Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 14
  2. Negative: 0 out of 14
  1. Much-improved this time around, the only things I can hold against it are the car's questionable propensity to stick to the track even when you steer it markedly off-course, and the rather sizeable learning curve for newcomers.
  2. 90
    McRae Rally 2.0 oozes quality and demands to be played again and again.
  3. When something is put together that, at first look, seems so simple, yet challenges by pumping the intensity level and challenging players to use their reflexes and brain, it qualifies as a game that is a great experience.
  4. Thrilling action in the best simulation of a sport unfamiliar to many Americans. Get it, even if you have to import it.
  5. 89
    Good luck beating this monster on Expert difficulty. As long as you can find more time and don't mind putting in the time-attack sessions trying to find speed, this game will last you awhile.
  6. A well-crafted off-road racer that'll appeal to sim buffs and arcade fans alike. [Apr 2001, p.85]
  7. For Rally racing fans, this is a must have. For other racing fans it is a great product to introduce you to the adrenaline pumped world of rally car racing.
  8. If you can work your way around these shortcomings, you'll find that Colin McRae Rally 2.0 is one of the most engrossing racing sims available.
  9. Currently one of the best rally games. There are many things that should be corrected, but it will provide an average rally fanatic with everything he might desire.
  10. This is an attractive and challenging game that, unlike so many other racing games, really does penalize you for running the pedal to the metal all the time.
  11. This game sticks out because it has "Colin McRae" stuck onto the box, and for very little else.
  12. The artificial intelligence is not the sharpest tool in the shed.
  13. Predictable but top-class racing action. Best enjoyed with friends, and with no expectations of greatness.
  14. In trying to appeal to all rally tastes, it ends up not being the very best at much of anything. While the car graphics are outstanding, the other dimensions of this release fail to live up to expectations.
User Score
8.4

Generally favorable reviews- based on 48 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 13
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 13
  3. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Jul 7, 2013
    10
    AWESOME! Good graphics very high gameplay Congratulations for Codemasters. This game is still good and I play it for today. Colin is much better than Xpand Rally. Full Review »
  2. Feb 25, 2013
    10
    Guys this is one of the best Racing Games I ever played please buy this Game and not a other one cause this will be a Legendary Game I hope. The Racing Elements are very good the Graphic is also Good. Full Review »
  3. Oct 16, 2012
    10
    The most long-living drive game ever made. Graphic is still awesome and, for a smart balance between simulation and playability, it still remains a great game, funny and challenging. Full Review »