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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 Windows Winner gets all the girls.
TOCA Race Driver 3 Windows You get time penalty from being naughty.
TOCA Race Driver 3 Windows Too bad. Still no jump or smash events with monster trucks.
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.

Promo Images

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TOCA Race Driver 3 Screenshot
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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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User Reviews

Wow...simply wow! PlayStation 2 Big John WV (27250)

Critic Reviews

Digital Entertainment News (den) Windows May 25, 2006 9.1 out of 10 91
3DAvenue PlayStation 2 Mar 02, 2006 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
GamePro (US) Xbox Feb 22, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
IGN PlayStation 2 Feb 14, 2006 8.7 out of 10 87
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Feb 22, 2006 87 out of 100 87
4Players.de Xbox Feb 22, 2006 87 out of 100 87
Gamesmania.de PlayStation 2 Mar 17, 2006 82 out of 100 82
PC Powerplay Windows Mar 01, 2006 82 out of 100 82
PlayDevil Xbox Jun 08, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Apr, 2006 Unscored Unscored

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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)
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