Excerpt: Dirt Showdown is a pothole of accessibility. Over the course of the last few releases from Codemasters – most relevantly: Dirt 2 and Dirt 3, they’ve pretty much established themselves as being a developer and publisher that wants to be as inclusive as possible where driving is concerned.
Excerpt: DiRT Showdown is one answer to an important question: how do you make a multiplayer-focused racing game? We've all been there. Heck, I was there just the other day - take a racing game online and it's more daunting than trying to play Counter-Strike and StarCraft II simultaneously while somebody...
Conclusion: Dirt Showdown delivers a decent racing experience. While the destruction theme may not be pulled off perfectly and the Hoonigan events can still be a bit frustrating, racing fans who are looking for a bit of fun, both offline and online, can't go wrong with this one.
Pros: +Great racing mechanics, +Improved stunt mechanics, +Impressive graphics
Cons: -Hit and miss demolition derbies, -Annoying announcer, -Frustrating Hoonigan competitions
Excerpt: Everyone has that one friend that constantly tells you all about this new thing they've found and they're now all about. They relate everything back to their new found obsession and try to find ways to get you and everyone else talking about it.
Excerpt: If DiRT 3 is an off-road game for the hardcore racing fan, DiRT Showdown is for everyone else. Automatic gears, forgiving handling and demolition derby races on lethal-looking figure-8 tracks make this a distinctly arcade-styled spinoff entry in the series.
Pros: Tyres and cars flying everywhere, Large variety of gameplay modes, Beating your mates by a tenth of a second
Cons: Unsatisfying car damage and collisions, Stripped-back feeling compared to peers, Being referred to as 'They'
Excerpt: Introduction, setup, requirements Codemasters is well-known for its love of the PC, and has long supplied its fans on the platform with what they demand. Today I'll be taking a look at the studio's latest -- DiRT Showdown , an arcade-style racer built from the ground up for DirectX 11 and hosting...
Excerpt: , XBox 360, Playstation 3 Okay, let’s get the obvious stuff out of the way first - Dirt Showdown is a big, brash, and occasionally ridiculous slab of game. It puts us in mind of a spoilt six year old, screaming his head off and running around the family dinner party trying to show everyone his, er,...
Conclusion: And whilst online might be the icing on the cake rather than the core of the experience for some, I’m confident that DiRT Showdown has enough to offer long-time fans of the genre or racing game newcomers alike.