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Colin McRae Rally 2005 is a fifth installation of the Colin McRae Rally series developed by Codemasters. It was released on October 28, 2004.


Colin McRae Rally 2005 has over 70 stages spread over nine countries: Australia (loose gravel), Japan (tarmac), Finland (gravel), Greece (rough rocky gravel), UK (tarmac, mud, and gravel), Spain (smooth tarmac), USA (gravel/dusty tarmac), Sweden (snow and ice), and newcomer Germany (abrasive tarmac/light gravel).

There are over 30 cars available, including Ford Focus WRC '01, Subaru Impreza WRX Sti '04 (which is featured on the front cover), Citroën Xsara WRC '04, Peugeot 206 WRC2003, and Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VIII. There is also a revised graphics / damage engine that enables paint scratches on the car, and a new 'career' mode where the player starts out in the lower club leagues and works their way up to compete with Colin McRae in his 2004 Dakar Rally Nissan Pick-Up. In 'Championship' mode the player takes the role of Colin himself competing in 6 Rallies using any 4WD car.

An OS X version of this game, renamed as Colin McRae Rally Mac, was published by Feral Interactive and developed by Robosoft Technologies, marking the first Colin McRae series game for the Mac OS X (now macOS). It was released on 26 October 2007, just six weeks after McRae's death in a helicopter crash. In addition to the Mac release, separate versions were developed for Nokia's N-Gage portable console and Java ME mobile phones by Ideaworks3D and IOMO respectively. The N-Gage version reused stages from Colin McRae Rally 2.0, whilst the Java ME release used 2.5D sprite-based graphics due to hardware limitations.

List of cars[]



  • MG ZR EX258
  • Citroen Saxo
  • Volkswagen Polo
  • Toyota Celica VVTi GT-S
  • Ford Fiesta Concept

Group B[]


Super 2WD[]

  • Alfa Romeo 147 GTA
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI
  • Renault Clio V6


4x4 Off-Road[]

  • Mitsubishi Pajero Evo 2 (a.k.a. Shogun Montero Evo 2)
  • Land Rover Freelander
  • Nissan Pickup Dakar 2004


  • Mini Cooper S
  • MG MGC Sebring GTS
  • Ford Escort Mk I
  • Volkswagen Beetle RSi