Excerpt: Since its inception the Colin McRae Rally series has been one of the finest for nerve shredding driving, and its rather lengthy lifecycle is testament to this. Colin McRae Dirt is the latest game in the series, and the removal of Rally from the title suggests that the game is more than a rally game.
Excerpt: One of the unique features of DiRT is the treatment of its User Interface (U.I). DiRT 's menus and other U.I. features are handled in what is best described as what people were expecting Vista to look like. All of the menus are displayed as arrangements of 2D screens displayed in 3D space.
Excerpt: Rallying is a motorsport that seems tailor-made for video games, yet its thrilling high speed racing around the most perilous of courses doesn't seem to get as much attention as the Gran Turismos and Ridge Racers of this world.
Conclusion: One thing I can say for DiRT is that aside from being the most beautiful, it’s among the most all-inclusive Rally games to date… Sure, car setup is nothing new but DiRT takes it a step further by actually providing real-time advice from Travis and friends should you want to make extra sure that...
Excerpt: (released here in the US sans Colin McRae, which still strikes me as odd considering the man should be post-humusly honored with as many titles as possible), but the extra time spent on the game was more than worth it.
Summary: DiRT does a lot of things right, and offers a lot of different variety. The graphics and menu presentation are second to none, and the crashes are awesome. But a horrible online mode and a number of problems in key racing elements like handling keeps this game in mediocrity.
Conclusion: So, let’s pop into the service area and give Colin McRae DiRT the final once-over. Starting off with the disappointments, the biggest niggle is the multiplayer that had the potential to be so much better. I know it’s a mirror of the Xbox 360’s online play and both of them are equally lacking.
Excerpt: I can't start off writing this review without mentioning the tragic loss that the rally world was struck with last week. Rally legend Colin McRae and his five year old son passed away as their helicopter crashed.
Summary: DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road is set to be the most diverse and exhilarating off-road racing experience ever with sensational gravel, mud and dirt events the world over. DIRT: Colin McRae Off-Road will deliver the wheel-screaming exhilaration of off-road racing with the next generation of the series’...