Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Rally games have come a long way since the days of Sega Rally. There was the realistic Colin McRae Rally which was quite successful when compared to Richard Burns Rally, V-Rally and Rally Fusion. Then Microsoft dropped a bomb with Rallisport Challenge, when the Xbox hit the market. The arcade style of driving was really addictive and proved to be better than its competitors.
Excerpt: Sometimes, it is entirely possible to fall in love with a game, even though whilst playing, you’re constantly pointing out its flaws. Love/hate relationships DO exist in the realm of videogaming, and I can’t think of a better title to prove it than DICE’s upgrade to one of the original Xbox launch titles, RalliSport Challenge 2 . So to kick off proceedings, why should I love it’ Well, it isn’t difficult to explain. First off, we have the obvious graphical quality.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: You've got the handling, you've got the tracks and cars, the visuals are superb and the career mode is likely to rob you of a life for the next few weeks. Add to that extensive Xbox Live compatibility, and RalliSport Challenge 2 presents itself as perhaps the ultimate racing game for Xbox. Essential stuff - particularly if you've already given the seminal Race Driver 2 a look.
Excerpt: Spearheaded by Swedish developer DICE, RalliSport Challenge was originally an arcade racing game in a rally setting with more in common with Sega's GT Rally than all the other rally racers in the field. It is a happy medium between the two featuring rally road races, closed circuits and other challenging environments. No doubt, the original was lauded for its technical excellence.
Excerpt: Now, I know rally racing doesn�t seem to have quite the following here in the U.S. as it does in the rest of the world, but don�t let that keep you from giving this awesome game a shot. Rallisport Challenge 2 is the follow up to the original hit from Microsoft and DICE with a new graphics engine, over 40 cars, and 90 plus tracks. The game also features Xbox Live and XSN support to get your online race fix.
Excerpt: RalliSport Challenge 2 is undoubtedly going to be one of the titles that game stores leave on in the window to showcase the powerful graphical capabilities of the Xbox. The cars themselves look absolutely stunning, both when they look waxed and polished at the beginning of a race, dirty and covered in mud after a race, or bent and busted up after a few accidents.