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Project Gotham Racing 3 Review - Xbox 360

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Gameplay: 9 stars 9
Graphics: 9 stars 9
Audio: 10 stars 10
Multiplayer: 9 stars 9
Innovation: 7 stars 7
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The Project Gotham Racing games have always been highly anticipated and purchased until they went platinum. There’s no doubt that Project Gotham Racing 3 would follow suit, especially considering it’s an Xbox 360 launch title. Being one of the best games on offer on the Xbox 360, Project Gotham Racing 3 sets the standards for not only racing games, but graphical performance for the next generation of gaming. Packed with several cities, game modes, and a thorough online system, Project Gotham Racing 3 shapes up to be one of the most competitive next-generation games on the market.

Gameplay

Without cars, the average person would find life in the modern world rather hard. Thankfully, we have cars. With cars comes speed, with speed comes engines, with engines comes acceleration, and with acceleration comes… Ferraris? Project Gotham Racing 3 is full of over sixty cars with more to come (and already downloadable) via Xbox Live including Ferraris, Lamborghinis and the beloved Porsc… RUF brand. Travelling through the desert (not to mention deserted) city of Las Vegas has never been more stylish in the new Ferrari F50GT, or the oddly familiar looking RUF CTR-2 (Can you say Carrera?) has never looked better than in Project Gotham Racing 3, with clear graphical updates and an astounding surround sound experience.

The cars handle fairly realistically. You can’t do a hairpin turn at 200KPH, but if you take a corner properly then you are rewarded with a smooth acceleration. In a street race the cars around you act almost realistic, but they still often follow their own path.

Along with Las Vegas, there are three more cities which may or may not appear familiar from PGR3’s predecessors. Tokyo, London and New York are all thrown in to the mix and look better than ever, with a great looking crowd to keep things realistic and fresh. Designing your own race track through the city takes up a large part of the game, with Xbox 360 achievements and online play. Creating your very own track where you know all the sharp turns and parts where you can put your pedal to the floor.

Collecting all the cars takes up a key part of the game. As you purchase more cars, new garages get unlocked. The garages range from a barn house to a bayside mansion. You can walk around all the garages to get a good look at your cars from different angles, and you can take them all for a spin at any time. This layout runs fairly similar to Test Drive Unlimited, except you don’t have to purchase a house in order to keep cars in it. The garages/houses just get unlocked as you get more cars.

On a down side though, the single player mode of PGR3 ...

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