Summary: Let me start by saying this is a great game that has improved vastly from Colin McRae Rally 2. The driving is smoother, the roads are bumpier and the engine noises louder and more realistic. There is just one floor, you can only be Colin Mcrae which may not sound bad at first but imagine doing four years as just colin in a ford focus and not being able to use any of the other cars in the rallys. This is a real shame and proves to be the games major flaw.
Summary: Awsome really is the only way to describe this game. The graphics are amazing (apart from the 2-D spectators) and the handling/general car feel so good that you really will cringe when you "loose it!" This will also cause your car to pick up some very realistic damage! It took a while to get used to but now I've had the game for a couple of months, I just love the accuracy.
Summary: All 3 of the Colin McRae series have been excellent games. The latest is no exception, but it could have been made even better. Car handling is excellent and the damage modelling is superb - it is great to see some realistic damage following a high-speed roll! It is frustrating however that there is no scope to set up your vehicle unless playing in "championship" mode and you cannot compete over a whole rally in multiplayer mode.
Summary: This game is great, the graphics are good with the car model in particular being excellent. The handling is well done and makes the game more immersive than other titles. The sound is good although the ability to play your own tracks (like PGR) would have been better. Also the codriver's voice comes through the left channel when the replays show him sitting on the right which seems odd.
Summary: The feel of driving is excellent and overall it's definitely worth getting if you like this kind of thing. I'd like to make a couple of points about the review titled "Not my cup of tea". If you want to race against other cars then is it wise to buy a rally game?! The second criticism is a good point though, this is definitely a direct port from the PS2 and the graphics should have been so much better.
Summary: For those of us who payed CMR 2 on the PS1 the first thing that strikes you with the latest version is the visuals.The car is far more detailed than before the increase in polygon count from some 800 to 14,000 sees to this. Mud accumulates gradually on the outside of the car (snow equally so) as seen from the one outside camera view. The in car view especially is quite amazing and the weather effects particularly from this position quite astounding.
Summary: Colin McRae 3 looks and sounds fantastic and plays really well. You play the game as McRae taking part in rallies counting toward the World Championship. The graphics and sounds are amazing and the stage replays are superb. If you smash your car up the bits fall off as you would expect but that generally won't slow you down that much - it just makes the car a bit harder to control.
Summary: Colin McRae Rally 3 is defenitly a very good game. The car details are excellent. You can even see cracks in the windows. But that is not the purpose of this game. In this game you can chose to drive a championship or race the stages seperatly. In the championship mode you drive with ... yup Colin Mcray in his fabulous Ford Focus WRC. The driving is really realistic (i drive a focus myself though not a WRC version).
Excerpt: Con voces y texto en español. Un viejo juego de conducción, de rally que supuso el tercero de esta saga y en el que consiguieron gran grado de realismo y muchos más detalles que su antecesor el Colin McRae 2, un juego que nos obliga a tomar decisiones a la misma velocidad que conducimos, el objetivo del juego es hacer sentirte un auténtico piloto de carreras y considero que lo logran haciendo que compitamos en distintos circuitos y en distintos modos(rally, campeonato,...
Pros: Si te apasiona conducir o quieres probar lo que se vive en un rally
Durch finnische Wälder und über griechischen Schotter
13 November 2006
Summary: Selten kommt es vor, ja sehr selten sogar, dass ich den Begriff „Meilenstein“ verwende. Im Fall der Rennspiel-Serie „Colin McRae Rally“ hat dies aber hundertprozentig seine Berechtigung. Ganz objektiv handelt es sich konstant seit dem Erscheinen des ersten Teils für die alte Sony Playstation um Games allererster Güte. Ohne dass die Vorgänger jeweils enttäuscht hatten, wurde in punkto Qualität jedes Mal noch einer draufgesetzt.