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  • Summary: The most complete and authentic official WRC simulation yet. New physics for all surfaces, a completely redesigned career mode, dynamic weather conditions, 50 teams, 14 countries, 100 tracks, weekly challenges and an eSports mode.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Sep 25, 2019
    90
    WRC 8 is not a game for novice racers, which may be a turn-off for some. But for those who live for the thrill of the unknown as it relates to hitting the road and tearing up the track, it's a stupendous celebration of vehicular matter.
  2. 85
    WRC 8 is finally a true match for the Dirt series with its authentic presentation, engrossing gameplay, and varied selection of vehicles and circuits.
  3. Sep 3, 2019
    82
    WRC 8 managed to correct the course, and blend very realistic physics with a new and improved engine, taking a huge step in quality for the franchise.
  4. Sep 3, 2019
    80
    Great looks, improved physics, dynamic weather, and a more in-depth career mode mark a positive step forward for the WRC franchise.
  5. Sep 23, 2019
    75
    Apart from its defects, WRC is a highly recommended title for all Rally fans who want to enjoy a more comprehensive official championship thanks to its management options and the amount of content it features.
  6. Sep 10, 2019
    70
    The best installment in the Bigben-Kylotonn WRC era has come a little late to the party, but it makes a great founding stone to build a brighter future for the franchise, solving most if not all of the driving and physics issues.
  7. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Oct 12, 2019
    70
    A fully featured, officially licenced rally simulator, but it lacks flair and personality. [Issue#183, p.90]

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  1. Oct 1, 2019
    9
    Absolutely fantastic rally SIM. This is a leap forward for the official WRC games, so much has been improved since WRC8. I played on an xboxAbsolutely fantastic rally SIM. This is a leap forward for the official WRC games, so much has been improved since WRC8. I played on an xbox one x. Although framerate is only 30fps, its very smooth and responsive. Graphics are great to. The level of simulation in the driving makes it so fun yet difficult to master. Fantastic stage design with dynamic weather gives an experience better than dirt rally in my opinion. If you like rally or racing sims in general just buy it, you won't be disappointed. Expand
  2. Sep 10, 2019
    9
    “WRC8”
    Reviewed by: Kelly
    Developer: Kylotonn Games Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch Publisher: Big Ben Interactive WRC8 is a
    “WRC8”
    Reviewed by: Kelly
    Developer: Kylotonn Games
    Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
    Publisher: Big Ben Interactive

    WRC8 is a terrific rally racing game that starts with basic and easy to learn controls. I personally like the layout of upcoming obstacles as well as the different car types. This would be a great game for pros. Playing this game you will progress mentally and your reaction timing will be off the charts. This is a type of game that the player would get addicted to. Each track is different with new obstacles also including extreme weather conditions. Over all this is a exhilarating game that I would recommend to all gamers.
    The graphics do meet the expectation of the Xbox One system. WRC8 reminds me of Dirt 3 which is also a good recommendation. You play with various types of vehicles that all rally racers would use. The first car you start with (WRC Championship Car) is good for speed and reaches 380hp. The second car group (WRC 2) is a four-wheel drive vehicle that is good for treacherous terrain. The third (Junior WRC) are manufactured to put all crews on the same footing. Bonus cars give a good chance to try rear wheel drive.
    The sounds of WRC 8 meet the standards of any racing game. When the engine revs up too much, time to change gears. I personally am a first person shooter type but this game introduces you to a whole new world of entertainment. This new game to the WRC series beats the last in my opinion. WRC8 should receive all the praise and glory for it is a great game with a tremendous amount of fun.

    Pros: Good game play
    Lots of tracks and terrains to always keep you interested
    Good graphics
    Tremendous amount of fun

    Cons: Hard to handle at first, takes some time getting use to the handling.

    Overall I give it a 9/10 This game was fun to play once able to get the handling under control.
    I recommend any player, pro or new, to give this game a try. You will not be disappointed.
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  3. Sep 9, 2019
    8
    WRC 8 is above all a superb rallying game, if you love the WRC you'll love this game. It is also a real step forward for the series in everyWRC 8 is above all a superb rallying game, if you love the WRC you'll love this game. It is also a real step forward for the series in every area including graphics, accessibility with the voice-over tutorial, car handling, tuning, team development, career structure and most of all playability.

    So why just an 8/10? Well, there are some small issues that would need to be resolved. The game has caused several Xbox One X full system power off crashes, these seem to be related to the voice over tutorial kicking in but I can't be certain. Car handling is much improved over WRC 7 but there are still occasional moments when the car reacts in a strange way, the handling isn't as consistent as Dirt 2.0. Default gamepad handling is too twitchy but can be improved by turning sown the sensitivity. Some wheel peripherals are reportedly not recognised by the game (eg Sparco TSS Handbrake). The Career mode has some bugs, I have achieved medium-term objectives that I didn't have in the objective screens and at the same time been told I failed other objectives which again were not those assigned by the team. Luckily none of these factors spoils the game too much.

    Quite possibly the most unexpectedly improved game so far this year, previous iterations have just churned out the annual update with a few new cars and slightly better graphics. With WRC 8 they've given us a complete package and a game that has that just one more go addictiveness.
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  4. Sep 4, 2019
    8
    WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship developed by KT Racing and published by BigBen Interactive introduces one of the most realistic andWRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship developed by KT Racing and published by BigBen Interactive introduces one of the most realistic and challenging rally games out there. WRC has one of the most dynamic weather systems, thrilling tracks, and routes with some unpredictable turns you and your co-driver will experience road gripping thrilling adventures across over 100 stages involving 50 teams with many well known vehicle manufacturers including Ford, Hyundai, Volkswagen, Lancia and many more. Experience amazing stages and extreme conditions as you play WRC, be it Career or Championship you and your crew will have to make it through together, as you manage your team and crew members. Manage your research and development as you continue your career upgrade your vehicle reliability, performance or manage your team members skills make sure you plan ahead week by week of your upcoming rallies impress your vehicle manufacturers with reputation as you complete tryouts with vehicles and other teams enjoy racing in this incredible game from junior bracket with 180hp to the mid tier WRC 2 at 280hp and to the big leagues of WRC experience these machines with 380 brake horse power as they pull you around wraps and bends. WRC 8 continues in a long time fantastic series and continues to improve year over year by offering an amazing experience in an off-road game, like myself I do sincerely hope you enjoy this game. Rise to the challenge! Expand