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Colin Mcrae


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Colin Mcrae

  1. 1. Computer Game Evaluation Colin McRae Rally 2005 Presented by: Robert Rak
  2. 2. Basic Information <ul><li>Game title </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Colin McRae Rally 2005 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Developer and Publisher </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Codemasters </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Type of game </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Racing </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Release date </li></ul><ul><ul><li>October 28, 2004 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Platforms </li></ul><ul><ul><li>PC, Xbox, PlayStation 2, and Nokia N-Gage </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Price </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Originally priced at $19.99 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Currently available for around $30 </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Game Requirements <ul><li>Minimum requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Windows 98/ME/2000/XP operating system </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DirectX 9c </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pentium III or Athlon processor at 1 GHz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>256 MB of RAM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>2x DVD-ROM drive </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Supported 64 MB Graphics Card (ATI Radeon 8xxx and above, nVidia GeForce3 and above) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>DirectX 9 Compatible Sound Card </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>3.5 GB of free hard drive space </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Game Requirements <ul><li>Recommended requirements </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pentium III / 4 or Athlon processor at 2 GHz </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>512 MB of RAM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Graphics Card: ATi Radeon 9xxx and above, nVidia GeForce4 and above </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Sound Card: Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Compatibility issues </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Does not work with all integrated sound / graphics solutions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Is not compatible with nVidia GeForce 4 MX graphics cards or nForce on-board graphics solutions </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Overview <ul><li>Fifth and newest edition of the Colin McRae Rally series </li></ul><ul><li>Players have access to over 30 cars </li></ul><ul><li>There are total over 300 stages in the game located in 8 different places around the world </li></ul><ul><li>Play modes: Challenges, Championship, Career, and on-line </li></ul><ul><li>Advanced physics and damage engines </li></ul>
  6. 6. Player’s Role <ul><li>Main objective in the game: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>To achieve the quickest stage time with the least amount of damage to the car </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Ultimate objective: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Become the rally champion </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. User Interface <ul><li>In-game navigation system </li></ul>
  8. 8. User Interface <ul><li>Racing interface </li></ul>
  9. 9. Game Play <ul><li>Four different play modes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Challenges, Championship, Career, and on-line </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Challenges </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Players can race in single stages or rallys </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Championship </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Players take the role of Colin McRae and race in the championship rally for the title </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Career </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Players start out at the lowest rally level and have to make their way through many events in order to win the title </li></ul></ul><ul><li>On-line </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Multiplayer games with up to 8 players </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Artwork
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  13. 13. Sound and Music <ul><li>There is no music in the game </li></ul><ul><li>The game supports Creative’s EAX 4.0 technology to generate advanced environmental sound effects </li></ul><ul><li>Each of the over 30 cars has its own set of unique sound effects </li></ul><ul><li>Co-driver sound are available in different languages </li></ul>
  14. 14. Overall Strengths <ul><li>Large variety of rally cars (over 30 in total) </li></ul><ul><li>Large number of stages (over 300) </li></ul><ul><li>Good graphics and sound effects </li></ul><ul><li>Special features (unlocking car updates) </li></ul><ul><li>Replay system </li></ul><ul><li>Physics and damage engines </li></ul>
  15. 15. Overall Weaknesses <ul><li>Many options are locked at the beginning of game </li></ul><ul><li>Game is challenging because of the degree of realism </li></ul><ul><li>Low interaction of some environment objects </li></ul><ul><li>Lengthy startup process </li></ul>
  16. 16. Summary <ul><li>Very realistic rally simulation </li></ul><ul><li>Large number of cars, stages, and play modes guarantees many hours of play time </li></ul><ul><li>Great buy for racing game fans </li></ul>