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  • Summary: The original Kudos challenge: Powersliding, pulling off a 360, getting airtime, staying on the race line, drafting, and getting up on two wheels will earn gamers Kudos points for their style and skill. Take the wheel of more than 80 authentically modeled and licensed supercars fromThe original Kudos challenge: Powersliding, pulling off a 360, getting airtime, staying on the race line, drafting, and getting up on two wheels will earn gamers Kudos points for their style and skill. Take the wheel of more than 80 authentically modeled and licensed supercars from manufacturers such as Ferrari, Dodge, and Lamborghini with fully modeled interiors, functioning dashboards and individually recorded engine roars. Drive in New York, Tokyo, and many other cities, all brought to life with motion-captured crowds of people. Show off in front of a global audience. With GothamTV, gamers can watch any player in the world on live news feeds, get live ticker-tape information when friends break records, and compete with anyone, anywhere, anytime. [Microsoft] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 74 out of 75
  2. Negative: 0 out of 75
  1. 100
    With stellar Xbox Live integration and an almost infinite number of ways to play the game Project Gotham Racing 3 is the definition of what next-gen gaming should be.
  2. Everything is gorgeous from the city streets to the cars themselves, it’s definitely eye candy (at least running at 1080i).
  3. The lack of gameplay innovation in the series keeps it from soaring into the stratosphere, but for shear driving fun, Project Gotham Racing delivers.
  4. The amount of cars to buy and collect is staggering. PGR 3 proves that sequels can be better if time is taken and its done right.
  5. 90
    From mind blowing graphics and lighting effects and the brilliant experience of speed, and the enormous amount of vehicle choices and racing options.
  6. Pelit (Finland)
    88
    PGR 2.5 would have been a more suitable name, since there is not that much new. The drop dead gorgeous graphics make the game a wet dream for sports car enthusiasts. Easy to handle, beautiful to look at. I can live with that. [Dec 2005]
  7. Computer Games Magazine
    50
    The developers at Bizarre Creations have made a beautiful thing, but they've given you no reason to enjoy it. [Feb 2006, p.87]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 29 out of 48
  2. Negative: 11 out of 48
  1. alexthuku
    Mar 2, 2008
    10
    I set in my room for hours wasting my short stupid life wondering how a racing similuation could get any better than this. at first i feltI set in my room for hours wasting my short stupid life wondering how a racing similuation could get any better than this. at first i felt like the game was picking on me with its difficulty but once i mastered the scheme my mind almost exploded from the pure entertainment.the games graphics are insane i have no idea how they did it but they did it and when they did they did it with nice frames. i love it if it was a woman i would be erected Expand
  2. JustinK.
    Jan 21, 2006
    10
    What an incredibly racing game! I personally dont have an HDTV, and the graphics still look absolutely fabulous.
  3. WyattG.
    Oct 28, 2007
    9
    This game came as a package deal when I got the 360, and even though I have not dusted it off for a few months it is still one of my This game came as a package deal when I got the 360, and even though I have not dusted it off for a few months it is still one of my favourite games I have played. I am writing this review after I have played Forza 2; and while Forza 2 is a really good game, I feel that PGR3 is just that bit better. To me the balance between arcade and simulator racing is what makes this game so good. In Forza 2 a single mistake WILL cost you the race, but in PGR3 mistakes can be overcome which makes you push your car to the limits more often. Nothing beats driving full throttle into a bend, slamming on the handbrake, and then powering out of the corner without even putting a dent in your beautiful machine. There is very little not to like about this game; the graphics are great, the cars are great, the sounds are great, the tracks are great and the types of events are...well you know, great ! You can even race on xbox live against other racers and find out very quickly just how ordinary you are ! The only real criticism I could have is that a few more tracks in different cities wouldn't hurt (currently only 4 cities in which you race in), and some weather effects would have added a bit of variety to the current night or day options. In summary, racing does not come much more fun than this. Expand
  4. TiagoB.
    Sep 11, 2007
    8
    Great gameplay, great graphics, great sound, but really poor user interface and offline mode.
  5. sammaher
    Jul 4, 2008
    7
    Not being a racing fan, I am probably not the right person to comment on this game game. What I will say is that it looks fantastic, playsNot being a racing fan, I am probably not the right person to comment on this game game. What I will say is that it looks fantastic, plays great and has excellent online modes. I have probably only marked it down, As iI am not a racing game fan (down to the face that I'm crap at them). You can probably pick this game up for less than a fiver which would make it an absolute bargain! Expand
  6. ChanceR.
    Dec 14, 2005
    5
    I'm really amazed at the hype surrounding this game. It seems like the reviews have been based on those early screen shots that were I'm really amazed at the hype surrounding this game. It seems like the reviews have been based on those early screen shots that were released and not on the actual game. While the control is good, the gameplay is farely boring.. (nothing like Forza, or even Need for Speed Most Wanted) and worst of all the graphics don't come up looking nearly as smooth as those screenshots. The biggest problem graphically is the pixel flickering, Xbox 1 style backgrounds. Even those 80,000 poly cars could use some anti-aliasing. Just play Need for Speed for a few minutes and see how well done backgrounds in 360 racing games can be. Putting Forza up next to PGR3 in bumper cam mode, it's hard to even tell the difference. The only real improvement in PGR's tracks is the 3d fans. It seems like all the attention went into making super high poly cars and nothing into the gameplay, next gen rendering or environments. Overall, an over hyped, less than complete racing title. Expand
  7. Gery
    Dec 17, 2005
    0
    MS are shhoting themselves in the foot for charging the xbox community 49.99 gor such a sub starndard game. and the thing is that all future MS are shhoting themselves in the foot for charging the xbox community 49.99 gor such a sub starndard game. and the thing is that all future crap games are all gonna be priced at the $50 mark, this is just an awful game Expand

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