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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 The game's title screen
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 PlayStation 2 On the track in the World Sprintcar Series.
TOCA Race Driver 3 Windows There are some rally style special stages.

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 (25272)

The Press Says

Gry Mocny Windows Apr 13, 2006 9.5 out of 10 95
Elkander Windows 2007 9 out of 10 90
GamePro (US) PlayStation 2 Feb 24, 2006 4.5 out of 5 90
Game Freaks 365 PlayStation 2 Mar 29, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
GameSpot Windows Feb 24, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Windows Feb 23, 2006 8.5 out of 10 85
Game Watcher Windows 2006 8.2 out of 10 82
Press Start Online PlayStation 2 Jun 13, 2006 16 out of 20 80
Game Informer Magazine Xbox Mar, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Imperium Gier Windows May 08, 2006 7.9 out of 10 79

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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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