Colin McRae Rally 3

Platform(s): PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Racing
Publisher: Codemasters
Developer: Codemasters
Release Date: April 22, 2003

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by Rainier on Feb. 25, 2003 @ 10:20 a.m. PST

In Colin McRae Rally 3, players assume the role of Colin McRae in his pursuit for the World Champion Rally title. The game enables players to get close to the action with the enhanced damage engine, resulting in an intense and realistic racing experience.

Colin McRae Rally 3 enables players to get closer to the sport than ever before with the return on the Ford Focus RS World Rally Car. The in-game Ford Focus features fully moving and operable parts, which showcase the enhanced damage engine, resulting in a completely destructible car. As players race their way to the finish line any damage the car incurs - such as panels being ripped off and punctured or dented, or a shattered suspension, will have a direct affect on the way the car handles. The polygon count for the Focus model is up to a staggering 13, 000, compared to 800 in the previous game.

Colin McRae Rally 3’s development team is eyeing a level of visual and technical detail that surpasses any other racer. The phenomenal graphical quality and object detail create an intensely rich experience. In addition to the Focus, players will also experience being behind the wheels of several other authentic high-performance rally cars recreated under license, including the Mitsubishi Evo 7 and Subaru Impresza 44S.

Specific features that are integrated in the game include, McRae’s co-driver Nicky Grist personally pace-noting every stage featured in the game - as he would for a real rally, and interactive chief and pit crew advice informing players of their status in the race as well as that of their competition. Codemasters has also included amazing physics and AI graphics to bring racers closer to the action.

ABOUT COLIN McRAE RALLY 3

Colin McRae Rally 3 is set to be an unbelievably personal experience. Capturing the emotions and consequences of being a professional rally champion it takes the gaming experience to the limit as the player attempts to become the world’s greatest rally driver. In a career centred game, the pressure is on as the player takes on the role of Colin McRae as he’s given a three-year contract to win a series of championships for the Ford Rally Sport team. Between the adrenaline-rushing rally driving, the game is seamlessly blended with stage starts, stage checkpoint, end stage and service area sequences. It’s these sequences, when the Ford team attends to the Focus itself that builds the atmosphere of actually being part of a championship rally team.


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