Richard Burns Rally
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It takes some time to learn to handle the cars well. The included driving school and it's advanced techniques is a must for good stage times. It could actually take years of intense white knuckle fun to master this game.
I have about thirty driving games including all types of racing along with two computers equipped with Force Feedback steering wheels (FF is a must to fully experience this game) Before the arrival of Richard Burns the most realistic and fulfilling for myself and friends continued to be Grand Prix Legends, Nascar Racing 2003, SCC mod for F1 Challenge 99-02. These games along with others keep you coming back and drawing you in for more where others in comparison like the Colin McRae series seem "two dimensional", flat and have canned predicable responses that quickly become boring at best.
The dynamics of Richard Burns cars and tracks are on a whole new level of refinement such that you can really feel the mass of the car change in how it reacts to the suspension at different speeds and angles to the road and road conditions. Get unstable from hitting ruts and potholes at high speeds or bumping a berm on the edge of a fast narrow road. Use the crown of the road to your advantage while hooking your inside tires into the low side of a turn.Read more ›
Keep in mind that this is a REAL sim that makes games like Gran Turismo 5 feel like Mariokart. Also, this is a 7 year old title so dont expect GT5 like graphics.
- 7 years after release and its still the best rally racing sim
- Unapologetic, unrelenting, ultra-realistic driving physics
- Graphics are still perfectly acceptable
- Active community of developers, servers, and users
- Great online play via Rallysim, etc.
- Sims like can make you a better driver, rally or not
- Cheap..got my copy for under 10 bucks
- For those living in the US, most online servers are outside the US
- Some may find that the graphics are a bit dated
The menus are a little clunky and could be more refined but they work. I had some trouble assigning functions to my ActLabs ForceRS wheel, pedals and shifter set up. I eventually had to unplug the shifter, do the assigning and plug it in again. For any who use a shifter the game only supports a sequential shift so a standard H pattern won't work. But this is realistic as 'in car' footage of real rally stages shows the drivers using sequential shift anyway. For those who do not want an arcade game and want a real sim I would highly recommend this one.
The driving school feature is excellent and gives a good introduction to rallying for any who are not familiar with it, although it is not as challenging as the licence acquisition of Gran Turismo.
Excellent job by the development team .. fantastic product.
May 2005 bring Richard Burns a return to good health.
What you might not know is this reseller has created their own poorly written self-branded wrapper installer, for no reason at all, that will not install the game. I figured I had a bad disk and just didn't bother complaining since it was only a few dollars. Turns out they slap their brand all over the disk and break the whole install process.
If you ignore their intrusive, unwanted, non-working install app and run the setup.exe file on the disk (NOT the setup.now.exe) it installs no problem. Pick another company that doesn't try to shove their company, that has NOTHING to do with the game, in your face and you'll love the game.
Ironically their super annoying, non-working branding only makes want to never buy from them ever again. If they had just left the normal install alone I would have been buying more games from them. As it is I will never buy from them again.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
If you are into rally and sim racing this is a must have game. While the graphics are a bit out dated at this point there are plenty of mods to bring them forward and a community... Read morePublished 15 months ago by David Fletcher
Not for the faint of heart. This is a high skill sim. Takes lots of pratice.Published 18 months ago by Dwilly
I love the game, very realistic and great with my G27.
I was slightly disappointed because my copy of the game was through a second-hand seller and I didn't get the original... Read more
This is definetly the most realistic rally simulator ever if not the most realistic driving simulator ever. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
Best Rally Game Ever, mods are available on the web, but the physics still cannot be beat. Richard Burns Rally may never be topped, and at this price, if you're a rally fan you... Read morePublished on May 9, 2014 by Russell Wilson
Like to support the sim companies. I have had alot of fun with this game. There is a couple sites that make this game much more enjoyable.Published on May 7, 2014 by Randy J Chamberlin