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World Rally Championship II Extreme

by Sony
PlayStation2
 Ages 3 and Over
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
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  • The only official licensed WRC game on any next-gen console
  • New game modes: alternate 1-4 player WRC season, Custom Rally
  • 2-player Super Special Stages
  • New 3-D service area for strategic real-time repairs
  • Updated drivers, co-drivers, cars, liveries and modifications
  • Accurately modelled 2002 season cars with advanced handling dynamics
  • Full 2002 WRC calendar including new countries and stages
  • Six "Extreme" bonus cars, designed with no limits
  • For 1-2 players
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Game Information

  • Platform:   PlayStation2
  • PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
  • Media: Video Game
  • Item Quantity: 1

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  • ASIN: B00006BMRY
  • Release Date: 29 Nov 2002
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 7,748 in PC & Video Games (See Top 100 in PC & Video Games)

Product Description

Amazon.co.uk Review

Utilising their exclusive licence to the FIA World Rally Championship, and making big improvements to the game too, Sony have thrown a sizeable gauntlet down to their rivals with World Rally Championship II Extreme. From the off, it's clear much work has been done. The graphics, for instance, are excellent, from the detailed cars to the various rugged terrains you race over. And as with most rallying games, it's a meaty challenge, particularly in the early stages as you get used to things, and towards the end, as you try to win everything. The option exists to dive in for a quick race, but the real dividends are reaped when you take on the WRC mode.

Said mode pits you into a full season, with multi-day and multi-stage races that take place right across the world over varying terrain. As such, the game calls not just for good driving skills--although they're understandably vital--but also a tactical approach as you adjust facets such as your gears, brakes and tyres to suit the forthcoming challenge.

And when it gets down to the action, World Rally Championship II Extreme delivers. It's presents an enthralling, if testing, series of races, which can also be run in multiplayer mode. Perhaps it's still a little way behind its main rival, the Colin McRae Rally series, but it's a genuinely enjoyable challenge for the more experienced rally game fan. It's less forgiving than Mr McRae for those new to the genre, but then this is a serious rally game for serious rally game fans, and they would argue it's all the better for it. It requires dedication, practice and persistence from those who beat it, but they'll certainly have got strong value for money by the time they get to the end. --Simon Brew

Review

"A really full-bodied sim, with a satisfying learning curve for those who can hang on for the ride. 9/10." -- Official PlayStation 2 Magazine

"The obvious purchase for those keen to recreate the overall WRC experience in their living room." -- Edge

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best driving game on PS2 2 Dec 2002
By A Customer
Format:Video Game
The realistic sensation of speed in this game is amazing. I've played Colin Mcrae 3 which I found to a fine game. But WRC 2 is far superior. It just feels so gritty and playable. Whereas MCrae 3 is like driving on rails.
Everything in WRC2 is so polished. The graphics are detailed and fluid, the sound is heart pounding and the presentation is clear.
But is it the best driving game on PS2? Play Gran Tourismo 3 (the rally section or the road races) for half an hour. Then play WRC2. Then you will be in no doubt. GT3 is slow and chugging compared to the wonderful WRC2.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars WRC2 Extreme-ly good 27 Nov 2002
Format:Video Game
For those of you who don't know WRC2 Extreme is THE definitve Rally game. It contains all the teams, cars and drivers and all 14 countries over which the World Rally Championship is fought. From the off I was amazed at the detail - the cars look fantastic and the drivers are very well modelled. As a real rally fan I was amazed at the level of detail the cockpits and drivers are modelled at. The next thing to hit me was the size of the game - the views from the mountain tops are breath-taking, seconded only to the thrill of racing down the mountain at 100+mph. The driving model is a massive improvement on the original WRC game, with the car having a real feel of weight about it. All in all if you have a Playstation 2 and like driving you must get this game.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Gritty, but is it a game ? 30 Dec 2002
By A Customer
Format:Video Game
I spent Christmas playing this head-to-head with Colin McRae 3. Of the two, it's the best looking, the grittiest, possibly the most accurate sim, but it's not the one I kept going back to.
In some ways it's too hard, but this isn't a _challenging_ difficulty, just an irritating one. You can't hear the pace notes for the car noise, and you can barely hold the wheel (I used a Driving Force) for the vibration. This isn't using the force feedback for feedback though, it's just a continual rumbling. Even a well-driven stage gives barely a better time than a hooligan one, because you simply can't feed improved skill through the limitations. It's like handicapping drivers by making them drive with gloves on - sure, it makes it "harder", and real rally driving is hard, but that's not the way to make a good game.
Damage modelling doesn't, and the much-touted facial expressions are worthless (my co-driver would need an animated sickbag). I did like the crowd noises and the hooting though.
An excellent sim, but if you're looking for enjoyment, then go with CM3.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This game causes frustration 5 Jan 2003
By A Customer
Format:Video Game
I bought this game after considering Colin McRae Rally, and have been really disappointed with it. Sure it is full of all the latest cars, drivers and circuits, but content doesn't help make up for terrible gameplay.
First shock - the steering does not react in an analogue way, push the anaolgue stick slightly left, and the steering turns all the way left. You might just as well use the digital left/right buttons - no way do you have the steering control wich GT3 offered.
As for playing the game, the graphics are good, but they are not setting any new standards. The cars don't handle very well, and don't feel very realistic. If you touch the crash barriers by side of the road, well in normal life, you'll scrape against them and continue. In this game, hit them any harder than a slight brush, and the game's AI takes over. Your car gets stopped, spun round 90 degrees to leave you facing the barrier. You have to reverse, and then steer back into the track. This gets rather irritating and fustrating, not helped by the poor handling and realism of the cars.
The pace notes aren't very good, the arrows appear in clusters, rather than progressively. The sound effects of the engine noise are terrible. If you are thinking of buying this game, I'd recommend you rent a copy first to draw your own conclusions. You might like it, but I'm selling my copy as after the realism of GT3 over a year ago, this product is a disappointment.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars WRC II Extreme 15 Jan 2003
Format:Video Game
I'm glad my wife persauded me to rent WRC II and CM3 together before I bought them.....my conclusions....
WRC II Looks stunning plays terrible....most annoyingly...the back end of the car seems to be glued to the road...I could not get the car to slide affectively atall and usually ended up with my nose planted in the middle of every hairpin bend!! Also like others here...every time you touch the barrier the car spins round and faces the other way....totally unrealistic. The co-driver sounds like the speaking clock!!
Buy CM3 its way nicer to play!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Very Enjoyable. 16 Nov 2006
Format:Video Game
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
I really enjoyed this game. I thought the Graphics were very good, landscaping and sound effects were excellent. I particulary enjoyed the Time Trials sections. I would agree with othere reviewers in that the car will turn completely around if you even graze the side fencing. Having said that you will get a good few hours entertainment from this game.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Will GT3 ever be surpased 8 Jan 2003
By A Customer
Format:Video Game
I recently received WRCII for Christmas and have had a chance to compare it with GT3, the original WRC and CMR3. Whilst WRC II looks fantastic and the 3d rendering of the tracks is impressive, I have found the physics engine does not compare with GT3. The car handling in WRC II is to sticky and it seems almost impossible to do a sustained slide. In the rally section of GT3 if you push to hard you spin out as you would expect in a powerful rally car on a loose surface. This does not happen in either WRC titles. The diffence coming from gravel to tarmac in tahiti maze in GT3 shows how good the physics engine is. In WRC II the different surfaces do not seem to matter. At this stage I must admit that I actually perfer the original WRC in terms of handling and even then is was so arcady compared to GT3 that I played it only for something different. I rented CMR3 and found this to be pretty good, better than WRC original and WRC II. I know other reviews have said it is easier, but I found the handling to be more similar to GT3 ie: more realistic. Another point is that I have played all these games with the driving force feed back wheel. The way this wheel works with GT3 is so much better than the other games. The throttle is perfectly calibrated and you can drift the car by fethering the peddle, whilst the feed back is fantastic. You can feel when traction is slipping, understeer etc.In WRC 1 and 2 the throttle is either on or off and the feed back is pathetic. (Note when I got WRC 1 it didn't even work in manual until Sony replaced it with a new disk) I have spent heaps of time on these games and fully completed WRC 1 and I am long way through GT3 so I have a bit to compare. Read more ›
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars i geuss its ok
colin mcrae is what I recommend, however this is still a good rally game. it gets 3 stars from me
Published 12 months ago by matt
5.0 out of 5 stars wrc 2 is really extreme!!!
honestly this has to be the most realistic wrc rally game ever, the creaters of this game really knew what they were doing, every country on this game really feels like your their,... Read more
Published 16 months ago by naddime khan
5.0 out of 5 stars WRC II Extreme
I must say, I had this game a long time ago but I sell this one a big mistake!
This is realy is a nice game, I love the WRC games from Evolutions studio! Read more
Published on 16 Jan 2012 by Gino Gilis
2.0 out of 5 stars WRC II Extreme finishes a distant second
Having played and really enjoyed the first World Rally Championship game on the PS2 I was looking forward to WRC II Extreme. Read more
Published on 17 Nov 2011 by chris20
4.0 out of 5 stars Some faults.
Nearly everything about this is great apart from one thing,even the slightest collision with a roadside object will fling the back of the car round like the tyres are made of... Read more
Published on 8 Aug 2009 by Mr. M. L. Hanford
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! Simply amazing!
This is the best driving game ever. You'll be wanting this. If you say it's rubbish then you are an idiot. The graphics are very very good. Read more
Published on 15 July 2005 by "ongehass"
4.0 out of 5 stars Has it improved?
The original WRC was a fine rally game, very fine indeed. WRC II is a fine rally game, very fine indeed. Even finer. Read more
Published on 4 Feb 2005 by BigDunc
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT!
WRC 2 Extreme is the best!!! You must buy it if you're a rally fan! (only played the demo at the moment) The graphics are much better than Formula One 2004. Read more
Published on 5 Aug 2004 by A Harrington
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing handling.
I have to agree with what some other people have said. There is one fatal flaw in the handling system which ruins everything: if you apply and hold a very slight steer with the... Read more
Published on 17 Jun 2004 by Paul Larkin
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality Rally Sim. And Cheap!
The graphics in this game are top notch. Some of the lighting effects are superb (eg driving into the sun). And the landscapes are fantastic. Read more
Published on 26 Sep 2003 by Noisy Neighbour
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