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Overview

Project Gotham Racing 3 or PGR3 was one of the launch titles on the Xbox 360. As the name suggests it's the third in the series. PGR3 is an arcade-style racing game and features over 90 licensed cars from 30 different manufacturers. Manufacturers include, Dodge, Ford, McLaren, Ferrari and Lamborghini and many many more. As the cars are licensed it gives the game a look and feel of the real thing. The tracks of PGR3 improve on that of it's predecessors whereby they give a stream less horizon so drivers can see the road ahead without having to wait for graphics to load as they drive. PGR3 Las Vegas, London, New York, Tokyo, and the ever popular Nürburgring in Germany. Unlike other racing games, PGR3 is about pure racing and damage to cars is only visual and basic at that.
 
PGR3 uses genuine engine sounds which were recorded in studios, which makes the game sound as realistic as it looks.

Career

The career modes in PGR3 are two way, there is an offline mode which pits players against AI drivers and an online career against other players from around the world over Xbox Live. Both careers earn players Kudos and credits for winning races and various events. In the offline career mode there are various difficulty levels from Easy to Platinum with the latter earning drivers more credits.

Gotham TV

Part of the Online career or online multiplayer, Gotham TV is a unique system which allows players not racing to view players race around. The Gotham Heroes TV channel features some of the best racers on the game and can be viewed by anyone. Gotham TV also allows you to save replays of races and view them which you can then take screenshots in.

Screenshot taken in-game

Screenshots

During offline play or after an online race players can take screen shots of the race action rotating the Camera,Zooming, Panning, Spinning and adding simple effects to images that one takes. This feature can then allow screenshots to be downloaded from the PGR3 screenshot website, although the amount at any one time is limited.

Kudos

Akin to it's prequels PGR3 sticks with the Kudos points system. This system allows players to gain credits by preforming stunts in-race such as drifting or drafting (tailing another car). These credits however are not which allow players to buy cars which is seen in the previous PGR games. However race wins earn players valuable credits which and be put towards the many cars up for sale in the PGR catalogue. Each car in PGR3 is allocated to a specific class depending on it's performance ability. There are five classes, A through E, the high performance cars being Class A, and the low performance cars in Class E.

Multiplayer

Online play in PRG3 features a variety of race modes apart from the normal street race. Street race can be preformed in lap form or in a stretched version which involves racing from point A to point B. Other modes include Cat and Mouse which sees two teams attempting to prevent the "Mouse" which is in a slower car to the "Cat" from crossing the line before their own Mouse does. Eliminator is good old fashioned racing where the last to cross the line after each lap is eliminated. Cone Capture pits players against each other in seeing who can capture the most cones on a course in a certain time. Capture the track in another mode in which teams must produce the fastest times in a sector of a track to "Capture" that section, the most sections wins. Most of these modes are seen throughout the single career.


Tournaments

PGR3 allows players to qualify for tournaments by racing on a certain track and attempting to have the quickest time. Players with the quickest time will then enter into the tournaments. Sponsored tournaments feature cash prizes.
 

Track List

Las Vegas

  • Big Apple Loop
  • Flamingo Straits 
  • Buccaneer Loop 
  • Tropicana Tour 
  • Spring Mountain Turns
  • South Strip Loop 
  • Las Vegas BLVD Tour 
  • Boulevard Straits 
  • Short Run
  • North Vegas Run 
  • South Vegas Run 
  • The Grand Run  
   

London

  • Worth & Walker Street  
  • The Birdcage 
  • Embankment Rush 
  • Whitehall Straits 
  • The Bulldog 
  • The Old City Loop 
  • Westminster Tour 
  • Trafalgar Tour
  • Down the Mall 
  • Thornbury Corner
  • Old City East
  • St James Park

New York

  • Worth & Walker Street
  • Broadway Run 
  • City Hall Park 
  • The Outskirts 
  • Park Row 
  • Brooklyn Bridge Strait
  • The Bridge Tour 
  • Park to Tillary 
  • Center & Broadway 
  • Foley Square Loop
  • White Street Bends 
  • Chapel Street Corner 

Nürburgring

  • Half F1 Circuit
  • Full F1 Circuit 
  • Nordschleife 
  • Nordschleife Long 
  • The Behemoth
  • Schwedenkreuz 
  • Wippermann
  • Fuchsröhre
  • Schwalbenschwanz
  • Klostertal
  • Metzgesfeld
  • Antoniousbuche 
  • Pflanzgarten Long

Tokyo

  • Shinjuku Kabukicho Loop 
  • Tochomae Loop
  • The Good Tomorrow 
  • Ekimae Loop
  • Bark to the Sun
  • Nishiguchi Speedway
  • Shinjuku Speedway
  • Shinjuku Skyscraper
  • Odeo Chase 
  • The Triangle Building 
  • Shinjuku Tour 
  • Crazy Turns

Car List

*(style) denotes this car was released in the 'style' content pack.
*(speed) denotes this car was released in the 'speed' content pack. 
*(caddy) denotes this car was released in the 'caddy' content pack.
 

Ariel

  • Ariel Atom 2 Supercharged 

Aston Martin

  • Aston Martin DB9 
  • Aston Martin DBR9 
  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage *(speed)
 

Audi  

  •  Audi RS 4 *(speed)
 

Bentley

  • Bentley Continental GT 
 

BMW  

  • BMW M6 *(style)
  • BMW Z8 *(style)
  • BMW M3 CSL *(style)
  • BMW Mini Cooper S *(style)

Cadillac

  • Cadillac Sixteen 
  • Cadillac CTS-V *(caddy)
  • Cadillac XLR-V *(caddy)
  • Cadillac STS-V *(caddy)

Callaway

  • Callaway C7 
  • Sledgehammer Twin Turbo 

Chevrolet

  • Chevrolet Corvette C6 
  • Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 
  • Chevrolet Corvette Z06 *(speed)
 

Chrysler   

  • 2005 Chrysler Firepower Concept *(style)

Dodge

  • Dodge Viper GTS ACR 
  • Dodge Viper SRT-10 
  • Dodge Viper SRT-10 Carbon 
  • Dodge Viper SRT-10 Coupe *(speed)

Elfin

  • MS8 Streamliner 

Farboud

  • GTS 

Ferrari

  • Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale 
  • Ferrari 575M Maranello 
  • Ferrari Enzo 
  • Ferrari F355 GTS 
  • Ferrari F355 F1 Berlinetta
  • Ferrari F40 
  • Ferrari F430 
  • Ferrari F50 
  • Ferrari F50 GT 
  • Ferrari GTO Evoluzione 
  • Ferrari Testarosssa 
  • Ferrari 612 Scaglietti *(speed)
  • Ferrari 365 GTB4 "Daytona" *(style)
  • Ferrari 430 Challenge *(style)

Ford

  • Ford SVT Mustang Cobra R 
  • Ford GT 
  • Ford GT40 MK-II 
 

Gumpert  

  • Gumpert Apollo Coupe 4.2 V8 *(style)

Jaguar

  • Jaguar XJ220 
  • Jaguar XKR 

Joss

  • Joss Supercar 

Honda

  • Honda NSX GT1 Turbo(street Version) 

Koenigsegg

  • Koenigsegg CCV8S 
  • Koenigsegg CCR

Lamborghini

  • Lamborghini Countach 25th Anniversary
  • Lamborghini Diablo VT 6.0 
  • Lamborghini Diablo GT 
  • Lamborghini Gallardo 
  • Lamborghini Gallardo SE *(speed)
  • Lamborghini Miura P400 S 
  • Lamborghini Murcielago 
  • Lamborghini Murcielago R-GT
  • Lamborghini Countach LP500 QV 

Lotus

  • Lotus Elise GT1 
  • Lotus Esprit 

Maserati

  • Maserati GranSport 
  • Maserati MC12 

McLaren

  • McLaren F1 LM 

Mercedes-Benz

  • Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR 
  • Mercedes-Benz SLR Mclaren 
  • Mercedes-Benz CLK DTM AMG *(style)

MG

  • MG XPower SR-V 
 

Mitsubishi    

  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII FQ-400 *(speed)


Nissan

  • Nissan Skyline GT-R34 
  • Nissan R390 GT1 
  • Nissan NISMO R34GT-R Z-Tune *(speed)

Noble

  • Noble M400 
  • Noble M14 

Palmer Sport

  • JP1 

Pagani

  • Pagani Zonda C12-S 7.3 Roadster 
  • Pagani Zonda F *(style)

Panoz

  • Panoz Esperante GTLM 
  • Esperante GTR1 (street version) 
 

Pontiac  

  •  Pontiac GTO


Radical

  • Radical SR3 Turbo  
  • Radical SR8 *(speed)

RUF

  • RUF CTR 
  • RUF CTR Yellow Bird 
  • RUF CTR 2 
  • RUF R Turbo 
  • RUF RT12 Turbo 
  • RUF RT12 *(speed)
  • RUF R.K. Spyder *(style)

Saleen

  • Saleen S281 
  • Saleen S7 
  • Saleen S7 Twin Turbo *(speed)

Spyker

  • Spyker C8 Double 12 S 

Shelby

  • Ford Shelby Cobra GT500 

Toyota

  • Toyota GT-One 

TVR

  • TVR Sagaris 
  • TVR Typhon 
  • TVR Cerbera Speed 12 
  • TVR T350T 
  • TVR Tuscan MK 2 Targa  

Ultima

  • Ultima GTR 

Unique Performance

  • Shelby Mustang GT-500E 
 

Vanwall  

  • Vanwall GPR V12 *(style)   

Volkswagen

  • Volkswagen W12 Coupe (Nardo) 

Wiesmann

  • Wiesmann GT 
 
  

Downloadable Content

Bizarre Creations supported Project Gotham 3 with quite a bit of downloadable content, both free and paid. 3 official content packs were released within a four month span. Dubbed the (in order of release) 'speed', 'caddy' and 'style' packs, all contained new cars for use in single player and multiplayer and in the case of both the speed and style packs -- game updates and modes. The caddy content pack was released for free (to Xbox Live Gold subscribers) and included 3 Cadillac 'V-Series' cars and a chance to win a gamer picture if the player is able to set a top 100 time using one of the 3 cars included in the pack.

Soundtrack

  • Bloc Party - Helicopter 
  • Death Cab for Cutie - Photobooth
  • Death from above 1979 - Black History Month
  • Gratitude - Drive Away
  • Hot Hot Heat - Island of the Honest Man
  • Less than Jake - Bridge And Tunnel Authority
  • Louis XIV - God Killed the Queen
  • Morrissey - I Like You
  • The Futureheads - Trying not to think about time
  • The Kills - The Good Ones
  • The Presidents of the United States of America - Poke and Destroy
  • Ammoncontact - My People
  • Chops - Git That Muther
  • C-mone - Stan Bac
  • Def Tex - What the?
  • DPF -Yadda Yadda
  • Hexstatic - Distorted Minds
  • Kool Keith - G.A.M.E.
  • Lordikim - Sleep
  • Pest - Dr Umz
  • Styly Cee feat The Anthroplogist - One under the Sun
  • The Numbs - The Art
  • The Streets - Could well be in
  • Wordsmith - Nomad (Caruana Remix)
  • Alpinestars  - Carbon Kid
  • Atlas Plug - The Ace, The Only
  • Audio Bullys - Real Life
  • Crush - Consciousness
  • Dirty Vegas - A Million Ways
  • LCD Soundsystem - Tribulations
  • Lunatex - Crawl
  • New Order - Krafty
  • Phontaine - One more day
  • Radio 4 - Party Crashers
  • Robert Miles - Improvisations P.2.
  • The Chemical Brothers - The Big Jump
  • Crazy Anglos - Fade
  • Dark New Day - Brother
  • Head Automatica - Beating Heart Baby
  • Mastodon - Blood and Thunder
  • Queens of the Stone Age - Little Sister
  • Secret Machines - Better Bring Your Friends
  • Skindred - Pressure
  • Staind - Right Here
  • The Used - I Caught Fire
  • Thornley - Come again
  • Unwritten Law - Get Up
  • 2Backka - Sky
  • Daichi Miura - No Limit
  • DALLAX - Bring Down Your Hope
  • DALLAX - Twenty Junk Rock
  • IngaLand - IngaLand is Dead
  • IngaLand - Rotten Works
  • NORA - Seaside Walk
  • NORA - Zig Zing
  • The Local Art - Klaxon
  • The Local Art - No Reason
  • 30Hz - No Mans land
  • Aphex Twin - Come to Daddy (Pappy Mix)
  • Auto Aggression - Das Nyquist Theorem
  • Faetal - Phosphor Sky
  • Micronaut - Perdition
  • Mind.in.a.box - Walking
  • Mindless Faith - Singular
  • Orbital - Tunnel Vision
  • Squarepusher - Menelec
  • Stromkern - Stand Up (extended mix)
  • Trash Palace - Animal Magic
  • Celldweller - Switchback 
  • Covenant - 20Hz
  • Deadstar Assembly - All You Ever Wanted
  • Deathboy - Black Morning
  • Firewerk - Without a Sound
  • Flesh Field - Haven
  • Freak XXI - Zero
  • Goteki - Shinjuku Lullaby
  • Psychophile - All in the Mind
  • Skinny Puppy - Past Present
  • Static X - Start a War
  • Achanak - Lak Noo Hala De 
  • Achanak - Maar Sutia
  • Dhamaal Soundsystem - Bol Breaker
  • Echotwist - Frankies Next Move
  • Jasbir Jassi - Hauli Hauli
  • Jasbir Jassi - Putt Jattaan Daa
  • Karsh Kale - One Step Beyond
  • MIDIval PunditZ - Bhanga Fever (Heavy Nitro Remix)
  • MIDIval PunditZ - Kesariya
  • Tigerstyle - Akh mastani
  • Tigerstyle - Boliyan
  • Tigerstyle - Maan doabe da
  • Beethoven - Allegro con brio - Symphony No. 7 in A major
  • Brahms - Allegro Giocoso - Poco meno Presto from Symphony No. 4 in E minor
  • Rimsky Korsakov - Danse des bouffons (Dance of the Clowns) - Snow Maiden Suite
  • Tchaikovsky - Finale: Allegro con fuoco - Symphony No. 4 in F minor
  • Liszt - Hungarian Attack March
  • Bach - III. Allegro - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major
  • Mozart - Molto allegro - Symphony No. 40 in G minor
  • Mussorgsky - Night on the Bare Mountain
  • Verdi - Requiem - Dies Irae
  • Tchaikovsky - Mazeppa: The Battle at Poltava

Xbox 360 Game Installation/Downloads

Project Gotham Racing 3 requires 6.2GB of space to install on an Xbox 360 HDD.
PGR3 features car downloads ranging from 50mb to 150mb for single cars or packs.

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