WRC: Rally Evolved

WRC: Rally Evolved

Cover art
Developer(s) Evolution Studios
Publisher(s) Sony Computer Entertainment
Series World Rally Championship
Platform(s) PlayStation 2
Release date(s)
  • EU: October 28, 2005
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer (4 offline;16 online)

WRC: Rally Evolved (also known as World Rally Championship 5: Rally Evolved or simply WRC 5) is a WRC video game for the PlayStation 2 and was released only in Europe on October 28, 2005. It was developed by Evolution Studios as the entire series had been until the release of the 2010 version, and as usual featured licensed cars and authentic courses from the 2005 WRC season, based on satellite imagery of the landscapes

New features

Rally Evolved is a significant update to the series. A notable change is the "random event" engine in the game, which creates random hazards which the player must navigate as they drive the course. These random events can be anything from rockfalls from cliffs above, animals on the track or even rivers or pipes spilling water on the road surface, making it slippery. However, some random events are an advantage to the player - other (AI) drivers are on the course (although this is rare as this is not a common occurrence in the real WRC), and the player can pass them (thus beating them on the course). Also, the co-driver keeps players updated on other cars, and occasionally other cars crash and retire from the rally (players can often spot wrecked or overturned cars at the trackside, complete with co-drivers warning oncoming cars).

WRC: Rally Evolved also features new sets of cars, including "Historic" vehicles, essentially the highly tuned Group B rally cars including the Ford RS200, the Renault 5 Turbo and the Peugeot 205 Turbo 16 E2.

Game modes

WRC: Rally Evolved includes several different game modes.

Quick race

In a quick race, the player will play a randomly selected stage with a randomly selected car and driver.

Time target

During the race, the player will have to beat a time trial (although this is not needed to advance in the game). The time target will be the in-game time at the first attempt. If beaten, the time target will be the personal best with a specific car class.


The Championship mode lets the player play through the 2005 WRC season. The player can choose between a real life calendar, that follows the schedule for the 2005 WRC season, or a non-real life calendar, where the player can choose the countries to play in a wanted order. Championship mode ends when all 16 countries are played, but the player can stop playing after any country, because the game saves after each country is finished. The player can play all three stages in a country, but normally the player will have to buy the stage to play it in other modes.

Single rally

In a single rally, the player will play all the three stages in a selected country.

Single stage

Unlike the quick race, in a single stage the player will play one stage of own choice. The player can also select car and driver.

Rally cross

In rally cross, the player will play against three AI generated opponents in a SSX course from any of the countries. The goal is to finish first in a circular track with all classes of cars.

Historical challenge

In historical challenge, the player has to race on a small part of a stage to beat a specific time. The player will have to choose between six cars and race first for bronze, then silver and gold.

Cars and classes

WRC Class :

Manufacturer Team Driver Co Driver
(Citroën Xsara WRC)
France Citroën Total France Sébastien Loeb Monaco Daniel Elena
Belgium François Duval Belgium Sven Smeets
(Ford Focus RS WRC)
United Kingdom BP Ford World Rally Team Finland Toni Gardemeister Finland Jakke Honkanen
Czech Republic Roman Kresta Czech Republic Jan Mozny
(Subaru Impreza WRC2005)
Japan Subaru World Rally Team Norway Petter Solberg United Kingdom Phil Mills
France Stéphane Sarrazin France Denis Giraudet
Australia Chris Atkinson Australia Glenn MacNeall
(Peugeot 307 WRC)
France Marlboro Peugeot Total Finland Marcus Grönholm Finland Timo Rautiainen
Estonia Markko Märtin United Kingdom Michael Park
(Mitsubishi Lancer WRC05)
Japan Mitsubishi Motors Motor Sports Finland Harri Rovanperä Finland Risto Pietiläinen
France Gilles Panizzi France Hervé Panizzi
Italy Gianluigi Galli Italy Guido D'Amore
(Škoda Fabia WRC)
Czech Republic Škoda Motorsport Germany Armin Schwarz Germany Klaus Wicha
Finland Janne Tuohino Finland Mikko Markkula
Finland Jani Paasonen Finland Jani Vainikka

S1600 Class :

Independents Class :

Concept Class :

Extreme Class :

Historic Class (Group B) :

See also

This article is issued from Wikipedia - version of the 10/16/2016. The text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution/Share Alike but additional terms may apply for the media files.