Hit the dirt in Colin McRae Rally - the classic off-road racing experience.
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Mixed (119 reviews) - 47% of the 119 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mostly Negative (1,351 reviews) - 37% of the 1,351 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 30, 2014

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About This Game

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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Recent:
Mixed (119 reviews)
Overall:
Mostly Negative (1,351 reviews)
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Harlequin of Hate
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
There's really no point in owning this racing game. Not even for the $1.39 price that it's currently on sale for. Xpand Rally for $1 is a much better investment.
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Carfanatic
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Great game to pass time on. I had the PS2 version of this and found it hard to play because controls weren't that great. But on here you have the option of a Xbox controller, or you can set your own keyboard controls. I used the keyboard and find it works well! At 0.99 on sale, this is fantastic!
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EscN0W
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 29
I expected more, but somehow can't upgrade and progress have not persistent through sessions.

Original game was much better and more addictive than this re-do :(
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₣⊕ֆ | King Renly Baratheon
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
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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Ocaña
( 11.4 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I guess this will teach me to read the reviews before buying.
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legaless24
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
I bought this game as a bundle with a couple other dirt games and DiRT Ralley.

entered into a quick race just to get a feel for the game, boy was i blown away. the outstanding completely flat track, and super quiet co pilot voice had me completely sucked into this game.

after crashing into almost every 1 inch thick tree possable, i still beat colin mcrae by a measley 82 seconds!! i knew i was hooked.

i played a whole half a race after that and decided that when the co pilot says "caution narrow gate" it really isnt narrow. so thats when i quit.

this game sucks really bad. i have no idea why this game was in my bundle, cause im never playing it again...
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Taheen
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
not bad. still lookas and feels like good old CMR, and graphics are great for that file size :)
the only CRAP, and i mean CHEAP CRAP is the menus in the game, made in 5 mins and look like blue blocks.

AND CAN I CHANGE CONTROLS PLEASE?????????????????????????

pretty please!!!!????
cause the only effing key i can change is the handbrake!!!! and i f i change it to DOWN KEY (which iis default for breaks) - then there is no effing breaks, just handbreaks.
really????? LIKE WTF??????
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You fucking grass face
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 28
THE SCREEN IS COMPLETE!
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Fozzy
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Mobile Port. Awful. Nothing like the Colin McRae games of old
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
284 of 302 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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39 of 50 people (78%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
4.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 6
this is not real bad game but I cant recommand this game.
Control are ok, but graphisms and render engine are pretty low. if you read the other comment, I agree to the fact that this is just a mobile port game to pc. So buy it if you want to collect game (on sale.. for a couple of buck), but not for nostalgia.
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32 of 40 people (80%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
Not even worth the 99p on sale, literally just a mobile game. A bad one at that.
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33 of 46 people (72%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
I was falsely tricked when I bought this pseudo PC game and now I'm facing it's consequences
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25 of 37 people (68%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
This is the worst Colin McRae Rally game I have ever played, it's a shame.
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 10
this game blows, dont buy it, i had the first colin mcrae for the psx and it was amazing, but this, this is just a cheap knockoff, not an hd remaster, has nothing to do with the old one, im dissapointed.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
They surely must be joking, taking money for this? Srsly?

As others already wrote, this has almost nothing to do with the original PC game. It's a mobile conversion, just to make a quick buck.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
I guess this will teach me to read the reviews before buying.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
13.4 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
It’s a mobile game ported to PC. That actually tells you everything you need to know. There are 3 stages that you will race over and over and over again. There are only 4 cars in the game. Yes, only 4 cars! Its repetitive, boring and not worth your time.
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6 of 8 people (75%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
I don't really know that this thing is but one thing i know for sure, THIS IS NOT Colin McRae Rally!
The game feels like trash, the few tracks feel all the same, cars don't change the handling in the "different" surfaces , and the phisics are terrible, crashes ridiculous to look at and you only have 4 cars 4!!
They tried to take some aspects of the true colin Mcrae rally 1 and 2.0, so it would feel like such games but they failed, it is not close, it is not even close to a demo of those games, IT IS NOT CLOSE TO ANYTHING CODEMASTERS MADE TO DATE.

Stay away from this horror and save your coins, not even for free this game is worth your time.
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