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  • Summary: (Also known as "Colin McRae: DiRT 2" in the UK/EU) DiRT 2 takes racing games to a new level with thrilling new race types, striking locations, big event atmosphere, and a peerless line-up of super-charged speed machines, each selected to deliver spectacular, fast-paced racing. Taking players on an exhilarating World Tour, DiRT 2 delivers over 100 stunning events, including aggressive, multi-vehicle races and intense solo challenges, set in the most diverse and demanding real-world environments. From the muddy tracks of the Malaysian rainforest to spectator-packed stadiums in London and Los Angeles, racers compete in contemporary off-road race disciplines covering Rallycross, Trailblazer, Raid, Landrush, and Rally. Embracing the culture and new heroes of modern off-road racing, DiRT 2 features an exciting line-up of the best new rally drivers - including the multi medal-winning Subaru Rally Team USA driver Ken Block alongside Travis Pastrana, Dave Mirra, and Tanner Faust, who help players build their racing career. [Codemasters] Expand
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  1. Positive: 62 out of 63
  2. Negative: 0 out of 63
  1. The original Dirt was a fantastic game. It had great driving physics, graphics, and a slick presentation, all of which conspired to create one of my favorite racing games of all time. Dirt 2 eclipses its predecessor on every front, and packages it in a modern, accessible package that race fans of any gaming pedigree are sure to enjoy.
  2. 92
    Colin McRae DiRT 2 is a great race game that’s combine a few different off the roads racing championships. The game has strong audio, beautiful graphics and a lot of gameplay. Probably the best racer of this year.
  3. Minor problems aside, DIRT 2 is everything racing fans will want from an off-road racer. The driving is fast, fun and be tailored to your skill level. Hardcore fans will work hard shaving split seconds off their best times, while novices can still work through the career and have fun with their fiends online.
  4. A fantastic rally game wrapped up in extreme sports presentation. [Oct 2009, p.62]
  5. DiRT 2 achieves something that looked pretty difficult to accomplish, and manages to be even better than the first game. Colin McRae would be proud of it.
  6. 84
    Dirt 2 is prettier than its predecessor, has more varied tracks and a functional multiplayer offering. What it doesn’t have is a focus on pure time-trial rally races, which is really what I expect from a rally game.
  7. A solid racing experience being far too "extreme" for its own good. [Oct 2009, p.72]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 2 out of 17
  1. csuperbrothers
    Sep 15, 2009
    DiRT2 by Codemasters is the loveliest pure travel experience for PS3 since thatgamecompany's Flower. It's immense, sublime, spectacularly well presented & masterfully paced. For best results, switch off the HUD, bring the camera down low & put something blissful & relentless (eg: Caribou). Hats off to the team at Codemasters for matching the intensity & polish of Evolution's Motorstorm: Pacific Rift in a more traditional offroad package! Expand
  2. Nov 8, 2011
    An incredible amount of vehicles and tracks are in Dirt 2. Replay value is not a problem when you see how many missions are in the game. The racing is overwhelming fun but beware of handling. It is very slippery. Expand
  3. Apr 1, 2013
    Dirt 3 was good but unneccessary because a better realistic off-road racing game will not be released this generation than Dirt 2 (I say realistic because Motorstorm is better, but not realistic). Expand
  4. kevinj
    Sep 8, 2009
    Just got my hands on the game. Dirt 2 is a peerless execution of sim (sort of) blended with rally (sort of) blended with general racer. I could have used a true hill climb in the game, but this is still the most fun I've had behind the wheel this year. Expand
  5. JamesD
    Jan 18, 2010
    One of the best driving games available on PS3, if you like you rally racing or even your racing, DIRT 2 has you covered. The graphics and visual effects are unique and condemasters has shown real care in making the small details stand out. The familiarity to GRID makes this game less original but is just as great to play. Expand
  6. komp
    Sep 20, 2009
    I wanted to give this a 9.5 but the menu does not allow that. Fantastic realism and superb G25 wheel feedback make this a title you cannot put down. X Games events, Colin Mcrae Special Event, RS200, Escort Mk2 and endless events from five different event types: rally, rally cross, trailblazer, land rush and raid. Multiplayer with full voice support, events to keep everyone happy. There is also indication if the online opponent is a bad racer which is nice to know. The -5 in my score would be the Menu system but once you have had the initial video introduction to the events the menus are quick to navigate. I love having my name being called out during events (you choose from a full list when creating a profile). Trophies are easy enough to collect and the XP system can be increased from many different aspects in game. If your a G25 owner and/or a Rally fan then you need to own this in your collection you wont be dissapointed. Rally cars are at the pinnacle of the genre and although some would think not being able to upgrade the engine is a bad thing I think its lack of understanding. Expand
  7. Jul 11, 2011
    this would be a great game if you could keep control of your car but what is the point of playing if you move the stick even just a little your car spins out of control and it is impossible to win races because by the time you actually finish the race everyone is already done stay away from this Expand

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