"...WRC is a surprisingly enjoyable take on the sport that gets the fundamentals right." - IGN
"WRC 2010 makes a lot of things right [...] it's a thoroughly enjoyable racing game." - Videogamer.com
Take on the extreme challenge of the 2010 World Rally Championship and get behind the wheel to compete for the ultimate crown. Chose from the official cars and compete on all the WRC events in an authentic time challenge against the clock. Experience the dramatic thrills and raw frustrations as you master drifting and handbrake turns on your PC.
ROAD TO THE WRC: follow in the tyre tracks of the WRC heroes as you progress through the career mode. Start by building your own team, participate in regional championships, and move up the ladder to land a prestigious contract with a leading WRC team.
TIME ATTACK: select your favourite car and take on a famous special stage in your quest to set a record time. Upload your best performance online to and download those of the world record holders to compare your skills.
ONLINE RANKING: compete online against other players across the world where you can organize or participate in customised stages, rallies and championships. Gain experience and hone your skills to improve your online ranking and do battle to be crowned the first virtual WRC Champion!
AUTHENTIC WEATHER CONDITIONS: conquer the elements as the WRC takes you from the snowy tracks in Sweden, to the depths of the dusty desert in Jordan, and on to the technical asphalt roads of Catalunya
Unlock an exclusive set of liveries and sponsors for each car
Compete with the champions in the WRC as well as honing your skills in the three support categories: P-WRC, S-WRC, J-WRC
Select your preferred settings and tailor your car to suit your individual driving style
Rely on authentic co-driver pacenotes to master the hardest sections of each stage
Vote for your favourite rally and then compete in it!
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First the good stuff. There's a campaign that will take around 15 hours to complete. The AI is not too tough and there are a good number of cars and tracks to play through. Runs well, there's no bugs, no crashes, loads fast, UI is good, soundtrack is alright, can run on a potatoe computer. Okay, the bad stuff. For a game that was released in 2010 it looks like a game that was released in 2002. The graphics are terrible, the textures are awfully low res, the crowd looks like character models from the original Max Payne game. The game engine itself is awful with things such as grass continually popping in. Even with motion blur and depth of field off there is this psuedo heat-shimmer blur in the background that can't be removed. Like the engine is just incapable of rendering that far off. The entire color scheme of the game is incredibly washed out. It's as if they went overboard with color correction for a stylistic effect that ended up making everything just look bland and drab. More bad stuff. The car sounds are horrid. If you're looking for the definitive way of how not to do car sounds, then this is it. While some of the tracks are actually pretty decent, the car handling across the board, even for an arcade rally game, is homogenized so much. In other words, FWD, 4WD, all of the cars, handle pretty much like standard 4WD cars. The only real difference is the 4WD cars do drift a little bit better. But nothing to the extent that you feel like your driving something significantly different, which in reality it should be. To summarize, the game is just incredibly boring to play, exceptionally bland to look at, the textures are a failure, the sound is pitiful, and variation in car handling is negligible. Don't bother.
WRC is a rally racing game, which features the World Racing Championship, which is a great and unique thing in the game. The game does not have very good graphics but has a great soundtrack, as well as an awesome gameplay experience, with cool cars and racing tracks. The possibility of playing in the World Racing Championship makes the game even better! Anyway, it is a great game, but could be better with some visual improvements. But overall, great game, so I recommend this to all kinds of people, especially those who enjoy racing games, since this has a great and unique experience that all would enjoy.
Realism of driving is pretty good. I can't say if it's comparable to other rally games out there, because WRC is the only one I've played. But the cars feel "proper" if you know what I mean. Heavy and powerful, or light and underpowered. Depends on the car. Difficulty settings provide wide range of help to those who don't want realistic driving but just driving. And having fun. Cars look pretty considering the year of the game's release. Destruction models are on the other hand poor. Music is there, somewhere. Not bothering you much, meaning you can focus on driving. All in all the game is in the middle of my scale of "fun provided." There are lots of cars and categories to drive in. Career is pretty long(and at some points plainly dull). There is some degree of customization for cars. As well as few uprgades you can make. There are two more installments of this series, and you would be better off playing WRC 2 or 3. Those are much better, just like the developer was learning how to make the game as it should be.
Looking for a rally game? One that is realistic and fun to play? Then look no further than this title. With licensed teams and cars this adds to the realism. The driving physics also helps. Graphically this game looks alright and is very easy to look at. Worth a purchase.
This game is in a bit of a time warp - the graphics are very last-gen-console level, and the gameplay is lifted from Colin McRae circa 2003. In fact, for comparison I fired up a copy of Colin McRae 04 (released in 2003) on my old original xbox. It's uncannily similar to WRC 2010 - the graphics are of a similar quality, and the whole structure of the game is remarkably similar. WRC 2010 is a little more arcadey than CM04 in terms of the driving skill required to do well. Now don't get me wrong, I enjoyed CM04 and actually while Codemaster's more recent Dirt titles are in a completely different league in terms of graphics and playability, the straight-laced approach of the old CM games can be quite enjoyable. And so it is with WRC2010 - it's a really simple little game but still good fun and I find myself playing it regularly. You kind of get used to the graphics after a while, even if it feels odd at times to be playing a game that must be using a small fraction of the PC's power.
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