art of rally

Rating Summary

Based on 12 critic reviews
Mighty Man

OpenCritic Rating

84

Top Critic Average

100%

Critics Recommend

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Recommended
Sep 22, 2020

Like a playable poster for an iconic rally event, funselektor's top-down racer is a blast.

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Polygon

Top Critic

Unscored
Sep 25, 2020

Rally driving, for me anyway, is about plowing headlong into the unknown, understanding the risk of fast driving in a way you can’t on an oval or a well-known circuit. That makes taking a square left perfectly, or drifting through the full 180 degrees of a switchback, seem even more high-five-myself awesome. And I got exactly that in Art of Rally. If that’s the experience you want, too, Art of Rally will serve it as much as it will an escape from the present day, for a delightful joyride through a beautiful countryside.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2020

From its incredible soundtrack to its unbelievably fun gameplay and striking visuals, art of rally is a genuine contender for 2020's best racer.

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8.3 / 10.0
Oct 6, 2020

Don't trust art of rally. Even if it looks like a cute, tiny, aesthetic arcade racing game, it is actually a love tribute to the history of rally, from a rally lover to rally lovers all over the world. Underneath his neat visual style and his top-down visuals lies a great rally sim, stripped of every needless detail and still playable by any kind of gamer thanks to a vast array of camera and difficulty options.

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8 / 10
Oct 11, 2020

Reconnecting with feelings that have gone out of fashion, Art of Rally is a welcome entertainment at a time games are more and more complex and dense. Just like kart racing, it offers quick handling and good sensations. Without second thoughts, we drive and we learn to adapt to the different cars it offers. In addition, it is perfect for small PC configurations.

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Unscored
Oct 7, 2020

Art of Rally might not be the most realistic simulation of the sport nor the most graphically intensive, but its heart is definitely in the right place. The developers behind it have done a remarkable job making it feel like a rally experience while taking a wildly different and much more relaxed approach that helps set it apart from much more intense games like DIRT Rally 2.0 and WRC 9. It’s easily my favorite rally racer in the last few years.

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9 / 10
Oct 5, 2020

A natural evolution of Absolute Drift, art of rally is a terrific passion project that serves as the perfect love letter to rally driving. Designed to be accessible to anyone, regardless of skill level, and with a huge amount of content, it’s a game that you could easily be playing a year from now and still finding new ways to approach it. As such, it’s an incredible value proposition and one of the best racing games in recent memory.

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10 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2020

Art of rally delivers the perfect blend of arcade and history about the golden age of rally without hiding the more dangerous aspects of the sport. By far one of the best racing games of 2020.

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85 / 100
Sep 27, 2020

art of rally exactly knows what it wants to be and reaches every finish line with ease. It's simple yet sophisticated. And certainly, it's not a rally game like any other.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 23, 2020

Pardon the cliché, but Art of Rally is exactly that. It’s art. Not only is it one hell of an entertaining racing game, but it’s also a visual delight, a musical masterpiece, and a love letter to cars and racing in general. The developers took inspiration from lots of different gaming and non-gaming sources in order to create something unique and truly memorable.

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