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Apart from this one fly in the ointment though, Rallisport Challenge is a stupendous game. Even when you're getting comprehensively beaten it's still a joy to play, and if you get bored of racing against the AI you can always indulge in some excellent four player splitscreen action with your friends. There's nary a slowdown in sight, no obvious scenery pop-up, and some spectacular scenery to take in. All in all one of the most entertaining motor racing games we've come across, and the shining star in the Xbox's launch line-up. What are you waiting for? Go out and buy a copy now. Get off couch, hairpin left, through door, hard right into hall, through door, over step into long straight, medium left opens into long straight, over street, twirl left...
The Next Level
When all is considered, Rallisport Challenge is truly a standout. Fast, responsive gameplay mixed with impressive visuals and sound make the game a real treat for the senses. This is videogame racing at its best.
RalliSport Challenge was one of the reasons I bought an Xbox, and unlike the other major game on that list, Wreckless, it lives up to all my expectations. The game is simply fascinating and addictive, with pretty much perfect controls and a rewarding challenge time and time again, along with great eye candy that’s easy on the eyes. Can it get frustrating? Sure, but once you practice enough, it will be simple once you get the hang of it. Is this a perfect game? Not at all, but it IS the best rally game in a long, long time, if not the best rally game ever made. Digital Illusions are to be commended for making such an amazing racing game, and you should bust your butt down to a store and pick up a copy of this game pronto. It’s worth the 50 bucks, and then some.
Gamers who don't know which driving game to pick, RSC or PGR, will have a hard time making up their minds. So for those who haven't yet bought any of those 2 games: go rent them and try them out … buy the game that lies best in your opinion. They both are nice though.
XBOX owners should definitely pick this one up. A rental will whet your lips, but save yourself the five bucks and just buy it. While the game is brilliant, it doesn't compare to the longevity a Halo would have. Nevertheless, the game is outstanding and worthy of five stars. Again, the only flaw is the slight control issue, but after an hour you should be good to go... enjoy.
Microsoft seems to be eager to prove that it can take on the competition in every genre. After launching the Xbox with a competent street racer, MS is now going up against the likes of Codemasters and Infogrames and is once again proving that it knows how to pick a quality game. RalliSport Challenge is likely to pull you in with its amazing visuals, but you'll soon find that this beauty has brains to boot. This is an intense racing game that commands all of your attention as any small driving mistake can send your car careening off a cliff or into a tree. Don't overlook this gem of a racer just because you're not into rally racing. It's fast, it's furious, and it has to be yours. Go get it now!
Ein klasse Rallyespiel hat Digital Illusions abgeliefert. Technisch muss das Game in einem Atemzug mit Halo oder DoA3 genannt werden. Löblich dabei ist, dass die Entwickler trotz der Staungrafik nicht das eigentliche Spiel vernachlässigt haben. Das Fahrverhalten der Autos ist extrem stimmig, so dass man immer wieder Lust hat noch eine Etappe zu fahren. Vermissen tut man letztlich nur eine etwas bessere KI und eine umfangreichere Werkstatt. Für Rennspielfans ein absoluter Must-Have!
Rallisport Challenge is the kind of racing game that'll suck you in for months to come. Even if you beat it in a few weeks, you'll still want to come back for more. I know I will. Project Gotham scores more points for originality, but Rallisport Challenge offers more long-term entertainment. Both are must-have games, so save up to buy them both if you have to. No matter what though, make sure you buy Rallisport Challenge. Your Xbox library will never be complete without it.
It's somewhat noteworthy that the Xbox is only a few months old, and yet, it already has no fewer than 10 driving games available for it. However, none of those games deserve your attention as much as Rallisport Challenge does. This is easily the best driving game currently available for the Xbox, and no Xbox owner should be caught without it.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
It would be fair to call RalliSport Challenge the best racing game on the Xbox by far. Not that there’s thousands of competitors, but if you’re looking for a no holds barred driving fest, you absolutely owe it to yourself to pick up this game. Even those leery of Rally titles in the past will find themselves right at home with the many modes provided; and the races themselves are Rally-lite, meaning you won’t have to worry nearly as much about damage, repair time and so forth. While that fact alone might annoy hardcore fans of the sport, their tempers should cool a bit at the mention of the smooth mechanics of this game, which manifest as gorgeous graphics, intuitive and responsive controls, and a physics system that does an exceptional job of simulating all wheel drive on all sorts of hellish terrain. Add in a fairly robust four-player mode and you’ve got a racing title that delivers value on top of fancy wrapping.
XBox Solution (XBS)
The racing genre continues to make improvements
every time we see a title like Rallisport make it’s way to a console. A technically
and aesthetically sound title that will keep your interest and provide many days,
and weeks of fun. This title is Highly Recommended by
the XboxSolution Staff.
The only flaws in this game are cheesy music and lackluster damage penalties. Thankfully, the music can be fixed by using your own soundtracks ripped to your XBox. Rally Masters was great, and this game from the same developers is even better. With the current state of the XBox library, a game like this is a godsend. But it would stand just as tall in the PS2 library. Its just that good. Go, get. Now.
Rallisport offers a nice range of options, including a career mode, single races, time attack, and multiplayer (the comical crashes make for a great multiplayer game). Unique features include ice racing and a point-to-point hill climb. A diverse lineup of impressive licensed cars from Audi, Saab, Toyota, Subaru, Mitsubishi, and others are available for play. As with most racing games, only a fraction of the total tracks and cars are available from the start; the rest are unlocked as the game progresses. Although whopping 41 tracks are available, the career mode lacks the depth of kin such as Gran Turismo.
Die Xbox könnte zum wahrgewordenen Traum von Rennspiel-Fans werden. Nach dem schon gelungenen Project Gotham Racing kommt quasi aus dem Nichts RalliSport Challenge und kann sich sofort in die Top-Riege der Konsolen-Racer einordnen. Eine phänomenale Spielbarkeit, ein spaßiger Multiplayer-Modus und ein ausgefeiltes Streckendesign machen da erst den Anfang. Denn vor allem mit der hochdetaillierten Grafik und der berauschenden Geschwindigkeit kann RSC die kleinen Mankos wie fehlende Mehrspieler-Möglichkeiten oder die vergleichsweise mageren Tuning-Optionen mehr als wett machen. Auch die gewagte Kombination aus Arcade und Simulation geht voll auf. Wer sich auch nur ansatzweise für Rennspiele interessiert und trotzdem an RalliSport Challenge vorbei marschiert, wird mit Fuzion Frenzy nicht unter drei Stunden bestraft - solo versteht sich...
Where Wreckless merely turned heads, Rallisport Challenge turns them and retains their attention with great gameplay and a sizable amount of extras to unlock. Rally and general racing fans alike will get an industrial-sized army boot kick out Rallisport Challenge. Easily one of the best Xbox racers thus far.
RalliSportia on kehuttu paljon enemmän monessa muussa mediassa, enkä osaa heitä siitä syyttääkään. RSC on käsittämättömän upean näköinen peli, jossa pääsee nopeasti alkuun ja saa tehtyä paljon eri asioita rallinimikkeen alla. Siis oikein hyvä koneen kylkiäinen, jolla isukkikin innostuu mustan laatikon ostamisesta. Se vaan, että kokeneelle rallipelien ystävälle se ei tarjoa mitään erityistä. Ohjauksen ja muun simulaation puutteet käyvät liian pian hermoille, jos etsii vakavasti otettavaa rallipeliä. Vain jäärata-ajo ja rallicross kun ovat jokseenkin verrattavissa tosielämän vastineisiinsa. Joten minusta Colin McRae on edelleen rallipelien #1, ja Project Gotham Xboxin autopelien #1. Mutta kuten aina, jokaisen kannattaa varmistua asiasta itse. Varsinkin, kun RalliSportiakin tarjotaan Xboxin jo ostaneille ilmaisena kaupantekijäisenä.
RalliSport Challenge is a very complete game which helps give Xbox my mark for top console for fans of driving games.
Een spel dat je zeker in huis moet hebben of op zijn minst eens moet hebben gespeeld. De graphics zijn super, net zoals de bediening, ik ben niet meteen een racefanaat, maar ik heb toch al enkele uren genoten van dit spel.
Game Informer Magazine
Regardless, Rallisport is visually impressive, and is a well-balanced racer that throttles on the fun. Oh yea, one more thing. I'm miffed that for all his invaluable insight, my trusty, astute co-driver didn't point out that Michelin Man in the twists of the Vista Peak Summit's track that was waiting to throw me off the course. Once again, I guess I was just too sucked in to notice.
Une bonne surprise sur Xbox en matière de jeux de rallye et qui devrait s'attirer les faveurs d'un large public grâce à son gameplay accessible et solide mais également compte tenu de sa réalisation particulièrement soignée.
THE ARCADE RACER MAY seem like a simple creation but all too often it is done wrong. An addictive balance of accessibility and depth seems to elude most developers but Digital Illusions have hit the nail on the head with Rallisport Challenge. It's not going to satisfy mechanical fetishists and engine tweakers but fans of good looking arcade racing will be very happy indeed.
RalliSport offers the thrills and crazy driving antics of true rally racing. Although you don’t take control of any pros, you do drive licensed cars in international locales that vary in climate and weather conditions. Racing off the beaten track, you must handle crazy powerslides through narrow paths and on steep ridges. Truly, the sense of speed has been skillfully created with a smooth frame rate. Plus, the cars look sharp with detailed decals and nicely designed paint jobs. At the right moments, you can even see the driver steering through the windows. The navigator’s voice and the car’s screaming engine also add realism to the entire experience.
The Video Game Critic
The game provides visual and audio cues about upcoming turns and road conditions, but it often seems like it's two turns ahead, which is confusing. Finally, you'll need to complete some very difficult and long competitions in order to access most of the tracks and cars. But overall this game is loads of fun. Some players won't like all the sliding, but this is a rally game, and you can't blame a tiger for being a tiger.
Game Informer Magazine
I wanted to be able to play around with my ride's technical specs, or even my crew. Instead I was left with a terrific looking game that I would probably rent on a Tuesday night. It would behoove you to do likewise.
Au final, il est donc très difficile à l’heure actuelle de conseiller ce Rallisport Challenge. Certes, le titre ne manque pas de charme avec son esthétique globalement réussie et sa prise en main arcade, mais est aujourd’hui complètement largué par sa suite, qui elle frise la perfection dans tous les domaines. A voir néanmoins pour les passionnés de rallye qui ne peuvent laisser passer le moindre jeu dédié à leur discipline favorite…