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  • Summary: "To do something dangerous with style is art..."

    art of rally is a stylized experience inspired by the golden era of rally from the creator of Absolute Drift. Race across the world through colorful and stylized environments in top-down view. Compete for first place in the leaderboards
    "To do something dangerous with style is art..."

    art of rally is a stylized experience inspired by the golden era of rally from the creator of Absolute Drift.

    Race across the world through colorful and stylized environments in top-down view.

    Compete for first place in the leaderboards with daily and weekly challenges.

    Will you master the art of rally?
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Aug 13, 2021
    92
    I was pretty much sold on Art of Rally the first time I saw it, but perhaps what might have truly sealed the deal was the line the large buddha statue laid on me in the intro, “we are in a parallel universe, where Group B was never cancelled”. Art of Rally is coming to Game Pass and there’s no excuse for anyone not to give it a try, unless you absolutely loathe racing games. It should appeal to any one with even the slightest interest in racing games, but will also satisfy the racing game veterans. The art style is sublime – I know some players might not be into the non-realistic graphics. It doesn’t get better than this in terms of pure art, and overall fun, and Art of Rally is both.
  2. Aug 11, 2021
    85
    Art of Rally is an unbridled joy, its Career Mode and free roam options, in particular, providing hours of rally driving nirvana in an appealing package that celebrates a glorious, golden era of off-road motorsport.
  3. Aug 14, 2021
    84
    Simple and elegant but never simplistic, Art of Rally successfully combines relaxing vibes with the excitement of racing, thanks to its intuitive but not trivial driving model.
  4. Sep 1, 2021
    80
    Art of rally is a relaxing experience and I think it’s one that both veterans and newbies of the racing genre can enjoy. There is a lot to accomplish with the 10–15 hour story, the collectibles in the free roam areas, and the daily and weekly challenges so it will keep you coming back even though there isn’t any multiplayer. It’s ease of play and progression makes it a joy to play and feels more like a Sunday drive than it does a cookie cutter racing game that focuses on times and placement. Slip on some headphones, sit back on your couch and just go drive for a little while, you’re going to love it.
  5. Aug 18, 2021
    70
    With art of rally, Funselektor signs a magnificent love letter to the world of rallying by offering a demanding title that is as complete as it is pleasant. With its six destinations and around fifty cars with unique behaviors, the game simply takes you on a journey through the world and through the ages. Unfortunately, the title never harnesses the power of Microsoft's next-gen console. If you have a powerful PC on hand, then we advise you to get the game on this platform.
  6. Aug 20, 2021
    70
    Fundamentally, art of rally on Xbox is a more than competent rally game that proves you don’t need a fully licensed game to make an interesting arcade racer. Initially players will be sold on the unique and gorgeous art style, but it is here where the issues reside. The design suffers as a result of porting the game to Xbox consoles with problems we shouldn’t be seeing on this new flagship console.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Aug 22, 2021
    10
    Really neat concept for a game. I would love to see more games like this in the future. Easy 10/10
  2. Aug 19, 2021
    10
    Have loved playing this, it’s very simple and addictive. The driving is a little hard at first and it’s very easy to loose control with allHave loved playing this, it’s very simple and addictive. The driving is a little hard at first and it’s very easy to loose control with all the hills and hard turns but, you better play on hard mode because normal has no challenge unless you really are terrible.The game is on game pass so give it a try. Expand
  3. Mar 26, 2022
    9
    This game has a vibe.

    I love the simplistic graphics. The physics/gameplay feels amazing. Soundtrack is stellar. The game is just FUN to
    This game has a vibe.

    I love the simplistic graphics. The physics/gameplay feels amazing. Soundtrack is stellar. The game is just FUN to play! Rally racing is typically the more stressful of motorsports and this game is just simply relaxing by design. Sure you can grind leaderboards and flex all you want but this game from top to bottom just has a little bit of everything to keep me entertained.

    Edit: Increased the score from 8 to 9. This is the first racing game in a long long time where I finished all of the career mode races. While the tracks were repetitive, it's hard to remember them as there are so many variations of the tracks. I absolutely love the way you progress per year in career mode. What a charming idea! It kept me glued to the game!

    Pros: Gameplay, physics, graphics and soundtrack are all great!

    Cons: No pace notes/callouts for the purists. The humanoid figures crowding the corners can get annoying.
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  4. Sep 21, 2021
    8
    Fun rally game. If you enjoy racing games, then I would recommend this. The style, graphics and lighting are really good.
  5. Mar 18, 2022
    8
    beautiful game, not the best racing game ive ever played but dang its a neat experience.
  6. Sep 29, 2021
    7
    "More slot car racing than rally racing."
    From the creative team that brought you Absolute Drift, this racer attempts to make a unique blend
    "More slot car racing than rally racing."
    From the creative team that brought you Absolute Drift, this racer attempts to make a unique blend of rally racing with an "animated" art feel from a bird's eye perspective. Unfortunately, I think this mix takes away from the rally racing experience. Personally, I enjoy rally racing for its grit and sense of danger which I feel was non-existent. It sort of reminded me of playing with my TYCO slot car sets back in the day; and that's not completely a bad thing. It's quite challenging (and somewhat frustrating) to get the balance of gas and brake when making your turns. It becomes even more difficult when you add in the variation of terrain, weather conditions and time of day. There are a wide variety of locations and tracks, and the vehicles available are replicas of real-world cars that are easily recognizable. With the focus on the visual, it seems that less time was spent on the sound effects. Most of the cars sound like my neighbor's leaf blower.
    Once you finish the career and free roam, there doesn't seem much to keep you coming back for more. The only online component are daily and weekly challenges and it's unclear if there will be any future modes or expansion packs in the works.
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  7. Aug 23, 2021
    2
    I had such good hopes for this game, because it looks nice and the concept is cool, but I hate the controls, and I hate getting reset on theI had such good hopes for this game, because it looks nice and the concept is cool, but I hate the controls, and I hate getting reset on the track if I'm outside for 2 seconds. Expand

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