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  • Summary: The most complete and authentic official WRC simulation yet. New physics for all surfaces, a completely redesigned career mode, dynamic weather conditions, 50 teams, 14 countries, 100 tracks, weekly challenges and an eSports mode.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Sep 4, 2019
    80
    Kylotonn tooks its time to cook its WRC 8, and it’s all for the best. Deeper and prettier than any of its predecessors, WRC 8 as a great career mode and looks good. It also plays better, with sharper driving.
  2. Sep 12, 2019
    80
    The year that Kylotonn took to get WRC 8 back into the top contenders of rally games was worth it. Its Career mode alone is enough to make you sit down for hours and plan out how to manage your team, drive your car, and meet the conditions of your contract. With the car’s level of detail being extremely high, decent driving mechanics, and the bevvy of game modes being at an all-time high, this is a racing game that any fan of racing should absolutely try.
  3. Sep 9, 2019
    80
    WRC 8 is an amazing racing sim, but don't expect it to hold your hand.
  4. Sep 10, 2019
    80
    The series’ unrelenting, doubling-down on the simulation approach — and barely giving its players room for error — is still as prominent and bound to put off those looking for an easy ride. If you’re the kind of person who appreciates the finer detail and are looking for a racing experience that rewards smart, split-second decision-making, however, this is the kind of package that can offer so many great and engaging moments. Even if the road there may be paved with a few harsh lessons. In the end, with an expanded and much-improved career mode, some thoughtful, small-and-subtle tweaks and even more unpredictable elements to keep wary of — on top of all the care put into the physics, feedback and very sound — Kylotonn’s latest in WRC 8 stands as the studio’s best interpretation yet.
  5. Sep 9, 2019
    70
    WRC 8 presents a complete rallying experience with its team management and career components. But while the driving does deliver a fun time, it's frustrating on a technical level and there are the visuals won't distract you from that fact.
  6. Sep 13, 2019
    70
    The WRC series is getting better step by tiny step. Career mode, dynamic weather and a good overall feeling behind the wheel will make every racer happy - but next time, we expect more content and better polish.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 10
  2. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Sep 11, 2019
    9
    WRC 8 did it! Amazing game played on PC and G29 with a small twitch on the settings. The driving feels real, the tracks are so fun and soWRC 8 did it! Amazing game played on PC and G29 with a small twitch on the settings. The driving feels real, the tracks are so fun and so challenging.

    Not rated 10 because the graphics are not fully optimized. Recommended.
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  2. Sep 12, 2019
    9
    Id like to start off with that this game runs super smooth and is optimized very well. I'm running this with the graphics as high as possibleId like to start off with that this game runs super smooth and is optimized very well. I'm running this with the graphics as high as possible at 4k on a Ryzen 7 1700 with a GTX 1080ti while locked in at 60fps easy. My computer doesn't even break a sweat. Under 50 degrees cpu temps. Hats off to the developers. Anyways, The tarmac simulation in WRC 8 is outstanding. Compared to real tarmac stages I've run, I can't see it feeling any better in a video game. The stage and environment design is top notch and feels almost 1:1 scale. Definitely the best in its class at the moment. The graphics might not be as polished as Dirt Rally 2.0 in some aspects but who really has time to look at bushes when you're flying downNarrow path at 100+ mph. The career mode is super in depth and intuitive and adds a whole new level of gameplay. The testing area in all it's freeroam glory is also a very nice touch. The only thing I really wish this game had, and I realize it's a WRC game, is a larger selection of cars but honestly. This game coupled with Dirt Rally 2.0s Rally cross and car selection makes for a Rally duo that will satisfy for a very long time. WRC 8 is a fantastic and fun game. Recommended it is seriously a blast to play. Expand
  3. Sep 11, 2019
    9
    Fine! This is how Dirt Rally 2.0 should have looked and worked.

    Simplified physics for the sake of casuals, but quite realistic car
    Fine! This is how Dirt Rally 2.0 should have looked and worked.

    Simplified physics for the sake of casuals, but quite realistic car behavior on different surfaces. I really liked the feedback on the T300, but I would have increased it by 20%. Career mode looks promising. The game is solid 8 points, but I will put it in advance 9. The only problem is the sound of small objects being broken - a bush, a snowdrift, the sound is almost the same and looks like a big bursting ball. It should not be.

    My verdict:
    Definitely better than WRC 7 and Dirt Rally 2.0 (as I recall the physics of the car like soap fell into the sink, blood flows from the eyes), but not better than Dirt Rally 1.0

    Congratulations to the developers, they made a really worthy product. Perhaps the best there is now in the rally!

    p.s. Do not look at the ratings of degradants who rate the game at 0. It's just pulling Dirt 2.0 to a higher level. There can be no 0 rating for rally fans and such an assessment cannot be objective.
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  4. Sep 16, 2019
    7
    Finally the WRC brand has delivered a more in depth and interesting game for those of us who find the Dirt Rally series a little bit tooFinally the WRC brand has delivered a more in depth and interesting game for those of us who find the Dirt Rally series a little bit too hardcore (especially for gamepad users). The presentation of the career mode appears to offer some fun but as to how much it affects the car performance is yet to be seen as I progress. The only real problem I have with the game is the poor optimization. On a I7-7700k at 5.0ghz with a 1080Ti I would expect to run this at least as good as Dirt Rally 2.0. The graphics here are not on par with that game yet I see big dips in FPS down to the 30s and even lower on every stage. I don't expect to have to remove all post-processing features to still get this. Maybe it is in need of a driver update with nVidia? If they manage to improve this then I will increase my score to an 8. Expand
  5. Sep 12, 2019
    5
    Very cool Career mode like really cool mode,Love the stage's!! on my TS-XW no proplems setting up ajusted ffb a little but feels alright (DRVery cool Career mode like really cool mode,Love the stage's!! on my TS-XW no proplems setting up ajusted ffb a little but feels alright (DR alot better) Graphic's are pretty dated running it max every think has it's moment's the changing weather pretty doope.over all i'm glad i pirated this just to wait until it come's to steam and then i will buy Expand
  6. Sep 10, 2019
    4
    for me the handling is wrong (logitech g 29).
    graphics medium
    co driver bad

    wrc7>>>wrc8>>>>>>>dirt2.0
  7. BFV
    Sep 12, 2019
    0
    WRC 8 is bad bad bad.
    -No gysnc support, framerate fluctuates so much, forced to play at 60hz....
    -crappy graphics -Crappy FFB -Crappy
    WRC 8 is bad bad bad.
    -No gysnc support, framerate fluctuates so much, forced to play at 60hz....
    -crappy graphics
    -Crappy FFB
    -Crappy damage
    DR2.0 is the king, WRC 8 is for the noob drivers who drive on a rail to feel good, Dirt rally 2.0 is for the high skilled drivers, 900° H shifter, clutch, and let's master the Group B cars :)
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