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  • Summary: The only officially licensed game of the World Rally Championship, WRC brings you all the authentic action and excitement of the rally circuit, as you race over 100 tracks in some truly massive racing locations. The unique 'go anywhere' engine means that the road is no longer the only route to the chequered flag, so you'd better be careful on those mountaintop bends. [Sony Europe] Collapse
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. A grueling 81 stages of the World Rally Championship await you, all modeled using satellite topography and some of the finest graphics you'll have seen on the PS2 yet. [June 2002, p.101]
  2. 87
    Eye-numbing visuals, easy to pick up driving, excellent stage design, and more modes and secrets than you can shake a stick at, Evolution Studios have created a monster.
  3. In additional to being visually stunning, WRC nicely captures the excitement and the general feel of rally racing and will surely appeal to diehard rally fans and newcomers alike.
  4. 80
    It's got great track variety, quality graphics, and a bevy of options.
  5. Simply the best rally game for the PS2, and directly in competition with Rallisport for the hearts and minds of rally racing.
  6. Racing along bumpy gravel or icy roads at breakneck speeds is a great thrill, despite some unrealistic collision mechanics.
  7. I would not recommend this to anyone new to the genre. Play "GT3: A-Spec" instead - it costs the same amount and is a much, much better experience.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 6
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 6
  3. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. ClarenceL.
    Mar 9, 2002
    10
    I think that WRC is an excellent game with suburb and bind-blowing graphics. It is very similar to the real time experience, which makes this game an excellent game. This game has all the cars and tracks up to date, which is another reason to buy this game. If you are thinking about buying this excellent game, I heartly recommend this product. Even if you are not a person who likes racing games, this will be a great starter. I recommended this game to a friend of mine who only liked one-peson shooters and now he hates those types of games and he can't stop playing WRC. Expand
  2. KylanP.
    Oct 17, 2002
    9
    Super game play, and breathtaking environments.
  3. FrankH.
    May 13, 2003
    9
    Best rally game I have ever played to date. Definitely a keeper!
  4. NeilW.
    Aug 27, 2004
    8
    This is a good game.. Though i think the handling is too free. its too easy to take corners.. graffics I would have hoped to be better.. but all on all this is a great fun game to play.. but ive played better. Expand
  5. BogMan
    Jul 15, 2002
    7
    It's okay, but 2 player is a complete f... up, and there no service area completly detracting the need for damage at all. V-Rally 3 surpasses this in every way. Expand

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