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  • Summary: Enjoy an extreme off-road racing experience while becoming an expert in a demanding simulation. Take on the challenges of rallies, rallycross, drifts, buggies and hill climbs, and set off on a spectacular journey across every continent.
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  1. 75
    A classic PlayStation series returns for another worldwide run. Disappointing graphics and a lackluster (and often annoying) soundtrack detract from an otherwise fun and varied racing game. Fans of the series and fans of professional rallying will feel right at home, and even newcomers can get the hang of drifting with some work.
  2. Sep 12, 2018
    Track design, off-road arcade driving and nice scenarios make V-Rally 4 a game worth trying; unfortunately, asphalt races, career and Buggy/Rally Cross are much less enjoyable.
  3. Sep 11, 2018
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Sep 10, 2018
    V-Rally 4 does not manage to be the return that we expected from the franchise. Kylotonn shows what he’s capable with Rally, but the rest doesn’t reach the same quality.
  5. Sep 11, 2018
    V-Rally 4 is worst than the previous game developed by Kylotonn Studios. It mixes every competition inside the career mode, creating a lot of confusion in the player's mind. The graphics are outdated and driving system is inaccurate.
  6. Sep 13, 2018
    An unlikely sequel that ultimately struggles to find its place among today’s line-up of more polished and more established alternatives.
  7. Sep 9, 2018
    With so many great rally games already available, V-Rally 4’s poor handling and inconsistent AI just can’t compete with its competition. It should have stayed as a fondly-remembered retro series.

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  1. Sep 12, 2018
    PS4 Pro console: Not sure what the bad reviews are about because I own the WRC games, Dirt Rally and Seb Loeb Rally games on the Ps4 andPS4 Pro console: Not sure what the bad reviews are about because I own the WRC games, Dirt Rally and Seb Loeb Rally games on the Ps4 and V-Rally 4 is just as good as those games. After reading some reviews before playing the game I was thinking I might end up trading this game but after playing it I found the game to be just fine. I like that you can adjust AI on a scale of 0-100. There are some adjustments available when setting up the car (gearbox ratios, ground clearance, springs, shocks, brakes) and you can upgrade engine, chassis, gearbox, radiator, brakes, etc... Graphics are really good too. Expand
  2. Sep 13, 2018
    6.5 than 6.

    V-Rally 4 is a simcade, in other words, a combination between arcade and simulation. As it is a joint, it requires some
    6.5 than 6.

    V-Rally 4 is a simcade, in other words, a combination between arcade and simulation. As it is a joint, it requires some habituation to get the way, so that we do not lose control of the back of our car. And of course, we also have to take into account weather, braking points, acceleration points, the speed of our car and the huge amount of bumps in Rally mode. But the results themselves are very good. The game is difficult, especially in the Rally, but not as difficult as the DiRT Rally. Because let's say it can be a rally simulator, but at the same time it doesn't have that exaggerated difficulty like in the game of Codemasters for having a "Arcade" part.

    I can not help but admire the physics of the game. Sometimes, giving a little touch to a rock with any wheel is enough for our car to get out of control. And at this point I felt that it was my fault, not the game. However, it is in the penalties that the V-Rally 4 crashes immensely. Sometimes I do somersaults and get off the road, then back on track and suddenly take five seconds of penalty or worse. It doesn't make any sense.

    V-Rally 4 has a good range of modes in addition to rallying, such as V-Rallycross, Hillclimb, Buggy and Extreme-khana. V-Rallycross and Buggies mode involve racing in closed circuits, both of which have their slight differences as it is obvious, for example, in buggies we have to pay attention to the huge bumps, otherwise we will hit some obstacle. However, there is a weakness in V-Rallycross. On very rare occasions, I saw the AI (at maximum difficulty) to be too aggressive to throw off the lane or hit a wall. This is a point that Kylotonn should correct in the future. In turn, Hillclimb are rally-style races but with many powerful cars, roads always paved and without the co-driver. And who remembers the Gymkhanas of DiRT 3? For this Extreme-khana is more or less similar to this mode of DiRT 3, except that they are run in closed circuits timed in airports, in the docks or in abandoned places. At the location level, there are countries such as the United States of America, Kenya, China, Japan, Bolivia and Russia.

    Speaking of the career mode of V-Rally 4, we can only initially choose and buy a car from one of these two classes: V-Rallycross or Rally. When we won the races, we received money as a reward, money that can be used to buy new cars, to repair the damages of our cars after some race, or even to hire staff for our team, namely Engineers, Mechanics and Agents. Each of these three elements I have mentioned have their purpose. For example, some agents can find events with a good reward. And yes, it is possible to buy upgrades for our cars. At this point, I found the career mode funny, however, I picked up bugs in some championships with more than one country in V-Rallycross and Buggy, which made my best time (total) not recorded, forcing me to lose points.

    V-Rally 4 has a great range of vehicles, including names like Lancia Stratos, Volkswagen Polo RX, Citröen Xsara Kit Car, Ford Focus RS RX and Skoda Fabia RS. However, it causes me some strangeness the fact that the game doesn't have any Peugeot or even a single Subaru Impreza. Just as it is strange to see the small front wheels of some cars compared to reality (Citröen Xsara Kit Car, for example). In terms of car sounds, they aren't bad but they could be better. Listening to a Porsche 911 GT3 RS (997) with the same sound as the Porsche 911 Carrera Safari, I admit i didn't like it. The same goes for the visual damage system.

    Kylotonn Racing also introduced Custom Liveries in V-Rally 4. An always funny and fun option, although limited for obvious reasons compared to the Custom Liveries of Gran Turismo Sport. We can also take photos in photomode mode, although it is limited in terms of options. Visually they are far from excellent (the Gran Turismo Sport did me very badly), but as already said, it have some beautiful scenarios. Yes, as inevitably could not be, V-Rally 4 has Multiplayer (in local split screen or online) to try to entertain us for some time.

    It is a case to say that the French company Kylotonn Racing was almost all right. It's a shame, because I even found the gameplay to be fun, even if it was not perfect. But some bugs that need to be fixed, some inconsistent AI, some models of strange cars and some limitations on the photomode, shoot this game for medium. Unfortunately it wasn't one of the best returns in the V-Rally series.