Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
Buy On
  1. PC Gamer
    73
    The crappy force-feedback effects and poor controller support (both my FF joysticks proved useless for playing the game) are sharp reminders of CMR 2005's console roots. [Holiday 2004, p.96]
  2. That rock is the rocking arcade rally game "Rallisport Challenge 2," which offers better visuals, a more tangible driving sensation and arguably the best online support ever seen in a racing game. That hard place is "Richard Burns Rally," which has established itself as easily the most realistic (not to mention difficult) rally game. In the wake of these two triple-A titles, Colin McRae 2005 comes off feeling a little too tired to remain the pinnacle of rally gaming.
  3. Edge Magazine
    60
    The fifth in the Colin McRae series is still a fine game if - and here's the major caveat - you didn't play last year's update. Those who did will get more fun out of playing spot the difference. [Nov 2004, p.107]
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 58 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 42 out of 58
  2. Negative: 10 out of 58
  1. RichardBurns
    Sep 30, 2004
    4
    Bloody awful is all i can say... The sound effects are terrible, the sound of the engine really starts to get on your nerves and sounds Bloody awful is all i can say... The sound effects are terrible, the sound of the engine really starts to get on your nerves and sounds nothing like a rally car... sure the graphics look nice but the replays make the car look like its floating. The handling is also very unrealistic and just dosent seem to look right. IMHO colin mcrae 2005 is a step in the wrong direction.. come on guys, if we're shelling out hard earned cash then at least put some effort into making the game. 29.99 i dont think so 17.99 not even close. i'd give in 10/10 if it was a fiver. BIG THUMBS DOWN Full Review »
  2. Jan 22, 2018
    8
    Стандартное продолжение самой зрелищной и знаменитой серии раллийных гонок.
  3. Cam
    Mar 24, 2007
    2
    Wow.. just wow, I had no idea just how bad this game was. I had no idea people still made games this bad. Seriously CM1 is more realistic and Wow.. just wow, I had no idea just how bad this game was. I had no idea people still made games this bad. Seriously CM1 is more realistic and fun. As for the physics, I'm sure they haven't modelled ANY suspension at all, because I can feel the polygons under the 'car'. The car slids and recovers in totally unrealistic ways and even in a fun way. Even gravity seems to be canned if that's possible, I mean GRAVITY isn't even realistic... I think I'm going explode. The sound is truly awful and clips to your framerate. I can only assume the '10' reviews are rigged because no sane person could think this is good. Seriously Need for Speed feels more realistic and I NEVER thought I'd say that about any game. My god I'm still reeling.. just buy Richard Burns Rally for the love of god, get good at it, watch a REAL rally crash compilation if you think it's too easy to crash and roll and you'll be happy. Full Review »