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Colin McRae Rally 3

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Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 2 5 4.3
Windows 10 3.9
Xbox 1 3.2
Combined MobyScore 16 4.0


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PlayStation 2Gamereactor (Sweden)
Tillkommer gör suveränt designade banor som sträcker sig från det grusiga Australien till Sveriges snötäckta vidder, samtliga innehållande några av de bästa miljöeffekter jag någonsin skådat. Kvällssolens varmröda strålar som bitvis bländar mig, regnet i England som slår oerhört realistiskt mot vindrutan eller varför inte snön som samlas runt vindrutetorkarna. Allt är perfekt, helt perfekt. Detta är världens bästa rallyspel och något som ingen fullt frisk människa får missa, ingen.
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XboxDeaf Gamers
Colin McRae Rally 3 sees the series become a serious simulation and yet it still retains it's excellent gameplay. Some people might be upset at the withdrawal of the arcade mode and the ability to decide what parts of the car are repaired etc. but at the end of the day Colin McRae Rally 3 sees the series becoming more realistic and these features shouldn't really feature in such a game.
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PlayStation 2Deaf Gamers
Colin McRae Rally 3 sees the series become a serious simulation and yet it still retains it's excellent gameplay. Some people might be upset at the withdrawal of the arcade mode and the ability to decide what parts of the car are repaired etc. but at the end of the day Colin McRae Rally 3 sees the series becoming more realistic and these features shouldn't really feature in such a game.
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XboxNext Level Gaming
Ok, i must admit, I have been playing this game for a long time now. When NLG got the review code, it was almost 3 months ago. I put this review up when the game was coming out in November. But now that the game actually shipped today, it was time to bring it out again for those that missed it.
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PlayStation 2Next Level Gaming
Ok, i must admit, I have been playing this game for a long time now. Colin McRae Rally 3has been out on the Xbox for sometime now, and I have logged all KINDS of time on it. However, now it's out for the Playstation 2, and it is time to bring it up again for those that have missed the beauty.
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XboxPeliplaneetta.net
CMR3 osuu kultaiseen leikkaukseen, jossa yhdistyvät kohtuullisen alhainen oppimiskynnys, minimimäärä turhaa näpertelyä ja erinomainen tunne oikean auton kuljettamisesta. Pidätkö rallista? Osta tämä.
93
WindowsActionTrip
The in-game sound effects are excellent, and do wonders for the game's atmosphere. That especially becomes apparent if you switch to cockpit view. The sounds of the engine and windshield wipers in combination with some great visuals and effective camera work (the view would shake as the car would hit bumps) create an atmosphere that is unrivaled in the racing genre. Simply awesome stuff. Finally, I should mention that winning races will allow you to unlock more cars, and more parts for your car that might be essential to victory in the later stages of the season. There are other nice treats in the single-player mode, like secrets and bonus videos. Of course, more competitive racing fans will relish in the prospect of playing multiplayer games against up to three opponents. Just make sure you have another game controller besides a keyboard hooked up to your PC. True rally enthusiasts shouldn't miss this game. As rally games go, this one takes the pole position in my book.
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WindowsDeaf Gamers
Colin McRae Rally 3 is easily the best rally simulation on the PC. However you can't help but wish that the arcade mode had remained and that you could choose to drive a different car in the championship mode. Still there has to be room for improvements for number 4 in the series and after all what's here is very good indeed.
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XboxThe Next Level
All in all, Colin 3 is without a doubt a worthy successor to an already excellent series. There is no equal in terms of realistic rally racing. The control is perfect, the physics are perfect. The game is utterly addictive, and incredibly fun, and despite not packing the sheer technical merit of some other racers, the underlying gameplay tears most competitors to shreds, spits them out, and kicks them while they're down.
90
PlayStation 2Super Play
Länge, länge övervägde jag att ge spelet "endast" en åtta i betyg. Kartläsarens sällsynta men allvarliga misstag tillsammans med bristen på vibrationer i handkontrollen gör att jag fortfatande tycker att det första Colin McRae Rally är bäst. Men den hejdlösa fartkänslan och den näst intill perfekta kontrollen går inte att bortse ifrån. När man är mitt inne i det perfekta åket så faller man som i trans. Det är då man förstår hur nära det perfekta rallyspelet det här är - trots en del problem.
90
Xboxgames xtreme
CMR3 delivers an unbeatable sense of realism and gameplay that makes you sweat, trying to complete the 3 year Championship is edge of the seat stuff!
90
PlayStation 2games xtreme
CMR3 is fantastic and i feel ill be playing it for a long time. This is the best driving game of recent times.
90
PlayStation 2Play.tm
Has this game moved on from Colin McRae 2? Not substantially, but why mess with something that ain't broke, and this seems to be the philosophy of Codemasters who have just tweaked the championship mode and added some bonus features to give extra motivation for completing this game. Will it manage to beat WRC? It is going to take a hell of a lot to get near this game and Colin McRae is rapidly monopolising the rally genre. Keep up the good work Codemasters, remember folks, if this got any more addictive then they'd just have to throw away the key to my cell.
90
WindowsImperium Gier
Pomimo pewnej liczby mankamentów gra posiada na prawdę wysoką grywalność. Szkoda tylko, że niektóre popełnione błędy wynikają z pewnych założeń, braku profesjonalizmu i fachowego podejścia do tematu. Przez to gracz ma wrażenie, że prace nad grą musiały być ukończone w szybkim tempie – zbyt gwałtownie. Całe szczęście, że program posiada inne, ważne i dopracowane szczegóły, którymi może się szczycić. Jedną z zalet jest polska lokalizacja gry, którą oceniam bardzo dobrze. Należy podkreślić, że nie było łatwo wpłynąć na firmę Codemasters aby ta zgodziła się na umieszczenie polskich sampli odgrywających kluczową rolę w nawigacji. Ale udało się – mamy polskiego pilota co daje grze dodatkowe punkty.
90
XboxGameCell UK
More jaggies than Xbox owners are used to, and flat 2D spectators also show up the game's multiformat origins, although the highly believable settings for the stages still somehow manage to outclass the much prettier Rallisport Challenge's panoramic ones. Some nice road and stone textures and time of day lighting effects are the non-car related visual highlights. A rather chunky looking 4 player split screen allows 4 at a time racing against the clock, or stages may be driven by multiple players taking turns, but CMR3 is best played solo, in a quiet room so you can hear Nicky Grist's vital pace notes. A good, pleasing sequel, but not the truly great game we were hoping for.
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PlayStation 2allaboutgames.co.uk
On the PlayStation (PSone) there were many, many, rally games, but one series stood out; the Colin McRae Rally series from Codemasters. Colin McRae Rally and Colin McRae Rally 2.0 led the genre, and their only real competition came from the V-Rally series. Now on the PlayStation 2 we also already have a load of rally games, but only V-Rally 3 as stood out as something worth playing. That is until now, as Colin McRae Rally 3 arrives on the PS2.
90
XboxActionTrip
In a nutshell, Colin McRae Rally 3 will capture the hearts of many fans of the Colin series, while rally newcomers, will surely enjoy the game's challenges and realism. One of the most disappointing aspects of the game was the lack of a proper display of background textures, which the game obviously deserves. Also, the sliding syndrome may put off certain gamers, who haven't had the right chance to practice in previous Colin installments. Apart from that, you can be sure that CM3 has sufficient gameplay depth, making it truly worth your tough-earned buck.
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XboxGamePro (US)
Huge in Europe, rally racing hasn?t made a dent in the thick bodywork of NASCAR?s popularity in the United States, but Colin McRae Rally 3 is such a high-quality game that serious race fans simply have to take it for a spin.
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PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
The feel of the driving is what earned the McRae series its reputation, and the controls remain impeccable in this PS2 edition. When cars handle with such crisp responsiveness, you don?t have to be a rally fan in the slightest to appreciate why this is such an exciting ride. The graphics and sounds transition smoothly from the Xbox, which still has the overall edge in the looks department. But these PS2 visuals are still plenty impressive, particularly the awesome damage modeling, lighting, and particle effects. The audio continues to be a bit on the quiet side as the action is paced only by the whine of engines and your co-driver?s helpful but dry navigation advice.
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PlayStation 2Futuregamez.net
Overall Colin McRae Rally 3 is a great title. The graphics are still a little bland compared to the more photo realistic style of Sony's WRC II Extreme, and there is the odd bit of slowdown, but apart from that this is a great title. Even without an official license this game gives the impression of real locations very well and with well over 50 stages to compete in this isn't a game you'll breeze through. Racing game fans should have a look at this very polished effort.
89
XboxIGN
There are few greater sensations than pure, unadulterated speed. Whether it's by skiing down a hill, flying in a jet plane, or by pressing your foot down on the acceleration pedal of a powerful rally car, the experience of traveling fast is downright irresistible. I like my speed, and I like it dirty, which is why rally racing appeals so much to me. And someday that might be my downfall. The worldwide sport of rally racing has never, and may never, fully bloom in the US, but until then it appears publishers are perpetually willing to haul their great rally efforts over from the UK for the few US fans who simply can't get enough of this extremely explosive, dangerous and incredibly dynamic sport. I consider myself lucky.
89
PlayStation 2IGN
There are few greater sensations than pure, unadulterated speed. Whether it's by skiing downhill, flying in a jet plane, or by pressing your foot down on the acceleration pedal of a powerful rally car, the experience of traveling fast is downright irresistible. I like my speed, and I like it dirty, which is why rally racing appeals so much to me. And someday that might be my downfall. The worldwide sport of rally racing has never, and may never, fully bloom in the US, but until then it appears publishers are perpetually willing to haul their great rally efforts over from the UK for the few US fans who simply can't get enough of this extremely explosive, dangerous and incredibly dynamic sport. I consider myself lucky.
89
PlayStation 2GameZone
Unfortunately rally racing hasn’t reached popular heights here in the United States like it is in Europe. Fortunately for us, though, games like Rally Fusion and the Colin McRae Rally series are giving us a taste of what it’s like to be behind the wheel in one of these intense, dirt-kicking races. After all, who doesn’t want to speed across some dusty path in the dry yet gorgeous Australian outback? If this sounds like your cup of tea, Colin McRae Rally 3 will more than quench your thirst for some serious rally racing action.
88
XboxFragland.net
Ok, got myself a drink and put on the newest Missy Elliot album and I’m ready to review one of the hottest games of the moment which my girlfriend got me for my birthday: Colin McRae rally 3.
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WindowsFragland.net
The Godfather of all rally games is back. While console gamers already have it for several months and are already dreaming of version 4, PC gamers are less fortunate and only recently got the chance to play version 3. It better be worth it.
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WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Niet of nauwelijks arcade elementen dus, maar wat overblijft is een serieuze rallygame waarbij Codemasters er alles aan heeft gedaan om de ervaring zo echt en intens mogelijk te doen lijken. Colin McRae Rally 3 lost alle verwachtingen in en biedt de meest intense en realistische rallyervaring tot nu.
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XboxGameZone
If the lengthy Indy 500 is comparable to running an exhausting marathon, rally racing is comparable to competing in a triathlon. Whereas America’s most popular NASCAR drivers drive around in a manmade oval bumper-to-bumper at insane speeds, rally drivers tear through some picturesque landscapes against the clock through all sorts of weather conditions. Rally drivers are the postmen of the auto world; they race through rain, sleet, and snow in addition to mud, dirt, and gravel.
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
Although the game's career mode is a little dry (compared to V-Rally 3) and the damage is forgiving, Colin McRae Rally 3 contains some stunning graphics and is a powerful, mesmerizing experience.
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PlayStation 2Gaming Target
Despite the relative lack of popularity for the sport of rally racing in America, game companies continue to release them into the market. It essentially started with the arcade classic Sega Rally Championship, and since then publishers have tried their hands multiple times to deliver great rally games, despite anemic sales. The amazing thing is, almost every rally game has ended up being spectacular or just a lot of fun to play.
86
PlayStation 2Gamesmania
Während sich Colin McRae auf Microsofts Xbox ein spannendes Kopf an Kopf Rennen mit Rallysport Challenge liefert, kann es sich auf Sonys Playstation entspannt auf das Siegespodium begeben. In Sachen Realismus und Authentizität hat Colin ohnehin die Nase vorn - lediglich grafisch steckt im Vergleich zum Xbox Rivalen ein wenig Sand im Getriebe. Rennspielfans dürfen bedenkenlos zugreifen, falls sie auf Arcaderennen verzichten können.
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WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Jeden Morgen sehe ich den hässlichen Ford meiner Nachbarin. Und jetzt steckt mich Colin McRae Rally 3 ausgerechnet in den Focus – wo ist mein geliebter Peugeot 106 aus Teil zwei? Doch schon nach den ersten Etappen verblasste bei mir diese Einschränkung: Selbst im Ford bietet das Spiel einfach ein besseres Fahrgefühl als die versammelte Konkurrenz. Dieses Rase-Vergnügen dauert an, bis ich die Meisterschaft in allen drei Schwierigkeitsgraden gewonnen habe. Die Langzeitmotivation verschwindet schnell angesichts der Beschränkung auf ein Auto in der Karriere, fehlender Setup-Möglichkeiten bei den Einzel-Etappen und der durchschnittlichen Grafik. In all diesen Bereichen schneidet Microsofts Rallisport Challenge besser ab, dürfte vielen Rallye-Fans aber zu arcade-lastig sein. Dann also doch Colin 3...
86
XboxGameSpot
Colin McRae Rally 3 isn't necessarily a game that should replace Rallisport Challenge in your collection, but it's definitely one that deserves a space right alongside it. If rally racing is your thing, you're almost certainly curious to find out if Codemasters' latest Colin McRae-endorsed racer is on a par with Microsoft's Rallisport Challenge, which recently celebrated its first birthday. In truth, Colin McRae Rally 3 isn't necessarily a game that should replace Rallisport Challenge in your collection, but it's definitely one that deserves a space right alongside it.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Un excellent titre mais qui souffre malheureusement de quelques défauts et lacunes. On s'attendait à un truc tellement gros que fatalement on est un rien déçu, mais quoi qu'il en soit Colin McRae Rally continuera à faire partie des pointures dans la catégorie. Les fans du second volet trouveront peut-être cette nouvelle mouture moins radicale et exigeante, CMR 3 est un excellent titre mais Codemasters passe malheureusement à côté de la simulation ultime qui aurait du tout déchirer sur son passage...
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XboxJeuxvideo.com
Un excellent titre mais qui souffre malheureusement de quelques défauts et lacunes. On s'attendait à un truc tellement gros que fatalement on est un rien déçu, mais quoi qu'il en soit Colin McRae Rally continuera à faire partie des pointures dans la catégorie. Les fans du second volet trouveront peut-être cette nouvelle mouture moins radicale et exigeante, CMR 3 est un excellent titre mais Codemasters passe malheureusement à côté de la simulation ultime qui aurait du tout déchirer sur son passage...
85
WindowsGry o2
Colin McRea Rally 3 dojechał do mety z najlepszym czasem, prześcignął takie produkcje, jak Rally Trophy czy RallySport Challenge. Pomimo, iż najnowsze dziecko Codemasters miało parę poślizgów i niemiłych stłuczek, to zwycięstwo mu się należało. Wielu osobom będzie na pewno żal normalnego trybu multiplayer, myślę jednak, że ten brak został w wystarczający sposób zrekompensowany przez odpowiedni klimat i świetną otoczkę samych rajdów. Teraz wybaczcie, że was opuszczam, ale zakładam kask i wyjeżdżam na kolejną trasę. Wy także bierzcie w ręce klawiatury lub kierownice i wygrywajcie wyścigi na całym świecie!
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XboxGame Over Online
All in all, perhaps I was premature in comparing Tony Hawk and skateboarding with Colin McRae and rally racing. The former always cranks out titles that everyone, novices and fans alike, can enjoy. It also consistently garners top marks in the 9s and 90s from critics. Rally 3 is not this title though. With what I’ve seen in Rally 3, it would appear the true fans, a small niche of the general gaming population, will truly appreciate it. But when it comes to sheer variety, an easier learning curve and exotic game modes, I’d pop in something else other than Rally 3.
85
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Colin 3 ist knapp an einem Platz in meiner persönlichen Lieblingsrennspiel-Vitrine vorbeigeschliddert. Schuld sind nicht etwa die furchtbar eintönigen Streckeneinfassungen (Bäume, Zuschauer etc.) - die Technik ist mir persönlich nämlich ziemlich egal, solange die Spielbarkeit stimmt, und das ist definitiv der Fall. Was mich wirklich stört: dass dermaßen beim Umfang geknausert wurde. Der neue Meisterschafts-Modus gefällt zwar, weil das Renngeschehen mitsamt dem Drumherum kompletter wirkt, allerdings ist der sehr schnell durchgespielt. Und danach? Wo sind herausfordernde Modi, wo ist die Netzwerkfähigkeit? Es fehlen die umwälzenden Verbesserungen, Codemasters hat sich größtenteils auf Feintuning beschränkt.
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WindowsPC Zone Benelux
Colin McRae Rally 3 voldoet niet op alle punten aan onze hoge verwachtingen, vooral grafisch hadden we er nèt nog wat meer van verwacht. Maar het is op voorhand toch weer de beste rallygame die dit jaar uit zal komen.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
Aside from these nuances, you'd be hard pressed to tell the two versions apart (the Xbox features a few more dust particles kicked up from back tires), and the PlayStation 2 version is in no way inferior. Although you'll never see another soul on any of the tracks you race, and you'll sometimes wish McRae and Grist exhibited a little more emotion, there's no better rallying title on console than this. If you're itching for a racing challenge, love deformable cars, and don't mind Nicky Grist's codewords for corners, Colin McRae Rally 3 gradually becomes a seminal piece of software.
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Windows4Players.de
Es fällt schwer, in heutigen Zeiten grafischer Exzesse ein Produkt wie Colin 3 überzeugend zu empfehlen, das vor allem mit inneren Werten denn mit Augenschmankerln protzt. Realismus-Fetischisten finden hier ganz klar ihr Eldorado - echter kann man das Rallye-Fahrgefühl wohl nicht vermitteln. Dank fantastischer Steuerung, realistischer Fahrphysik und einem coolen Schadensmodell fühlt man sich schnell wie ein Rallye-Crack, nimmt Kurven mit Bedacht und schliddert haarscharf an Hindernissen vorbei - cool! Grafisch hingegen muss sich der Großmeister kleinlaut Jungspunden wie Rallisport Challenge beugen, die einfach optisch mehr bieten. Von daher eine ganz klare Empfehlung für Rallye-Fans, denen Realismus vor Optik geht. Wer dagegen auf eine schraubengenaue Simulation verzichten kann, und lieber arcadigen Fahrspaß ohne große Einarbeitung sucht, ist beim Microsoft-Produkt oder Ubi Softs Rally Championship 2002 besser aufgehoben.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
Colin McRae Rally 3 offers some of the most enjoyable and realistic rally racing on any platform to date--it's just a shame that the game's options are so limiting. Real rally competitions might not allow fields of cars to compete head-to-head with each other in an environment that allows contact between them, but as EA's Shox and Microsoft's Rallisport Challenge for the Xbox demonstrated last year, that's not necessarily reason enough to all but exclude the option from a video game. Colin McRae Rally is certainly one of the best rally games on the PS2 right now, but with its dearth of gameplay options, it's difficult not to wonder about the game's longevity--particularly if you're likely to be playing it alone rather than with friends.
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PlayStation 24Players.de
Teil 3 der ruhmreichen Serie bietet gewohnt gute Kost, die Fans der Serie absolut zufrieden stellen dürfte. Doch angesichts der harten Konkurrenz auf der PS2 muss man mehr auffahren als gute Grafik und Fahrphysik, um mithalten zu können. Trotz aller Vorzüge bleibt Colin McRae Rally 3 in vielen Punkten steril und bietet nur Hardcore-Fans Rallye-Feeling pur. Zwar wurde viel Wert auf Steuerung, Fahrphysik und Schadensmodell gelegt, doch das Drumherum bleibt meistens blass. Zudem ist die Streckenauswahl nicht gerade üppig und lässt -obwohl gut designt- den Wunsch nach mehr offen. Wem eine sehr gute Technik ausreicht, wird mit Colin McRae viel Spaß haben, denn das gewohnt gute Spielgefühl hat sich aus den Vorgängen hinüber gerettet. Wer allerdings eine echte Umsetzung des Rallye-Zirkus sucht, wird mit Colin nicht fündig werden. Im Kern ein durchdachtes Spiel, fehlt Colin irgendwie die Seele. Für Rallye-Fans trotzdem in jedem Fall einen Kauf wert.
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WindowsGamesmania
Colin McRae Rally 3 ist schon eine Enttäuschung, wenn auch auf hohem Niveau. Über acht Monate hatte Codemasters Zeit für die PC-Version, herausgekommen ist leider eine nicht sehr überzeugende Konsolenumsetzung, bei der allein die Grafik für den PC leicht verbessert wurde. Die vielen kleinen Mängel, die den Spielspaß auf die Dauer trüben, wurden nicht beseitigt, hier hat man wohl bereits alle Ressourcen in den nächsten Teil gesteckt, der noch dieses Jahr für die Konsolen erscheint. Doch trotz der vielen Mängel ist Colin 3 das beste Rallyespiel auf dem PC, da es beim wichtigsten Punkt, dem Fahrverhalten, einfach ungeschlagen ist. Rallyefans ohne Konsolen im Wohnzimmer können daher getrost zugreifen, alle anderen warten lieber auf Colin McRae Rally 04, das dann hoffentlich das bietet, was wir uns bereits vom dritten Teil versprochen hatten.
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Xbox4Players.de
Dank fehlender Konkurrenz übernimmt Colin auf der Xbox den angestammten Thron der Rallye-Simulationen. Doch die nachfolgende Konkurrenz hat es mittlerweile nicht mehr ganz so schwer, an der Pole Position zu kratzen. Denn insgesamt bleibt Colin hinter den Erwartungen zurück. Sicher: Fahrphysik-technisch hat Codemasters wieder einmal ein Meisterstück abgeliefert, doch ob Standardspielmodi und gerade mal sechs Rallyes reichen, um sich die Konkurrenz vom Hals zu halten, wage ich zu bezweifeln. Selbst das Arcade-lastige Rallisport Challenge ist dem Xbox-Ausflug des Schotten in einigen Punkten voraus. Trotzdem können Rallye-Fans gefahrlos zugreifen, denn Colin Mc Rae Rally bleibt Colin McRae Rally.
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WindowsGry OnLine
Trzeba zacząć od jednego ze spornych wątków, a mianowicie od przypisaniu tej gry jej gatunku. Wydawać by się mogło – nic prostszego! Jednak nie jest to do końca łatwe. Większość zapewne zgodzi się, że z grubsza przypisujemy jej miano wyścigówki. Jednak fani rajdowi z krwi i kości jednomyślnie zaprzeczą! Oni nie lubią nazywać gier rajdowych wyścigówkami. Dla nich (no i dla mnie) wyścigówka to tak gra jak Need For Speed, Test Drive, itp., a Colin McRae Rally (cała seria) to gry zwane potocznie „rajdówkami”.
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XboxGame Chronicles
Colin McRae Rally 3 is 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. The solitary nature of rally racing may turn off the more traditional racing crowd, but anyone looking for a serious racing sim, look no further. CMR3 rivals anything you can play on the PC with perfect physics and a stunning audio/visual presentation that puts you behind the wheel and in the racing suit of the undisputed leader of the sport, Colin McRae.
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XboxEurogamer.net (UK)
To sum up, Colin McRae Rally 3 has everything for the discerning driving fan. It's handling, damage system, and realistic feel is untouchable, without ever allowing it to get in the way of being a fun game. If it weren't for the lacklustre visuals, this would get an even more enthusiastic response - but if the looks don't bother you, then CMR3 is pretty much an essential purchase for Rally fans, and well worth checking out even if you're not.
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WindowsJoystick (French)
Les caisses sont bien modélisées, les circuits sont réussis, les sensations de pilotage sont excellentes, cela suffit à faire de ce Colin McRae un très bon jeu de rallye. A part ça, il n'y a absolument rien de révolutionnaire, surtout pas sur le plan technique ni sur les modes de jeu qui sont carrément moins nombreux que dans le précédent épisode.
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PlayStation 2ESC Magazine
For the most part Colin McRae Rally 3 proves to be an enjoyable experience that delivers the best rally racing game on the PS2, PC, or Xbox. If you make the lack of gameplay options out to be a greater focus on the awesome racing, then CMR3 excels. Yet, if you are looking for a tweaking, customizing rich racer in the same vein as Gran Turismo 3 you may want to give CMR3 a rental and see if it is up you alley. Either way the game stands out in an overly crowded racing genre from both a technical and realistic standpoint. If you like racing games, you will love Colin McRae Rally 3, there’s no doubt about that.
80
XboxESC Magazine
For the most part Colin McRae Rally 3 proves to be an enjoyable experience that delivers the best rally racing game on the PS2, PC, or Xbox. If you make the lack of gameplay options out to be a greater focus on the awesome racing, then CMR3 excels. Yet, if you are looking for a tweaking, customizing rich racer in the same vein as Gran Turismo 3 you may want to give CMR3 a rental and see if it is up you alley. Either way the game stands out in an overly crowded racing genre from both a technical and realistic standpoint. If you like racing games, you will love Colin McRae Rally 3, there’s no doubt about that.
80
WindowsESC Magazine
For the most part Colin McRae Rally 3 proves to be an enjoyable experience that delivers the best rally racing game on the PS2, PC, or Xbox. If you make the lack of gameplay options out to be a greater focus on the awesome racing, then CMR3 excels. Yet, if you are looking for a tweaking, customizing rich racer in the same vein as Gran Turismo 3 you may want to give CMR3 a rental and see if it is up you alley. Either way the game stands out in an overly crowded racing genre from both a technical and realistic standpoint. If you like racing games, you will love Colin McRae Rally 3, there’s no doubt about that.
80
XboxMS Xbox World
Although not a perfect title Colin McRae Rally 3 does recreate the world of a Rally driver exceptionally well, overall the game is not as visually impressive as the Microsoft title Rallisport Challenge yet is a much more realistic driving experience.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Snifff, que c'est court ! On en veut plus tant le gameplay est plaisant et la conduite géniale dans ce Colin McRae Rally 3. Si le jeu est moins radicalement orienté arcade que son prédécesseur sur PC l'absence de rival solide dans la catégorie sur le support en fera un titre tout indiqué pour les amateurs du genre qui découvriront au passage une réalisation impressionnante.
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PlayStation 2Game Chronicles
Colin McRae Rally 3 is 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. The solitary nature of rally racing may turn off the more traditional racing crowd, but anyone looking for a serious racing sim, look no further. CMR3 rivals anything you can play on the PC or any of the other consoles with perfect physics and a stunning audio/visual presentation that puts you behind the wheel and in the racing suit of the undisputed leader of the sport, Colin McRae.
80
Windowsallaboutgames.co.uk
Another great Colin McRae Rally game, but owners of CMR2 may want to think about upgrading first, as it does not offer as much new as it could have.
80
XboxFactornews
Même si les puristes seront peut-être un poil déçus, ce Colin McRae 3 s’impose comme la référence en matière de simulation de rallye sur consoles par son gameplay inégalable.
80
XboxExtreme Gamer
The easy comparison on the Xbox for Colin McRae would be RalliSport Challenge. RalliSport was a more exciting game for me, but didn’t have the realism that Colin McRae Rally 3 has. So if you want faster action and a wider car selection go with RalliSport or if you would rather have less cars, but more realistic car physics and rally feel go with Colin. Both games are excellent in there own right. If you are a rally car fan by far you need to check out this RalliSport and this title.
80
XboxGameSpy
To be honest, CMR3 can't hold a candle to Rallisport Challenge graphically, but betters it with phenomenal collision detection and handling. If you're itching for a racing challenge, love deformable cars, and don't mind Nicky Grist's codewords for corners, Colin McRae Rally 3 gradually becomes a seminal piece of software. Ignore those graphical foibles, and let's off-road!
80
WindowsThunderbolt Games
Colin McRae Rally 3 is what all rally games aspire to be, it looks great, handles well and you'll be playing it for a while. It has enough depth to keep petrol-heads happy, but doesn't overcomplicate things for newcomers to the sport. The only downside to the game is that you need a top-end PC to get the best out of it. But if you have got a nice, shiny, new computer and you fancy your chances on the track, then this is the game for you.
79
PlayStation 2Imperium Gier
Miał być hit. Dostajemy w miarę dobrą grę, która jednak nie umywa się do liderów gatunku. Jeśli ktoś uwielbia niszczenie samochodów rajdowych, z pewnością CMR3.0 okaże się lepszym wyborem niż TOCA. Co do tego nie wątpliwości - obydwie gry reprezentują podobny styl, przy czym Colin wypada przy ich porównaniu znacznie lepiej. Jazda jest całkiem przyjemna, ale osoby nie posiadające kierownicy mogą się zawieść. Proponuję wypróbowanie gry przed zakupem - jeżeli odpowiadać Wam będzie sterowanie padem, to OK. Możecie grać. Nowy Colin nie jest żadną rewolucją czy nawet rewelacją. Jest w miarę solidną grą o brzydkich trasach, ślicznych modelach samochodów i realistycznej rozgrywce. Trochę krótka, ograniczająca nas i w wielu miejscach niedopracowana. Nie na to czekaliście, ale oto jest. CMR3.0 trafił na sklepowe półki. Radujcie się, ale przed zrobieniem sobie z niego prezentu pod choinkę radziłbym się dobrze zastanowić.
76
WindowsComputerGames.ro
The producers were pretty generous when it comes to the number of the cars and if we multiply it with the number of the stages you unlock then Colin McRae Rally 3 should keep you busy for a while. It's not quite a bad game, incomplete I'd say, and the score reflects this. If this were the first title of the series I'd understand them and give them a few more points but what they're doing now is just lame. I can't let them play with our money and I hope they'll remedy all the problems in the future title.
75
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Все представители консольного сообщества, игравшие в третью часть на PlayStation 2, утверждают, что РС-версия разительно отличается от приставочной. В худшую сторону. Но потомственные фанаты «макреев» купят игру независимо от моего вердикта, а тем, кто впервые пробует себя в роли виртуального раллиста, я ее и сам порекомендую. Все равно CMR2 вы уже нигде не найдете…
75
WindowsGameguru Mania
Overall, CMR3 is still one of the best rally simulator for the PC on the market, especially for casual gamers, but I cannot give this game more than 75% Because if I gave this game 90%, then CMR2 should have gotten at least 120% :)
70
WindowsGamesdog
The game's great but if you're interested in any kind of online multiplayer experience you'll have to stick to TOCA. Annual updates in the EA mode, as great looking as they're guaranteed to be, need to be fully featured.
70
WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Un peu plus de deux ans après la sortie de l’excellent Colin McRae Rally 2 sur PC, Codemasters nous gratifie de la troisième version de ce jeu sur PC, un an après qu’il soit sorti sur X-Box et PS2. Après avoir créé le modèle des simulations de rallyes, l’éditeur britannique se devait de frapper très fort avec son nouveau jeu. A votre avis, pari gagné ou pas ?
66
WindowsPlay.tm
The fact that Codemaster's have failed to utilise some of the PC platform's major advantages is a shame, however, as we are once again reminded of Colin's shortcomings by the lack of multiplayer options. You'll get a four-player split-screen mode like on the consoles certainly, but any form of LAN or internet mode is sorely missed. Which leaves us PC gamers feeling more than a little short-changed even if the game is occasionally quite pretty, and the game play frequently satisfying - if unoriginal. Codemaster's must try harder with Colin McRae 4, which we hope will sit Colin back atop the genre.
65
PlayStation 2PlayFrance
Au final, je dois avouer avoir été déçu par ce jeu. La réalisation est bonne, mais je trouve le gameplay vraiment approximatif : on n’a pas réellement de sensations. De plus, les 2 modes de jeu font un peu léger, d’autant que la difficulté est peu élevée. En faisant attention à ne pas taper les obstacles, quitte à ralentir plus que nécessaire, on n’a pas besoin d’être un dieu de la trajectoire ou du passage de vitesse pour terminer en tête. Un jeu honnête sans plus, pour s’amuser un moment.
60
WindowsEurogamer.net (UK)
It's fair to say that the original Xbox and PS2 release of CMR3 was greeted with a fair amount of disappointment from many of its more demanding fans. It's not that it was bad game by any stretch of the imagination, but previous versions set such a high standard that many people expected Codemasters to once again set the benchmark. The cold fact was it didn't.