Written by  :  Kasey Chang (4617)
Written on  :  Nov 28, 2000
Platform  :  Windows

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Rally game no longer state of the art

The Good

The varied environments, the different cars available, setup challenges, cheatcodes to enable more cars

The Bad

You have to "earn" the cheatcodes by winning, the tutorial mode is useless, there's no explanation on what is good and what is not, some of the times are ridiculously low with no explanation on how you can improve it, no explanation on which setup is good for what situations, the graphics could use a lot of improvement, as they look rather blocky by today's standards

The Bottom Line

Colin McRae Rally was a major accomplishment for the sport of rally racing back in 1998 when it was released in Europe, with its list of cars, drivers, and varied environments. Unfortunately, by the time it reached US markets, it has been overtaken the the other titles, such as Mobil 1 Rally, Rally Championships, and other titles with better graphics or better car handling. While it's still a lot of fun, it is no longer state of the art.