Advertising Blurbs
    The definitive rally game is back from the team that set out the genre. More of the most detailed cars in any game, competing on more stages, with full online play. Start a career on the lower rungs of rallying and work your way to the peak of the sport in Colin McRae Rally 2005™. The core of the game is the new multi-discipline career challenge - in which you'll start out in the lower leagues of club rallying, learn your craft in over 20 different classes of rally events including Challenges, Cups, SuperCups, Shields and Championships. With 300 stages of competition, and a huge variety of car classes including 2-Wheel Drive, super 2WD, 4-Wheel-Drive, 4WD Classics and more, it'll be the most complete rally experience ever offered.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (22317) on Sep 07, 2010.

Atari Australia Press Quotes - Windows:
    " We should quickly talk about the gameplay, but there's not much to say other than this is one of the best rally experiences you can have outside of getting in a real car and making it muddy. The in-car headcam view is a thing of genius and coupled with the damage, graphics, sound and excellent handling that is easy to pick up, but hard to become world class at, you have a very compelling experience. 9/10" - Total

    "The best rally game on the PC, Colin McRae Rally 3 is fun to play, looks great and will keep you coming back for more long after you've completed the main Championship mode. The only game worth getting if you're a fan of the sport, and even if you're not a fan, it's still worth a look. 9/10" -

    " Gameplay-wise Colin McRae Rally is still an excellent example of a series of games that just gets better with each incarnation. 79%" - Hyper Magazine

    Contributed by Xoleras (66885) on May 17, 2004.

Atari Australia Press Quotes - Xbox:
    "Superbly playable and constantly challenging" "An instantly accessible, instantly enjoyable experience" 9/10 OFFICIAL UK PS2 MAGAZINE

    " Are you a fan of rally racing? Then you owe it to yourself to check out Codemasters' excellent racing title, Colin McRae Rally 3. By far, this is the best racing game of 2003. 8.8/10" -

    " In McRae 3 there’s always a heightened sense of pressure, especially when approaching a precarious turn. The feeling of committing one fatal error and losing the racing always seemed to loom over us making each and every turn in a sweaty palmed, white-knuckle affair." -

    " The game fully supports 5.1 audio, and driving from the in-cockpit view fills all your speakers with a rich array of noise. Brake hard into a turn and you'll hear the tires screeching, the transmission clunking through the gears, the anti-lag system crackling behind you, and the engine's wastegate chattering like a deranged mouse." -

    " Amazing car models, Fun gameplay, Challenging career mode. 88% " -

    " Overall, Colin McRae 3 is a very solid rally game that not only delivers to fans of rally racing with tracks and drivers taken from real life but also to the casual racing crowd with its compelling gameplay, awesome graphics, and enjoyable damage system. Fans of the previous Colin McRae racing titles will find themselves at home and will love the newest iteration, and anyone else would do themselves good to introduce themselves to the world of rally racing gaming via this superb title. 9.4/10" -

    Contributed by Xoleras (66885) on May 11, 2004.

Atari Australia website (for Xbox):

    Demanding total McRae commitment and total McRae determination, Colin McRae Rally 3 will deliver the total rally experience when it launches for Xbox this November

  • The polygon count for the Focus model is up to a staggering 14,000, compared to about 800 for the previous game.
  • The recreation of the Focus in game is not just limited to the vehicle’s body parts – both McRae and co-driver Nicky Grist are fully animated and react to every movement of the car.
  • Featured cars include: Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7, Subaru Impreza WRX 44S, Citroen Xsara Kit Car, Ford Puma Rally, Citroen Saxo Kit Car, Fiat Punto Super 1600, MG ZR and the Ford RS200 and Lancia 037 from the classic set.
  • The main championship game is a gruelling series of races across eight international rallies: Japan, Spain, USA, Sweden, Finland, Greece, Australia and the UK are all included offering tarmac, gravel, dirt, and rain-soaked road surfaces.
  • Cars in the game include Citroen Saxo Kit Car,Citroen 2CV Sahara, Citroen Xsara Kit Car, Fiat Punto Rally Car, Lancia 037, Ford Focus RS WRC 2002, Puma Rally Car, 1986 RS200, MG ZR Rally Car, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 7, Subaru Impreza WRX (44S), Subaru Impreza 22B Sti and Additional Bonus cars to be discovered

    Contributed by Xoleras (66885) on May 05, 2004.

Back Cover - PlayStation2 (PAL):

    "the greatest rally game in the world"

    Play Magazine

    "closer than anything else to the physical and mental demands of the sport"

    As Colin McRae
    you've secured a three-year contract with the Ford Rallye Sport team to win the Championship Trophy.

    21 high-performance rally cars recreated under licence including: Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VII, Subaru Impreza WRX (44S) and of course Ford Focus RS WRC.

    Race with the Ford Rallye Sport Team

    Dynamic realtime damage

    Full environmental physics

    Race against the clock through 64 stages in 8 countries including UK, Australia, Finland and Japan.

    Drive for the record against your friends in 'Stages' mode.

    The most professional pace notes in any game - researched, written and voiced by McRae's co-driver Nicky Grist.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66885) on Apr 23, 2004.