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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. Positive: 3 out of 12
  2. Negative: 0 out of 12
  1. Sep 6, 2018
    83
    V-Rally 4 is a deep and challenging experience. There’s an undeniable issue with the game’s somewhat overly loose controls, but with that to the side, this is every bit as engaging as V-Rally has always been. Everything from the game’s stunning visual and audio presentation to its dynamic systems and its content diversity, has been developed meticulously to produce one hell of a tense second-by-second racer.
  2. Sep 11, 2018
    80
    The tracks are expertly designed to ensure you're always on your toes and always challenged when driving any track, and those tracks themselves are absolutely beautiful and a refreshing experience after years of the same locations from the FIA rally championship tour. There are sore spots, namely the lackluster career mode and an issue with pace notes, but overall this is an unrivaled experience in the rally genre. V-Rally 4 is a game worth experiencing and Kylotonn Games should be on every racing fan's radar after this release.
  3. Sep 19, 2018
    75
    V-Rally 4 offers wonderful design tracks and delivers some intense races. Unfortunately there is a limited amount of modes and the campaign isn't worth your time.
  4. Sep 11, 2018
    65
    V-Rally 4 transforms the franchise experience into something globally pleasant, gameplaywise, but is way too light on content and environnements. Plus, the AI is catastrophic.
  5. Sep 28, 2018
    63
    V-Rally 4 is an ambitious and diverse game, but it is ruined with a control that there is nowhere to catch it and a gameplay that deflates every hour we play it.
  6. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Dec 31, 2018
    60
    Weak and a transparent attempt to cash-grab on a forgotten brand. Do not let the nostalgia get to you, basically anything else is a better choice. [Issue#289]
  7. Sep 6, 2018
    58
    V-Rally 4 wanted to be a different proposal from the existing rally games, but the return of this arcade franchise is not what many expected. Taking ideas from other games, it has combined them to create a diverse game that can be defined in a single word - irregular. The main mode is a constant challenge, but it's not deep enough, the graphics pretend to be beautiful, but they're not and the driving feel is neither arcade nor simulation. V-Rally 4 is a game that doesn't know where it wants to be and it's something that everyone will notice.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 3 out of 5
  1. Sep 12, 2018
    9
    The presentation side of the game is simply stunning and it was a pleasure to experience both what the visuals and sound design had to offer.The presentation side of the game is simply stunning and it was a pleasure to experience both what the visuals and sound design had to offer. There is a decent amount of content for you to get to grips with and the variety of the content has will keep you coming back for more time and time again.
    There’s plenty of unique locations to visit and racing on the different tracks is not only fun but it’s very engaging as well. I was very impressed with the online components of the game because I didn’t come across any issues and it was very easy to find a race. The damage you can get while driving is very realistic and without a doubt this adds another nice layer when it comes to the challenge the game gives you. Steering your car can be a little bit of a problem at times because sometimes it doesn’t feel as tight as it should. The sound design is absolutely fantastic the music in the game gets on your nerves pretty quickly. Does V-Rally 4 do enough to get a recommendation from me? I’ve played all of the V-Rally games and I must admit that I’m quite a big fan of the series. As you can imagine then I was really looking forward to V-Rally 4 because its been a very very long time since I’ve had the pleasure of playing the V-Rally series. Thankfully V-Rally 4 reaches my lofty expectations and then some and I must admit that I didn’t think it would be as good as it is. I’m not exaggerating when I say that this is one of the best looking racing game’s I’ve ever played and when you combine that with the fun and challenging gameplay you end up having a really enjoyable time with the game. There’s plenty of content for you to have these enjoyable moments with as well and the many diverse tracks you get to race on keeps things fresh and interesting and it also makes you forget about the little issues it has. Thankfully these issues aren’t serious though and when it’s all said and done I can’t recommend V-Rally 4 enough because in terms of rally game’s it’s definitely going to give the DiRT game’s a run for their money.
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  2. Sep 20, 2020
    7
    Bem não digo que o jogo é ruim, muito pelo contrário, é lindo a ambientação, os carros, tudo! O único problema é que o jogo é repetitivoBem não digo que o jogo é ruim, muito pelo contrário, é lindo a ambientação, os carros, tudo! O único problema é que o jogo é repetitivo demais parece que vc tá fazendo a mesma coisa, pelo menos se fizessem atualizações com novos mapas e carros tava show e a música também é ruim pois toca toda hora até pois o mudo nessa musica Expand
  3. May 8, 2020
    4
    This game could have bee so much more! I’ve been a massive rally game fan since the mid-90’s and this game instantly grabbed me with its SegaThis game could have bee so much more! I’ve been a massive rally game fan since the mid-90’s and this game instantly grabbed me with its Sega rally-ish gameplay and graphics. The career mode totally sucks though. The race difficultly is all over the place, but generally it’s way too hard to for progression to occur at a satisfying pace. I’m good at these sorts of games, but even on easy mode I’d have a great run and still come last by 20 secs or I’d be 10 secs ahead of and an arbitrary change would happen (eg. Gravel surface would change to tarmac) and I’d be left for dead by the AI. After eventually saving up for a 2nd car, I made the mistake of buying a hill climb car and those races seemed even more inconsistent. It was also very jarring going from rally mode where cars slide out at 50km/h to hill climb mode where you can take corners at 200km/h without drifting. I don’t think they did any testing. Ithad.rmess.classic Expand
  4. May 17, 2020
    3
    Every now and then you get a free game through Games With Gold that does little more than make you glad you got to play it for free ratherEvery now and then you get a free game through Games With Gold that does little more than make you glad you got to play it for free rather than having wasted your money. I can honestly say that if I had paid any amount of money for this game, however small, I would have been bitterly disappointed.

    Trading off a well known racing series name I had fairly high hopes for VR4. I expected it to be a competitor for Dirt but perhaps slightly more accessible and arcade like. Unfortunately VR4 has no idea what it actually wants to be. It has its AI even at default level be exceptionally challenging to compete with. Its courses are winding and littered with dead drops off the side of the track or boulders that will send you flipping side over side as you accidentally drift into them going around a corner. However this is all irrelevant because the controls are so incredibly bad the game becomes close to unplayable. I haven't played a racing game with such poor controls in a very, very long time. All of the cars feel floaty and unresponsive to input. In a rally game the steering needs to have a particular feel so you can navigate so many corners in quick succession but this fails at that utterly. You never seem to have complete control over the car and by the time you've got the car doing what you want it to you're already in the next corner and likely crashing.

    The tracks look quite good at a glance in the pre-race cutscenes but once you're racing you're too busy frantically trying to stop your car oversteer and then understeer in consecutive corners to really focus on the graphics of anything other than your car. Which leads me to my next criticism the car models are shockingly bad. This game was only released just under 2 years ago and the models are dated and for lack of a better term, squished down. Every car looks too compact, like a micro machine model and the noise is just a constant high whining rev that barely differs from car to car.

    The issues with the graphics don't just stop at the vehicle models. For that extra arcade look they have added a ton of bloom lighting effects to every course which makes it all but impossible to actually see what is coming ahead of you which is, as you'd imagine, pretty important in a rally game. It makes some of the stages an excercise in frustration in particular the Tokyo street rally where they're expecting you to race through tight back alleys full of right angle turns when you can't see a thing because of the sunlight bloom effect washing everything out.

    The track design seems almost purposely made to catch you out rather than challenge you. At the end of the Kenya stage they have you on a long, fast drifty corner to the finish line where they've plonked down a bunch of spectators behind a flimsy plastic fence. If you hit them its a 5 second penalty and a restart to add even more time. It just seems like they put it there for artificial difficulty.

    The music to this deserves special criticism too. It seems they only licenced one terrible Rap-Rock song for the menu music that restarts after every race and is constantly playing at a distracting level. It's also such a bad song that I found myself taking my headphones off during menus until I just turned the music off altogether.

    Often times in these games some entertainment can come from the huge crashes you get when you mess up. I sucked royally at Dirt but there was fun to be had in watching what happened when a rally car completely misses a corner in a snow laden forest and careens at 100 mph into a tree. You can't even enjoy that in VR4 because the physics engine is so terrible crashes just look silly and unrealistic. Damage is just deformed panels but not even in a realistic way they just crumple inwards making the stubby car models look even more absurd.

    If you have GWG and you claimed this for free you'll spend an hour or so playing it just in silent awe of how badly they messed it up. This should be a no-brainer average title. Take a basic rally game with decent physics and controls, slap the V Rally name on there and you're onto a winner. They somehow missed with this and missed by a wide margin.

    I could not recommend that anybody, however much of a fan of V Rally, Rallying or Racing Games pay any amount of money for this game. It's poorly designed, poorly made and most damningly of all; simply not fun. There are just so many better options out there whether you want rallying or just racing as a matter of fact pretty much every other option I've played is a better option than this. It's one of the worst racing games I have played for a very long time.
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  5. Jan 11, 2020
    0
    Kylotonn est le nouveau Milestone français : à l'instar du développeur italien, ce petit studio sort les bouses à un rythme de croisière etKylotonn est le nouveau Milestone français : à l'instar du développeur italien, ce petit studio sort les bouses à un rythme de croisière et est devenu le spécialiste des jeux de rallye plus ou moins pourraves et plus ou moins arcades.

    Ainsi a-t-il repris la licence moribonde des V-Rally qui ne valait pas tripette... encore un jeu de plus pour Kylotonn, un jeu alimentaire qui reprend ici quelques mécaniques et présentations des codemasteries et milestoneries à ne pas suivre, bref, toutes les conneries de la concurrence depuis longtemps bien mal lotie en général et en particulier.

    La carrière rajoute en plus des contraintes de gestion (et d'argent) qui sont accessoires ou au mieux anecdotiques dans d'autres jeux du genre mais qui peuvent s'avérer dans le cas présent rédhibitoires : soit on piétine, soit on fait faillite à force de finir dernier... Or le niveau de l'IA reste trop rapide surtout dans les épreuves de rallyes...

    Et si on galère autant, c'est parce que le pilotage est aux fraises, restant malheureusement et désespérément le cul entre deux chaises : pas assez arcade pour convaincre les amateurs et quant à l'aspect simulation, on erre en pleine incohérence lunaire, quelles que soient les bagnoles. Même en réglant la manette et quelques paramètres dédiés, la sensibilité reste trop élevée et l'imprécision est tout simplement effrayante.

    La bagnole fait alors n'importe quoi et s'avère imprévisible et impraticable : c'est un désastre. Techniquement, le jeu n'est pas si vilain en soi mais ne propose qu'un 30 im/s seulement : difficile dans ces conditions de gérer un comportement routier aussi erratique ! les voitures ne sont pas bien modélisées par contre et les effets sonores sont étonnamment moyens.

    En conclusion, ce V-Rally est décidément trop merdique sur trop de points importants (pour ne pas dire vitaux) pour qu'on accorde le bénéfice du doute : il s'agit indubitablement d'une merde, une grosse merde.
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