Colin McRae Rally 04 is a game which was released in September 2003. It is the fourth incarnation of the Colin McRae Rally series. It is also the first game in the series to drop the official WRC license. It was developed and published by Codemasters. Like all other Colin McRae games, it is a blend of simulation and arcade-style handling.
There are six championships to complete in the game.
There are 4 classes of cars: 4WD, 2WD, Group B and Bonus. The bonus class are cars that are not usually raced in rallies.
This fourth incarnation of the Colin McRae Rally series, unlike in the previous three games, has no official WRC team license. All of the cars' liveries are either fictitious or taken from championships other than the WRC.
Nicky Grist is replaced by Derek Ringer as the co-driver voice in the game. There are six championships to complete in the game.
- Citroen Xsara WRC
- Subaru Impreza WRX STI
- Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VIII
- Ford Focus WRC
- Peugeot 206 WRC
All the Group B cars are unlocked by playing through Championship mode.
All the Bonus cars are unlocked by playing through Championship mode.
- Subaru Impreza 22B STI
- Lancia Delta HF Integrale
- Mitsubishi Pajero
- Citroen 2CV Sahara
- MGC Sebring GTS
- Ford Escort Mk I
- Ford Transit Replica Rally Van
The game has rally tracks in 8 countries:
There are fifty-two stages in total (six stages each rally, only 4 championships have Super Special Stages: USA, Australia, UK and Sweden).