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WRC 8 reviews - our roundup of the critics

WRC 8 gets a green light, with critics declaring the game the best in the series

Start your engines. WRC 8 released earlier today, but before you set your wheels spinning, it’s time to find out what the critics thought in our review round-up.

Developer KT Racing promises that the game, which is available on PC as well as all major consoles, will put players “right into the heart of intense and technical rallies.” Realism takes a step up, with new car and surface conditions, and dynamic weather conditions that will mean you’ll need to adapt your driving and your vehicle if you want to secure a spot on the podium.

Over the course of development, the studio has worked with engineers and mechanics from World Rally championship teams, as well as esports players and official WRC drivers. Happily, it seems like that attention to detail has paid off. At time of writing, WRC 8 boasts an average review score of 78 on Opencritic. Over on Metacritic, similar scores have been posted on consoles, with 77 on PS4, and 81 on Xbox One.

Without further ado, let’s check out those review scores:

God is a Geek: 8.5/10
Game Revolution: 4/5
Windows Central: 4/5
Push Square: 7/10
TheSixthAxis: 7/10

It’s a pretty solid set of scores then, with several viewers suggesting that WRC 8 is the best the series has ever been. It’s available now on the Epic Games store, and is set for a Steam release in 2020.