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TOCA Race Driver 3 (Windows)

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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 Main menu
TOCA Race Driver 3 Windows That Australian manager is still in the game.
TOCA Race Driver 3 Windows Of course the game still has truck races.
TOCA Race Driver 3 Windows Too bad. Still no jump or smash events with monster trucks.

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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The Press Says

GameSpot (Belgium/Netherlands) Feb 27, 2006 90 out of 100 90
Elkander 2007 9 out of 10 90
Game Chronicles Apr 21, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Gildia Gier Komputerowych May 11, 2006 9 out of 10 90
4Players.de Feb 22, 2006 87 out of 100 87
PTGamers Jan 03, 2006 16 out of 20 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Mar 10, 2006 16 out of 20 80
PAL Gaming Network (PALGN) Feb 27, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Yahoo! Games Feb 22, 2006 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
JeuxActu Feb 21, 2006 14 out of 20 70

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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)
Richard Kaplan (12) added TOCA Race Driver 3 (Windows) on Aug 04, 2006
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