Summary: Let me start by listing rally games that are better: CMR1, CMR2 and WRC. The gameplay just doesn't match up to those three games. Let me let Codemasters in on a little secret. We don't WANT 100% accurate physics in a video game. That kind of accuracy demands a level of immersion and control that is only possible by doing the real thing.
Summary: This game is highly billed for it's obvious shortfalls: (1) poor graphics: I've seen better graphics from PSX games, there seems to be no difference between regular RCA output and the SVHS output; the polygons are huge and the color seems flat (2) poor gameplay: while the driving simulation may be accurate in terms of the physics of driving, the gameplay is inadequate. The driving is extremlely twitchy and just plain not fun. There are too few cars and tracks to drive.
Summary: If u like racing but aren't the best like me this game is not the one to buy it is really hard and u can't even put any codes in to help u unless u call a 1-900 number if i was u i wouldn't buy it and i would tell all my friends about it. Start a revolt against atari...
Summary: This game is very realistic when it comes to car physics, a feature which any real rally fans crave for, and a feature which World Rally Championship and V-Rally 3 sorely lacks. Graphics is good, but not great. It lacks a bit in game modes also. But the sense of speed and exhiliration is excellent. Those who gave this game a low mark definitely have their priority mixed up.
Summary: I'd only just jumped into the world of the PS2 in October 2002, after years of PC games and a few things on the PS1. This was one of the games I got with the console. The first thing I noticed was the graphics, which are just about as good as you're gonna get for a game like this. I hoped that with the look of the game being so good, that the gameplay didn't suffer. It doesn't. I admit that it took a few practice sessions to get the feel of the game.
Summary: Wow after all the hype & release delays is this game ever a DISAPPOINTMENT!!! The physics engine is pure junk. Set the feedback to "Maximum" for my Logitech Wheel & can barely feel anything. Have no idea how bad it must be on "Minimum." Quite a shame as the graphics are very good, especially some of the backrounds, but all the cars sound like mad bumble bees instead of race cars...
Summary: I was a little dissapointed that the Subaru WRC wasn't available in the championship mode but when you start winning races with the Ford Focus you unlock the numerous stages in the game which are quite unique and fun to drive with any car you want including the Subaru WRC.
Summary: I love WRC. That being said it's hard not to compare the 2. THis game almost hits the mark. Damage is good and the stages are very well done, but the car is a bit difficult to drive and I can't understand what Nicky Grist is mumbling. The game was bought used but I honestly don't think anyone ever played it (game, case, and inserts all like new!) I'm going to give it some more time but I'll be looking for other Rally games to get my fix.
This game is nothing like Need for Speed games its real racing
Cris "C Thrilla", Amazon
13 April 2002
Summary: I read a Review on this game and someone wrote they didn't like it they're crazy! Here are some reasons to get it. 1 The guy not liking this game didn't like it because it's too real. This game was made for people who drive real cars not kids. It's not a game where you Mash the gas and steer and go 300 mph with unlimited NOS!! In real life you gas, brake, feather the throttle handbrake corners, use the weight of the car etc etc.. This game has it all!