Mixed or average reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. 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.
  2. Apr 1, 2013
    It's commendable that WRC 3 aims to give a full rally experience – complete with the need to repair cars between stages - and not dilute it with other forms of off-road racing. Despite this commitment to the sport and the fact that the game has some fun moments, its middling execution only goes so far.
  3. May 10, 2013
    The bottom line is that I play games to have fun. While I found the handling and tracks fun, I have no desire to play a game whose difficulty curve turns it into a second job because it demands near-perfection from the outset. Chances are, if this game is for you, you've already bought it.
  4. Oct 11, 2012
    WRC 3 has no challenger this year because there is no DiRT or other rallye game on the market. Milestone improved the game compared to the prequel but there are still some weak-points. The loading time is to long, there is still no split-screen mode and it's absolutely difficult to get started with WRC 3 if you are a newbie.
  5. Oct 24, 2012
    WRC 3 is a big step forward when compared to previous games. Milestone uses the WRC license very well - every new game looks considerably better. Better graphics is on par with better driving experience. The game is overall much better but some fans can be put off by a DiRT-y career mode. Still - it is the best rally game out there right now.
  6. Oct 15, 2012
    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.
  7. Oct 18, 2012
    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.
  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. Nov 30, 2012
    Reliable, simple comfort food. [Issue#225, p.82]
  10. 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]
  11. Like much of WRC 3, the driving isn't bad, just ordinary. [Dec 2012, p.105]
  12. Nov 26, 2012
    A refreshingly dry take on a single discipline. [Christmas 2012, p.89]
  13. Oct 29, 2012
    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.
  14. Oct 22, 2012
    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.
  15. Oct 21, 2012
    Far from perfect in achieving true simulation, but still fun and with loads of content. Absolutely recommended for fans of racing games, since its customizable difficulty makes it accessible for everyone.
  16. Apr 8, 2013
    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.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Sep 28, 2014
    The game is all right for me a love rally a lot but this was totally different. WRC 2 is way better than this but if you want to play rally game so diffrent but make sure you get a good look at the price. Full Review »
  2. Jan 17, 2014
    If 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 »
  3. Sep 27, 2013
    Just 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 »