Colin McRae Rally 04

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Colin McRae Rally 04
Colin McRae Rally 04.jpg
Developer(s) Codemasters
Series Colin McRae Rally
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Xbox
Windows
Release date(s) (PS2, Xbox, PC)
(Xbox, PC)
Genre(s) Racing, Rally simulation game
Mode(s) Single-player
Multiplayer
Distribution CD-ROM, DVD-ROM

Colin McRae Rally 04 is a rally game which was released in September 2003 and is the fourth incarnation of the Colin McRae Rally series. It is also the first game in the series to drop the official WRC license. It was developed and published by Codemasters. Its previous game was Colin McRae Rally 3 and was followed by Colin McRae Rally 2005. Like all other Colin McRae games, it is a blend of simulation and arcade style handling.

Gameplay[edit]

There are six championships to complete in the game. There are 4 classes of cars: 4WD, 2WD, Group B and Bonus. The bonus class are cars that are not usually raced in rallies. These cars are only here for extra pleasure.

This fourth incarnation of the Colin McRae Rally series, unlike in the previous three games, has no official WRC team license. All of the cars' liveries are either fictitious or taken from championships other than the WRC. Nicky Grist is replaced by Derek Ringer as the co-driver voice in the game. There are six championships to complete in the game.

Cars[edit]

4WD

  • Citroën Xsara Rally Car
  • Subaru Impreza WRX 44S Rally Car
  • Ford Focus Rally Car
  • Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII Rally Car
  • Peugeot 206 Rally Car

2WD

  • MG ZR Super 1600 Rally Car
  • Citroën Saxo Kit Car
  • Ford Puma Super 1600 Rally Car
  • Fiat Punto Super 1600 Rally Car
  • Volkswagen Rallye Golf

Group B

  • Audi Sport quattro Rallye Version
  • Lancia 037
  • Peugeot 205 T16 Evo2
  • Ford RS 200

Bonus cars

  • MGC Sebring Special
  • Lancia Delta Integrale
  • Citroën 2CV Sahara
  • Ford Escort RS 1600
  • Ford Transit Rally Van
  • Mitsubishi Pajero
  • Subaru Impreza 22B Sti

Tracks[edit]

The game has rally tracks in 8 countries: USA, Spain, UK, Finland, Sweden, Greece, Japan and Australia. 52 stages in total (six stages each rally, only 4 championships have Super Special Stages: USA, Australia, UK and Sweden).

Reception[edit]

The game was reviewed positively by critics and gained rating of 87 on Metacritic for the PC.[1] It also has a rating of 8.5 on GameSpot for PS2,[2] 8.8 for PC[3] and Xbox.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Colin McRae Rally 04 for PC Reviews, Ratings, Credits, and More". Metacritic. 2004-04-02. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  2. ^ "Colin McRae Rally 04 - GameSpot.com". Uk.gamespot.com. 2003-09-19. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  3. ^ "Colin McRae Rally 04 - GameSpot.com". Uk.gamespot.com. 2004-04-02. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  4. ^ "Colin McRae Rally 04 - GameSpot.com". Uk.gamespot.com. 2003-09-19. Retrieved 2012-06-19.