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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: 45 out of 67
  2. Negative: 8 out of 67
  1. Yda
    Jan 9, 2016
    10
    I am a fan of this series. I am playing since Colin Mcrea Rally 2.0

    I just cant drive the car in this game. Just like in the real life.
    I am a fan of this series. I am playing since Colin Mcrea Rally 2.0

    I just cant drive the car in this game. Just like in the real life.

    10/10 realism, best rally game ever!
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  2. Dec 18, 2015
    10
    I play this game on a G25 Logitech wheel and its a blast. Finally a great rally game like in the old days , the market really was missing aI play this game on a G25 Logitech wheel and its a blast. Finally a great rally game like in the old days , the market really was missing a game like this. If they can make the career mode deeper, its a game to stay on my PC for a long time.
    Every car has a unique feeling, the weather effects on the track is great and the sound is real.
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  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. Apr 19, 2020
    9
    FAN-TAS-TIC !

    I had never really played any racing simulation. I was always on the arcade side, with Trackmania, Race Driver, Burnout, or
    FAN-TAS-TIC !

    I had never really played any racing simulation. I was always on the arcade side, with Trackmania, Race Driver, Burnout, or even karting games... and then I felt like trying a rally game, an Dirt seemed like the reference. It leaves me amazed, literally.

    The first few races really set the stage: I was not even able to take more than two or three turns without falling off a cliff or crashing into a wall. That taught me what simulation was. The player really has to understand how a rally car behaves and it takes hours of play before starting to understand how to handle a turn, whether it is a 1 or a 6. Then you buy a new car, and its behaviour might be totally different, and you have to learn again. This whole process is very demanding but also very satisfying once learnt, and it gives the feeling that the rally driving experience is translated very well from the reality. This is also the first time in a rally game where I feel how important the announces of the co-pilot are.

    The variety of the races is well-thought and pushes the simulation aspect even further. Driving on concrete, sand, snow, grass... all these things are VERY different and you have to learn how your car behaves on each of these surfaces. This makes each race different from the other. On top of that, besides the traditional rally championships, you also get to compete in Hillclimb, and rallycross (together with other cars at the same time on the circuit) which also allow provide different racing experience. In rallycross, the AI is very clever, and the physics of the contacts between cars is very realistic. Additionally, rallycross is playable in multiplayer.

    The only thing one could dislike about Dirt Rally is its difficulty. The learning curve is quite steep, and even when you start mastering the driving of your car, it is still difficult to beat the AI. I personaly don't mind it, as I think it serves the simulation, which is the dominating aspect of Dirt Rally. But some casual players might find it a little frustrating at the beginning.

    I am having a blast with this game lately, one of the best racing experience I had in a videogame.
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  5. May 8, 2020
    8
    Best rally game in this generation. Gorgeous and Outstanding. Totally recommended.
  6. Sep 30, 2019
    7
    Note: I got it for free from Humble Bundle in August 2019.

    Due to Humble Bundle randomly giving away this game, along with the first GRID
    Note: I got it for free from Humble Bundle in August 2019.

    Due to Humble Bundle randomly giving away this game, along with the first GRID being de-listed, I have a feeling this game will be de-listed as well due to licenses. So get it while it's still available!

    Controller I used to review this game: ASTRO C40

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    DiRT Rally is a fun game for what it is, a different game compared to the other DiRT titles in the series. AI is though, you have to perfect a course in order to win, you can restart the course but if you do you can't get any of the extra "credits" because you restarted. Sadly though, one of the achievements called "I've Signed the DiRT Charter" is unobtainable since you had to play the game during Early Access. This means you can't 100% the game, even if you tried. The integration between the website and the game is pretty cool, you can compete in daily, weekly and monthly events to see who is the fastest driver on the specific course given. Along with the website, you can have leagues between specific 'groups' you join and compete against each other.
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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
    [ ] Perfect
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    [ ] Good
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    [x] Fail

    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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