SEGA Rally Online Arcade Xbox 360

Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. Jun 16, 2011
    83
    SROA is a well-done Rally-Racer. If you're looking for quick racing fun rather than tuning or a long term career mode then this is 800 MSP well spent.
  2. Games Master UK
    Jul 8, 2011
    80
    Short on scope, big on fun. [Aug 2011, p.91]
  3. Jun 5, 2011
    80
    If you want to take home one of the best arcade racers out there, Sega Rally Online Arcade is hard to beat. It doesn't have the depth of a full console game, but at 800 MSP ($10 USD) for an accurate arcade port, it's a great value - doubly so if you already own a proper racing wheel. Shift into overdrive and snag this one before the checkered flag drops.
  4. Jun 3, 2011
    80
    For 800 points on XBLA and whatever it ends up as on freshly un-borked PSN though, Sega Rally Online Arcade still represents somewhat of a bargain.
  5. May 30, 2011
    80
    A real tribute to the fans of the saga of Sega Rally. Good graphics and a selection of funny game modes make it worth all of its price.
  6. May 25, 2011
    80
    This latest instalment in the SEGA Rally franchise doesn't offer much variety. However, the gameplay and the controls are just so smooth that the five available maps will keep you entertained for hours to come.
  7. May 25, 2011
    80
    As long as you are not expecting a complete reinvention of the series, you will love what the game brings at just the right price.
  8. May 24, 2011
    80
    Sega Rally Online Arcade offers up a streamlined version of what made Sega Rally Revo great, while also providing the same addictive gameplay that's made the series so revered for a decade and a half.
  9. May 19, 2011
    80
    If you don't have fond memories of the arcade cabinet or Saturn game, it's still a truly feisty little racer that looks great and handles well. Tearing up dirt tracks with indestructible rally cars is enormous fun, and this XBLA title delivers those thrills in their purest, most undiluted form. It's just a shame that there's so very little of it.
  10. Jun 30, 2011
    75
    It has been a while since the West has had a Sega Rally game since the Japanese only release of the most recent Sega Rally. For those that have played a Sega Rally this is exactly what you would expect, for those who have never played Sega Rally before there is not much here to entice you into a purchase. With only very limited tracks and cars there is little else than nostalgia here, but for those that loved the original this may be enough to make you want to fork over some of your hard earned.
  11. May 25, 2011
    75
    Gameplay-wise, little has changed since the 1995 original, and in many ways the series seems a little too eager to cling to the past.
  12. May 20, 2011
    75
    Sega Rally Online Arcade is a fun and interesting game. The franchise returns to its roots and offers us its arcade gameplay of old. Unfortunately, it falls short of circuits, game modes and possibilities. But overall, it's an engaging experience that will keep players busy for many hours.
User Score
6.1

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. May 19, 2011
    5
    To begin with, this is not a new game. It is SEGA Rally Revo, only missing a lot of the content. There are too few tracks and there are onlyTo begin with, this is not a new game. It is SEGA Rally Revo, only missing a lot of the content. There are too few tracks and there are only 13 cars so there is not a whole lot of content in this package. There only appears to be one new track, everything else is lifted from Revo. I still don't know why they call this a rally, there is absolutely no rally involved. You take part in multi-car races, either online or off, and that is it, Time Attack is just driving around a circuit as fast as you can. Graphically, this game is the exact game you played years ago, not updated one bit. The only visually cool thing is the geo-deformation and the grime your car picks up over the course of the race, and once again, that was in the original. I remember when I thought this looked amazing, playing something like this really shows you how far devs have pushed tech in just a few short years. What is disappointing here is it all seems so lazy. Hydro Thunder packs in so much more content than the original, handling has been tweaked and the graphics have been freshened up a bit. None of that has been done here, the only thing changed is the color of the main menu screen. At first when you enter the options menu, it appears they have addressed at least one issue from the original, now you have a choice of difficulties, Casual and Arcade. When you play, however, you will realize that this just means hard and harder. Your opposition is still crushingly difficult, always taking the perfect line and generally ignoring the laws of physics. If they hit you, you stop, they lose no speed. If they hit a wall at full speed, they keep going undeterred. They can drive through ruts and water, never losing speed. All of this affects you. Every little mistake slows you down, and yes, I realize it says "Arcade" in the title so I shouldn't expect a sim experience, I do expect fairness however. All these old-school conventions, coupled with rubber-band AI, should have been left in the last generation or vanished along with the arcade itself. If you want a fair game, go online, you'll still get crushed, but at least you'll know that the laws of the universe as well as the rules of the game are being adhered to. The worst mode in the game is the Championship. Here, you participate in 3 races, starting at position 22 and clawing your way to 1st. That's not so bad. What is bad is the final "bonus" race where you go one on one with a boss car. He immediately leaves you in the dust, even in the same car, and you can rarely catch up, even if you do, unless some freak mishap occurs, he still pulls ahead and wins. It is really frustrating to go through three different three-lap races to get crushed in the last joke of a race, and there is no restart option, once you begin, you're committed. Make one or two mistakes and you've just wasted a good chunk of your time nullifying all the work you did to get to that point. It also isn't the bargain everyone is claiming either. You can find a brand new copy of Revo for $20 or a used one for between $5 to $10, and the retail disc has way more content. This is SEGA basically trying to cash in on a stripped-down version of a game they already tried to sell once, unsuccessfully, and the fact that it is being released about the same time as Dirt 3 isn't a coincidence either. Unless you've already purchased every other competent racer on LIVE and can't afford any of the games in the Dirt series, there is no reason to buy this. Boo SEGA! Boo! Stop selling us garbage! Full Review »
  2. May 31, 2011
    4
    I'm struggling to see the point to this game.. Its the retail version of the game,but with alot of features taken out,with worseI'm struggling to see the point to this game.. Its the retail version of the game,but with alot of features taken out,with worse graphics.Pointless... The reason i gave the points i did,wasw because what there is,is fun,but as i said,its a pointless downgrade from the previous Sega Rally released. Full Review »
  3. May 28, 2014
    0
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