WRC 8

Rating Summary

Based on 60 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

75

Top Critic Average

69%

Critics Recommend

Based on 60 critic reviews
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Eurogamer

Top Critic

Recommended
Sep 4, 2019

With a beautiful handling model, much-improved visuals and a savvy use of the official licence, WRC 8 is a triumph.

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IGN
By Luke Reilly

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8.4 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2019

WRC 8 is the most in-depth rally sim to ever wear the official license.

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Sep 3, 2019

WRC 8 is the best game yet in the series and has a major edge on its chief competitor due to its far more accessible racing.

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TheSixthAxis
Thomas Harrison-Lord

Top Critic

7 / 10
Sep 5, 2019

What WRC 8 gives in career longevity, mode variety and stage choice, it takes away with unrefined vehicle handling and some rough edges. This is still the best official WRC game to date, but bear in mind that until the driving feel becomes the main focus of development, this series can't be placed into the pantheon of all-time greats.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2019

Making small improvements over previous games not only adds up to WRC 8 being the best in the series, it's also one of the best rally games around.

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GamingTrend
T.K. Hale

Top Critic

80 / 100
Sep 11, 2019

The year that Kylotonn took to get WRC 8 back into the top contenders of rally games was worth it. Its Career mode alone is enough to make you sit down for hours and plan out how to manage your team, drive your car, and meet the conditions of your contract. With the car's level of detail being extremely high, decent driving mechanics, and the bevvy of game modes being at an all-time high, this is a racing game that any fan of racing should absolutely try.

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Sep 3, 2019

WRC 8 is fun, it's challenging, and it's frustrating, and with that license in tow, it's a great play for rally fans the world over.

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7 / 10
Sep 3, 2019

Overall, the driving is competent, and most importantly, delivers that thrill ride as you scream over treacherous terrain. It's a shame the presentation is somewhat lacking, because this is otherwise a solid rally experience.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2019

A combination of a laudable driving experience and exquisitely modelled official rally environments across 14 countries means WRC 8 delivers the goods and deserves your attention.

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7.3 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

WRC 8 has to deal with too many compromises, and it comes out smaller than its potential. It is neither insufficient nor broken but seems to evolve too slowly, without clear objectives.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 25, 2019

WRC 8 is surprisingly accessible to rally newcomers, but after explaining how everything works, the game delights in throwing buckets of cold water in the player's face. This is a tough game, but a fair one, and fans of rally racers and other "difficult" genres will likely equally enjoy skidding through WRC 8's wicked twists and turns. A variety of modes flesh the experience out, but prepare to feast on the Career Mode, which is comprehensive and comprehendible. Recommended.

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GameMAG

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6 / 10
Sep 29, 2019

At the moment WRC 8 should be considered for purchase only if you need a detailed career mode and so you avoid DiRT Rally 2.0. Or because you already beat the hit from Codemasters up and down and you need another similar game. Even so, I would recommend waiting for patches and discount.

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85 / 100
Sep 27, 2019

The graphics, sound, presentation, and force feedback all blend together to create a wonderful sense of speed and the sense of ever present danger that immerses you in the world of rally racing.

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8 / 10.0
Oct 13, 2019

By far the best outing every by KT Racing/Kylotonn and in the WRC franchise as a whole. With a well-defined career mode, backed up by a wealth of stages, set across a variety of places within the world, all of which are well designed, WRC 8 offers a lot for fans who want yet another strong rally game to jump into. While not quite alongside DiRT Rally 2.0, it's certainly coming close.

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3.5 / 10.0
Oct 23, 2019

On the surface WRC 8 would look like a game made for rally fans, but it misses the mark by miles and with there being so many other fantastic rally and racing games already out there to choose from, I can only recommend that you go looking elsewhere.

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7 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2019

On balance, WRC 8 is an old title

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7 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

WRC 8 presents a complete rallying experience with its team management and career components. But while the driving does deliver a fun time, it's frustrating on a technical level and there are the visuals won't distract you from that fact.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2019

WRC 8 is an amazing racing sim, but don't expect it to hold your hand.

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9 / 10.0
Sep 5, 2019

WRC 8 is a rally racing fan's dream. This is a game that will test the skills of even veteran rally fans. Those who are looking to live the dream of taking a team from relative obscurity to championship winners will enjoy the extensive career mode. There's even split screen! In 2019! Split. Screen. While the environments may not seem as detailed as in Dirt Rally 2.0, and the co-drivers are a bit robotic, these are smaller issues and by are no means deal breakers. It seems the rally racing genre just got competitive for the first time in a while with the release of WRC 8.

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8 / 10
Sep 9, 2019

This episode has been carefully developed and deserves the attention of simracing fans. It does not compete with the best titles on PC, but you will not have much to reproach it on console. WRC 8, it is a solid title with an official licence and the confidence is now totally restored in Kylotonn. Simply, Bravo.

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