Summary: Although i am the majority of the time a PlayStation 3 player i am very much into cars and for that reason am into car games, and decided to check out some of the PlayStation 2 platform games namely Codemasters and bought Colin Mcrea rally 05, although it's it graphically not up to par as the ps3 as you would expect it is still graphically really really good, you can set up your care as you want and the game play is great.
Summary: This game is very playable. It's the kind of thing you can take out and play for half an hour when you're bored. There is also the career mode element which good too. Couldn't fault this game.
Summary: OK, let's start this thing off by saying that I love driving games - always have done, always will do - and if I say so myself, I'm pretty handy when it comes to throwing a graphical representation of a car around a track. Secondly, I also love rally games, as long as you can feel the weight of the car and use that feedback to gauge the steering and throttle control - and that's where CMR2005 just falls flat for me.
For pure, undiluted fun.............CMR '05 is number one.
Josh "-J-D-", amazon.co.uk
25 July 2009
Summary: I've played numerous Colin McRae rally games. Watching gameplay footage of the first Colin McRae, for PS1, on YouTube floods back a huge number of memories. Even right down to the sound effects and the music. At the time, CMR was state-of-the-art fun on a console. Codemasters created a revolution, and the centre of it all was the rally legend that was the late Colin McRae. May he rest in peace..
Summary: This is the third Colin McRae release on PS2 and to be honest, they had got it right from the start. It wasn't really possible for them to vastly improve the graphics or sound from the last release because they had pretty much exhausted the PS2 capabilities in this respect, instead we would just have to hold out for the next generation release.
Excerpt: Now, it seems I'm in a minority here. I've followed rallying for years, stood out in the wind and rain after walking through muddy forests for a two second flash of a car based closely on a production machine. Why? Because top level rallying is still the most exciting motorsport out there, and the opportunity to get close to the action is all too rare in top level sport of any kind now. Why bore you with that tale - (and it was boring)? And why am I in a minority?