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  • Summary: Play as the best drivers in the Championship and experience the competition through its 13 official events. Take part in the famous Super Special Stages and race in the key locations from the real WRC rallies.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Oct 12, 2017
    80
    Great game. Compared to the last year’s installment we can see improvements in all aspects. Graphics are better, penalty system is good now, nothing random will occur. But, this is still way too hard for anyone except the hardcore rally fans.
  2. Nov 8, 2017
    73
    WRC 7 doesn’t unseat Codemasters’ Dirt 4 as this year’s premier rally game, but it definitely continues Kylotonn’s upward trajectory in the genre. It lacks the classic cars that consistently appear in other rally games and the career quickly runs out of puff, but it’s well worth playing to attack its excellent courses – especially its monster Epic Stages.
  3. Oct 3, 2017
    60
    WRC 7 is a dignified rally game in which you must look for the news through a magnifying glass. There has been just a cosmetic improvement in the impression of driving on good tracks, but otherwise it is still the same flat and boring song.
  4. Nov 26, 2017
    60
    WRC 7 is, much like its predecessor, a step in the right direction but is still just falling short of the mark when compared to others in its class, such as DIRT 4 and Project CARS 2.
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  1. Oct 30, 2017
    9
    If you liked Codemasters' Dirt Rally, then you'll love WRC 7 and it's a lot better than Dirt 4 is. Forget the past WRC releases because thisIf you liked Codemasters' Dirt Rally, then you'll love WRC 7 and it's a lot better than Dirt 4 is. Forget the past WRC releases because this game is an improvement and is very underrated. It also has better wheel support and FFB.

    Get it on Steam while it's on sale (Halloween sale).
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  2. Jan 15, 2018
    7
    + Looks good
    + The real WRC cars
    - Frame rate stutters - No analog handbrake - Damage does not seem to affect driving much - No old
    + Looks good
    + The real WRC cars

    - Frame rate stutters
    - No analog handbrake
    - Damage does not seem to affect driving much
    - No old school rally cars
    - Just not as fun driving it as DiRT Rally, look at Steamcharts player amounts and it is reflected.
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  3. Oct 11, 2018
    6
    WRC 7 has a very solid foundation to be a good, even a great rally game, but it lacks polish in some crucial key areas.

    First off, the
    WRC 7 has a very solid foundation to be a good, even a great rally game, but it lacks polish in some crucial key areas.

    First off, the handling and car physics are very good and a big step above from previous entries by Milestone and Kyloton. Sense of speed is great once you build it up. Cars are well modelled and sound good too. Only weakness still remaining are the crash physics, there's just no feel or sensation when you mess up the car, rolling your car over isnt that satisfying, the damage on the car is not apparent at first, even after bigger impacts, it rather builds up over the stage/es but it still feels rather insignificant in terms of how beat up the car looks and feels. Still, once you damage key components of your car, you do feel it and it changes the way you need to drive, its just the visual sensation of crashing thats missing.

    Also on PC, atleast in my experience, the game has an issue that would be game breaking for many people, during the stages game can often stutter, freeze for even up to 5 seconds and often causes you to crash, lose control and eventually lose the stage. I searched for a fix, i saw people on Steam forums having the exact same problem, but in the end i found no solution and had to suck it up. There's also the traditional optimization problem of bad frame rates, it varies rallly to rally, but in one country you can be having 60 fps, in next you might have drops below 30 fps negatively affecting your driving performance. Guess thats why they locked it to 30 fps on consoles, which doesnt do a fast paced rally game any favors.

    A big strong point for WRC 7 are the rally events. All locations feel unique, each has their own characteristics and they look beautiful, distinct from each other, as they should. Roads feel believable, they arent artificially widened and require skill, precision and control, road sides will punish you if you try to extend your line too much, it simply feels proper and rewarding. The extended stages are a pure treat and a challenge in endurance. There's also plenty of options for time of day and weather. However an issue lies in the fact that each event only has about 4 unique stages and during the rally they repeat. You have to complete one stage even up to 3 times depending on event, developers didnt even bother to make you drive them in reverse which would've helped them to not feel as repetative. Also there's an issue in stages where you drive against another car, which is the opponent car can finish before you, but you still come out on top in time sheet and win the stage, its very immersion breaking.

    Its also nice that podium celebrations after each rally, if you make it into top 3, have returned, though i still feel they could be improved with more sense of occasion, same with end season podium, Evolution Studios did this quite well back on PS2 WRC series. Also cinematic replays could use some improvement, there's too much onboard camera action in that mode, not enough roadside camera action.

    In the end its a still a decent rally game experience even with its faults. Hopefully if Kyloton ever gets to make WRC 8 they get their stuff together because they were really onto something potentially great with this one.
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