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Colin McRae Rally 2.0 (PlayStation)

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Colin McRae Rally 2.0

Also known as: Colin McRae: The Rally 02 (JP)
Developer: Codemasters
Publishers: Codemasters, Spike (JP)
Platforms: PlayStation
Released in JP: October 5, 2000
Released in US: December 5, 2000
Released in EU: July 7, 2000

RegionIcon.png This game has regional differences.

The sequel to Colin McRae Rally, Colin McRae Rally 2.0 features the works-entered cars and rallies of the 2000 World Rally Championship (albeit with outdated liveries on many cars, and Toyota - which quit at the end of 1999 season - in place of Skoda) and a minimalistic user interface which has aged quite well.

Regional Differences

Whilst the original European PlayStation release had McRae's co-driver Nicky Grist lend his own voice for the game's pace notes, this was replaced by an unknown voice actor in the North American version. The game's speed is also noticeably slower in the NA release.

Subaru Impreza

EU 1.0, US JP, EU 1.1

In addition, the Japanese version replaces the censored 555 decals in the Subaru Impreza (as used in the 1998 season, McRae's last season with Subaru prior to his move to Ford the following year) with a new livery featuring the logos of publishers Spike and Sammy (the latter being co-publishers of the original Colin McRae Rally in Japan). This livery was later seen on the European release's second revision, as well as the Game Boy Advance version of CMR2.0, which ironically didn't see a Japanese release. The Spike version of the Impreza was actually driven by Toshi Arai in some rounds of the 2000 WRC season.