TOCA Race Driver 3 PC

User Score
7.8

Generally favorable reviews- based on 55 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 38 out of 55
  2. Negative: 5 out of 55
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  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 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 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. Expand
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84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. 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]
  2. 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]
  3. 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]