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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.

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Richard Burns Rally Windows Australia
Richard Burns Rally Windows Driving in Japan.
Richard Burns Rally Windows Driving in the US.
Richard Burns Rally Windows The onboard camera doesn't give you the best sight.

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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 CoffeeCrack (26)
Unmatched Rally Simulation Windows cosmo ruski (45)

Critic Reviews

Gamezone (Germany) Xbox Jul 07, 2004 9 out of 10 90
PC Powerplay Windows Jun, 2006 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania.de Xbox Jul 13, 2004 82 out of 100 82
Factornews PlayStation 2 Aug 05, 2004 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de PlayStation 2 Sep 12, 2004 80 out of 100 80
4Players.de Xbox Sep 12, 2004 80 out of 100 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
Jeuxvideo.com Windows Sep 03, 2004 12 out of 20 60

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Trivia

Richard Burns Rally won four awards at the 2004 Sim-Racing Awards, voted by users at sim racing website Blackhole Motorsports: Best Gameplay, Best Physics Model, Surprise of the Year & Game of the Year!

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