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8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 433 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Negative: 30 out of 433
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  1. Nov 4, 2011
    7
    Graphics: The graphics are just perfect, the tracks and the cars are beautiful. You need a good graphics card for this one. (10) Sound: The soundtrack (this is very subjective and depends on tastes) is brilliant, and, if your tastes are like mine, you'll be searching the internet for the full soundtrack in a couple of hours of gameplay. The crowd noises, engines, etc are good, each car hasGraphics: The graphics are just perfect, the tracks and the cars are beautiful. You need a good graphics card for this one. (10) Sound: The soundtrack (this is very subjective and depends on tastes) is brilliant, and, if your tastes are like mine, you'll be searching the internet for the full soundtrack in a couple of hours of gameplay. The crowd noises, engines, etc are good, each car has its distinctive sound. (9) Gameplay: I bought my XBOX 360 controller for PC specially for this game, and I don't regret it. The controls are smooth with a gamepad, and with a little practice, your car responds exactly as you'd expect. About flashbacks... I'm not a fan of flashbacks, it feels like you don't pay for your mistakes (in games like F1 flashbacks should be a crime), but the chances of crashing in the jungle or similar difficult stages are quite high if you aren't careful, so it's not that bad. Loading times are correct and spiced with several stats. (8) Fun and replayability: The game's main flaw. There's a shortage of stages to play in, and most of them are reverse versions of others, some races are just higher difficulty versions of previous ones, and the interesting Gate Crasher and Domination game modes almost disappear when you move to the Pro races. There are no classic, stage-based rally races, and, in the end, you'll feel like "meh" and probably won't complete the 100 available races. It's impossible to play with a friend in split-screen, you only have Online mode when it comes to multiplayer. To sum it up, repetitive and dumbed down. (4) Expand
  2. Aug 31, 2011
    7
    Great racing game, but unfortunately it"s not a rally game anymore. I miss the rally races. The few maps makes the game boring after a few hours. The same maps over and over again. Driving with keyboard sucks, using a controller is weird. But both the graphics and the music is great (especially the music).
  3. Mar 1, 2011
    5
    Dirt2 is a pretty good rally game....oh wait...Where are rally sessions? This game has a lot of different types of competion and we can drive buggies, off roads, rally cars, but there are few championships, no rallies with stages, very few rally races, we can't repair our car. Master pilots talk like idiot teens. Gameplay is very very easy (except for some races), it is perfect forDirt2 is a pretty good rally game....oh wait...Where are rally sessions? This game has a lot of different types of competion and we can drive buggies, off roads, rally cars, but there are few championships, no rallies with stages, very few rally races, we can't repair our car. Master pilots talk like idiot teens. Gameplay is very very easy (except for some races), it is perfect for children or little teenagers. Physics are ridicoulus...cars have no weight and very often make strange movements. Damages are useless...races are too short. Graphics are very good and the game is very fluent. The soundtrack is perfect for teenagers.
    Dirt2 is not an intelligent, useful and half-simulative game like old Colin Mcrae's. But it is a funny game with good graphics (and no soul).
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  4. May 2, 2013
    7
    This is a decent game overall and a challenging racing experience. It's more based on your control over the car rather than your speed or eye for secrets. Basically, if you race on speed, then you will find yourself dead last or totaled. The key is to slow down on every medium turn and brake on every hard turn. It makes for an interesting experience but will make you more frustratedThis is a decent game overall and a challenging racing experience. It's more based on your control over the car rather than your speed or eye for secrets. Basically, if you race on speed, then you will find yourself dead last or totaled. The key is to slow down on every medium turn and brake on every hard turn. It makes for an interesting experience but will make you more frustrated than excited. As racing games go it's more of an 8 but it definitely has drawbacks to keep players that don't play many racing games away. Many races force you to use a certain vehicle type, sometimes these vehicles have completely different handles than other types which makes controlling it very hard. The game is lacking a WOW factor but is solid and worth buying on sale or for hardcore racing players. DON'T BUY THIS IF YOU HATE RACING GAMES BASED ON HARD TURN CONTROLS, THIS IS NOT A STANDARD NEED 4 SPEED EXPERIENCE. Expand
  5. Oct 19, 2014
    6
    Overall the game is ok, even good. The graphics are nice and their are several different levels. Theirs some feeling of progression as well and you can buy your cars. On the downside the driving doesn't feel smooth and comfortable (dirt 3 feels better), their are lots of long loading screens and the leveling up feels superficial. It is also very annoying listening to the other drivers orOverall the game is ok, even good. The graphics are nice and their are several different levels. Theirs some feeling of progression as well and you can buy your cars. On the downside the driving doesn't feel smooth and comfortable (dirt 3 feels better), their are lots of long loading screens and the leveling up feels superficial. It is also very annoying listening to the other drivers or to anybody that talks in this game. Expand
Metascore
89

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 22
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 22
  3. Negative: 0 out of 22
  1. DiRT 2 is a worthy successor to the original, getting practically everything right. While I would have liked to have seen a greater emphasis on more technical rally racing, I had a blast with every aspect of the title. From the solid visuals to the sweet tracks, DiRT 2's got a lot to love.
  2. Play Magazine
    90
    GT what? DiRT 2 is the real deal, capturing the thrill of rally racing in one hell of a slick package. Play it for the mud sliding physics alone.
  3. Colin McRae: DiRT 2 is a pretty good mixture between a complex simulation and an action-based racer thanks to its compelling presentation.