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: 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.
Summary: Back when it was announced that the Colin McRae series of racing games was to have no more sequels and that the Dirt franchise there was some mixed feelings and apprehension. Dirt wasn’t a bad game by any stretch, but it did suffer as a franchise that didn’t seem to know its identity.