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TOCA Race Driver 3

Rating: 12+ (PEGI)

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  Toca race Driver 3

| | See all Tomcurve's reviews (1)

This is an old game now but its one of the best games i have ever played on a pc with a good wheel like the logitec momo or good high quality wheel with pedals I have had the best online racing ever with this game even though its not a proper sim its just great fun online

  Windows 7

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Hey, I can't offer a review as I have never played the game, although I want to. I was wondering if anyone could help me, as I am getting a laptop with Windows 7 on it, will this game be compatible?

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| | See all DJSHEMMY's reviews (2)

this is an excellent game and addictive- i have sat to late hours of the morning playing it until it got so scratched it wouldnt play any more and am in process of buying another one. word of advice though: i purchased the PC GAMER VERSION and it will not play on my WINDOWS VISTA even though it states that it does

  Great Racing Game!

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I love Toca. I'm hardly a petrol head, in-fact I'm only 15 and therefore can't drive, so until I bought this game the closest I came to F1 and touring car racing was old re-run 'Top Gear' episodes on cable TV. I admit that a born racer I am not, to to be honest I cant really comment on the realism of the force feedback when you hit an apex at 56 miles an hour for example but to be frank I don't give a damn, all I can comment on is from a gamers perspective, from which I do have knowledge. The carreer mode is tremendously well thought out, the graphics are very good, the gameplay, despite my reasonably limited knowledge of driving, seems extremely good, the network play is again excellent, assuming you have a decent internet connection that is. Overall I would recomend this game to anyone who wanted a decent racing game for the PC.
Alough I would strongly recomend a steering wheel for any racing game, I have a Thrustmaster force feedback one and it is fantastic. Thanks for reading, Ollie 8/01/08

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  Good fun but not for the serious petrol head

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TOCA RD2 is the game that got me back into racing sims so I was hoping for a lot more from RD3.

What this game is.
A great fun racing game with a interesting campaign mode. A good selection of cars, great visuals good control both keyboard or Wheel and LOTS of fun.
Has lots of different cars to race and championships.
Online play is also very good and is one of its saving graces.

What this game isn't, a serious racing sim. It tries to be but ultimately fails. Races are short, seems to be aimed a little more towards the MTV/console generation.

Don't get this game if your after a real serious racing simulation.
Do get this game if your after a great racing sim that has a slight arcade feel to it.

I do love it but hate the way the races are so short.

  Good, but....it should be 2.5 stars instead.

| | See all Hillclimber's reviews (7)

I thing I must have been one of the very first to buy TOCA 3, and had high expectations from the rave reviews it had. Overall I think it's a great game - the cars and effects are all very realistic (in spite of what certain reviewers said), but being an all-out motoring enthusiast, I do find it a bit lacking - The same tracks are featured over and over again, there is no 'real' championship - you just get to participate in a number of races. The game also has a few shortcomings:
1 - If you feel like stopping half way through a tournament, you cannot race anything else or practice a difficult track, 'cos you'll lose the progress (and wuill have to start again), so you'll need to have more than 1 profile
2 - you can only race designated cars in designated tracks. So you can only race rally cars in rally tracks. for example, I would have loved to go for a spin with the Audi Quattro or Lancia Stratos in Silverstone...
3 - gearchange is the same for all cars - bloody quick! For example, I'm using a force feedback wheel with pedals (essential for the game), so when I'm changing gears manually on a 1955 Mercedes grand prix car or a Lotus GP car, the shift is just as quick as when I'm driving a Mitsubishi Evo (which could have a standard sequential box in reality!), so this is a bit unrealistic.
4 - In world tour mode, although you may be penalised for dangerous driving, the other drivers seem to be immune, and their driving can be absolutely awful. Starting in anything else from pole position makes it almost impossible to arrive home with the car still intact.This happens particularly in the DTM, where drivers are in reality much more professional!
If you search for the nitty gritty, you find that with a smashed and popped-off front windsceen you still manage to make fastest laps! Other damage is quite well reproduced, though, like suspension damage.
Black flags and penalties are pretty nonsensical. Imagine running wide in a corner, hitting the sand trap and losing an easy 3 seconds - guess what? the timing gets forfeited! Lap split times and details of other drivers' performace are also very lacking (that's why it seems to be a kid's toy sometimes).
I do believe that the producers of this game tried to make it appeal to too wide a spectrum of players - ranging from kids to adults. So it's a bit of a jack of all trades if you get my idea.
Though there may be TOCA 4 on the way, I will surely not be looking forward to it. I was tempted with Colin McRae's Dirt, but I'm afraid that it's going to be the same run of the mill product, with the only difference that Dirt will be wholly offroad. Perhaps I should stick to games that concentrate on one discipline and do it well, and stand clear from ambitious projects.