Excerpt: By Gary Kearney I admit that I don’t know all that much about racing in general and therefore even less about Rally racing. For whatever reasons, NASCAR has never held that much appeal to me. Maybe going around and around in circles just doesn’t do it for me. However, I’m learning more about Rally racing and it seems pretty darn interesting. Rally racing is a bit different than the typical racing that most Americans are used to. Instead of the pretty controlled...
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.
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. Some nice road and stone textures and time of day lighting effects are the non-car related visual highlights.
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.