WRC 7 FIA World Rally Championship

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WRC 7 FIA World Rally Championship is ranked in the 41st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 33 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

70

Top Critic Average

15%

Critics Recommend

Based on 33 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Wolf's Gaming Blog
Recommended
Recommended
Oct 9, 2017

if you want a more polished and forgiving game then opt for DiRT 4, but if you’re a big rally fan who is looking for a challenge then WRC 7 is the game for you. The wonderful handling, great stages and awesome physics all add up to something that feels excellent to play.

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ACG
Wait for Sale
ACG

Top Critic

Wait for Sale
Sep 14, 2017
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Scored Reviews

The Loot Gaming
8.6 / 10.0
8.6 / 10.0
Oct 16, 2017

WRC 7 has brought us a new game for the saga that is very recommendable if you love racing games, it is a very known brand that offers the possibility to live each year’s championship, making it a game that recycles itself by adding the new stages, cars, teams and features that comes up every year, but that is what happens with sports games; they try to make it as real as posible so that’s why they tend to stick to what happens in the actual season. In my opinion they could try to fix the graphics and physics just a bit because, for example the behaviour of the car, when getting out of the track or having collisions, is not very good.

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TrueAchievements
Sep 22, 2017

If you're just looking to play in the dirt, WRC 7 is an excellent experience you'll be glad to have played.

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Invision Community
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 8, 2017

Overall WRC 7 is an enjoyable, rewarding title, with a curve that will suit rally enthusiasts looking for a simulation, it is not as simulated as Project Cars 2, but its does try. It will not take newcomers by the hand, but it will guide you and teach you to drive from the very low tiers and as you improve, so does your standings. For experienced drivers, you will be tested, oh yes you will be, so be prepared.

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Bazimag
8 / 10
8 / 10
Oct 1, 2017

WRC7 is entertaining but imperfect! It’s an enjoyable game due to its great handling and gameplay while you are behind the wheel. In addition, great number of tracks, various weather and geographical conditions such as forests, mountains, deserts and snowy lands are all other good features of the game. However, limited number of cars and unpleasant career mode prevent WRC7 from being a flawless title.

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God is a Geek
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2017

WRC 7 is undoubtedly 2017's most exciting rally game, held back only by an overall experience that makes the same mistakes as its predecessor.

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Digital Chumps
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Jun 20, 2017

WRC 7 is an unexpected delight when it comes to Rally games. It may not have the amount of depth and control as other Rally series, but it makes up for it in entertainment and fun. There's enough modes, enough beautiful landscapes to race on and enough concentration on keeping gamer attention squarely on the road.

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Impulsegamer
3.8 / 5.0
3.8 / 5.0
Oct 23, 2017

All in all, the game is fun and addictive, if you're into racing but are looking for a difference then WRC is definitely one to try. It's all the fun of racing, with a little less pressure compared to being thrown onto a track with 10+ other guys to beat, dodging cars and racing for immediate on-track position, instead it's you more or less racing the clock with the challenge of doing the best time. It's probably not worth the price tag, the cheapest being around the $89 mark, so best to wait it out for it to come down a bit but if you're a racing fan looking for a bit of difference and challenge it's definitely worth looking into.

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Spaziogames
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2017

WRC 7 is better than its predecessor but is still far from its direct rival DiRT. It offers a good career mode, with all the official tracks of FIA Rally championship and many improvements. The physics of the vehicles and the graphics have to be improved.

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IGN
7.3 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

7.3 / 10.0
Nov 8, 2017

WRC 7 doesn't unseat Codemasters' Dirt 4 as this year's premier rally game, but it definitely continues Kylotonn's upward trajectory in the genre.

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GameSpot
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 28, 2017

WRC 7 faithfully recreates the challenges of rallying--bumps and all.

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 29, 2017

WRC 7 isn't perhaps the most exciting racing game out there, but while it lacks some of the drama of Codemasters' offerings, this is still a well put together and technically sound rally game. It's also another positive step forwards for the series, which shows that there is absolutely the potential there to turn in something special.

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IGN Italy
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2017

Part arcade and part simulation, WRC 7 is a good and enjoyable game. But the competition is still way better.

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Windows Central
Oct 26, 2017

If you like your motorsport sideways and dirty, you'll probably enjoy WRC 7 on the Xbox One.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 27, 2017

WRC 7 rectifies the flaws of its predecessor. It's a good rally game that is still not perfect, but it will especially suffer from the great competition that is announced this year, with a lot of big racing games coming out.

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NEOsite
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Sep 19, 2017

Thanks to amazing tracks WRC 7 became the best entry in the series, although it still needs improvements.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Sep 25, 2017

If you needed proof that some games end up putting out what you yourself put in, WRC 7 is likely the closest the series has gotten into successfully drawing in the more casual players, all the while maintaining the series' raw and challenging simulation edge.

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The Digital Fix
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Nov 7, 2017

A thoroughly competent but somewhat clinical racer that's fully licensed and looks the part.

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Cubed3
7 / 10
7 / 10
Sep 24, 2017

WRC 7 is a commendable rally game that does little to advance the sport on the video game platform. However, that's not to say that it has to be revolutionary to be good. It does provide plenty of adrenaline, filled tracks that span all the real world major events, with plenty of differing conditions and surfaces that are sure to be challenging to master.

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GameSpew
70%
70%
Sep 28, 2017

For ardent rally fans then, WRC 7 is well worth a look.

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Worth Playing
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Apr 9, 2018

Racers of all kinds will have fun playing the game — to an extent. If you fit into that target audience, then you might want to give it a try and judge its standing for yourself, but for those looking for a strange and different experience, I'd suggest waiting to see if the immersion is improved in next year's edition.

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Entertainment Buddha
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 3, 2017

WRC 7 faithfully recreates a rally racing experience. The cars in the game almost directly match their real life counterparts. The locations are beautiful and the driving is challenging and fun. Some graphical hiccups and glitches held this one back.

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TheXboxHub
Sep 28, 2017

If you’re looking for a casual racer, the experience may be just what you’re looking for, but those hardcore racers out there may be left disappointed.

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SA Gamer
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Oct 5, 2017

WRC is a decent racing simulator that might be worth your time if you're looking for a solid and focused rally experience

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Sports Gamers Online
6.8 / 10.0
6.8 / 10.0
Oct 19, 2017

The game does have many minor issues that may steer away users. In particular, the lack of a more engaging career mode and the arcade style of driving (including unrealistic crashes and little differentiation between cars) are a bit disappointing. Especially, considering those were primary complaints in previous chapters of the franchise. However, if you're simply looking for a couch-driving, not overly demanding racing game, then you may find yourself spending some good time with World Rally Championship 7.

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Areajugones
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2017

WRC 7 offers hours of entertainmant and features all the official licenses of the champisonship. However, the game fails where its previous installments also did, like the feeling of an artificial driving and other issues. WRC still has some major aspects to improve.

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Generación Xbox
6.3 / 10.0
Generación Xbox

Top Critic

6.3 / 10.0
Oct 1, 2017

WRC 7 tries to transmit the essence of the rally without much success. A medium graphic level and a rough driving does not manage to stand out above other titles of the genre. However, the game offers fast and easy fun. Ideal for anyone who wants to explore this type of competition for the first time.

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IGN Spain
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2017

Far from remembering us at glorious times like those of Evolution Studios' WRC II: Extreme, Kylotonn is sinking in the mud the official license for not worrying to correct the gameplay.

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GameMAG
6 / 10
GameMAG
KuP9l

Top Critic

6 / 10
Nov 14, 2017

WRC 7 proved to be not a bad rally simulator, which is worth trying if you already played quite enough of DiRT Rally and DiRT 4, but you want more. Of course, if you do not mind the faded soundtrack and simple graphics. If you played WRC 6, there's nothing essentially new in WRC7.

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AusGamers
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2017

It's fun for a quick bash sure, but for similar expenditure you could be playing Forza 7, Project Cars 2, or the literally billions of other racing games on the market.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
6 / 10
Oct 28, 2017

WRC 7 is, much like its predecessor, a step in the right direction but is still just falling short of the mark when compared to others in its class, such as DIRT 4 and Project CARS 2.

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Saving Content
Sep 28, 2017

While I enjoyed it a great deal, things need to change for WRC 8 next year. As it stands, WRC 7 is a solid game with “to the point” racing that works, but is growing stale. If you’ve been away from the series for a while, this is an excellent entry to get back to. If you liked WRC 6, returning players will find very little that’s new in WRC 7 for the money. The attention to detail is applaudable, and the realism and authenticity Kylotonn brings is unmatched, but is in need of something more to liven this series up for future entries.

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