• Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Oct 22, 2002

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
  1. The sheer quality of V-Rally 3 from its graphical detail and effects through to the depths of the Career mode shines through. It’s only the lack of a multiplayer option that spoils the party.
  2. Great speed, perfect control, gorgeous/detailed visuals, plenty of licensed cars, well-designed locations, customization options galore and a menu/option interface to die for easily make V-Rally 3 the best rally game of 2002.
  3. The feeling of brute force in even the smallest of cars is wonderful... Gearheads will love it. [Jan 2003, p.132]
  4. 88
    In the year 2002, V-Rally 3 offers the best rally racing experience on PlayStation 2.
  5. I cannot commend developer Eden Studios enough for everything from top-notch presentation to delivering a white-knuckle rally ride that'll have fans enthralled. [Jan 2003, p.96]
  6. Fans of both the series and racing titles will lap this up (no pun intended).
  7. Aside from the usual -- parts loosening and eventually falling off, real-time deformation, etc. -- the cars in V3 accumulate dirt, mud and snow, in real-time including build up on the windshield that fades in progressively as you complete each leg. [Jan 2003, p.74]
  8. 75
    If you think that you're up to wrestling with sensitive controls, then V-Rally 3's formidable package would be well worth investing in.
  9. It could have been a great driving sim were it not marred by its poor control.
  10. While nothing new in rally games it still has that something special that will pull you back in.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Sep 22, 2013
    I played this game in 2013 and really like it! Cool graphics for PlayStation 2, nice cars and an interesting gameplay. It is a bit hard at first but then you get used to. Full Review »
  2. TT
    Mar 12, 2003
    More "real" than CMR 3. Nice visuals.
  3. LukeR.
    Jan 9, 2003
    This game is all right.