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  • Summary: (Formerly known as "Colin McRae Rally 2007" or "CMR '07") After a two-year break for the series, Codemasters Studios' designers have created a reinvigorated McRae experience. The new Colin McRae title goes beyond the series' point-to-point rallying to deliver the most diverse selection of(Formerly known as "Colin McRae Rally 2007" or "CMR '07") After a two-year break for the series, Codemasters Studios' designers have created a reinvigorated McRae experience. The new Colin McRae title goes beyond the series' point-to-point rallying to deliver the most diverse selection of extreme off-road competitions. Sensational gravel, mud and dirt racing events from the world over include perilous Hill Climb and collision-packed Rally Cross events. International rallying competitions are also featured, with official cars on tracks based on real roads and locations around the globe. The title also expands on beat-the-clock racing and includes events with multiple cars on track to satisfy anyone who wants to push their on-the-edge driving just that bit further. [Codemasters] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 59
  2. Negative: 0 out of 59
  1. DiRT seems to do just about everything right.
  2. Brilliant physics, handling and damage engine are well utilized in this be-all,-end-all ode to four-wheel dirt racing.
  3. If you’re looking for the perfect replication of sliding around a gravel corner with all four tires holding on for dear life, then buy it with no reservations. The learning curve is just right regardless of your experience level, there’s a ton of content despite the lack of true online play, and it’s a very pretty game, despite some occasional draw-in.
  4. As a graphical showpiece, DiRT is an unbridled success. It also happens to be an entirely enjoyable rally racer.
  5. Definitely more inviting to non-rallycross fans, and the graphics and modes are certainly a boost. Unfortunately, the online mode is a letdown, as are the framerate issues.
  6. 80
    Slightly flawed in some spots -- its Career mode, for example, is a pyramid of increasingly challenging events rather than a glimpse into a racer's life -- DiRT is nevertheless a big, beautiful game that goes places previous McRaes have not. It's quite simply one of the finest driving-centric titles to hit the still-new 360 world.
  7. 70
    It retains the feel of McRae, but not the subtlety or precision. The car doesn’t feel different enough across the various surfaces, while the ability to stop almost instantly in the majority of cars on any track is a sign that they are not interacting with the ground as they should. They feel loose, almost distant.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 41
  2. Negative: 6 out of 41
  1. Ninto
    Jun 4, 2007
    10
    This is simply the best racegame I've played on the Xbox 360 till now. Better than Forza 2, better than Project Gotham Racing 3. It may This is simply the best racegame I've played on the Xbox 360 till now. Better than Forza 2, better than Project Gotham Racing 3. It may not be the ultimate simulation racer, but it isn't arcade either. You should buy this game for sure if you like to race. You should buy it if you own a Xbox 360! Expand
  2. Lukedeem
    Jun 21, 2007
    10
    Best racing game for the 360 thats FUN to play and not insanely realistic like forza. Not saying forza isnt good, its just not a "fun" game Best racing game for the 360 thats FUN to play and not insanely realistic like forza. Not saying forza isnt good, its just not a "fun" game to play like Dirt. Sick graphics, Sick damage. Expand
  3. RyanH.
    Sep 16, 2007
    10
    This game is pure awesome, and as close to real as a racing game can get while staying fun for the average gamer. I'm not a Forza or This game is pure awesome, and as close to real as a racing game can get while staying fun for the average gamer. I'm not a Forza or Grand Turismo fan, the burnout and NFS series' have always held my heart, but this semi-sim has just the right amount of challenge and reward to keep me coming back to it. The lack of anything but improvised hot seat multiplayer at home is sad, but the single player is incredible enough to play and watch that you and your friends won't mind taking turns. Dirt for the win! Expand
  4. AnthonyN.
    Jun 22, 2007
    8
    When I first played the demo, I wasn't too impressed with the over responsive handling, but overall it was fun. Already owning and When I first played the demo, I wasn't too impressed with the over responsive handling, but overall it was fun. Already owning and loving Forza 2, I thought I'd go for Dirt. I'm glad I did. When Forza 2 gets slighty dull (after hours of constant play), it's a breath of fresh air to play a no-brainer game that it full of speed and excitement. If I had to choose, I'd have Forza2 over this but if you can, get them both as they are totally different games. Also, get the forcefeedback steering wheel. It's amazing how much it adds to these games. For all those people who gave Dirt a score of 1, well you're entitled to your opinion....but you're wrong. Cheers. Expand
  5. AmritK.
    Jun 25, 2007
    7
    @Jon W- I totally agree with you man.That commentator was like making me insane.Can someone please punch him in the face for me(If you know @Jon W- I totally agree with you man.That commentator was like making me insane.Can someone please punch him in the face for me(If you know him). They also screwed up the whole physics for which i so liked this franchise in the first place.CMR 2005 and 2003 are a blast for rally fans,infact,i am still playing CMR 2005.I don't know why they try to re-invent the successful idea and screw it up. Expand
  6. JonW.
    Jun 17, 2007
    6
    In short, ive not been in the slightest bit impressed!! Iv always loved the Colin McRae franchise, and was expecting another brilliant In short, ive not been in the slightest bit impressed!! Iv always loved the Colin McRae franchise, and was expecting another brilliant edition. However, it has been one of the most unfulfilling rally games ive ever played. Easily, Colin McRae 3 is a most realistic simulator, and by far!! And on top of that, theres such a yankee style aproach to it all, the menu commentator has absolutely ruined the game for me... but this wasn't hard considering the racing experience it attempts to supply. Sorry Colin, but i'd much rather hammer the excellant 2005 game for another couple of years than struggle with this for another few hours. Expand
  7. JohnJ.
    Jun 16, 2007
    1
    The game is pretty much for ppl that cant handle great sims like forza 2. The easier arcade style game.

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