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Colin McRae Rally 2005 (Xbox)
- Over 30 featured cars
- Including the Volkswagen Golf MK5, Toyota Celica GT-FOUR and Alfa Romeo 147 GTA
- Also includes the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII, Peugeot 206, 205 T16 Evo2 and the distinctive VW Beetle RSi
- 4-wheel drive, 2-wheel drive 4-wheel Classics, Super 2-wheel, Rear Wheel, Distinctive and 4x4 classics
- Non-linear Career Challenge, with over 20 individual rally events and over 300 stages
- Race in 9 international locations, including the UK, Japan, USA and Australia
- Individual damage models recreate everything down to paintwork scrapes and post-crash dazed visual effect
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- Platform: Xbox
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: Video Game
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Colin McRae Rally 2005 (Xbox)
The steering wheel-gripping heart of Colin McRae Rally 2005 is the all-new Career Challenge, which takes players through a full professional rally career, driving the most diverse selection of rally cars. An incredible 23 individual rally events provide a personal challenge with real progression and rewards through a non-linear series of Challenges, Cups, SuperCups, Shields and Championships as you earn the right to complete with the very best.
Launch your career as a privateer but take the lead and progress onto more powerful cars, taking part tests to win further upgrades. Through the 23 events, drivers will be pummelled through a staggering 300+ stages driving cars from 4-wheel drive, 2-wheel drive, 4-wheel Classics, Super 2-wheel, Rear Wheel, Distinctive and 4x4 classics. Beyond the Career Challenge, there's a toy box of rally-fuelled adrenaline racing gaming with its 4WD Championship, Rally, Stages and Online gaming modes.
And just when you thought a McRae game couldn't offer more detail or visual splendour, the game's development team is cramming it in: the new bonnet-cam and an improved chase cam gives a real sensation of speed and undulation. Enhanced damage and scenery visuals include new individual damage models for each car and should you crash into a tree, it'll shudder and even drop leaves!
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Well...rally games today are all on the arcade side of things, most popular being the Dirt and WRC series.
That is where McRae 2005 comes in.
It has driving physics that feels more realistic than anything the Dirt and Milestone WRC games have presented.
It is tough as nails and demands practice.
The game also forces you to strategize as to which tires and car settings to use.
And even if you drive really well you might still end up last simply because you made poor choices.
This strategic element is completely lost in modern rally games.
You also play this game for the immersion, something the Dirt and Milestone WRC series are both lacking in.
For example in McRae 2005 you also drive when its snowing and raining, which is simply awesome.
This, together with the more realistic driving physics gives you a much more immersive experience.
So if you want higher technical challenge and immersion, buy this game.
The first thing that strikes you is the in game graphics. The car models are superbly detailed, especially as you damage it (and you will). If you hit a tree, the leaves fall off! pointless, but very nice all the same.
The handling is superb but takes a while to get used to. Expect to crash lots on your first few goes, and unless you are a gaming god, forget a podium finish for a while. That said, when you do get it right, the sense of achievement is huge and the speeds you get up to are frightening!
A negative point is that if you go off road, sometimes you are flashed back onto the road as if you had a huge crash, but if you crash into a tree then you have to get yourself back onto the track resulting in many lost seconds (and usually the race).
This niggle aside, a highly recommended rallying game.
I do think that this is a tremendous racing game. The car models are fantastic and they feel like they should in real life (I think!). The learning curve is quite steep initially, but after a rew hours you'll be power sliding when you mean too!
A nice, if somewhat pointless, touch is that the leaves fall off trees if you hit them - a further example of the amazing graphics in this game. The feeling of speed is nicely realised too and you get a real sense of achievement when you obtain your first podium finish.
Elsewhere, all is as it should be: there is loads to unlock, lots of tracks and competitions and enough gameplay to keep you going for months.
Of course, if you've already played/bought the 2004 version, then this is probably a waste of money, even if the career mode is a nice addition.
1: Biggest tell tale sign it doesn't take much skill to drive is that i was still just as quick after several pints of beer!!
2: I don't know if this is because the control of the cars is better or they have made it easier but either way it is easier than CM04 ( try the long straight australian track in a group b at 120mph on 04 then compare to 05)
3: Very annoying if you cut some corners( i dont mean big cuts, i'm talking putting a bumper over the verge) then it says your going the wrong way and after 30 secs when you've gone further on down the track your reset
4: The is a strange fealing when going around some corners, in particularly when cutting that the car is getting push back on to the track, this is very weird and takes away a feeling of freedom/realism??
On the plus side the rs200 is now got more power than the 205
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