Stunt Rally is an entertaining open source racing game. It is based on another open source game, the VDrift driving simulator that focuses on drift racing. Furthermore, Stunt Rally makes use of the well-known open source OGRE graphics rendering engine. Therefore it offers all the advantages of an acknowledged open source application, including flexibility, comprehensiveness, and the support of a dedicated community.
Stunt Rally impressed me by being very comprehensive, feature-rich and powerful. It comes with no less than 153 tracks to drive on, which is far more than in any other racing game I ever played. 24 sceneries and 19 cars are also available. The number of advanced settings is overwhelmingly rich as well. Power users can even control the parameters of the vegetation or of the shadows. Plenty of other in-detail options are also available, providing the players with full control over every little aspect of the game.
As for the gameplay-related aspects, I’d say Stunt Rally is satisfactory at best. Controlling the car feels a bit unnatural at points, and the stunts are either dull and unspectacular, or too extravagant and unrealistic. Anyway, this is mostly a subjective opinion. I still appreciate the game a lot thanks to its comprehensiveness. There’s even a track editor included, and an online multiplayer mode is also provided.
To sum it all up, Stunt Rally is worth a try. It is an open source game that won’t cost you a thing yet it can provide you with many hours of entertainment.
- Open source
- Includes a lot of tracks
- Offers a lot of advanced options
- Multiplayer mode included
- Game physics (controls, gravitation, etc.) could use some improvements