Hit the dirt in Colin McRae Rally - the classic off-road racing experience.
User reviews: Mostly Negative (466 reviews)
Release Date: Jul 30, 2014

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Hit the dirt in Colin McRae Rally - the classic off-road racing experience

Colin McRae Rally features the car and track list from last year’s top selling mobile title and features THIRTY amazing rally stages in three environments taken from the PlayStation classic Colin McRae 2.0. for this PC and Mac edition. With a combined distance of over 130km, go flat out through the dirt and the dust of the Australian outback, take on dramatic climbs through the mountains of Greece and get sideways on the tight and twisty roads of Corsica.

THE CARS
Get behind the wheel of four legendary rally cars, the Subaru Impreza, Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI, Lancia Stratos and Colin McRae’s Ford Focus. Pace notes read by professional rally co-driver Nicky Grist help you fully commit through each and every stage.

THE CONTROL
Feel the thrill of putting pedal to metal across different surface types and blast through beautiful, challenging environments. Race with a range of pads, including Xbox 360 and PS3 controllers.

THE CHALLENGE
Take on different game modes including quick races, full rallies and Championships, post your best time to the leaderboards and unlock achievements.

COLIN MCRAE RALLY – THE CLASSIC RALLY EXPERIENCE RACES ONTO PC AND MAC

System Requirements

Windows
Mac OS X
    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 1.6 GHz or AMD Equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia 6800 or ATI X1300 or Intel HD3000
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Sound Device
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista 64 bit, Windows 7 64 bit or Windows 8 64 bit
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4 or AMD Equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia GTS240 or AMD HD5570 or Intel HD5200
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: Direct X compatible soundcard
    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6.8
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.0
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon X1600 256Mb
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.8.5
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.4
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Nvidia Geforce GT120
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
30 of 40 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 4, 2014
Didn't read the name correctly and thought I was going to buy the original Colin McRea Rally. I now have cancer.
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27 of 38 people (71%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
How did this even get on steam.

Codemasters let everyone down again!

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY I GOT THIS GAME FOR £2 AND STILL FEEL I WASTED IT!
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14 of 15 people (93%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31, 2014
[UPDATE]
I've reverted to a No. Don't buy this game. It's clear the game has seen little to no effort put into it by Codemasters, and there are just too many games better than this to waste your time with it. Even once I'd adjusted the setup of controls to make it more playable, I found I just coudn't be bothered. It's uninspiring and dull, and the menus are about as slick as a car stuck in mud.
Play one of the Dirt series or even Xpand Rally before this. Don't give Codemasters the idea that their ports of mobile titles are acceptable.
New score: 3, and game deleted, even if it doesn't take up much space.

[original review]
I've gone for a tentative Yes here, despite me kind of only half liking it. If you buy it and try it, you're getting a useful insight into mobile gaming ported to PC. You're also getting one of a few sparse rally games available for PC these days, and for that, it does hold some value. Just make sure you buy it cheap!
I had already bought this on Android and it didn't last long before I deleted it. In hindsight I do wonder if I'd merely missed a config screen allowing you to adjust sensitivity, and in the case of PC, dead zone too. For my first couple of goes on PC, it was horrible with a 50% deadzone meter and maximum sensitivity. The car would barely turn for most of the stick's travel, then suddeny lurch, makign it twitchy an unresponsive at the same time. Wholly unpleasant. However, step the deadzone down to a few notches off minimum, and reduce the sensitivity to about 35% and it's a different animal; it feels to control much better.
There are still issues mind... such as the controller being useless in some menu screens so that you can't actually select the Proceed button; or when up becomes down and vice versa.
Once or twice too when driving what appeared to be a rock and incident free stretch of track, the car would flip like it'd hit a big rock, causing confusion and delay as you roll the car and often end up facing the wrong way.
If I was to rate this game out of 10, I'd go for a 6. Which kind of puts it just above average and worth a go. Though I cannot stress enough: ONLY IF IT IS CHEAP.
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18 of 25 people (72%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
I don't seem to understand why codemasters advertised this game as a HD remake of the CMR 2.0 as it clearly is NOT a remake of it, it's a mobile port

and why say that "based on the 90%-metacritic game" when this is based on the mobile CMR which has a metacritic score of under 70%

I don't know, but if you are planning to buy this game, which i highly doubt, I recommend you to really think twice, because the chances are, you are going to regret your purchase...
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9 of 10 people (90%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
Codemasters must be either running out of cash or just be plain stupid to remake this game. Sure, if they hadn't lazed out and just strapped on some "better" looking textures and cleaned up the audio I could have digged it. But this? No, just no! If you're gonna remake a classic game in this day of age, at least make sure to give it proper controls! It can be played with a 360 gamepad, with DIGITAL input only! That's just so stupid I have no nice words for it. Stay FAR AWAY from this even if it should be on sale, especially if you as me grew up playing the Colin McRae series of games, you'll just end up being sad and frustrated over this piece of garbage!
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2014
Totally doesn't look like the original game. Expected just cosmetic changes like HD-textures, maybe some improvements, but NOT A CUT FROM THE ORIGINAL GAME. Also Unity/10
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2014
Where to start with this? First of all, despite all the buzzwords you are fed about it being a "HD Reboot" and "Based on Colin McRae Rally 2.0", DO NOT BE FOOLED. It is not the original, nor is it 2.0. It is simply a port of the mobile version, generously referred to as a "Reboot".

Expect: Bare-bones graphics, dismal damage engine that is somehow worse than the orignal CMR on PS1, forward-facing sprites, indestructible shrubbery (Robert the Shrubber would be proud), a draw distance that gives the impression that somebody is physically drawing the terrain slowly with a blunt pencil, handling that makes you think that you are in fact driving on retextured damp tarmac, A bad taste in your mouth as the money leaves your account, Nicky Grist.

DO NOT EXPECT: Fun, a wide variety of cars/locales (FOUR, that's right FOUR cars and FOUR countries...), HD Graphics, a game worthy of the name, a feeling of accomplishment, willingness to continue playing past ten minutes.

Do not treat this title as a true PC release, as the description and media samples on the store page try so hard to portray, but as what it is; a port of a mobile game that wasn't even that spectacular as a mobile game. Save your money, or not. It's your funeral. Personally I'd rather just dig through my decades-old CDs and try to make the originals work - it's much less irritating, and you haven't actually lost any money.

AVOID.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2014
this is not the same game ,this is ♥♥♥♥ ,♥♥♥♥ ,♥♥♥♥....people dont buy this ♥♥♥♥,no normal menu, no nothing what was in old colin mcrae rally
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
Port of an iOS game, not the awesome original that was on the Playstation. Avoid.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
Only after purchasing this game did i find out it is actually a "mobile version". I had the original on disc and as a casual driving game it was enjoyable and would have been worth the £3 outlay. As a mobile "cutdown" version it isn't worth the effort or cash as i have to set up all the controls everytime i want to play it as it doesn't retain your settings. If i had of known beforehand i wouldn't have bought it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 6, 2014
-Even a perfectly lined up jump will usually result in more rolls than a bakery
-Menu interface is clunky when used with a gamepad
-When you unpause, the game remains frozen until you press a button/key (wtf)
-The hills are alive with the sound of air horns (it's pretty much the only aural presence of the spectators and you will be reminded of that roughly once every 3 seconds)

Why anyone is porting mobile games to PC is beyond me.

My $3.50 would have been better spent on an iced coffee.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 28, 2014
Just cannot get it to work correctly with G25 wheel. Even at 2.99 not worth the money as its unusable
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7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
4.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2014
Colin McRae Rally (2014) would have been a somewhat acceptable rally game in 1996. Graphics might have been decent in early 2000s. Sadly it came out in 2014, meaning that it is not somewhat acceptable nor decent.

This is NOT a remake of original Colin McRae Rally, no matter what the game's store page implies. Instead it is a mobile game by the same name ported to PC. It looks like a mobile game, it sounds like a mobile game, it definitely feels like a mobile game, and it has the complexity and realism of a mobile game. So it is a mobile game. And not a very good one either.

I especially "like" how the game engine has trouble handling jumps. Weird things often happen when your car becomes airborne. Like your car attempting to do an aileron roll for no apparent reason, or being stopped by an invisible obstacle when landing. Though I would say that the game engine has trouble not just with jumps, but with pretty much everything related to driving. Controls are unresponsive and most of the time playing feels like you are driving a brick around. A somewhat weirdly behaving brick.

And I absolutely "love" the fact that most of the objects you see on the road are completely static, which means that either they are sprites and you go through them without any physical reaction from either the car or the object, or they seem to weigh couple of metric tons regardless of size or material, stopping the car instantly. That is so 1990s. I guess you could call that retro.

Also the amount of content is minimal with just few different rallies, and there is no replay value at all. Really.

Very much NOT recommended.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2014
Colin McRae 2.0 was a great game, this one is not good at all, too few maps, too few cars, no car settings, no UK traks. It is not worth any money at all. Stupid game.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
Don't buy this. It is so buggy and is a real shame. Waste of money. Stick to the classics or other racing games. It is a much less than average remaster of a classic game. Real dud. 3/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2014
DO NOT BUY THIS ♥♥♥♥ !!!

Absolute garbage !! do not buy this p.o.s i don't even know why it carries the name Colin McRae it has NOTHING to do with original series.
Colin Mcrae Rally 2.0 was one of my favorite racing games so i was excited to have this new version .... until i played it.
Lets put it in simple words , if you're a fan of old CMR do not buy this !! this doesn't have any of the features that made those games great , driving physics , customization , feeling of speed , great tracks , lots of cars , dynamic and challenging , you name it it's all gone , complete waste of money it really seems like a bad joke rather than a game.
This isn't CMR remake , it's rubbish mobile port with crappy mobile phone type of UI and a car that seems to be movig but it feels like a wagon with coal rather than a racing car , graphics is worse than original , 4 cars and ............ and that's it really because i could not suffer this ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ longer than 10 minutes.
Codemasters should be ashamed to release this garbage , it's going to make me seriously consider bying any of their games in the future. 0/10 !!


P.S The best part of this game will be deleting it
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 10, 2014
♥♥♥♥ GAME
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2014
This peice of ♥♥♥♥ doesn't even play on a PC at all. What a ♥♥♥♥ing rip-off! Stay away from this.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2014
Oh nooooo!
This is awful and not like the Colin McRae rally I remembmber. 7 dollars wasted.
I am a new customer to Steam (less than 1 week) and am so shocked that Steam play tricks like this on people. I am also stupid as I did not read the full description about this being from a mobile game and nothing to do with the real Colin McRae pc games, but that is the last thing I expected to find. Now I know more about the deviousness of Steam! :(
Well, the game sucks big time. The physics are garbage, there are hardly any cars and only a few tracks. There is no realism in the driving. The main menu screen looks and acts horrendous, with a weird scrolling system - I thought I had the screen resolution wrong at first, but no...that's how it is.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 5, 2014
Lehet, hogy táblagépen ez egy jó játék, de számítógépen még az eredeti CMR 2.0 előtt is csak egy sajtó és a játékosközönség által jogosan ostorozott szemét lett volna. Mi a probléma?

- nincs fizika
- az ugratások közben teljesen kiszámíthatatlnul, abnormálisan viselkedik az autó
- kevés a pálya, de azt folyamatosan ismételgeti
- kevés az autó
- nincs tapadás, viszont csúsztatni sem lehet az autót normálisan

Ebben a játékban maximum az lehetne jó, hogy ugyanaz a gyorsasági szakaszok vonalvezetése, csak még ezt is el tudták rontani azzal, hogy 2-3-szor olyan szélesek az utak. Persze ez táblagépen szükséges, hiszen az azon való irányítás egy kalap szar. A játék az elején annyira könnyű, hogy gyorsasági szakaszonként 1 percet is rá lehet verni a második (!) helyezettre. Mindezt egy 3,5 perces szakaszon. A végén pedig érthetetlen, hogy 2 kanyar alatt, hogyan tud 1-2 másodpercet adni. És ehhez még hozzájön, hogy akárhogy is próbáltam elrajtolni, mindig 2-2,5 másdoperc hendikeppel kezdtem minden szakaszt, ami már a vége felé nagyon idegesítő volt.

Szeritem még 3,5 eurót sem ér meg, függetlenül attól, hogy PC vagy épp táblagép a platform.
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