Summary: When Codemasters announced DiRT 2 , I was very happy to see that it still had Colin McRae's name on it. I found the first game to be "okay," and after playing the demo for this second installment, it seemed we had a great racing title on the way that would outperform its predecessor and honor the memory of the man whose name graced its cover. Did it succeed? Not to spoil what comes after the break, but yes. Yes, it certainly did.
Excerpt: If review scores were handed out for slickness alone Codemasters' Colin McRae: DIRT 2 would be an easy 10. It positively oozes class from the moment the 'press start' screen pops up, whether it be the slick in-game menu system, the neat loading screen info or the simple fact that you can make the voice over man use your real name. This is about as polished as a video game can get and we're only talking about the menu system.
Excerpt: If you are looking for an exhilarating racing game set in the rally driving world, it would be hard to say you are looking in the wrong place. Dirt 2 ticks all the boxes, providing a good solid racer with more content than you can shake a gear stick at. Whether you are a driving novice looking for something on the side to drop in and out of or a seasoned pro looking for something to cut your teeth on, Dirt 2 will provide something to suit.
Conclusion: DiRT 2 is without doubt the most comprehensive and utterly playable off-road racing game we’ve ever played. The overall racing experience is never anything but pleasurable, the depth and range of challenges on offer lending massive longevity and the presentation is also nothing short of exceptional. A pitch perfect balance between immediate arcade playability and detailed realism make DiRT 2 a rally game for every race fan out there.
Excerpt: Scratched, crumpled and covered in mud, you continue to ignore the “minor wheel damage” warning while speeding down an unpaved road. Patches of grass are sparingly used to break up the near-consistent trail of dirt – not as obstacles but as an attractive change of scenery. Puddles, on the other hand, are inconveniently located just before ramps and sharp turns, ensuring a place-altering crash or spin-out for any careless driver.
Summary: Colin McRae: DiRT 2 benefits from tuned-up car-handling physics system, a new damage engine effects, a new level of visual fidelity, with cars and tracks twice as detailed as those seen in the original, as well as a roster of off-road events, taking players to the most diverse and challenging real-world environments.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Latest Videos DiRT 2 – L.A Rallycross Trailer Codemasters have made a name for themselves developing and publishing some of the best rally racing games in the last two generations. Those games concentrated on the rally point to point races and offered a little variety all around. With the release of Dirt in 2007, the developers slightly messed around with the formula.