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6.8 out of 10

World Rally Championship

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Overall 4
4.0

Pretty poor game for a PS2

michael, Amazon
29 August 2002
  • Summary: I bought this game and shortly afterwards sold it. Don't waste your time buying it. I'd wait for Collin McRae 3 or something else. The graphics are very poor for PS2. Detail is low, car detail is horrible, as is the scenery and off road textures. The car's handle OK but not as realistic as Collin McRae 2 on the PS1. I was most disapointed by the steering wheel support. It works, but it doesn't take advantage of the force feedback.
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Overall 4
4.0

Lackluster, Poor Physics, Pace Notes often useless

- "-", Amazon
17 August 2002
  • Summary: I really *love* Rally and rally games, but I'm quite disappointed with World Rally Championship. Don't let the nice graphics fool you, this game has poor overall production values. It's not challenging, has sub-par driving physics and is lacking both realism and depth. Combine this with the very, very long load times and non intuitive menus and you have one stinker of a game. Within 1/2 hour of playing this game on normal mode, I was winning everything.
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Overall 4
4.0

I expected A LOT more

Mark J. Downey "rallyman69", Amazon
17 April 2002
  • Summary: I'm very disapointed. Sure the graphics are amazing, but there's just too much low points in this game to get a decent score. 1. You can drive as reckless as you want. Your car will be fine for the next stage. 2. Setup of the car is way to basic. We're all used to the CMR series, Rally Masters and Rally Championship, where setup is essential. 3. It's just way to easy to complete. Drive the Accent or the Octavia for a half-decent challenge. 4.
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Overall 4
4.0

Disappointing handling.

Paul Larkin, amazon.co.uk
17 June 2004
  • Summary: I have to agree with what some other people have said. There is one fatal flaw in the handling system which ruins everything: if you apply and hold a very slight steer with the analogue stick, the car doesn't hold a gradual turn as it does in, say, Gran Turismo or some other decent rally games I've played (V-Rally 2, PS1), but instead the amount of steer accelerates, resulting in your car continually steering into the near side of the road when negotiating shallow...
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Overall 4
4.0

Pretty poor game for a PS2

Mark J. Downey "rallyman69", Amazon
29 August 2002
  • Summary: I bought this game and shortly afterwards sold it. Don't waste your time buying it. I'd wait for Collin McRae 3 or something else. The graphics are very poor for PS2. Detail is low, car detail is horrible, as is the scenery and off road textures. The car's handle OK but not as realistic as Collin McRae 2 on the PS1. I was most disapointed by the steering wheel support. It works, but it doesn't take advantage of the force feedback.
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Overall 4
4.0

Lackluster, Poor Physics, Pace Notes often useless

- "-", Amazon
17 August 2002
  • Summary: I really *love* Rally and rally games, but I'm quite disappointed with World Rally Championship. Don't let the nice graphics fool you, this game has poor overall production values. It's not challenging, has sub-par driving physics and is lacking both realism and depth. Combine this with the very, very long load times and non intuitive menus and you have one stinker of a game. Within 1/2 hour of playing this game on normal mode, I was winning everything.
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Overall 4
4.0

I expected A LOT more

Mark J. Downey "rallyman69", Amazon
17 April 2002
  • Summary: I'm very disapointed. Sure the graphics are amazing, but there's just too much low points in this game to get a decent score. 1. You can drive as reckless as you want. Your car will be fine for the next stage. 2. Setup of the car is way to basic. We're all used to the CMR series, Rally Masters and Rally Championship, where setup is essential. 3. It's just way to easy to complete. Drive the Accent or the Octavia for a half-decent challenge. 4.
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

Gorman, Dooyoo
9 February 2002
  • Excerpt: Most rally games have been succsesfull especially Colin McRae Rally and others, mostly on the playstation. When I found out about this game it looked great and I thought it would be much better because its on the PS2. So I saved my money and went and baught this game. When I took it home, put it on my console it really let me down.
  • Cons: "Graphics infact everything except its got the full championship"
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Overall 4
4.0

User Review

koenig, Dooyoo
19 January 2002
  • Excerpt: I've probably got time for a quick opinion then... The fact that the Colin McRae games on the humble PlayStation were so playable makes you think that a PlayStation 2 rally game would be as much, if not more fun. It's this fact that persuaded me to buy WRC without giving it a test drive. Had I been a little more cautious though, and tried it out first I wouldn't have bought it with somebody else's money, let alone my own. Why?
  • Cons: "um, loading times"
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