Good racing game, terrible Windows Live requirement
11 May 2013
Summary: Overall this is a well done racing racing game, with very good graphics for its time period. My family has has enjoyed playing it a great deal. I personally think a steering wheel controller is almost a necessity for this game, but an x box type controller would probably work. The keyboard would be almost impossible, and not very fun. The "windows live" system detract greatly, since you must log in and be online.
Summary: Never have I played a game where I was rewarded for not really accomplishing much like this one does, but that being said, this game is still an undeniable ton of fun. Lots of variety and quick and dirty races. It's quite arcade-like, but if I wanted simulation I'll go back to Gran Turismo. Awesome, noisy off-road racing without taking itself too seriously.
Summary: I haven't tried a dirt racing game since the old Dirt series several years ago and they were terrible. This one is pretty good. The graphics aren't as good as some of the other newer racing games, but overall they work. It's not buggy (with the patch) and game play is straight forward. Just what youy would expect in a dirt racing series. There's several types of racing from BAHA to Arena and everything in between.
Summary: + Idiosyncratic driving mechanics based on the car + Beautiful scenery and geometry + Overall great racing game + Very stable (never crashed once) - No snow tracks. The last rally game I bought was exclusively because it had snow tracks. Snow is beautiful and an integral part of rally. How could they miss this?
Summary: I like this game and also have it for the PS3. However, for the PC version of the game, installation is good, but if you have ATI Catalyst software working in the back round of your computer, the video after the car introduction would be destored and would fliker. The only way to fix this is to go to System Configuration Utility and fix the ATI Catalyst Control Center, this restart your computer. After doing this it the vido would be displayed normally.
Summary: Dirt 2 is a "mostly" dirt racing game with a few pavement sections on some tracks. There are a wide variety of vehicles and the track selection is adequate, but not overwhelming. The game has very good graphics that are enhanced further if your system supports DX11. The effects are rather nice when driving through the mud/water or through the dust from the car ahead of you. The transitions from sunny areas of the track to shaded areas are well done and realistic.