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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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$29.99

About the Game

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
73 of 103 people (71%) found this review helpful
697 products in account
3 reviews
7.7 hrs on record
If feels like somehow a few developers who learned to code from YouTube coding lessons managed to cut and paste their way into something that resembles a game. I’ve tried to like this game for 3 months but its been a horrible experience overall. This is a mediocre game at best. Further, they insist on degrading the user experience further by forcing secondary logins & game registrations. You have to create an account with them, verify you are who you say you are, and all that junk. This stuff never works right and is especially true with this game. Oh, and get this, you must use a gmail account for registration. What?? I have gmail but still what kind of flaky spaghetti code are they writing that can only handle registrations from gmail? None of this has anything to do with the game either its just some kind of old school foolishness. They don’t even maintain multiplayer game servers (see below) which would at least be a valid excuse for this account registration nonsense. Aside from registering the game and perhaps being forced to do so multiple times because they have an inadequate registration system that forgets who you are and loses all of your game info you’ll have an even more difficult time trying to do anything that requires hitting their servers like saving race results and getting anything to do with multiplayer to work. Even the achievements seem straight up bugged presumably because their own system doesn't remember who you are and refuses to pass on the achievement information to Steam. Even the most mundane of achievements are hit or miss to ever get to pop. Some basic achievement as simple as opening the car repair menu may never pop and likely a more significant one like a well earned victory achievement will never be realized. Achievements are not that big of a deal but if you’re going to advertise them as a feature then you know what? They better work.

All this developer imposed nonsense aside, the game itself is average for a 10 year old racing game. The graphics are lackluster but passable. On the highest settings performance is almost decent BUT it looks so dated. The controls are fine using an XBOX wireless wheel or just a regular XBOX wireless game pad. What is an issue, however, is once you do any remapping of controls the game menus do not properly represent your remappings. It uses the default prompts in the game even after you change the mappings. It’s also really easy to get stuck in the simplest of menus and the prompts just don’t make sense sometimes. Come on, at least get the MENU system right. Then it’ll read something along the lines of press A for OK, B for Accept, etc. So you have multiple options that would appear to do the same thing, but of course they don’t and good luck trying to figure out what the devs were thinking with that. You can’t tell half of the time if you’re continuing to the next level or about to forfeit a race. Once in a while a button just stops working in the menus. You might have to abandon a race if, for example, you’re on the race stage info menu but the right dpad stops working so you cant navigate back to start the race or tune and repair your car. No other key or button will help either and you’re only choice is to quit which hurts your overall standings which in turn hurts your ability to advance in the campaign. Magically the button starts working again once you've done exactly the opposite of what you wanted to do. Sometimes the sound cuts out entirely. Not just the car sounds, but everything in the game including music, the crowd, etc. Silence. Then it’ll suddenly start working again 30 seconds later. These things have been complained about on the forums for months to no avail.

I’ve never been able to start a multiplayer game. The system insists I need to create an account and verify it which has been done. I did it when I first started playing in November 2013 and have done it again since. Doesn't matter I don’t exist apparently. None of my race results get uploaded and after every single stage of a single player race I face “an error occurred during upload” message.

Support doesn't seem to exist. They haven’t replied to any emails, facebook, or in the Steam forums. In fact I think some of my posts were wiped away instead of being replied to. The attitude feels like, “thanks for the cash, now leave us alone.” Also I’d take whatever they put on the store page with a grain of salt. “78 courses in 13 different countries,” they say? Well maybe if you count that ½ are just reversed courses or slight variations on the other courses. There are nowhere near 78 ORIGINAL courses. Also from the store page, “Online multiplayer mode for up to 16 people” but this is from their own readme: “ARC 4 FIA World Rally Championship has no dedicated servers for multiplayer.” Huh? So it’s peer to peer? How do you even establish a peer to peer connection if you can’t even start multiplayer mode at all?

There are plenty of great racing games out there with a lower price tag. This game is a bit specialized but not terribly so that its a must have. I guess I could go on about how much I don’t like this game but if you made it this far there is no sense in beating a dead horse. Even though I got it at a big discount I don’t think I’d buy it for $1 if I knew then what I know now. Since it will be in my Steam library for eternity I guess I’ll just rage play it whenever I’m debating buying another game that I’m on the fence about to remind me to stop buying terrible games.
Posted: January 28th, 2014
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
3 products in account
1 review
15.8 hrs on record
Graphics arent very good
I use a steering wheel and the force feedback is all wrong
You cant change controls while racing. So if you need to and your in career you either have to wait until the end or throw away the race and then you cant recomplete it
If you just bump a fence or something like that it pulls the whole car around
All the stages within a rally look exactly the same. If you go stage 1 and then stage 2 you will find that they have the same corners which makes for really boring gameplay
I love the WRC but they deffiently should get someone of better quality to make their game
Ive played online free to play games that are better quality then this
Posted: February 14th, 2014
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
139 products in account
3 reviews
55.8 hrs on record
I would only recommend this game to people who are fans of the WRC, because let's face it, it's the latest and only official product we have in the gaming market right now based on the 2013 season.

However, if I wasn't an avid fan of the WRC, I would avoid this game like the plague. The physics are almost wooden, the visuals fall way short of what a game of this age should live up to, the track design is boring, and on many stages the devs have just receycled a lot of the road sections because of the circuit (lazy) design of each event, the sounds are horrid and contained, and the whole experience is just flat.

The career mode has been improved, and it's the mode I have played the most. However, if you're looking for longevity then the multiplayer won't give you much of that, because it's likely to not even work for a lot of people. You can create an account for it, but after a week, the chances are that the game will tell you that you don't have an account any more, and that you'll have to create a new one.

I've created a new account 5 times now, and I got hit with the same message this morning, so no more for me.

Terrible effort of a game. It may have been an acceptable effort in 2008, but not late 2013.
Posted: March 11th, 2014
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
339 products in account
37 reviews
2.4 hrs on record
WRC 4 FIA World Rally Championship manages to take my favorite racing discipline and make it boring. WOW.

Cons:
►Dated graphics. It looks like they made poor use of a free/open source graphics engine such like Ogre3D. The skyboxes in particular look HORRIBLE. At the start of each race I see white particles floating around that look like snow. Weird.
►The game is WAY too easy. I did 2 rallies and didn't lose one stage. I was always some 20 seconds ahead. Boring.
►Co driver has a droning like quality that does not instill excitement.
►Physics are too forgiving which makes the game even easier and more boring.
►No car selection to start. The beginner car is not very interesting.
►Boring music.
►Boring menus.

Pros:
I can't think of one area where the game really shines. Honestly Colin McRae Rally 2.0 for the Gameboy Advance is funner than this. XD
Posted: June 22nd, 2014
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
21 products in account
2 reviews
13.8 hrs on record
Please do not buy this game, If you respect yourself do not buy it, I can't even begin to list how many flaws it has, it is without a doubt a disgrace to the WRC and to Rallying in general, even if it was free this game would be expensive, at $40 it is an insult, it has sucked since WRC 2010 and it still does, please WRC, give the license to somene else.
Posted: February 1st, 2014
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116 of 130 people (89%) found this review helpful
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202 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 25th, 2013
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