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TOCA Race Driver 3

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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 After the title screen there's a video montage showing the different kinds of car and track that are available in the game. This is one of the open wheel models
TOCA Race Driver 3 Windows Cars can be previewed before race.
TOCA Race Driver 3 PlayStation 2 Here the player is about to start a practice lap. 
The wheel symbol in the lower right is shown when the game is loading something
TOCA Race Driver 3 Windows Impressive

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

Appletell Macintosh Mar 02, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
TeamXbox Xbox Feb 16, 2006 8.8 out of 10 88
GameStar (Germany) Windows Jan, 2006 87 out of 100 87
GamingExcellence Windows Jul 05, 2006 8.7 out of 10 87
GameSpot Xbox Feb 28, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Mar, 2006 8 out of 10 80
PTGamers Windows Jan 03, 2006 16 out of 20 80
JeuxActu Windows Feb 21, 2006 14 out of 20 70
JeuxActu PlayStation 2 Feb 21, 2006 14 out of 20 70
1UP Windows Feb 21, 2006 6.5 out of 10 65

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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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