Average User Score: 8.4Jun 26, 2013Beautiful nostalgic homage with well executed mechanics. But sadly way to easy because the AI has no clue how to play this game. And as thereBeautiful nostalgic homage with well executed mechanics. But sadly way to easy because the AI has no clue how to play this game. And as there is no PVP it has nothing left for you to aspire to after completing the nauseatingly unchallenging, but entertaining, 3 hour campaign. I say this as a very moderately talented casual player.
If they fix the AI or add a multiplayer mode this game might have some serious potential and would definitely be worth some money.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.9May 25, 2011I caught myself laughing joyfully while racing an old Toyota down a sandy road into a kenyan sunset. Not many games can do that. This oneI caught myself laughing joyfully while racing an old Toyota down a sandy road into a kenyan sunset. Not many games can do that. This one let's me know again why I play games. Yes, it is a bit sad they abandoned the festival style menus and neutralized the atmosphere from Dirt 2 , but it's not all bad because the menus are now much quicker to navigate through. All the trolls are crying about it... and the graphics... and the controls but honestly, it's still the same engine as in grit and dirt 2! it handles exactly as you're used to from codemasters race games, which is formidable. if you can't handle it, try another car or turn on some of the various help functions. And it looks brilliant: the raceway with tessellation textures, the spectacular lighting, the water looks better and the new weather effects fit in perfectly. This is the Crysis of Race Games: untouchable. On the downside are the usual too easy and monotonous career mode and the high rate of course recycling (night/day, weather, backwards).
But all in all: the best race game since Dirt 2. If you're a NfS Driver or GT5 and annoyed, stick to the engine you know and don't come here flaming. It's in the end always a matter of taste and preference. But Codemasters made my summer for sure :)… Expand