Hit the dirt in Colin McRae Rally - the classic off-road racing experience.
User reviews:
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Mixed (33 reviews) - 45% of the 33 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Negative (1,414 reviews) - 37% of the 1,414 user reviews for this game are positive.
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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 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
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
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Mixed (33 reviews)
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Mostly Negative (1,414 reviews)
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Flibble Wally
0.5 hrs
Posted: August 25
It's basically a mobile phone game port for PC. A very poor effort for what was advertised as a remaster of the original Colin McRae Rally games.

Ok, I kind of get the fact that they would have been developing DiRT Rally at the time of this games release, but then again, why couldn't they have just done a CMR 2.0 or 2005 port with slightly updated graphics?

As a mobile phone game, it's probably good, but as a PC game, it's a missed opportunity.

Then again, this game doesn't really matter, since DiRT Rally is awesome :D
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Smi
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 21
Nostalgia game !!! the best rally game !!!
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kennymoody
0.8 hrs
Posted: August 17
bored as hell
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Promo.INC
0.6 hrs
Posted: August 16
Product received for free
36 minutes well spent
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pcnorb
0.3 hrs
Posted: August 13
What a waste of time and money for a mobile app poorly ported to the PC...sad.
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MR.ATTACKER
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 12
Worst game ever.
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VIX | King Renly Baratheon
3.8 hrs
Posted: August 12
Product received for free
Maybe the game works well as a mobile title. I’m not a mobile gamer personally, but I can imagine firing this up on my way to work or on a long journey, and then pretty much forgetting about it. With a Metacritic score of 69 it clearly isn’t a bad game in the context of mobile gaming, but mobile gaming and PC gaming are two very different domains, and taken in a PC context this is just a lazy-♥♥♥ port.

If Colin McRae Rally HD does one thing well it’s remind us all how much we’d actually love a true, lovingly crafted remastering of the original game, one upgraded to todays visuals. With tender care and modern mechanics introduced it could be brilliant. This new release bearing the legendary name, however, is utterly uninspiring, both as a game itself and as homage to the originals.

The Good:
+ Handles okay.
+ Car models look okay.

The Bad:
– Looks bad.
– Loads of stuff missing.
– Nothing like the original.
– Badly ported.

With such a low price it’s perhaps worth a go just for the brief, shallow slice of nostalgia it provides, but the original Colin McRae Rally 2.0 still works on PC and can be bought for the same price. Get that instead.
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StonnyMc
12.6 hrs
Posted: August 10
Got it on sales a while back, whilst I understand how people felt when it came out it isn't actually a bad game and I'm having lots of fun, certainly better off playing it at 1080p on my PC rather than a mobile. For a fiver I wouldn't recommend it but for under 2 quid is defo worth it.
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Games for Jesus
0.7 hrs
Posted: August 9
this not game
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Tahirson
1.2 hrs
Posted: August 8
Good old game
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 12
Product received for free
Maybe the game works well as a mobile title. I’m not a mobile gamer personally, but I can imagine firing this up on my way to work or on a long journey, and then pretty much forgetting about it. With a Metacritic score of 69 it clearly isn’t a bad game in the context of mobile gaming, but mobile gaming and PC gaming are two very different domains, and taken in a PC context this is just a lazy-♥♥♥ port.

If Colin McRae Rally HD does one thing well it’s remind us all how much we’d actually love a true, lovingly crafted remastering of the original game, one upgraded to todays visuals. With tender care and modern mechanics introduced it could be brilliant. This new release bearing the legendary name, however, is utterly uninspiring, both as a game itself and as homage to the originals.

The Good:
+ Handles okay.
+ Car models look okay.

The Bad:
– Looks bad.
– Loads of stuff missing.
– Nothing like the original.
– Badly ported.

With such a low price it’s perhaps worth a go just for the brief, shallow slice of nostalgia it provides, but the original Colin McRae Rally 2.0 still works on PC and can be bought for the same price. Get that instead.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
What a waste of time and money for a mobile app poorly ported to the PC...sad.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Avoid at all costs, even if this is on sale. It's a cheap mobile port that doesen't belong on the Steam store.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
1,305 of 1,408 people (93%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2014
Do not buy this game, it is a port of the Mobile version of the game and it is absolutly terrible. There should be a warning stating that its the mobile version. This game is a waste of money.
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610 of 655 people (93%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2014
TLDR: half-♥♥♥♥♥ cash-in with no redeeming qualities, 1/10, do not buy, Codemasters should be ashamed.

I really don't understand how Codemasters managed to screw this one up.
Sure, they definitely indulge in milking old franchises (Worms, anyone?), but this game claims to be "based" on Colin McRae Rally 2.0. CMR 2 was/is an AMAZING game, a benchmark for rally games at its time that has aged exceptionally well. How hard could it possibly be? Take that game, port it to a modern engine, maybe nix a car or two and replace decals if you can't get hold of the same licensing deals, and you've got a great game, done!

But no...
This game manages to be so basic, so stripped down, that it barely even qualifies as a racing game, let alone something that should be mentioned in the same breath as CMR 2.

Cars: CMR 2 had over 20 different cars. This game has 4. Yes, four.

Courses: CMR 2 had 8 countries/courses. This game has 3. Yes, three... To make things worse, the Australia and Greece courses are basically the same gravel track. The Corsica Course is 100% tarmac. That's it. All races are in daylight, no rain. Compare that to CMR 2, where you had rain stages, night stages, snow courses, mud courses, hardpack and loose gravel courses, etc...

Controls/physics: Pretty much any jump will send you into a barrel roll. There's a glitch that appears pretty often where while climbing, the car will suddenly "snag" onto the track like it's a piece of fabric, and lose all momentum. Wonder how many hours has been put into playtesting...

More problems:
- The cockpit view. MY GOD. You'll have to see this one for yourself... I'm dead serious, the Sega Daytona USA arcade machines had more detailed cockpit graphics! CMR 2 for PC came out in 2000 and it had a fully detailed cockpit for each car, what the hell happened here?
- If you look at actual PC (not console) screenshots of CMR 2, this game does not look better in any regard, it actually looks worse... much worse. Much worse than a game from 2000...
- Absolutely no pre-race tuning, which was a major part of CMR 2 and was pretty much obligatory to get good times at courses. But I guess it wouldn't be neccessary in a game like this anyway, where the courses are as varied as peas in a can.
- At this point mentioning the lack of replays, additional game modes etc is pointless. This game would still be a steaming turd, with or without more content.

Multiplayer: nope.

Controller support: if you have anything more exotic than a 360 pad, you're out of luck as there are no remapping options.

Please, DON'T repeat my mistake and buy this.
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630 of 691 people (91%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
16.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2014
It's not the same.
This game is some sort of horrible ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ child of one of the all-time great rally games, and a decimated, simplified for idiots, version for iphones. Why they couldn't just release the original is beyond me.
The old menu is gone, instead you have the standard iphone menus, which are all the same. There is no way to choose your tires, or set suspension firmness or any of that, you wouldn't want to waste time on that would you?!, you want to click, and click and play! Because you're a dumbass who plays on iphones. Repairing your car is also a farce. And on top, to add the final touch, they've decided to throw out loads of stages. Why not?! Who wants to rally in the UK, or Sweden, or New Zealand anway? You also have less cars to choose from, just in case too many cars confuses you.

It's still more rally than Dirt 2, 3 and Showdown though.
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371 of 394 people (94%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2014
This is clearly a port of the Colin McRae mobile game. If you have fond memories of the Colin McRae games of the PS2/Xbox era you will not enjoy this game.
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433 of 470 people (92%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 31, 2014
CMR 2.0 was one of my favourite games, that's why I decided to buy this 'renewed version' now.

I don't know what happened, but this is not the same game anymore. The feel of speed is non existent, menus suck and are unresponsive, loader refuses to remember my graphical settings, so I have to set them every time I run the damn game...

The game itself has it's own problems. Physics giving up shockingly often (the silliest example - I jumped really high in the air and when I landed my car stopped on the ground like it hit a concrete wall), cars feel like wagons filled with coal, fixing your car between stages is dumbed down beyond belief to please the average Joe consumer from America...

3/10, for nostalgia sake :/
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293 of 313 people (94%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
tl;dr: THIS IS NOT A REMASTER OF THE ORIGINAL PC VERSION. THIS IS A PORT OF A MOBILE GAME. DO NOT BUY!

so, the game sucks in almost every aspect, here's why:

Graphic: probably the only good thing in this game. the nostalgia feeling is there, the game looks really like the old one, althought it has been rewritten in Unity. It uses most of the original assets and adds some realtime shadows, motion blur and sligthly better car models

Sound: awful. the car's sound is flat and boring. co-pilot voice has just few lines and also has bad timing causing them to be played too late or overlap each other

Tracks: 6 rallies in 3 countries (Australia, Greece, France) spanning over 12 stages each (althought some of them are reversed). the tracks come from from the original game (so they're good) but they have been slightly modified to adapt to a mobile game: moslty, the road has been widen, but also, all the surface react the same way, there's no difference between tarmac and grass.

Cars: only 4 cars. Ford Focus, Subaru Impreza '99, Lancer Evolution VI, Lancia Delta. the first tree handle the same way, while the fourth outperform each of the other in every way speed, accelleration and handling (which is completly unrealistic)

Controls: bad. since is a mobile port, the game is not designed to take analogic input, so wether you're using a keyboard or a gamepad the experience is the same. the game also supports steering wheels, mine didn't work and i found complains on the forum that the steering feels digital even with the wheel. it's also very difficult to assign buttons.

Physics: bad, very bad. you can clearly feel that the game was designed for mobile devices, the handling is very simple and braking is un-necessary. impacts are broken wheter you impact perpendicularly or just scracth something the result is the same: the car stops. it also happens to crash into invisible walls in the middle of the track or your car start to bounce around for no reason (especially the Stratos)

Damage: broken. the car get damage even if you drive safely and slowly on a tarmac road. I would not be surpirsed if in the mobile version you have to wait for the car to get repaired or pay to repair it.

Game modes: you can race on a single stage, a whole rally or a championship. the career is made of various championship, the first 6 just made of the 6 available rallies, the others mix the rallies in various ways but not the stages, so you'll have to do the same stages in the same order over and over again. the original game was similar but with different car classes and over 12 countries.

AI: one of the worst example of the rubber-band effect ever seen in a game, and it's also way too easy completly lacking any challenge.


this game it's a scam, they tried to make money on the nostalgia of the players with a very bad port of a very bad mobile game. AVOID even if it's free
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313 of 348 people (90%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 27, 2015
It's a mobile game disguised as a remake of the epic game from the early 2000s. It has none of the charm nor customisability of the original.
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