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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(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
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. PC Zone UK
    82
    Muddy great fun. [Dec 2007, p.82]
  2. 80
    By any measure, it has solid racing mechanics. But then, variety is the spice of life and this title could use a bit more.
  3. PC Format
    79
    It's not going to keep you up late for months on end. [Dec 2007, p.58]
  4. The racing is balanced and never dull, and the only downside is that the fun is over far too soon.
  5. PC Gamer
    78
    Sega Rally Revo kicks up some of the best mud in the genre. [Jan 2008, p.74]
  6. SEGA Rally Revo is a fun arcade racer, but those expecting something with the depth of DiRT will be disappointed.
  7. Without all of the environmental additions, Sega Rally Revo is an average racer at best.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Nov 19, 2013
    10
    Excellent game, pure adrenaline and fun like any other sega rally, graphics are great, gameplay is fun. It's an old game now but it'sExcellent game, pure adrenaline and fun like any other sega rally, graphics are great, gameplay is fun. It's an old game now but it's timeless, hope sega someday make another one. Expand
  2. [Anonymous]
    Dec 19, 2007
    8
    Good solid arcade fun. Great graphics, great gameplay. It isn't a simulation, and Sega Rally has never pretended to be one. Far too many Good solid arcade fun. Great graphics, great gameplay. It isn't a simulation, and Sega Rally has never pretended to be one. Far too many simulation games out there. Thats fine for the geeks who love to play with stats all day, but for people like me who just want to pick and play this is fantastic. Expand
  3. HakanK.
    Jan 20, 2008
    5
    Its game not a simulator. Not stable. Good looking but not more..
  4. Dec 2, 2021
    5
    Intro:

    I know Sega Rally Revo is meant to be an arcade racer first and formost, but that doesn't chnage how I felt towards this game on the
    Intro:

    I know Sega Rally Revo is meant to be an arcade racer first and formost, but that doesn't chnage how I felt towards this game on the whole. Despite havng given this game three chances, I just couldn't get into it for many reasons.

    Firstly, I want to praise this game before I get into the bad stuff:

    1. The graphics look great for something that came out in 2007. If you looked at something like DiRT 1, which came out in the same year, you'll know that it had obnoxious bloom which covered up how good that could've looked, Sega Rally Revo doesn't have any of that and looks more timeless because of that.

    Now off to the bad stuff:

    1. Right off the bat, when you try your first race, you'll notice how your car just feels off. And there are a few reasons because of that. Your car just lacks any kind of weight whenever you hit a wall, opponent or landing a jump over a bump. Whenever you turn, it feels more like a slide than an actual turn. And cars just seem too fast, if you've played DiRT 1 before and then play this, you'll probably know what I mean.

    2. The AI is relentless, in a bad way. Although, you can win the first few races fairly easily. It's not too long before they get artificially tough to take on. At that point, they seem to disregard the physics that you have to deal with and just bolt to the finish line effortlessly.

    3. How the events are setup. How each championship works in the career mode sound simple. There are three or four races in each championship, if you place first, you'll gain the max amount of points you can get from that championship, which is usually 30. And you cannot restart any of the races mid-championship if you make a mistake. That last part is not a problem in and of itself. But remember what I said about the AI? Yes? If you fail to place first in the last race and you're one for 100% completion, you'll have to restart the entire championship again because of the AI, that might as well be AI-recreations of Colin McRae for how persistent they are.

    Conclusion:

    I know that a lot of people love this game and cherish it. Feel free to do so, by the way. But I just can't find a good reason to recommend this game to anyone who hasn't played it. Especially when games like DiRT 1 and 2, provide a similar experience, but the cars actually have weight, the AI is more reserved and the career mode works seemlessly. If you want to try Sega Rally Revo to see if you like it, do so. Especially since it's abandonware right now and is therefore free.
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