I don't see why everyone is whining about this game
1 July 2004
Summary: It is VERY realistic and challenging. If you want an arcade feel driving game, go play Gran Turismo 3. CMR 3 requires much more knowledge of how to make the car work in terms of tuning with the actual physics of the car. I like the damage too, and I like it how the car cannot be repaired until the end of the day (a couple stages later)- which is like the real WRC in that teams basically patch things up with safety wire and do very basic repairs between stages.
Summary: Let me start by listing rally games that are better: CMR1, CMR2 and WRC. The gameplay just doesn't match up to those three games. Let me let Codemasters in on a little secret. We don't WANT 100% accurate physics in a video game. That kind of accuracy demands a level of immersion and control that is only possible by doing the real thing.
Excerpt: "This game is wicked, it has excellent graphics, however it is a bit expensive! the game does take its time to load up at times, however, this problem can be rectified. i think that this game is good for people for like games which are like driving simulations. it makes the game look real, and it is very playable for whoever wants to play. furthermore, this game has the ability for more improvements. i think that more cars should be added, which have ...
Summary: This game is highly billed for it's obvious shortfalls: (1) poor graphics: I've seen better graphics from PSX games, there seems to be no difference between regular RCA output and the SVHS output; the polygons are huge and the color seems flat (2) poor gameplay: while the driving simulation may be accurate in terms of the physics of driving, the gameplay is inadequate. The driving is extremlely twitchy and just plain not fun. There are too few cars and tracks to drive.
Excerpt: "The first time I played this game I found it extremely hard, i suppose it depends how much experience you have of rally games. Personally this was the first one I had bought so it took a while to get used to the handling of the controls and vehicles. Once i had settled into it, I found it to be extremely enjoyable. The graphics are stunning, with the first stages set in Australia, the landscape and colouring is exactly like the real west of Oz. ...
Pros: Excellent graphics, realistic stages
Cons: Difficult to control at times, expecially on Australia stages
Summary: I hated this game! Unlike Colin McRae Rally 2, you can't repair the car between stages (you just get a brand new car after each rally) and in championship mode you can only race with the ford focus (which sucks, by the way). If you're thinking about a rally game just try Colin 2. The only advantage of CMR 3 over CMR 2 are the graphics.
Summary: Codemasters really dropped the ball on this one, making for a ridiculous championship mode in which you can ONLY be Colin McRae, and in which you can ONLY drive one car. They've also removed all the other options from CMR2.0, such as being able to run full rallies in other types of cars, etc. In CMR3, you can only run stages. If you want to run a full rally, you'll have to do the championship mode, which ends after three seasons. Ridiculous.
Summary: If u like racing but aren't the best like me this game is not the one to buy it is really hard and u can't even put any codes in to help u unless u call a 1-900 number if i was u i wouldn't buy it and i would tell all my friends about it. Start a revolt against atari...
Summary: This game is very realistic when it comes to car physics, a feature which any real rally fans crave for, and a feature which World Rally Championship and V-Rally 3 sorely lacks. Graphics is good, but not great. It lacks a bit in game modes also. But the sense of speed and exhiliration is excellent. Those who gave this game a low mark definitely have their priority mixed up.
Excerpt: "Colin McCrae 3 is a wonderfully developed rally game. It is quite different from its previous versions but the changes are all good. In this edition when you do a championship race you drive as Colin McCrae in the Ford Focus and work your way through the 7 courses for each country. There are many different countries to work your way through so it can keep you occupied for a long time. Other options are to not do the Championship and just have a quick ...