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.
- Citroën Xsara Rally Car
- Subaru Impreza WRX 44S Rally Car
- Ford Focus Rally Car
- Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII Rally Car
- Peugeot 206 Rally Car
- MG ZR Super 1600 Rally Car
- Citroën Saxo Kit Car
- Ford Puma Super 1600 Rally Car
- Fiat Punto Super 1600 Rally Car
- Volkswagen Rallye Golf
All the Group B cars are unlocked by playing through Championship mode.
All the Bonus cars are unlocked by playing through Championship mode.
- MGC Sebring Special
- Lancia Delta Integrale
- Citroën 2CV Sahara
- Ford Escort RS 1600
- Ford Transit Rally Van
- Mitsubishi Pajero
- Subaru Impreza 22B Sti
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).