TOCA Race Driver 3 PC

Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  1. AceGamez
    90
    It's hard to think of anything else the guys at Codemasters could have crammed into the game, and the way they've managed to retain such a high level of quality throughout the whole experience really is extraordinary.
  2. Novice or expert, TOCA is your game. The sheer range of features and novelties make this game an absolute pleasure to play. Get it now!
  3. TOCA Race Driver 3 may not be the perfect racing game in terms of physics and feel but there's no other game that can match the outrageous number of different racing styles at such a consistent level of quality.
  4. TOCA 3 boasts an awesome variety of racing disciplines, and it backs that boast up with some really excellent driving mechanics.
  5. Let's face it, thanks to Codemasters spectacularly managing to squeeze an entire sporting genre onto one DVD, as well as the ability to take your skills online should you finish the mass of races on offer, there's some serious miles to rack up before tiring this game out. [PC Zone]
  6. 85
    If there's one complaint it's the precision necessary to succeed in completing some of the championships.
  7. Improvements in the level of detail on offer from the damage modelling to the multi-layered audio, continue to present the game with ever greater realism, and no-one could ever accuse the developers of a lack of variety in the vehicles.
  8. Car handling is impressive. You can really feel variations in surfaces and the car losing traction if pushed too hard. Passing in heavy traffic takes skill and patience.
  9. Edge Magazine
    80
    Race Driver 3 understands that a processional win from pole is less fulfilling than a hard-fought, championship-saving fifth place from the back of the grid. And though it can’t exactly engineer those situations, it does everything in its power to make them more likely and leave them unpunished. [Mar 2006, p.87]
  10. Play Magazine
    90
    Every year Codemasters puts out a new version, and it's as sure a bet as anything in this industry that it will be even better than last year's--and that once again it will be mostly ignored by U.S. gamers. [Mar 2006, p.44]
  11. It’s all this wide variety of racing elements and making sure it all works well in a total package that makes TOCA Race Driver 3 an awesome game.
  12. Pelit (Finland)
    89
    A solid racing game with amazing variety. The new Pro career keeps even the best racers busy for a while. The game feels a bit too familiar, but it is still a great sequel to a classic game. [Feb 2006]
  13. It replaces and raises the bar in all categories, mixing a huge amount of quantity in styles, cars, and tracks, with a truckload of quality.
  14. Computer Games Magazine
    90
    TOCA 3 is just TOCA 2 with a lot more stuff, but that makes it just about perfect. [Jun 2006, p.66]
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 57 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. ChristopherS.
    Feb 14, 2007
    5
    Is it possible for a game to have too much content? In the case of ToCA Race Driver 3 the answer is yes. Codemasters should have narrowed Is it possible for a game to have too much content? In the case of ToCA Race Driver 3 the answer is yes. Codemasters should have narrowed their focus a little bit and spent more time improving AI. At higher difficulty settings the computer controlled cars turn into suicidal speed-freaks that think nothing of crashing through you to improve their position. This overly aggressive approach results in a highly unrealistic and frustrating experience. The handling is about the same as ToCA2, which means enjoyably relaxed. If your looking for a simlike experience pickup GTR or GTR2. And the handling of some of the open-wheeled classes are laughably bad. Graphics are a mixed bag. Tracks look quite good during a race but strangely bad during replays. Cars for the most part look very nice though some of the cockpit views are quite awful. The Lotus 49 looks especially bad with its stationary dashboard gauges, no steering-wheel with hands and octagonal front wheels. I think ToCA2 is the better game and if you have that one there really is no reason to get this version. Full Review »
  2. Dec 27, 2016
    9
    Awesome and immersing. The driving model although simplified is intuitive and reacts realistically to input commands. Tracks are well designedAwesome and immersing. The driving model although simplified is intuitive and reacts realistically to input commands. Tracks are well designed and cars have editable setup! IA is aggressive and will fight at every brake point. Damage model is forgiving but you want to have the car in perfect shape to be able to fight for the win.
    Runs on Linux flawlessly.. Lovely!
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  3. Jun 11, 2016
    8
    Entretenido juego de carreras de todas las competiciones de coches , Desde los karts, pasando por los bólidos F1 o los camiones, cadaEntretenido juego de carreras de todas las competiciones de coches , Desde los karts, pasando por los bólidos F1 o los camiones, cada vehículo tiene un acabado óptimo, si tenemos en cuenta el nº de ellos que pueden aparecer en pantalla. Está claro que se pueden mejorar y no llegan al nivel de calidad que encontramos en otros juegos, pero es lógico viendo los desperfectos que pueden sufrir tanto nuestro coche como los otros 19 que están en carrera. En general un juego bastante bueno arcade . Full Review »