Codex Gamicus
Xpand Rally
Developer(s) Techland
Publisher(s) Deep Silver
TopWare (Micro Application in France)
Engine Chrome Engine
status Status Missing
Release date September 24, 2004 (Europe), April 4, 2006 (United States), August 25, 2006 (Steam)
Genre Simulation/Arcade Racing game (Rally Racing)
Mode(s) Single player. Multiplayer over Internet Connection
Age rating(s) ESRB rating: Everyone (E), PEGI rating: 3+
Platform(s) Windows
Arcade system Arcade System Missing
Media 1 CD-ROM (or 1 DVD for Extreme version)
Input Keyboard & mouse
Requirements Windows 98/Me/2000/XP, Pentium 4/AMD Athlon 2.0 GHz, 512 Mb RAM, DirectX 9.0b, 1Gb (or 1.32 GB for the Extreme version) HD space, CD-ROM/DVD-ROM
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Xpand Rally is a rally-racing game from Polish developer Techland.


There are about 20 cars in the game. Each of them can be enhanced by a number of available parts for peak efficiency. Their influence on the driving characteristics is immediately noticeable. Our advanced vehicle physics causes each of the tuned-up cars to behave differently on different surfaces, such as gravel, sand, snow, ice or asphalt. It combines a realistic driving model with elements of agility, so that the player experiences great pleasure from driving and feels the speed and power of the car.

Xpand Rally features over 60 tracks from different parts of the world. Chrome Engine creates realistic terrains. Races take place in the scorching sun of deserts, lakes covered with ice, green forests and mountains. Dynamically changing weather conditions challenge the driver's skills: sudden rain or snow makes the roads slippery and treacherous; abrupt winds make the car harder to control.

The game was generally well-received and it has been praised by critics. It has a rating of 82.60% on GameRankings[1] and 82 on Metacritic.[2]

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The European release cover of Xpand Rally.

Xpand Rally Xtreme[]

On March 6, 2006, Xpand Rally Xtreme, an expansion on Xpand Rally was announced.

Xpand Rally Xtreme – as this is the title of the sequel – contains similar content to the original Xpand Rally but in totally extreme variation. In game, apart from well known rally cars, gamers find super-fast GT vehicles, DTR group buggies, off-road 4x4 cars and Monster Trucks group trucks. Game also presents about 40 tracks in typical SS contests, off-road cross-country rides, and racing track races against challenging opponents.

Like the original XR, game contains career mode, single races and multiplayer. It is based on the proven Chrome Engine and players will get the ChromEd editor to create their own tracks and even game modes.


  • Italic PNT : Fiat Punto (Xpand Rally, XR Xtreme)
  • Lion : Peugeot 206 (XR, XRX)
  • Tiny Hooper : Mini (BMW) (XR)
  • Center Cord : Ford Focus (XR, XRX)
  • RV Wolf : Volkswagen Golf (XR, XRX)
  • Flamenco S16 : SEAT Córdoba (XR, XRX)
  • BDV FX : BMW X3 (XR, XRX)
  • Monsoon Evolution : Mitsubishi Lancer (XR, XRX)
  • Kosumo Showdown : Subaru Impreza (XR, XRX)
  • Lion 2007 : Peugeot 207 (XRX)
  • Lemon B4/B5 : Citroën C4 (XRX)
  • New Bug Offroad (XRX)
  • Monster Xtreme : Dodge Ram (Modified) (XRX)
  • Flamenco : SEAT Cordoba (XR, XRX)
  • Monsoon Evolution ETR (XRX)
  • Badler : Saleen S7 (XRX)
  • Retti : Bugatti 18/3 Chiron (XRX)

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