The game is longer than route 66 and the autobahn combined! But I'm enjoying it.
Still one of my favorites of the series, took my brother and I months to get through it. Though it was mostly due to us not being able to get through it for too long as we were playing it not long before we moved.
I've done exactly the same! Over the Pandemic I re-collected pretty much everything. Only old (PlayStation on) console I don't have is a Sega Saturn. I've loved getting back into the old PS2/Xbox era games, what an absolute golden era for racing games that was. I'm also surprised how well a lot of Xbox360 games stand up in 2023. Great console that was, if a little unreliable.
I never played PGR3, I skipped that one for some reason. It's very cheap in CeX, so might pick it up and see because I love the other PGR games, with 2 maybe being my favourite.
Late reply, but I certainly want to get through PGR3 now that I reached Rank 1 in PGR4. Still have the arcade and remaining packs to buy for PGR4. I definitely miss the variety of cars that PGR2 had, but there was something that somehow never stuck with me for PGR2. I still remember being wowed by the PGR3 demo at (for American members that remember) Circuit City and wanting a Xbox 360 just for it. Also started my love for the SLR McLaren.
Taking a break from PGR4 and playing a few other games as of late.
Import Tuner Challenge
(Xbox 360): I originally struggled to get into the Tokyo Xtreme Racer series, but after completing most of PGR4, I wanted to get into another racing game series that deserved some attention. After realizing my biggest issue was the chase/3rd person camera, using the bumper cam made a difference in getting used to the physics. Still not exactly the best with physics, but my desire to play a highway racer after thoroughly enjoying the Wangan Midnight arcade, I wanted something as close to the arcade as I could get on a home console. Wish they'd bring the current Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune to PC at least. I do wish Import Tuner Challenge had the larger car variety as previous Tokyo Xtreme Racer titles, I may have to go back and play the older ones.
(Nintendo Switch): Wish there was more cars like in past games (even though they weren't technically licensed), but the absurdly cheesy nature of the game gives it some enjoyment. Racing a helicopter and unicorn, while doing flips and rolls in the air is rather entertaining.
(Xbox 360): I've played through DiRT 2, DiRT 3, and DiRT 5, but never the original DiRT. Feels like some of the cars from the original DiRT game never really returned, so I wanted to play through it just to unlock them. The rough framerate drops and physics are definitely not Codemasters' best, but I'll tolerate it for the car list.