The company's series of racing simulators Codemasters. A distinctive feature of the games of the series was the increased realism of driving. Moreover, the series was the first of its kind - a highly realistic rally-racing simulator.
The graphics of the first part was more than acceptable, but it clearly lacked "vivacity. After the vivid world Need for Speedworld Colin McRae Rally was a rather dull impression. However, the player had no time to admire the scenery - the slightest mistake could lead to the loss of precious time and the loss. And if the simple version was counted in seconds, then in the more complex version - already in tenths of seconds. As a result, the game really dragged on. So it is not surprising that it quickly gets a lot of fans around the world. The graphics of the newest games in the series are great, but still the main emphasis is on the realism of driving.
The series takes its name from the famous rally driver, a five-time world champion, Colin McRaeHe was the most active participant in the creation of the game. His influence on the developers was very great, to the opinion of a professional listened carefully. Occurrences and curiosities. For example, once Colin demanded that a billboard of a certain brand he disliked be removed from the virtual track (history does not mention which one). Had to remove ... Unfortunately, the famous racer died in September 15, 2007, crashed in his own helicopter.
The fact that there are six Guinness Book of World Records records for the games is a testament to the heart of the series. All of these records refer to technical nuances: for maximum realism, for sound effects... The games are released both for PC and Mac, not to mention game consoles.