[edit] Background

Colin McRae Rally 2005 promises over 300 stages on nine different international locations, and a huge amount of cars including 4WD vehicles like the Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII, 2WD machines like the Peugeot 206 and a host of others. It's bigger, better and prettier than the last game, with one more reason to get excited - being able to race online.

[edit] Gameplay

Offering real progression and the most diverse selection of rally cars to choose from, drivers will be pummelled through a staggering 300+ stages driving cars from 4-wheel drive, 2-wheel drive, 4-wheel Classics, Super 2-wheel, Rear Wheel, Distinctive and 4x4 classics. Beyond the Career Challenge, there's even more adrenaline-fuelled rally gaming with the title's 4WD Championship, Rally, Stages and Online gaming modes.

And just when you thought a McRae game couldn't offer more detail or visual splendour, the game's development team is cramming it in: the new bonnet-cam and an improved chase cam gives a real sensation of speed and undulation. Enhanced damage and scenery visuals include new individual damage models for every car and should you crash into a tree, it'll shudder and even drop leaves!

[edit] Features

  • 30+ featured cars include the Volkswagen Golf MK5, Toyota Celica GT-FOUR, Lancia Stratos, Alfa Romeo 147 GTA, Alfetta GTV Turbodelta, Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VIII, Peugeot 206, 205 T16 Evo2 and the VW Beetle RSi.
  • 9 international locations (new German rally joins events through UK, Sweden, USA, Finland, Australia, Spain, Greece, and Japan), in Rally game mode, each with 8 stages. Large, animated spectator crowds cheer you on through the stages.
  • Incredible detail: An individual damage model for each car - right down to paintwork scrapes and a 'dazed' visual effect as you recover from a crash!

[edit] Hardware Requirements

Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
DirectX 9c
Pentium III or Athlon at 1GHz
256Mb RAM
2x DVD-ROM drive
Supported 64Mb Graphics Card
DirectX 9 Compatible Sound Card
3gb Free hard drive space

Recommended Requirements: Pentium III/4 or Athlon at 2GHz
512Mb RAM
Graphics Card: ATi Radeon 8xxx and above, nVidia GeForce3 and above
Sound Blaster Audigy 2 series audio card

This game is also known as:

  • Colin McRae Rally in Japan
  • Colin McRae Rally 2005 Plus in Europe

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Release Dates
  • North America:
    • Jan 1, 2005 (PS2)
    • Nov 2, 2004 (NGAGE)
    • October 2004 (PC)
    • Sep 28, 2004 (Xbox)
    • Q2 2005 (PSP)
  • Japan: May 31, 2007
  • Europe:
    • Sep 1, 2005 (PSP)
    • November 2004 (NGAGE)
    • Sep 24, 2004 (PC)
    • Q3 2004 (PS2)
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