WRC: FIA World Rally Championship Image

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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, 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
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  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