Colin McRae: DiRT 2 established itself as one of the best racing games of the year. Jawdropping visuals and an over-the-top care to detail characterize a game capable to entertain both the motors passionates and those of you who are simply attracted by the spectacle of this kind of race. In a period monopolized by clean and shiny asphalt racers, this is a great mouthful of fresh air.
Dirt 2 is an exceptionally well made, accessible racing game. While some hardcore racing fans may not like some of the arcade-style aspects of it, most gamers will be won over by the brilliant graphics and addictive gameplay.
Gamers looking for a more involving pure rally simulation will be better off playing the older titles, as the rally racing has been toned down. Those looking for an off-road racing game, though, should look no further, as this is the absolute best of the bunch.
Dirt 2 looked like it was becoming a pimped out version of the first game, with emphasis on the spectacle. But Codemasters once again delivers a formidable racer. Great graphics combined with challenging gameplay and an excellent racing experience make Dirt 2 a worthy successor.
I really enjoyed playing Dirt 2. It breaks my heart really to give it a low overall score, but you just can't expect people to pay high prices for very little content. In these hard economic times value for money is as important as gameplay.
I first played it on PC (steam version) for more than 20 hours, and recently I got this Xbox 360 version. It is amazing that it is still a very good looking game on Xbox 360 console, very comparable to the graphics of PC version (mid to low setting of course, not comparable to high settings). The control is also very comfortble, and I think it is set differently from PC version. Because PC version also requires Game for Windows Live account to play, I actually use the same account for both PC and Xbox 360 version.
Codemasters really seemed to show their racing pedigree this generation and that's saying something as they have been at the heart of the genre for years with a games list as long as Pinocchio's nose when he's asked if he's been sniffing his mother's knickers. I really love how Codemasters have mastered the art of balls to the walls rallying with excitement, near misses and lots of speed through beautifully designed countryside terrain, the gameplay is just phenomenal and is really fun to try and master a course. You know when a driving game is good when you don't get bored of replaying the same level over and over and Dirt 2 is one of those games. The game fails on top marks by steering away from rallying and generally being Americanised, I would have loved to play the old PS1/2 Colin McRae games with this game engine and graphics, the other problem is on disc DLC, which is a big no no but I will take that out on Dirt 3. Overall a must own for the 360.
Picked this up at a 2 for 40 sale and loved every minute of it, while it's presence has changed since the first game, it still shows class and presteige and pays tribute Colin McRae themselves. The cars handle suburb and the soundtrack is excellent. The voice acting gets a little grating at the start of the game but you'll quickly soon to love Ken Block and Travis Pastrana talking to you. Though Dirt 3 is out at the moment, this is still an excellent rally game and an Incredible racing game.
Des progrès sensibles depuis le premier Dirt, notamment au niveau de la conduite encore très arcade mais qui est devenue moins désagréable et globalement un peu plus cohérente ; c'est la partie rallye (hélas réduite à la portion congrue) la plus réussie à cet égard. On notera tout de même une vitesse excessive et peu réaliste dans l'ensemble des épreuves : on a trop souvent l'impression de se taper un Wipeout à roulettes, c'en est ridicule...
C'est bien sûr la demande kikoolol qui veut ça et on sait que Codemasters les soigne particulièrement : la musique qui leur va (la pire soupe commerciale qu'on puisse trouver), les commentaires des pilotes qui sont d'une bêtise effarante (extraits des pires sitcoms qu'on puisse trouver) et présentation générale trololol avec des gros menus en grosses lettres en 3D (peu pratique mais trololol).
Côté technique, Codemasters démontre son savoir-faire, ce n'est certes pas à 60 im/s (faut pas rêver) mais le jeu est magnifique en toute circonstance. Les bruitages et sons de moteurs ont aussi bénéficié d'un soin très attentif. Le mode carrière ma foi c'est du classique mais avec bien trop d'épreuves et de circuits recyclés jusqu'à la nausée, un remplissage qui ne dit pas son nom...
Bref, un jeu de caisses pour les kikoos et qui passe décemment le temps pourvu qu'on débranche le cerveau avant chaque partie (risque de trauma cérébro-spinal...).
I don't particularly enjoy this game as much as I should. It is absolutely nothing nothing at all like it's predecessor. Dirt 2 completely ignored the fact that the rally racing is what Dirt the game it was. Dirt 2 has very few rally racing maps, you hardly even touch them in the any part in the game. Some of the newer game modes such as Gate Crasher are complete rubbish. The music in Dirt 2 is god awful, enough said. The majority of the racing events tend to be in SUV's and those silly Buggies, you have no freedom in picking any different kind of car you prefer. The Americanized maps and x-games themed single player is dull and wasteful, rally racing originated in Europe, not in Baja California or Japan! Despite the sad flaws there are some enjoyments you can find in Dirt 2. They have a decent selection of cars for each type of event, you can change the color to any kind of preset color you can earn throughout the game, and no, you cannot choose your own. The menu's interface is beyond awesome, really neat. The multiplayer is good, not great, everything is randomized, even your car.. If you enjoyed Dirt for what Dirt was don't buy Dirt 2.
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 deliver...