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WRC 4 Review

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Do you want to be a living room rally driver? Then WRC 4 is the game to play. It is the pure rally experience like it should be. WRC 4 has a host of new and improved features that will make any fan smile and new comers will enjoy it.

Game modes include:

  • Career Mode
  • Single Stage
  • Single Rally
  • Championship
  • Hot Seat (up to 4 players)

Online modes: up to 16 players

  • Online Special Stage
  • Online Single Rally
  • Online Championship

New content:

  • Brand new Career Mode – closer to reality
  • Experience the Junior WRC Championship
  • More realistic physics on all surfaces
  • All drivers, teams, rallies and WRC categories of the 2013 WRC
  • 3D Service Park
  • Narrow Stages
  • Different light conditions (sunrise, daylight, sunset)


  • Citroën DS3 WRC
  • Ford Fiesta RS WRC
  • MINI John Cooper Works WRC
  • Volkswagen Polo R WRC
  • Bonus : Hyundai i20 WRC Test Car
  • Ford Fiesta RRC
  • Citroën DS3 RRC
  • ŠŠkoda Fabia S2000
  • Subaru Impreza WRX Sti
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evo X
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evo IX
  • Peugeot 207 S2000
  • Mini John Cooper Works S2000
  • Proton Satria S2000
  • Citroën DS3 R3T
  • Ford Fiesta R2



  • Rallye Monte-Carlo
  • Rally Sweden
  • Rally Guanajuato Mexico
  • Vodafone Rally de Portugal
  • LED Rally Argentina
  • Acropolis Rally
  • Rally d’Italia Sardegna
  • Neste Oil Rally Finland
  • ADAC Rallye Deutschland
  • Coates Hire Rally Australia
  • Rallye de France-Alsace
  • RallyRACC – Rally de España
  • Wales Rally GB

As you can see there is more than enough to get exited about. Console on…disc in…lets start…from the get go you can see and feel the changes, but you still feel at home. After playing around in the menus a bit and browsing around I jumped straight into career mode.

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In WRC 4 you can tweak a little on your profile like name, number plate, co driver and driver to mention a few. The new additions is a step in the right direction and a welcome addition to WRC. Tweaks, setting and bits done, lets get racing! You start at the bottom and have to work your way up to the top, starting out in junior WRC. Like I said race on……and of we go……uhm….this is an improvement….but also a disappointment! This is not a new game at all, it is WRC 3 re-textured. This might be a bit harsh on my part but with all the new features and steps in the right direction it was a let down to be playing WRC3 with a face lift. Once you get over the re-textured WRC 3, it becomes a heap of fun and you really do feel like you are in the WRC season. Yes there is still some glitches and room for improvement, but comparing apples (WRC3) with apples (WRC4) this is a huge step forward for Milestone and the WRC series.

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The realism is better and improved in WRC 4. It is really starting to move further away from the arcade feel and in the right direction of simulation. Everything does feel and look better and it makes WRC 4 a pleasure to play. I was disappointed to see that they took away the classic rally cars. The rallies do sometime feel like a bit of a repeat now and then, like some parts was just copied and pasted. WRC 4 comes in with a price tag of a AAA title but the improvements are not enough to make it a AAA for me and you really need to be a fan of the series to spend that money on it. The new features and improvements do make it much more appealing and Milestone and Big Ben interactive did listen to the gaming community and I think most will be pleased with WRC 4.

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WRC 4 really delivered on the new features and improvements, but there is still room for improvement. If WRC 4’s leap forward is anything to go by then WRC 5 should be a master piece…we can only hope!

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