Metascore
77

Generally favorable reviews - based on 14 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. 89
    The physics provide a near-perfect blend of arcade and simulation sensibilities: It's not so over-the-top that it's still believable, but it's also not so realistic that you'll need an intimate level of knowledge about tires, engines, and gear boxes.
  2. Rallisport Challenge for the PC even has a few key bonuses that weren't in the Xbox version, including noticeably sharper graphics and the ability to play online.
  3. Beautiful visuals are accompanied by an amazingly atmospheric soundtrack, which perfectly blends with the furious style of rally racing.
  4. Delivers a winning combination of lively off-road driving physics and eye-popping graphics. [Jan 2003, p.82]
  5. 80
    It should also appeal to people who kind of liked the "Colin McRae Rally" game but found it too difficult or too tedious.
  6. Everything about the game engine, graphics, sounds, and options roll into a well rounded Rally Racing game that ranks among the top of the genre.
  7. It isn't all about power-sliding on every corner but RalliSport comes pretty close to simulating the actual feel of driving, when the human driver and the machine work as one. And that's exactly why its appeal is universal.
  8. It's graphically excellent, varied and, above all, the racing is exciting.
  9. 80
    While it is disappointing to see yet another rally game ignore most elements that makes rally racing great, the shallow, but exciting, racing is sure to deliver enough thrills for any driver.
  10. Although succeeding as a purely arcade racer, those looking for a realistic simulation of the sport should look elsewhere.
  11. RalliSport Challenge is a cracking rally game that just falls short in so many places it can’t make the podium. For sheer content and powersliding potential, it’ll deliver in spades until "Colin McRae 3." Just don’t expect a perfect ride.
  12. There is still no in-car view, the wheel support is pathetic, and the system requirements to make this game look and play as well as the Xbox version are staggering.
  13. Just as solid a race game on the PC as it was on the Xbox, and definitely one of the better Rally-based arcade racers out there. [Feb 2003, p.77]
  14. Nice graphics and a good physics model can't hide the inflexible playability of a game that could have been a real treat to play. [Mar 2003, p.107]
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. Dec 30, 2011
    10
    Very good game, graphich gameplay and everything else is just great. I would recomend this to everyone who wants to try a good arcade rally game. Its even better than Sega Rally Revo. Full Review »
  2. AlBundy
    Feb 28, 2003
    9
    I like it and the graphics are good if you have a computer that can handle it, i mean this is better than X-Box man.
  3. Mikael
    Nov 22, 2002
    9
    I find this rally game at the top of the line when it comes to multiplayer. It is a great andrenaline kick to race down the narrow roads agains some friends. Graphics are the best I've seen in this type of games. Full Review »