Metascore
65

Mixed or average reviews - based on 20 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 20
  2. Negative: 0 out of 20
  1. X-ONE Magazine UK
    Nov 15, 2011
    80
    It's actually quite fun this time. [Issue#78, p.87]
  2. Oct 13, 2011
    79
    WRC 2: FIA World Rally Championship builds upon the previous game with a more satisfying driving model and more involving career mode. A very good and realistic reproduction of the rally experience except for the graphics, still not up to the competition.
  3. Oct 18, 2011
    78
    It's a basic update of last year's experience. One year in the works should've been capitalized upon better than this though.
  4. Oct 13, 2011
    77
    WRC 2 can't hold a candle to Codemasters' DiRT games, but Milestone did a good job in creating an enjoyable game nonetheless. WRC 2 grants rally atmosphere with howling engines and challenging tracks.
  5. Oct 13, 2011
    77
    This sequel from Milestone know how to entertain the player, with license, hundred of tracks, great variety and fun. It's a pity the graphics are not up to today standards.
User Score
6.3

Mixed or average reviews- based on 13 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Nov 1, 2011
    10
    People may complain about the graphics of this game and it is true that they are not at the top of the racing games nor xbox 360 games inPeople may complain about the graphics of this game and it is true that they are not at the top of the racing games nor xbox 360 games in general. But taking into account the recent lack of a World Rally Championship experience in games, this one is glass of water in the desert for WRC fans.
    You could say that the Dirt series are good rally games but in my opinion they don't fulfill what the Collin McRae series was.
    The gaming menus don't provide a generally good transition from rally to rally. They should have gone with taking more features from the best racing titles (Forza, GT5, etc) instead of trying to do something new.
    The racing itself is all you ever expect from a rally game. In the highest difficulty level, you really feel frightened behind the wheel.
    If you, like me, love the and follow the WRC championship, you will certainly enjoy this game
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  2. Sep 9, 2013
    10
    The only proper rally racing series around for modern consoles. If you want traditional rally racing on modern console this series is yourThe only proper rally racing series around for modern consoles. If you want traditional rally racing on modern console this series is your best option by far. The Dirt games focus on Xrally, rally cross and similar stuff. Yes Codemasters do prettier games, blah blah blah. But Milestone at least makes an effort to stay true to the legacy of rally racing games and try to make their games as sim-like as possible, unlike Codemasters who have gone the arcade direction with their Dirt series. With their WRC games Milestone tries to meet the needs of traditional rally racing enthusiasts. So if you miss the old rally games of WRC (Evolution Studios), Colin McRae and Richard Burns, and you want something somewhat similar for a modern console then you should give these WRC games a chance. WRC 2 improves on everything from the first game, graphics, handling, gameplay structure, etc. WRC 2 is fast, intense, challenging and fun. In fact the only thing I truly miss from the old WRC games on PS2 are the weather effects (rain, snow, etc). That would have made WRC 2 even more immersive. However this WRC series by Milestone remains the best option for traditional rally racing. Full Review »
  3. Oct 30, 2012
    8
    Firstly this game is best played with a wheel, I used a Fanatec GT2. The feedback is fantastic is this game, each surface is modelled in aFirstly this game is best played with a wheel, I used a Fanatec GT2. The feedback is fantastic is this game, each surface is modelled in a different way and once you master dirt, then snow, then fast open stages on tarmac, then a combination..it's is refreshingly challenging. The difficulty curve in the career mode is perfect, and at 50% through I'm starting to really feel the pressure to perform. It's not a total sim ala Richard Burns Rally (although there is a PC mod which fixes this), but it is a good trade off and very similar to the original Colin Mcrae games. Landing the perfect slides, scandanavian flicks and jumps is incredibly rewarding..especially when the pressure of attaining that first place remains elusive.

    Graphics are a mixed bag, but on the whole I like the most of the large number of stages. There are enough tracks here to fill several Dirt 3 games, really putting Codemasters lack of content to shame.

    The menus and dub step unfortunately heavily distract from the wonderful ingame experience. I noted a few minor bugs with menu presses not registering, ocassional frame rate issues, and green cars as textures loaded..but nothing game breaking. If you like REAL car driving games and rally, it's must buy.
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