developer: Kylotonn / KT Racing
publisher: Bigben Interactive
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet / split screen
WRC 7 for PC, PS4 and XONE is a rally game developed by Kylotonn Racing Games. The creators had produced the two previous installments of the series as well – WRC 5 and WRC 6. Furthermore, the team is popular for a series of other games, such as FlatOut 4: Total Insanity (2017). The game has the license of FIA World Rally Championship, and it was published by Bigben Interactive.
Similar to the previous installments, WRC 7 is a rallying simulator, though the less-experienced players can find something to their liking in the game as well. The driving physics are demanding. The more powerful vehicles are quite difficult to harness, and as for the tracks – they are filled with tight turns, hills, bumps and of course, environmental objects one's car crashes into if driven without caution. Moreover, the physics engine was modified in this installment after the improvements introduced in this year's cars. A few smaller, though important changes were introduced as well, such as lengthening the braking distances, as they were too short in the previous installment.
Thanks to the game using the license of FIA World Rally Championship, one can take part in thirteen authentic rally competitions, which ultimately gives the player the same number of locations and 63 special stages. Most of those faithfully represent their real-life equivalents, so one can be required to perform well during a stage that reaches up to 25 kilometers in length – this means about 17 minutes of driving with precision.
Obviously, the campaign (the player competes for victory in World Rally Championship) is the basic mode in WRC 7. Apart from that, the player can participate in online competitions and weekly challenges, or engage in e-sport. The split-screen mode constitutes an additional feature.
In terms of the visuals, WRC 7 for PC, PS4 and XONE is very similar to the predecessing game. Thanks to the FIA license, the player observes authentic and faithfully recreated cars, but also real drivers and sponsors' commercials. Particular tracks present the player with different environments. One time the player drives through muddy forests, sometime else they go extremely fast on asphalt roads. The experience is additionally diversified with various weather conditions - one races in heavy rains or blizzards for example.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3 GHz/AMD FX-8150 3.6 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 3 GB GeForce GTX 780/Radeon R9 290 or better, 19 GB HDD, Windows 7/8
Minimum: Intel Core i3 3 GHz/AMD Phenom II X2 3 GHz, 4 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 9800/Radeon HD 5750 or better, 19 GB HDD, Windows 7