Colin McRae Rally 2005 PC

User Score
7.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 56 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 40 out of 56
  2. Negative: 10 out of 56
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  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 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, 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 Expand
  2. 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 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 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. Expand
  3. chis
    Dec 28, 2004
    2
    sure this game has good graphics but the physics engine sux crap! the car seems to float off the ground and turn at the slightest touch! even on tarmac the car slides uncontrollable not from side to side, but like IT WUZ SPINNING AROUND FROM ONE POINT IN THE CENTER! AWFUL GAME=( O WELL DIDNT WASTE NE MONEY DOWNLOADED IT OFF OF ULTIMA =p
  4. YeungL.
    Apr 28, 2006
    2
    The game's physics is worse then RBR.! I dont know why it would be 1 score lower then BRB.The game Could not give players any excitied after u play rbr before. Because RBR's phycics is real more then colinMc.
Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 90
    My wish list for future iterations includes night racing, variable per-stage weather, working in-car gauges, and crowds that aren't 2D pancakes, but I can't say I've played a more satisfying racing game all year.
  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. Plays just as well as its console cousin, with the additional advantage of some gorgeous graphics.