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  • Summary: Features up to 8 single and multiplayer game modes including new 2WD normal/advanced, 4WD normal/advanced, Group B modes, Expert and rallies. Drive any car from the start in the Open Championship Mode and compete in a full rally season or specialise in a four or two wheel drive championship.Features up to 8 single and multiplayer game modes including new 2WD normal/advanced, 4WD normal/advanced, Group B modes, Expert and rallies. Drive any car from the start in the Open Championship Mode and compete in a full rally season or specialise in a four or two wheel drive championship. Create customised rallies. Put together your favourite or themed stages such as straights, jumps or hills, which can be compiled, saved and played at any time. Different levels of damage linked to difficulty settings - adapt your playing style as you progress through difficulty levels. Forty-eight tracks and four shakedown stages through eight countries including UK, Australia, Finland, Japan and the USA. Over twenty incredibly detailed vehicles constructed with improved physics and handling giving even more control, including Citroen Xsara, Mitsubishi EVO 7 and Subaru Impreza. [Codemasters] Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
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  1. On one side, beautiful graphics, superb notes, great handling and sexually arousing Group B driving. On the other, inconsistent obstacles, inauthentic modern cars, a confused brand and a small evolutionary step means that, to many, it quivers towards Yet Another Rally Game. [PC Gamer UK]
  2. Thankfully the development team also reduced certain impractical elements from CMR 3 such as excessive spinning on tarmac and asphalt. It's no biggie, but it feels a bit more realistic and straightforward, that's all.
  3. The PC version's equally excellent driving gameplay, better graphics, and added, competitive online mode make the game every bit worth purchasing.
  4. Slick, with better handling but seen-it-all-before gameplay.
  5. Once upon a time there was a boy called Colin who liked cars. He liked them so much that when he grew up he drove them at high speed under strict competition conditions. Perhaps driven by rage at his unfortunate choice of name, he drove so fast that he was crowned Champion of the World.
  6. Graphical flair, addictive gameplay, and a variety of multiplayer modes that will attract a whole new group of gamers see’s Colin McRae Rally 04 on the PC as one that we can all recommended with great pleasure.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 14
  3. Negative: 5 out of 14
  1. JustinH.
    Jun 15, 2004
    10
    Superb Job On Colin McRae Rally 04! Awesome graphics!!!!!! i give it a 10-10 !!!!!!!!!
  2. LiamM.
    Jan 2, 2008
    10
    Trust me! This game is not that bad at all! Infact it's perfect in every way! The graphics are great, The value was good, You have Colin Trust me! This game is not that bad at all! Infact it's perfect in every way! The graphics are great, The value was good, You have Colin McRae as your Co-driver and It feels like you're in for an adventure. Although this game was 4 years ago, go get it now! Expand
  3. Aug 2, 2011
    10
    I have started playing this game when I was a kid, it was awesome. The car models are great, graphics ok, but the best is the gameplay. TheI have started playing this game when I was a kid, it was awesome. The car models are great, graphics ok, but the best is the gameplay. The cars are easy to control, but you need some practice. The games looks like an adventure, because you visit a lot of countries. Great game. Expand
  4. UndrGrnd
    May 21, 2004
    9
    It's not perfect, but it's one of the best racing games ever on PC. I find it unbeleavable that some guys rate this game with 0 or 1.
  5. RelaxWouldYou
    Apr 14, 2004
    8
    Disappointed very and Puke Barf what is your idea of a good racing game? Oh no I can't use my mouse to navigate the menu system what Disappointed very and Puke Barf what is your idea of a good racing game? Oh no I can't use my mouse to navigate the menu system what will I ever do. This is a great game loads of fun. Nothing revolutionary but a great way to waste some time tearing through tracks across the globe. Graphics have improved over 03 which is a bonus. As far as physics have either diappointed or puke ever driven a real rally car? I think not. You guys need to chill out. Worst racing game ever! Give me a break. You 2 need to get out more often. Expand
  6. D.D.
    Jul 21, 2004
    2
    This game is stupid!!! nothing new, the models are awful, nothing original or near one.
  7. Disappointedvery
    Apr 8, 2004
    0
    This game bytes the big one. Graphics dont impress. Gameplay is lame-o. What a complete waste of hard drive space. This is why so many peopleThis game bytes the big one. Graphics dont impress. Gameplay is lame-o. What a complete waste of hard drive space. This is why so many people download games. They have too because manufacturers package crap constantly! After considerate time setting up the game I realized fishing is an exciting sport compared to this 'Rally' stuff. Thanks Codemasters.....more dollars well spent on programmers!!! Riaa mpiaa whoever is protecting u should be let from their job and could be programming better games. Expand

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