- Publisher: Deep Silver
- Release Date: Nov 6, 2020
- Also On: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox Series X
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Nov 27, 2020DiRT 5 looks good, but feels way too dull to really trigger our love of arcade racing, specially with a lousy AI and multiplayer races that all end up in a demolition derby round. At least, Playground mode saves the day and brings a welcome dose of pure fun into the mix.
Nov 17, 2020This is a review of the PC version, but in reality, Dirt 5 makes a good buy for people with shiny new consoles, having those people see the visual tease of what could be possible with the new hardware. Yet somehow, Dirt 5 finds its gameplay feeling at home in a 90s arcade machine, thanks to the flat handling. This is not necessarily a bad thing, but a change that fans will need to adjust to. Just please, don’t let me have to do any more Sprint events in the downloadable content that is planned in the future.
Nov 9, 2020Overall, when the game runs it runs great, but you'll be let down more often than not. And it's a real shame because it is a very enjoyable game to play... again though, when it works. I'm sure the developers will patch it a few times before it gets fixed as the random freezing and crashes is what causes the most problems, especially when playing online. But I will be keeping up to date in the comments if it becomes more playable without a mass of bugs and glitches.
Nov 5, 2020Dirt 5 adopts the arcade sensibilities of the series' past, but its frenetic action is dampened somewhat by an uninspired handling model.
Nov 13, 2020DIRT 5 takes the series back to a more arcade style but the career lacks variety, the vehicle handling is often sluggish, and the basic multiplayer setup is a discouragement. Without a rally mode, the only strong feature is the ability to make and share tracks, but that is not enough to stave off some technical issues.
Jan 26, 2021Dirt 5 is a fiesta of mediocrity, from its disappointing career mode and boring time trials to DOA multiplayer.
Dec 8, 2020Dirt 5 drives in a completely opposite direction to Dirt Rally 2.0. The driving model is disappointingly simple, and the career is just plain boring. At least there are many cars to choose from and hours to spend in the track editor. And the best thing about this game? Its weather effects are simply breath-taking.
Nov 2, 2020Arcade offroad racing of the like we’ve played four times previously.
Awards & Rankings
Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 77 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 16 out of 77
Mixed: 25 out of 77
Negative: 36 out of 77
Nov 8, 2020A very disappointing game. No steering wheel support, no VR support, lacking challenge for people that have played all the other Dirt games,A very disappointing game. No steering wheel support, no VR support, lacking challenge for people that have played all the other Dirt games, and to top it all off, the performance on PC is god awful. I really don't understand why the critics don't consider these things when writing reviews, but they have pretty much ruined this game. The main things about this game that really piss me off is that this was obviously designed to bring in new gamers, with no consideration for the community that helped make them as a company, and on top of that they made a bunch of different versions of the game to sell as many copies as possible instead thinking about the quality of the PC version. This is typical, publicly traded corporation behavior that usually spells the beginning of the end for a beloved franchise, and so ultimately, at the end of the day, if this game sells a bunch of console copies, then us, as a PC community can go **** ourselves.… Full Review »
Nov 8, 2020* Crashes to desktop every 1-4 races.
* Performance issues and lag spikes (50-65) fps even on a RTX 3090. Compare this to Forza Horizon 4* Crashes to desktop every 1-4 races.
* Performance issues and lag spikes (50-65) fps even on a RTX 3090. Compare this to Forza Horizon 4 which is visually the same (if not better), but runs at 100+ fps in 4k at Ultra/Extreme settings.
* Visual glitches like light/shadow flickering.
* Track variaty is severly lacking. You're basically playing the same few tracks with different variations (reverse, night/day, weather conditions) throughout the whole career.
* Car variaty is severly lacking. You're basically driving the same few cars from start to finish.
* Arcade physics have been taken too far and is a joke. In Gymhkana, they seemingly turned off friction, and in Path Finder they turned off gravity.
* Career mode is the lasiest one I've seen in a racing game. There are just so many bland repetitive events.
* The AI is a joke. They are trains on rails and seemingly unaware of your presence on the track. They are also cheating. even though they have the same car as you, or even cars with a lower performance rating, they can somehow rocket past you.
The game completely lacks soul. It's a very bland and forgettable experience. After completing the final career event I uninstalled it and will never touch it again. Don't waste your money on this. Play Forza Horizon 3/4 instead.… Full Review »
Nov 11, 2020Refunded. Terrible driving model (without steering wheel support) + all cars feel the same, terrible from technical side (demanding and looksRefunded. Terrible driving model (without steering wheel support) + all cars feel the same, terrible from technical side (demanding and looks bad to average), no car setup, shallow career AND with core game crying for patches, you can already buy an expensive season pass. Try it if you get it for free or if you really MUST, then wait until it's at least -75%, isn't nearly worth the price or "Dirt" name.… Full Review »