Third installment of a competitive grand prix motorcycle series
Windows 2003 / Windows XP / Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows ME / Windows 98 SE / Windows 98 / Windows 95
MotoGP 3 is a motorcycle racing video game that lets you take part in all 16 races of the 2004 MotoGP season, as well as an extreme mode featuring an additional 16 street courses. The game allows you to race in such famous circuits as Le Mans, Motegi, Sepang, Mugello, and more. The same riders and motorcycles as in the 2004 season are all present in this game.
A few different modes of play are available for this game. The first is career mode, which takes you through the 2004 season and 16 races. Before each race, you get a practice and qualifying session to determine where you will start in the field of racers. The races are realistic, even offering different weather conditions such as rain. For the experienced racer, there is a legend difficulty mode to ensure any skill level is challenged. The racetracks are beautifully modeled in this game, with convincing details and predictable and realistic feeling dynamics and physics.
For the more casual gamers, they will most likely spend their time in Extreme mode. Similar to the Need for Speed racing franchise, MotoGP 3 allows you to purchase your own bike and tune it to your specifications. Options include fuel mapping, engine upgrades, tunes, and port polishing. The street tracks are impressive to behold, as they take place in exotic locales such as Prague and Tokyo.
Overall, the two different game modes will appeal to all walks of racing drivers. For the experienced simulation racers who value being able to nail the perfect apex on an accurately modeled real world track, the MotoGP season mode will appease their racing appetites. Anyone else will have a blast in the Extreme mode, where chaos and wide-open speeds rule.