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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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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 33
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 33
  3. Negative: 0 out of 33
  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: 40 out of 50
  2. Negative: 3 out of 50
  1. 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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  2. Feb 7, 2016
    10
    Dirty Rally is still the best. SLRE cannot touch it. As a guy who loves his cars, has built an old volvo rally car and spent a lot of timeDirty Rally is still the best. SLRE cannot touch it. As a guy who loves his cars, has built an old volvo rally car and spent a lot of time driving said car. This simulation is still a sim, it has its issues but they are so minor they have not bothered me, runs great on a 4690k w 2R9390's and brothers family share with a 4690k and a 970. G25 and Fanatec GT3 work fine. Handling is superb, one of my favorite titles in a long time. Expand
  3. Apr 20, 2016
    10
    Dirt Rally is really beyond my expectations!!! I mean, who knew a game with small content can have a massive plot twist? Just 6 locations withDirt Rally is really beyond my expectations!!! I mean, who knew a game with small content can have a massive plot twist? Just 6 locations with different rally tracks can give you a really hard time finishing in one go.

    Dirt Rally, unlike its older siblings, now has the nice handling simulation engine that blows my mind. I don't have a wheel like G27 Logitech or others, instead, I use only keyboard. But know this, even when I play with keyboard, I already get the feel of rallying, whether in-car cam or chase cam. And especially in-car cam, I feel that I'm a rally driver already, though not as pro as anybody else, but you know the feel.

    The interesting part is the powersliding. The first time I play this game, I can't really slide through a corner like I used to do so in Dirt 2 or 3, and that got me frustrated. But then I checked the setup section and advanced setup section, and read every descripition available, it was then I realised that several tweaks can make some cars slide through corners beautifully, same goes to the driving assists.

    Now now, I'm not saying that Dirt 2 and Dirt 3 are not nice, they are really good. After all, they are the games which I play more than Milestones' WRC, which I don't think really make any sense. After the release of Dirt Rally, I tried it, it was awesome!!! Recommended to people who like simulation racing or solely on pure rallying, rally-cross or hillclimb.

    If I don't give a 10/10 for this game, I would just throw my gaming PC away, that's it. No, I don't want to give it a 10/10, I want IGN to give Codies the new award entitled "BEST RALLY RACING GAME 2015"!!!
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  4. Dec 12, 2015
    10
    I bought this game back in beta and fell in love with it. Everything is really polished.
    It feels FAST, controls are tight, sound is killer
    I bought this game back in beta and fell in love with it. Everything is really polished.
    It feels FAST, controls are tight, sound is killer and graphics are amazing.
    You can customize your cars till they feel just right for your play style.
    Online stuff is cool too. Daily, weekly, monthly events where you compete for time.
    Highly recommend this game for anyone looking for a thrill. Can't put it down.
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  5. Sep 14, 2016
    9
    Despues de llevar muchos años jugando a juegos de coches. este¡ definitivamente es uno de los mejores simuladores de rally jamas hechos. laDespues de llevar muchos años jugando a juegos de coches. este¡ definitivamente es uno de los mejores simuladores de rally jamas hechos. la fisica de la conduccion, los coches, graficamente muy bueno.. la unica pega que le encuentro por decir una y por eso NO le doy un 10 es, que deberia de tener mas paises y circuitos, no es que se quede corto el juego pero que si que podian meter mas paises con sus respectivas etapas.
    Enhorabuena codemasters ASÍ SI¡¡¡¡
    PD: no atajes
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  6. 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
  7. Dec 17, 2015
    0
    I will give this a 9 if they fix the career save issue. Tried all fixes and none of them work. Still...why should we be fixing a "paid for"I will give this a 9 if they fix the career save issue. Tried all fixes and none of them work. Still...why should we be fixing a "paid for" game. I mean not being able to save in career mode ffs. Expand

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