Richard Burns Rally

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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.


Richard Burns Rally Windows Changing the car setting.
Richard Burns Rally Windows The onboard camera doesn't give you the best sight.
Richard Burns Rally Windows They are nice people, so don't hit them or the screen turns red and it costs you a lot of time.
Richard Burns Rally Windows Looks easy.

Alternate Titles

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

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Love letter to the developers of this rally game PlayStation 2 Greek Bastard (25)
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Critic Reviews

Gamezone (Germany) Xbox Jul 07, 2004 9 out of 10 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Sep, 2004 84 out of 100 84
PC Powerplay Windows Jun, 2006 83 out of 100 83 Xbox Sep 12, 2004 80 out of 100 80 Windows Sep 28, 2004 16 out of 20 80 PlayStation 2 Sep 12, 2004 80 out of 100 80
Gamekult Windows Sep 06, 2004 8 out of 10 80
Boomtown PlayStation 2 Aug 05, 2004 8 out of 10 80
PC Action Windows Sep 09, 2004 74 out of 100 74
Gamekult PlayStation 2 Jul 16, 2004 7 out of 10 70


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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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