There have been a lot of games about rally racing over the years. These titles tend to incorporate drift mechanics and off-road environments. Some have done pretty well and then others have fallen flat on their face.
One of the more unique games in this space is Art of Rally, a stylish racer that is taking a different approach. Rather than focusing on jaw-dropping realism, this game is teeming in artistic atmosphere. It’s a highly stylized take on a classic genre and already looks like it’s full of potential.
Even better, gamers don’t have to wait long to check out its fun mechanics and interesting visuals. It is releasing on September 23 via Steam and GOG. The screenshots and trailer paint a very artistic experience and it’s appropriate that art is in the game’s title. It really is a visually pleasing game to look at, whether it’s the golden grass fields, the red autumn trees, or the beautiful sunsets.
While drifting across roads, you’ll be able to take everything in and appreciate the overall racing experience. A lot of racing games today don’t provide this. Rather, they put a focus on racing mechanics and car selection.
It seems like Art of Rally will excel in these categories, though. There are more than 50 iconic cars available. Each one is uniquely styled and features different specs that you’ll get to play around with for hours. A lot of the cars are vintage, which should be music to your ears if you grew up with cars of yesterday.
The career takes place during the golden era of rally racing. You’ll go through iconic locations, including Norway, Germany, and Finland. Each locale has a different color palette that adds to the game’s diversity and excitement.
Even though this is a rally racing game with advanced controls, the game is very approachable. You can adjust settings to your liking, whether you’re playing for the first time or have mastered the drifting, shifting, and counter steering.
If you like a challenge, you can compete with others to get your name on the leaderboards. There’s even a photo mode, which seems like a no-brainer of a feature for the developer to include. There are just so many fantastic environments with beautiful colors that you’ll want to capture.
Art of Rally is as much a visual experience as it is a racing one. Only a couple of more weeks before racers can take in all of its amazing sights and fun mechanics.