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  • Summary: All 14 rounds of the 2016 WRC season, including for the first time Rally China; All the star WRC drivers and also a wide selection of WRC 2 teams and competitors from the Junior WRC category eSports WRC, the first international online competition of the WRC, which was launched in JanuaryAll 14 rounds of the 2016 WRC season, including for the first time Rally China; All the star WRC drivers and also a wide selection of WRC 2 teams and competitors from the Junior WRC category eSports WRC, the first international online competition of the WRC, which was launched in January 2016 with WRC 5, will continue in WRC 6. Expand
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 13
  2. Negative: 0 out of 13
  1. Oct 21, 2016
    80
    Whilst Dirt Rally is aimed at the drivers, WRC 6 is definitely for the fans. The game wants to bring the thrill, the sensation and the enjoyment of rallying to all of the fans of the sport regardless of their driving ability. It wants all players to be able to compete in this season's events and to feel a part of the motorsport, and WRC 6 has achieved this surprisingly well.
  2. Games Master UK
    Dec 4, 2016
    79
    A thoroughly enjoyable driving game let down by a number of frustrating shortcomings. [Dec 2016, p.65]
  3. Mar 27, 2017
    78
    I will say though when the dust settles, WRC 6 strives hard to dethrone another Rally game, and even though the effort is valiant, the issues that exist, especially pertaining to the gameplay, prevent it from overtaking it. However, if we see another improvement leap like what we have seen between WRC 5 and 6, I think we can start to see Kylotonn start knocking on the door of such companies such as Turn 10. If you're looking for a solid Rally racing experience, you can't do much better than WRC 6.
  4. 70
    WRC 6 is a great step forward for the franchise and can be good fun at times, though the faults it contains mean that it doesn’t really put in a serious challenge to DIRT Rally for the console rallying crown. Nonetheless, there's enough enjoyment on offer to make it a decent alternative for those who are looking for something a bit less hardcore.
  5. Oct 17, 2016
    65
    WRC 6 has a great variety in game modes, but it fails when with the control of the cars, offering an unrealistic -and boring- experience.
  6. CD-Action
    Jan 12, 2017
    60
    WRC 6 is basically the same game it was in the previous iteration, which means its developers still haven’t decided whether they’re making a simulator or an arcade title (the driving model is decent though) and the visuals are far from spectacular. Additionally the game makes an awful first impression with its terrible tutorial. [13/2016, p.74]
  7. Oct 13, 2016
    55
    Turning its back on the options that made WRC 5 accessible to casual players and hardened rally fans alike means WRC 6 simply won't appeal to many people. It's a title resolutely aimed at the hardcore racer, with a stupid penalty system, twitchy handling and as steep a difficulty curve as you can get in a racing game. It's especially galling, as you can see some clear improvements here. I've played plenty of sim racers in the past and enjoyed myself, but playing WRC 6 feels like a thankless chore. Die-hard rallysport fans/masochists need only apply.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 4 out of 5
  1. Nov 13, 2016
    10
    WRC 6 improved a lot in graphics and handling, but I think sound it can improve much more. Definitely it's not Dirt rally, but WRC 6 is theWRC 6 improved a lot in graphics and handling, but I think sound it can improve much more. Definitely it's not Dirt rally, but WRC 6 is the better iteration of WRC series by far. There are stunning stages, the cars are beautifully detailed, and the handling it's not perfect, but it's really good compared to the last ones.
    As I said, the worst area of this game is the sound. Engines sound good, but not in a powerful way as it should be (Dirt rally its way better for example), and the sound of the gravel and asphalt should be improved a lot, because you don't feel the extremely conditions that this cars have to face in every stage.

    It's a game that easily it's a 7 or an 8, but I give them a 10 because I think they improved a lot since WRC 5. Maybe now they are in the good road and can make amazing games for the WRC in the next years.
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  2. Feb 9, 2019
    3
    A succinct verdict is all that's necessary for this particular title:

    1. It's a racing game. 2. It's running at 30 fps (with dips) 3. The
    A succinct verdict is all that's necessary for this particular title:

    1. It's a racing game.
    2. It's running at 30 fps (with dips)
    3. The hard shadows have that typical no-aliasing flickering effect.
    2b/3b Point 2 and 3 go hand in hand to severely plague the racing experience because it's fatiguing to watch.

    Thirty fps on a modern gaming console. The game was released in 2016, not 1990. Other racing games like Dirt 4 run like a dream on the Xbox One.

    A THIRTY FPS RACING GAME.

    I repeat:

    A THIRTY FPS RACING GAME.

    To anyone still wondering why this is important: of all gaming genres, the racing genre is the most unforgiving when it comes to frame drops and low frame rates in general. Racing games are also considered "light load" on gaming hardware, so there's no excuse to program it to perform at 60 fps and maybe dropping some graphical detail as a trade-off if need be. Gamers shouldn't accept this garbage and the devs ought to be ashamed of themselves. Shame on you.
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  3. Jun 20, 2018
    3
    Décidément, les WRC se suivent mais ne se ressemblent pas toujours... le Français Kylotonn a repris le flambeau de la licence officielle àDécidément, les WRC se suivent mais ne se ressemblent pas toujours... le Français Kylotonn a repris le flambeau de la licence officielle à l'Italien Milestone depuis WRC 5 et cet opus s'était avéré convaincant malgré des failles techniques évidentes, grâce principalement à sa bonne simulation de la conduite en rallye.

    Ici, c'est toujours le cas ma foi avec un comportement qui restitue avec assez de précision les transferts de masse et l'inertie générale des bolides ; l'adhérence et ses variations sont également bien rendues et renvoient d'ailleurs le Dirt Rally de Codemasters dans son petit coin de jeu d'arcade prétentieux. L'ambiance sonore reste quant à elle toujours aussi satisfaisante, ce qui ne mange pas de pain.

    Techniquement, c'est une autre chanson et on est ici (comme dans WRC 5) à mille lieues du jeu du développeur anglais : WRC 6 demeure assez moche pour en pas dire souvent moche et n'a pas progressé d'un iota depuis WRC 5. Pire, il ne parvient toujours pas à maintenir un taux de 30 im/s correctement... (quand on pense que Dirt truc aligne ses 60 im/s sans sourciller !).

    Même sur la X, on sent que le jeu perd ici et là quelques images selon les spéciales et les environnements... qu'est-ce que ça doit être sur la Xbox normale ! on préfère ne pas y penser...

    La carrière est devenue un long chemin de croix, un long chemin de farmage épouvantable qui n'en finit pas avec nombre de spéciales qui me semblent encore plus longues et casse-burnes qu'auparavant. La difficulté a été revue à la hausse (on se demande bien pourquoi ?) et il faudra piloter comme un surhomme ou un astronaute pour espérer décrocher quelques podiums...

    Alors franchement, on se demande bien pourquoi on se casse le cul si c'est pour finir dernier à un rallye sur deux ou se taper des pénalités de 10 à 15 secondes dès qu'on sort de la putain de route ! vraiment, je ne sais pas ce qui s'est passé chez cette bande de cons mais ils ont fait de la merde.

    Aux tares techniques s'ajoutent donc des choix de game design aussi hasardeux que foireux... quel dommage, car le pilotage est resté plaisant et quel gâchis, je ne sais pas ce qui leur a pris !
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  4. Oct 26, 2016
    1
    The game here killed finally. Picture better, but not for it we get such games. The main thing: tyres feeling lost. In WRC 5 I can correctThe game here killed finally. Picture better, but not for it we get such games. The main thing: tyres feeling lost. In WRC 5 I can correct slidibg with gas as well as with wheel or brake. Now - wild shoves: I get WRC2 car - and fly from stay position like a rocket. In Seb Rally 1000 horse power Suzuki hill climb dont fly in such way. And then, yes, we see again crazy pracks... so, you fly to ditch, and for the ends of all - 15 sec penalty. What about they think? Idiots, really. Nothing else I cay tell. Expand
  5. Jan 19, 2019
    1
    This game is bad.... sooo so bad. The game struggles to run at 30fps (even on the One X) and the car handling is attrocious. It looks likeThis game is bad.... sooo so bad. The game struggles to run at 30fps (even on the One X) and the car handling is attrocious. It looks like ass, plays like ass and the gameplay feels like pure ass.

    Glad they gave this one away with Games with Gold on xbox, you'd slash your wrists if you had to pay for this ****
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