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PGR 3 Nails it !

posted by Weeble (TACOMA, WA) Apr 12, 2006

Member since Aug 2005

27 out of 33 gamers (82%) found this review helpful

My previous experiences with PGR titles left me feeling frustrated and bored soon after popping the disc in to my old X-Box. I hated the insanely difficult Kudos challenges. This new and vastly improved version is an outstanding mix of realistic physics, and arcade style game play.
The car models are so gorgeous they may make some fans of certain dream cars drool. The graphics are perfect and definitely next gen! PGR3 offers deep on line play as well. You can take static pictures of your cars in their parking spaces in your garages, and in action from the reply feature with photo control you might expect with a real camera.
The cockpit view gives a new dimension of weight and speed to car racing games, and is a nice addition. Frame rate is fluid and I have experienced no flaws after dozens of hours playing both on line and in solo career mode.
If you are looking for a racing game that puts you as close to the real thing as you will ever get to your dream cars (most likely for most of us anyway) this is for you, and you won't regret it one bit.
My only complaint is that you cannot tune your cars or add anything beyond a slim selection of paint colors, and sometimes no choice of colors at all. But if you want to tune some lawn mower sounding 4 banger with spoilers higher than Gods ego get NFS, or wait for Forza 2. Considering the options right now for the 360 this is the best looking racer available, and well worth the purchase for any shinny new 360. Where else can you get the chance to simulate the ride of your life in an F1 McLaren, Lamborghini's, Ferrari's or Mazerati's? However if you want a Mazda, or Audi to plaster tacky graphics on and race for money to tune up, and modify your ride then never mind, you won't appreciate the joy of a finer automobile you just don't see on the streets, except in Beverly Hills. Don' t get me wrong, I like NFS as well, but PGR3 is superior in graphics and game play. You gotta see it to believe it. I love this game.

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Very Good

Life Begins in front of your TV---by Mandrew913

posted by mandrew913 (NEW MARKET, MD) Jul 17, 2006

Member since Jun 2006

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

Have you ever driven a Maserati MC12 in the streets of LA? Have you experienced 200 mph on the Brooklyn Bridge? Well, this is your chance.

Warning! If you are a fan of turtle, snail, or old lady racing, then please step away from the computer screen. Traveling 7333 times FASTER than the average garden snail is what Project Gotham Racing is all about. (I really did the math!)

The short career mode of PGR3 ranges in difficulty from effortless to the equivalent of teaching your pet turtle to ace your least favorite teacher's math test. (Note to self: Teach Franklin to pass algebra.) The steel medals will come easily while the hardcore platinum medals are nearly impossible to earn, especially if you are a beginner. By winning career mode races, you will earn credits with which you can buy faster cars.

Eighty cars come with PGR3. (How did they all fit in the disk?) At the moment, 12:07 PM on Monday, July 17 in the year of 2006 AD, there are multiple cars available on the XBL marketplace. They can be purchased individually or as a bundle. Every car in PGR3 is a high performance, licensed vehicle. Each car is grouped in a class from A to E, A being the best and E being the worst. These 'worst' cars are still great and include the Corvette ZR-1 and the Aston Martin DB9.

Taking PGR3 online is great fun. Playing real people is a whole new experience. You can play the average street race, or take it to the next level with games like cone capture or cat and mouse. One problem with PGR3's online play is the long wait times to find a game in online career mode. In the time it takes to find a game, I could write, produce, and sell a documentary on annoying wait times.

Everybody loves gamerscore points! I have just over 5000 of the little guys as of 7/06. PRG3's points are tough. You will have to earn every last one. Some of them are even impossible because of glitches in the game.

The 2000 character limit, now a 46 character limit, won't let me finish this re

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Very Good

Hold on

posted by Raz360 (WAHPETON, ND) Apr 12, 2006

Member since Aug 2005

7 out of 10 gamers (70%) found this review helpful

This is one of the first 360 games that I had rented, and I loved it. For some reason, I just loved going fast down a straightaway, coming up to a corner, hitting the ebrake, and earning Kudos! The car selection is very nice, ranging from this strange go-cart looking thing to the Ferrari F50. The detail on these cars is amazing also. The interior looks as nice as the rest of the car! As you race down the beautifully designed cities, you'll see the damage you do to these cars. Once you win the race (or lose...) You'll see how well you stacked up compared to other drivers through xbox live. Speaking of Xbox live, online is fun with this too. You just find a game, join the lobby, pick a car, and compete! The only bad ting about xbox live would probably be that some people seem to think that it's bumper car 2006, not PGR3. You can turn collisions off, and it's much better! In short, if you like racing, rent this!

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