Find all the cars, all the drivers and all the official rallies of the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship in THE racing simulation standard. Realistic driving on different road surfaces, dynamic damage, day/night system, weather… Experience all the sensations of rally racing in WRC 5!
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Mixed (11 reviews) - 54% of the 11 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Mixed (358 reviews) - 52% of the 358 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 8, 2015

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About This Game

WRC 5: the best rally simulation.


Find all the cars, all the drivers and all the official rallies of the 2015 FIA World Rally Championship in THE racing simulation standard. Feel the impact of the different road surfaces on how your vehicle handles thanks to a brand new physics engine that faithfully recreates the sensations of driving on gravel, snow, asphalt, dirt, ice and sand. Experience the spirit of the 13 rallies held around the world! Drive both night and day in sunshine, rain and snow.
Learn the basics with the new Rally School mode, perfect your skills in Career mode, customise settings, compete against other drivers online and become a true rally champion!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® 7
    • Processor: Intel® Core i3 / AMD Phenom™ II X2
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® 9800 GTX / AMD Radeon™ HD 5750
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Soundcard
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7 / Windows® 8
    • Processor: Intel® Core i5 2500 / AMD FX 8150
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX780 / AMD Radeon™ R9 290
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 25 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX Compatible Soundcard
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Mixed (11 reviews)
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Mixed (358 reviews)
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robertshauntunesi
33.5 hrs
Posted: August 25
It's a good game but it's crashed on my pc and can't seem to install it again and ain't got a clue why it's one of my favourite games too
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taffy.32
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 23
didnt like at all ...found it very hard to get on with ... got fed up after 1 hour tring to get controls right wish to have a refund if i can lol
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♕ Madskillz ♕
6.6 hrs
Posted: August 23
This is a Decent Game but inferior to some other racing titles! The Graphics are nothing special but good enough i suppose and it does have very good controls and handling.I recommend only if its on sale 6/10
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youtube.com/SethiozProject
0.6 hrs
Posted: July 31
I just purchased the game and realized it was WASTE of money, I can't play this game at all because:

1. Professionals like me do not drive with keyboard, OUT OF THE QUESTION!

2. I can't use my 360 controller, because I can't re-map the buttons in way I want, i'm 25 and i've been playing games since NEC / NES came out, on PS1 I always used RIGHT analog as acceleration / brake, in this game it is impossible to map acceleration onto RIGHT STICK, therefore i can't play this game. I can't use some ♥♥♥♥♥ controls like they FORCE you to use, therefore it was total waste of money.

Worst kind of developers are who try to FORCE their control scheme on players, it only makes people get angry and give bad reviews. Why do you think that your method is best? because it isn't!
For example i'm also a real racer, I've been racing go-karts since i was like 6 years old, ever since i've been racing different cars, mostly touring cars, but also lower class formulas, ones that use automatic transmission or automatic clutch, I ALWAYS use me left foot to brake, it's quicker and better in a race ... and then some noob developers come and tell me that "NO YOU MUST USE YOUR RIGHT FOOT!!!"

well sorry, but years of experience cannot just be re-learned, it's lame and stupid!
So unfortunetely I can't even try the game to see if it's any good, because I can't drive in it. Good job developers by ruining your game with some FORCED controls.
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caughtusleepin
3.5 hrs
Posted: July 10
Can't believe how a developer can let a game go and move on to the next installment. The last update (patch) 12/11/2015, seriously. It has to be the worst game i have played in regards to Rallye. I wish a refund was in order for this game. Highly disappointed . But as it seems i am stuck with it ,very sad to see a potential game go down the tubes.
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matty
1.8 hrs
Posted: July 9
feels like your playing it on a play station 2 its really bad. devs need to step it up it,s 2016
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Loveless Lane
4.8 hrs
Posted: July 2
If you want to play something that tries too hard at giving a real life rally experience, play Dirt Rally. If you want to play a video game, play this game. I personally like to have fun, I see video games as a way to relieve stress after a hard day at work. After I bought Dirt rally, I had to get a refund an hour later because I was not looking for a Dark Souls of Rally. I used that same money to buy WRC 5 and I don't regret it one bit. I believe that games are a way to escape real world not bring us one step closer to the matrix.

The handling is alright in my opinion and from what I experienced in the career mode so far is good. The car damage decent. The graphics isn't impressive, but what I learned from playing the first homefront is that you don't need eyecandy to have fun.

8/10
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PolishGuacamole
0.4 hrs
Posted: June 27
You need to have a ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ beast of a pc to play this game and have it look close to decent. THe only way i could even get 17FPS was to put all the graphics on low and the resolution to 648. I got it to feed my nostalga of play the original game on PS2 but with the settings i used it looked like i was playing the PS1.
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Silo
9.2 hrs
Posted: June 24
As of 2016-06-26, the game has been patched really well, as far as the single-player content is concerned; it looks great and plays great.

In short WRC 5 is a fast-paced sim-arcade game, as have all the previous WRC games been since Evolution's WRC games on the PS2. If you want sim rally I suggest Sebastien Loeb Rally, Dirt Rally or the rFactor rally mods.

WRC 5 has the toughest stages I've yet to play in rally game, and I've played most of them; from early Colin McRae and Richard Burns to the latest Sebastien Loeb and Dirt Rally. WRC 5 has some seriously demanding stage designs, which is a fantastic thing. They may not be realistic, but they are tough and I love that.

Visually the game looks fantastic; the colours are crisp and full of depth.The lighting effects are also noteworthy. Effects like the early morning fog and the blinding light on snow-covered tracks are executed really well in the game, it looks very realistic, which increases the visual immersion.

The various weather effects and day-night settings looked very nice as well. It's a highly immersive game in terms of visuals. Because of the night racing and rain/snow effects, WRC 5 is more representative of the real-life WRC event than Milestone's versions of WRC.

However the game does not look as good as Dirt Rally, but that's to be fully expected from a much smaller studio and publisher. It is completely unreasonable and irrational to expect the same visual quality when the developer budgets are significantly different.

As far as multiplayer goes there's very little of that in WRC 5, and what's there is not that good, so you are better off with Dirt Rally if you want multiplayer gaming, since far more people are playing that game.

The physics is on the sim-arcade side, on the same level as Dirt 2-3. It is slightly more sim-like than the previous WRC games, as it requires more technical skill to handle the car. However the game is not a "hardcore" sim in the same way Dirt Rally and Sebastien Loeb Rally are. Whether that's good or bad depends on what kind of game you are after. I like every type of rally game, whether arcade or sim, so I did not care that much about this matter.

You get three classes of cars to race with, and all countries are represented. There's both a Career mode as well as a Championship mode. So there's a great deal of content in this game. I've probably spent around 50 hours on my console version.

What adds to the replay value is the sheer difficulty of the game. Because of the technical difficulty of the rally stages it is very easy to make mistakes in this game, which can be very punishing. To me this is true to the real-life WRC, where a single mistake could make you loose an entire Round. The game is harsh but fair.

However I do recomend the harder difficulty levels if you are a racing game veteran, as 'medium' is far too easy in the game.

Part of the game's mantra is that you really need to use your intuition, and I think that's the perfect way to describe this game in a summary. Blaming the co-driver and stage designs is very easy, but if you play racing games for the challenge they are lame excuses. It's a tough game, with technical stages and great visual immersion.
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FatalMistake465
13.1 hrs
Posted: June 8
Meh.....could have done with another year in development. And longer stages.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
187 of 234 people (80%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
23.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 8, 2015
Better than WRC 4? Yes, better than Dirt:Rally? Never. If you don't want to learn the learning curve of DiRT Rally then you will probably enjoy this one as it's really easy to get the hang of it. When it comes to performance, don't expect CM quality either, it's buggy here and there. I didn't like the sound either.

It does have some cool online challenges with physical prices and a year long challenge that runs along the 2016 WRC season.

I'll most likely play online for a couple of weeks, get the achievements and go back to DiRT Rally.
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131 of 159 people (82%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2015
+ OK graphics.
+ Varied and challenging tracks.
+ Good semi-arcade handling.
+ Clean user interface.
+ Nice repair system.
+ WRC license.

- Most car engines sound like a blender.
- Can barely hear the sound of tires on road.
- Can barely hear the sound of DOWN gear shift. Even if you go from 6th to 2nd gear in 1 second, there's just silence.
- Some corners have weird reset-on-track spots.
- Lack of a proper "TV/spectator camera" in replays -- the broadcast view lasts no more than 3 seconds before it changes to some other random angle.
- Some awful textures.
- Strange and annoying frame rate inconsistency. The fps count says 60, but the whole scenery seem to move at 20fps.
- Unbelievably buggy menus -- framerate limit and some controller buttons rebinding just don't register.
- Sometimes the co-driver keeps completely silent... No pacenotes during an ENTIRE stage is a real game breaking issue for a rally game.
- Poor wheel support (no DFGT or G25? Seriously?)
- No semi-automatic shift -- a feature EVERY other racing game offers.
- No v-sync for DirectX 11.
- Loading times during car selection -- Playstation 1 limitations, we meet again

Sorry, Kylotonn.
Maybe next time.

P.S.: a game at this development stage shouldn't be released on Steam without an "Early Access" label.
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101 of 134 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2015
If and when this game gets patched (The previous dev Milestone NEVER patched any of their games, ever!) it's gonna need a lot of fixes to the handling, the sounds, the FFB on the wheels, older wheel support and many more things, it might be a decent game. Until then, DO NOT BUY THIS. Buy Dirt Rally instead if you want a better rally experience.
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96 of 138 people (70%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2015
A Rally game without support for Logitech G25.! That is absolutely unbelievable. And there is no mouse support.
God was I stupid to buy this game.! But luckily there is something called a refund. Now I am feeling a little better.:-)
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59 of 80 people (74%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
27.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2015
Even though WRC 5 makes improvements on WRC 4, it's still a very sketchy title.

The following is my judgement whilst keeping in mind that it's supposed to be a sim-cade game, and not a DiRT Rally challenger as far as gameplay goes.

The physics are a bit wonky, engine behaviour is strange, general car behaviour is largely inconsistent on a lot of stages (in the context of rally), and the pacenots get so behind at times it's impossible to drive a stage fast without knowing the stage layout by memory; it's a problem when pacenotes aren't recorded specially for a stage.

The stages themselves feel a bit lifeless, and some of them are quite wide-open and boring. The video settings for a PC title are lacking, and the performance of the game itself is disappointing due to poor optimisation for the platform. The sounds have improved on what was in WRC 4, but they're still pretty bad, especially for the co-driver and some of the general car sounds.

I'm sure this game will improve when people release physics mods, etc. for the game, but until then, I'd just like a good product out of the box, and for the game to run well on PC.
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46 of 59 people (78%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 13, 2015
Let me preface this by saying I'm not an absolute hardcore sim-racer - I don't have a wheel or a racing rig, I just play driving games using an XBOX One controller. PCARS, DiRT Rally, Race 07, etc, etc - I own and play them all.

WRC 5 is rough around the edges, but with some TLC I think the game could go from good to great. It's not DiRT Rally, but it's also not awful. It's not another Milestone travesty, so we don't have to worry about garbage like the sound dropping out after two stages.

I'll start with the bad:

- Robotic co-driver: You do get the option of a woman co-driver, but both male and female options are spliced from sound clips rather than smooth pace notes like DiRT Rally or Dirt 2 / 3. It's not bad (and the pace notes are effective), but it's something to note.
- Poor engine sounds: The cars sound like toys.
- No actual routes: The courses are approximations of the real locations. It's close, but it's not the actual course.
- Wheel support: There's a limited set of supported wheels.

And now for the pros:

+ Classes: Junior WRC, WRC 2 and WRC. You get a good selection of classes and cars, plus all the licensed drivers and gear.
+ Career mode: The team stats are slightly randomized so you get a good selection of goals to choose from.
+ Stages: 5 unique stages and a repeat per rally, usually in a 2-2-2 format. The stages aren't terribly long, but they are fun to drive. Finland's scary at night.
+ Challenge mode: The MP challenge mode is pretty fun. Time trials on a specific stage using a specific team.

Reasonably, hard-core sim racers aren't going to like this. It's a balance of arcade racing and sim racing, using a real-world license. If you want a nice introduction to rally racing, this is a good place to start. It's better than WRC 4 (which isn't saying much, admittedly, but it's a marked improvement and is a decent little racing game).

7/10 - needs some work, but is playable and fun.

EDIT 2015-10-14: Patch 1.03 helped with the variable framerate and set DX11 as the primary launch mode, rather than DX9. I adjusted the cons to remove the framerate issues and upped my score to 7/10. The game still needs work, but it's not bad.
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56 of 82 people (68%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 10, 2015
For the price and current state of the game, I would strongly suggest keeping your money or buying other rally games such as Dirt Rally. If the game gets patched in the future, this has the potential to be a decent game, but it's not worth the price right now.

The game is an arcade game (which is fine) but it has VERY limited wheel support and the FFB is far from perfect. Car handling and physics just feel awful, while the graphics aren't great considering I have a GTX 780 ti and i7 4770k.

The game does have some positives, with the full list of WRC rallies/cars included and car damage has been done pretty well. The stages are also decent. But unfortunately the other deficiencies of the game outweight the positives in the current build.
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52 of 77 people (68%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 9, 2015
First impressions:

Graphics: With a 4670k O/C'd to 4.3 ghz and a GTX 970 I'm getting very low frame rates (less than 60), even with all graphic settings set to LOW or OFF. This is just at 1080p. Very few options to change as well.

Sound: Watch some vids, it's pretty awful. Co-driver sounds like a robot, car sounds are very poor.

HUD and Camera Views: Standard camera views, but when you switch to cockpit view, you have NO tachometer, no speedometer, and no idea what gear you are in. This could just be a bug for the car that I was using. If you shift views in the middle of the race it will reset your current gear to 1. Why on earth would this happen? The tach is nearly impossible to see what RPM you are actually at, as the colors of the green/red only get slightly darker as you progress. You really only know when to shift if you hit the redline.

Wheel Support and Force Feedback: Just atrocious.... No clutch pedal support whatsoever (don't think H shifter either, but haven't tried yet). There are some adjustments for sensitivity and deadzones, but only a bar to move with no numerical values. FFB is quite awful, but it is there. There are 2 sliders in which you can change the strength and vibraton (?). If you completely lower the sliders to 0 then the wheel suddenly becomes a vibrating mess. In short, this game is probably best played with a controller...

Physics: About what you would expect. More arcade like but you do need to use the brakes in this game at least....

Rally school: A complete joke. Not even worth discussing. You have to do the same courses for Basics, 2wd, and 4wd. Honestly just a huge waste of time.

Overall: With only an hour of playtime so far, I'm giving this game a 2/10. This may change with further playtime, but currently its a buggy, laggy mess. Stay far away from it.
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64 of 102 people (63%) found this review helpful
4 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 11, 2015
Yeah... No support for Logitech G25. Says it all!
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43 of 66 people (65%) found this review helpful
Recommended
17.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 12, 2015
If you are struggling with Dirt rally,then give this a go..Its not a bad game at all despite what ppl say.Yes it does feel a little flat but it's also more forgiving and rather then stressing myself out with Dirt rally after a long day at work, this is a nice chilled out ride.
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