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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. Sep 25, 2010
    8
    This racing game is worth playing, especially if you've also played some of the older SEGA Rally games on the old Dreamcast. One positive thing is that there are more tracks to play. In comparison to Sega Rally 2 (which only have a mere 17), the Revo version has 23! And all of them are brand new with some of them reversed. They may not be the longest rallies (nor too short like Riviera) but they all present a different challenge. Some of them are gravel; some of them are mixed with tarmac and gravel; So where are the all-road Rallies? Also, there are more cars to play, with some of the less common ones locked. Sadly, the only point I miss out on the game is the weather. While I have been rallying in the snow there's no rainfall, and it would have represented an even bigger challenge if that happened. Other than that, it's a game you wouldn't want to miss. Expand
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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

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