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  • Summary: Colin McRae Rally 2005 offers more than 300 stages, enhanced vehicles, and the chance to race against the very best in rally racing. At the heart of the game is the all-new Career Challenge, which takes you through a full professional rally career as you drive a diverse selection of rally cars. Through the game's 23 events, you can drive cars including 4-wheel drive, 2-wheel drive, 4-wheel Classics, Super 2-wheel, Rear Wheel, Distinctive and 4x4 classics. Each rally event provides different challenges through a series of Cups, SuperCups, Shields, and Championships. Expand
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  1. The most complete rally racing game you'll find on the Xbox. This is the Colin McRae Rally game that defines the very essence of the sport and thus making this the Must Have title to own.
  2. 90
    Has the best true rally experience, with better braking, accelerating, and steering, perfect for serious players than any other game within the genre.
  3. The one addition that has really made Colin McRae Rally 2005 a whole lot more fun then before is the Xbox Live support. I have found that all of my games have been lag free and all have been quite competitive.
  4. Yes, Colin is king, but when your only real competition turns out to be your previous release, it affects the effort and growth of the series - this is not the next evolutionary step fans had been hanging for.
  5. The online play is a very welcome addition (although not really the full monty), the campaign is enormous and there's no doubt at all that in isolation the game is a solid, enjoyable experience with immense longevity, but some may correctly observe that this is the game "CMR3" should have been in the first place.
  6. The controls are some of the best you'll find in a rally racer, the online experience adds smooth replay value, and the visuals are above par.
  7. Sitting uncomfortably between "Rallisport Challenge 2" and "Richard Burns Rally," in terms of visuals, game length and handling integrity, Colin McRae 05 is too fussy to be an arcade game yet far too simplistic to be classed as a true simulator.

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  1. Mar 27, 2013
    10
    Absolutely addictive and I love this game, I also play Colin Mcrae Rally on the Ps1 which is also a really good game and I'm sure this ones harder. The cars are great, you get car options, gameplay and driving options are fantastic and you can even control the weather which surprises me and plays a role in gameplay. Countries include UK, Germany, Japan, Sweden, Finland (I wish Norway was there), US, Spain and others. Expand

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