WRC 10 FIA World Rally Championship Review (PlayStation 5)

Take the wheel of our WRC 10 FIA World Rally Championship Review as we drive the standard-setting off-road racing simulator that has been reinvented! Reach the 2021 season podium, and to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the competition, relive the highlights at the wheel of legendary cars.

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WRC 10 FIA World Rally Championship Review Pros:

  • Decent graphics.
  • 33.88GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Rally Racing gameplay.
  • 3 skill levels – novice, intermediate, and expert.
  • Opening driving section to learn the controls.
  • Six driving views.
  • Uses DS4 features from the triggers to haptic feedback and the speaker.
  • Driving feels real good.
  • The controller allows multiple presets and you can rebind the buttons.
  • Full damage model but you can change the severity and appearance.
  • Manual start so you can get a fast, normal, or false start depending on how you time it.
  • Colorblind support.
  • Motion blur – on/off.
  • Rendering mode – balanced, high visual quality, and 120HZ performance mode.
  • Customizable Hud.
  • Male or female co-driver.
  • Co-driver timings – far ahead, ahead, default, late, and very late.
  • Driver cards will show awards, titles, exp, racer level, stats, and nationality.
  • The 50th-anniversary mode allows you to replay classic events from the FIA Rally Championships.
  • Training and test area to practice and hone your driving skills.
  • Challenges mode is where you are given a track, challenge, and car.
  • The showroom is where you can choose a car and interact with it.
  • Multiplayer modes – clubs, co-driver, split-screen and online racing (quick game/search/host).
  • Co-driver mode will have a driver and another person giving the directions.
  • Daily/weekly/special challenges.
  • Solo modes – career, quick play, and season.
  • Full livery editor.
  • Online leaderboards.
  • Five car categories – WRC, WRC 2 and, Junior WRC, Legends, and bonus.
  • Six weather types – clear, cloudy, threatening, rainy, storm, and sunny spells.
  • Four times of day – dawn, noon, evening, and night.
  • Twelve locations – Monte Carlo, Sweden, Croatia, Portugal, Italy (Sardinia), Kenya, Estonia, Chile, Wales, Finland, Spain, and Japan.
  • Decent loading times.
  • Can do full car setup and change tires before a race or event.
  • Respawn back on the track button.

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WRC 10 FIA World Rally Championship Review Cons:

  • Cannot share liveries.
  • Ragdoll effects can be a bit over the top.
  • Boundaries can catapult you easily.
  • Crowds can look a little wooden.
  • Doesn’t use a dynamic weather system.
  • You have to unlock many of the stickers for use on the livery editor.

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WRC 10 FIA World Rally Championship:

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Developer: KT Racing

Publisher: Nacon

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

Summary

OK so WRC 10 doesn’t have the budget of the dirt series or the massive support that KT Racing has, but this game is incredibly good. They have honed in on what matters by making the controls even tighter, the levels more spectacular and generally tidying it all up from last year. Modes wise we get a 50th-anniversary series so we can relive some of the best moments of the last 50 years. Alongside that, you get a Co-driver mode which thinking about it should have been a thing long before now. You will play online and one of you will be the driver and the other one is reading and relaying the directions and this makes for incredible races and unique experiences. For me the experience starts the moment you pick up the control and feel the haptic feedback, the speakers giving noises against the car, it instantly signals that you are playing something special. I love rally games and this for me has overtaken the Dirt series for the actual driving experience as it offers so much and then a lot more.

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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