Metascore
63

Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Nov 30, 2012
    74
    Reliable, simple comfort food. [Issue#225, p.82]
  2. Nov 26, 2012
    70
    A refreshingly dry take on a single discipline. [Christmas 2012, p.89]
  3. 70
    In this third game of the WRC series, Milestone made a significant little revolution. The new graphics engine positions the game at a level compatible with the present generation and closes the gap between other offerings in the genre.
  4. You can see the improvements in the car models compared to the years before, and the hardcore audience of the sport – the handful that there are – will appreciate WRC 3's spirit to following the source material. Everyone else looking for slip n' slide action should load up DiRT 3. [January 2013, p77]
  5. Like much of WRC 3, the driving isn't bad, just ordinary. [Dec 2012, p.105]
  6. Oct 29, 2012
    60
    The official license keeps the game interesting for a while. Then, you'll start noticing the clumsy controls and the mediocre presentation. It won't be long before you realize that there are better off-road racers out there.
  7. Oct 22, 2012
    60
    WRC 3: FIA World Rally Championship has more than enough content to keep you busy with its 83 tracks, 50 drivers, and 37 cars. But, despite being the official game of the World Rally Championship, it has many issues that strip away its authenticity – the most problematic of which being poor track feedback. The title's more than competent as a casual off-road racer, but unfortunately for developer Milestone, Codemasters already has that genre locked up with its exceptional DiRT series.
  8. About the only thing done right in WRC 3 is the staggering amount of properly licensed content, ranging from the tracks and locales to the cars and their drivers. Unfortunately there is no compelling gameplay to accompany all of this. [December 2012, p.78]
  9. Apr 8, 2013
    50
    WRC 3 may have a professional sounding name, but the game is more of a disappointment across the board. The amount of content is both impressive and disappointing at the same time. Nothing here will drag players away from better experiences elsewhere, and the sheer lack of modes just makes it feel like a rushed effort. I really wanted to like WRC 3 much more than I did, due to the fact that I am a sucker for the genre, but sadly it is nearly impossible to recommend to anyone without mentioning competitors in the process.
  10. Oct 18, 2012
    50
    There's lots of space for a more serious, realistic rally game but this doesn't fit the bill – with a distinct lack of excitement and innovation.
  11. Oct 15, 2012
    50
    From the rewind feature made famous by Codemasters' racing efforts to the general lack of evolution for the series, it feels like a game made to satisfy licensor demands.
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Jan 17, 2014
    8
    If you like rally and you like sim-like racers, this game is actually quite good. The physics are fairly good: decently realistic, never tooIf you like rally and you like sim-like racers, this game is actually quite good. The physics are fairly good: decently realistic, never too frustrating, and quite rewarding when you get it right. It's fun to go from tarmac to gravel and "feel" the difference. I wish it had longer stages and more of them, but whatever. I got Dirt 3 and this at the same time and I'm spending much more time on this. You can sit down, spend 35 minutes and do an entire rally of 7 stages, which is pretty enjoyable. Full Review »
  2. Sep 27, 2013
    9
    Just picked this up and was suprised after middling reviews. Much Purer rally than Dirt and the handling is good. Tough for new players? MaybeJust picked this up and was suprised after middling reviews. Much Purer rally than Dirt and the handling is good. Tough for new players? Maybe but I guess that what practise is for. It's not a bad game because it presents a challenge. Full Review »
  3. Apr 3, 2013
    9
    Next to the Dirt games this is the best rally racing game available. Where the Dirt games have spun off into other themed racing events, thisNext to the Dirt games this is the best rally racing game available. Where the Dirt games have spun off into other themed racing events, this game purely focuses on rally racing.

    Beware you will not like this game if you are looking for an arcade style racer. The driving is fantastic if you are a fan of games like Dirt series, Gran Turismo, Forza, etc.
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