Test Drive: Off-Road 3

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Test Drive Off-Road 3
Test Drive Off-Road 3 cover.png
North American cover art featuring the 1999 Hummer H1.
Developer(s)Infogrames North America (PlayStation, Windows)
Xantera (Game Boy Color)
Publisher(s)Infogrames North America
Infogrames Multimedia (Europe)
Producer(s)Monte Singman
Allen Edwards
SeriesTest Drive
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows, PlayStation, Game Boy Color
Release
  • NA: 18 October 1999 (PS)[1]
  • NA: 25 October 1999 (PC)[1]
  • NA: 21 December 1999 (GBC)[2]
  • EU: 19 April 2000 (GBC, PS)
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Test Drive Off-Road 3 (4X4 World Trophy in Europe) is a racing video game developed and published by Infogrames North America for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation and Game Boy Color. A Dreamcast version was planned, but was cancelled due to release issues.[3] Hummer vehicles return, but not yet as a property of General Motors since development of the game began before General Motors acquired Hummer.

Reception[edit]

Test Drive: Off-Road 3 received "mixed" reviews on all platforms according to the review aggregation website GameRankings.[4][5][6] Doug Trueman of NextGen said that the PlayStation version was "fairly well done, but there are just not enough new features here to raise the game's rating above 'fair.'"[21]

iBot of GamePro said of the PlayStation version in one review, "With Test Drive Off Road 3, Infogrames has delivered a very solid racing game (with a few noticeable flaws) that will really appeal to those who like to drive virtual versions of real cars, but are tired of the paved highways and byways of the other racing titles."[23][b] However, Air Hendrix said in another review that the same console version's "slick stylings won't give gamers enough meaty gameplay to go the distance. If you're hardcore about off-road action, Test Drive Off-Road 3's worth renting to check out the cool rides, but everyone else should steer clear."[24][c]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ In Electronic Gaming Monthly's review of the PlayStation version, three critics gave it each a score of 6/10, and the other gave it 7/10.
  2. ^ GamePro gave the PlayStation version two 4/5 scores for graphics and fun factor, 4.5/5 for sound, and 3.5/5 for control in one review.
  3. ^ GamePro gave the PlayStation version two 4.5/5 scores for graphics and sound, and two 3/5 scores for control and fun factor in another review.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Kennedy, Sam (18 October 1999). "Test Drive Off-Road 3 Ships [date mislabeled as "April 27, 2000"]". GameSpot. Red Ventures. Archived from the original on 19 April 2000. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  2. ^ IGN staff (21 December 1999). "Infogrames Sneaks Two Under the Wire". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  3. ^ Gantayat, Anoop (24 April 2000). "Infogrames Slams the Brakes on Dreamcast Test Drive Off-Road 3". IGN. Ziff Davis.
  4. ^ a b "Test Drive: Off-Road 3 for Game Boy Color". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 22 May 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  5. ^ a b "Test Drive: Off-Road 3 for PC". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 27 May 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Test Drive: Off-Road 3 for PlayStation". GameRankings. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on 1 May 2019. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  7. ^ Durham, Joel. "Test Drive Off-Road 3 (PC) - Review". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  8. ^ Kanarick, Mark. "Test Drive Off-Road 3 (PS) - Review". AllGame. All Media Network. Archived from the original on 15 November 2014. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  9. ^ Mahood, Andy (15 December 1999). "Test Drive Off-Road 3 (PS)". Gamecenter. CNET. Archived from the original on 16 August 2000. Retrieved 13 June 2022.
  10. ^ Bauman, Steve (12 November 1999). "Test Drive Off-Road 3". Computer Games Strategy Plus. Strategy Plus, Inc. Archived from the original on 16 May 2003. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  11. ^ Hager, Dean; Hsu, Dan "Shoe"; Boyer, Crispin; Johnston, Chris (November 1999). "Test Drive Off-Road 3 (PS)" (PDF). Electronic Gaming Monthly. No. 124. Ziff Davis. p. 252. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  12. ^ Reppen, Erik (November 1999). "Test Drive Off-Road 3 (PS)". Game Informer. No. 79. FuncoLand. Archived from the original on 21 May 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  13. ^ Howarth, Robert (28 December 1999). "REVIEW for Test Drive: Off-Road 3 (PC)". GameFan. Shinno Media. Archived from the original on 14 June 2000. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  14. ^ Shawn (March 2000). "Test Drive Off-Road 3 Review (PS)". GameRevolution. CraveOnline. Archived from the original on 4 February 2017. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  15. ^ Bannister, Paul (24 November 1999). "Test Drive: Off-Road 3 Review (PC) [date mislabeled as "May 2, 2000"]". GameSpot. Red Ventures. Archived from the original on 26 May 2005. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  16. ^ Lopez, Miguel (1 December 1999). "Test Drive: Off-Road 3 Review (PS) [date mislabeled as "May 2, 2000"]". GameSpot. Red Ventures. Archived from the original on 18 March 2005. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  17. ^ Krause, Kevin (6 November 1999). "Test Drive: Off-Road 3 (PC)". GameZone. Archived from the original on 6 May 2004. Retrieved 4 February 2019.
  18. ^ Harris, Craig (9 March 2000). "Test Drive: Off-Road 3 (GBC)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  19. ^ Saltzman, Marc (20 December 1999). "Test Drive: Off-Road 3 (PC)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  20. ^ Nix, Marc (17 November 1999). "Test Drive: Off-Road 3 (PS)". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved 1 December 2018.
  21. ^ a b Trueman, Doug (December 1999). "Test Drive Off-Road 3 (PS)". NextGen. No. 60. Imagine Media. p. 114. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  22. ^ Maruyama, Wataru (November 1999). "Test Drive Off-Road 3". Official U.S. PlayStation Magazine. Vol. 3, no. 2. Ziff Davis. p. 144. Retrieved 12 June 2022.
  23. ^ iBot (27 October 1999). "Test Drive Off-Road 3 Review for PlayStation on GamePro.com". GamePro. IDG. Archived from the original on 17 January 2005. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  24. ^ Air Hendrix (December 1999). "Test Drive Off-Road 3 (PS)". GamePro. No. 135. IDG. p. 170. Retrieved 14 June 2022.

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