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  • Summary: (Also known as "ToCA Race Driver 2006") TOCA Race Driver 3 takes the variety of motorsport experiences available in "Race Driver 2" and expanding on it even further, so no matter what your taste in racing, you'll find something to suit you. Featuring the British GT championship, series(Also known as "ToCA Race Driver 2006") TOCA Race Driver 3 takes the variety of motorsport experiences available in "Race Driver 2" and expanding on it even further, so no matter what your taste in racing, you'll find something to suit you. Featuring the British GT championship, series stalwarts the DTM and Aussie V8 Supercars, Sprint Cars, Rallying, and open wheel racing all the way from karts to the BMW Williams Grand Prix Cars, and much more TOCA Race Driver 2006 has something for everyone. Race on tracks from all over the world, take the story-driven "world tour" mode if you want to get straight to where the action is, or for the people wanting the nuts and bolts, take the "Pro Career" mode and work you way up the ladder in different disciplines of motorsport, aiming for the pinnacle of your chosen field. [Codemasters] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. When it comes to realism, TOCA is now hot on Gran Turismo's heels. As for variety, accessibility and heart, it's already way ahead. [Feb 2006, p.84]
  2. 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.
  3. 90
    There's no shortage of modern racers, but most of the current crop seem obsessed with the attitude of tuner culture than racing itself. Toca Racer Driver 3 has no truck with that: It's all about the driving experience. [Mar 2006, p.80]
  4. 85
    If there's one complaint it's the precision necessary to succeed in completing some of the championships.
  5. Have your driving your way, while still getting enough substance and structure that doesn't feel like a mere test drive.
  6. 80
    If your dream garage has side-by-side parking spaces for an off-road K500 Pro Baja Duneracer, a Williams BMW FW27 F-1 machine, and a vintage Corvette L88 Sunray DX, this is the game for you.
  7. It's strictly for armchair racers that crave variety over substance. [Mar 2006, p.90]

See all 26 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
  2. Negative: 2 out of 7
  1. TomL.
    Feb 28, 2006
    10
    Racing perfection, cars, graphics, tracks and damage, all brilliant! A serious contender to Gran Turismo's crown!
  2. MatthewP.
    May 26, 2006
    9
    really good game very relistic online mode is brilliant better than toca race driver 2.
  3. Aug 12, 2010
    9
    One of the most realistic racing games to come out for the PS2. It has so many race types that sometimes you don't know what to choose. TheOne of the most realistic racing games to come out for the PS2. It has so many race types that sometimes you don't know what to choose. The graphics and physics are very good for a six year old game. Expand
  4. RobB.
    Mar 1, 2006
    7
    Fair game let down by poor backgrounds, "pop-up" details on cars and awful camera work on the replays. If you like racing sims and never Fair game let down by poor backgrounds, "pop-up" details on cars and awful camera work on the replays. If you like racing sims and never bother watching replays, this is the game for you. The progression in the game is a bit tedious. I will be returning the game as I feel there is not enough of an improvement from the previous version and most of the bugs are still there, but thats just me. Expand
  5. BillJ.
    Jan 25, 2008
    5
    A game with a lot of potential ruined by inferior AI, and terrible collision physics. Other cars on the track will continue to accelerate A game with a lot of potential ruined by inferior AI, and terrible collision physics. Other cars on the track will continue to accelerate even when they are already in contact with you, and seem immune to impacts that take you out of the race. Expand
  6. ScottW
    Feb 19, 2006
    4
    It's a shame when the bottom line is more important than a great loyal user experience. After persons, such as myself, were forced toIt's a shame when the bottom line is more important than a great loyal user experience. After persons, such as myself, were forced to PAY EXTRA to unlock any cheats or bonus material, I have vowed to never support CodeMasters, again. I wish they would've woken up and smelled the coffee... I really do. Collapse
  7. TomCullen
    Oct 26, 2006
    1
    Code Masters? Hardly. Yet another instance of a game that could have been good let down by some astoundingly dumb ideas. You get dozens of Code Masters? Hardly. Yet another instance of a game that could have been good let down by some astoundingly dumb ideas. You get dozens of different types of vehicle to race, but only a handful are worth going back to - I mean, who honestly wants to race lawn mowers? Tedium inevitably sets in pretty soon as you have to complete yet another annoyingly repetitive round in order to proceed to the next, culminating in World Tour mode with Tier 32, as unpleasant an experience as I have ever had on a games console. These self-proclaimed geniuses of the computer game thought it would be a great idea to saddle you with a tub of a car and pit you against opponents who can Expand