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World Rally Championship

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Overall 9
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Gameplay 8
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Graphics 9
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World Rally Championship (PS2)

Digital Sportspage
22 May 2009
  • Conclusion: This is definitely a great replication of the World Rally Championship. It is heavy in eye candy and sounds, and the replays are worth the price of admission alone. There's just not been anything as good from a presentation standpoint when it comes to nailing the look and feel of the venues of the WRC. The driving and challenge is fun, but not particularly difficult, and little finesse is needed, just attention and good instincts.
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

RewiredMind.com
12 September 2005
  • Excerpt: Trees. From a very early age we know what they look like, and the majority of us see one every day of our lives. You would think then, that an object of such familiarity would carry over into a video game well. But in the case of rally games, they just don’t. They never have. I have yet to play a single rally game with realistic looking trees. Sure, they look realistic enough when you’re driving down a gravel covered country lane in Wales. At 70Mph. In the pouring rain.
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Overall 4
3.6

WRC: World Rally Championship

Into Liquid Sky
22 February 2005
  • Excerpt: I had a really hard time sorting out my feelings of this game. The good was always matched with the bad. On the one hand, the controls were easy to get into and made the driving exciting, giving you the feeling that you were pushing the cars to their extremes.
  • Pros: Controls easy to get into, Real life driving teams, Nice graphics package
  • Cons: Controls and car damage are handled inconsistently, "Tweaking" the car seems useless, Lots of time wasted in menus
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Overall 9
9.0
Features 9
8.5
Gameplay 10
9.5
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 8
8.0
Lifespan 9
9.0

World Rally Championship

Gaming Target
10 June 2002
  • Summary: Instead of a backseat driver, rally racers have a passenger-seat driver.
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Expert Review

CVG
17 April 2002
  • Excerpt: If you haven't noticed by now (and most people haven't) PS2 has been lacking in the Rally racing genre. Except for Gran Turismo 3 A-Spec, which included a little, there haven't been any games dedicated to professional rally racing. Sure, it isn't a popular sport here in North America, but it hasn't really been marketed here either.
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Overall 8
8.0

World Rally Championship

Operation Sports
11 April 2002
  • Excerpt: In early February, Bam! Entertainment announced that they had received the rights to bring the highly acclaimed World Rally Championship racing game to the United States. Little did I know at the time that it would be coming as early as March. While rally racing isn’t overly popular here in the States, there are many fans of the sport in the world of videogames. Unfortunately, the PS2 hasn’t been populated with many quality titles from the genre………yet!
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Overall 9
9.3
Gameplay 9
9.4
Graphics 9
8.5
Sound 8
8.0
Control 10
9.6
Addiction 9
9.3

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PSX Extreme
3 April 2002
  • Excerpt: Not until recently was I able to make a clear realization that racing is indeed my favorite genre. I've always wondered whether it was RPG or racing. As much as I love RPG games, there's nothing more that I enjoy most than speed (no, not the drug, mind you)! Cars, ATVs, motorbikes - their engines revving, their pistons pulsating, their tires burning and in some cases spitting mud, gravel, snow and sand all over the place - which brings me to rally racing.
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Overall 8
7.5
Gameplay 8
7.5
Graphics 8
8.0
Sound 7
7.0

World Rally Championship

GamersHell.com
21 March 2002
  • Excerpt: First of all I want to thank (again) the people at SCEA (Sony Computer Entertainment Austria) and my press contact, the team at "Agentur Impuls", for sending me a copy of this game for review purpose.
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Overall 9
8.5

Third time lucky?

Web Wombat
13 June 2013
  • Conclusion: Along with all seven World Rally cars updated for the 2003 season, WRC 3 is an approachable and entertaining rally racer with a brilliant graphics and sound (not to mention an extended shelf life), and probably one of best rally games on the PS2.
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Overall 9
9.0

Expert Review

BigPond GameArena
14 October 2012
  • Conclusion: WRC 4 ups the ante with online playability. Without it, it would be a pretty ho-hum incremental upgrade from the stellar WRC 3, but thankfully Sony has really attacked the internet gaming issue head on. Absolutely outstanding presentation, and undeniable authenticity makes this the new benchmark for console rallyers.
  • Pros: Uber realistic track mapping, Excellent online options, Bundles of WRC goodness
  • Cons: Driver needs a personality transplant, STAT
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