Excerpt: When the powers that be floated the idea of my covering Colin McRae Rally 3 on the Xbox, I was ecstatic. I’ve covered rally racing before: several Colin McRae titles on the Game Boy Advance and Rallisport Challenge on the PC.
Excerpt: Rally racing is something that has only recently come into its own in the United States. While the rest of the world enjoys this sport very much, the U.S. has been busy with Nascar, Indy Racing, and every other method of “circle” driving known to man.
Excerpt: Like previous entries in the series, the goal of the game is simply to create the most realistic and intense rally racing simulation available. In living up to the high standard previously set by itself, it succeeds wholeheartedly. CMR3 immerses you like very few games in the genre can claim to.
Summary: Rally games have really come into their own in the recent years. Titles such as have done a great job of pushing the sport into the spotlight, showing gamers just how much fun off-road rallying can be.
Conclusion: More jaggies than Xbox owners are used to, and flat 2D spectators also show up the game's multiformat origins, although the highly believable settings for the stages still somehow manage to outclass the much prettier Rallisport Challenge's panoramic ones.
Conclusion: This is a perfect portrayal of a rally championship, shown in detail via the career mode spanning three years. All car lovers will need no more convincing, and to everyone else, Colin McRae 3 is numero uno.
Excerpt: Introduction Codemasters have put together much more than another car game. They have built a great rally racing game that gives you a great look into the “real” world of high impact rally racing.
Excerpt: Ces temps-ci il est beaucoup question de 3D, au cinéma et depuis peu en équipement ménager... La fièvre du relief s'est emparée d'un coup du monde audiovisuel, brouillant plus de pistes qu'elle n'en éclaircit !