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Mixed or average reviews - based on 24 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 24
  2. Negative: 0 out of 24
  1. It's a superb rally game capturing the spirit and the thrills. Recommended. [November 2010 p74]
  2. Oct 21, 2010
    80
    FIA World Rally Championship is a true rally simulation. Despite the technical issues, WRC gives good driving sensations and a perfect feeling of the terrain. With the official license Milestone will have a lot of possibilities for the next chapter.
  3. Oct 21, 2010
    80
    WRC recovers successfully, the excitement of the greatest proofs of the World Rally Championship.
  4. Oct 21, 2010
    80
    It doesn't have a fully accomplished driving model, and physics are far from perfect, still WRC is good first shot on the rally simulation by Milestone and Black Bean. The three years licence should give the team the right time to polish the product, and hopefully get to an even better product in the next years. As of now, if you are a fan of the WRC competition, this is your best option on the shelves, even if not perfect and fully accomplished.
  5. Oct 21, 2010
    79
    It's certainly rough around the edges but WRC won us over. It's a solid and capable sim that works hard to prove its worth.
  6. Oct 21, 2010
    76
    A solid, if unspectacular title. [Issue#197, p.95]
  7. Oct 24, 2010
    70
    WRC is a very competent rally game and offers quite some challenge. However, it lacks any surprises and does not impress visually. If you do not care about these factors, it's still worth to check out and get acquainted with one of the world's most exciting auto motorized sports.
  8. Oct 21, 2010
    70
    There are a lot of nice touches and thoughtful features, spoiled by the presentation. Ultimately though, while I couldn't recommend WRC to just anyone, it is a solid but slightly soulless game and has the official WRC license, which if you have at least a passing interest in rally games makes this the only realistic choice.
  9. Oct 21, 2010
    70
    WRC is not a return as strong as the Formula 1 championship, but is a game that will please simulation fans. Its visuals are not remarkable, but its gameplay works very well.
  10. Oct 21, 2010
    70
    It's no Richard Burns Rally and nor does it hold a light to Codemasters' DiRT games, but WRC is a surprisingly enjoyable take on the sport that gets the fundamentals right.
  11. Oct 21, 2010
    70
    WRC: World Rally Championship is a good game. Not an awesome one, but it's quite good anyway, with an official licence as a nice bonus you can't find in Dirt. The driving gameplay is a little bit odd due to the turning physics, but the overall experience is deep and funny enough.
  12. Jan 2, 2011
    65
    It may not be enough to challenge the likes of Dirt, but the framework is definitely there for Milestone to produce a great rally title.
  13. Oct 21, 2010
    65
    WRC isn't the best racing game, but it offers a satisfying rally experience.
  14. 65
    Lacks the oomph and fun factor of its rival DiRT 2, but provides a good framework for future installments of the WRC series.
  15. Oct 21, 2010
    65
    Despite poor presentation, WRC offers a realistic and satisfying rally experience.
  16. Oct 21, 2010
    65
    Developer Milestone has managed to create a nice rally game that somehow disappoints in the visual department. Race fans should buy this game, but only when it has been lowered in price.
  17. Oct 21, 2010
    60
    WRC is the best racing game Milestone has put out in quite some time, but it's woefully lacking in terms of presentation. With racing games it's not just about an authentic driving model, as you need the in-game visuals to put you in the virtual driver's seat.
  18. Oct 21, 2010
    60
    Despite the poor presentation, WRC manages to be a pretty entertaining rally game, refreshingly free from offroad segments and extreme sports nonsense. In the long run, however, it suffers from repetitive tracks and an unexiting campaign.
  19. Oct 21, 2010
    60
    WRC 2010 seems to be coming back from the dead, at last... Even though some will undoubtedly have trouble getting past its mediocre visuals. Indeed, it's hard not to mention this with GT5 coming up. But despite this less-than average technical side, and lack of weather conditions to spice things up, the game remains fun and consistent in terms of content, modes of play and driving sensations. Its simulation is precise and accessible at the same time, thanks to several settings to choose from. Let's hope next year's edition will correct the visual flaws of this one.
  20. 60
    Sure, it's not as refined as its competitors, but WRC delivers a solid rally experience, particularly for hardcore fans. But the sub-standard visuals detract from the otherwise entertaining racing experience and the lackluster presentation doesn't the help the game in any way.
  21. Oct 21, 2010
    60
    Game starved rally fans will welcome it all the same but this low tech racing sim has a bit too much room for improvement.
  22. Jan 12, 2011
    54
    An official rally game is always welcome, but the developer has to do it the right way. This game is at most points actually good, but there are a few great mistakes, the controls are really bad, the graphics aren't really great and there are a few stupid bugs.
  23. Oct 21, 2010
    50
    Primitive graphics and weird standard settings for the cars make WRC 2010 mediocre at best.
  24. Oct 21, 2010
    50
    For its return into the videogame industry, the World Rally Championship license misses the train with WRC which shouldn't help this automotive discipline to win more fans.

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