EyeToy: Play 3

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EyeToy: Play 3
EyeToy - Play 3 Coverart.png
Developer(s)SCE London Studio
Publisher(s)Sony Computer Entertainment
Composer(s)Richard Jacques
Matt Coldrick
Justin Proo Esgay
SeriesEyeToy
Platform(s)PlayStation 2
Release
  • EU: November 4, 2005
  • AU: November 10, 2005
Genre(s)Party
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer
A recog cam card for use in EyeToy: Play 3 for the PlayStation 2

EyeToy: Play 3 is the third game in the EyeToy: Play series, for up to four players. The camera takes snapshots during the game for your player and is a requirement to play the game. Unlike previous EyeToy: Play games, Play 3 was not released in North America. Unlike the previous games, 4 players were able to play on screen at the same time as opposed to taking it in turns like the previous games.

Game list[edit]

  • Volleyball - two teams play beach volleyball.
  • Bowling - play 10-pin bowling against up to three friends.
  • Touchdown - compete for the American Football Touchdown Trophy.
  • DJ - entertain crowds as a DJ.
  • Be The Band - perform in front of an audience as a band.
  • Maestro - conduct a group of musicians.
  • Boot Camp - follow the sergeant's orders and tackle grueling assault courses.
  • Beauty Salon - work in the salon as a professional beauty technician.
  • Ghost Grab - bravely explore the Haunted Mansion.
  • Monkey Rampage - crush the most buildings by winning minigames.
  • Kitty Loves Me - compete against up to three other friends to win the affections of a kitten.
  • Athletics - compete in a variety of track and field events to become world champion.

Extras[edit]

Alongside the games, there was also the Playroom where the player could mess around with the motion capabilities of the camera including making special effect such as glitter or rainbows from their bodies, as well as annoying a beehive by tapping it to unleash a swarm of deadly bees that will follow you as you move and will only go back to the beehive if you restrict your movement.

There was also the Recog Cam option. Here, if you were to show a particular card (basically an image) in front of the camera while in this mode, it will activate something within the game. 3 of these cards were available on the manual supplied with the game. One of them was the logo of the then upcoming game, EyeToy Kinetic. Displaying that card in front of the camera would activate a video promoting the game. After the video, some information on the game would then show up where you could go Next to read more.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate score
AggregatorScore
Metacritic61/100[1]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Eurogamer5/10[2]
OPM (UK)6/10[3]
PALGN6.5/10[4]
Play70%[5]
PSM370%[6]

The game received "mixed" reviews according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "EyeToy: Play 3 for PlayStation 2 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  2. ^ Coxall, Martin (November 21, 2005). "EyeToy: Play 3". Eurogamer. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  3. ^ "EyeToy: Play 3". Official UK PlayStation 2 Magazine: 118. December 2005.
  4. ^ Van Leuveren, Luke (November 9, 2005). "EyeToy: Play 3 Review". PALGN. Archived from the original on October 2, 2007. Retrieved September 27, 2016.
  5. ^ "EyeToy: Play 3". Play UK. November 2005.
  6. ^ "Review: EyeToy: Play 3". PSM2. December 25, 2005.

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