Excerpt: Colin Mcrae rally was revolutionary in it's day and although it may be outdated by many other rally and racing titles it still stands as one of the better offroad racing games. The graphics were impressive when it it was released, with consistant quality throughout. Car and road details are good and back grounds are not fixed as with some other titles. The game play is easily acquired even if it takes a bit longer to master the use of the handbrake for the tighter turns.
Excerpt: COLIN MCRAE RALLY Well where do I start, from the moment you switch the game on and watch the intro you know instantly that this game will be played for months, The details on the cars are the first thing to catch your eye; the graphics are so good you can even see the driver through the windscreen.
Excerpt: Can you believe that it is four years since Colin Mcrae rally first came out? If you missed the gloriously entertaining off-road racer first time round then You certainly don’t want to make the same mistake again. In a word this game is fabulous, and far better than it’s rival at the time, v-rally.
Excerpt: Codemasters always produce the best in racing games on any system; TOCA, Micro Machines, Colin McRae etc. All these games in turn have set the standard for racing games on any foramat be that Playstatio, PC or N64. The Colin McRae games have defiantly set the standard in rallying games, thers just isn’t a rallying game that comes remotely cost bar the small rallying mode on GT1, GT2 and GT3.
Pros: Car physics, Graphics
Cons: Essentially the same as the original Colin McRae
Excerpt: I have played a lot of rally games on the Playstation, and I have to say this is one of the best, and certainly the most fun. The game isn't particulary realistic, but it is fast and challenging. The racing takes place against the clock in one of many stages, all in different countries. The countries are the stereotypical ones found in every game, Sweden is snowy, England wet and muddy and Italy very hilly.
Excerpt: colin mcrae is a very exciting game. Ive owned the game for a 2 years now and i still play on it every day. I recomend anyone to buy this game even if u dont perticulary like racing games as this is the best game i have ever played on. It has exstreamely good and realistic graphics and the handleing of the car is adzactly the same as in a real rally car.
Excerpt: Colin McRae Rally is a brilliant game, if you like rally racing games then this is a brilliant game and worth checking out. My cousins love this game and it keeps them entertained for hours. Two players is really good and the vibration on te keypad when you hit something is even better. There are various stages, and you can tour different cities, and circuits. You can change the weather to rain, sleet or snow and have more fun. It really tests your driving abilities.
Excerpt: Having just discovered my childrens playstation I'm trying their games one at a time. Firstly choose a car you have a choice of 4 or 5 cars my personal favourites are the escort and the toyota (I found the subaru too powerful and couldn't manage cornering without rolling it)then away you go on the first track which is New Zealand (I like this one) my son informs me that he has beaten Colin McRae on this track by almost a minute (I am sure that he was cheating!!).
Pros: Very realistic
Cons: Some cars are too powerful for beginners (and experts)
Excerpt: Although there are many racing Sims available for the Playstation, many old and many new, Colin McRae Rally can more than match up. When first playing the game the 'driving school' feature eases you into the game play whilst not de-valuing from the experience like other racing Sims have. Oh no, none of the tedious boredom and frustration will be experienced whilst attempting to get to grips with the handling. The game plays rather different to others on the same market.
Excerpt: This was mint for it's time and still is up to callibre, and for only twenty quid it is the first in what is turning out to be a great rally series. Loads and loads of tracks and several cars with the driving school option, this game is pretty good. First game to adopt the mud splatter effect and lights failing on you with all the rallies and there rally circuits this game is brilliant for anyone of most ages, superb sound quality and co-driving by Nicky Grist, great fun...
Pros: God almighty, a few firsts here
Cons: One or two more options would have been nice