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
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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8 / 10
Nov 25, 2020

We clearly had the big leap last year, as WRC 9 only shows minor improvements overall. It still suffers from a lacklustre multiplayer experience, but for those wishing to take cars and drive at speeds that defy all sense around roads ill-designed to be driven that fast, WRC 9 is the game to do it with.

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8 / 10.0
Sep 16, 2020

When it comes to annual releases like these, everything is essentially a build-up of the formula before it, but WRC 9 to me feels like the most fun I’ve had in a rally game since Colin McRae DiRT over 13 years ago, and that says something.

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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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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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8.7 / 10.0
Dec 17, 2020

The Big Daddy of rally games is packing an even bigger punch this year. WRC 9 returns with a stellar package, promising to give both, amateurs and seasoned drivers, a thorough challenge. But how difficult is it to master? The answer swings both way and it's time to find out how in our WRC 9 Review.

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9 / 10.0
Dec 7, 2020

Overall, WRC 9 is one of the most realistic racers that I have had the fortune of playing recently. It is full of great graphics and a level of realism I would want for many of my other games. Be careful as you drive down these back roads and paths as you race against the time of other drivers and have fun with it. It is available now for $49.99 USD and is purchasable on every major platform.

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8 / 10
Sep 22, 2020

Once again it is the stages that make playing WRC 9 a brilliant time.

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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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8.2 / 10.0
Sep 7, 2020

WRC 9 is best game in the series and is getting closer the king of the genre: Dirt Rally 2.0.

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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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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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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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Renan Fontes
Top Critic
8 / 10
Feb 25, 2021

A fantastic rally sim for newcomers and veterans alike, WRC 9 has only gotten better in its transition to the PlayStation 5. The next-gen console brings with it obvious visual and performance enhancements - pushing gameplay anywhere between 60 & 120 fps - but the real star here is haptic feedback. WRC 9 use of the DualSense controller is outstanding, utilizing sensations and vibrations to add another layer of immersion to racing. Players will feel the road underneath them, the weight of their brakes, and the subtlest shifts in terrain. A mix of addictive arcade gameplay and deeply immersive feedback, WRC 9 exceeds expectations.

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Cubed3
Top Critic
8 / 10
Oct 12, 2020

WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship does a fantastic job of filling the rally-racing void, despite the fact that it doesn't appear to have made many leaps forward from last year's title - but sometimes, making minimal changes is still better than making wrong calls. The Career mode is as fun and immersive as expected, and that's where the bulk of the offline hours will be lost. The updated visuals and extra attention to detail makes the races feel more alive, and the heart-stopping moments of avoiding a disaster on the track are as real as ever in here. Rally fans will enjoy Kylotonn's latest offering, while newcomers can jump in with an easy-to-learn control scheme. Whether offline or online, WRC 9 packs a punch with its many hours of content that will hopefully carry through to next year's title.

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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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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 18, 2020

To be perfectly frank, I did find WRC 9 to be a very difficult game. Maybe it’s partly down to my rustiness in the racing genre, and the fact I’ve been playing more arcade racers like Forza lately, but it’s safe to say it’s a difficult but rewarding learning curve.

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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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8 / 10
Sep 15, 2020

WRC 9 is definitely the best WRC game yet, and one of the best racing games of this generation. It's not perfect though, as rather shallow career mode and absence of some big cars are noticeable; but its solid physics and handling of cars and diverse environments are enough to make it worth every racing fan's while.

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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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