Outside of career, there are quicker time trial events for shorter attention spans, and more time trials in the serviceable but uninspired multiplayer. With room for up to 16 players, WRC3 has the potential for some fun against-the-clock racing, providing you can get a decent party together. But there's only so long the timing boards will keep you entertained.
Outside of career mode there is;
a) A full WRC championship mode where you can set up an official or custom rally season across 1-13 of the official
circuits included in the game using any car within the three classes available.
b) A 2-4 player hotseat challenge. Race against friends in a turn based challenge across any stage/s included in the game.
c) Single stage rally events to hone your skills across varying terrains.
d) Online multiplayer which you do indeed race against 1-16 real opponents in either ghost mode (all opponents visible)
or solo (no opponents visible), with six checkpoint times in either mode to give you your position + time differences
in each race.
In every single option mentioned above you are racing against either real or AI opponents - at no time are you just having a "time trial" for the "timing boards".
Dude, you could have at least played the game before submitting such a half-baked, inaccurate negative review.
If it's going to be criticised then lets do it for the right reasons.
WRC is not the best thing since sliced bread and has it's fair share of annoyances and quirks.
*Small item (roadside) collision detection is still as irritating as ever and there's nothing more frustrating than a small rock stopping the car dead.
*The car unlock system in career mode is weak on several fronts
a) Some vehicles are unlocked right at the very end of career mode, rendering their inclusion quite pointless - unless you want to go back and do the stages again.
b) Unlockable cars don't intergrate into the game outside of career mode so their useage is very limited and does seem rather a wasted opportunity. If nothing else, why not give the option to use these cars online because online times don't contribute towards the leaderboards.
*The co-driver still loses his voice for the next several corners when you land a big jump heavilly. Quite irritating when it's not really your fault.
*Rewind mode. Just another form of cheating!
*Audio glitches. The car frequently loses its sound fx and sounds like a 1960's spaceship. Goto finland, start the race and then pause it briefly. Continue the game and all the sound fx have gone!
*I don't know if it's my xbox but the game has a nasty habit of freezing on the rally of Wales.
Of course, playing the game will highlight the above issues - which probably explains why none were mentioned in the review