Colin McRae Rally 04 Xbox

User Score
8.1

Generally favorable reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 19
  2. Negative: 1 out of 19
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  1. Uter
    Jun 18, 2004
    7
    This would be an awesome game if Rallisport Challenge didn't exist. But with such stiff competition, it doesn't hold up all that well. Still, it's a great deal for 30$ cdn.
  2. Wes
    Mar 5, 2004
    7
    Certainly worth $20 ... but not much more.
  3. DanW.
    Jan 2, 2004
    7
    Seems like every new CMR game is even less realistic than the last. Get this one only if you don't mind rally cars handling almost like the ones in Need For Speed. Still, a fun arcade racer with pretty graphics. If you played the last version, you might want to wait til the price drops, though as there's not much new stuff here.
  4. Winniedapooh
    Oct 19, 2003
    7
    Not bad except that all realism has gone out the window. the original mcrae was and still is the best, second to none.
  5. SimRacingLover
    Sep 29, 2003
    5
    Just an aclaration. This is not a SIMULATION. It just an arcade game.

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#31 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2004
Metascore
84

Generally favorable reviews - based on 33 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 30 out of 33
  2. Negative: 0 out of 33
  1. Car handling and physics are spot-on, and real-time damage has been enhanced to the point where you wince every time you hit a rock or other obstacle, as the dents and dings rack up.
  2. Edge Magazine
    80
    Another excellent outing for Codemasters' rally team, but one that has possibly taken the series to its structural - and commercial - limits. [Nov 2003, p.104]
  3. Possibly the wisest tweak is the balancing of the gameplay, which with a bit of practice ought to see players able to compete with Colin and co. within the matter of an hour or so. Previously the barriers to entry seemed to be set inexplicably high.