- Platform: PlayStation2
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
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World Rally Championship II Extreme
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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
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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
"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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Top Customer Reviews
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.
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!!
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.
Driveability is great too, you really feel part of the game. The vibrating hand controller adds to the effect. The sound too is excellent. And load times between stages are very reasonable compared to previous PS2 rally games I've played.
There are only 2 modes - beginner and advanced. Beginner is very easy, with no damage, and an ability to save after every race. Advanced is more interesting - damage is switched on, you drive 2 races between saves (so you have a vested interest in being consistent), and you get to see more tracks.
Given this is now a cheap platinum game, this is great value for money.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This game may suit some folk but IMO Colin McRae Rally 4 is way way superior by a country mile.Published 6 months ago by spacefly
colin mcrae is what I recommend, however this is still a good rally game. it gets 3 stars from mePublished on 30 July 2013 by matt
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 morePublished on 23 Mar. 2013 by naddime khan
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
Having played and really enjoyed the first World Rally Championship game on the PS2 I was looking forward to WRC II Extreme. Read morePublished on 17 Nov. 2011 by chris20
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 morePublished on 8 Aug. 2009 by Mr. M. L. Hanford
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. Read morePublished on 16 Nov. 2006 by B Loughrey
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 morePublished on 15 July 2005 by Amazon Customer