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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: 9 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. 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
  2. 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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  3. RobM.
    Oct 2, 2007
    8
    I'd shovelled a mint-load of coins into the arcade machine years ago, so the prospect of having an updated version on the 360 was too good to resist, especially as I spotted a nice deal with the Logitech steering wheel bundled with it. The game is marvellous - switch to the classic view from the bonnet and off you go! It's fast and furious - the computer opponents will be utterly ruthless and barge you about given the chance - and highly addictive. Definitely has that 'just one more go' factor. If you go wrong (and you invariably will) you're bounced back onto the track keeping the action moving at a breakneck pace. I've not tried this with the Xbox controller yet, so can't comment on how that handles, as it plays so well with the wheel - I can't let go of it! It won't please everyone (some people have complained about the handling) and it is very tricky at first, but persevere and you've got a terrific racing game here - i.e. a racing game - not a mechanic sim! Turbo-charged fun! Expand
  4. Aug 9, 2014
    8
    This game is one of those titles from 2007, where the player spends a considerably large amount of time, just looking at the track. I never felt this before in an arcade racing game, for example the alpine track is so authentic and graphically sharp for a 2007 racing game, that I had to get away from the race just to look around. even now in 2014 this counts as good enough graphics. Sadly, there are only 5 different trail, and the game kind of chops it up and repeats it the whole time, so it gets boring after you seen it all. But before it gets boring, frustration is already taking damage at your gaming time for this is one of the most frustratingly difficult games I ever played. The problem is not, that individual races are difficult. its that the game saves after beating 3 races in a row, playing like one 3part championships at a time. Screw up in one of them , and you can start over a 15-20 minute progress. And it is reeeeaaaaalllllly easy to mass it up. since there are no codes ,neither difficulty options, I dont think anyone who bought this game ever finished it. but since by the time you get to the middle section of the game , you already seen everything, so its not a problem because its one of those pick up and play games. The morphing track is a good idea, the cars are all licensed, and shiny too :) So if you want some over the top rally action pick this one up, and pedal to the metal!!! Expand
  5. 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
  6. 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
  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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