New and immediate gameplay: It’s fast, it’s easy to play, it’s a new way to step intro WRC world : race against 3other opponents on the same special stage. They can be driven by AI or your friends in multiplayer mode ! Enjoy new car handling.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (78 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 7, 2014
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New and immediate gameplay: It’s fast, it’s easy to play, it’s a new way to step intro WRC world : race against 3other opponents on the same special stage. They can be driven by AI or your friends in multiplayer mode ! Enjoy new car handling. Accelerating, braking or using the handbrake in a new and smooth way: driving fast, drifting or jumping has never been so easy! Choose also your favorite settings: by default race against ghost car without or switching on the option, with collisions and surprising power ups on track… these could make the difference for your final win!

WRC license: WRC Powerslide is a licensed product, thus just choose your favorite driver and car within the official rosters of WRC Class, Class 2 and Class 3.Race after race depending on the results, you will unlock cars, medals and tracks for proving to be the fastest driver in the world ! From legendary Montecarlo to difficult Sardinia, how much fast can you drive?

Multiplayer: Powerslide grants cheerful fun for all players willing to challenge everyone all over the world! Race against your friends, slow down them with a Cloud of Dust bonus and win the race: you can earn points for the Player Rank- ing Leaderboard and become the best driver of all the world! But please, give your friends a rematch…

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows®XP™ SP2, Windows®Vista™, Windows®7, Windows®8
    • Processor: Intel™ 2.4Ghz or similar
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® Geforce 8800 GT, AMD® Radeon™ HD 3870 or higher (it must be able to manage Pixel Shader 3.0) with at least 512MB of display memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows®XP™ SP2, Windows®Vista™, Windows®7, Windows®8
    • Processor: Intel™ Core 2 Duo / AMD™ Athlon 64 X2 or higher
    • Memory: 3 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce™ 9000 series or higher, AMD® Radeon™ HD4000 series or higher (it must be able to manage Pixel Shader 3.0) with at least 1GB of display memory
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 6 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
6.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
The game is quite buggy, there are graphical glitches, mainly the displaying of water and smoke. The car is sometimes prone to jumping 25 feet into the air for no reason. Other reviews report system crashing and dodgy multiplayer, considering Steams, ’ you bought it tough luck policy’ you may be taking a risk buying a game that won’t even run for you. Saying that I have found multiplayer to work if you don’t mind restarting a few times, and in single player I have never had the computer freeze.

It’s actually a fun game with many annoying features that will leave you shouting at your screen. The power-ups are a great idea but unfairly implemented, why don’t the computer players get affected by your power-ups but all the comps ones are always aimed at you? The AI is also very basic, the comp with try and drive through you and constantly ram you if you are on their line. They can also spin you around really easily but you can’t do this back as they are stuck to the road like rocks. You have to race every track three times in a row as 3 different classes to proceed through the game which makes the game quite boring at times.

You get damaged but there is no damage meter of any kind and damage doesn’t seem to affect anything, you earn xp on multiplayer but this seems to disappear and doesn’t actually mean anything. Whenever I’ve played multiplayer the game lobby has no other players apart from me and who I’m playing so don’t expect to play any multiplayer with strangers.

The graphics are quite good but no amazing, the menus are spot on and some of the track graphics look really cool but then you’ll come up to some water that looks like 8bit graphics. The cars are also to a lower standard to the track which does stand out.

If you have £3.49 to waste on a game you’ll play for a couple of hours then it’s probably worth it. It does have the feel of a game you’d get free on a mobile phone really.

Brilliant idea, badly made and not properly tested.
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7 of 13 people (54%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 7
+ The isometric camera gives a good overview
+ Powerups (even if they are lame)
+ Pick up and play arcade racing

- Requires friends/people to show its true potential; AI doesn't do it justice
- Unlocking stages isn't fun or rewarding and takes too long
- You play in the same type of levels way too often; needs more variety much sooner to keep it interesting

Tip: play Blur instead (if you can still get your hands on it)

[Rating: 65/100]
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Multiplayer still does not work, this has been a problem since release. You can create an account, and it will work, a few days later it will give an error about invalid nickname, and you have to create a new account, with a different name. If you use the same nickname it will tell you the accoutn already exists. So to play multiplayer you have to go through this all the time. Avoid if multiplayer is your thing.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 15
great fun if you can rember supercars 2 etc youll love this
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 15
One of the worst games I have ever played. The physics are 100% unrealistc, you cant choose to have just the collision on and not the powerups making the game unrealistic and boring. The view is ok but adding in some first person stuff would have been helpful to have fun. The graphics are also pretty terrible.

The game may look good from the screenshots but it really does suck. DO NOT BUY, I was cheated out of my money by a falsely advertised game. People said this was realistic but no it's not its basically a stupid arcade game that even for an arcade game was POORLY designed.

I REPEAT DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

If you want a decent rally game buy Xpand Rally!
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3.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Rally the only kind of racing worth watching. Fun game but with the down being that its nothing like other WRC games as this is geared towards casual gamers and not die hard fans of WRC style racing. Mostly because it has things like power ups and other kart style game play staples. That said its still a blast to play and you can turn off the kart racing crap.
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62 of 73 people (85%) found this review helpful
18.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
Love the graphics, love the cars, love the normally-realistic-yet-sometimes-crazy physics, love how the game is perfectly playable with a keyboard, love the simple and precise menus, love the multiplayer... can't wait for it to populate. Single player races are great but online experience is fantastic!

9.5/would purchase again.

EDIT n. 1. After one week, more than 15 hours spent in-game and many, many, MANY wrecked cars later I still find this game funny as hell. Yet, I have to admit it's not perfect. First of all, the medal-system is quite bad designed; the only thing that's important (to unblock new cars and tracks) is getting the gold medal, whilst arriving in second, third or last place makes absolutely no difference for the player: you just lose in all three cases. Then, the multiplayer system broke down after 12 hours since the game had been published so I could not see it getting populated (I could not see it at all, since it's impossible to enter it).

8.5/10 would still purchase again.

EDIT n. 2. Physics are totally f*cked, audio is dead, one achievement acts like it's broken, developers totally ignore everything and everyone, everywhere. What a waste.

7/10 good game but with lots of flaws (also devs are bad and they should feel bad)
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29 of 35 people (83%) found this review helpful
23.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Well...I can see different comments on this game. Some say it's brilliant while the others think it's stupid.

The truth is, all of them are right. The game is simple but of great fun. Unlike any other games from Milestone, This game is VERY Exciting. Milestone definately found a right path to catch up the pace of Codemasters Racing. I would like to say that the graphics and physics of this game are even too much for an arcade racing game. And you can even choose the gamemode to fit your own appetite. So it's a brilliant game.

However, there actually are some terrible ideas in this game. For example, the typical-Milestone-s&%tdesigned interface and Online games which only works fine in some specific regions. I won't list power-ups in this category because IT'S A GAME. IT'S BORN TO BE FUN. So if you are some kind of SERIOUS RACER, JUST GO AWAY. it's not a good game for you.

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26 of 34 people (76%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
WRC Powerslide is a decent arcade style game that is a nice change from the normal more simulation type rally games. It can be enjoyed by people who want more of an arcade type game with power up and people who want more realistic gameplay by disabling power ups.

Pros:

Heaps of variety with stages and locations.
Heaps of unlockable cars (3 different classes) all with tons of different liveries and and a range of manufactures.
Decently long single player.
Surprisingly good damage system (Cosmetic Only) I wasn't expecting any damage system.
Stages are a decent length. The ones I've played have been at least 3 mins.
Stages and cars look great and are done to a high standard.

Cons:

Disabling power ups also disables collisions (with other cars).
Car sounds aren't the best (they may sound better with the better cars. I haven't unlocked many yet)
Haven't been able to try multiplayer yet (game only came out Today)
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 11
I felt in love with this game when I saw the trailer. I bought it ... best decision ever. Do you like fast-paced / arcade style racing games? Well this one is for you! Can't wait to try it with friends ^_^. There are few racing titles that got my atention like WRC Powerslide and they are as follows: Blur, Trackmania series, Dirt 3 and NFS HP. If you enjoyed them as well, I strongly recommend you try WRC Powerslide. See you on the track!
Race on! 10/10 (for being arcade/ and somehow old-school).
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
8.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
This is a really great game. The power-ups are not the total annoying hindrance I thought they'd be and add a nice bit of fun to the action. The detail on the car models is real real nice and the game looks amazing and runs nice and smooth. The Xbox 360 controller worked straight away with no need for configuration. Multiplayer has worked with no issues so far also.

*almost forgot to mention the totally excellent heavy metal soundtrack...some real excellent guitar work on there...great stuff...really glad I bought this game.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Quite fun game,harder than it looks even though I seem to be able to drive right thrugh other cars.Not sure if this is a game or PC problem,but doesn't happen on anything else I play
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
This game is amazing and fun, really fast-paced, and long gameplay to get to the end. Not like 1 day and you're done. This game is really worth the price.
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39 of 75 people (52%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
If you want to play an amazing arcade racing game - this one is for you.

Graphics: 7/10
It isn't 10/10 cause simply the graphic is from a XBLA title - so nothing fancy. It does look ok and you will probably like the style and the camera.

Gameplay: 8/10
Fast,arcady,fun. You can explain this game in those 3 words. You have powerups and car destruction so it is quite nice to beat your buddy in multiplayer.

Audio: 7/10
I do like to hear better sounds from the cars and the music is a bit annoying,but well it is a XBLA game so I can't complain that much.

Overall: 7.5/10
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22 of 42 people (52%) found this review helpful
3.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 7
This is absolutely brilliant! I recommend this to anyone who enjoys simple, arcade-type racing! I love it :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
The game is good, arcade style, play for fun. The graphics are nice, but I did not like the sfx audio. They could improve the vehicles's sounds.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
I would love to recommend this game. The core gameplay - driving, drifting - is very fun, even addictive. The game looks nice despite not being that detailed, and the controls are simple and solid enough. The main problem with this game is that the AI is a combination of being inconsistent and unfair. The three other cars tend to always stick in a tightly packed group, so you are usually either overtaking them all, or they're all overtaking you. This isn't the case all the time, but the mario kart-style 'power-ups' do not integrate smoothly enough, and AI use of the power-ups can be very frustrating. This game penalizes you for driving out front, yes, that's right, for being in first place. The lighting 'power-up' is just too overwhelming compared to the other power-ups, so that when you're in first place, getting hit by the lighting will often result not just in the pack closing in, but the other three cars all overtaking you at the same time. It's really annoying to know you are out-driving the competition, only to land in 4th place with 5% of a race to go because of the lighting. There's no way to defend against it that I know of. Also, my multiplayer has not worked since buying the game -- says my login is invalid even though it validates at startup successfully. I also have to complain about the sound. This game has nice engine and drift sounds, but only ONE single butt-rock background track as far as I have played. Finally, there is no 'free drive' mode, so you're relegated to the campaign, which would be fine except that the first three tracks are snow tracks. It's a bit annoying that you have to play through at least two of these (maybe three?) and win just to unlock a non-snow track. If the devs patched the AI, fixed multiplayer, and did something about the lightning, I'd give this game an 8/10 barring any unexpected issues with the multiplayer, but for now it's a 5/10.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
ENG:

Really entertaining and addictive little racing game. Too bad, Finnish rally is missing out, but referral! : 3

FIN:

Todella viihdyttävä ja koukuttava pikku ralli peli. Harmi että, suomi ralli puuttuu joukosta, mutta suositteluni! :3
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
14.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 8
Advantages:
+ Many licenced cars and crews
+ Great physics
+ Above avarage graphics and effects
+ Long and funny tracks
+ Low price

Disadvantages:
- No LAN or splitscreen multiplayer

My rating: 9/10
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Brilliant game. Simplistic but very tight controls, nice graphics, arcade but not entirely over the top unrealistic. The perfect mix that make some games so special and so much fun. This was one of the best purchases for me in the last 12 months! Thanksfully, the power-ups can be disabled in the menus.

Overall highly recommended IF you don't expect a realistic rally racer and/or other perspectives (it is a isometric/top down racer).
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