Colin McRae Rally 04

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Colin McRae Rally 04
Colin McRae Rally 04.jpg
Developer(s) Codemasters
Publisher(s) Codemasters
Series Colin McRae Rally
Platform(s) PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) PlayStation 2
  • EU: 19 September 2003
Xbox
  • EU: 19 September 2003
  • NA: 4 March 2004
Microsoft Windows
  • EU: 2 April 2004
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Colin McRae Rally 04 is a racing video game developed and published by Codemasters for PlayStation 2, Xbox and Microsoft Windows. It is the fourth game in the Colin McRae Rally series. Codemasters declined to release the PlayStation 2 and Microsoft Windows versions in North America on 29 January 2004.[1]) It is also the first game in the series to drop the official World Rally Championship license. Its previous game was Colin McRae Rally 3 and was followed by Colin McRae Rally 2005. Like all other Colin McRae Rally 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. The game has rally tracks in 8 countries with a total of 52 stages.

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 primary co-driver voice in the game, though Grist's voiceset is still accessible via game settings.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PC PS2 Xbox
CVG N/A 90%[2] N/A
Edge N/A 8/10[3] 8/10[3]
EGM N/A N/A 8.33/10[4]
Eurogamer N/A N/A 8/10[5]
Game Informer N/A N/A 8.5/10[6]
GamePro N/A N/A 4.5/5 stars[7]
Game Revolution N/A N/A B+[8]
GameSpot 8.8/10[9] N/A 8.8/10[10]
GameSpy N/A N/A 4.5/5 stars[11]
GamesTM N/A 70% N/A
GameZone N/A N/A 8.9/10[12]
IGN N/A N/A 8.7/10[13]
OPM (UK) N/A 9/10[14] N/A
OXM (US) N/A N/A 8.5/10[15]
PC Gamer (UK) 91%[16] N/A N/A
Maxim N/A N/A 8/10[17]
Aggregate scores
GameRankings 85.78%[18] 85.09%[19] 85.47%[20]
Metacritic 87/100[21] 83/100[22] 84/100[23]

The game was met with positive reception; it currently has a score of 86% and 87 out of 100 for the PC version,[18][21] 86% and 84 out of 100 for the Xbox version,[20][23] and 85% and 83 out of 100 for the PlayStation 2 version according to GameRankings and Metacritic.[19][22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Perry, Douglass C. (29 January 2004). "PS2, PC Colin McRae 4 Cancelled in US". IGN. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  2. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20080623062519/http://www.computerandvideogames.com/article.php?id=95915
  3. ^ a b Edge staff (November 2003). "Colin McRae Rally 04 (PS2, Xbox)". Edge (129): 104. 
  4. ^ EGM staff (April 2004). "Colin McRae Rally 04". Electronic Gaming Monthly (177): 122. 
  5. ^ Reed, Kristan (18 September 2003). "Colin McRae Rally 04 (Xbox)". Eurogamer. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  6. ^ Kato, Matthew (April 2004). "Colin McRae Rally 04". Game Informer (132): 106. Archived from the original on 2 February 2008. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  7. ^ Four-Eyed Dragon (May 2004). "Colin McRae Rally 04 Review for Xbox on GamePro.com". GamePro: 67. Archived from the original on 1 February 2005. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  8. ^ Dodson, Joe (6 June 2004). "Colin McRae Rally 04 Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  9. ^ Navarro, Alex (20 May 2004). "Colin McRae Rally 04 Review (PC)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  10. ^ Navarro, Alex (10 March 2004). "Colin McRae Rally 04 Review (Xbox)". GameSpot. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  11. ^ Fryman, Avi (25 March 2004). "GameSpy: Colin McRae Rally 04". GameSpy. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  12. ^ Sandoval, Angelina (24 March 2004). "Colin McRae Rally 04 - XB - Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 3 February 2008. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  13. ^ Boulding, Aaron (15 March 2004). "Colin McRae Rally 04 Review". IGN. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  14. ^ "Colin McRae Rally 04". Official UK PlayStation 2 Magazine. October 2003. 
  15. ^ "Colin McRae Rally 04". Official Xbox Magazine: 81. April 2004. 
  16. ^ PC Gamer UK staff (April 2004). "Colin McRae Rally 04". PC Gamer UK. Archived from the original on 5 April 2004. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  17. ^ Porter, Alex (23 March 2004). "Colin McRae Rally 04". Maxim. Archived from the original on 3 June 2004. Retrieved 2 September 2015. 
  18. ^ a b "Colin McRae Rally 04 for PC". GameRankings. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  19. ^ a b "Colin McRae Rally 04 for PlayStation 2". GameRankings. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  20. ^ a b "Colin McRae Rally 04 for Xbox". GameRankings. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  21. ^ a b "Colin McRae Rally 04 for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  22. ^ a b "Colin McRae Rally 04 (ps2: 2003): Reviews". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 
  23. ^ a b "Colin McRae Rally 04 for Xbox Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved 1 September 2015. 

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