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Colin McRae Rally 2005 (Windows)

81
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.9
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

games.1c.ru (Publisher's website):

    Продолжение всемирно известного раллийного автосимулятора, выводящее знаменитую серию на новый уровень — прежде всего благодаря оригинальному режиму карьеры, в котором перед игроком открываются практически безграничные возможности. Выбрав этот режим, вы сможете пройти весь путь от начинающего гонщика до легенды авторалли. Наберите опыт в самых простых соревнованиях, выигрывая у менее искушенных соперников, а потом продемонстрируйте все свое умение в любом из двадцати видов чемпионатов, выступив против настоящих мастеров. К услугам игроков — автомобили нескольких классов (2-Wheel Drive, Super 2WD, 4-Wheel-Drive, 4WD Classics), а также более трех сотен маршрутов. И вам придется детально изучить каждый из них, чтобы одержать победу над конкурентами!

    • Более 30 автомобилей, включая такие, как Volkswagen Golf MK5, Toyota Celica GT-FOUR, Lancia Stratos, Alfa Romeo 147 GTA, Alfetta GTV Turbodelta, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII, Peugeot 206, 205 T16 Evo2 и VW Beetle RSi!
    • Великолепная проработка трасс, разнообразие погодных условий и смена времени суток.
    • 9 локаций, расположенных в Великобритании, Швеции, США, Финляндии, Австралии, Испании, Греции и Японии.
    • Невероятный уровень детализации: индивидуальная модель повреждения для каждого автомобиля, включающая разнообразные вмятины, царапины и прочие визуальные эффекты.
    Игра издана в двух комплектациях: 3 CD-ROM или 1 DVD-ROM.

    Contributed by Klaster_1 (58064) on Feb 06, 2011.

www.xbox.com:
    The definitive rally game is back from the team that set out the genre. More of the most detailed cars in any game, competing on more stages, with full online play. Start a career on the lower rungs of rallying and work your way to the peak of the sport inColin McRae Rally 2005™.

    The core of the game is the new multi-discipline career challenge - in which you'll start out in the lower leagues of club rallying, learn your craft in over 20 different classes of rally events including Challenges, Cups, SuperCups, Shields and Championships. With 300 stages of competition, and a huge variety of car classes including 2-Wheel Drive, super 2WD, 4-Wheel-Drive, 4WD Classics and more, it'll be the most complete rally experience ever offered.

    • New career mode with 23 events totalling 300 stages of competition.
    • Online Play across Xbox Live: compete against other drivers in real time.
    • Drive the most diverse selection of cars through new, non-linear Career Challenge with over 20 individual rally events and over 300+ stages.
    • 30+ featured cars include the Volkswagen Golf MK5, Toyota Celica GT-FOUR, Lancia Stratos, Alfa Romeo 147 GTA, Alfetta GTV Turbodelta, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII, Peugeot 206, 205 T16 Evo2 and the distinctive VW Beetle RSi!
    • 9 international locations (new German rally joins events through UK, Sweden, USA, Finland, Australia, Spain, Greece, and Japan), in Rally game mode, each with 8 stages. Large, animated spectator crowds cheer you on through the stages.
    • Incredible detail: An individual damage model for each car - right down to paintwork scrapes and a ‘dazed’ visual effect as you recover from a crash!

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (15390) on Sep 07, 2010.

www.gog.com - Windows:
    Drive over 30 cars in the most exhilarating rally experience ever!

    Colin McRae Rally 2005 accelerates the series to a blinding speed that captures the sheer adrenaline of edge-of-control rallying and lets you take the stages at speeds a third faster than before. You won't be spinning off unnecessarily either, the stages have been designed to let you use that speed as you hurtle through the detailed international environments. However, crash out and you'll see the individual damage models for each car in action... right down to scraping the paintwork!

    Delivering more cars, more stages and new challenges, the adrenaline-pumping heart of Colin McRae Rally 2005 is the all-new multi-discipline Career Challenge. Taking players through their very own, fully professional rally career, you'll be driving the most diverse selection of rally cars from different manufacturers.

    Colin Mcrae Rally 2005 is resolutely open and varied, so much that the traditional championship is almost a sideshow. A career mode sees you working from humble machinery to the fastest and finest, through a blizzard of cups, shields and performance-enhancing parts tests. There's hours of play. Months. Orbits.

    Multiplayer issue: online multiplayer mode is available after register your unique CD-key for the game. For details see: Support.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66206) on Jan 09, 2009.

uk.playstation.com:
    Put on your helmet and get ready to 'be' Colin McRae again, as the rally series revs up again...

    Faster. More intense. Even more realistic... Codemasters is going for more, more, more with its Colin McRae franchise in 2005, upping the ante even further for hardcore rally fans.

    New to Colin McRae Rally 2005 is the Career Challenge, designed to test the limits of your rallying prowess with a series of different events. 23 different rally events will be testing you over a series of Challenges, Cups, SuperCups, Shields and Championships, in a variety of different rally vehicles

    Starting as a lowly beginner driving two-wheel drive cars in lower league events, you'll (hopefully) start winning races and championships, and climb the rally ranks, earning new parts for your cars in the process. Over 300 stages in nine international locations await to test your skills in a variety of car types, including 4WD, 2WD, 4WD classics, RW cars and plenty more.

    Over 30 cars will gradually become available, including the Toyota Celica GT4, Lancia Stratos, Alfa Romeo 147 GTA, Alfetta GTV Turbodelta, Peugeot 206 and the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII.

    If the Career Challenge sounds like a bit much for a quick play session, there's still plenty of fun to be had in CMR 2005's other play modes. The 4WD Championship mode lets you drive as Colin, although you can choose which car he races through six rallies. There's also a chance to race in individual rallies and stages, including the new German tracks.

    As if this all wasn't enough, CMR 2005 has more tricks up its exhaust pipe, including online play. Up to eight Network Adaptor-equipped drivers can compete in single stages, country rallies or custom rallies. Of course, there's also the visual upgrades you expect with any new McRae game; now you'll be able to see every scratch and dent on your ride, right down to chipping the paintwork.

    • Drive a diverse selection of cars in the 23-event Career Challenge


    • Go online to compete head-to-head against other rally fans


    • Even more realism in graphics, handling and collisions


    • 30+ featured cars and nine international locations

    Contributed by DreinIX (9421) on Apr 03, 2008.

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    Colin McRae Rally 2005 - komplett neu aufgebaut an den Start!

    Meistere lokale Rallye-Events und entscheide selbst, in welcher Klasse du dich für die WM qualifizierst. Deine Gegner? Per Online-Gaming bis zu 8 Spieler weltweit. Die Extras? Neues Highend-Schadensmodell (Lackkratzer, feine Dellen), Benommenheits-Feature nach Hammer-Crashs, erstmals deutsche Pisten und, und, und. Nervös? Du hast allen Grund dazu...

    Contributed by Xoleras (66206) on Dec 10, 2004.

www.atari.com.au - Press Quotes - Xbox:
    “The best rally extravaganza yet” PSM2 - 18th August 2004

    “By far the most comprehensive rally game ever made” XboxGamer - 18th August 2004

    “The most sophisticated and realistic rally experience to ever grace a console” P2 - 18th August 2004

    “The closest you’ll probably get to rally driving” Official Xbox Magazine - 18th August 2004

    “The way is clear for CMR 2005 to be the most authentic and playable rally game yet” Official PlayStation 2 Magazine - 23rd July 2004

    “Hellishly fast... tremendous fun” “Higher speeds, better courses and online racing” PSW - 23rd July 2004

    “Literally years of gaming to be had” XboxGamer - 9th May 2004

    "The game looks as good as it feels to drive, which is, in a word: excellent" "grab Colin 2005 and enjoy it because it's one of the best rally games on the market" 88/100 Hyper Magazine

    "Approach it as a simulation of a complex sport and Colin McRae Rally 2005 will serve you perfectly as the best rally simulation game to date." 8/10 Rewiredmind.com

    Contributed by Xoleras (66206) on Nov 22, 2004.

www.atari.com.au - Windows/PlayStation 2/Xbox:
    DESCRIPTION:

    The core of the game is going to be the new multi-discipline career challenge - in which you'll start out in the lower leagues of club rallying, learn your craft in over 20 different classes of rally events including Challenges, Cups, SuperCups, Shields and Championships. With 300 stages of competition, and a huge variety of car classes including 2-Wheel Drive, super 2WD, 4-Wheel-Drive, 4WD Classics and more, it'll be the most complete rally experience ever offered. As well as the Career challenge, you'll be able to jump staight into a 4WD championship, take on a single rally or individual stage, and then take on the world in online rallies with up to 8 players.

    The all-new stages feature interactive scenery, so if you push too hard and hit a tree (or when, to be more accurate), you'll see it shudder from the impact and drop leaves from the branches. Collisions will also result in a dazed effect, where your vision will be blurred for a very short period from impact. On the subject of vision, bonnet cam is back for all those who like to gaze down on a pristine engine cover (if things are going well), or the painstakingly detailed under-bonnet engine models (if they aren't).

    The acclaimed Colin McRae Rally damage engine has been updated so even light touches can scratch the paintwork - and as usual, panels and components can be deformed and removed in a realistic manner, showing the mechanical components of the car in extreme detail.

    FEATURES:

  • The #1 rally game evolves as Colin McRae Rally 2005 takes the series online for up to 8 players on PlayStation 2 and Xbox with more cars, more stages and new challenges.
  • Drive the most diverse selection of cars through new, non-linear Career Challenge with over 20 individual rally events and over 300+ stages.
  • 30+ featured cars include the Volkswagen Golf MK5, Toyota Celica GT-FOUR, Lancia Stratos, Alfa Romeo 147 GTA, Alfetta GTV Turbodelta, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII, Peugeot 206, 205 T16 Evo2 and the distinctive VW Beetle RSi!
  • 9 international locations (new German rally joins events through UK, Sweden, USA, Finland, Australia, Spain, Greece, and Japan), in Rally game mode, each with 8 stages. Large, animated spectator crowds cheer you on through the stages.
  • Incredible detail: An individual damage model for each car - right down to paintwork scrapes and a ‘dazed’ visual effect as you recover from a crash!

    Contributed by Xoleras (66206) on Nov 22, 2004.