• Publisher: Atari
  • Release Date: Oct 22, 2002
Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 0 out of 10
Buy On
  1. 88
    In the year 2002, V-Rally 3 offers the best rally racing experience on PlayStation 2.
  2. It could have been a great driving sim were it not marred by its poor control.
  3. Game Informer
    88
    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]
  4. 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.
  5. Play Magazine
    80
    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]
  6. 80
    Fans of both the series and racing titles will lap this up (no pun intended).
  7. 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.
  8. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    90
    The feeling of brute force in even the smallest of cars is wonderful... Gearheads will love it. [Jan 2003, p.132]
  9. 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.
  10. While nothing new in rally games it still has that something special that will pull you back in.

Awards & Rankings

39
100
#100 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
96
#96 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 15
  2. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Sep 22, 2013
    7
    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 atI 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
    9
    More "real" than CMR 3. Nice visuals.
  3. LukeR.
    Jan 9, 2003
    5
    This game is all right.