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  • Summary: The WRC license is back and even better this year with WRC 9. Take part in the Calendar's 3 new rallies and challenge the community with the customisable league system. Then dive into the skin of a co-driver with the astonishing co-op mode.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Sep 18, 2020
    90
    WRC 9’s incredible stages make it easy to recommend to series first-timers, although it's not a huge leap from WRC 8.
  2. 90
    WRC 9 is the complete rally package - tough but rewarding handling, astonishing representations of the real world rally stages, and a wealth of gameplay options. Many hours of non-blinking fun are to be had for racing fans, with a free sexy upgrade to the PS5 version on the horizon.
  3. Aug 30, 2020
    80
    Although it feels a slight step backwards from last year, WRC 9 is still an impressive rally game that fans will love.
  4. Aug 31, 2020
    80
    WRC 9 continues the series' hot run of form with another year of keen improvements to handling, lighting, and layout design. With tons of content across a variety of multiplayer modes and timed challenges, it offers plenty to keep you returning for more. However, WRC 9 is at its finest as a single player rally game, offering the best rally career mode available. Despite a few rough edges, this offers some of the most compelling rally driving we’ve come across this generation. Given the level of competition, this is no mean feat.
  5. Sep 11, 2020
    80
    Although very similar to WRC 8, the new entry in the franchise by KT Racing (and the last WRC game by this team) is even more polished and improves the additions made in last year's game.
  6. Sep 16, 2020
    75
    WRC 9 is currently the best rally experience you can get this year, but there's still room for a much deeper and more detailed career mode.
  7. Sep 1, 2020
    70
    WRC 9 is a challenging rally game that celebrates the FIA World Rally Championship’s past and present. The driving mechanics themselves are very well implemented and there’s plenty of modes that’ll keep you busy – but there’s more than a few rough edges that prevent it from being a real champion.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Sep 19, 2020
    8
    WRC 9 is still very good, is lacking of news in career mode and because it is very similar to WRC 8.
  2. Sep 6, 2020
    7
    WRC 9 is just as good as the 8 because it is very close to it. Too much even. This new opus is a simple 8.1 instead of a new episode. If theWRC 9 is just as good as the 8 because it is very close to it. Too much even. This new opus is a simple 8.1 instead of a new episode. If the new rallies give a little breath of fresh air, the others have hardly been touched up. The challenge mode offers something nice but does not really add anything new. The emergence of online clubs has strengthened the eSports side of the game and prepared us for a career as a pilot. The official 2020 cars and drivers are present, as well as a few old WRC cars, but nothing more. It is a shame to see that, like with WRC 7, the developers did not take the time to really improve this latest opus and add real new features to it. On the graphics side, it's quite sad and it lacks realism for a game released at the end of 2020. And then the impossibility of competing in the 2020 season with one of the official pilots presented in the game. This is to take away a large part of interest in buying an officially licensed game… Disappointing but A good rally video game, but lacking in new features. Expand
  3. Sep 7, 2020
    5
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. So this game is the 1st of the WRC franchise I've bought and I'm coming from DIRT RALLY 2.0 with an open mind so I will leave as honest review as possible Well this game to all intents and purposes is alright but not the best I've played

    Positives - The game looks really good graphically The stages are very well detailed Some good random events that happen mid stage
    Team system is really good Negatives - Limited respawns? This is no fun understand its a rally game but for novice players it's no fun having crashes afew times and that's it also if you force quit the game it counts as you skipping the stage so if your trying to get the overall rally win then your done

    Physics and car behaviour. The cars drive really weird compared to other games as in they are very lose and floaty and with weird crash physics this makes a rally more like a luck lottery than an actuall race game

    Cars - or lack there of... basically it's a R2 fiesta then t R5 promotion and you have 4 car choice then promotion again to WRC. I wish it had more avenues like NR4 or the 2000 AWD turbo classes All in the game is alright but I definitely prefer Dirt rally to this but I'm contempt with this and have managed to set 1 global best time in Italy The game needs work and bugs fixing urgently then maybe it can shape up to be something
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  4. Sep 8, 2020
    3
    Not playable with a controller this year. I want to go back to wrc 8 which i've played on xbox's game pass so far.
  5. Sep 5, 2020
    0
    It's not a fun game.
    Just a boring racing game.
    There is no difference from other games.
  6. Sep 19, 2020
    0
    This game is not worth buying.
    WRC 9 game is just a joke.
    The cars do not have a steering feel/ no such weight feel. it feels like a boat
    This game is not worth buying.
    WRC 9 game is just a joke.
    The cars do not have a steering feel/
    no such weight feel. it feels like a boat sailing on an ice track. Controller tried too.
    The controller cannot play at all. Being the worst rally game I have ever played, the same is the case with other wrc games The PS2 wrc extreme was the last decent wrc game. Even in a V-Rally 4 arcade game, a better driving feel than in this rubbish pile. WRC should take the model of Dirt / 2.0 model of how the driving feel is made good for both steering wheels as well as the controller
    Career is practically the same as WRC 8.
    The game is rubbish that goes by the name of the WRC. Maybe it was time to give the game to someone else who knows how to make game
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