Codemaster apologises for new Colin Mcrae Rally, offers refunds

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?

Add new comment

This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.


Ass Covering. Someone at the

Ass Covering. Someone at the company decided hey, I know what, lets take a decade+ old game, and spend 2-3 weeks adding bits to it, and then reselling it. They chose to do this, and treat people like Idiots, and now they are hated and will be closing shop within 18 months. Good Riddance.


Classy, without question. Ass covering? The gaming industry, especially the console industry (though this was PC), is BUILT off of scamming people now. Why do you think demos died? Because research showed if you demoed a crap game its sales went down but if you demoed an awesome game it had virtually no effect on sales. So it was a lose or nothing situation. Gamestop, Walmart, Target and the rest LOVE they can deny you a return/refund. Walmart used to offer super easy and simple refunds on everything, EXCEPT digital content. How awesome is that for them? You drop 65 bucks on a piece of shit and there's NOTHING you can do about it? It's a oligopic wet dream in a consumer society. There is no law, no reason to provide this refund, EA has made an EMPIRE out of selling non-refundable crap and the ONLY reason that horror of a product Resident Evil Operation Raccoon City made ANY money was because NO ONE could refund it. They like to say the policy is because of pirating, bullshit, they constantly rally to the consoles because the companies say it lowers piracy, besides pirates don't BUY their games, that's kinda the point. The no refund policy is to make sure they can keep your money regardless of how bad it is. This was a classy move, if only we could upgrade this from a once in a life time occurrence to a strictly followed industry policy.

It's sort of classy and ass

It's sort of classy and ass covering at the same time I wish Square Enix would give me a refund on Deus Ex The Fall I bought it right away just because i thought it was a expansion pack of Human Revolations, Which it wasn't, It was a port of a mobile title, That was unfinished missing sounds (no gun shots) It was just unplayable. I haven't looked into it, But im sure Colin Mcrae Rally (New Port) is more playable that that was

I read product pages for

I read product pages for things i believe im not aware of, The image right away suggested a higher class title (Not mobile) The name it's self didn't give me any indication that the game was a mobile port, And i didn't want to read the brief description on the story, I avoid spoilers like a plague But when i did go back minutes later while it was downloading, I did see that it stated it was ported from the successful mobile title, I was like awww, Sly its not an expansion. It better have Quality Settings to really touch things up just a tad more, (Nope) I was also hoping after reading it, That it was a full remake of what had been done for the phone on the true pc version, It was not. It is a MASSIVE SHAME it didn't turn out the way they where hoping, From the opening they clearly where trying to tell the good story and the character models where good even for a phone, But the gameplay HEAVILY lets it down it is nearly unplayable But yes i've learnt to read over things. I avoid every add and stay away from the steam store, and when i'm on it, Im straight off it. ads are BAD and Steam will throw them at you left right and centre

Add new comment