its way to the little grey wonder box. By the time the third Tekken was released in the Autumn of 1998, it had become the most highly-anticipated fighting game ever made.

              People were expecting the best beat 'em up ever created, chiefly due to its magnificent predecessor rewriting the fighting rulebook. Did Tekken 3 deliver? Just about.

              So what we have here is a one-on-one battler whereby to win an individual fight, you must knock out your opponent, whilst trying to avoid taking a battering yourself. Fights take place in 3D environments, but as always, the action is played in two dimensions.

              As is customary in Tekken, only the thinnest of plotlines is required as an excuse for another Iron Fist Tournament (which takes place in the guise of an Arcade Mode). Character motivations range from the usual revenge, glory and justice, to wanting a theme park built in the event of victory. Well it is Japanese after all!

              First impressions? Mixed. Everything seems slightly over-familiar; the title screen and game mode list both closely mimic those seen in Tekken 2, and even the majority of the playable characters are the same.

              Delve into the action though and, pleasingly, it is noticeably smoother than before. Combinations and throws can be pulled off with astonishing fluidity and with not a hint of slow-down in the gameplay. The developers, Namco, have never been known for their great PAL (UK/Europe) conversions of PlayStation games, but to be fair, it isn't much slower than the US version - little noticeable difference.

              Most of the modes initially available are the same as in Tekken 2. Arcade is the place to go if you wish to unlock extra fighters and full-motion video endings, whereby winning ten fights will gain you great rewards. Team Battle allows you to fight as a group, with teams as large as 8 members strong, whilst Time Attack is similar to Arcade except it records how fast you win your ten fights in. Finally, there is good old Survival - it speaks for itself really; see how many fights you can endure on a limited life-force gauge.

              So, it starts with a foundation of decent, tried-and-tested modes rather than a great showing of originality - it leaves that to its two new modes, which are sadly a case of style over substance. Tekken Force harks back to the olden days of scrolling beat 'em ups (anyone who has played a Streets of Rage or Double Dragon will know the score), whereby you must lead one character through a hoard of enemies until you come to an end of level boss and so on. It's an odd mode, and not all that successful at what it attempts - it seems to want to allow the feel of normal Tekken but in three dimensions, resulting in a wooden feeling, strange effort. The other new mode is the utterly bizarre Tekken Ball, where (would you believe) fighters take it in turns to smack a beach ball at each other as viciously as possible... The one plus point being the cool beach background you get to admire!

              But what is it like to play I hear you ask? Well, beat 'em up veterans will be right at home here as the general feel of the game is unchanged - just a bit quicker and smoother really, but the real beauty of Tekken 3 is how easily even complete beginners can get into the game and find themselves instantly hooked. The punch/kick moves are an absolute doddle to pull off - just a couple of button taps and you can expect to witness some truly outrageous martial arts manoeuvre. It proves just as rewarding in the long-term though, as tougher moves and records are there to be mastered and beaten. The huge selection of 34 fighters and the great diversity of moves and styles on offer means there is a character to suit everyone.

              Visually, it's an absolute treat. In-game, it boasts some amazing character animations (you feel like your blows really connect) and stunning background locations, made all the more impressive by the relentless speed that everything takes place at. There is never a hint of a flaw at any point during the game, no matter how heated encounters get. Namco weren't content to settle with in-game graphical excellence either - they have really stretched the PlayStation's power to the limit with the superb cinematic endings, of which there are more than thirty to discover.

              The sound does its job well. Understandably, it wasn't going to be all that great (it never is in beat 'em up games), as the music is meant simply to accompany the action rather than build an atmosphere around it. The sound effects are decent though; the predictable grunts and squeals of the fighters are all that could be expected in this department.

              With all the established modes and huge selection of characters and bonuses to offer, Tekken 3 will have no problem engaging the player for decent lengths of time should they get into it - the two-player mode is especially endearing (although it can get very competitive at times!). It is an extremely common game and so you can probably pick it up for peanuts these days.

              Ultimately, it manages to surpass Tekken 2 thanks to its near-perfect, tweaked gameplay. There is no doubt Tekken 3 could have been better - a little more innovation wouldn't have gone amiss, the new modes were rather underwhelming, and you get the impression the developers rather played the project safe; not daring to change anything significantly presentation or gameplay-wise, although they do say if it ain't broke don't fix it... As an overall game though, it packs a real punch (sorry) and remains the daddy of the 3D beat 'em up genre on the PlayStation.

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                As far I am aware, this game is available on platinum and is worth every penny. For those who are not in the know, the Tekken series was created by Namco, one of japans leading game companies, and stems from Tekken 2 which was a flagship beat-em-up game for the playstation 1 released around 1995. Tekken 1 and 2 were intensely memorable and addictive games, probably the best games released with the playstation. It went one step up from Streetfighter with slightly more realistic moves and defending strategies. Above all, the graphics went in 3D, although the fighting was still done more or less in one plane. Tekken 3 is slightly more 3D allowing you to shuffle in and out of the screen, the graphics are much improved, and the menus are much easier to navigate. For the real addicts, there some extra much welcome bonus games such as the beachball kicking game and another complete clone of Final Fantasy / Double Dragon using the characters available and some more. The game lasts forever, and nowadays is the only game I play on my playstation ever since my time crisis gun broke down. It has appeal to all IQs, all ages, and anyone with a drop of testosterone. The other options available on the playstation 1 are Street fighter Alpha 3 and soul blade which are excellent additions, but appeal to previous street fighter fans or toshinden / soul calibre fans. Tekken has to be the prime choice. If you have tekken 2 then tekken 3 would be more fun than Street fighter 3, unless you used to have a snes. The game can be purchased "on platinum" for around £15 over the net, amazon.com or game.co.uk... I imagine it plays on playstation 2 also, so would make an ideal present, but it may be worthwile to check if youre victim hasnt got this game already. If you can afford it, you may be pondering over buying Tekken 4 for the playstation 2. This has greater novelty value and possibly more street cred I imagine
                , but it has little work put into it compared to Tekken 3. Unfortunately, the collision detection seems frustatingly poor, and the play speed is slightly slower. Of course the graphics are much improved, and as this may be important...some of the playability has been lost. SUMMARY: Preceeding the release of the next Soul Calibre, Tekken 3 is probably the best legal fighting dose you could get on any platform :) -Dr Doolittle.

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                  WOW!!! This game is soooo much fun! I don't own a playstation myself but if I did, this is definately the game I would buy first! I'm in sixth form and we spend hours playing this! (Yes I know, we're meant to spend all of these hours woking but... well.. we don't!) One of our group brings a playstation in every day and we sit in front of it playin Tekken 3! It is absolutely brilliant! I mean, the variety of characters is fantastic! You can get everything from Gon, a really cute looking little dinosaur who actually isn't cute at all as he breathes fire and is pretty vicious (you can tell I'm female can't you??), to Mokujin who is actually a tree... sounds weird??? Just wait until you see the tree fight!! Mokujin is the character I use most often as it copies moves from all the other characters and you have to wait until the fight starts to see which character he'll imitate. One of my friends likes using Mokujin as his character as it's a challenge for him whereas I am a practiced button basher!! The best character ever to use in Tekken 3 if you are a button basher like myself, is Eddy. Now Eddy is one amazing guy! He is the one and only fighting break dancer! So just a message to any button bashers out there who play Tekken 3 for the first time, use Eddy and hammer X and O, the two kick buttons and just watch that guy dance!!!! (Plus, another hint for you first timers, put your health up to 150% when your opponent turns their back! Works a treat for me! :)) Happy Playin!!!

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                    Quite probably the greatest beat-em-up ever to have existedfor the playstation, Tekken 3 sees Player 1 beating the crap out of either a computer opponent, or, much more enjoyably, Player 2. And that’s it. The game doesn’t deliver much, but what it does deliver, it delivers with style… Featuring 21 different characters (ten selectable from the start and eleven to be unlocked), each boasting their own unique style and moves, there’s someone in Tekken 3 to suit everyone. Whether you like the acrobatics of Lei, or the raw power of Paul, or even if you prefer to simply strike the controls at random, vaguely hoping your fighter might come out victorious and so choose the button-basher’s favourite, Eddi, everyone will eventually find a character they’ll want to stick with. I’m a Jin Kazama man myself. The hidden characters can be unlocked by playing through single player mode and defeating the big end baddie, True Ogre. Each time you complete the game, a new character appears. Once you’ve been playing the game a while, a new mode appears out of the blue, too. Tekken Ball sees you taking part in a sort of violent version of volleyball, walloping the large metal ball as hard as you can towards your opponent, in the hope it’ll knock them unconscious. Never saw them playing that particular game on Baywatch, it must be said. Tekken Force is another mode, which sees your chosen character making his way through a scrolling landscape, taking on dozens of attackers, before confronting an end of level boss. Both this mode and Tekken Ball have a secret character which can be unlocked and then used in the game proper. Gon, the midget dinosaur from Tekken Ball is useless, though, so steer clear. As mentioned above, though, Vs mode is where Tekken 3 comes into its own. Beating up a computer controlled opponent is all well and good, but leathering Hell out of a friend is a mu
                    ch more enjoyable way to spend a rainy afternoon. Many’s a crunching knee I’ve delivered to my fiancée’s face. Many’s a time I’ve twisted her head round until her neck loudly snapped. Ungentlemanly? Quite possibly. Fun? Most definitely. With Survival and Team modes to round out the package (both of which see you taking on multiple opponents one at a time), Tekken 3 is the most complete fighting game you’re likely to get. Tekken Tag Tournament arrives with the PS2, and should prove interesting, but it’ll have quite a fight on its hands if it wants to steal the Greatest Beat-em-up of All Time crown away from its younger sibling. Even if you already own the two that come before it, and even if you’d rather be flayed alive by angry farmers than play another fighting game, Tekken 3 is one of those titles that just HAS to grace your games collection. And if you disagree, I’ll meet you round the back in five minutes. I’ve got a Demon’s Paw with your name on it.

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                      The grand-daddy of all home fighting games has arrived. It doesn't get any better than this. Honest. This game offers so much in the way of gameplay and extra's that it will never be topped, and it does this all without bouncing breasts, eh! (refer to Dead or Alive review) This game really brings the arcade home. Actually I'd be disappointed with the arcade version at home because of the all the extra's Namco crammed into this version! It's chock full of characters (24) of which 10 are selectable at first. There are a ton of secret characters to find! To release a character you must beat the game with another character. My one problem with this method, is that it is too easy to do this. Most people will want to find all the characters first, so they will play it on easy. This game is a cakewalk on easy, and even on Normal it's a little forgiving. I think many people will become bored with the game after playing it so many times just to unlock these players. Mind you, I'm really only referring to those who do not play two player. Other extra's include the Tekken Force Mode which is a lacklustre side-scrolling Final Fight-like game that I doubt will excite anybody. Think of it like a karoake feature on a CD player. It's a neat option that you'll probably never use, unless you are extremely bored or really drunk. :) There is the Ball Mode which plays like a mean-spirited Volleyball. You spike the ball at your opponent to do damage. Neat idea. Better than the Final Fight rip-off. The practice mode is well thought out, with many options at your disposal. You have your choice of the standard practice mode, where you select both your player and your opponent. Teeken 3 allows you to also practice against a fighting opponent rather than just one who stands there and get pummelled. Nice touch, although I still couldn't pull of even a 6 hit combo. Of course, the fighting is what this game is all about and t
                      here is plenty of that. 10 hit combo's that are extremely difficult for me to pull off, but nonetheless, they are there in case I can ever do one! This game really digs deep into fighting. There are no fireballs or sonic booms in this series, and that's fine by me. I find games like Battle Arena too cheap due to all the special moves and projectiles being thrown around. Hand to hand combat is just more interesting. The variety of martial arts that are present in this game is amazing. The control system is well thought out too. One button for each limb. Blocking is done by pushing the D-pad away from your opponent. Side-stepping in 3D is done by tapping up or down. I didn't find this move executed fast enough and it didn't put you far enough away from your opponent's fists, but maybe I'm nitpicking. Here's a quick synopsis of the things that make Tekken 3 terrific: 1. Great animation. Incredible graphics. 2. Great control and spot on fighting. 3. Tons of secret characters. 4. Amazing ending cinemas. The BEST. 5. You can tell Namco really cared about this game and gave teh fans something to care about. Bravo! As you can tell there aren't many things I don't like about Tekken 3, but however here are some: 1. Too easy to release special characters. (Time release characters like the arcade would have been impossible due to the absences of an internal clock in the PlayStation, but maybe another solution could have been integrated. 2. No alternate Bosses for each character. I hate knowing who the last two bosses are. 3. Some characters have some really cheap moves, that allow fast wins. (Gon's tail spinning for example.) 4. I hate the little background stories on the characters. Sorry, but they do nothing except set up the end cinema. I also hate the way the manual mentions who won the last Tekken 2 tournament. It makes no sense in my reality! I thought my
                      character one the bloody tournament.... I don't get it. They all just seem like cookie cutter characters from every other fighting game like this. 5. No bouncing breasts! Come on get with it, Namco! :) What it boils down to is this: If you liked Tekken 1 & 2, then you'll love this game. It's not original by any means, but how many games are? This game just updates a classic with more options, great graphics and animation. It's a real quality product.

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                        There are a lot of beat-um-ups on the playstation but Tekken wipes the floor with all of them. There are three Tekken?s out but the third one is a lot better than the earlier editions due to the improved graphics, speed and the fact that there are more modes to choose from to make the game last that bit longer. There are numerous modes to choose from. Arcade mode is where you pick a character and go through about 12 stages and at the end you get rewarded with a new character or mode. VS mode where you play against your friend or against the computer in one match. Team Battle mode is a mode when you pick up to a maximum of eight characters and battle against the computer or you can play against your friend. Survival mode where you see how many matches you can win before you get beaten. The best new added mode has to be the Tekken Force mode where you go around beating various characters in streets. Practice mode where you can experiment with a character against a dummy. There is a secret mode called Tekken Ball which is basically volley-ball but to hit the ball over the net you have to perform an attack. There is a large range of old and new characters from humans to ogres and devils to pick from. They all use different fighting techniques from wrestling to break dancing. You can still get them in their different costumes by pressing certain buttons. Every character has his or her own stage based on what nationality they are or what type of fighting type use. Every character has special moves that they can do and there are different combos to perform. Each player also has their own individual throw. The game has been improved and the game generally runs a lot smoother than the old Tekken?s. The players do not look as blocky as they did before . The speed of the game is now a lot faster which makes it more enjoyable. Nothing gets on my nerves more than a slow fighting game. The backgrounds of the levels have been improved with more detai
                        l. As you complete the arcade mode you get to watch a short but sweet movie of the character you just completed it with. When the players are in some way linked to each other, the movies will refer to the each other. You can also re-watch these movies in theatre mode. The music that plays in the background of the battles is mediocre but you never really pay any attention to it because you are simply trying to beat your opponent. The music for the movies is good. The sound effects go very well with the movements of your character. When you play, it does get a bit repetitive and sometimes frustrating when you are unable to defeat your opponent. But you will also seem to find yourself coming back to this game when friends are over and you want a bit of a laugh. If you have a playstation but you do not own this game I suggest you go and get it or if you have the playstation 2 then I recommend that you go and get Tekken Tag Tournament as Namco keep on the developing the Tekken series. The game also makes a good competitive game to play against your friends.

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                          22.11.2001 01:35
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                          Publisherl:Namco Developer:Namco Plot Tekken 3 was released in 1998 and is still going strong today, boasting over 20 characters each with their unigue fighting styles and moves. The plot revolves around the King of Iron Fist tournament hosted by Mishima corperation. The head of Mishima, Hihachi is holding the tournament to lure the out Ogre (Toshin) the king of fighting. Many fighters have entered to seek on revenge on Ogre's killing spree which killed many of the fighters friends and family. The plot is very good. Graphics The graphics of Tekken 3 seem to push the playstation to its highest capabilities and really look amazing. The fighting arenas look 3D but are in fact just a 2D circle, the graphics cover this up perfectly. FMV sequences are also well presented and look quite real. The graphics are near perfect. Sound The sound is also like the rest of the game, good, different kinds music are used for different moods, the only let down is the character voices only one character speaks in all the FMV's. More voices would improve the game a lot and make it more real but overall sound is good and makes full use of my speakers. Gameplay The gameplay is very good, and will keep you occupied for a very long time. Winning characters is very fun and addictive. With over 7 game types your sure to be addicted for days. Overall this game is outstanding and really is worth buying if you dont already own it. One of the best beat 'em ups on the playstation I give it 10 out of 10

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                            03.11.2001 19:42
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                            Tekken is a superb game. There is so much to do with this game. You can beat up your friends or anihilate the computer controlled characters. There Tekken Force modes, time attack arcade mode - the list goes on. There is great range of characters all of which have there own special moves. There is one that looks like Bruce Lee and even fights like him. There is also a Jackie Chan lookalike from Shanghai Noon, not as good as Bruce but still good. There are two female characters that although thin and fragile looking thay can hold there own against the blokes. There are numerous other characters but they all have one thin in common good graphics and great animation. The playabilty is excellent and is great to play with friends or family. The moves are easy to learn so that you can impressivly defeat your opponent. The great thing is you don`t have to know the moves to be any good if you just push the buttons something will happen. This is well worth buying because it great fun to play on your own or with friends. It is great for filling in ten minutes spare you have without getting to involved. Great game

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                          The game features the original cast from the arcade version of Tekken 3, as well as two brand-new characters. The popular Japanese comic book character Gon the dinosaur, and Doctor B, Yoshimitsu's twisted mentor.