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Xpand Rally (Windows)

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Description

Xpand Rally puts you behind the wheel of a tuned-up WRC machine in over seventy races in five sceneries, using a modified version of the Chrome engine with fully movable obstacles, dynamic day time and weather changes, full collisions simulation and a complex car damage system. The driver can even sustain leg injuries and concussions. There is much more freedom than in other rally games. In the freestyle mode, for example, there are no invisible borders, you can compete off-road with no restrictions to tracks.

Aside from the traditional race, you can build-up a rally career, similar to NFSU, where you work your way up as a rookie. You need to spend your money wisely to take care off repairs and tune your car with over 800 parts. Xpand Rally does not have an official rally license, but includes 35 sports cars over 8 divisions, with some funky models such as tiny coopers or terrain vehicles. There are two driving modes: arcade and simulation with different damage systems and steering models.

ChromEd, a full game editor loaded with tutorial and templates, has been attached to the game. You can edit existing tracks or create new ones and even import your own car designs straight from 3D Studio MAX.

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Xpand Rally Windows The car model has realistic deformations.
Xpand Rally Windows Car selection screen: there are different classes to choose from
Xpand Rally Windows Beautiful environments and realistic dust effects
Xpand Rally Windows Another plus towards realism is the detailed damage modeling! You're really going to feel sorry about your car.

Alternate Titles

  • "XR" -- Common abbreviation

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The Press Says

GamersHell.com Feb 22, 2006 9.5 out of 10 95
Next Level Gaming Jan 16, 2006 90 out of 100 90
4Players.de Sep 23, 2004 84 out of 100 84
ComputerGames.ro Mar 24, 2006 80 out of 100 80
JeuxVideoPC.com Sep 14, 2004 16 out of 20 80
IGN Jul 24, 2006 8 out of 10 80
Gamesmania Oct 22, 2004 76 out of 100 76
GameStar (Germany) Oct, 2004 75 out of 100 75
Factornews Sep 11, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Jeuxvideo.com Sep 17, 2004 13 out of 20 65

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Trivia

For a rather low-budget title, the game uses extensive copy protection: an installation serial, an activation code and additional protection with StarForce 3.04.049.001.

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Sciere (256968) added Xpand Rally (Windows) on Oct 30, 2004