Time Crisis 3

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Time Crisis 3
Time Crisis 3.png
Game general and emulation properties:
CERO rating: A
ESRB rating: T (Violence)
PEGI rating: 16+
GRB rating: 12
Game supports light gun
Widescreen patch available
Supports up to two local players
Languages supported:
English: SCES-51844 & SLUS-20645
Japanese: SLPS-25290 & SLPS-25289
German: SCES-51844
French: SCES-51844
Spanish: SCES-51844
Italian: SCES-51844
Korean: SCKA-20015
Region NTSC-U:
Serial numbers: SLUS-20645
Release date: October 21, 2003
January 7, 2004 (w/GunCon2)
CRCs: 7290669C
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SCES-51844
Release date: October 31, 2003
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?
Region NTSC-J/C/K:
Serial numbers: SLPS-25290
SLPS-25289 (w/GunCon2)
SCKA-20015 (Korea)
SCKA-20034 (Korea, BigHit Series)
Release date: November 20, 2003
October 7, 2004 (Korea)
Windows Status: ?
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Namco
Publisher(s): Namco (US, JP), SCEE (EU)
Genre: Action, Shooter
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Metacritic81/100
Game description: The third installment in Namco's light gun shooting franchise, Time Crisis 3 offers exciting, fast-paced shooting action by the world renowned VSSE agents as they fight to save an innocent nation from total annihilation. Choose from four weapons--machine gun, handgun, shotgun, and grenade-- to blast your way past enemies. Practice your sharpshooting skills in Sniper Combat and multiple gameplay modes. The game also includes multiple gameplay modes, a new playable character, and the original Time Crisis. It's time to warm up that trigger finger and step into the action.

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
NTSC-U Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.4Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 285 768MB
08 01 2014 1.2.0 r5782 GSdx 5801m SSE41
  • SPU2-X 5801 2.0.0
  • LilyPad 5801 0.11.0
Runs near full speed.


  • Original names: タイムクライシス3 (SLPS-25290) & (SLPS-25289), 타임 크라이시스 3 (SCKA-20015)

Known Issues

Black Screen on boot

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: The game will crash with some bios revision.
  • Workaround: Set the EE cyclerate to -3

Random enemies black textures

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: In random place, enemies textures can become black, the issue disappears after the start of a new stage.
  • Workaround: Use software mode

Unplayable Framerate on Stage 2-2 and 3-2

  • Status: Active
  • Type: Serious
  • Description: Near the submarine section on stage 2-2 and the very beginning of stage 3-2, the framerate might suddenly drop to less than 1 FPS on some setups.
  • Workaround: Open the emulator controls and pause the emulation. Open the video plugin settings and click OK with no changes. Then, resume the emulation.

Cutscenes sound is out of sync

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: Cutscenes sound is out of sync
  • Workaround: Changing EE cyclerate to +1 fixes the sound.

White filter on screen

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: The game will add a white filter on screen.
  • Workaround: Play in OpenGL or Software mode

Can't use Light Gun

  • Type: Note (not an issue)
  • Description: Players can't use G-Con in game.
  • Workaround: Use nuvee input plugin to make the mouse work as a light gun.

Shots don't align with Crosshair

  • Status: Fixed
  • Type: Minor
  • Description: In-game shots don't align with the crosshair.
  • Workaround: Disable Widescreen Hacks and play in 4:3 Aspect Ratio


Public compatibility forum links