Grand Prix 3

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Grand Prix 3
Grand Prix 3 Coverart.png
Grand Prix 3 box art
Developer(s)MicroProse Chipping Sodbury
Publisher(s)Hasbro Interactive
Designer(s)Geoff Crammond
SeriesGrand Prix
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
Release
Genre(s)Racing simulation
Mode(s)Single-player
Multiplayer

Grand Prix 3 is a computer racing simulator by MicroProse, released in 2000 by Hasbro Interactive.

Gameplay[edit]

The game is known for featuring the 1998 Formula One season (with all drivers except Jacques Villeneuve, who is instead replaced by a fictional character, John Newhouse).[1]. In August 2001 an expansion pack "Grand Prix 3: 2000 Season" was released, updating the game to feature the 2000 season's cars and drivers, as well as the 2 new circuits on the calendar, the Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Reception[edit]

Grand Prix 3 received a "Silver" sales award from the Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association (ELSPA),[2] indicating sales of at least 100,000 copies in the United Kingdom.[3]

The game was not quite as well received as its predecessors, but at the time was widely considered to be the best racing simulation available.[4][5]

The editors of Computer Gaming World nominated Grand Prix 3 as the best racing game of 2000, although it lost to Motocross Madness 2. They described Grand Prix 3 as a "precisely tuned" title.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Grand Prix 3". IGN. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  2. ^ "ELSPA Sales Awards: Silver". Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association. Archived from the original on February 21, 2009.
  3. ^ Caoili, Eric (November 26, 2008). "ELSPA: Wii Fit, Mario Kart Reach Diamond Status In UK". Gamasutra. Archived from the original on September 18, 2017.
  4. ^ Osborne, Scott (28 August 2000). "Grand Prix 3 Review". gamespot.com. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  5. ^ Staff, I. G. N. (5 September 2000). "Grand Prix 3". ign.com. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  6. ^ Staff (April 2001). "The 2001 Premier Awards; Games of the Year". Computer Gaming World (201): 72–80, 82, 83.