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TOCA Race Driver 3

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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.


TOCA Race Driver 3 Windows Some dirt races are driven on an arena type track.
TOCA Race Driver 3 Windows Some cars are dirty to begin with but they don't get any dirt during races.
TOCA Race Driver 3 Windows Main menu
TOCA Race Driver 3 Windows The rain effect is still quite lame.

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 (25282)

The Press Says

Cheat Code Central Windows Mar 01, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
Meristation Windows Feb 28, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Eurogamer.net (UK) Xbox Feb 03, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Gildia Gier Komputerowych Windows May 11, 2006 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) Xbox Feb 22, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
Fragland.net Xbox Apr 11, 2006 89.5 out of 100 90
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jan, 2006 87 out of 100 87
GameSpot PlayStation 2 Feb 24, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Xbox 2006 8.25 out of 10 82
1UP Windows Feb 21, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65


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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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