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Colin McRae Rally 3 (PC)

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      18.12.2003 19:50
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      Until the dour Scotsman bounced behind the wheel of a virtual rally car, rallying games were about as enticing as an orienteering simulator. It all changed with the first two instalments of Colin McRae Rally. Rival games were flipped over the Scotsman's bonnet and their lacklustre efforts spanked into embarrassed submission. Rallying had never been such high-speed fun. On starting the game you'll be greeted with a slick menu screen. Aficionados of the series will notice some differences to the previous game. If you want to become the best rally driver in the world you have to be content with slipping into Colin's kilt and going for a spin in his Ford Focus. Those who want to compete in Championship mode in different cars are out of luck. Gone too are the Arcade and Challenge races where you could race bumper to bumper with computer-controlled opponents. Instead you take to individual stages and race against your own best times. Thankfully, bettering your fastest times by milliseconds is good fun, and you can unlock new cars to race on individual stages thanks to sterling performances in the Championship mode. If your friends are also fans you can even cram three of them around the PC and engage in some split-screen multiplayer mayhem. As soon as you sit in the driver's seat, floor the accelerator and scream off into the sunset you'll realise Colin hasn't lost his magic touch. You soon forget that your fingers are tapping frantically at a keyboard, stop responding to the world around you and focus entirely on your co-driver's directions as you battle to keep your souped-up beast under control. A split-second's indecision can cause you to career out of control and into the shrubbery. Your car windows smash, body panels dent, lights crumple - every part of your car carries the evidence of your poor driving skills. One too many crashes will have your car handling like a Trabant on an ice-rink. You can only repair your b
      attered vehicle every three stages, so not exercising due care will make all the difference between winning and being a red-faced loser. Colin McRae Rally 3 is the best rally game you can buy, although it is far from perfect. Having this much fun in a fast car should be illegal.

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        27.10.2003 21:47
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        McRae has returned for a third instalment, but this time its actually got some competition. Microsoft's Rallisport Challenge .When you start the game you'll be greeted with a slick menu screen. Regulars of the series will notice some differences to the previous game. If you want to become the best rally driver in the world you have to be content with slipping into Colin's kilt and going for a spin in his Ford Focus. Those who want to compete in Championship mode in different cars are in no luck at all. Gone as wll are the Arcade and Challenge races where you could race bumper to bumper with computer-controlled opponents. As soon as you sit in the driver's seat, floor the accelerator and scream off into the sunset you'll realise Colin hasn't lost his magic touch You Will Need: Windows 98 or later, Pentium III 800MHz, 128MB RAM, 3.5GB hard disk space, 32MB graphics Colin McRae 4 is out now with better graphics

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