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Richard Burns Rally (Windows)

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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 Celebrating with Richard Burns.
Richard Burns Rally Windows Lovely France.
Richard Burns Rally Windows Driving in the US.
Richard Burns Rally Windows Australia

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

Unmatched Rally Simulation cosmo ruski (39) 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars

The Press Says

ComputerGames.ro Sep 23, 2004 92 out of 100 92
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Sep, 2004 84 out of 100 84
Gry OnLine Nov 18, 2004 83 out of 100 83
PC Powerplay Jun, 2006 83 out of 100 83
Gamesmania Jul 13, 2004 82 out of 100 82
Gamekult Sep 06, 2004 8 out of 10 80
4Players.de Sep 12, 2004 80 out of 100 80
PC Action Sep 09, 2004 74 out of 100 74
Joystick (French) Sep, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 03, 2004 12 out of 20 60

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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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Sciere (251907) added Richard Burns Rally (Windows) on Oct 30, 2004
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