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Show off your style and win the FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 season! Experience the 2013 season with the drivers, cars and courses of the WRC, WRC2, WRC3 and, for the first time, Junior WRC championships.
Release Date: Oct 25, 2013
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Show off your style and win the FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 season!

Experience the 2013 season with the drivers, cars and courses of the WRC, WRC2, WRC3 and, for the first time, Junior WRC championships. Take advantage of an improved graphics engine and unprecedented realism that lets you develop new driving styles on surfaces that are more lifelike than ever. Play online against your friends morning, noon and night on one of the 78 available courses, each tougher than the last.

• The official 2013 FIA World Rally Championship videogame
• 65 official cars and colours
• 78 courses in 13 different countries
• An incredibly authentic and immersive career mode
• All weather conditions and road surfaces
• Online multiplayer mode for up to 16 people

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows®XP™ SP2, Windows®Vista™ or Windows®7
    • Processor: Intel™ 2.4 GHz or similar
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® Geforce 8800 GT or AMD® Radeon™ HD 3870 or above (has to run Pixel Shader 3.0) with at least 512 MB video memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4100 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows®XP™, Windows®Vista™, Windows®7
    • Processor: Intel™ Core 2 Duo / AMD™ Athlon 64 X2 or above
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce™ 9000 series or above, AMD® Radeon™ HD4000 or above (has to run Pixel Shader 3.0) with at least 1 GB video memory. Laptop versions of these cards are not fully supported.
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 4100 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
24 of 26 people (92%) found this review helpful
568 products in account
24 reviews
27.0 hrs on record
There something special about a good rally game. This game is no DiRT but it stands on its own merits and with all this nonsense about GFWL breaking my copy of DiRT 2 (and being removed from steam) Showdown being rather.. not what I want. This stands as a good substitute.

- Has an interesting career mode, taking contracts and such.
- Persistant damage between races which I found to give a subtle and unique sense of immersion
- Great audio from engine sounds to co-pilot voicework

Something tells me this series has more popularity in other countries.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'll get back to pretending I'm not pacing around the living room in unabated anticipation waiting for a DiRT 4 annoucement.
Posted: August 13
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
467 products in account
11 reviews
15.8 hrs on record
For my (as casual rally ganre game player) this was pretty nice experience within one complete career mode - cars, courses, audio and career was really nice and fun to play through, but reading through others reviews seems like I am one of few people who like this game, interesting. ^^ However, I can recommend this, I liked it!
Posted: September 6
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
359 products in account
6 reviews
7.0 hrs on record
While I don't usually think of myself as a graphics ♥♥♥♥♥, in this particular instance I'm almost forced to be given the fact that the graphics in this game are terrible compared to your DiRT 3s et al.

I've also come across those who claim DiRT 3 is more of an arcade-style racer whereas this is more of a simulation, however this couldn't be further from the truth. If you wanted to play a proper rally simulation, then you'd look no further than Richard Burns Rally which will test your ability to even drive along a straight line for more than a couple of seconds.

So where does that leave WRC 4 exactly?

Well Codemasters have had years of experience creating games that hit the right balance between gameplay/playability and realism (including the likes of TOCA and even Micro Machines), however WRC 4 seems to want to accelerate in a direction that facilitates neither of these core features; obviously content in the hopes that the WRC license alone would be enough to carry it through. Well it doesn't work I'm afraid.

Also throw into the mix the weird sound effects which sound 'tinny' due to its poor quality and implementation, and what you're left with is a game that couldn't possibly be recommended to anyone.
Posted: August 8
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
338 products in account
9 reviews
0.8 hrs on record
For the short version; This game is pretty bad, not worth it's WRC license.


Decided to finally give it a go. I had quite a lot of fun with WRC2 a few years ago, hoping that this would continue on it. Well, and that is exactly what it does, and not in a positive way. It is common that wen developers get the hang of a license, they improve on it, but not with Milestone!

Graphics are pretty bad, they would be doable in 2007-2008, but we are quite a few years past that. The game literally has no graphic settings apart from V-Sync, FXAA and resolution and there are very few settings outside of that as well. To make matters worse this game is performing like absolute crap and is capped at 30FPS.
I also had borders on my 1680x1050 resolution, I mean, seriously? I can understand it in videos because of the way they are rendered but i was having those borders in the actual game itself.

The menus look rather cheap and with me the background videos werent playing properly. Could be my graphics card, but still, the first time I actually had issues with videos not playing properly.

And then we get to setting up a driver. I don't know what they are thinking over at Milestone but it is very common to have a last name of more than 9 letters. It's sad that in 2013, game devs(only Milestone, apparently) are still not adapting to longer text boxes. Seriously, even old games had text boxes to 16 characters, but not with Milestone! This small thing just shows the abysmal quality of the game engine.

Driving physics are doable and there is enough in terms of setup.

Sounds is bad, but better than the average game. I don't know what they did with the Co-Driver, though, but I wouldn't call it good.

The stages seem okay, although I seem to be getting a lot of the same parts. It seems like they have just reused the same parts over and over again.

The pacenotes are pretty bad and are hardly ever correct, I've come across so many errors and inconsistencies in the pacenotes that there is very little point in actually listening to them.

And if you are thinking of making an error and rolling down a cliff, something that is always a danger in real world WRC, don't worry, the game will reset you before you're actually falling down!

This game is pretty abbysmal and way, way behind in tech. This game is just not worth it's WRC license.
Posted: September 15
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
109 products in account
1 review
2.2 hrs on record
There are major audio problems that start at the end of almost every stage which require a restart in order to make it go away I don't think they are going to fix this since it has been known about for a long time.
Posted: August 2
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130 of 159 people (82%) found this review helpful
272 products in account
205 reviews
56.3 hrs on record
Rally is my favorite form of racing/competition and gotta say I'm very surprised how good WRC4 actually is, I played WRC3 and didnt like it much, but this is a huge improvement. The driving feel is awesome, the cars react how they should. The stages are simply amazing, they can be difficult and tight but that's what I love of rally racing. Multiplayer is great fun, I can only hope it keeps a good healthy community.

Comparing this to Codemasters rally titles:

Handling: WRC 4
Stages: WRC 4
Sound: DiRT 2/3
Graphics: DiRT 2/3

Codemasters take the sound and graphics department by far but gameplay is definitely better in WRC 4. I'm happy the official WRC titles made it to steam, totally worth the day 1 purchase.
Posted: October 25, 2013
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