Art Of Rally Review (Steam)

art of rally review

Race in the golden era of rally. Drive iconic cars from the 60s to Group B on challenging stages through stylized environments inspired by real worldwide locations. Will you master the art of rally?

Pros:

  • Gorgeous graphics.
  • 2.57GB download size.
  • Steam achievements.
  • Controller support.
  • Graphics-fullscreen, v-sync, frame rate cap, quality preset (lowest/low/medium/high/highest)
  • Car settings-anti lock braking, transmission, and stability assist.
  • Over 50 cars, As said they don’t have official names but you know what they are.
  • Not official cars but they look just like them.
  • Customize cars with a handful of liveries.
  • Handy description of the settings when highlighting them.
  • Truly beautiful locations and tracks.
  • The soundtrack is excellent with an 80s vibe to it.
  • Rally driving gameplay.
  • Free roam section to practice.
  • View-you can zoom in and out but it’s always played on an almost isometric view.
  • Freelook on the right stick.
  • Hud-mph/kmh, instrument panel, speedometer, stage completion, and Collectible completion. All these settings can be turned on or off.
  • Field of view slider.
  • Five game modes-career, time attack, custom rally, online events, and free roam.
  • Career mode is following rally history from 1967-1996 with each season being a year.
  • Five difficulties-easy, novice, normal, skilled, and master.
  • Five damage levels-none, light, default, heavy and severe.
  • Online events–daily and weekly events.
  • Online leaderboards.
  • Simple controls-steering, brake, reverse, and handbrake.
  • Clear easy to read screen elements and timers
  • Full replay system.
  • Arcade atmosphere.
  • Unlock new cars, car classes, and liveries by playing through a career.
  • Six weather types-morning, afternoon, sunset, rain, night, and fog.
  • Five locations-Germany, Norway, Japan, Sardinia, and Finland.
  • Spectators will be around the track and can be on the track and move as you come close.
  • Car class-ten of them and they are- group 2, group 3, group 4, group b, group s, group a, vans, triwheelers, trucks, and logging.
  • All the classic rally cars and liveries but without the official name and sponsors.
  • Quick loading times.

art of rally review

Cons:

  • Music doesn’t always fit and kind of takes you out of it.
  • Small text in a lot of places.
  • Very plain menus.
  • The slight learning curve with the controls.
  • Slow reset to track button.
  • Heads up that there is no in-car or up-close camera views/angles.
  • Heads up no shout outs for corners and hazards.
  • In a time attack, you can only use unlocked cars and vans.
  • Don’t like how the game deals with collisions with objects/fencing as it literally spins you out all the time.
  • Even on severe its hard to get a failure.
  • Slight performance hits when playing in fog.

art of rally review

  • 9/10
    Graphics - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Accessibility - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 10/10
    Fun Factor - 10/10
9/10

Summary

Art Of Rally makes no bones about it, is a beautiful looking game, it’s the soundtrack is as tranquil as the graphics are lush. Luckily the gameplay can and does match the style level, it’s a solid fun rally game. Going away from all the Rally sims, Art Of Rally is a more arcade experience with the camera used to emphasis this more by going for an out of car viewpoint. You can zoom in and out to adjust the camera but you never go in the car. The modes are varied and have a lot of longevity especially as it uses the daily and weekly challenges so you always have leaderboards to attack, the career mode has you going back in time and each season year is a set year in rally history, what makes this good is all the vehicles you unlock along the way and just how God dam beautiful the game is. Playing with the weather on mixes it up with night mode and fog being a highlight. It feels like such a well-oiled machine and plays really well and is a must for Rally and racing fans alike. Overall Art Of Rally is just that, Artful Rally driving at its best.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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