Excerpt: The world's most treacherous chicanes, tightest corners, and fastest straights will soon be yours as Codemasters reveals an incredible line up of over 80 international racing circuits featuring in TOCA Race Driver 3. Coming February 24, 2006, to PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC, TOCA Race Driver 3 delivers more than ever before with over 150 miles of the world's most celebrated courses , taking racers to 43 locations across 13 countries in the largest collection of race tracks...
Excerpt: Codemasters' TOCA Race Driver series has always been about two things: solid, simulation-based driving, and an insane amount of racing variety. Unlike most other racers out there, TOCA skips the usual methodology of sticking to one main type of racing and overloading the package with a ton of licensed cars.
Pros: 70 licensed cars, 80 licensed tracks, and more than 35 disciplines of racing, two distinct career modes that should keep you busy for a while, Great graphics and sound, Online play is nicely customizable, and a lot of fun, The amount of realism in the damage modeling, physics, and opposing AI is delightful
Cons: Amount of precision required in some races can get frustrating, Online game browser could have used a little more work, Some of the ancillary visual components aren't so great
Excerpt: With an 8-year heritage, the TOCA series has captivated a wide breadth of racing gamers. To appeal across the board, TOCA Race Driver 3 will deliver individual game modes that are specifically designed to satisfy the speed-freak and the motorsport simulation fanbase, using all the juice from the enhanced engine.
Summary: This is an excellent racing sim, and brings back everything
that is TOCA. The game plays extremely well and is not just an upgraded version
but brings many new features such as new vehicle types and modes. The game
plays extremely well and is a lot of fun on Xbox Live. The replay value is very
high with all of the different gameplay modes, and features.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: It may be similar to last year's installment, but TOCA Race Driver 3 is further proof that Codemasters knows how to make driving games. The sheer wealth of car types on offer here should be enough to draw in any car nut, but add on to that the excellent presentation and the solid if not always spectacular handing and you've got a game you'll want to spend days playing.
Conclusion: I reckon this must be about the sixth Toca game in total, and despite some questionable design ideas, each one seems to get a bit bigger, more polished and playable. I wasn’t really expecting TRD3 to be quite so all-encompassing though – unless you’re Jeremy Clarkson this game will supply you with more than enough different vehicles (over 70), types of racing (35) and circuits (80) for the foreseeable future.
Pros: More vehicles, options and race types than you could ever ask for, Superb raucous engines and tyre squeals, Improved handling
Cons: Poor online experience, Mostly crappy replay camera placement makes you feel like you're in the "cheap seats"
Excerpt: "Driv3r on pelillisesti pienoinen pettymys Driver pelisarjan faneille, eikä siitä oikein ole tyydyttämään myöskään GTA-nälkäisiä pelaajia. Reflections yritti hieman turhankin ahneesti laajentaa Driver-pelien sisältöä ja lopputuloksena häämöttääkin varsin keskinkertainen GTA-klooni, joka ei loista oikeastaan millään osa-alueella edukseen. Peliä kyllä pelaa, mutta se alkaa ottamaan päähän melko nopeasti pääosin useiden kummallisuuksiensa takia.
Summary: Auf DEN einen Urlaub im Jahr freut sich doch jeder, einfach einmal ausspannen, abhängen und Land und Leute kennen lernen und hinterher in herrlichen Urlaubserinnerungen schwelgen. All das tun die Sims jetzt auch, doch trotz Traumlandschaft bleiben die Erinnerungen etwas fad. Die drei Urlaubsgegenden sind wunderschön und die neuen Interaktionen machen in ihrer Anzahl einiges her.