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Richard Burns Rally

MobyRank MobyScore
PlayStation 2
75
3.5
Windows
80
4.0
Gizmondo
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1.9
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Description

Licensed by the late 2001 World Rally Champion, Richard Burns, this rally game tries to find a niche by adding more depth and realism to the racing experience. This is reflected in the car handling, the influence of the weather and the endless tweaking of the car set-up. There are eight officially licensed cars to choose from, with familiar names such as the Subaru Impreza, Citroen Xsara, Peugeot 206, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo and Toyota Corolla, but you need to unlock them by finishing school lessons, winning a rally or making it to the end of a season.

Next to the usual training, quick races, rally seasons and multiplayer mode (only 4-player 'hot-seat'), you can test your skills in the Richard Burns Challenge, a time trial mode in which get the chance to go head to head with Burns himself. There are 36 stages in total, divided over six countries. The in-game music has been produced by Paul Oakenfold, Andy Hunter, Pepe Deluxe and the Plump DJs.

Screenshots

Richard Burns Rally Windows My co-driver tries to escape.
Richard Burns Rally Windows Main Menu
Richard Burns Rally Windows Who needs doors?
Richard Burns Rally Windows Enjoying my great run in the replay.

Alternate Titles

  • "理查德·伯恩斯拉力赛" -- Chinese spelling (simplified)
  • "RBR" -- Common abbreviation
  • "Rally7" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Love letter to the developers of this rally game PlayStation 2 Eierfratz (13)
Unmatched Rally Simulation Windows cosmo ruski (39)

The Press Says

PC Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Sep, 2004 84 out of 100 84
PC Powerplay Windows Jun, 2006 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania Xbox Jul 13, 2004 82 out of 100 82
Gamesmania Windows Jul 13, 2004 82 out of 100 82
GameStar (Germany) Windows Sep, 2004 81 out of 100 81
Factornews PlayStation 2 Aug 05, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Gamekult Windows Sep 06, 2004 8 out of 10 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Windows Sep 28, 2004 16 out of 20 80
Jeuxvideo.com Xbox Jul 09, 2004 11 out of 20 55
GameCell UK Xbox 2004 4 out of 10 40

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Trivia

You may presume that the game was developed for the consoles and then ported to the PC, as there are no TCP/IP or LAN multiplayer options, but strangely, it is the other way around. Luckily, a programmer called Racer_S developed the multiplayer mod RBRnet which allows you to race against an opponent (ghost car) over a network. You can download the tool here.

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