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  • Summary: Immerse yourself in the first officially licensed handheld FIA World Rally Championship game - packed full of exhilarating stages set in the toughest terrains the world has to offer. Experience the "in your face" thrills and spills of rally on the move - feel the speed, embrace the power,Immerse yourself in the first officially licensed handheld FIA World Rally Championship game - packed full of exhilarating stages set in the toughest terrains the world has to offer. Experience the "in your face" thrills and spills of rally on the move - feel the speed, embrace the power, taste the mud! Features the 16 official rallies from around the globe including Japan and Mexico, plus 19 bonus stages and downloadable content enabled. 30 fully deformable cars, including Evolution and Extreme spec cars, plus all 17 official 2004 registered drivers, from the 6 official manufacturers. Link up to other PSPs via WiFi for multiplayer battles in 16 super special stages allowing you to pit your wits against the best WRC drivers in the world. WiFi racing for up to 8 players. [SCEE] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. The real meat and potatoes of the game lies in the championship mode. Hardcore fans of the sport will be delighted to know that it is an exact reproduction of the real life version.
  2. While there's certainly no shortage of PSP racing games on the shelves, there's a veritable drought when it comes to Rally games: a drought that Bandai Namco Games intends to eradicate with the impressive WRC. [Mar 2006, p.50]
  3. An easy and decent-enough rally game. There is nothing amazing, though. And PSP is not the best platform for semi-realistic racing. [Jan 2006]
  4. There's nothing to really love, but nothing to really hate either. [Apr 2006, p.78]
  5. Rallying is tight and awkward on the PSP's small screen, and though WRC has plenty going for it, it's just not as much fun as other PSP racing games. [Nov 2006, p.155]
  6. A decent racer that doesn't come close to fulfilling its potential. Still, it's currently the only choice for rally racing on the PSP. [Apr 2006, p.89]
  7. The PSP version of WRC has a different developer than the PS2-version - and it shows. New developer Traveller’s Tales has done good work in the past, but based on this the team lacks experience in the rally game genre. The cars sound lame, it’s hard to drive the Special Stages as it’s very unclear where you should be driving. Most of the time your car feels like it’s floating above the road. [Sept 2005, p 58]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 8
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 8
  3. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. MarkUK
    Jan 28, 2006
    10
    I got this game because it was £23 second hand in my local gamestation and I didn't have a racer on my PSP. I love it!! The I got this game because it was £23 second hand in my local gamestation and I didn't have a racer on my PSP. I love it!! The graphics are smooth and detailed and it's very addictive, as for the ghost cars, there a little annoying but give you a really good idea on your progress and of course there staggered just like real life rallying. The game runs along at a fair wack so has a sense of speed. You will also be able to get new tracks etc from yourpsp.com so extending it's life. As the first racer for my PSP I think it was an excellent buy and am very happy overall with it! GO BUY IT. Expand
  2. PolydorosK
    Nov 29, 2005
    10
    Well, it's the best rally on the PSP tilll now (Dec 05). Far smoother than CMR and more realistic than NFS, Ridge Racer, or Burnout etc
  3. [anonymous]
    Dec 2, 2005
    9
    I love rally and this does a good job of quenching my rally thirst. Its driving feel is enjoyable and gameplay is fun but graphics could be a I love rally and this does a good job of quenching my rally thirst. Its driving feel is enjoyable and gameplay is fun but graphics could be a little better. Still a great game for rally fans Expand
  4. EricC.
    Apr 24, 2006
    8
    This is a solid rally game. It is missing some features like manual transmission and you can't configure the controls, but the gameplay This is a solid rally game. It is missing some features like manual transmission and you can't configure the controls, but the gameplay is solid and fun. the graphics are nice. This easily stands up to any rally game on the PS2, although it certainly doesn't surpass CMR. The car handling took me a bit to get used to, with the rather sensitive steering with the nub. But now that I've played a while, I'm getting the hang of it, powersliding, e-braking, etc. I highly recommend this game for anyone wanting a serious rally game on a handheld. Expand
  5. Tomthebomb
    Aug 21, 2007
    8
    This game is very underrated....great graphics and loads to do with 64 stages....great to play in short bursts as it autosaves after every This game is very underrated....great graphics and loads to do with 64 stages....great to play in short bursts as it autosaves after every stage.....just a perfect PSP rally game with just some slight problems with steering mainly to do with the PSP itself. Expand
  6. DjFIL
    Apr 25, 2006
    7
    this game is good... good graphics, good car physics, damage and controls. But there was one thing I couldn't let go of to actualy this game is good... good graphics, good car physics, damage and controls. But there was one thing I couldn't let go of to actualy purchase this game... the career/championship mode format is crap. You shouldn't start last every new stage, and shouldn't be required to pass a determined number of ghost cars. In my opinion, an official licence (like WRC) should play the way the real event does... no ghosts vehicles, no "required" placement, it's you vs the time (no ghosts) and you start in order of slowest to leader in intervolts. Otherwise this is a good game... but I didn't want to play the terriable championship mode, and didn't want to just stick to single stage time trial mode. Expand
  7. MattU.
    Oct 18, 2006
    0
    This is total rubish, just buy buy Colin McRae Rally 2005 for PSP, its better!

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