XG3: Extreme G Racing 3 for Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2)
A futuristic racer, XG3 Extreme G Racing puts players in the driving seat of magnetic bikes that move faster than the speed of sound. Taking part in the Extreme G Racing League, players will navigate more than ten different circuits with 12 bikes, each of which can be raced in varying leagues at speeds ranging from 250-G to 1000-G. After choosing a team and bike (each of which has an intricate and detailed team history), players are required to win races in order to earn money and advance to the championship. Money can be used to upgrade the speed of a bike as well as its weaponry. Weapons, such as heat-seeking missiles and automatic gunfire, make up a portion of the arsenal with which to hinder your opponents.
Each league (of which there are four) consists of three races each. Once a league is beaten, access is granted to the next division, providing faster bikes and more complex tracks. In addition to the aforementioned league, Practice, Arcade, and Time Trial modes are available. Cooperative and competitive gameplay modes allow two players to work together as a team or up to four players to compete against each other on the tracks and bikes of their choosing. Each of the courses, sporting names such as Oceania and Siris Canyon, feature a variety of twists, turns, and loops that plunge into the ocean depths or rise high into the sky, defying gravity. The game's fast-paced, techno soundtrack is provided by the Ministry of Sound.