Colin McRae Rally, and more recently Dirt, is a racing video game series developed and published by Codemasters. Colin McRae Rally and Dirt 2 have since been developed and published for Mac OS X by Feral Interactive.
Started in 1998 , the franchise has been a critical and commercial success and is generally acknowledged as a pioneer of realistic rally sports racing games . The series is named after the World Rally Championshipdriver Colin McRae, who provided extensive technical adviceduringdevelopment.
Despite McRae's death in September 2007, Codemasters retained the use of his name on their rally games until the release of Dirt 3, where the moniker was dropped. The McRae name was however used in the 2013 mobile game .
Colin McRae Rally, the first title in the series , was released for the PlayStation and Microsoft Windows platforms in January 1998 in the United Kingdom and in September 1999 in the United States . The game featured real cars and drivers from the 1998 World Rally Championship season . Colin McRae's Subaru Impreza was featured on the game's cover.
In Novice mode there are only 3 stages per rally, each followed by a Service Area , making it easier to adjust the vehicle to the different conditions of each stage and repair the damage.