Yu-Gi-Oh! GX: Tag Force 3 review

  • Canyon-deep strategy
  • More cards and characters
  • Sticks with familiar, but strong design
  • Unfriendly to newbies
  • Basically just bigger, not better
  • Still just a Pokemon clone

The Yu-Gi-Oh! games are as impenetrable as Alcatraz, throwing the unwitting player into complex card-battling before they’ve even had time to draw breath. Tag Force 3 is just as off-putting for newcomers as the rest of the series, but if you stick with it there’s a canyon-deep title underneath.

To the layman, it’s simple in premise: battle your opponent’s creature cards with your own – the one with the highest attack rating wins. There’s more (spells, special effects etc.), but if you’re interested in playing it there’s a good chance you know the basics already.

More cards and characters make this the best one yet, although it’s difficult to get too excited over what’s essentially an expanded database. Fans will likely pay out over again, but we can’t help but feel they’re being robbed.

Jan 2, 2009

More Info

Nov 28 2008 - PSP (UK)
Available Platforms: PSP
Genre: Role Playing
Published by: Konami
Developed by: Konami
Franchise: Yu-Gi-Oh!


  • aabhas-manandhar - May 17, 2013 4:04 p.m.

    Okay, either you guys have never played Pokemon, or you're just making cons for the sake of it. Pokemon is an adventure rpg (i think, and a great one), where you capture creatures and pit them against trainers. Even if you mean the Pokemon TCG, you have one creature out at once and the rest of them on the bench, and you choose one attack out of the ones written on the card, etc etc. Yugioh is an incredibly deep card battler with spells and traps and counter traps and field cards, each only activated at certain times.There are many different types of monsters with hundreds of monsters in each typ, i.e. spellcaster, warrior, beast, pyro, plant, aqua, etc, and also each monster has a different element type, eg light, fire, water etc, each of these will affect other cards and will determine the effect of other cards on them.There are so many series of cards within the game (eg: The white dragon series, the elemental and destiny heroes series, gladiator beasts series, cyper dragon series, vwxyz union series that have so many deep relationships with each other. Granted, you will find this game much easier if you've watched the anime, and otherwise, it might be a bit too hard for casual gamers to get into, but the pokemon clone claim was completely unjustified. I think the lack of depth in this review stems from the fact that the reviewer was just too lazy to play the game and give it a fair chance.
  • UnDeadFox89 - June 20, 2010 12:36 p.m.

    oh and lol if u wanna reply to this please reply and tell me anyway if u do send me a email at so i can know if u can create ur own character please send me a email tellin me if u can or can not create ur own character
  • UnDeadFox89 - June 20, 2010 12:35 p.m.

    Can u Create ur own character in this game?
  • miniman8419 - January 3, 2009 12:30 p.m.

    its actually a good game!

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