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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] Collapse
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. The game just isn't much fun. It also isn't fun to look at. [Nov 2009, p.89]
  5. It doesn't matter if you're a huge fan of off-road racing, the Wii version of Dirt 2 is best avoided.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 4 out of 9
  1. LolerR
    Sep 9, 2009
    Stop lying bozo. This game's nothing like you describe. The levels, textures and cars are completely different as opposed to just downgraded versions. Get your eyes checked. It's no great game, but it doesn't look like an N64 game unless all you go by is the very first trailer which was of very low quality. Go at least watch some gameplay videos, it's very close to Xbox quality, though not the finest the Xbox ever did, but certainly up there and nothing like an N64 game. The main bummer is they should have delayed it more to add more features than try to release it at the same date as the other versions and end up ditching many options due to the smaller development time. Maybe the sequel will fare better. I'm only giving a 10 to counter your ridiculous score and accusations. Bozo. Expand
  2. MikeH
    Sep 10, 2009
    Pretty good for a Wii driving game. Don't listen to Andy B, you can use other controls "Control-wise, DiRT 2 gives you the choice of playing with the Wiimote, steering wheel style or plugging in the Nunchuk and using the analog stick to steer, while using the trigger buttons for gas and brake. The game is smart enough to detect when the Nunchuk is connected, and it switches control schemes automatically." ( Cheers. Expand
  3. VladC
    Sep 10, 2009
    Andy has no idea what he's talking about. Clearly he's never played the game. It allows you to use motion controls, or the nunchuck plus wiimote, or the classic controller, or the Wii wheel, or the logitech wheel. It's right in the manual. Why do people post lies about games? The game looks good for a wii game, sure its not as good as the 360 but its much better than Colin McCrae 3. Durrrr. It's pretty fun actually and the motion steering works well. Expand
  4. DanielPereira
    Sep 13, 2009
    Slop frame rate, bad physics and driver
  5. 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. Expand
  6. haihaifa
    Sep 12, 2009
    to tell you the truth, i understand what andy is saying. this game sucks big time. it is boring, no music in driving, the environment is doll, and look like PS1 or what the hell. there is no real action in this game, and not only that, why the cats look like "my 5th years old son can draw better cars" Expand
  7. 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. Expand

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