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.
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.