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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.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
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  1. 90
    Though the breadth of the upgrades that the PS5 brings to WRC 9 is expected and somewhat unambitious to an extent, the truth is that developer Kylotonn has provided a delectable coat of polish to what is already considered to be one of the finest rally games in years. If you've got a PS5 and you want a rally racing sim to cut your teeth on, they don't come any better than WRC 9.
  2. Nov 23, 2020
    90
    Of all of the PS4 games that have had PS5 upgrades, WRC 9 shows the most improvement. Sharper visuals in 4K running at a consistent 60 FPS transform an average looking game into a gorgeous one. Combined with an unchanged driving system that needed no tweaking and excellent DualSense implementation that elevates it, this takes 1st place as the best racing game on PS5 so far.
  3. Dec 11, 2020
    85
    WRC 9 on PS5 adds a new layer to the gameplay thanks to the haptic feedback, with improved visuals that're noticeable from the start.
  4. Nov 24, 2020
    80
    While it’s perhaps not the graphical powerhouse we would use to showcase our new console to friends and family, WRC 9 on PlayStation 5 runs at a consistently smooth 60 frames-per-second at 4K resolution, and marks a significant improvement over its last-gen underling. However, it’s the game’s use of the haptic feedback technology provided by DualSense that really takes centre stage here, potentially offering a transformative experience for players who choose to play with a controller.
  5. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Jan 8, 2021
    80
    An impressive PS5 upgrade that makes excellent use of the DualSense. This does a rally good job of letting you feel the road as well as see it. [Issue#184, p.92]
  6. 80
    WRC9 is a great example of a crossplatform port. Kylotonn should be applauded for their sterling efforts here, especially with regard to using Dualsense. Yes, rallying might not be for all, but this is a fine driving game which utilises the WRC licence to great effect.
  7. Dec 12, 2020
    75
    Unsurprisingly, this next-gen version of WRC 9 perfectly exploits the possibilities of the SSD with very short loading times and active functions allowing you to go faster to game modes.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. Jul 23, 2021
    10
    Best rally game that I have ever played, and I've tried them all (dirt 3,4,5,rally,rally2.0,wrc 5,6,7,8) The graphics are stunning and theBest rally game that I have ever played, and I've tried them all (dirt 3,4,5,rally,rally2.0,wrc 5,6,7,8) The graphics are stunning and the attention to detail is endless. The controls are more similar to dirt rally rather than previous wrcs, except this is even better. They also made great use of the DualSense ps5 controller. Everything combined makes for a very realistic driving experience. Expand
  2. Nov 24, 2020
    10
    WRC 9 przeszło moje najśmielsze oczekiwania, gra sie świetnie, zachowanie samochodu jest perfekcyjne odwzorowane, dodatkowo Dual Sens. I stałeWRC 9 przeszło moje najśmielsze oczekiwania, gra sie świetnie, zachowanie samochodu jest perfekcyjne odwzorowane, dodatkowo Dual Sens. I stałe 60 klatek/sekundę. Mistrzostwo świata. Expand
  3. Apr 3, 2021
    8
    I’ve been playing rally games for decades and I’m not that serious about them. I like it when they strike a good balance between fun andI’ve been playing rally games for decades and I’m not that serious about them. I like it when they strike a good balance between fun and simulation and I think this one does that well. The cars handle well, most of the courses are fun to drive and the difficulty system can be adjusted easily and without penalty (or incentive depending on how you look at it).
    It’s not perfect though - there are some tedious and pointless tasks in career mode and not much of a progression system. Overall I think the graphics are great but the stone and brick walls that pop up in some levels are extraordinarily bad. I honestly dont think I've seen such blocky, unsoftened and low-quality texture walls since PC games in the mid-90's. I find them so bad that I often crash when they pop up because I'm so gobsmacked at how bad they. Luckily they don't come up much (mostly in the Monaco stages). The PS5 controller stuff is fun and adds to the immersion. Overall I like this game and am glad I waited till it was on sale. If I'd paid full price I'd probably have expected it to be a bit more polished
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  4. Apr 17, 2021
    8
    Dit is mijn eerste rally game sinds Gran Tourismo sport spec 2.
    WRC 9 voelt goed aan. De vele opties houden mij goed bezig. Fijne carrière
    Dit is mijn eerste rally game sinds Gran Tourismo sport spec 2.
    WRC 9 voelt goed aan. De vele opties houden mij goed bezig. Fijne carrière modus. Graphics stellen een beetje teleur. Wagon models zijn wat matig. Geluid is realistisch.
    Heeft wat tijd nodig om erin te komen voor beginners. Rally is anders dan casual racing games. Dus niet voor iedereen bedoeld.
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  5. Dec 6, 2020
    2
    Worst handling of any rally game ever. Near impossible to go 10 corners without crashing. I found the feedback on the triggers more of aWorst handling of any rally game ever. Near impossible to go 10 corners without crashing. I found the feedback on the triggers more of a hindrance than anything. Graphics look amazing. Expand

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