Summary: This game is just too annoying, if you ever enjoyed V-rally or the original WRC then please don't bother with this. The cars have no feeling and EVERY single track is a thin line with either side covered by some sort of boggy mess that slows you down. In V-rally the tracks where very wide and there wasn't the strange bog either side. This allowed you to gather speed with a little forgiveness as well.
Summary: I have been wanting a rally game for ages since playing Colin McRae 2.0 on playstation and having a blast. Bought this a while ago due to favorable reviews and it also continuing the Colin McRae series. I was not disppointed. The gameplay is fantastic, it makes you want to go out and race your own car despite the obvious limitations of having the police around.
Excerpt: I’ve had this game for about 6 months now and I’m still not bored of it. There’s about eight single and multiplayer modes including 2WD (which is new), 4WD, Group B, Expert, Stages and a lot more. Custom rallies Also you can now make you own custom rallies, which lets you select a number of rally tracks to race on. Upgrade Parts One of my favorite things about this game is that you can test parts such as suspension and tires which you can then win.
Summary: This game is fine. I have only played a demo. PC and Xbox. but own a PS2 and I went out to PC world once. before i had my PS2. and had to go the Xbox there. 2 people were playing on it. BUT NEXT TIME I WENT ON IT! It had excellent graphics. and graphics even better than the PC version! It was much better than the PC demo because you could choose 2 cars. PC version only let you choose 1 car in the demo of it. You must get an xbox.
Summary: I had the original of this game on the old Playstation, and while I enjoyed it I found progression through the game to be too hard. That's all changed with this, as it's far more obvious what's what from a rewards perspective, and this helped to keep me hooked. For example, if I want to unlock a 1970s Ford Escort or a Group B supercar then I know exactly which championships I need to race and win. That said, the game is still very difficult but in a weird sort of way.
Excerpt: Colin McRae 4 on the Microsoft Xbox console, as expected with an Official Xbox magazine rating of 9.1/10, is an outstanding game for its genre. It is said to be just an improvement on Colin McRae 3 with a few different cars to choose from, and different stages to race; however if this is the case the other aspects of the game such as the graphics have been greatly improved as has the concept of the game, it is far more realisti, "Best-ever graphics, physics, environment...
Pros: graphics are good, wide selection of stages and vehicles
Cons: just an improvement on 3 with different vehicles
Excerpt: Anyone who has played rallying games on the xbox knows that colin mcrae is a good game. Anyone who has played Colin Mcrae on any other console will not have seen it this good. Basically the idea is that you drive your rally car around rally tracks all over the world, using a choice of cars, and then choices of tyres, gear ratios, suspension settings,etc.,etc.
Pros: graphics are better, scrolls well, good gameplay
Cons: more of the same, just tweaked with newer cars and better graphics
Summary: In-car viewpoints...In-car characters...In-car chasis damage...In-car rumbling sound effects. Here it is then, the fourth, gravel churning, in-carnation of the hugely popular 'Colin McRae' franchise. Codemasters certainly appear to be kings of the castle when it comes to racing simulations and they've continously provided a quality product to their ever-faithful following. But this may be the last time I'll invest...they should take note.