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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
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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: 43 out of 62
  2. Negative: 6 out of 62
  1. Jan 19, 2016
    10
    This game is fantastic. Its a true simulator so you will need a wheel, pedals, shifter etc. But if you got those this is a must have. GorgeousThis game is fantastic. Its a true simulator so you will need a wheel, pedals, shifter etc. But if you got those this is a must have. Gorgeous visuals. Numerous worldwide locations and event types. And cars from each decade. It is the most visceral driving game ive ever played. Expand
  2. Dec 11, 2015
    10
    About time! I’ve been waiting for years! I remember how good were the games like Richard Burns, Colin McRae or WRC (WRC series in PS2). Dirt 3About time! I’ve been waiting for years! I remember how good were the games like Richard Burns, Colin McRae or WRC (WRC series in PS2). Dirt 3 was a big deception for me, because there were all type of racing categories but no rally (for me stages with 2 kilometers it’s a totally crap).
    But DIRT Rally is completely different compared to the previous DIRT series. All seems simulator for me, and playing with Thrustmaster T150 wheel it’s a really nice experience. I will wait until this game will be released in PS4, and I expect this wheel (Thrustmaster T150 compatible with PS4 and PC) will be compatible too with this game.
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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. Jan 31, 2020
    7
    I would presume most of you have heard of the genre “Masocore.” Basically games that are insanely hard, made even harder with the addition ofI would presume most of you have heard of the genre “Masocore.” Basically games that are insanely hard, made even harder with the addition of some crazy features (ZOOMS IN ON DARK SOULS). Dirt Rally is one of these games: Brutal, punishing yet strangely addictive. It turns out there’s a lot of fun to be had throwing your controller (or indeed Racing Wheel if you’re playing this game properly) across your bedroom/office/games room in a fit of pure rage as you fall off the road at the same hairpin that has killed you a thousand times already

    Pros: This is Codemasters we’re talking about, so of course sounds are gonna be good/It’s like a GCSE History Textbook of Rallying, with a car list that is absolutely chocka with legendary machines such as the Audi Quattro and Lancia Delta/All of the roads used exist in real life (Much like Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo), which adds even more authenticity to the game/The only game that makes wrapping yourself around a tree genuinely exciting, as that usually means you made it around the first turn without plummeting into a Monegasque ravine

    Cons: Only play this game if you like pain, otherwise you’ll just spend most of your time screaming in agony/Controller users need not apply. Unless you like suicide/Team Management system lacks depth: Get money, buy cars, get more money, buy more cars, drive around a bit, get upgrades and so on and so forth/AI in Rallycross events like to overtake you by dumping you into a wall/Graphics are mildly disappointing compared to other, older games from other series, with the only redeeming feature being the Motion Blur. And the 60FPS
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  7. Mar 10, 2020
    0
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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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