WRC: FIA World Rally Championship (2010 video game)

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WRC - FIA World Rally Championship
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Cover art
Developer(s) Milestone S.r.l.
Firebrand Games (3DS)
Publisher(s) Black Bean Games
Bigben Interactive (3DS)
Series World Rally Championship
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo 3DS
Release
  • AU: October 7, 2010 (PS3, X360)
  • EU: October 8, 2010
3DS
  • EU: December 4, 2014 (3DS eShop)
  • EU: December 5, 2014
  • NA: January 15, 2015 (3DS eShop)
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

WRC - FIA World Rally Championship is a car racing video game based on the 2010 season of the World Rally Championship (WRC). It is the first game to be officially licensed by the WRC since 2005's WRC: Rally Evolved, and is the seventh game to bear the WRC licence. The game was developed by Milestone S.r.l. and published by Black Bean Games. The developer had also created Superstars V8 Racing and Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano.

It features the official cars, drivers and co-drivers from the 2010 season and from the three support classes: Production World Rally Championship, Super 2000 World Rally Championship and Junior World Rally Championship. The game therefore includes 13 rallies, including Rally Finland and Rally de Portugal. 550 km of stages are included, split up into 78 special stages.

There is also a downloadable car pack featuring many Group B rally cars from the 1980s available via Xbox Live Marketplace and the PlayStation Store.

Car models contain around 50,000 polygons.[1] The PC version of the game does not support Multiplayer LAN mode, it supports single player, a party mode on the same PC and Online Multiplayer using a GameSpy account.

Reception[edit]

Reception
Review scores
Publication Score
PC PS3 Xbox 360
Eurogamer N/A N/A 7/10[2]
Famitsu N/A 28/40[3] 28/40[3]
GameSpot N/A 6.5/10[4] 6.5/10[4]
GamesTM N/A N/A 7/10[5]
IGN 7/10[6] 7/10[6] 7/10[6]
OPM (UK) N/A 7/10[7] N/A
OXM (UK) N/A N/A 7/10[8]
PALGN N/A N/A 6/10[9]
PC Gamer (UK) 59%[10] N/A N/A
VideoGamer.com N/A 6/10[11] 6/10[11]
Aggregate score
Metacritic 65/100[12] 68/100[13] 66/100[14]

The game received "mixed or average reviews" on all platforms according to the review aggregation website Metacritic.[12][13][14] It got to number 9 in the UK sales charts.[15] In Japan, where the game was ported and published by Cyberfront on April 14, 2011,[citation needed] Famitsu gave the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions a score of all four sevens for a total of 28 out of 40.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Boiston, Alan (July 21, 2010). "VVV visit Milestone and roadtest WRC". Team VVV. 
  2. ^ Sanches, Joao Diniz (October 8, 2010). "WRC FIA World Rally Championship (Xbox 360)". Eurogamer. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  3. ^ a b c Brian (April 12, 2011). "Famitsu review scores". Nintendo Everything. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  4. ^ a b Barron, Joseph (October 12, 2010). "WRC: FIA World Rally Championship Review (PS3, X360)". GameSpot. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  5. ^ "WRC: FIA World Rally Championship". GamesTM (102): 115. December 2010. 
  6. ^ a b c Robinson, Martin (October 13, 2010). "WRC FIA World Rally Championship Review". IGN. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  7. ^ "WRC: FIA World Rally Championship". PlayStation Official Magazine – UK. November 2010. 
  8. ^ "WRC: FIA World Rally Championship". Official Xbox Magazine UK (65): 92. December 25, 2010. 
  9. ^ Giunta, Cody (October 21, 2010). "WRC: FIA World Rally Championship Review - Xbox 360 Video Game Review". PALGN. Archived from the original on October 24, 2010. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  10. ^ "WRC: FIA World Rally Championship". PC Gamer UK: 97. December 25, 2010. 
  11. ^ a b Orry, Tom (October 8, 2010). "WRC [FIA World Rally Championship] Review (PS3, X360)". VideoGamer.com. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  12. ^ a b "WRC: FIA World Rally Championship for PC Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  13. ^ a b "WRC: FIA World Rally Championship for PlayStation 3 Reviews". Metacritic. 
  14. ^ a b "WRC: FIA World Rally Championship for Xbox 360 Reviews". Metacritic. Retrieved February 25, 2017. 
  15. ^ "UK Archive Software Charts". GFK Chart-Track. 

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