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Top Spin 3 (PS3)

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By Steve Steinberg for Crispy Gamer on 02/JUL/08

Last year, tennis on the PlayStation 3 was served up arcade-style with Sega's Virtua Tennis 3. This year, things get a little more serious. 2K Sports looks to be the only player on the court this season with its Top Spin 3. Xbox 360 owners got a taste of simulation tennis last year with Top Spin 2, but for the Sixaxis/DualShock crowd, this is their first bite of real tennis. The fun comes at the price of a steep learning curve, but if you pay your dues, you'll be rewarded with a solid -- and some may say hardcore -- tennis sim. I've played the earlier versions of Top Spin, so I didn't really think it would be too hard to jump right onto the court this time around. I am a professional, after all. In quickly became apparent, however, that something was horribly wrong. My guy wouldn't hit the ball! Roger Federer was throwing the match -- and he wasn't even doing a good job of pretending to be trying to win! As it turns out, the problem was that the controls for this latest iteration of th...

Top Spin 3

Top Spin 3 (PS3)

Genre/Style: Sports/Tennis
Release Date: 24/JUN/08
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What's Hot: Overhauled controller scheme and impressive visuals make for deepest video tennis to date.

What's Not: Serious learning curve and lack of any mini-games may turn off more casual gamers.

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