McRae Rally 3
||(Win98/Me/2000/XP) (DVD Case) (CMCRAE3PR)
Game: Rally Racing
from Games Domain
93 from ActionTrip
Control Is Everything
Rain explodes on the windscreen smeared across by the
wipers, then streaking up the windscreen. You can't see the road ahead, but
that doesn't matter, as you haven't started the race yet. At the moment all
your attention is focused, foot on the accelerator ready to go. What lies ahead
is another matter.
Be part of the Ford Rally Sport Team, make strategic
decisions and live the life of a world beating rally driver.
Race against the clock through 56 stages in 8 countries
including UK, Australia, Finland and Japan.
21 high-performance rally cars recreated under licence
including: Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VII, Subaru Impreza WRX (44S) and Ford Focus
Change the landscape- your surroundings respond
dynamically to collision; potholes, surface conditions and obstacles affect
Real, visible, destructible car body with fully
operable components- parts crumple your chassis, batter your body panels and
shatter your suspension.
Windows 98/ME/2000/XP: Pentium III 750 MHz (Pentium
3/4 1.4GHz recommended), 128 MB RAM (512 MB recommended), DirectX 9, 3D
graphics card with 32 MB (64 MB recommended), 3.5Gb hard drive space (500 MB
free after installation).
Supported 3D chipsets: ATI readeon 8500LE, 8500, 9000
Pro, 9500 Pro, 9700 pro, Matrox: Parhelia, NVidia nForce 1 & 2, GeForce ,
GeForce 2, GeForce 3, GeForce 4, SIS Xabre 400.
Games Domain by Steve
"Those are small
factors, however, and by and large, it's a great experience, helped by the fact
that the actual driving dynamics are linked with pinpoint accuracy to what you
see. Driving from road to gravel to dirt, it's hard to believe just how
accurately your car responds. Especially given how easy it is to lose control
at high speeds, just like it is in a real car. The clever driver can us e
surfaces to their advantage, especially on the hairpin-heavy mountainous
courses, which by and large have a pleasantly skiddy surface on which you can
careen around corners with minimal loss of speed (or at least, that's the idea.
Actually, we tended to roll into cliff faces/off cliff faces with depressing
"There's little else to say, really. Colin
McRae Rally 3 is the best rally simulator in existence for PC, minor flaws
included. It runs smoothly with the graphics options cranked up on our mediocre
system, it's engrossing, powerful and an astonishingly accurate driving
experience. Aficionados may well want to use a wheel or controller, as the
arrow keys don't really suit the pin-point control needed for some of the
faster turns, but if you're a fan of the rally, get out there, and buy it now.
Colin commands you!"
ActionTrip by Uros
"For all intents and purposes, Colin McRae
Rally 3 features the most realistic interpretation of rally driving I've ever
seen in a video game. Two aspects of gameplay that are most noteworthy are the
physics engine and damage model, and the incredible attention to detail when it
comes to car handling and its interaction with the terrain. From a technical
standpoint, the top-of-the-line physics engine allows for the objects in the
game to exhibit properties that correspond to their weight, and for the car to
behave on the track and slide in bends in accordance to the forces that affect
it and the type of terrain it's on. There are a few obscure bugs here in there
(like certain objects being able to stop the car dead in its tracks, despite
their rather low mass), but in total, the game's physics are about as good as
it gets in a racing game. The most important thing about it is that the car
reacts to bumps, water, and centrifugal forces very similar to how it would in
real life. Depending on the type of tires or shocks you've outfitted your car
with; it will react very differently to dirt tracks, tarmac, and slippery
"What also struck me as a great quality of Colin
McRae Rally 3 is that there is never a dull moment during the season. The maps
you'll be driving on are extremely versatile, and are very authentic in their
representation of the landscapes of countries where the stages take place.
Finland is very green and full of beautiful lakes, whereas in Sweden, you'll be
facing tough weather conditions and snow covered roads with sporadic outbursts
of snow blizzards. The US stage is rather dry and barren as it takes place in
desert-like conditions. The Spanish countryside is brimming with Mediterranean
architecture and vegetation that is inherent to that part of the world..."
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