Colin McRae Rally 2.0 (PlayStation)

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Power Unlimited
Grafisch en in splitscreen laat Colin McRae 2.0 een paar kleine steekjes vallen. Voor de rest is de game van subliem niveau. Vermoedelijk de beste rallygame die er ooit op de PlayStation uit zal komen.
95 (UK)
Even if you haven't played the original Colin Mcrae Rally. Even if you think the rally game you're clinging stubbornly onto is the best thing on wheels. Stop. Get money. Go to shop. Buy. You will not regret it.
I have just spent many, many hours playing the greatest rally racer ever and I'm as pleased as a rich kid in a packed videogame store. The physics engine is as strong as ever and with all new courses and nearly 100 courses, including day, dusk, and night races, and new graphics and sound, rally racing has never been better. In every single way, Colin McRae Rally 2.0 just crushes the competition. Every aspect of the game has been improved upon and is delivered in a top quality product. Codemasters once again has created the best rally game on the planet with Colin McRae Rally 2.0. Just go out and get this game!
Absolute Playstation
The handling in Rally mode is dependent on how well you set your vehicle up. Get it right and the car will hug the corners, shaving valuable seconds off your stage time. Get it wrong and the vehicle will career down the track like a pinball trapped among the bumpers. Handling in Arcade mode is pretty much as you'd expect. A smooth frame rate will give the impression of travelling at speed, but always ends up feeling like slalom run. whether travelling on snow or tarmac. But hey. it's a pick up and play mode! Overall, as a package, there is much more to admire than groan about.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
When it comes to authenticity, Colin McRae Rally 2.0 takes top honors against all competitors regardless of system. Those gun-shy from the visuals of the first title need not worry, as these vibrant images are a huge step forward from that grainy offering; and this is easily one of the best looking racing games on the PlayStation. Featured content includes tight controls, tons of levels, two very distinct styles of play, multiplayer capabilities in every stage and real time damage effects, but the show stealer is the drug-like addictiveness of this offering. Try a few runs and you’re hooked into an incredibly pleasurable cycle that demands you push yourself as hard as you push the limits of the car on the screen. Even if you don’t like Rally racing, you owe it to yourself to give Colin McRae Rally 2.0 a try; without exception, this is the best pure Rally simulation out there today. Period.
Super Play
Colin McRae Rally 2.0 är en skön blandning av arkadspel och rallysimulator och även om multispelarvarianterna känns lite fattiga är det ett självklart köp för alla rallyfantaster.
Clairement LA simulation de rallye. On ne peut que se mettre à genoux devant un tel titre tellement le soin apporté dans chaque domaine est phénoménal.
Colin McRae Rally 2.0 n'est pas seulement la suite d'un jeu de rallye éponyme, c'est un titre à part entière qui pousse une nouvelle fois les limites de la PlayStation. Vous retrouverez les rallye de Suède, Finlande, Corse, Inde mais cette fois-ci vous pourrez y participer seul, en contre la montre, ou à plusieurs, à travers un mode orienté arcade. Dès lors, s'appuyant sur une réalisation solide et une conduite toujours plus réaliste, le nouveau titre de Codemasters efface toute concurrence dans le genre et s'installe confortablement en tête.
Podsumowując Colin McRae Rally 2.0 jest grą świetną dla fanów symulatorów, jak i fanów ścigałek w stylu Need for Speed – każdy znajdzie tu coś dla siebie. Jako fan tych drugich polecam tytuł z czystym sumieniem.
Sowohl grafisch als auch fahrtechnisch hängt Collin McRae 2 die Konkurrenz auf der PlayStation ab. Neueinsteiger als auch CMR1-Profis werden dank zwei Schwierigkeitsgraden gut herausgefordert. Für die Profis sind die kleinen Verschlechterungen zum ersten Teil durch die gut gelungenen Verbesserungen leicht verschmerzbar. Insgesamt für jeden Rallyefan, der eine PlayStation besitzt ein Muss.
Mega Fun
Wie sehnlich habe ich auf Colin McRae Rally 2.0 gewartet! Codemasters zeigen mit diesem Rallye-Racer erneut, wie viel sie von Rennspielen verstehen. Dabei haben sie den größten Knackpunkt des Vorgängers, die Grafik, grandios aufpoliert. Selten sah man Rennboliden über derart realistisch anmutende Strecken brettern. Die Anzahl der Spielmodi, inklusive Arcade-Modus, ist bei diesem Sequel mehr als zufrieden stellend. Dennoch ist auch ein Colin McRae nicht vor Kritik sicher. Vor allem auf offenen Ebenen ist der nahe Grafikaufbau deutlich zu erkennen, der zwar nicht stört, aber das ansonsten perfekte Gesamtbild etwas trübt. Am unausgewogenen Schwierigkeitsgrad hätten die Coder ebenfalls noch einige Stunden feilen sollen.
Game Revolution
There are multi-player options in CMR 2.0, but there don't need to be. There's no sense in trying a head-to-head race on these maps, as the split screen is way too blinding. There is a multi-play mode where up to 4 players can compete one after the other, but such breaks in the action really don't add up to a great party game.
Making a worthy sequel to one of the greatest racing games ever can't be easy, but Codemasters succeeds. While it's not the major evolution that fans of the first game were probably expecting, it's still the best all-around rally racing experience available on PlayStation. If you have even a passing interest in the sport, you'll want to play this game.
Game Informer Magazine
The first game was good and I enjoyed this even more. Although I still view the Rally mode in GT2 to be better, this is still a solid racing game.
Game Informer Magazine
Last year’s Colin McRae was a massive success in Europe, while in America it sold no better than French deodorant. Hopefully, gamers will give version 2.0 a chance, because this series is one of the most challenging racing experiences out there. The serpentine outdoor tracks and weather conditions push your skills to the limit. You simply can’t take any turn for granted. The graphical presentation has been bumped up a notch, especially the improved car damage effects. Parts actually begin to wobble and shake, then eventually fall off. For extremely difficult racing, check this game out.
Improvement - that's the spirit that Colin McRae Rally 2.0 embodies. Codemasters hasn't delivered a wholly original effort with its latest release; instead, it has opted to smooth out numerous rough edges in order to deliver a more polished sophomore effort. As such, die-hard fans of the original may feel a twinge of déjà vu when they dig into the update. For everyone else, though, Colin McRae Rally 2.0 represents one of the most solidly addictive racing experiences that money can buy.