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Colin McRae Rally (PC)
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Colin McRae Rally (PC)
Advantages: Lots of playability
McRae's dominance of the 1998 season was excellent news for Codemaster's official video game of the Subaru driver - Colin McRae Rally for PC. Already highly praised in the games press from early code demonstrations, Codemasters grabbed support for the title with a £2million European marketing campaign.
Colin McRae Rally was set to become the most realistic, thrilling and wholly playable rally game with the game engine based upon Codemaster's very own highly successful TOCA Touring Cars. You get to drive at speeds of 160mph and take your car to the edge of its handling ability. The game is a gruelling world rally championship, where you have to battle against the elements in 48 different stages, over 8 countries. All 12 world rally cars with full set up options have been reproduced, using telemetry data for accurate reproductions of power and handling - these include the Subaru, Impreza WRC 98, Toyota, Corolla WRC, Ford, Escort WTC, Renault Megane, VW Golf GTi, Mitsubishi, Lancer E4, Seat Ibiza kit Car Evo2 and Skoda Felicia.
Achieve winning times to drive point-to-point stages, as well as super-special stages across the toughest terrains and tracks around the world. Compete in Individual Stages, 8 International Rallies or the entire Championship. Take handling to the edge with the brilliant car physics which allow you to perform manoeuvres such as power slides. You can also get dirty with a system that allows mud, snow and water to change cars appearance. Collisions result in damage to car body & handling on impact but there are car set-up and repair options so you can get back into the race as soon as possible. There are thrilling night driving stages, a multitude of surfaces to master including ice, snow, gravel, tarmac and mud, plus you get a choice of five views including 'Head Cam' from right inside the car.
When you get tired of playing alone you can compete against a friend using the 2 player split screens, 5 racing views, new Super Special Stages and best of all Colin McRae himself is on hand to tutor and grade drivers at the Rally School. Colin McRae's co-driver, Nicky Grist, also provides co-driver commentary and directions throughout the game.
Summary: For all racing game enthusiasts