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  • Summary: Enjoy an extreme off-road racing experience while becoming an expert in a demanding simulation. Take on the challenges of rallies, rallycross, drifts, buggies and hill climbs, and set off on a spectacular journey across every continent.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 27
  2. Negative: 3 out of 27
  1. 75
    A classic PlayStation series returns for another worldwide run. Disappointing graphics and a lackluster (and often annoying) soundtrack detract from an otherwise fun and varied racing game. Fans of the series and fans of professional rallying will feel right at home, and even newcomers can get the hang of drifting with some work.
  2. Sep 12, 2018
    70
    Track design, off-road arcade driving and nice scenarios make V-Rally 4 a game worth trying; unfortunately, asphalt races, career and Buggy/Rally Cross are much less enjoyable.
  3. Sep 10, 2018
    65
    At last a new V-Rally game is a reality. Maybe V-Rally 4 is not the definitive rally experience that some players would have dream for but, in the other hand, it's a fine tuning rally experience suitable for a great number of users.
  4. Sep 15, 2018
    60
    V-Rally 4 has some good ideas and a solid base, but it seems that we are always close to something excellent, before being disappointed by a disruptive element, as it will probably remain limited to racing enthusiasts.
  5. Sep 28, 2018
    55
    Ultimately, V-Rally 4 is a solid if comprehensively unremarkable rally racing game. It offers neither the simulation depth of Dirt Rally nor the arcade racing hijinks of Dirt, straddling the line somewhere between the two. It can be moderately entertaining despite its dry personality, but up against stiff competition, it’s an all too forgettable entry. Perhaps V-Rally was best left in its nostalgia-fuelled haze.
  6. Sep 17, 2018
    50
    While visually very appealing and with a highly varied career mode, V-Rally 4 is plagued by a poor control scheme which can't decide whether it wants to be an arcade racer or a race simulator. Paired with very long load times the end result is a game which could and should have been far better than the end result. V-Rally deserves better.
  7. Sep 9, 2018
    40
    With so many great rally games already available, V-Rally 4’s poor handling and inconsistent AI just can’t compete with its competition. It should have stayed as a fondly-remembered retro series.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Sep 27, 2018
    9
    I to Think V-Rally 4 is a really good rally game, V-Rally now over shadowed by the new giants of this generation like the Dirt series, or WRCI to Think V-Rally 4 is a really good rally game, V-Rally now over shadowed by the new giants of this generation like the Dirt series, or WRC games, But rally enthusiast should absolutely give this one a chance you will be surprised like i was to find a solid contender here in what you would expect to find in your typical rally games. All the features, upgrades and settings you could need plus it has split screen multi player that's always a good thing to see these days. Plus the handling especially on controller is sublime, It feels just right, I also like the camera if you notice will slightly draws in, and away from the car on acceleration, which gives the sense of acceleration, nice touch and the sense of speed is good here to. Many of these reviews clearly didn't give this game a chance and went into it like i did thinking it was just a Dirt Rip off, not at all Codemasters and the like should be a bit worried if this is V-Rally first attempt in this generation of gaming. With the beautiful wide open views, and scenery, the draw distances, and scale of the environments is impressive, whilst driving along on top a thin mountain road on the Kenya stage, it gave me a slight bit of vertigo, ive not experienced this in none of the other top titles wow. Expand
  2. Sep 12, 2018
    8
    PS4 Pro console: Not sure what the bad reviews are about because I own the WRC games, Dirt Rally and Seb Loeb Rally games on the Ps4 andPS4 Pro console: Not sure what the bad reviews are about because I own the WRC games, Dirt Rally and Seb Loeb Rally games on the Ps4 and V-Rally 4 is just as good as those games. After reading some reviews before playing the game I was thinking I might end up trading this game but after playing it I found the game to be just fine. I like that you can adjust AI on a scale of 0-100. There are some adjustments available when setting up the car (gearbox ratios, ground clearance, springs, shocks, brakes) and you can upgrade engine, chassis, gearbox, radiator, brakes, etc... Graphics are really good too. Expand
  3. Sep 13, 2018
    6
    6.5 than 6.

    V-Rally 4 is a simcade, in other words, a combination between arcade and simulation. As it is a joint, it requires some
    6.5 than 6.

    V-Rally 4 is a simcade, in other words, a combination between arcade and simulation. As it is a joint, it requires some habituation to get the way, so that we do not lose control of the back of our car. And of course, we also have to take into account weather, braking points, acceleration points, the speed of our car and the huge amount of bumps in Rally mode. But the results themselves are very good. The game is difficult, especially in the Rally, but not as difficult as the DiRT Rally. Because let's say it can be a rally simulator, but at the same time it doesn't have that exaggerated difficulty like in the game of Codemasters for having a "Arcade" part.

    I can not help but admire the physics of the game. Sometimes, giving a little touch to a rock with any wheel is enough for our car to get out of control. And at this point I felt that it was my fault, not the game. However, it is in the penalties that the V-Rally 4 crashes immensely. Sometimes I do somersaults and get off the road, then back on track and suddenly take five seconds of penalty or worse. It doesn't make any sense.

    V-Rally 4 has a good range of modes in addition to rallying, such as V-Rallycross, Hillclimb, Buggy and Extreme-khana. V-Rallycross and Buggies mode involve racing in closed circuits, both of which have their slight differences as it is obvious, for example, in buggies we have to pay attention to the huge bumps, otherwise we will hit some obstacle. However, there is a weakness in V-Rallycross. On very rare occasions, I saw the AI (at maximum difficulty) to be too aggressive to throw off the lane or hit a wall. This is a point that Kylotonn should correct in the future. In turn, Hillclimb are rally-style races but with many powerful cars, roads always paved and without the co-driver. And who remembers the Gymkhanas of DiRT 3? For this Extreme-khana is more or less similar to this mode of DiRT 3, except that they are run in closed circuits timed in airports, in the docks or in abandoned places. At the location level, there are countries such as the United States of America, Kenya, China, Japan, Bolivia and Russia.

    Speaking of the career mode of V-Rally 4, we can only initially choose and buy a car from one of these two classes: V-Rallycross or Rally. When we won the races, we received money as a reward, money that can be used to buy new cars, to repair the damages of our cars after some race, or even to hire staff for our team, namely Engineers, Mechanics and Agents. Each of these three elements I have mentioned have their purpose. For example, some agents can find events with a good reward. And yes, it is possible to buy upgrades for our cars. At this point, I found the career mode funny, however, I picked up bugs in some championships with more than one country in V-Rallycross and Buggy, which made my best time (total) not recorded, forcing me to lose points.

    V-Rally 4 has a great range of vehicles, including names like Lancia Stratos, Volkswagen Polo RX, Citröen Xsara Kit Car, Ford Focus RS RX and Skoda Fabia RS. However, it causes me some strangeness the fact that the game doesn't have any Peugeot or even a single Subaru Impreza. Just as it is strange to see the small front wheels of some cars compared to reality (Citröen Xsara Kit Car, for example). In terms of car sounds, they aren't bad but they could be better. Listening to a Porsche 911 GT3 RS (997) with the same sound as the Porsche 911 Carrera Safari, I admit i didn't like it. The same goes for the visual damage system.

    Kylotonn Racing also introduced Custom Liveries in V-Rally 4. An always funny and fun option, although limited for obvious reasons compared to the Custom Liveries of Gran Turismo Sport. We can also take photos in photomode mode, although it is limited in terms of options. Visually they are far from excellent (the Gran Turismo Sport did me very badly), but as already said, it have some beautiful scenarios. Yes, as inevitably could not be, V-Rally 4 has Multiplayer (in local split screen or online) to try to entertain us for some time.

    It is a case to say that the French company Kylotonn Racing was almost all right. It's a shame, because I even found the gameplay to be fun, even if it was not perfect. But some bugs that need to be fixed, some inconsistent AI, some models of strange cars and some limitations on the photomode, shoot this game for medium. Unfortunately it wasn't one of the best returns in the V-Rally series.
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