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Harley-Davidson: Race to the Rally

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
40
2.8
Windows
...
2.7

User Reviews

Not that much of an improvement, but it's fine. Windows blakegriplingph (150)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 2 1 2.8
Windows 2 2.7
Combined MobyScore 3 2.7


The Press Says

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57
PlayStation 2NZGamer
Harley-Davidson: Race to the Rally feels like it was designed in a hurry for some unknown reason, and could easily pass as a construction stage demo. The graphics are blurry in some places and when the traffic starts to build up the frame rate drops quite considerably. Also the sound doesn’t fare much better, as the effects are simple and repetitive, while the in-game music also feels like it’s on repeat after an hour or so of gameplay. Quite simply, titles like this are best to be avoided, as for a majority of people the game will be exposed as a quick development job, designed to get on to the market as quickly as possible, with the hope of getting motor-racing fans and casuals alike to purchase it.
50
WindowsIGN
Given the quality of prior Harley-centric games and its sub-$20 price point, it is surprising that Harley-Davidson: Race to the Rally isn't a complete waste of time. Indeed, there are moments when it delivers serious amusement. However, it's clearly a few miles short of a high-end product. It's definitely weak in a number of areas and it certainly won't be a hard drive staple for more than a few days or weeks. At ten bucks, this would be a good bet for arcade thrill-seekers, but at its MSRP, Race to the Rally is a dicey proposition.
45
PlayStation 2IGN
Harley-Davidson: Race to the Rally feels like it was designed by folks who didn't really care or didn't really understand what would make a racing game fun, or even competently done. This feels like a quick demo for a game that was never finished and never will be. Seeing the boost effect is cool for a few seconds when you think you're going to be playing some fast and crazy racer, but really it's just fast. Fast and dumb and not worthy of your time.
40
PlayStation 2Softpedia
Bikers must have never felt as wronged as they do now, with Activion's failure, called Harley-Davidson Rally. It might be just one of those games created for commercial purpose only, but that doesn't justify the huge amount of bugs included in the title. If I were the most famous brand of motorcycles in the world, I would hire the best producers in the world to promote my products. Of course I'd expect the result to be a kickass simulator with tons of licensed content and tracks, billboard top 10 songs and fierce gameplay. Who's to blame in this case? Certainly not Harley-Davidson, but surely it's the fault of the some Activision producers that got beaten by some bikers just before starting to create this disaster piece.
35
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Les Harley-Davidson sont bien plus agréables en vrai que reproduites sur un écran. Malgré quelques bonnes idées, sans doute empruntées à Burnout ou Road Rash, le soft ne parvient pas à délivrer de bonnes sensations. La conduite s'avère bien trop rigide pour vous laisser profiter de courses résolument orientées vers l'arcade. Enfin, la réalisation plus que moyenne de l'ensemble ne parvient pas à sauver ce gameplay aux nombreuses lacunes. Fans de Harley-Davison, vous n'avez besoin de personne, et encore moins de ce jeu.
35
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Les Harley-Davidson sont bien plus agréables en vrai que reproduites sur un écran. Malgré quelques bonnes idées, sans doute empruntées à Burnout ou Road Rash, le soft ne parvient pas à délivrer de bonnes sensations. La conduite s'avère bien trop rigide pour vous laisser profiter de courses résolument orientées vers l'arcade. Enfin, la réalisation plus que moyenne de l'ensemble ne parvient pas à sauver ce gameplay aux nombreuses lacunes. Fans de Harley-Davison, vous n'avez besoin de personne, et encore moins de ce jeu.
24
PlayStation 2GameSpot
It's practically unfathomable that a respected company like Harley Davidson ever agreed to lend its brand name and bikes to this bad of an effort. If any good can come out of Race to the Rally, it will be from Harley execs who catch wind of this game's utter lack of quality and think twice before signing on the dotted line again. Fans of their brand--and fans of racing games in general--deserve better than this.