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Feb
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It's time to take your foot off the gas. No, seriously, take your fo - see? You've spun out. That's what happens when you approach Colin McRae Rally as though it were any other racer on the market. This is a thinking man's racing game, one that requires you to go into each turn with calculation and precision. The franchise has made a name for itself over the decade and a half it's been around, and now a mobile game based on the original two PlayStation and PC games is available for Android.

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This version of the game only has three environments to race on (Australia, Greece, and Corsica) and four cars to drive (Ford Focus, Lancia Stratos, Mitsubishi Evo VI, and Subaru WRX STi). This is less content than the original games contained, but there are still three play modes to test your skill with (Championship, Single Rally, and Single Stage).

Colin McRae Rally is going for $4.99 in the Play Store, and while that may seem pricey, at least it's free of IAPs.

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • http://www.allankintz.com ack154

    Buying b/c it looks fun - and because no IAP.

  • Gregor Smith

    Looks to be a port of Colin McRae Rally 2 from the PlayStation days, which was an epic game. If I remember right there were more tracks to be unlocked in that version too

  • Fatal1ty_93_RUS

    Instant buy... once I get some money

  • anzensepp1987

    Plays great on my Moto X. I'm usually not a big fan of racing - games on smartphones, but this one I had to buy.

  • Kyle Riedemann

    Anyone who's bought this, does it support the Moga, or even just regular bluetooth HID controllers?

    • Francois Roy

      Will buy if it does; I have more than my share of good accelerometer-steered driving games.

      • Craig M

        Doesn't seem to have controller support. I tried it on my Shield but not my Moga(I'm pretty sure it's unsupported). I plan on mapping out the controls on my Shield later tonight.

  • Régis Knechtel

    It's soooo rare to see an AAA title with no IAPs these days. Instant buy!

  • Grayson

    Oh man, this was my favorite PC racing game back in the day. It was awesome. Buying.

  • Hans Pedersen

    Eh... How about fixing Dirt 3 instead, Codemasters? That Steam fix we were promised 3 months ago, to remove the useless Windows Live login, is still vapourware...

    • Wesley Modderkolk

      I'm not expecting anything from them, knowing that with every game content became less and less. This probably would be too much work for them.

      • Hans Pedersen

        Yeah, I guess. But why announce you'll do it, and then just not do it?

        • Wesley Modderkolk

          It is a good way to get a few sales

  • naviz

    Does it support plugging in a controller like a steering wheel?
    Only way I could really enjoy this would be with HDMI out plus a USB steering wheel....

    • Craig M

      Umm no

  • AbbyZFresh

    This was one of my favorite game series on my PS2.

  • Francesco Miglietta

    The old and good Colin McRae...one of the best pilot ever. RIP :(

  • http://www.baronsofbullshit.com/ seriosbrad

    Oh shit, this was an excellent game on PC. If anyone has bought this and tested it with a PS3 controller, I'd really like to know if it works.

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