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  • Summary: (Known as "Sega Rally" in the UK/EU) With dynamically deformable terrain, proprietary next-generation graphics, realistic physics, and competitive bumper-to-bumper racing, Sega Rally Revo is a high-tempo driving experience that is every racing fan's driving fantasy. Vehicle selection affects driving strategy in Sega Rally Revo, as race course surfaces dynamically deform upon repeated contact with vehicle tires and changing weather effects. Sega Rally Revo features a variety of fully deformable surfaces, from gravel-littered tracks and smooth tarmac roads, to snow-covered mountain passes. This means no two laps will be the same, and drivers can skillfully lower their lap times as they hurtle their chosen world-renowned rally vehicles down photo-realistic courses only made possible on next-generation hardware. Driving skills are also tested by Sega Rally Revo's advanced AI which allows NPC drivers to dynamically adapt their driving style to the varied racing surfaces. Players can enjoy a comprehensive single-player campaign as they travel the globe racing the best drivers in the world. The game also features online capabilities, with multiplayer splitscreen modes offering an extremely competitive rally experience against drivers around the world. [Sega] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 40
  2. Negative: 1 out of 40
  1. 92
    It's just such a wonderful game that as long as you can get over the fact that the cars behave in quite a strange way, and the control is incredibly loose, you're guaranteed to enjoy it. [Issue#158, p.74]
  2. The reinvention of Sega Rally hardly could have been better succeeded. It’s a genuine racing game, without any obvious flaws.
  3. With Sega Rally Revo, Sega nailed the series' arcade feel. The game controls just like the original, right down to the muddy power slides and pure sensation of speed.
  4. Sega Rally Revo is a great addition to a fun arcade racing series, and is a fantastic entry point for new fans. However, if you prefer your console racing experience to a bit more sim based, this isn't the title for you.
  5. The technology behind Sega Rally Revo is undeniably impressive and the driving is a good bit of arcade fun, but the game's staying power is highly questionable.
  6. It's not very deep, but it's very fast, looks gorgeous and handles ever so sweetly. [Nov 2007, p.119]
  7. Without all of the environmental additions, Sega Rally Revo is an average racer at best.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. A.Taylor
    Dec 20, 2007
    I do think people are expecting some kind of WRC simulator in this game and, in that, they'll be sorely disappointed. What this i's a pure arcade driving game that happens to be set on rally stages with licensed cars. It's not realistic because it's not supposed to be. What it also is, is the most successful reinvention in this generation of an age old franchise that delivers the most important ingredient of it's predecessors...pure, undiluted FUN. It's Sega Rally through and through with all the joy that will bring to its fans. I love this game so much that, on switching from the 360 to the PS3, I immediately went out and bought it again. It's not for everyone, but if you loved the originals this will exceed all expectations and also deliver one of the most enjoyable online experiences for years. Is it comparable with Motorstorm? Not in the slightest. They both have mud, and that's where the parallels end. Buy both. Expand
  2. MacdumpyM.
    Oct 9, 2007
    Well-above average Sega racer. It's not hyper realistic, but it certainly does a good job of being fun.
  3. Aug 6, 2013
    Sega Rally is initially fun but after only a couple of hours you feel like you've seen everything that's worth seeing and all that's left is the long grind to unlock everything which I didn't really want to do. It can be fun with friends but even then it gets boring after a few races. The mechanics of the game work really well though its just not that fun. Expand
  4. GiorgosD.
    Oct 16, 2007
    Very Dissapointing at PS3. Having problems with steering with sisaxis and there's no wheel availiable right now. The car steers like a boat. The cpu's drivers have no problem with it so they go like demons. Catch them if you can. I'd rather wait for next gen sega rally 2012. Expand
  5. [Anonymous]
    Oct 10, 2007
    No car damage on a rally game, no point.