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  • Summary: DiRT Rally captures the essence of what makes rally unique – that sense of trying to remain in control of your emotions, as you hurtle along at breakneck speed, aiming to squeeze everything out of your car whilst knowing that one crash could irreparably harm your stage time.
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  1. Positive: 33 out of 33
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 33
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  1. LEVEL (Czech Republic)
    Feb 16, 2016
    100
    It is not the biggest, not the prettiest, but it's simply the best and is not ashamed to admit it. If you hate racing games departure from reality, after playing Dirty Rally you will enjoy to drive the real car. Everything is somehow easier than in game... [Issue#260]
  2. Dec 14, 2015
    90
    DiRT Rally has made me forgive all the bigger and smaller missteps Codemasters may have committed. It's a great, very demanding game that could benefit from more maps and attention to detail, but even considering those minor flaws it's simply the best rally game out there. Richard Burns Rally finally has a worthy successor.
  3. Power Unlimited
    Jan 27, 2016
    90
    It’s a thrilling race game – the first one to actually make my hands sweat - but it isn’t the most beautiful one out there. You’ll need your best racing skills to complete it, but if you’re not scared by a challenge, DiRT: Rally is the perfect game for you. [feb. 2016 / page 068]
  4. Jan 15, 2016
    87
    For years, offroad fans are screaming for a return from Codemasters to classic rally – as well as for a modern successor to Richard Burns Rally. And this delivers on both ends. The career could be more polished and less grind, though.
  5. Dec 17, 2015
    85
    Dirty Rally can be unforgiving, unrelenting, and seemingly as high in its demands as the infamous hill climb at Pikes Peak. But the journey is sublime.
  6. Edge Magazine
    Feb 16, 2016
    80
    Even completing a stage in the relatively tame classic Mini Cooper S will leave you feeling bothered and fatigued. [Feb 2016, p.114]
  7. Dec 23, 2015
    75
    If you go into it looking for a game that doesn't give you an easy go of it and expects you to concentrate and really invest in the challenge, then you will find a satisfying and genuinely exciting game here. If you go in expecting tons of flash and colourful presentation then you may be sorely disappointed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 48 out of 73
  2. Negative: 10 out of 73
  1. Dec 15, 2015
    10
    I've had this game since EA's day one. All I can say is that those guys at Codemasters know how to make a great racing game. With a properI've had this game since EA's day one. All I can say is that those guys at Codemasters know how to make a great racing game. With a proper rally feeling, (actually since Colin McRae 2.0) I've never enjoyed a game this much ! Can't wait to play on my PS4 ! Expand
  2. Dec 13, 2015
    10
    This very may well be the greatest racing game I have played to date. It is without a shadow of a doubt the best rally game in existence - byThis very may well be the greatest racing game I have played to date. It is without a shadow of a doubt the best rally game in existence - by far the best in the series. This is what fans have been waiting for - a DIRT that is nothing but pure rally, what we wanted all along. It's a stunning looking game, a great variety in environments to race on, and an enormous number of vehicles each of which feel and sound how they are supposed to. Every time you race a stage it feels totally different as you can race them at any time of day and with any weather conditions. Between the multiplayer, rally cross, hill climb and of course the rally stages there is a wealth of content. It is a also highly addictive, and no other game has brought me back time after time in order to see myself further up the charts. It's a hugely challenging game and the Masters level rally competitions are extremely difficult to win - but still a hell of a lot of fun also. Pure rally is a far more exciting form of racing than other genres, because the risk of crashing out and having to exit a rally can happen with a single twitch in movement going wrong. The rally cross multiplayer is also a great element in the mix, and again lots of fun. There won't be another game out like this for a long time, but in the meantime I will be very happy! Expand
  3. Dec 12, 2015
    10
    Dirt Rally : I am the dark souls of racing muhahahaahahhahaahhaha
    Best rally simulation ever.The best and most realistic rally game
    Dirt Rally : I am the dark souls of racing muhahahaahahhahaahhaha
    Best rally simulation ever.The best and most realistic rally game Codemasters have made.
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  4. Jan 17, 2020
    9
    Simply the best rally simulator of the current time in my opinion. Better than the later Dirt Rally 2 aswell in many ways.

    Cars feel real,
    Simply the best rally simulator of the current time in my opinion. Better than the later Dirt Rally 2 aswell in many ways.

    Cars feel real, some people don't like the floaty [physics and moon like jumps, but I adapted to that fine, some of the cars have awful feel, notably the mid-engined cars, but I simply avoided using them, you have a choice usually.

    Tracks are superb, detailed, feel very well because in essence they are, there are bad things like deliberate areas where grip is less to catch you out, the pace-notes are also sometimes a bit off.

    Rallycross is very poor, improved in later Dirt games, but poor here, not enough tracks or cars. But the rally section is where it is at, immersive, fun, challenging no doubt.

    Not for the faint hearted, but get it right and boy you will feel great
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  5. Jan 28, 2016
    8
    A better dirt game, 'realistic' in terms of atmosphere. The handling is well done and the best part of this remake. The physics are stillA better dirt game, 'realistic' in terms of atmosphere. The handling is well done and the best part of this remake. The physics are still however arcadey. Their is now a dust cloud and small details which make the 'realism', The graphics are worse then old dirt games i can run it on a 10 year old pc, the view distance, and other things in car are all well done but it doesn't have things like Damage, it's just arcade trash with respawn and It just feels old. After all the dirts made its the most realistic but its still not a simulator, and i dont know how it gets such good reviews. It needs 100% realism, 100% real punishing damage, indepth tuning, and ohysics. Graphics like terrain deformation, every individual rock being moved on the road. This is a new generation of games. it s now boring. It was going in the right direction until thry made it arcadey and is severally limited, its for old dying pcs now. needs to use the full use of new hardware. It's rates to what it is. Id rather just pick up another dirt 2 or 3 with dumb skateboard ads and dubstep xgames monster drink ads all over it witha controller without the actual realism. Expand
  6. Jul 10, 2018
    7
    This is the Dark Souls of racing games (Also Need for Speed Underground at a certain point).
    Its fun until you start an event,then everything
    This is the Dark Souls of racing games (Also Need for Speed Underground at a certain point).
    Its fun until you start an event,then everything goes down to s*it.
    I like the game how its making every player to try driving like a real rally driver but its just too damn much!
    -No flashbacks
    -LIMITED RESTARTS ? WHY ??? >_<
    -The cars are very difficult to handle.
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  7. Mar 10, 2020
    0
    [ ] Perfect
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    [ ] Good [ ] Good Bad [x] Fail Não vejo necessidade em escrever um longo texto analisando sobre uma arte, a
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    Não vejo necessidade em escrever um longo texto analisando sobre uma arte, a nota é apenas um conselho para saber o quanto ela vale para sua vida.

    I see no need to write a long text analyzing an art, the note is just a piece of advice to know how much it is worth in your life.
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