WRC 5 is the fifth installment of the racing game initiated by Black Bean Games in 2010 and then acquired by Bigben Interactive. Discussed production uses the official licensed World Rally Motor Championship (WRC) and allows them to take part in the battles of the 2015 season, offering the same special stages, cars, teams, etc. as in reality. Unlike the previous four parts, which came from the hands of the Italian studio Milestone, "five" in a version for PC was entrusted to the French developer Kylotonn Games, mającemu has little experience in the racing genre. WRC 5 for PCStruggles in WRC 5 roll into three categories - WRC, WRC and Junior WRC 2 - and the player chasers in them real players, along with their pilots, teams and vehicles are waiting. Among them was Robert Kubica. Rallies in WRC 5 take place on 65 special stages, divided between 13 countries, including Sweden, Mexico, Finland, Wales and Poland. It has a dozen cars, e.g. B. Ford Fiesta RS, Subaru Impreza WRX, Citroen DS 3 RS and the Peugeot 208 T16.
The standard form of fun in the WRC 5 for Windows PC platform is a career, in which the player takes on the role of a novice driver, vining the ladder of racing career, from the Junior WRC. In this mode you not only have to overcome another path, but also to repair and adjust the car to the upcoming challenges (advanced users can tinker with more than 20 parameters). Made on the shoulders of the player to match the members of your team and taking care of their morale. In developing the Driving model, attempts are made to meet the expectations of both "Sunday drivers" and veteran rallies. So options are offered 5. However, to personally adjust the level of realism of the behavior of the car in the WRC, even with the most authentic settings discussed the game will not measure an advanced simulation of the classic Richard Burns Rally.
CPU: Intel Core i3 / AMD Phenom II X2
RAM: 4 GB
OS: Windows 7
GPU: NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GTX / AMD Radeon HD 5750
HDD: 25 GB
WRC 5 The first thing that catches the eye after launching the game is a very strong Polish accent. In the end, we have a Pole in the WRC game. It is, of course, Robert Kubica, who, together with his pilot - Maciek Szczepaniak - flies along the routes with a Lotus Fiesta RS covered in the colors of the Lotus. The ideal solution would be for Maciek to speak our native language as a pilot, but I realize that recording separate sessions for each of the pilots is quite a difficult matter and you need to have an additional budget for it. And this - as you will learn in a moment from the review - the development team was stuck.
WRC 5 has a full WRC license for the upcoming season, which means that one of the events is taking place in our country. The 72nd Rally Poland is actually five routes along the roads of such sections as Babki, Gołdap or Wieliczka. I don't visit these exotic places on a daily basis, so it's hard to say how I managed to recreate these areas. There are fields of blooming poppies, there are cows, and there are weeping willows by the barns, so everything is correct. In total, there are 13 countries waiting for us in the game. Each of them has 5 routes, which gives a total of 65 episodes. Pretty good. It is a pity that most routes can be completed in 3-5 minutes. I miss some exhausting, long episodes that would give us a hard time. I also complain a bit about cars. We have about 20 of them, divided into three classes - Junior WRC, WRC-2 and WRC. Fans of the theme will surely like to sit behind the wheel of such monsters as the Subaru Impreza WRX, Peugeot 208 T16, Skoda Fabia R5, Hyundai i20 WRC or Volkswagen Polo R WRC, but the classic mode is missing. A mode in which we could ride the iconic Celica, Corolla or Lancia Stratos.
WRC 5 I will not whine about the license anymore, because it looks very good. Every WRC amateur will recognize characteristic logos, overalls, menus or a calendar corresponding to the real one. The 51 official crews are split into 43 teams, including names such as Sébastien Ogier, Jari-Matti Latvala, Thierry Neuville and Sébastien Loeb - that's what the game really does. It is a bit worse with the modes. We can play a quick race, a whole rally, learn to drive in a special school, completing subsequent tasks (such a poor relative of the Gran Turismo license), or immediately start the main course - career - about which in a moment.