Summary: Not nearly as good as the other racing games from Codemasters. Much more of an arcade game with not as realistic physics or car handling. Still a lot of fun. I've had this game for over a year and a half and still come back to it for a good no-thinking demolition racer.
Summary: I was expecting a lot from a DIRT game. To say the least i was disappointed. This game, in my opinion, was a quick money maker. My 5 year old likes it, and is the only one that plays it. It's not really a rally game. So i give it 2 stars for lack of enjoyment, lackluster excitement, and poor physics. 2 stars is a bonus considering i have DIRT 3, 3 stars.
Summary: I've never played a DiRT game before, so I'm not biased. However, I have played lots of racing games, so I know a good one when I play it. Since there are very few PS3 dirt racing games on the market, I really wanted DiRT Showdown, so I bought it. I had already read the reviews so was expecting the game to be about a 7.5/10. The single player mode, called the Showdown Tour, just isn't engaging.
Summary: The game is a bit of a step back sadly IMO.. The banger cars seemed like it would be good fun, but really the tracks are rather boring.. I played it for a bit but then tried the older Dirt 3 I had installed from a while back and found that to be much more fun.. Not sure why really.. But yer for the price its not bad.. But just don't be expecting a cool new version as its sadly a let down..
Summary: I mainly purchased this because it was a very good price, and I have Dirt 2 already. The controls and set up were familiar, and the gameplay easy enough to grasp, although some stages could do with more explaination, as my young son found them a bit more tricky to understand. Overall a great game for the younger gamer, but maybe a bit too simplistic for older players.
Summary: So Dirt's gone all gnarly and trashy eh? Well according to an interview I read Codemasters has decided to split the series in half and leave the hoonigan style car wiggling and general motor based tomfoolery to the "Showdown" camp thus letting the core Dirt series deal with the proper meat and veg of rally driving. So how has it worked out?