Sega Rally Revo Xbox 360

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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(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
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 42
  2. Negative: 1 out of 42
  1. Games Master UK
    92
    The best arcade rally game you can buy - what did you expect? [Nov 2007, p.80]
  2. Xbox World 360 Magazine UK
    88
    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. Online races with six players were smooth and relatively lag-free, and the downloadable time trial ghost cars come in very handy when trying to better your previous lap records. It's the kind of feature set that hardcore SEGA Rally fans will appreciate, but casuals might be left wondering why more isn't on offer.
  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. SEGA Rally Revo is a fun arcade racer, but those expecting something with the depth of DiRT will be disappointed.
  6. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    72
    No, Revo's not bursting with originality or play options, but it's a solid racer that feels completely different from the competition. [Dec 2007, p.104]
  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 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  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 wouldI 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 forA 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 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. Mar 4, 2017
    8
    SEGA Rally Revo is a very solid arcade rally game.

    The vehicle handling is very fun,just as any good arcade racer should be.The vehicle
    SEGA Rally Revo is a very solid arcade rally game.

    The vehicle handling is very fun,just as any good arcade racer should be.The vehicle selection is good,and there are plenty of championships to keep you busy throughout the game.The game is also pretty challenging,the AI will certainly make sure that you aren't running away with the race.One complaint is a lack of environments.

    The graphics are beautiful,with tiny details like deforming terrain looking superb on the 360,The framerate is smooth as butter.

    The sound design and soundtrack are the only things that particularly lack in SEGA Rally Revo,they are both pretty bad to be honest.

    Overall,SEGA Rally Revo is a great arcade racer.Highly recommended by yours truly.
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  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 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 graphicsI 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 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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