By ATV Source Racing Staff
ATV Offroad Fury 3 is the third installment in the
multimillion selling racing franchise that provides intense,
free-roaming offroad ATV racing game play, packed with all new courses, larger environments, extra modes, mini-games, more
ATVs, online game play via the Network Adaptor (Ethernet/Modem)
and future support for the internal Hard Disk Drive.
When we were given the opportunity to play this game before
the public even new about it, we couldn't turn it down. We have always liked racing games where you can do stunts, go offroad
whenever you want, get crazy huge air, pull sick tricks, and just go nuts playing
it. In fact, being able
to do all of these things in your own comfort zone is nice. ATV Offroad Fury
3 isn't just a racing game. There is also a lot of
freestyle riding involved, which makes ATV Offroad Fury 3 another top
notch multitasking game.
Game play: You choose one of
several different race types; single player, single events,
- Single Player: Where you can train, compete in single
events or whole championships. Design custom Enduro courses.
- Single Events: Supercross, Pro Nationals, Amateur
Nationals, Enduro Short
Track, Freestyle, Olympics, and Freeride.
- Championship: This is the competitive career mode where
you go for total dominance.
- Waypoint: Create your own Enduro courses.
The racing aspect is truly amazing. The AI can be changed from normal to expert.
However, the AI at times can be difficult, and many times you
will get frustrated when you are struggling over some of the
terrain, and all the while, your opponents easily navigates it.
However, there are a few shortcuts on each course that will help
lower your lap times and move you to the front. Picking the
right ATV for the course is a must. Each ATV has its own weak and
strong points. Be sure to pick the right ATV for the right type
of racing. You can tune the ATV with aftermarket
accessories to enhance its performance by replacing the stock
components with; tires, exhaust, adjusting the shock
preload (front and rear) change the gear ratios. All of
these things help you
dial in your ATV for peak performance. As you race, you earn credits. These credits
are what you need to buy those performance parts and to unlock
Although most tracks are unlocked by racing and winning them,
there are a few that must be paid for to unlock.
In classic freestyle mode, you have to race against the clock
pulling incredible stunts to receive points. You can get more
point by holding the stunts longer, combining combos (two or
more stunts off the same jump) and pulling variations (different
stunts in a row). This by far, is our favorite aspect of the
The multiplayer mode is equally fun. You can have up to four
players playing at once. You must have the multitap in
order to play four players at once. You can also take your
skills online and play with four additional players. Note: You
must have a valid network configuration saved to a memory card
(8MB) . Two to four players can play online using one
PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system. Gameplay will be
split screen. Only one profile is used to login. Additional
players are identified as Guest of the Player 1 profile.
A great feature is the customization. The garage is where you
customize/trick out your ride and your appearance. Choose
between a Male or Female rider, select your gear (actual
clothing manufactures), personalize your name, and change your
number. You can customize your ATV or gear color in the Paint
Shop so you are one of a kind. You can also include custom logos and check in on
your career history.
Control: Simply smooth. You'll powerslide corners and
splash through mud and water. You'll slide around on snow and
float over sand. You
have to preload the suspension in order to get the most hangtime
off of jumps. You can lean into corners and pull wheelies with
You have to hit ramps exactly right to maintain speed.
Pull sick tricks like, Scorpion, Endo, Bicycle, No Hander,
No Footed Can Can, Cat Nac, Double Heart
Tail Grab, Point Back, Nac Nac, Can Can, Saran Wrap,
Heart Attack Indian Air, One-Footed Cordova, Disco Can, Boogie
Cordova, Bar Hop, Tweak Air, One Handed Indian Air,
Tsunami, Indian Air, Sidewinder, Shaolin, Holy Man, Cliffhanger,
Lazy Boy, Pendulum. Overall flawless controls.
Graphics: Excellent graphics. Water splashes around.
Mud gets all over you and the ATV. Snow builds up on the tires
and rider. Rain and snow has the affect of landing on the goggles. Some
cool stuff that helps make this game more life like which you'll
have to play to see for yourself. What's missing is the
manufactures ATVs. Something that ATV Offroad Fury 4 will
address. Other types of ATVs other than just sport ATVs would be
nice too. We'd like to see utility vehicles in the mix.
Sounds: The normal environmental sounds are
awesome. ATV Offroad Fury 3 uses actual ATV sounds. You'll
hear the throaty growl of a 4-stroke, the wine of a 2-stroke and
the clank and squeaks of the chassis as you race around hitting
jumps and landing huge air. You'll hear the water splashing,
dirt flinging given the gamer the sense of actually
riding the ATV. The music tracks are
not bad either. You will here music from artist like, Lostprophets, Coheed and Cambria, Crossfade, The Mooney Suzuki,
Acceptance, Killradio, Midtown and others.
Longetivity: This game will keep you occupied for some
racing circuits are fairly simple in the normal mode, but switch
to expert and you'll find yourself pulling hair and at times
wanting to throw the controller at the TV or your opponent. But if driving around wrecking havoc in the dirt,
and pulling the sickest tricks
is your thing, you will be occupied for a long time.
Replayability: Once you beat all the race circuits, you
probably won't try them again, except if you really want to.
Playing in multiplayer mode either with the multitap or by LAN
increases the play time as this adds extra excitement and
increases the fun factor by 10 fold. You'll love whipping the
tail off of your buddies online or via the multitap.
This game has got to be one of the best racing games that we have
played to date. It has incredible realism, stellar graphics, and a kickin' soundtrack.
We'd suggest this game to any racing game or
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