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  • Summary: (Colin McRae Rally 3 isn't just about cars and tracks; it's about giving gamers the professional rally driver experience. The game makes a massive leap in terms of playability, motor sport detail and rich visuals; above all it delivers a game that captures every drop of sweat, the(Colin McRae Rally 3 isn't just about cars and tracks; it's about giving gamers the professional rally driver experience. The game makes a massive leap in terms of playability, motor sport detail and rich visuals; above all it delivers a game that captures every drop of sweat, the split-second decision and the teamwork that goes into actually being Colin McRae. Capturing the emotions and consequences of being a professional rally champion, it takes the gaming experience to the limit as the player attempts to become the planet's greatest rally driver. As Colin McRae, get behind the wheel of his internationally famous Ford Focus PS WRC with co-driver Nicky Grist and set the course alight as you race to become champion. [Codemasters] Expand
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  1. Positive: 23 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
  1. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    100
    The game IS gorgeous. The graphics are beautiful the sound effects are spectacular, and the overall presentation is extremely stylish. [May 2003, p.92]
  2. Everything you could have wished for and more.
  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.
  4. A very good rally racer. It looks good and plays even better. For those interested in this style of racing, this title is one worth looking into.
  5. The most realistic rally game released for the PlayStation 2 to date, but it offers very little in the way of gameplay options and can occasionally prove frustrating because it makes you overly dependent on the instructions of codriver Nicky Grist.
  6. Definitely a niche game targeted to a specific group of racing fans, mainly hardcore rally racers. With its ultra-realistic driving and damage model combined with a distinct lack of game modes and content, this may not be the game for everyone.
  7. Due to its paltry length and lack of decent multiplayer options, I can’t wholeheartedly recommend this game. It is, however, a solid offering.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 2 out of 16
  1. WillV.
    Feb 23, 2003
    10
    Exellent detail in the cars and scenery will keep you staring at it for days. Everything said about bad handling is rubbish, it's called Exellent detail in the cars and scenery will keep you staring at it for days. Everything said about bad handling is rubbish, it's called REALISTIC! I wonder if the people who comment on the bad handling have ever actually driven. Expand
  2. Jan 22, 2018
    9
    Физика лучше, графика красивей, автомобилей и трасс больше, стандартная эволюция гоночной серии.Физика лучше, графика красивей, автомобилей и трасс больше, стандартная эволюция гоночной серии.
  3. LeeH.
    Feb 16, 2003
    8
    This game is cool!
  4. AndyS.
    Feb 8, 2003
    7
    It's OK but WRC2 is much better.
  5. PaulW.
    Dec 5, 2002
    6
    Good but not Great, mulitplayer is really poor!
  6. JohnM.
    Jun 23, 2005
    5
    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 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. Expand
  7. Jan 11, 2017
    1
    Plutôt juste graphiquement (mais fluide) ce CMR 3 ne convainc pas non plus sur ses effets sonores faiblards, ni sur sa conduite tout aussiPlutôt juste graphiquement (mais fluide) ce CMR 3 ne convainc pas non plus sur ses effets sonores faiblards, ni sur sa conduite tout aussi faiblarde et très arcade. Cela étant, pas de quoi s'en étonner outre-mesure au vu du passif de Codemasters en ce domaine. Le contenu est également trop faiblard et l'ensemble du jeu souffre d'une anémie inquiétante : mou et chiant, il ne propose que des voix anglaises et une expérience globale des plus désagréables. Un épisode de la "célèbre" licence trop paresseux et bâclé pour s'y attarder, ce serait une totale perte de temps. Expand

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#85 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2003