WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship Reviews

WRC 9 FIA World Rally Championship is ranked in the 76th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
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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9 / 10.0
Nov 24, 2020

Though the breadth of the upgrades that the PS5 brings to WRC 9 is expected and somewhat unambitious to an extent, the truth is that developer Kylotonn has provided a delectable coat of polish to what is already considered to be one of the finest rally games in years. If you've got a PS5 and you want a rally racing sim to cut your teeth on, they don't come any better than WRC 9.

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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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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
Sep 10, 2020

WRC 9 presents to us driving at it’s purest. There is no one else on the course – just you. So at its core, is Man, Machine vs. the Elements, which is what rally car racing truly is.

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Sep 13, 2020

WRC 9 is a fun game, for both casual gamers and serious rally fans. It’s a good rally game for anybody interested in WRC and racing, however owners of WRC 8 will not be missing out on a lot. The changes aren’t as big as last year - the visuals, audio and handling have been improved and there’s more content, but it still feels like an update or DLC, rather than an entirely new game.

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9 / 10
Nov 23, 2020

Of all of the PS4 games that have had PS5 upgrades, WRC 9 shows the most improvement. Sharper visuals in 4K running at a consistent 60 FPS transform an average looking game into a gorgeous one. Combined with an unchanged driving system that needed no tweaking and excellent DualSense implementation that elevates it, this takes 1st place as the best racing game on PS5 so far.

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Nov 25, 2020

WRC 9 is the official racing game of the 2020 FIA World Rally Championship. WRC 9 has been developed by French studio Kylotonn and had been published by long time series publisher; Nacon (formerly known as Big Ben Interactive). Traditionally the WRC features 13 point-to-point events that are held across the world. The time-trial events feature teams of two (driver and co-driver) who aim to navigate through the often tricky courses in the shortest time possible.

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9 / 10.0
Nov 16, 2020

So if like me you had skipped WRC 9 as you had enjoyed or are still enjoying WRC 8, I would honestly suggest taking a look at WRC 9 on the PS5 if you’ve already made the jump. From the solid off-road driving mechanics to the graphics and the sounds, this is one that I’ll be coming back to often enough if not to get better, then just to have fun.

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Robert Dever Jr.
9 / 10.0
Sep 11, 2020

If you are a rally racing fan or even just a racing fan, WRC 9 is a definitive rally experience that deserves a spot in your library.

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Jan 30, 2021

WRC 9 is a mighty good time and a great entry point for someone who might not be as familiar with the franchise or racing sims.

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9 / 10.0
May 8, 2021

WRC9 has proved to be competent Rally simulator, offering a very complete experience full of content and game modes. From the most novice to the most enthusiastic, it presents enough gameplay depth to please everyone. In the future it will feature free updates to further extend the experience and gameplay, which reveals a great option for anyone who is a fan of the genre and likes to bet on a portable experience.

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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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8.5 / 10.0
Dec 11, 2020

WRC 9 on PS5 adds a new layer to the gameplay thanks to the haptic feedback, with improved visuals that're noticeable from the start.

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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 21, 2020

WRC 9 continues to give the Dirt series a run for its money. This year saw a safe update to the series, with extra content being the main new feature. If you enjoyed WRC 8, picking up WRC 9 is a no-brainer. If you skipped out on last year's entry, however, it can be had for a cheaper price these days, and by the time you've seen all that game has to offer, WRC 9 will then be an even better deal. This is the off-roading game to play while we await DiRT 5 later this year, when the competition should really get interesting.

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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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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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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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8.5 / 10.0
Sep 26, 2020

WRC 9 is not as innovative as its predecessor, but it maintains the same excellence. Whether you are a veteran of the franchise or a novice who wants to venture into speed in a new way, here you will find a title with a very complete experience.

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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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