Cross Racing Championship Extreme 2005
It's Not exactly rallying. It's not exactly road racing. What this game sets out to replicate is a mixture of the two - hence the clever term cross racing' - and by and large, it does so brilliantly. Hungarian developer Invictus claims that its game is, The most accurate recreation of real-life autocross, rally cross, offroad, dirt-track, rallying, road racing and circuit racing seen to date." Not having personal experience of such things, we wouldn't want to pass judgement on these lofty claims, but we're sure of one thing: CRC2005 is a big shitload of fun.
The single-player game consists of the usual suspects (career mode, time trials, one-off races) and a nice selection of difficulty levels, while the races themselves are forgiving and the tracks well designed. Po-faced realism is given short shrift in favour of fast-paced action, and it's a direction we like. You can also indulge your ride-pimping fantasies by customising your cars and driver. With lushly vegetated tracks and some lovely lighting effects, you can also sit back and admire this game - the way the sun glints off your car's paintwork is spot on. While nothing about it is going to change the face of gaming, CRC2005 is undeniably enjoyable.
Download Cross Racing Championship Extreme 2005
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP