Generally favorable reviews - based on 32 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 31 out of 32
  2. Negative: 0 out of 32
  1. 100
    Racing doesn't get much grittier than this. Here's mud in your eye!
  2. 100
    "NASCAR Heat" and "Project Gotham Racing" had their graphical moments, but they can't hold a candle to RalliSport Challenge. This game is incredible in how gorgeous it is.
  3. A fantastic and gorgeous “arcade style” rally racing game...that has finally bypassed GT3 in terms of visuals...The best racing game of the year, arcade or otherwise.
  4. 92
    Fusing fast-paced arcade racing with tons of authentic cars, realistic rally tracks, and gorgeous graphics, DICE has created a riveting game that no racing fan should be without.
  5. A fast, fun, pedal to the metal racing game that you would have to be in a coma not to have a blast playing.
  6. Its thrilling mix of visuals, dynamics handling and speed, together with a superb four-player split-screen, puts its rivals in the shade. Nothing else comes close, for now.
  7. Intense racing, easy controls...The best racer out on the Xbox.
  8. 92
    A blast no matter how long you want to play it. Whether it is for 15-minutes or five hours, it will satisfy your racing bug. The controller works seemingly flawless with the game, and shouldn't be difficult for even beginners to pick up and play.
  9. This is easily the best driving game currently available for the Xbox, and no Xbox owner should be caught without it.
  10. The Gran Turismo of off-road racing...This is as close to perfection as the rally racing genre is every going to get.
  11. The graphics, gameplay and sound all contribute to one of the most beautiful and satisfying gaming experiences ever.
  12. 91
    Not only is RalliSport Challenge one of the best rally racing games ever, it may be the most fun ever to rumble on a console.
  13. In addition to lots of racing choices, "RalliSport" has impressive force feedback in the game controller.
  14. Overall this is a retina burning experience, the Xbox tricks of texturing and lighting are used to great effect here, the detail on the textures being of particular note.
  15. RalliSport could very well be the racing game of the year. The only reason it doesn't go into our Hall of Fame is for the lack of customization and a little more "sim" options.
  16. Smooth mechanics of this game...manifest as gorgeous graphics, intuitive and responsive controls, and a physics system that does an exceptional job of simulating all wheel drive on all sorts of hellish terrain.
  17. More un-lockable features, multi-player modes, and car upgrade options would be very welcome here.
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 17 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 12
  2. Negative: 1 out of 12
  1. JeffA.
    Mar 26, 2003
    Best graphics I have ever seen in a video game. Fun to play. The developers put a lot of effort into this game and it shows. A must have game.
  2. LudvigI.
    Dec 25, 2002
    Great graphics, shallow gameplay. Probably won´t last for so long. Multiplayer (split-screen) is satisfying but nothing special.
  3. BitBurn
    Dec 5, 2002
    Once you get the hook, this game really rocks! Everything of an "arcade racer" is there: Lotsa tracks/cars, speedy gameplay, great graphics.