One of Codemasters' most beloved franchises is Colin McRae Rally, but unfortunately for fans it's been a long time since they've had a new game on the PC. However on 30th July, Codemasters launched a re-mastered version of last year's mobile game from the series, including thirty extra rally stages from Colin McRae 2, which was released back in 2000. This was an exciting time to be a fan, and yet it turns out that the game is no way near as good as anyone hoped.
User reviews of the game have smashed its horrible controls and interface, most of which are left over from the iPhone version. Gamers are not happy.
To apologise, Codemasters has made the unprecedented move of announcing full refunds for anyone that feels cheated by purchasing the £5 title.
In a statement on the official Steam forums, Codemasters spokesperson justbiglee said:
"At Codemasters, we care about our customers and pride ourselves on listening to our community," he said. "We understand that some people who bought Colin McRae Rally on Steam are upset and feel that it isn’t the game they thought it would be. We have now updated the product description for clarification.
"Furthermore, as an act of good faith, we have worked with Valve to enable anyone that bought the game to claim a refund. The ability to refund will be available until the 19th August.
"To process a refund, please go to your account transactions page and you will see a “Refund” button for Colin McRae Rally. We hope this goes some way to restoring any lost faith and thank you as always, for your continued support."
Originally the game's description didn't explain how much of it was based on the mobile title from last year and not the original Colin McRae 2. Now that's a little clearer.
What do you guys think of this move. Classy, or ass covering?