14 Facts About Tekken 3


Tekken 3 is a fighting game, the third entry in the Tekken series.

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Since its release, Tekken 3 has been lauded as a landmark title in the fighting game genre and is considered to be one of the greatest video games of all time.

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Tekken 3 maintains the same core fighting system and concept as its predecessors.

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Three-dimensional movement is insignificant in previous Tekken games, but Tekken 3 adds emphasis on the third axis by allowing characters to sidestep in or out of the background.

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Tekken 3 introduces a beat 'em up minigame called "Tekken Force", which pits the player in various stages against enemies in a side-scrolling fashion.

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Tekken 3 enters a large temple, defeats Ogre, and walks away from the tournament, thinking he is victorious.

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Moments later, Jin is suddenly gunned down by a squadron of Tekken 3 Force led by Heihachi, who no longer needing him, personally fires a final shot into his grandson's head.

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Tekken 3 is the first game to have been released on Namco System 12 hardware, after the original two Tekken games on System 11.

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The music for Tekken 3 was written by Nobuyoshi Sano and Keiichi Okabe for the arcade version, with the PlayStation version featuring additional themes by the same composers, along with Hiroyuki Kawada, Minamo Takahashi, Yuu Miyake, Yoshie Arakawa, and Hideki Tobeta.

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The PlayStation version of Tekken 3 is among 20 "generation-defining" games on the PlayStation Classic, released on 3 December 2018.

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Tekken 3 later became the overall highest-grossing arcade game of 1998 in Japan, above Virtua Fighter 3 Team Battle.

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Tekken 3 became the first game in three years to receive a 10 from a reviewer from Electronic Gaming Monthly, with three of the four reviewers giving it the highest possible score.

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Tekken 3 has been listed among the best video games of all time by Electronic Gaming Monthly in 1997, Game Informer in 1999, Computer and Video Games in 2000, GameFAQs in 2005, and Edge in 2007.

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Tekken 3 was the game you played with friends you didn't want to be your friends anymore.

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