Mixed or average reviews - based on 10 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 10
  2. Negative: 5 out of 10
  1. First impressions aren't great, but get past its awkward exterior and this is a decent racer. [Nov 2009, p.96]
  2. DiRT's debut on Wii will disappoint fans of the series and fans of driving games in general. The cars lack of detail, the tracks are poor and there are many frame rate issues. You can't even play with the Wii-mote, since it's very unresponsive, so you should use Nunchuck's analog stick or connect a Classic Controller.
  3. It just doesn't have the required spark. Disappointing. [Nov 2009, p.66]
  4. Basically, there's not enough content to the Wii port of Dirt 2 to warrant a purchase, and you certainly don't want to pick this up if you have access to another home console version of the game.
  5. This is far from a great title. It won't top end-of-the year lists, and it won't become a cult classic. The graphics and sound are too threadbare, the first half of the game too easy, and lack of online support and realistic damage too disappointing.
  6. It doesn't matter if you're a huge fan of off-road racing, the Wii version of Dirt 2 is best avoided.
  7. The game just isn't much fun. It also isn't fun to look at. [Nov 2009, p.89]
  8. 40
    For as much potential as the Wii version had, Dirt 2 just ends up being a letdown, especially when the package boils down to being a port/crossover of the PSP offering that Sony fans are getting.
  9. Dirt 2 is as vanilla a racer as you're going to find on Wii. There are some unlockable videos and vehicle skins, but this is a very generic package that feels like it was phoned in.
  10. If you have the option, check out the PS3/360 versions of the game, as it’s clear that’s where the game was meant to be played. All Wii users are getting is poor controls, bad graphics and what may be the worst audio found in any racer to date.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 22 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. Sea
    Sep 16, 2009
    This game is simply poor. Poor presentation and overall look and feel (seems like they released in the middle of the development process), graphics in-game are average, with some huge slowdown in some tracks, and of course 4 cars only are a bit of a let down. Anyway, I found it quite funny controls-wise (with both the wiimote and the nunchuck), even if a bit on the easy side (at least the first 4 tracks). Overall, it's just average, being that you cannot find much better than this on the wii right now. Full Review »
  2. cesarmacness
    Sep 14, 2009
    I think this game looks terrible.. I mean the wii has more power than the game shows.. it like it is a lack of interest from the developers, cause you check other driving games at least have reflections, dirt has really poor graphics.. even need for speed carbon looks better, if wii has more power than a ps2 at least it should look like gran turismo, I mean just check dirt2 on ps3.. dirt2 on wii and other consoles look like if they were diferent games. Full Review »
  3. AnonymousMC
    Sep 14, 2009
    I encourage people to watch game play videos. I think it looks like High quality N64 gameplay. This game is a poor port from the xbox360 and PS3. The wii doesn't support all the shiny effects, so this game looks very dull. I've yet to try the wiimote and nunchuck, but the wii wheel is frustrating at best. The on off controls for brake and gas are also unacceptable for a modern racing game. Burnout 3 & 4 look amazingly better on my original xbox and also play better. The same could be said for Colin Mc Rae. Full Review »