Colin McRae Rally 3 Xbox

User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 14 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
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  1. RussP.
    Jan 14, 2003
    8
    Dumbass... its a simulation, and in rallying you don't directly race other cars. If you want a kiddy racer then get something else.
  2. MichaelS.
    Feb 10, 2003
    9
    Dude. We're getting cmr3.
  3. JanO.
    Apr 18, 2003
    8
    I pretty like the game but unfortunatly the tracks are not wrc tracks also another disadvantage is that you can only choose ford focus during championship and it is not fare that ford is the best car in the game .The graphics kick ass and gamplay to...
  4. Niko
    Dec 9, 2002
    10
    Very good rally game. graphics are 10. Voices are very impressive.
  5. ShogunSTi
    Feb 15, 2003
    10
    Staffan K. is clueless and knows nothing about the sport of rally racing. Staffan K., go watch Fast and the Furious another 500 times, and enjoy yourself. To everyone else, Colin McRae 3 is the closest and by far most articulately recreated rally racing experience EVER.
  6. PaulR.
    Mar 1, 2003
    9
    CM3 is a realistic depiction of rally racing. It gives the look and more importantly the feel of an up and coming sport in the US. The car models are GT3 with realtime damage and in-car models. FINALLY A GAME WITH IN-CAR VIEW! That is one gripe I had with GT3 and Rallisport Challenge. If you don't like "timetrial" racing meaning racing by yourself against the clock, (which is what CM3 is a realistic depiction of rally racing. It gives the look and more importantly the feel of an up and coming sport in the US. The car models are GT3 with realtime damage and in-car models. FINALLY A GAME WITH IN-CAR VIEW! That is one gripe I had with GT3 and Rallisport Challenge. If you don't like "timetrial" racing meaning racing by yourself against the clock, (which is what rally racing is all about) then you may not like this game. However if you want a realistic racing game that looks and feels like it should...then get this game. Score: 9.5/10 The only reason it isn't a perfect 10 is because a few more game modes would have been nice. Expand
  7. JoeM.
    Apr 28, 2003
    9
    This game is completely absorbing if you're really, truly after a rally simulation. If you're after the fun of running a bunch of different cars, this ain't your game. Same if you're after the coolest graphics and replays (not that these are bad). But if you're really into the driving feel and the challenge of driving like a madman through country settings, then This game is completely absorbing if you're really, truly after a rally simulation. If you're after the fun of running a bunch of different cars, this ain't your game. Same if you're after the coolest graphics and replays (not that these are bad). But if you're really into the driving feel and the challenge of driving like a madman through country settings, then there is simply no better game, and I've played 'em all extensively. Expand

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#57 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2003
Metascore
86

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 out of 25
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 25
  3. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. CM3 has only a fraction of the features of "CM2" and fails to add significant upgrades. While the sound, driving, and stages are excellent, the game ultimately comes up short.
  2. 76
    Bad points aside, if you are looking for one of the most realistic racing games available.
  3. 90
    As always with the McRae series, the sublime handling of your car is what makes this game so appealing.