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  • Summary: Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo is an off-road racing game experience that teams players with the greatest racer in Rally history: Sebastien Loeb.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 28
  2. Negative: 0 out of 28
  1. Jan 27, 2016
    85
    The care and attention that Milestone has put into it, coupled in with the frankly ridiculous amount of content (including the amount of vehicles and modes) makes this an easy recommendation to add to your collection.
  2. Feb 3, 2016
    80
    Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo is a game about mud, traction, frustration, snow, barriers, time warping and frustration, the kind of racing experience that a lot of players will decide is much too hard to master to be fun at any point.
  3. Feb 12, 2016
    78
    Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo is a good rally game, although it doesn't live up to its potential. In some regards it's better than the previous WRC titles from Milestone, the amount of content is truly remarkable, and the gameplay presents a less realistic and challenging experience.
  4. Apr 6, 2016
    73
    Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo is a pretty good racing game with a lot of good ideas. If you are a fan of this sport, you should give it a try.
  5. Jan 28, 2016
    72
    Milestone brings us a game full of content, although it doesn't make it to the higher tiers of the driving genre. Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo will appeal to rallies and french driver fans, living all of his career, although we're still waiting for that great rally game we're eager to play.
  6. Feb 9, 2016
    70
    It has its fair share of rough edges and the multiplayer options are basic at best, but despite signs of Milestone’s ambitions outweighing the games’ relatively limited budget, they have nonetheless created a solid, entertaining, and above all else, incredibly deep rally driving experience.
  7. Feb 24, 2016
    50
    Another rally game that fails to deliver. Even though it is suitable for a more casual audience, because of its poor content and dated technology Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo disappoints.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Jan 30, 2016
    10
    I've been playing SL Rally evo since my PS4, pre-install, went active last Thursday night at midnight. I haven't got any complaints with whatI've been playing SL Rally evo since my PS4, pre-install, went active last Thursday night at midnight. I haven't got any complaints with what I've seen so far, just positives. The wheel ffb is great, the physics are better than any rally title that's gone before it (on console, including previous gen), and the realistic stages are superb.

    I'll be getting the console edition of DiRT Rally, but in the meantime, I'm very happy to have SL Rally evo in my motorsports collection.
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  2. Mar 27, 2016
    10
    One of the greatest rally games that I have ever played! I will for sure choose to try also the next game you guys will create! The Career andOne of the greatest rally games that I have ever played! I will for sure choose to try also the next game you guys will create! The Career and Loeb Experience modes offer a challenge for all rally fans. And I like the challenges in the game, you can drive elimination races, perfect trajectory or sector challenges, together with the usual events such as Hill Climb and Rallycross. And Pikes Peak is good! Expand
  3. Feb 19, 2016
    10
    Really great! I love it. I-m a fan of rally and this is really great value. I recommended to all my friends and rally lovers. CongratsReally great! I love it. I-m a fan of rally and this is really great value. I recommended to all my friends and rally lovers. Congrats Milestone from me and my club! Expand
  4. Apr 2, 2017
    8
    The stages look fantastic and achieving competitive times is very difficult and often frustrating. Unlike WRC 4, Milestone's last rally game,The stages look fantastic and achieving competitive times is very difficult and often frustrating. Unlike WRC 4, Milestone's last rally game, the cars in Rally EVO are very difficult to drive and behave realistically. Be prepared to invest some time mastering them. This is not a title for those looking for an arcade driving experience. One criticism, the engine sounds could be louder and the audio overall is quite lackluster. Expand
  5. Feb 1, 2016
    8
    This is a really good rally game, but it isn't the best. I would recommend this game to actual fans of rally and people who actually knowThis is a really good rally game, but it isn't the best. I would recommend this game to actual fans of rally and people who actually know about the legendary Sebastien Loeb. Fans are going to like it because of the absolute wealth of content. The driving itself is more like Dirt Rally where there's more simulation than arcade although this game is a lot easier than Dirt Rally. However I would like to tell non-fans to go buy WRC 5 instead as it's more arcade like and better for new comers to rally. Expand
  6. Feb 13, 2016
    8
    Let's get this out of the way first; this is the best rally game on consoles in a decade. With that done, let's look at a few things this gameLet's get this out of the way first; this is the best rally game on consoles in a decade. With that done, let's look at a few things this game does well, and what it does not so well. The stages here are a vast improvement on Milestone's previous WRC efforts. What were once flat, wide, and boring stages in Milestone games have become tight, narrow, twisty challenges. Each location is unique and offers its own style that needs attacking in different ways. The car selection also isn't bad. While I feel there could be a few more selections from the 1995-2005 era, what is on offer isn't sparse. The handling is also vastly improved over Milestone's WRC 1-4. It is however not perfect. Bogging under steer battles with snap oversteer on the same car depending on stage being run. And while possible to dial some of this out with setting adjustment, the presets that come in the game for each specific stage are usually not great (especially for the Tarmac rallies). The graphics, well, it's Milestone. They are never going to be Codemasters. They are what they are and it's what you take with the smaller budget studio that is Milestone.

    On PS4 I haven't really experienced the frame rate issues that others have been reporting for the PC version, but there is one glaringly bad thing that I feel detracts from the game: the pace notes. They are utterly inadequate, and there is very little consistency with the call distance. I have it on regular, which is mostly fine. However on certain stages there will be flat out portions with a large radius turn coming up. The code over will call out a 6 Left + so you say "ok I'll keep it pinned" as you start the turn, the co driver finishes his call, and then says "into 3 right - tightens".... Well I'm already going flat out so maybe a "caution" or a lengthier lead time on the call out would be better. The pace notes also don't convey near enough information compared to Richard Burns Rally or the older McRae games. There are very few call outs for keeping in/out or left/right over crests/jumps. Maybe one of these calls per stage on average, which is atrocious. Rally driving is all about where the car is set up in order to attack the turns, and with no co driver help you are left using the rewind feature more often than you should have to, or simply memorizing the entire stage, for every stage. This is not what a rallying game should be.

    That being said, I applaud Milestone for the lengths of the stages themselves. Too often we see games where a 3 minute stage is normal, and 5 minutes getting towards the long end. I've had a few 8+ minute stages which is getting to the level of believability for real life shorter stages. Kudos to Milestone for that.

    At the end of it all, this is a solid effort from Milestone and I feel the break away from the official license had done them wonders. I used to always say, "fool me three/four times shame on you Milestone... Fool me five..?" But after initial hesitation and waiting to read some early reviews I took the plunge again and Milestone did not disappoint. Bravissimo!
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  7. Feb 13, 2016
    0
    I have played SLRE on PS4 with a G29 wheel and I can say that it was the worst motorsport game I've ever tried. I don't know if it was theI have played SLRE on PS4 with a G29 wheel and I can say that it was the worst motorsport game I've ever tried. I don't know if it was the game, or the wheel, but the overall driving experience was awful. Far from what you feel in real life. If you switch from a car, -any car, not just racing ones- to this game, you will be surprised (in a bad way). The handling is really slow (it reacts around half a second later than your input), the feedback you get is weird (as in the steering firms and softens when you least expect it), and the physics are just as terrible. The only thing I like about it is the rich content (car selection, stages, etc.). Other than that, it is a failed attempt of a rally game. Expand

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