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.
User reviews: Mixed (446 reviews)
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
40 of 62 people (65%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30, 2014
I'm a huge rally fan and for me, this game ticks some boxes but is lacking in key areas.

Gameplay experience is generally good, I play in the hood view and its easy to get enjoyment from the sense of speed it creates. The car set up option is also good and fairly thorough.
The handling of the cars (I use a controller) is, although, a bit sloppy and I would've liked the kind of percision evident in games like the DiRT series.

My biggest problem and the most frustrating thing about this game is the pace notes. If you arent very familiar with rally outside the gaming world, perhaps this wouldn't seem like a big thing. The pace notes in game are HORRIFICALLY inaccurate and vague. The developers clearly gave little thought to individual stages and instead recorded all the notes and threw them in haphazardly into the rallys with little thought. Many of the corners in game tighten and are rarely mentioned, to get out of recording specific stage notes, there is a chicane (left/right or right/left) note and a very vague Turn Left/ Turn Right junction note with no specific severity of bend. Without a course map it becomes extremely difficult to successfully navigate a stage as crests and tightening corners are never mentioned and its largely left to guess work.

I could go on about the various problems with this game but the fact of the matter is if youre looking for a decent rally simulator with good gameplay, great graphics, and decent gaming experience, buy DiRT.
This game has a long way to come before it can compete.
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18 of 24 people (75%) found this review helpful
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 1, 2014
65/100

Pro:
- Official championship (teams/cars)
- Career
- No annoying unskipable career agent nor a story mode and other nonsense
- Decent enough car setup options
- Decent damage applications
- Decent voices and sounds (pace notes)

Con:
- Repetitive lazy copy&paste stages (tracks)
- Some very unrealistic tracks (Mexico) with wrong pace notes to compliment it
- Insane amount of hairpin corners and often way to tight
- Mweh physics and car handling
- Mweh graphics

I bought it @ 75% off and for that price it's an okay rally game, but just don't expect a full realistic rally sim (anno 2014 the first one still has yet to be made).

Compared to very old rally games such as the Colin McRae WRC series and even the old V-Rally this modern 2013 game has little to no improvements to show for. In Fact, the tracks in Colin McRae (10 years ago) were much better and so was the car handling and feel of realism. This rally game is an uninspired game with little to no love from the developers, it's just made for the $. Anno 2013 they could have delivered so much more then the old rally games, but amost non of that is presented here.

Overall it is still a fun race game and worth to spend at least a couple dozen hours on if you ignore the cheesy factors, hence it's still a thumbs up.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
20.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2014
Pretty decent rally racing game.

Visually good enough, sounds good too, believable tracks and car handling.
Input handling is quick and precise like is necessary as well.
Plenty of setup options for cars as well.

It's solid fun for rally and racing fans and price is not too bad either.
Just remember to disable "hand-holding" in the options as first thing.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
Still playing it, almost a year after release.

For me, the graphics look good and the sound is authentic. There's no silly challenges, just simple honest to goodness rally racing.

It's no Richard Burns Rally but it defintely picks up where the Colin Mcrae games left off. Dirt was good but went in another direction entirely. This is good fun and challenging. Along with Insane 2 (which is a bit like a quick and dirty copy of motorstorm) are are my two favourite racers.

You can pick up and play for 5 minutes or easily spend an hour or so enjoying some finger twitching rally fun.
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2014
If you're here looking for Dirt 2/3, it wont be like that. It kind of reminds me of Dirt 1. Back to the roots of what rally is all about. Graphics are a bit dated, but the game as a whole is pretty awesome. I recommend it to any rally fan!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
after playing this game for a while i do say i like this one a nice simple easy game to get in to lot of fun to play graphicly its not the beat rally game out there but i still would recomend this to all hard core rally gamers ther are a few setup options for the car and and you can damage the car in race but you can repair it at certain points in the rally also has the same feel as rally championship from the windows 95 days but a more updated version i will give this game 7/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
The game itself is somewhat challenging, but overall its very fun and addictive! Pulling nice powerslides at top revs are always great!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
35.8 hrs on record
Posted: January 20
Recommended! This game has its ups and downs, as you can find out in the forums in various discussions. All in all, it's a good game for rally enthusiasts. With a steering wheel this game is a pure joy, when you can forget the fact that this game isn't perfect. If you're looking for a true rally game, I think this is the one to pick. Yet I'm still looking forward to a simulator level perfection in a rally game.

+ true rally game instead of some other hybrids on the market
+ beautiful graphics
+ easy game to start with and challenging enough on higher levels
+ physics better than in an arcade, but not on the level of a simulator
+ hot seat game up to 4 people with friends

- steering wheel support could be better
- barely any FFB
- pedal adjustments are pretty horrible yet you get used to it
- very few people in multiplayer due to its bugs
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 15, 2014
If you like 1st person racer's , this worth looking at , not Dirt 3 but if you can get it on sale
do so!!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
30.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
I thought I was going to be very disappointed with this game when I first ran it but how wrong could I have been. It is simply a blast to play. Graphics are excellent. Cars drive really well. I did have to load a MOD to improve the feedback a little bit from the standard default settings to give the wheel a bit more feeling. The only draw back I can see at the moment is that there is no online game play - or I have yet to find it? Such an improvement on WRC which failed for me in all aspects of game play, graphics and wheel support. Give it a 8 out of 10 overall.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
20.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 25, 2014
Love it. Reminds me of the days that i played Colin McRae Rally :-) Graphics could have been better, but not on my grahic card. I were worried that my r7 240 card wouldn't handle it. Grahips could been lots better, but the most important part is that it runs smothly, and the draw distance is good:-) (A tad bad graphics usually don't ruin games for me, but bad draw distance does).

Tracks are windy and challenging, and it feels like i'm driving a rally car. And unlike wrc world rally championship, this game got more realistic stages, and this game seams more realistic thanks to good draw distance :-)
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
23.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 19, 2014
If you are a rally fan, I would recommend this game. The graphics are great, the gameplay is great, and the simulation of a real rally is great.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 22
NOTE : My play time on this game is around 100hours, but i play offline, which steam does not count, hence the low 'time playing'.

I will recommend this game, HOWEVER:
There are several things very much worth taking into account if you do want to buy it.

1. The co-driver is terrible. Is often quite inconsistent with the labelling (i.e a left 3 can be several different angles and speeds even though all of them are in the same stage)
He will mention stuff thats irrelevant, one corner saying 'past trees' whe the tree in question is on top of an 8 foot wall, which you should also avoid but is NOT mentioned.
He NEVER says anything about camber which is a little odd, he will call jumps bumps, bumps jumps and jumps as crests, with no real consistency between any of the three, and will often not mention bumps and crests that can end up with race destroying crashes.
He appears to have very little idea what opens or tightens means, and will say them when not needed, and not say when he really really should have done.
Rolling the car on corners that should be 'Don't cut' is quite common place, and i'm pretty sure (i've checked it twice) there is a Hairpin labelled left when its right.
This can get insanely annoying after a while, when it is well known good rallying is all about good pace notes.
Basically he is quite inconsistent, and you will find youself simply learning the courses by doing them, and having your own pace notes in your head for the ones he doesn't mention.
There are no also no options for altering him other than timing and volume.

2.The number of tracks mentioned is somewhat of a false hood, there seems to be around 3 stages for each country, that get 'combined together' into different tracks, (so the first half of one track is the last part, ot the middlle of another), and just having the reverse stage as another track (so driving the same course backwards). While the 'weather' changes, it is just a difference of colour, not sunny to raining, just midday to evening and only seems to affect lighting comditions.

3. Someone else has said this aswell, this is a hairpin fest like no other, I beleive there are 2 maybe 3 courses. where the car gets to really high speeds, aside from those you will never see 5 or 6th gear. Every single course has a bucket of hairpins, and very few fast sections even in Germany, Finland, Australia and Sweden, which are kind of renowned for being very high speed events.

Aside from these points the game handles quite alot better than other WRC games, the car physics are very good and you can feel the road and behaviour of the car quite nicely.
Basically this game plays quite nicley but has some not major but very irritating flaws.


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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
WRC 4 FIA Hairpin Rally Championship

4,5/5
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 20, 2014
A couple bugs that need to be fixed, but other that this is a pretty solid racing game. Very similar to Dirt 3. 7.5/10
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
3.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 11, 2014
Generally an all round fun game. I like that you can launch it and get into driving quickly if you only want to do one quick stage.

The physics seem solid and it is a decent looking game though is no DIRT. Could really use some higher resolution textures to bring it up to more of a PC standard than last generation console. I may just be missing something as I can't see any options for graphics other than the basic ones in the launcher.

The level design seems to be quite good from what I've played so far though the water you drive through (small puddles) isn't particularly great. Perhaps on some stages there is actually some depth to the water?

Career mode seems to be well designed so far and the damage management and range of car setup options add a lot to the game. You can really customize the car to precisely how you want it to feel while driving.

Overall, this is one of the best rally games I have played and is thoroughly enjoyable. 9/10 would recommend.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
7.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2014
I strongly do not reccomend this game because I have every problem ever with this game. I contacted the developers about these problems, and they did help, so the devs aren't bad. The game they made is bad, becuase the sound breaks after every round, the loading screens don't end, and there isn't much steering wheel support. All of this happened to me, so others may not get these problems, but some things like the sound breaking, I know others have too. The rally aspect, and the game itself when you actually get to play is fun! There is a career mode and different cars, stages, decent areas and everything a rally game like this will ever need. But there isnt much playing, more just restarting the game, on hopes it will work next time.
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5 of 9 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2014
DON'T BUY THIS GAME

after 10 minutes i threw up can't change the FOV
on the stage i played (portugal? all dirt) it fellt like driving on tarmac

playing with the logitech g27 steering wheel
-cant assign gears to gear stick
-can't change pedal deadzone (had to be full throtle all the time)
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6 of 11 people (55%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
Great rally game, up with the likes of dirt and Richard Burns Rally.
8/10
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 29, 2014
graphic 4 / 10 - lagging behind about 10 years
sound 2 / 10 - awful and crashes often
gameplay 5 / 10 - arcade
story depth 3 / 10 - boring

Rally Championship 2000 was quite better... 15 years ago ?
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