SEGA Rally Revo

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Sega Rally Revo (known in Europe simply as Sega Rally) is an racing game, the 4th installment of the Sega Rally series. Sega Rally 2 was also released. The game is available on Microsoft Windows, Xbox 360, PS3 and PSP from 28 September 2007 in Europe. The game's title is "REVO" as Sega intends it to be a revolution in rally racing games. The game was developed simultaneously with Sega Rally 3.

Overview[edit | edit source]

The game was developed at the SEGA Racing Studio in Solihul, England. There are over 30 different rally cars to choose from, and six different environments, with 16 tracks in total. The game was developed with the GeoDeformation engine, which makes the terrain dynamically deformable, with effects to the cars' performances. Multiplayer mode allows two players to race with split-screen, whereas online multiplayer can be set to up six racers.

The game is intended to be as realistic as possible while still retaining the arcade style gameplay long associated with the Sega Rally series.

Cars & Tracks[edit | edit source]

There are 34 vehicles in total, which are divided into 3 groups: Premier Class (4WD cars), Modified Class (2WD cars) and Master Class (mostly classic rally cars). There are also several bonus cars - such as Dakar types, hill climbers, buggies, etc. - in every class, which can be unlocked with points one as you progress through Championship Mode, plus an overall bonus car for getting 100% in championship mode. The (non-bonus) cars each have 3 different liveries and all have 2 setups. The setup is either off road, with better grip on loose surfaces, or tarmac, with higher top speed and more grip on hard surfaces. The different environments all feature 3 tracks (of which some can also be raced in reverse direction - at a different time of day) except for the bonus environment Lakeside that only has a single race track, and again are unlocked as you progress through Championship Mode.

Cars[edit | edit source]

Premier class[edit | edit source]
Modified class[edit | edit source]
Master's class[edit | edit source]

100% Championship Bonus Car[edit | edit source]

  • Bonus HotWheels(TM) RD04

Environments[edit | edit source]

  • Safari - Dry and dusty tracks through wide open plains
Safari Lodge - Morning
  1. Safari Lagoon - Noon
  2. Safari Park - Morning
  3. Safari Lodge Reverse - Sunrise
  • Alpine - Snowcapped mountains with tarmac and gravel
  1. Alpine Valley - Morning
  2. Alpine Fields - Afternoon
  3. Alpine Mountain - Noon
  4. Alpine Valley Reverse - Sunset
  5. Alpine Fields Reverse - Sunset
  • Canyon - Fast tarmac road with steep gravel climbs
  1. Canyon Creek - Afternoon
  2. Canyon Pass - Morning
  3. Canyon Climb - Noon
  4. Canyon Pass Reverse - Sunset
  • Arctic - Deep snow and treacheros icy conditions
  1. Arctic Factory - Afternoon
  2. Arctic Harbour - Noon
  3. Arctic Aurora - Evening
  4. Arctic Factory Reverse - Evening
  5. Arctic Harbour Reverse - Sunrise
  • Tropical - Wet and muddy tracks through the deepest jungle
  1. Tropical River - Morning
  2. Tropical Beach - Afternoon
  3. Tropical Garden - Morning
  4. Tropical Beach Reverse - Evening
  5. Tropical Garden Reverse - Sunrise
  • Bonus Lakeside - Tarmac based bonus track
  1. Lakeside Village - Noon

Reception[edit | edit source]

Before the game's release, reviews of preview copies have been positive. Eurogamer said that "watching SEGA Rally in action is an exhilarating and uplifting experience" while British Gaming Blog rated it "above and beyond other racers and offers something unique".

Game Rankings gave scores varying from 74.25% (for PSP) to 75.25% (for PC), 76.09% (for PS3) and 77.21% (for Xbox 360). IGN gives slightly better ratings: 78% for PSP and 80% for PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. Eurogamer goes even higher with 90% for the PC and console versions.