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  • Summary: (Known as "Sega Rally" in the UK/EU) With dynamically deformable terrain, proprietary next-generation graphics, realistic physics, and competitive bumper-to-bumper racing, Sega Rally Revo is a high-tempo driving experience that is every racing fan's driving fantasy. Vehicle selection affects driving strategy in Sega Rally Revo, as race course surfaces dynamically deform upon repeated contact with vehicle tires and changing weather effects. Sega Rally Revo features a variety of fully deformable surfaces, from gravel-littered tracks and smooth tarmac roads, to snow-covered mountain passes. This means no two laps will be the same, and drivers can skillfully lower their lap times as they hurtle their chosen world-renowned rally vehicles down photo-realistic courses only made possible on next-generation hardware. Driving skills are also tested by Sega Rally Revo's advanced AI which allows NPC drivers to dynamically adapt their driving style to the varied racing surfaces. Players can enjoy a comprehensive single-player campaign as they travel the globe racing the best drivers in the world. The game also features online capabilities, with multiplayer splitscreen modes offering an extremely competitive rally experience against drivers around the world. [Sega] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 42
  2. Negative: 1 out of 42
  1. The best arcade rally game you can buy - what did you expect? [Nov 2007, p.80]
  2. The best game to carry the name since '95, but more than that - it's the best straight racing game you'll find on this console and indeed one of the best pure racers you'll have played in years...Every second is a second you'll spend on the edge of your seat. Thrilling. [Nov 2007, p.74]
  3. Sega Rally is the most ambitious racing game in some time and a brilliant return to form for the series. Overlook it at your own risk. [Nov 2007, p.110]
  4. Sega Rally Revo’s gameplay is both basic and difficult, and thus aligns correctly with its Sega Rally Championship roots, but these traits don’t transfer as well onto a complex console of the new millennium.
  5. 75
    The big problem is durability. With a fun but shallow physics model, a dearth of tracks, no vehicular upgradeability/downgradeability, and so few options, Revo simply isn't set up for a long run. But it's a hell of a good arcade ride in the meantime.
  6. Sega Rally Revo is a racing game developed for the gamer who does not want to be bothered by the nuts and bolts of a typical driving game, or realism. The game succeeds in being a good time for casual gaming fans who will not mind how shallow and simple it really is.
  7. Without all of the environmental additions, Sega Rally Revo is an average racer at best.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 12
  2. Negative: 3 out of 12
  1. MattBlake
    May 12, 2008
    9
    A highly underrated game, this is an arcade purist's dream and a successful rebirth of a classic franchise. Its most common reason for low scoring reviews is its lack of features, but as a hardcore arcade game, that is entirely NORMAL. Trust me, if you want to win every challenge in this game you'll get more than your money's worth :)
    A game like this depends more on difficulty and track design to ensure longevity, and it will have you pulling your hair out if you lack patience. It's all about memorizing every curve, just as it's always been.

    I doubt that anybody who has given this game a low score has a love for Sega Rally or a respect for its pedigree... In truth, this is the best Sega Rally yet.
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  2. Domz
    Apr 11, 2008
    9
    I love this game!!! It's sucked me in straight after I put a dvd into my xbox. Graphics are very good, (although some damage model would be nice) tunes quite all right, and above all pure arcade fun for everyone. It's good change from serious racers like forza or pgr. I like it more than burnout :) Excellent game! Expand
  3. May 27, 2012
    8
    This game is fun and well worth $7.20. The handling on the cars could be much better though. This game is an ok racing game and you might want it if you like racing. So i give it a 8. Expand
  4. BlueFalcon
    Oct 15, 2007
    7
    Revo would be a lot more recommendable if racing games weren't already well represented on the 360. The courses are vivid and interesting. Tracks tear up and deform to your tires, and that effects your car's handling. That's about where the originality ends. It's a typical arcade racer where it doesn't matter if your brake button is broken, and around corners you can bounce off invisible walls which keep you from leaving the track. It just doesn't have much depth. There are better racing options out there, but it's not bad. Expand
  5. Nov 24, 2013
    7
    I love rally games and this one didn't disappoint. It's an arcade Sega Rally game for the 360, and it's exactly that. It has nice graphics with very good mud physics, perhaps the best I've seen in a race game! the game lacks depth though. 7/10 Expand
  6. Andyman
    Oct 17, 2007
    5
    Given that Sega Rally's gameplay, career progression, and unlock system haven't evolved one bit since 1995, it takes some kind of greedy nerve to charge full retail price for this incredibly shallow, dated game. Only the most diehard (delusional?) Sega Rally fans will get any sort of enjoyment out of this. Everyone else looking to play in the dirt should get FlatOut 2 or, well, DiRT. Expand
  7. FinnJ.
    Jan 20, 2008
    1
    The graphics really rock! And that's about all that rocks. I've gone through a couple of racers since having the 360. This is by far the worst. Graphics are really nice, but how the car reacts to input is really random. There is no way of knowing how it will react in any given turn. It really doesn't matter how many times you race a given course - the car just won't react the same way twice. Oh, and the brakes don't work. They will slow down the car, but as it seems nobody else uses them - even to get past bends you will promptly be taken over by five cars that seemed miles away before the bend as soon as you try to slow down.. The dynamically changing surface of the course is a nice concept, but it doesn't work. Every surface that isn't tarmac feels like extremely deep snow. One might argue that it's really just a bit too hard. Well, that might be the case if the car reacted well to input. But as it seems impossible to get the bloody thing to go straight ahead on even the best of surfaces, I'm pretty sure that's not the case. And if it was, well... some kind of difficulty setting would come in handy. Never had that problem with Forza2, PGR3/4 or Test Drive Unlimited... If you want a good driving game, go with those instead. Or, if you want arcade rallying - go for Dirt! I rank this game right next to Need for Speed Carbon. Neither game was worth even the discount prices I paid for them. White elephants. Expand

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