WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship Reviews

WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8.3 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2017

Overall, WRC 9 is a good representation of rally racing. It is a fun time for someone who enjoys racing or the casual fan just looking to run with your mates.

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Aug 30, 2020

WRC 9 is the fully realized game that KT Racing has been building towards all these years. And it being so good sets up both the already announced WRC 10 and WRC 11 with incredible foundations to work from and build upon. It has some persistent and pesky bugs, but they should be ironed out. Future updates will include new cars and multiplayer where you can be the co-driver giving pacenotes, all for free. This is a richer and fuller experience over WRC 8 in every way. WRC 9 is not only the best WRC game to-date, but one of the best rally simulations to exist.

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8 / 10
Aug 30, 2020

At last, Kylotonn has delivered on the promise of authentic driving experience, and for a rallying game, I think that is the single most important element.

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8 / 10.0
Aug 30, 2020

Although it feels a slight step backwards from last year, WRC 9 is still an impressive rally game that fans will love.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2020

At this moment in time, WRC 9 is the closest thing to a perfect rally game we’ve got.

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9 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2020

WRC 9 is the complete rally package - tough but rewarding handling, astonishing representations of the real world rally stages, and a wealth of gameplay options. Many hours of non-blinking fun are to be had for racing fans, with a free sexy upgrade to the PS5 version on the horizon.

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7 / 10
Sep 1, 2020

WRC 9 is a challenging rally game that celebrates the FIA World Rally Championship’s past and present. The driving mechanics themselves are very well implemented and there’s plenty of modes that’ll keep you busy – but there’s more than a few rough edges that prevent it from being a real champion.

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8 / 10
Sep 1, 2020

Building on the foundation of last year's game, WRC 9 fleshes out the experience with new features and content.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2020

Not a lot has been added in WRC 9 when compared to its predecessor, but what’s new in here is still very welcome. Its online interface is a bit better than before, its graphics have been improved by a significant degree, its framerate is more stable, and its controls, while still punitive towards newcomers, feature some new assists to make the adaptation process a little bit less traumatizing to the uninitiated.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2020

WRC 9 is a solid, highly-polished rally racer with more than enough content to keep you busy for a long time. Career mode has depth, and not just for the sake of it. Single-players will get their kicks throwing motors around famous tracks from the world over, with visits to New Zealand, Kenya, and Wales for some of the best racing out there today.

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8.3 / 10.0
Sep 1, 2020

WRC 9 is a little bit continuous from the previous edition, but it is undoubtedly overflowing with quality for another year.

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Echo Boomer
Diogo dos Santos
Loved
Sep 1, 2020

This year WRC show its greatest strengths with one of the best sim-racers of the moment.

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8 / 10
Sep 2, 2020

WRC 9 is a mean, brutal, no-nonsense racing experience that will have you both feeling like a driving artist and peasant all at once.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2020

Simply put, I like it. WRC 9 is a fine additional to franchise. Nacon brought passion and care into the project and it shows. Simulation racing is at its finest and there’s plenty game modes to go around.

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7.6 / 10.0
Sep 2, 2020

WRC 9 brings the fun home,it keeps building on the previous entries it relaxes a bit on the simulation aspects, but this works fine here, kudos to the copilot AI is stellar, while the fraphics could and should use some work.

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Chris Wray
Top Critic
8 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2020

WRC 9 is yet another step ahead for the WRC series from KT Racing and Nacon. However, unlike last year's outing which was a massive leap, this seems to be content to simply refine. In keeping with that, the visuals, audio, and general racing have seen improvement, as have the physics, and although there are a few bugs here and there, they're fewer and further between. There's no doubt that WRC 9 is a strong contender and should certainly be on the list for anybody who wants a great rally game.

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6.5 / 10.0
Sep 3, 2020

If you enjoy the cars, the managing, the challenge, WRC 9 will be your cup of tea. Everyone else should find something enjoyable but nothing that'll hold your attention for long.

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85 / 100
Sep 3, 2020

WRC 9 does not come to revolutionize the genre or the saga, nor does it need to, but to polish a well-known formula to become an essential that offers us a wide individual experience with its new career mode, but also putting the focus on eSports , its more traditional multiplayer and the option to enjoy legendary cars. Better with a steering wheel, we hope that in future installments the option of VR will be added to complete the simulation experience that immerses us in an experience that is as close to actually driving one of these vehicles.

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Unscored
Sep 3, 2020

Rarely have I reviewed a game that delivered on almost every front, but that is exactly what WRC 9 has done. It allows me to feel the pressure and tension of knowing that even the smallest mistake behind the wheel can ruin an event. I sometimes felt like I was going to grasp the overwhelming joy of accomplishment before it was replaced with devastation and doubt.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2020

Despite some technical issues, WRC 9 delivers on its core mechanics, offering a deep and rewarding off-road racing game.

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