DiRT Xbox 360

Metascore
83

Generally favorable reviews - based on 59 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 55 out of 59
  2. Negative: 0 out of 59
Buy On
  1. games(TM)
    70
    Gamers can see through inconsequential improvements in wind physics and engine noise-capturing techniques that in real terms bring little new to the table. [July 2007, p.124]
  2. What we've been given is a game that looks like rallying, but the cars have so much grip, so much power in the brakes, that in the rally sections there's no feeling of driving off road at all.
  3. X-ONE Magazine UK
    70
    Not quite enough variety twinned with not quite enough freedom leaves DIRT as merely a snack between Gothams and Forzas. But then we all eat badly, once in a while. [Issue 21, p.82]
  4. 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.
User Score
7.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 94 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 42
  2. Negative: 6 out of 42
  1. Andyman
    Jul 10, 2007
    6
    I'll sum it up this way... the dirt in DiRT just doesn't feel like dirt. For one, the braking is ridiculously powerful... ever I'll sum it up this way... the dirt in DiRT just doesn't feel like dirt. For one, the braking is ridiculously powerful... ever slammed on the brakes on an unpaved surface? You slide straight ahead. Not in DiRT. No sir, in DiRT you simply STOP with teeth-jarring suddenness. On top of that, nearly every vehicle in the game steers with go-kart-quick twitchiness. Where is the finesse of sliding a loose back end around tight corners? DiRT gets an 8 for the impressive visuals and the addition of new types of vehicles, but a 4 for the gameplay and unrealism... net result, this game is a 6, and a big disappointment. Full Review »
  2. Sep 24, 2016
    7
    The original Dirt is a good game.

    The game plays well,with good physics and competitive AI.The is no limited use flashback feature like the
    The original Dirt is a good game.

    The game plays well,with good physics and competitive AI.The is no limited use flashback feature like the 2nd and 3rd game,which is frustrating when you have to restart a long race.The variety of racing is great.The game does give out way too much prize money though

    The graphics are nice,with a smooth framerate.

    The sound design is good,but the soundtrack,and the in-menu announcer will irritate you so much.

    Overall,the original Dirt is a good game held back by far too much prize money,the irritating announcer in the menus,and the poor soundtrack.
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  3. Apr 30, 2013
    5
    I have only played this recently and that may be a small part of the poor score. It looks dated but to be fair was not bad at all graphically.I have only played this recently and that may be a small part of the poor score. It looks dated but to be fair was not bad at all graphically. I thought that the car handling was solid enough and felt responsive. The main gripe I had was with the Career Mode. It uses the same tracks and cars and setups repeatedly and it just got really tiresome having to play through to the end. After a while you get some much money you can buy the best car and then just blitz races without any care. The AI of the opponents is not up to much and they just follow in a procession until the end of the race. I found the game a real slog and could not motivate myself to fully complete it. I ended up having to play it over several months. Having a quick blast then leaving it when it started to get boring. A game should be a joy to play and unfortunately this wasn't. It has a good game in there but its so hard to enjoy it. Full Review »