I've never really been a fan of racing games (except for Burnout Revenge), but after seeing some great reviews for PGR3 I decided to rent it and give it a shot.
The thing that I liked best was how it caters to racers of all skill levels. There are plenty of difficulty levels, so even if you have no previous driving experience whatsoever you should have no problem advancing through races and earning faster and prettier cars. Even at the beginning of the game you have the oppurtunity to drive some killer vehicles. There are no Honda Civics here, you are immediately set up with top of the line cars, complete with authentic sound effects. You also have the oppurtunity to test drive all of the cars right from the beginning, so you have an idea of whether that car is right for you.
Attention to detail is one of the game's strong points. The cars themselves are painstakingly modeled off of the real thing, both inside and out. The graphics are simply superb.
The actual gameplay itself is great. Each car handles slightly differently, and some cater to certain driving styles better than others.
The only thing I have against the game is that there are only a few environments, and most of the races are similar with only slightly different routes. But the racing itself is so fun that this isn't too much of an issue.
This is one of those titles that is worth playing, even if you aren't usually interested in racing games.
Single player and multiplayer work somewhat similar. Only thing is to get a good car in multiplayer you need to do some single player work. Not my first choice of activities to do when I get a game so i can pretty much only play online.
Graphics are extremely well done and very smooth. Cars look and sound great.
Crashing is a little slow. You snag certain things and it just slows you down on others(more then it should for a game.)
Also don't expect to find (noob friendly) people online. Even the slightest crash and be expected to be cursed out.
Again overall a good game but still waiting for Test drive to come out. Your reviewer. ZB
PGR3 looks great and the online play is also......
posted by GAm3r12345 (REVERE, MA) Apr 19, 2006
Member since Mar 2006
If your not a fan of racers than PGR3 is not for you. The game is fun but its mostly the same thing over and over again. After a week its just some game nothing big. I did "KEEP IT" and i in joy PGR3. But like i said if u dont like race car games dont keep it. Overall PGR3 is good NOT GREAT, fun but not too fun..