Codemasters offers refunds after misleading Colin McRae listing

Customers complained after thinking they were buying the 1998 original

UK publisher Codemasters is offering refunds to gamers who purchased a game entitled 'Colin McRae Rally' on Steam.

Numerous customers who bought the title complained they were led to believe this game was the acclaimed title released in 1998, but discovered that it actually was a port of a mobile game released in 2013.

Codemasters community manager Lee Williams wrote on Steam that the description on the game's listing has been amended for clarification.


"At Codemasters, we care about our customers and pride ourselves on listening to our community," Williams wrote.

He acknowledged 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".

He continued: "As an act of good faith, we have worked with Valve to enable anyone that bought the game to claim a refund."

Until August 19, customers who bought the game will find a refund button on their Steam transactions page.

"We hope this goes some way to restoring any lost faith and thank you as always, for your continued support," Williams added.

Colin McRae Rally on Steam comes with thirty levels taken from the 1999 sequel, with updated textures.