- Publisher: Codemasters , Deep Silver
- Release Date: Jun 6, 2017
- Also On: PC, Xbox One
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Jun 20, 2017With Dirt 4 Codemasters tries to cater fans of both the unforgivingly excellent Dirt Rally and the more accessible Dirt 3. It works a lot better than we initially thought, but it also leads to a somewhat lacking experience that does a lot of things right - but few things perfectly.
Jun 6, 2017A solid rally racer, but also a worryingly indecisive one whose attempts to please everyone leads to an unfocused game that’s lacking in character.
Jun 6, 2017Worth buying for its superb rally sim alone. But the returning racing modes are bland, frustrating and unsatisfying.
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Jun 6, 2017Put off by DiRT Rally because it was too hard? This is the game for you. (Fans of DiRT Rally will also have fun.)
Jun 6, 2017Dirt 4 is an authentic and innovative off-road racer, though it lacks the focus and finesse of its exceptional predecessor.
Awards & Rankings
Generally favorable reviews- based on 185 Ratings
User score distribution:
Positive: 126 out of 185
Mixed: 31 out of 185
Negative: 28 out of 185
Jun 9, 2017If you are a fan of dirt rally, this is not what you’re looking for. The supposed “Sim” handling is on rails and the cars have an unrealisticIf you are a fan of dirt rally, this is not what you’re looking for. The supposed “Sim” handling is on rails and the cars have an unrealistic amount for grip. When you through the back out the game steps in and assists with recovery, I matched the setting to my Dirt rally settings and it did not help. The car just seems to want to stay on the track and doesn’t have to be forced to stay on. The cars feel under powered and the sense of speed is gone. Hitting a random bump in the road and flying of track in to a tree at 100mph that’s rally that’s dirt rally. In dirt 4 when the car hits a jump or bump the physics feel heavy almost as if the track is magnetic. When in the air you can see the game forcing the car straight trying to land on either the left, right two or all four tyres as if those are the only 3 outcomes available instead of just letting the physics dictate it. The other users reviewing the game positively are newcomers and not hard-core fans, the applaud the games accessibility yet fail to see that the success of dirt rally was in its lack of accessibility. Hard-core gamers want hard-core games with no limitations in the physics to “assist” new comers, this game will never be competitive for this exact reason it’s not a level playing field. The entire gaming industry is threated by developers pandering to casuals for a quick buck instead of listening to dedicated life-long fans. It would not have been hard for Codemasters to simply add a Dirt rally handling option yet they have not….Why? because the physics don’t allow it. When I first heard of Dirt 4 I thought na it’s too good to be true this soon, I was proven right. The exact team who created dirt rally should be used for dirt rally 2 I don’t want to have to wait through another 3 of this trash before it happens. Come on codemasters you had it right with dirt rally all you needed to do was give us a few more tracks and cars and we would have been more than happy instead you pander to these scum casuals, even if you would have just gave us DLC for dirt rally I would have paid for it rather than waste money thinking this is it when it isn’t. The casuals you are appeasing will be gone when the next gimmicky trash comes along and we the real fans will be waiting as usual at the back of the queue.… Full Review »
Jun 11, 2017If you're a fan of DiRT Rally, this game will offer little more than what the fun but shallow offerings from Milestone in this genre canIf you're a fan of DiRT Rally, this game will offer little more than what the fun but shallow offerings from Milestone in this genre can provide. If you feel like a fun offroad racer, maybe pick this up in a sale.… Full Review »
Jun 9, 2017Sadly most everything that was good about Dirt Rally has been lost here on just another simcade rally title. The presentation and structure isSadly most everything that was good about Dirt Rally has been lost here on just another simcade rally title. The presentation and structure is abhorrent and has no connection to any form of realistic rally events. It is a shame to see so many misleading and narrow minded critic reviews on this title which will no doubt lead to its sales success. Buyer beware.… Full Review »