Game Review: WRC7
The official game of the World Rally Championship, WRC 7, has been released, and again, the team behind the game have moved ahead in terms of gameplay and playability.
Featuring all the cars and drivers from the 2017 season, players can win the world title behind the wheel of the four new-generation World Rally Cars from M-Sport, Hyundai, Toyota and Citroen.
Also featured in the game are the WRC2 and WRC3 drivers and teams, featuring Andreas Mikkelsen in a Skoda.
The improvement upon the previous instalment of the series is clear to see.
After a redesign of the physics, the game feels more realistic, particularly on tarmac, making the 380 horsepower cars difficult to handle.
If these new beasts are too hot to handle, the welcome inclusion of the 2016 cars are also available to conquer.
The rallies follow all 13 rounds, and include real-life super specials on a 1:1 scale. Notably missing, however, is the Coffs Harbour jetty stage.
Despite this, the game covers the most famous stages and locations of Ouninpohja, Fafe and El Condor.
The new head to head multiplayer is, in our view, the game’s greatest feature.
In WRC7, you can compete against your friends in a split screen stage.
There’s no more waiting for your opponent to finish the stage before you get a crack – you can sit next to brother, friend, workmate or partner on the couch as you race against them.
The e-Sports WRC also continues to thrive as it goes into another season in 2018.
You can again race against gamers from around the world to complete in the final to play off for amazing prizes.
Though the obvious competition from other rally games from other developers, the offical WRC series is heading in the right direction, and after all, it’s the only game where you can drive the 2017 world rally cars!
It’s perfect for the school holidays, so hook up the simulator, pick up a copy of WRC7, and go ahead and win the world title.