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Only by listening to your co-pilot and being cautious will you do well. You also have pay attention to details when you're managing your team in the "Career" mode.
Positive Role Models
The player's character has to drive carefully while following the instructions and advice of their co-pilot. They also have to be smart when it comes to managing their team and choosing the right equipment for each race to be successful.
Players can choose to have their driver be from a variety of countries, including France, India, Kenya, Japan, and Greece, to name a few. They can also choose both the gender and nationality of their navigator, though the gender of this co-pilot is limited to "male" and "female."
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Ease of Play
The game has three difficulty options: "Novice," "Intermediate," and "Expert." It has a helpful tutorial explaining the controls and rules. But it's also a realistic simulation, and thus it's difficult and complicated on every level.
Violence & Scariness
While players can crash, the driver and co-pilot are never shown being injured or killed, so there's no blood or gore.
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Online gameplay isn't moderated, potentially exposing players to inappropriate content.
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Products & Purchases
The game features cars from a variety of real-world manufacturers, including (but not limited to) Ford, Peugeot, Toyota, Volkswagen, and Citroen. There are also corporate logos on the cars and signage that include the aforementioned cars, such automotive accessory brands as Pirelli, as well as such real-world sponsors as Red Bull.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that WRC 10 is a realistic rally racing game for Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PS4, Switch, and PCs. While this game has no objectionable content, its realistic approach to driving in races as well as the management of the team in the "Career" mode is strictly for hardcore driving game enthusiasts. Like real rally racing, the game features real cars and real tracks, and displays numerous corporate logos from car companies (Toyota, Volkswagon, etc.), automotive parts (Pirelli), and sponsors (Red Bull). In the online modes, communication between players isn't monitored, potentially exposing players to inappropriate comments.
Is It Any Good?
Though not for everyone, serious fans of rally racing -- and rally racing video games -- will appreciate this realistic driving experience. Like other installments of this series, WRC 10 is an authentic rally racing simulation, with everything that implies: realistic handling, physics, and so on. But it's also an homage to the sport's 50 year history. That's why you're not just running races from the 2021 season in current cards, but you also get to race iconic rally races from the sport's history using both modern and vintage rally cars, and get to race new events using both modern and vintage rally cars. It's also why you, in some modes, you can decide what time of day it is, and what the weather is like, as well as numerous technical aspects of your vehicle.
Of course, all of this meaningless if you're not into realistic racing simulations and, more importantly, rally racing. Unlike many motor sports, this has you racing against the clock to get the best time, and working with your navigator who tells you when to turn and how hard. As a result, people who don't want to race on their own, and with someone telling them what to do, or who prefer the more relaxed approach of an arcade racing game, will find this endlessly frustrating. Doubly so when they get to the detailed "Career" mode and have to micromanage a team as well. But for rally heads and racing sim enthusiasts, this has it all. More, in fact, than before; along with the vintage events and cars, this also adds a mode where you can paint and decorate your cars. All of which makes WRC 10 more than just your usual Sunday drive.
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