Parents' Guide to

WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

All-ages racing game made for serious motorsport fans.

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Though not everyone will enjoy this realistic driving game, fans of this series and this motorsport will appreciate the authentic recreation of races. In WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship, players get to see what it would be like to be a professional rally race driver. Not only does this have the real events, racers, and companies, but you also have to manage your team and your car. Then there's the racing, which, like the real thing, has you and a co-pilot driving closed and narrow dirt paths, which are curvy and bumpy, in point-to-point races. All of which is made that much harder if it's raining or nighttime...or both.

Of course, being a rally racing game -- and a simulation at that -- does mean that this isn't for every race fan. Not everyone will appreciate that, in rally races, you're the only driver on the road, and winning and losing depends on your overall time, not pulling ahead of another driver. Some also won't appreciate having a co-pilot telling them where to go, assuming they understand the terminology. The game's realistic physics and controls are also unforgiving, even on the lowest difficulty and with all the assists turned on, while the game's depth can be overwhelming for those unfamiliar with this motorsport or similarly realistic racing games. But then, these are the same aspects that will delight fans of rally racing and racing simulations. Which is why casual Sunday drivers should go elsewhere, but rally lovers should really consider taking WRC 8 FIA World Rally Championship for a spin.

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