- Platform: PlayStation2
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: Video Game
This product is subject to specific safety warnings
As you'd expect from a top flight rally sim, everything about the vehicles on offer can be customised and tinkering under the bonnet between stages really produces a difference. If you're a really bad driver you can also see the difference, as tearing the bonnet, side panels or windows out mid stage reveals an astonishing level of detail within the car. Engine parts move, suspension arms judder and Mr McRae himself bounces around the car's cockpit in full 3-D--the level of detail is amazing.
With a variety of gameplay modes ranging from races over individual stages to a simulated three-season tour of duty as McRae himself, there's plenty of bang for your buck here--and believe us, by the time you've cannoned off the scenery for the umpteenth time you'll know what bangs are all about.
Thankfully, Codemasters have resisted the temptation to fill Colin McRae 3 with discordant music tracks, relegating the score to intro and menu screens and leaving the in-game sound to co-driver commentary and a multitude of engine sounds--a pleasant change in an age where licensed soundtracks are king. Perhaps the strongest element of CM3, though, is in the gameplay. The car handling is spot on and in wild weather (snow, rain, fog and more) guiding a speeding Ford Focus around sharp bends is a real art form.
The PlayStation 2 has a wide range of good games and a handful of true AAA titles; Colin McRae 3 falls into the latter category as a real must-have. --Chris Russell
Turned up when it said and plays perfectly spend many hours playing wasting time in front of the TV brilliantPublished 16 months ago by R S BULLEN
i had this game years ago and lost it, so glad i found it on amazon, great price, turned up early and is a dream to playPublished on 17 Mar. 2013 by paul
I've played a fair few car games in the past, but none of them are as good as Colin Mcrae! The stages are fun, especially in Japan, and the handling is realistic and not painfully... Read morePublished on 28 Feb. 2010 by Ms. Jennifer Ball
Without a doubt this is the best rally ever produced and the ONLY RACING SIMULATOR in my opinion.
Graphics are excellent, and most importantly the control of the car is very... Read more
A lot has been said about this game but still I have decided to post my opinion, so here it goes and I hope it is helpfull to anyone. Read morePublished on 15 April 2003 by "theverveone"
This really isn't very good! The graphics are fine, the car choices... a punto... strange! The handling is like jelly (too much roll)... Read morePublished on 6 Feb. 2003 by JCC
In short, I think this is the most irritating, frustrating, infuriating driving game I have ever played, and I have to say I now wish I'd bought WRC2 instead. Read morePublished on 26 Jan. 2003 by A. Smith