WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship Reviews

WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
6 / 10
Mar 19, 2021

The improved frame rate makes WRC 9 a better experience than WRC 8, but it still suffers from a number of issues through no fault of the developer, such as a lack of analogue triggers and a reduced rally count. However, the extremely distracting nature of the scenery, which is constantly drawing itself in right in front of you, makes it difficult to get properly immersed in the action. It's probably the best rally game on the Switch so far, but for fans of the sport, the wait continues for something truly brilliant on the system.

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6.5 / 10.0
Sep 29, 2020

Those who are now joining the series will have something remarkable in their hands, those returning, not so much. Especially when basic mistakes like the unnatural difficulty are not improved, something has probably gone really wrong.

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6.5 / 10.0
Sep 17, 2020

It is just another WRC game - good racing with solid gameplay but without inovations.

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6.5 / 10.0
Mar 20, 2021

WRC 9 brings simulation rally racing to the Nintendo Switch, preserving the core gameplay of the original. With over one hundred rallies and a generous career mode, there's lots to keep you busy. But, with the many visual concessions, does it still hold up?

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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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7 / 10.0
Sep 9, 2020

WRC9 offers an enormous amount of hours of fun despite the continuity at the game formula and the sometimes surreal behavior of physics after impacts.

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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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3.5 / 5.0
Sep 16, 2020

For all its familiarity and how little the experience has changed - at least in a way that feels beneficial, most of all - Kylotonn still manage to make WRC 9 shine where it matters.

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Nintendo Enthusiast
A.K Rahming
Top Critic
7 / 10.0
Mar 14, 2021

It's still nice that Nacon and its studios are supporting Nintendo Switch with the likes of WRC 9, but I hope future entries can try even harder to maximize the hardware's potential.

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75 / 100
Sep 19, 2020

WRC 9 finds itself in a healthy position with a fantastic driving model and a broad range of awesome rally stages. With pleasing visuals and a decent team management component, there are only a few issues that keep it from overtaking the competition.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2020

WRC 9 is currently the best rally experience you can get this year, but there's still room for a much deeper and more detailed career mode.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
7.5 / 10.0
Dec 18, 2020

WRC 9 is a nice update and yet another game taking advantage of the new hardware. Most likely overlooked the game when it initially came out. If you enjoy simulation racers this is definitely one to put on your radar. The Series X enhancements are a nice addition to an already solid rally game.

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7.5 / 10.0
Sep 4, 2020

WRC 9 is far from the best games of the genre, but keeps his multiples options and modes to be enjoyed by all kind of players.

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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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77 / 100
Sep 15, 2020

WRC 9 checks nearly all the boxes for a racing game and most importantly excels in the areas of rally racing and fun.

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8 / 10.0
Jan 28, 2021

To someone who has played and enjoyed these types of games before, WRC 9 probably won’t have anything to particularly surprise you, but there will definitely be something in there worthwhile. The game is extremely well put together and it’s clear a lot of work has gone into polishing it up to the highest standard possible. Sadly, however, if you’re someone who hasn’t really got into rallying before and is looking to try a new experience, I have to advise that you skip this title and look for something a little more approachable.

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8 / 10.0
Nov 25, 2020

More than anything else, WRC 9 is a tantalising demonstration of the DualSense controller’s potential to elevate well-crafted experiences into truly exceptional ones.

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INDIANTVCZ
Stanislav Franc
8 / 10
Oct 5, 2020

WRC 9 does not make many changes from the previous WRC. Nevertheless, it is a good game in its genre, perhaps one of the best. The game is fun and fans will see a good driving model and a sufficient number of cars and tracks. WRC9 offers three new rally locations and more classic cars. This WRC is ideal for new players.

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80 / 100
Sep 28, 2020

Repetition can be both a crux and a boon. If done right, video games — and practically any form of media — can feel unique in their execution, regardless of how much repetition is featured. WRC 9 ticks all the correct boxes and then some. While the game largely feels exactly like WRC 8, it is clear Kylotonn Racing’s tweaks and changes were precise and immaculate. The changes may have been small, but their impact is significant in the grand scheme. Furthermore, KT Racing’s valuable additions to multiplayer serve as adequate methods to improve upon previous misgivings - particularly that of WRC 8. It is not a perfect game in any stretch and falls just short of what Dirt Rally 2.0 manages to do right. Even so, it is a part of the upper echelon of simulators and stands above many others in the rally genre. At the end of the day, WRC 9 serves as an excellent addition to any rally fan’s video game library; thanks to its attention to detail, excellent sound production and incredible new physics.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 6, 2020

WRC 9 pushes forward KT Racing's series with a deeper and satisfying managerial aspect, a great car feeling and top-notch audio. It only gets dragged down by not too satisfying graphics and lack of meaningful visual damage, aspects we hope will be improved in the future.

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