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.
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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.
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24 of 27 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
42.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 8, 2014
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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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
19 people found this review funny
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2014
this game has a pissy story and pissy cars but GOOD GOD ITS FUN! its just like playing a german micheal bay movie: bad story bad acting lots of action and explosion but you know you kinda like it
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28 of 38 people (74%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
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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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 6, 2015
This game is surprisingly good! I have really only spent time exploring the city and it is extremely fun! When you get the cheat to unlock all cars you can spend hours just driving around and blowing cars up. The graphics are really good and the car handling is even better. The missions are kinda boring and the voice acting is horrendous, but theres way more to the game then that. Highly recommended!
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18 of 22 people (82%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 29, 2014
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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14 of 16 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 18, 2014
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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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21, 2015
So far of what I've played of this game, it's been pretty fun. Interesting take on a racing game where YOU are the cop. The minimap is great (shows traffic) the AI cars react well to the police lights and sirens and get out of the way and you get a real feeling of speed when ripping through town going after some car theif.

I'd say for 2.50 it's def worth it, It may be a bit shallow for full proce.
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
10.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 14, 2014
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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19 of 28 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 18, 2014
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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15 of 21 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
10.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 6, 2014
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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3.4 hrs
Posted: October 10
Very fun, it feels like a car crime simulator if that makes any sense... It's all about crimes in a reality driving form... Obviously like most driving games are not like GTA V how you can exit your vehicle at will. This game takes it to the next level despite the unrealistic shooting-out-of-the-car concept but, the physics and controls work flawlessly. I love the 2nd Person mode because in a real life scenario you are driving the car, and the view of that, is exactly like 2nd person... Now what this game has an advantage over most games is that you can add your own music to the game... All you have to do is simply convert your music to a .MP3 file and click and drag the file into: OS (Operating System) > Program Files (x86) > Steam > SteamApps > common > Crash Time III > My Music | Thats how you listen to your own music in Crash Time 3, I think it's a unique feature, I just felt the need to mention it to you guys :D Overall I will give this game a 10/10!! Great job Synetic GmbH for making a really good game...
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24.7 hrs
Posted: September 6
Bought this while on sale a few weeks back. If you are looking for a cheap alternative to GTA than this is probably what you are going for. The controls could be a little bit more versatile but overall I liked the game.
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2.5 hrs
Posted: September 2
Very good game and very cheap,and has a story and long gameplay.
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Mr. Coco
2.9 hrs
Posted: August 20
This game is decent but it's only 6$ (I got it for 1)
Fun gameplay
Great world
Tons of detail(It feels very European)
Good Campaign
Funny Physics
The game is short
Voice acting/Graphics/AI are pretty dated
Great cheap way to pass time

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0.6 hrs
Posted: August 19
I can recommend...
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4.2 hrs
Posted: August 18
You play a pair of highway patrolmen with speech impediment who are possibly autistic or otherwise have special needs. The game plays more akin to Driv3r or a little bit like Need for Speed Underground rather than something like Burnout or Flatout.
Overall I’d say 3/5 – get it for cheap and enjoy it if you like fun driving games.
The good:
• I think it looks beautiful and the city design is fun and immersive
• Driving while not super realistic is a lot of fun
• Kind of cool cop things to do like shoot cars and release RC bomb robots
• Solid brainless fun
The bad:
• Mini-map and check points frequent all you can eat ♥♥♥♥ buffets
• OMG that voice acting
• Crashes feel like hard rubber slapping together and don’t really add anything
• Many open ended aspects of the game are not well laid out
Other thoughts:
• Driving sometimes feels a bit plasticy but it’s not necessarily a bad thing – just more of an arcade feel than a sim feel.
• It’s obviously a European city with all European signs and ♥♥♥♥ so if you speak European maybe you’d get more Easter eggs out of it.
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BOT Warren
15.0 hrs
Posted: August 17
Bought this game HKD$12.

Have several bugs including screen brightness, crashes when switching windows.
To compare with crash time 4, the parked cars are static (won't damage).
No pedestrian.
The NAV light of planes are reversed. (a big mistake)
It has up to 4 players split screen multiplayers racing (no online) with various vehicles.
Low system requirements
Open World with voluntary chasing missions.
Driving like a simulator(You can switch on turning indicators, hazard warning...)
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3.1 hrs
Posted: August 14
Like NFS games of old
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0.7 hrs
Posted: August 14
It´s a Cobra 11 game, that means a game to the german action TV serie about to Highway cops, so if you like Cobra 11 or Micheal Bay movies ( it´s basicly the same: dumb storie, bland charecters, everything can and will explode) you´ll like the game.

For everyone else, it looks OK, the driving is good and the damage model are also pretty good, but I wouldn´t buy it for 5$
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9.9 hrs
Posted: August 14
Fun game if you like Physics fun and destruction, aswell pursuits and racing. I would say there's bether driving physics in this game than Grand Theft Auto 5. For what your paying that is pretty good, story line is pretty linear, it is fun sandboxing and just screwing around.
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