In WRC: FIA World Rally Championship, you assume the role of a young off-road racer looking to work your way up the ranks and join the world’s elite rally drivers. Facing off against guys like Ken Block and seven-time champion Sebastien Loeb might sound like a difficult task, but WRC’s variety of difficulty levels and lengthy career mode help to ease you into competitive rallying as you progress through the game’s three support classes. WRC is more realistic than some other recent rally games, featuring a deep and rewarding handling model. However, it also manages to remain accessible while retaining the excitement that simulation fans expect. Unfortunately, the game suffers badly from terrible visuals, long loading times, and poorly implemented steering wheel support that doesn’t do justice to the realistic handling.