Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 53 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 34 out of 53
  2. Negative: 1 out of 53
  1. 90
    Varied events, sparkling social challenges, and rowdy online skirmishes make Dirt Showdown the rare spinoff that's as amazing as its much-loved predecessor, albeit in its own unique way. It's an absolute blast throughout, and proof that accessible, arcade-style thrills and spills can still deliver via superb execution.
  2. Jun 12, 2012
    90
    Not since the old days of Psygnosis' Destruction Derby games have we been able to really go in and trash cars for the sake of trashing cars.
  3. 88
    Do not be fooled by Showdown coming just a year after Dirt 3. This is an excellent game that easily stands on its own. If you are looking for an accessible title to play alone or with friends all the while having an absolute blast then Dirt Showdown is a no brainer purchase.
User Score
6.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 45 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 5 out of 11
  1. Jun 25, 2012
    10
    Yes, it has some issues. There is some lag online at times, and some glitches. However, this game has to be the most fun derby game in aYes, it has some issues. There is some lag online at times, and some glitches. However, this game has to be the most fun derby game in a very long time, and not only that, but you can go online and have crazy matches. I think this game is severely underrated because it has the Dirt name, which disappoints previous Dirt game fans, and scares away people that didn't like Dirt 1-3. Demos are out on all platforms, and even though there isn't much to see on them, anyone who likes smashing cars owes it to themselves to play at least the demo if not the full game. Full Review »
  2. Jun 14, 2012
    9
    DiRT Showdown the new game of the DiRT saga, and I need say: wow, the game is fantastic, but is not perfect, have some mistakes, is same thanDiRT Showdown the new game of the DiRT saga, and I need say: wow, the game is fantastic, but is not perfect, have some mistakes, is same than the others, have other great points. The game is really funny, have much amazing things. Great game. Full Review »
  3. Jun 18, 2012
    3
    What a Disappointment the Dirt series has become after it's forefather, the Colin McRae series (they did him an honour in dropping his name).What a Disappointment the Dirt series has become after it's forefather, the Colin McRae series (they did him an honour in dropping his name). A terrible arcadey mixmash, with horrible physics and dull gameplay, Pick up any Destruction Derby game instead or play out the DD parts of Grid. Full Review »