Colin McRae Rally 2.0 Review

Hello everybody, Shaun Meyers here to share my thoughts on Colin McRae Rally 2.0 by Codemasters. I didn’t receive a copy of the game so this review is for fun/practice.

Colin McRae Rally 2.0 is a classic rally racing game for the PS1 and it was the final Colin McRae game for the console.

The game features multiple game modes split into 2 different categories, Rally and Arcade. In Rally you have Championship, Single Rally, Single Stage, Time Trial and Challenge. In Arcade you have Championship, Time Trial and Single Race. There’s also a difference between Rally and Arcade mode. In Rally you race for the best time in each stage of an event while in arcade mode you race against other opponents in a rallycross style setup.

There are 6 vehicles for you to choose from including the Ford Focus, Mitsubishi Lancer, Toyota Corolla, Subaru Impreza, Peugot 206 and Seat Cordoba. You can alter each vehicle’s setup prior to each stage in a rally event so you can easily tackle any terrain. Your vehicle can also become damaged during a race and you’ll have 60 minutes in-between each stage to repair your vehicle. Each part also affects your vehicle’s performance so the more damage it takes, the worse it’ll perform.

There are 8 rally events to take part in including Finland, Greece, France, Sweden, Australia, Kenya, Italy and the United Kingdom. Each course has it’s own unique terrain and technical difficulty. Before each rally event you’re taken to the garage where you can view details about the upcoming event, set up your vehicle and save your game if you’re playing championship.

One thing that I was surprised about with this game was the fact that the handling holds up pretty well considering its age. It’s nowhere near as precise as modern racing games but it feels very solid when you go into turns. Some cars do perform better around turns than others, like any game, but most of them perform well.

Overall, Colin McRae Rally 2.0 holds up pretty well, even after the 17 years that have past since it’s release. It’s a pretty entertaining game that’s worth checking out if you’re a fan of rally racing and have never experienced it before. It’s fully compatible with the ePSXe emulator as well so you can make it look really nice graphics wise with the right plugin.

Thanks for taking the time to read the review folks and I’ll be back with my next review soon, until then, happy gaming folks!

-Shaun Meyers out!

Colin McRae Rally 2.0

Colin McRae Rally 2.0


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8.2 /10

Features of Interest

  • Fun Rally Racing
  • Handling Holds Up Pretty Well
  • Looks Great in the Emulator

Worth Mentioning

  • Sound Effects Could Be A lot Better
  • Not A Lot of Replay Value
  • Looks Dated Without Emulator

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