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: I think because this is a UK version of the game, the VIP code supplied doesn't work for my Canadian account (no bonus car, no online play). The shipping time also longer than I thought, and actually the game was shipping from Hungary?. The game is still playable offline without the code. That's OK for me since I only play offline.