CMR 10 is the latest in the rally racing series that offers more options than you can give.
For example, if you go to “Quick Play”, it offers: 2021 Special Stages, Anniversary and Extras. At first the latter is not available to you, but the race tracks include Monte Carlo, Sweden, Croatia, Portugal, Italy (Sardinia), Italy (San Remo), Kenya, Estonia, Chile, Wales, Finland , Spain, Japan, Greece and New Zealand.
In each of these there are numerous courses, sometimes with “reverse track” options.
Plus, a 50th anniversary mode lets you relive famous events from the last 50 years of the WRC. You will unlock experience points, and once all the events have been unlocked, you will be able to access Private Team mode in Career mode from the WRC3 category.
Technically, you start CMR 10 with the Acropolis Rally in 1973, and move on to other places and move forward in the years – like Rally San Remo 1981, but to make your way through that you have to be good at it and go through every step in order to progress, and that’s my downfall, because I’m a bit hot at that. Alternatively, you will come to these races during career mode.
As you’ll see from the visuals, it’s mind-blowing, although the audio is exactly what you’d expect for raucous car sounds. Plus, you’ll hear certain sounds through your controller, like chunks of a door as you walk through it (which you really shouldn’t be, because you’re supposed to be – you know – on the racetrack! )
As you would imagine from the initial footage I’m not very good at it, but it’s still hugely entertaining, and at least unlike RiMS Racing you don’t have any other riders on the track trying to dislodge you from the tarmac.
If you know what you are doing, you will enjoy it all the more!
Having said that, from Race 11 on the playlist I started trying to play it right, and it pays dividends.
CMR 10 is out now on PS5, PS4, PC / Steam, Xbox Series X / S, and Xbox One.
- Developer: KT Racing
- Publisher: Nacon
- Players: single player, multiplayer
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