Metascore
55

Mixed or average reviews - based on 13 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 13
  2. Negative: 3 out of 13
  1. If you're a patient racing fan who doesn't mind the old-school style racers in which a single mistake at any point in the race can cost you the win, then you'll be able to look past Dirt 2's frustrating moments. However, if you're easily miffed, this probably isn't the best game for you.
  2. If it’s the exotic locations and fun at high-speeds that you are looking in your PSP racer and shedding an additional $10 isn’t an issue, we suggest you go for Motorstorm: Artic Edge. There are worst racers for the PSP out there but in a year where Gran Turismo, NFS Shift and Motorstorm: Artic Edge stand out in their own way, DiRT 2 collects the dust. No matter how you shake it, DiRT 2 makes little baby Jesus cry.
  3. DIRT 2 is a fun and gripping, highly worthwhile racing game.
  4. With DiRT 2 you can have fun for a short time, but there’s no innovation and it’s not technically perfect. If you have the option, you should buy the console version.
  5. 42
    Do: Buy Dirt 2 for the PlayStation 3 or Xbox 360. Don't: Buy Dirt 2 for the PSP.
  6. 60
    No, DiRT 2 isn't filled with the same awe and wonder as the console versions. That's obvious. However, if you can look past the speed bumps, you'll see it's a moderately enjoyable racer.
  7. As awful as the 'big console' version is great. [Christmas 2009, p.116]
  8. How the hell is this considered good enough on a system that just got Gran Turismo? [Dec 2009, p.81]
  9. Imperfect handling and shallow gameplay leave DiRT 2 in the dust of more compelling, competent off-road racers.
  10. 75
    The portable version of the great PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 race game. It has a few different tracks, nice graphics and nice audio. Not the best racer this year, but a game that can provide a lot of fun.
  11. A poor game, with a ridiculous AI and a driving feeling close to zero. Too bad, because the home version wasn't so bad after all. There's definitely better on your PSP, if you like racing.
  12. Unfortunately Dirt 2 on PSP is a game you should probably avoid.
  13. By and large, Dirt 2 is an unremarkable and mostly boring racing game, and the more you play it, the worse the flaws get.
User Score
5.5

Mixed or average reviews- based on 8 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 1 out of 1
  1. AllanD
    Sep 30, 2009
    4
    This game has the worst car graphics and physics I've ever played on the PSP. At no point did I feel like I was driving on dirt. This game has the worst car graphics and physics I've ever played on the PSP. At no point did I feel like I was driving on dirt. Powerslides are nonexistant, except for "snow". One positive point is that gameplay & frame-rate is fast. Environments are okay. It felt like an abandoned launch title. This game is not finished. Do not buy it. Get World Rally Championship, Toca/V8, or Gran Turismo instead. Even Motor Storm is miles better than this. Full Review »