Xpand Rally is a breathtaking game that gives you the true to life experience of driving powerful rally cars amidst photorealistic sceneries. Realistic weather effects, rolling hills, and animated scenery all add to game's visual perfection.
User reviews: Very Positive (66 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 24, 2006
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Xpand Rally is a breathtaking game that gives you the true to life experience of driving powerful rally cars amidst photorealistic sceneries. Realistic weather effects, rolling hills, and animated scenery all add to game's visual perfection. Xpand Rally also features highly detailed models of modern rally cars and handling physics developed with the help of rally sport professionals which further enhance the realism of driving experience.

Xpand Rally combines the best elements of Rally and Rally Cross racing in one unique gaming experience.

The game offers a career mode based on time trials during both individual races and World Championship Series which will satisfy traditional Rally fans. The Rally Cross fans won't be disappointed either - they can challenge several opponents in head to head racing during competitions based on real and fictitious race events.

Xpand Rally, as the only title on the market, brings the economy factor into a rally game. The player starts with a junk car and competes in races to earn money and acquire upgrades, repair damage, tweak performance and pay the race entry fees.

Along with the tuning-up, the car's condition affects its handling. Due to accurate damage system, it is highly dependent on the player's driving skills. The physical handling model is also influenced by car parts configuration and provides both authentic feel and joy of driving.

The interactive race track surroundings with enhanced game physics and the innovative approach to changing daytime and weather conditions, both influencing the car handling, are other hallmarks of Xpand Rally that distinguish it from other racing games.

For the first time among rally games Xpand Rally includes a complete set of easy-to-use editing tools enabling to create new tracks, cars or even game mods.

System Requirements

    Minimum System Requirements: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP, P III/AMD Athlon processor with 1.3 GHz, 256 MB RAM, Video card with, 64 MB, DX 8.0 compatible (GeForce 3 or ATI Radeon 9200), Sound card DX 8.0 compatible, 1 GB of free space on hard drive, DirectX 9.0c, 56k Modem (for Internet multiplayer mode)
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 5, 2014
My favourite game when I was 8 years old and finally bought it as I've lost 2nd installation CD! Recommended. Very good graphics and physics as for 10 year old game.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2014
***Please read thouroughly***

Well now, I've played many racing and rally games in my time, and this just so happens to be one. The general theme and ideas set forth by the creators of this game were actually well thought, but the full point conversion could not be made due to, what i'd beleive to be, a lack of funding or technology, or simply the want to make a fully functional game.

The first time i played this game, (enough times to make the average gamer turn in disgust) I appriciated the areas in which the game would of excelled, if not for its very bold failure, In which I mean the physics. Most racing fans love realism or simulation, in fact alot even prefer arcade style driving... but this game is far from either, with the realism of a 1982 version of a grand prix game. I can say in nay of everything wrong, once you get used to it, it becomes quite enjoyable and the stages themselves are quite challenging, eliminating the boring far off expectation from a "3rd party" game title. So all in all, I like this game, and i beleive most will, after the hour (or 5) of trying to comprehend how u controll you AWD beast.... And lastly, the game is very cheap, for that price, the game is a 10/10


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30 of 34 people (88%) found this review helpful
28.6 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2014
I'll admit that rally games are my guilty pleasure. Most feature mushy controls, daft physics or ridiculously undamageable cars. this has none of those. The controls are crisp, the physics moderately good, and cars which will fly apart satisfyingly when you ram into a building or errant rock. The career feature is quite well done, leaving you to decide which cars to buy to win certain races. It does have relatively few maps (4 maybe?), but a lot of variety of tracks round them keep things moderately interesting. Stability-wise, there were very few glitches (I can count them on one hand, after months of play). The car addons actually feel like they're making a difference, and strategic part and tyre-selection can make an impossible stage remarkably enjoyable.

The games's only main downside is the repetitiveness. Only four 'areas', means you get to race the same track over and over in different directions and different combinations of bits. The openness of the career path does also lead to you making bad choices when purchasing cars and add-ons from time to time. That means you must race the same race 10x in a row to get the money to afford the thing you should have bought instead. The only other small downside is the micro-stutter which occurs when a texture or sound is first loaded. That can cause you to spin out, or miss a corner (e.g. when the game first loads the copilot voice for that corner). A quick reload, and it doesn't happen there again. Other than these small ♥♥♥♥les, the game is notably bug and hassle-free.

I recommend anyone who likes Rally games to play this.. It's got satisfaction value in spades, and while it's not as polished as Colin Macrae, I think in some areas it beats it (blasphemy!!) :-)
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14 of 18 people (78%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 14, 2014
Key features:

realistic driving, if chosen.

destructable cars.

customizability.

The game itself, in my opinion, is worth the price they are asking.

The only flaw is that you have to go into regedit or some registry program and edit it to make it playable, but it took me only about 2 minutes to do.

9/10
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 3, 2014
I have only had this game for a few hours, and I have to say, I LOVE IT
I have not played alot of racing games before, but I feel this was a good start. I like the Firstperson aspect of it, and I love the drifting. The Ecinomical Aspect is also very nice. The engine for the game is amazing! Realistic steering, drifting, and perspective!
Last but not least, GREAT GAME for the price!!!! If you like racing games or interested in starting, Buy this!!!
10/10
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
4.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 11, 2014
Brilliant game! Totally recommend this game to those who like racing and rally games!
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 9, 2014
Old game, BUT...

Still better than most of todays screenshot generators. This game focuses on the core: tweaking, upgrading, driving skills. Although its outdated physics engine, the game delivers a true rally feeling.
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8 of 13 people (62%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 3, 2013
Good all around game
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 10, 2011
realism of offroad racing.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
12.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2011
ENG:

A really good racing game where you have the opportunity to repair, tune and adjust the car, good price, the racing game and a much better presentation of what the game gives a picture of the inside of this game, a testimonial!

FIN:

Todella hyvä rallipeli, jossa on mahdollisuus korjata, tuunata sekä säätää autoa, hyvä rallipeli hintaansa nähden ja paljon parempi peli mitä esittely sisältä antaa kuvan tästäpelistä, suositteluni!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 1, 2014
This is a great rally game. Graphics are solid, Gameplay is solid. offers both Arcade mode and Realism mode. Easy configuration. If you enjoy the rally racing genre this is a must buy.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
17.2 hrs on record
Posted: February 5, 2011
Awesome rally game that I fear may be heavily underated.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 22, 2014
This is a great Rally game. Lots of options to tweak your rides, but also lots of preconf stuff to get you racing from the start.
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 26, 2014
Fun game when you have nothing to do.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 16, 2011
Pre-Release Review
One of my favorite rally racing games of all time. The handling model is just realistic enough to be enjoyable, without being too difficult.

Non-licensed cars are a bit lame, but you do have some tuning and upgrade options which is nice.

Tracks are very varied and the game is overall just a blast to play if you like Rally games.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 15, 2014
Besides RBR, this has possibly got to be the greatest rally game on the PC. Beautiful physics and handling, and great graphics for its age. The force feedback feels incredibly real and I can feel every bump in the track. If you have five bucks, get it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 21, 2014
A very fun, realistic, detailed, racing game! Worth the price!!!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
5.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 25, 2014
I´ve been playing for a while now, the physics engine and the graphics seem fine to me... Menu design and game structure sucks compared to the actual gameplay, but you can get around it with some basic IQ and the will to play a rally game... i don´t recommend this game to anyone not looking to play a rally game, or anyone who has never played a rally game.

if you know what "Rally Championship 2000" or "Rally Masters" means... give this game a try, it´ll last more than a bag of cookies, and it´ll be a decent addition to a rally game collection.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
48.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 21, 2011
This is a great CHEAP rally game. Better than the Dirt versies in terms of game play and content. Dirt has better cars and graphics though.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 6, 2014
GREAT game for the price. well worth $5 if you love Rally. Good challenge too
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