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...
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.
Excerpt: There's no sense mincing words here: DiRT 2 is an amazing game, and anyone who even remotely appreciates the racing genre will love it. It's intense, accessible, and gorgeous to boot. The EGO engine is in top form.
Summary: Formula 1 racing just isn't all that challenging. The problem is, your car goes where you point it. What with the huge sticky tires and enough downforce to gobstop a dwarf its hard to go wrong.
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.
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.
Conclusion: So Dirt 2 has renewed by faith in Rally racing games and made me hope and pray that people buy this enough to warrant a Dirt 3. With so many tracks, so many cars and so many ways to improve yourself in Dirt 2, I can't see how people would NOT want to take part in this game.
Conclusion: The audio is just as great with rich, full engine sounds, though slightly less pronounced turbo blow-off. Driving over different surfaces also produces authentic sound, especially coupled with opponent collisions.