Colin McRae Rally 3 PlayStation 2

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Mixed or average reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
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  1. AndyS.
    Feb 8, 2003
    It's OK but WRC2 is much better.
  2. NeilW.
    Aug 27, 2004
    Good game, Don't think its the best.. WRC is probably better.. its hard to comare the two.. thought they were very similar..
  3. MattL.
    Dec 1, 2002
    A Disapointment GT3 has the right feeling and car handling for rallying, CM3 doesn't have it at all... Sadly:-(
  4. PaulW.
    Dec 5, 2002
    Good but not Great, mulitplayer is really poor!
  5. Speed
    Dec 26, 2002
    Alright, but the lack of cars and modes screw this up. You can only be the ford focus which SUCKS and the only other mode is single rally. (By the way, GT3 rally is not as fun as proper rally sims)
  6. LG
    Oct 25, 2003
    Codemasters really dropped the ball on this one. While the game features gorgeous graphics, it is brought down by a depth of features that comes close to free magazine demo disks. No multiplayer rallies, the ability to be only McRae and ONLY drive the Focus really make this game a rental-only, as you won't have anything to do once you complete it. Shame, Codemasters.
  7. JohnM.
    Jun 23, 2005
    I think this entire series is overrated. The cars handle as if there is a single pivot point in the center. Not realistic, and not fun compared to many other rally racers where the cars behave in a more believable manner. As Gran Turismo proved almost a decade ago, handling is of the utmost importance.

Awards & Rankings

#87 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Codies made too many changes from CMR2 (the front end and in-service menus) and not enough (the graphics!) at the same time.
  2. 89
    The physics, sense of speed, handling and graphics are dazzling, top-notch effects that rocket this game to the top of the heap. On the other hand, the sheer lack of game modes is disturbing.
  3. That, combined with the absorbing way the game draws you into the season, through neat animations and an impossibly stylish menu system, makes this the motor sport title to own - for purists and weekend drivers alike.