Like its predecessors, Crash Time 3, the new installment of the well-known action racing game series, offers varied gameplay in top quality. The German game forge Synetic has once more taken the graphics engine a significant step further.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (62 reviews)
Release Date: Nov 25, 2009
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Like its predecessors, Crash Time 3, the new installment of the well-known action racing game series, offers varied gameplay in top quality. The German game forge Synetic has once more taken the graphics engine a significant step further. In a gorgeous game world, completely explorable on wheels, the player gets to solve gripping criminal cases and master other diverse assignments.
An overview of essential innovations in Crash Time 3:
Completely reworked Story Mode: The previously published parts of the Crash Time series already offered tons of breathtaking action. Crash Time 3 also includes an all-new storyline. Right from the start, the player learns about the destructive power of a terrorist organization that will cross our heroes' path again and again during the game. In the course of the game, the player's objective is to discover more and more details and information regarding a series of crimes that seem to have no connection at first, and then solve everything in a grand finale.
Extended scope of action: The player is immersed deeper into the game's storyline, interviewing informants and collecting information. And the player gets to decide how to proceed while completing the missions – simply stop the opponent with a block pass, or employ other means to achieve the given objective?
Pathfinding – improved navigation: An intelligent AI allows delinquent opponents to calculate the shortest paths automatically, and adapts the vehicle performance to the road conditions.
Fantastic driving physics: A state-of-the-art physics system offers an even more realistic driving experience.
Score card: The score card lists the status of missions, the efficiency of the player's approach, and the game results in great detail.
  • A gripping storyline and more than 70 missions with many different challenges await the player
  • Bad guys try to avoid capture with all kinds of tricks and driving stunts
  • Area of 32 km2with more than 200 km of city streets and autobahn where you get to drive around by day and by night
  • More than 40 vehicles, from police cars and airport fire engines to tricycles
  • The Story mode creates a dense atmosphere
  • The dynamic pathfinder function of vehicles creates variation and increases the replay value
  • Typical ambiance of the series, with extremely fast car chases and explosive crashes

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP with SP2, or Windows Vista with SP1
    • Processor: Athlon 64 3200+ or Intel Pentium 4 - 3,2 GHz or better
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM (2 GB RAM for Vista)
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible 256 MB graphics card
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c (November 2008)
    • Hard Drive: 4.2 GB free hard drive space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
    Supported Graphics Cards:
    • AGP 8x or PCI Express
    • ATI Radeon X800 or better
    • nVidia GeForce 6600 GT or better
    • Video card must support ShaderModel 2.0 and hardware T&L
    • Not compatible with integrated graphics solutions, in particular laptop computers.
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
41.6 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
Great game, Crash Time 2 had a better story but Crash Time 3 has better graphics, slightly better voice acting and it is a great game!
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17 of 25 people (68%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
This game is amazing, this is crash time 2 but then they looked at what lacked in crash time 2 and put it in crash time 3. just amazing. if more developers would do this *cough* EA *cough* it would be great
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Playing this game is like playing a bad action cop movie. The dialogue and voice acting are hilarious because they're trying their best to put on their American badass cop accents and use American badass cop lingo, but they're all clearly untrained German actors. I feel bad laughing though becase they've clearly put their hearts into it.

The game looks good and there is enough action to keep you engaged, but the difficulty of the missions varies wildly and I'm still not sure how to finish mission 1.4 in which you spot the bad guy, the game goes into a quick cut scene, then it comes out of it and he races out of sight as you try to catch him and the mission fails 15 seconds later.

Only worth the on-sale price, but it's brainless fun in a believable world if you can get it cheap.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
This game is AMAZING!!! It's cheap, so BUY IT!!!! There is only one thing that bothers me about this game, it's called Crash Time 3, but on the campaign, it doesn't let you crash. Overall, GREAT, AMAZING GAME!!!!!! 9/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 20
Right....... Where do I start?

I orignally got this game because A.It was on sale, And B because my brother used to have this on Xbox 360.

I played the demo on 360 but never knew it was on pc! So I bought it and played it for a bit and ......

The gameplay is sluggish
The loading times take forever!
The price before it was on sale was a rip off!

But!!!!!!
If you enjoy police chasing games then this is for you!
The graphics look great!
The sound is decent!


I would recommend this only, AND I MEAN ONLY if you have played this on 360 and fought "Hmmmm might be good" And buy it.



4/10

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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 5
My cousin confirmed that the German Police Force was using IEDs strapped on RC cars.

7/10

Watch out for voice acting.
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35 of 38 people (92%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Pretty much the same game as Crash Time II, just different areas and objectives and slightly better graphics. Also the voice acting is still horrible.

However, it's a decent game and right now it's 80% off (1,99€) so I think it's worth it but personally I wouldn't pay 9,99€ for this game.
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17 of 21 people (81%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 22, 2013
mehhhh.... its okay, but has the WORST VOICE ACTING I HAVE EVER SEEN A GAME.
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12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 29
Have you ever picked up a game from a bargain bin, back in the days before Steam sales, just on a whim? Out of a little pool of obscure titles, picking up one you've never heard of, and giving it a shot just because you can, and it's cheap. And sometimes, it'd be mediocre, or broken. But sometimes, you'd end up with an awesome experience that you'd never have come across otherwise. This game, in my opinion, is the latter case.

It's a budget title, sure. That shows through in quite a few occasions, be it skyscrapers abruptly appearing with a low draw distance, or the hard-to-place voice acting. But as far as outright fun goes, the game only spends the first half pretending at all that the story is anything but an excuse to put you in increasingly preposterous vehicles and doing awesome things.

Many game mechanics are introduced, and some instructions seem to be outright missing from the game (when tailing someone in the open world, for example, you must destroy their car when the timer runs out, despite no hint that you should do so unless you fail to). But overall, this is an arcade racer at the very core of it. Some control issues (those of you using 360 controllers must use the D-Pad to scroll through menus), poor design choices (you must go back to the menus to go back into the open world when you've finished a mission) and strange missions (collecting tickets from cameras to pay off collateral damage costs?) hamper the experience a bit, but the core racing and pursuit is fun.

There is a point where the main story stops taking itself seriously. You will know the exact line where this happens. At that point, it becomes much, much more fun. Treat it like a campy romp through the Autobahn, with the excessive driving of an 80's TV show and the pyrotechnics of a Michael Bay movie, and you'll get exactly that. And a monster truck. You also get a monster truck. So there's that.

You unlock more tracks and cars by playing through the game, and while there are plenty of street races on the open highway, there are also legitimate race courses, which add a nice variety to the overall experience. You can take on races with undercover cop cars, tuners, a Formula 1 car, and armored trucks, so you can make any race as intense or as preposterous as you'd like. I can't vouch for the multiplayer experience, having yet to try this with someone else, but from my single-player look at Single Race mode, it seems pretty solid. Reminds me of the classic NFS games, especially with mods that let you drive firetrucks and such.

In short, a surprisingly intense thrill ride on the cheap, with some design quirks here and there that may strike you as odd, but aren't nearly bad enough to make this game hard at all to recommend. Also, cool original soundtrack.
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 14
insane fun , nice graphics , the detail of speed and braking distances and field of view is awesome . + my t500rs on 300 degrees , the FFB works even better then in crashtime 2.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
34.0 hrs on record
Posted: March 24
A True Gem on the PC ! If you love cool cars, great visuals and 4 player split-screen with requirments that anybody can handel you found your game !
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6 of 9 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 16, 2013
Very cool "Cops and Robbers" game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
17.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 6, 2011
I don't like scripted singleplayer games. Except this one. Must be one of the handful games i finished twice, once with english, once with (brilliantly cheesy, krimi-like) german voiceacting. Cruising through a lifelike european city, center, suburbs, highway, regional roads. Filled with lifelike traffic. Missions types like trail car, get somewhere quick, pull over cars (violently), and doing the same on a circuit while inflitrating in a racing gang.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
Very good game for the price! I remember playing the first one long time ago and the latest is so much better.

Dont expect much of a story, character development, etc. Voice acting is cheesy but not terrible. What really matters is that this game is actually fun.

The handling is the best part in my opinion. Every car is noticeably different and how each one behaves actually makes sense. Overall the handling is on realistic side, but still arcade enough to go nuts! Damage system is decent, but will not have an impact on gameplay. Vehicle selection is plentiful and some cannot be found elsewhere. Visuals are great where it matters in such game, yet its very easy on the hardware.

The game does support gamepads and every action can be individually assigned and even deadzones can be adjusted.

But wait, there is splitscreen!!! When was the last time splitscreen happened on PC? This is great if you want to hang out with an old friend and have simple fun.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
This game is a lot of fun, it doesn't lag, But the voicelines really suck. The TV show to this game is ♥♥♥♥ too but that doesn't matter here .
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 27
Ive been aware of this series for years, but never played one until now. You play as a cop and do driving only missions, this game has no out of vehicle aspect. The physics/handling are enjoyable and quite good for the genre. Despite the semi-realistic handling you have NOS, and crashes sometimes cause large fiery explosions. Graphics are kind of good for the era (2009), though textures and models are kind of lacking at the same time. Voice acting is cheesy. Apparently the 4th & 5th releases of CT are out in Germany. For $2 its not bad, its kind of like a german version of the game "Driver", with a touch of "Burnout"
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
4.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 15
ENG:

An interesting and functional diffrent car action game, a testimonial! : 3

FIN:

Kiinnostava ja toimiva erillainen autotoiminta peli, suositteluni! :3
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 2
Only bought this game due to having memories of playing the demos of Crash Time on the 360 when I was younger. Even now it still entertains me (although that is probably down to the memories of me playing on 360). Good game for £1 something in the sales. Cringey but funny cast and the script. This game is a bit of fun, don't take it as a serious game!
If you are in need of mocking some bad game devs, this game is just for you!
7 out of 10 (just look at how many hours I've played it for!).
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3 of 7 people (43%) found this review helpful
9.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 17
I have it. I finally have it. Crash Time 3 has amazed me. I have been trying to find the 3rd one in the series but could not find it for over a year. Thanks to Steam I have found.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Works with G25/G27 and supports mods.
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