WRC 10 Review
Here is our WRC 10 Review giving you a subjective, unbiased review helping you make a more educated decision on whether or not the game is for you
WRC 10 not only celebrates 50 years of the sport but also 10 years of the rally franchise in what is easily the most comprehensive WRC game ever made.
Starting off with content and value for money we get all 52 teams and drivers from the 2021 season to choose from in any of the available game modes however we only get 9 of rallies from this season at launch with the Arctic Finland rally been a big omission considering we already have this rally in place already but not in its winter variation, we will get the Belgium and Greece rallies arriving as free post launch content.
As previously mentioned this years entry is partly made in celebration of 50 years of the sport and we get over 20 historic cars defining some of the iconic moments of certain rallies and or vehicles in an all new anniversary mode.
In anniversary mode we get to recreate some of the sports defining moments driving the cars and stages which have been fully accurately created to what the conditions were like when the event actually took place.
Moving onto the graphics and KT racing has done another amazing job on accurately reproducing the rigours of competing in the world rally championship which is arguably the hardest sport in the world based on the length of the calendar and the times of the day at which the drivers must contend with, whether that be an early morning winter stage around Monte Carlo or a dusk stage with the sun low in the sky around some of the stomach churning jumps that make up the Finnish rally.
This is also bolstered on next gen consoles with the ability to run the game at silky smooth 120hertz performance mode.
The not so Good
With so many positives we do have to include negatives and first up is the co driver who sadly has been given more to say than what’s needed which includes shouting awesome when you set the fastest split time during an stage.
With so much emphasis on creating a genuine simulation experience in real life a co driver has to maintain full dedication to there pace notes to assist the driver as they race through each stage.
Online like in previous years plays a lead role as you can participate with a friend in co driver mode to get a authentic feel for the game or you could just jump straight into a random online stage and aim to beat other players.
Clubs make a return and in this mode you can challenge your club mates to custom rally events where you get to stage the stage car class and weather conditions so online has enough options to keep most player entertained.
Sound also plays a key part in recreating that authentic feel and this point has not be overlooked as with over 20 historic cars from the 50 years of the sport we find that each different era of car has its own different set of rules and regulations that it had to conform to so going all the way back fo 1970’s with the lancia fulvia we find it’s a front wheel drive naturally aspirated car that has a V4 engine that sings around the 6 thousand RPM range.
But move forward to the mid 1980’s we have the group B car that defined modern day rallying in the Audi Quattro which was the first car to use 4 wheel drive system and this is a 2.0 litre turbo engine that had a deep raspy noise that ran around the 7-8 thousand RPM range with its popping of unburnt fuel coming out the exhaust for every up and down change in gear selection.
This sound is not just limited to the cars as the environment of the stages have also had some great consideration put into from the echoey noise as the cars accelerate through a tight and twisty tunnel to the rattling noise as the car travels through the loose gravel from the Sardinian rally.
This sound is also amplified through the dual sense controller as it will give you the gentle noise of tyres struggling for traction on a tarmac stage as you brake and try to maintain maximum speed, and while on the subject of the controller you also get a true sense of the power of the cars thanks to the haptic feedback as you are nearly wrestling to keep hold of the controller as it reacts to what you see on screen.
Trophies / Achievements
Here at griffins gaming guides we specialise in creating trophy / achievement guides and WRC 10 has not been forgotten about on this front with trophies / achievements being included for all new features in the game like the realistic duration mode or the nee anniversary game mode.
Click the link to go to the complete WRC 10 Trophy Guide.