Each car's engine sounds suitably powerful and angry, buzzing with menace as you navigate WRC's stages. Pace notes come in thick and fast, too, with a choice of languages and voices. The menu music is perfectly okay.
A truly impressive looking rally game, with lovely vistas, a cracking damage model (switch on hardcore damage for the full effect), and a smooth frame rate (save for a rare instance where the game hangs, which will surely be patched out).
Enormously challenging (perhaps prohibitively so for more casual race fans), WRC can be hard work, but if you're willing to patiently put in the required time and effort, it's a rally experience that delivers in spades.
A deep, though somewhat straightforward Career mode, Moments, Time Trial, multiplayer, and the Builder offer a comprehensive rally package, brimming with customisation and stuff to do. Sadly, there's zero concession to racing fun seekers.
A handful of easy ones, a bunch of grind-based ones (get out of here with your 'drive 1,000 miles' bollocks, mate), and a lot that rely on actually being good at the game and putting in a consistent performance. It's a long and grinding road.