WRC: Rally Evolved

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WRC: Rally Evolved
Game general and emulation properties:
PEGI rating: 3+
Widescreen supported natively
Languages supported:
English: SCES-53247
German: SCES-53247
French: SCES-53247 & SCES-53680
Spanish: SCES-53247
Italian: SCES-53247
Finnish: SCES-53247
Norwegian: SCES-53247
Portuguese: SCES-53247
Region PAL:
Serial numbers: SCES-53247
SCES-53680 (France)
SCES-53247/P (Platinum: The Best of PlayStation 2)
TCES-53247 (Beta Trial Disc, v0.01)
Release date: October 28, 2005
November 4, 2005 (France)
May 5, 2006 (Platinum)
Windows Status: Playable
Linux Status: ?
Mac Status: ?

Developer(s): Evolution Studios
Publisher(s): SCEE
Genre: Racing
Wikipedia: Link
Game review links: Eurogamer6/10
Game description: Taste the physical extremes of rally driving and battle your way past your opponents in grueling multi-car wheel-to-wheel racing. Prepare for the unexpected as driver and co-driver negotiate on-track dangers - evade the wreckage of rival cars, navigate through flooded stages, and dodge crumbling walls and tumbling rocks. More cars than ever before from rally's past, present and future are brought to life in realistically interactive surroundings - drive over 40 awesome vehicles through rivers, raging fires, dense smoke and debris strewn terrain.
Rally Evolved is a significant updates 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).

Winlogo.png Test configurations on Windows:

Environment Configurations Comments Tester
Region OS CPU/GPU Revision Graphics Sound/Pad
PAL Windows
  • Intel Core i7 @ 3.8Ghz
  • Nvidia GTX 570 1368MB
1.1.0 r5609 GSDX
  • SPU2-X
  • ?
Europe v01.70(27/02/2003), XGKick Gamefix - Auto Gamefixes, Works fine now with no SPS following the XGKick gamefix change in r5608. Runs at a reasonable speed without any noticable issues., Requires full boot else you get TLB miss errors due to language information being taken from the BIOS. Still requires patch to rearrange opcodes as branch delay slots are not adequately handled on the EE.


  • Original names: WRC avec Sébastien Loeb Édition 2005 (SCES-53680)
  • Also known as WRC 5 WT

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