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TOCA Race Driver 3 (PlayStation 2)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
4.6
MobyScore
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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 4.3
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 5.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.3
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 5.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.3
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 5.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 4.0
Overall MobyScore (3 votes) 4.6


The Press Says

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90
TTGamer
V8 Supercars 3 is a pretty much must own game for Australian racing gamers and also offers a lot more bang for buck than just the local series. Codemasters have produced one of the finest and complete racing games ever made and even if you don't like the V8 Supercars (Are you Australian?) then you will find something to like in this huge plethora of racing series. Absolutely positively must buy title!
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allaboutgames.co.uk
TOCA Racer Driver 3 is not only an impressive showcase of motorsport, but an impressive showcase of the abilities of Codemasters to deliver a all-round very good driving game, despite including almost every bit of four-wheeled action under the sun. It's a package that anyone who likes racing games should be pick up instantly.
90
3DAvenue
V8 Supercars 3 is a pretty much must own game for Australian racing gamers and also offers a lot more bang for buck than just the local series. Codemasters have produced one of the finest and complete racing games ever made and even if you don't like the V8 Supercars (Are you Australian?) then you will find something to like in this huge plethora of racing series. Absolutely positively must buy title!
90
GamePro (US)
There's no shortage of modern racers, but most of the current crop seem obsessed with the atittude of tuner culture more than racing itself. ToCA Racer Driver 3 has no truck with that: it's all about the driving experience.
87
IGN
About four years ago Japanese publisher SEGA brought PS2 gamers an arcade port of Ferrari F355 Challenge. The title highlighted the Ferrari's singular brilliance, giving gamers a realistic and terrifically challenging port. Codemasters, the long-time racing development and publishing team from Europe specializing in European car simulations, has for years given gamers simulation style games. Critically and commercially, these games have done exemplary in Europe, but in the US their reception is mixed. Some games do well, others, well, meh. TOCA Race Driver 3 is, in a way, Codemasters way of maintaining its racing morals, if you will, while broadening the game to newer levels for the huge US racing market.
85
Game Freaks 365
TOCA 3 proves that video games do not need 10 buttons to be capable of entertainment value. It's an enjoyable experience, especially the multi-player with friends and family. There's so much content to offer in TOCA 3 that you'll be squealing in glee. This game has a full single-player experience and it takes TOCA racing online, as well as split-screen. I won't go so far as to say "there's simply nothing like this" as far as gameplay is concerned, like I did with TOCA 2, but if you want an assortment of racing types, there really is nothing like this.
85
GameSpot
Codemasters' TOCA Race Driver series has always been about two things: solid, simulation-based driving, and an insane amount of racing variety. Unlike most other racers out there, TOCA skips the usual methodology of sticking to one main type of racing and overloading the package with a ton of licensed cars. Certainly TOCA does have quite a few licensed vehicles, but they're spread across such a wide assortment of racing disciplines that at times it seems like no two races are ever alike. TOCA Race Driver 3 is the latest game in the series, and it's every bit as good as its predecessors, if not markedly better. The variety of race types has grown significantly, the driving remains a great deal of fun, and the game still presents itself extremely well.
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Game Informer Magazine
Augmenting the openness of the World Tour mode is a Pro Circuit mode that concentrates more on each type of racing, offering more depth to your experience if all you want to do is race classic cars, for instance. The one area where I feel this game misses is in its storytelling. Despite this missed opportunity, TOCA 3 contains more racing than you can shake a checkered flag at.
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Gamesmania
Rennsportfans machen mit DTM Race Driver 3 nichts verkehrt. Dermaßen viele verschiedene Klassen, die dabei allesamt auch noch gut umgesetzt sind, gibt es sonst nirgends. Wo sonst fährt man schon innerhalb von zwei Rennen einen Monster Truck und ein Nascarauto? Aber auch wen nur die DTM interessiert wird stundenlang Spaß haben, den detaillierten Strecken und dem tollen Fahrverhalten sei dank. Der Gesamteindruck ist somit sehr positiv, lediglich nie nicht mehr ganz taufrische Technik, die grässlichen Boxenstopps und das fehlerhafte Strafensystem sorgen für Kritik.
80
UOL Jogos
"TOCA Race Driver 3" é um jogo que tem na variedade seu ponto forte. Com 70 carros, 80 pistas e, principalmente, mais de 35 modalidades de corrida - cada um deles com uma característica de direção própria -, traz um volume imenso de conteúdo, além de modalidades online cheias de opções. Mesmo quem não está muito acostumado com o estilo mais para simulador tem chances de aprender com algumas das facilidades que o jogo oferece. Enfim, as chances são de agradar gregos e troianos.
80
Jeuxvideo.com
Il aurait fallu que le jeu franchisse un cap graphique supplémentaire pour que sa note soit plus élevée. Son richissime contenu en fait une des forces en puissance sur consoles et ses quelques côtés délicats à maîtriser ne seront pas suffisamment nombreux pour repousser les plus sceptiques. Une fois de plus, Codemasters a accompli sa mission et peut se targuer d'être à l'origine d'un des meilleurs jeux de courses actuel.
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Game Informer Magazine
Solid physics, nice menu design, and serviceable graphics round out the package nicely.
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Press Start Online
he game is at its weakest when it takes the action off road, the rally offering feeling dated and the dirt racing somewhat floaty, but that’s okay because you’re never forced to even try them. The rest of the game makes up for their loss at least six times over, making it unquestionably the most comprehensive example of the genre. It’s a jack of all trades that for once proves to be master of most.
80
GameSpy
Flighty? Indecisive? Man, have I got a game for you. Codemasters' ToCA Race Driver 3 lets you jump behind the wheel in an unheard of 35 different racing disciplines. Is it all too much? Is it overkill? While the game isn't without its problems, it does manage to tie together all of these ways to go too fast and deliver a monster of a game for racing fans.
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JeuxActu
Ce verdict reste globalement positif, évidemment. Tout va bien, ça roule mais le messie tant attendu mériterait bien une petite résurrection, dans trois jours, trois semaines ou trois mois, sous forme de patch peut-être pour que les joueurs le vénèrent deux mille ans.
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1UP
TOCA's evolution has been a rocky one. Despite the number "3" in this game's title, the series has actually been around a long time. It's gone from stuffy British touring car simulator to poorly licensed junk -- see Jarrett & Labonte Stock Car Racing -- to a melodramatic, story-driven rise through the worldwide ranks of auto racing. Race Driver 3, however, gets the formula just about right: loads of different motor sports to run and very little of the overwrought story to go with them.