Excerpt: I'm a big fan of Codemasters and the Colin McRae Rally intellectual property. Nonetheless, I'll say from the outset that this game, on this console, is a disappointment at first sight. THE GAME For those not acquainted with the genre, you take control of one of a variety of cars, and race around tracks on surfaces from tarmac to snow, and in varying conditions.
Pros: It's from Codemasters, so you know the handling will be spot on .
Summary: This is a great game. I failed numerous subjects at uni as a result of playing the first installment on the PS1. When I bought a GBA, the first game I bought was Colin McRae Rally 2.0. I wasn't expecting much from a handheld, but I was pleasantly surprised. All the features from the PS are there, including commentary, all the cars, bonus cars and special stages. It has a great single-console multiplayer mode where you take it in turns to do a stage.
Summary: What a game! This game tests the gba to it's limits and succeeds without a question of a doubt. If you like a serious racing game rather than a platform charachter sitting in a slow as hell go kart then go no further. There are loads of cars to choose from and when a rally is won loads to unlock too keeping you coming back for more.
Summary: If you're a rally fan then you've probably already picked up either V-Rally 3 or GT Advance 2 for your GBA, both of which beat McRae out of the gate a few months ago. And how many handheld rally games do you need to own, really? Well 'more than one' would seem to be the answer because Colin Mcrae 2.0 is the pick of the bunch so far in terms of raw gameplay and lasting appeal.