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TOCA Race Driver 3 (PlayStation 2)

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Description

TOCA Race Driver 3 follows on from the ideas started in Race Driver 2. The game attempts to include as many different forms of four-wheeled racing in one game, as well as injecting each with a high degree of realism.

The game has over 70 licensed cars and 80 real tracks, as well as 35 different disciplines of racing.

There are two main gameplay modes. The World Tour mode has the player starting a racing career and, with the help of a Scottish manager, attempting to gain renown and acceptance into more famous racing events. There are 3D rendered cutscenes shown from the player's point-of-view, which move the story along and, while not as detailed as its predecessor, gives a good idea of the back scenes of a professional racer's life aside from just the racing. This mode includes mixtures from all the racing disciplines.

The second mode allows the player to choose one discipline and play a career focused on that choice. This mode has no back-story and longer, more realistic races.

TOCA Race Driver 3 provides two different driving models, Simulation and Pro-Simulation. The latter is recommended for gamers with analog steering wheels only. Simulation is intended for gamers without wheels, or who want an easier experience. This mode is also noticeably easier than the Simulation mode from TOCA Race Driver 2.

Screenshots

TOCA Race Driver 3 PlayStation 2 The practice lap starts with the car in motion.
After a 3-2-1 countdown the player takes control
TOCA Race Driver 3 PlayStation 2 On the track in the World Sprintcar Series.
TOCA Race Driver 3 PlayStation 2 That's Rick, he shows the player around the pits, explains the advantages of the cars and so-on.
TOCA Race Driver 3 PlayStation 2 Within each Discipline there are multiple championships. In the Oval Discipline the player can compete in the Sprintcar Series, US Speedtruck Challenge, US Dirt Series, Indycar Series and more

Alternate Titles

  • "V8 Supercars Australia 3" -- Australian/New Zealand title
  • "TOCA Race Driver 3: The Ultimate Racing Simulator" -- Tag-lined title
  • "DTM Race Driver 3" -- German/Benelux title

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The Press Says

GamePro (US) Feb 24, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
allaboutgames.co.uk Jun 15, 2007 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Feb 22, 2006 87 out of 100 87
Game Freaks 365 Mar 29, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Feb 24, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Mar, 2006 8.25 out of 10 82
Gamesmania Mar 17, 2006 82 out of 100 82
GameSpy Feb 27, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 20, 2006 16 out of 20 80
JeuxActu Feb 21, 2006 14 out of 20 70

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Trivia

Awards

  • 4Players
    • 2006 – #3 Best Xbox Game of the Year
    • 2006 – #3 Best Racing Game of the Year

Related Web Sites

  • A Wealth of Racing Riches Await (An Apple Games article about TOCA Race Driver 3 (October, 2008).)
  • Official Webpage (Mac) (The official product page for the Mac version of TOCA Race Driver 3 on the publisher's website, which provides an overview of the vehicles, circuits, and racing modes within the game, as well as a trailer, a demo, a series of desktop wallpapers, and ordering information, among other such things.)
  • TOCA Race Driver 3 (Product page on the developer's website)
Richard Kaplan (12) added TOCA Race Driver 3 (PlayStation 2) on Aug 04, 2006
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