The new Colin McRae PC game is not what you think

By Brenna Hillier, Friday, 1 August 2014 03:42 GMT

Colin McRae Rally is out now on Steam, but it’s not rhe HD remaster you were hoping for.


There’s a new Colin McRae game available for Mac and PC via Steam but it is not the PlayStation era classic you’re hoping for.

We had such high expectations, too.

“This latest version of Colin McRae Rally is based on PlayStation One classic Colin McRae 2.0,” Codemasters said when releasing the launch trailer below.

Sounds promising, right? But read on a little further a little and you’ll see this intro is misleading at best, because the game available on Steam is a port of a mobile game which was itself based on the PSOne classic.

“It follows the release of Colin McRae Rally on the App Store last year, which became the number one rally game in many countries around the world, and calls from you guys to bring that classic Colin gameplay back to more platforms.”

The game doesn’t play much like the console version, although it’s quite faithful to the mobile release. Alas.

Thanks, RPS.

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