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Overall 7
7.0

DiRT SHOWDOWN

Destructoid
7 November 2012
  • Summary: The DiRT series is well-known for its Rally-style racing, accurate and realistic physics, and bare-knuckle driving action. Spawned from the Colin McCrae series of Rally games, DiRT took off on next-gen consoles for fans looking for something a little different than the regular slew of gearhead and...
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Overall 8
7.5

DiRT Showdown Review

PlayStation Universe
12 August 2012
  • Summary: Shortcomings aside, Codemasters has delivered a very fast paced, slickly presented, arcade demolition derby that is more than capable of giving you some great entertainment value.
  • Pros: Awesome presentation and graphics, Great arcade-style racing, Superb sound effects and music
  • Cons: The irritating events announcer, Car and tracks were all very similar, Online component felt tacked on
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Overall 7
7.0

Review: DiRT Showdown

New Gamer Nation
8 August 2012
  • Conclusion: Overall, this game is fun to play as long as you don’t take it as a serious racing game. If you want a serious racing/rally game, then this isn’t for you; however, if you want a game that you can play for fun contact races, then this is the game for you! For the best experience, get online!
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DiRT Showdown Review

VideoGamer.com
5 August 2012
  • 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...
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Overall 8
7.5

DiRT Showdown

Auracore MediaWorks
23 July 2012
  • Summary: Get down and dirty in this showdown.
  • Pros: A good variety of fun destructive and arcade style driving challenges; driving physics fell light and arcadey; Joyride mode can be a nice distraction; RaceNet and online features are great and well designed; adrenaline pumping soundtrack; cars break apart nicely; excellent track design.
  • Cons: Graphics can't compete with racing's heaviest hitters; odd mix of fictional and real life cars; stupid announcer; career mode isn't the longest in the genre.
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Overall 9
9.0

For A Second There, I Thought I'd Blown My Radiator

TotalPlayStation.com
16 July 2012
  • Conclusion: DiRT Showdown is the most fun I've had with a racing game since Burnout Paradise , a great looking game that nails the entertainment aspect of video gaming head-on.
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DiRT Showdown PS3 Review

Neoseeker
3 July 2012
Overall 7
7.0

DiRT Showdown review

GamesRadar
29 June 2012
  • 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'
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Overall 8
7.8
Gameplay 8
8.0
Funfactor 9
9.0

DiRT Showdown

Digital Chumps
25 June 2012
  • Conclusion: DiRT shifts into a different gear with Showdown, moving away from its rally sim roots to a more arcade and destruction-friendly forum.
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DiRT Showdown for PlayStation 3 Review

Gear Diary
22 June 2012
  • Excerpt: DiRT Showdown , the latest installment in the award-winning DiRT video game series, features racing events, demolition derbies, and special stunt (a.ka. Hoonigan) events plus split-screen multiplayer and online options with competitive challenges in on and off-line modes.
  • Pros: race variety, excellent car physics especially on damage, sharp design, thrilling “no holds barred” racing, driving styles make levels quickly conquerable, online racing
  • Cons: commentary occasionally irritates
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