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WRC 9

The ninth edition of the cycle of licensed racing games dedicated to rallying. In WRC 9 we take part in the rally season 2020, sitting behind the wheel of older and newer cars to fight for victory against real drivers.

Racing | vehicles | rallies | Epic Store exclusive

WRC 9 Release Date

03Sep2020

PC PS4 XONE

10Nov2020

XSX

12Nov2020

PS5

11Mar2021

Switch

WRC 9 is the ninth part of a series of racing games dedicated to rallying. The release was taken care of by the Nacon, which is in charge of the brand, while the studio Kylotonn is behind its creation (i.e. the authors of several previous editions of the series, as well as such titles as V-Rally 4 or FlatOut 4: Total Insanity).

Mechanics

In WRC 9 we take part in rallies, fighting for the victory not only in the WRC championships, but also in WRC 2, WRC 3 and Junior WRC competitions. In addition to the fifty official teams from the 2020 season, the game features fifteen cars that somehow made their mark on the history of the World Rally Championship. There are three new rallies available, i.e. Safari Rally Keyna, Japan Rally and New Zealand Rally.

Compared to WRC 8, this game stands out primarily due to its improved driving model. In an effort to make it as realistic as possible, the authors bent on issues related to the work of car suspension, braking and mass transfer on different types of ground and under different conditions.

Game modes

The pillar of WRC 9 is the career mode, where we try to become the world champion in rallying. At the same time we manage our team, which consists of a staff of mechanics, engineers, medics and meteorologists. Although it was based on the solutions developed for the previous part of the series, the whole has been extended with greater possibilities of control and staff development or a handful of new events on the calendar. Moreover, there is an extensive multiplayer waiting to be tested here, where we can try our hand at fighting other players.

Technical issues:

While working on the WRC 9, the authors spent a lot of time on the sound design, making the individual cars sound realistic (headed by a whirring of engines). The graphic design has also been improved, and thanks to the FIA license, we can see on the screen not only real drivers and cars, but also advertisements of sponsors promoting themselves through rallies.

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet   Player counter: 1-8  

User score: 6,6 / 10 based on 595 votes.

Pre-release expectations: 2.8 / 10 based on 182 votes.

PEGI rating WRC 9

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty.

WRC 9 System requirements

PC / Windows

PC / Windows

  • Minimum:
  • Intel Core i3-2100 3.1 GHz / AMD FX-4350 4.2 GHz
  • 6 GB RAM
  • graphic card 1 GB GeForce GTX 650 / 2 GB Radeon HD 5870 or better
  • 30 GB HDD
  • Windows 10
  • Recommended:
  • Intel Core i7-6700 3.4 GHz / AMD Ryzen 5 1600X 3.6 GHz
  • 6 GB RAM
  • graphic card 6 GB GeForce GTX 1060 / 8 GB Radeon RX 590 or better
  • 30 GB HDD
  • Windows 10
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