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  • Summary: Dirt 4 puts you at the wheel of the most powerful machines ever made as you face the toughest roads and circuits on the planet in rally, rallycross, and landrush.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 41 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. Jun 6, 2017
    92
    Accessible yet tough and grimy yet gorgeous, Dirt 4 sets a new standard in rally racing – and its well-considered career mode and endless stages inject it with tremendous stamina. Absolutely stonking brilliant.
  2. Jun 8, 2017
    90
    Codemasters strikes again! Technically great and filled to the brim with content, this is quite simply one of the best rally games ever made.
  3. Jul 7, 2017
    90
    After the success of DiRt Rally, Codemasters is back with a vengeance. DiRT 4 is a testament to everything the company has learned over the years, the best DiRT game to date and one of the best racers of all time.
  4. Jun 6, 2017
    85
    DiRT 4 works no matter whether you’re looking a hard, realistic experience, or if you just want to enjoy a good racing game. Codemasters has options for both types of players, and this game becomes a must-have for racing fans.
  5. Jun 6, 2017
    83
    A great game although not a risky one. DiRT 4 makes everything right but its offering is not as deep as we were expecting.
  6. 80
    A series that was in danger of going stale has managed to take time off and re-evaluate what bedrock the foundations were built upon. Whilst more reserved in presentation, the racing recovers a serious edge that heightens the peril associated with one of motorsport’s more enticing arenas. Whilst I do miss the crutch of quick rewinds and don’t quite fancy the new Landrush mode, the majority of what’s on DiRT 4’s menu is served up exceptionally well.
  7. Jun 6, 2017
    70
    Worth buying for its superb rally sim alone. But the returning racing modes are bland, frustrating and unsatisfying.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 31
  2. Negative: 7 out of 31
  1. Jun 9, 2017
    10
    I originally scored this incredible game and 8 but after several hours of riveting play in and out of career mode I can honestly say that thisI originally scored this incredible game and 8 but after several hours of riveting play in and out of career mode I can honestly say that this game deserves a 9.5. Yes sure the graphics are down a little in areas but you only really notice this in the short cinematics and leading into races with some aliasing & low textures here and there. Otherwise the game looks great with stellar weather effects. Cars handle brilliantly and audio quality is 10 out of 10. There's bucket loads of content on offer here and loads of progression, customizations , rewards and loot to be earned. There is plenty of REWARD FOR EFFORT which makes DIRT 4 a classic & can be best described as DESTINY ON WHEELS. Great stuff Codemasters. Best rally I've had the pleasure of playing. :)))) Expand
  2. Jun 9, 2017
    10
    Love it! Game changer in terms of making a rally game a true rally game. The importance of the co-driver calls and player reactions makes thisLove it! Game changer in terms of making a rally game a true rally game. The importance of the co-driver calls and player reactions makes this a truly 'on the edge you seat' experience, race after race! Expand
  3. Jun 6, 2017
    9
    While it may not be uber-realistic like RBR, or have the visual eye-candy of DriveClub or the massive car list and customisation of Forza...While it may not be uber-realistic like RBR, or have the visual eye-candy of DriveClub or the massive car list and customisation of Forza... Dirt 4 offers a top-notch Rally/Rallycross racer, with excellent-feeling simcade physics that still conveys the enjoyment of mastering a vehicle's naunces over uneven terrain. Some of the most fun and thrills you can get out of a console racer this gen, and that enjoyment is amplified when up against other players online. Expand
  4. Nov 3, 2017
    8
    Graphics: 8.5 Sound: 8.2 Gameplay: 8.2 Fun/Story: 8.0

    A good game, with nice visuals and consistent framerate. Lacks of variety of rally
    Graphics: 8.5 Sound: 8.2 Gameplay: 8.2 Fun/Story: 8.0

    A good game, with nice visuals and consistent framerate. Lacks of variety of rally stages. Much more accessible to mainstream than Dirt Rally.
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  5. Aug 9, 2017
    8
    This game will be and needs to be compared to Dirt Rally. Both are 90% rally driving with a little extra thrown in on the side. This game isThis game will be and needs to be compared to Dirt Rally. Both are 90% rally driving with a little extra thrown in on the side. This game is far easier which will invite more gamers in but this means that the game's life will be shorter. If you have played Dirt Rally you might want to skip this game, if you have played neither, start here. Expand
  6. Jun 9, 2017
    7
    Dirt 4
    Deep but generic
    Dirt 4 is a racing game all about rally cars, and this rally simulator gets pretty deep… Before the game starts it
    Dirt 4
    Deep but generic
    Dirt 4 is a racing game all about rally cars, and this rally simulator gets pretty deep…
    Before the game starts it asks if you’re here for fun or here for simulation...
    I chose fun but the game just couldn’t deliver for me…
    Dirt 4 Features a lengthy career mode, an academy to learn the ropes, free roam, free play, trials, and competitive online options with up to 8 players…
    There are 4 types of event you can do here….
    There’s land rush which is truck and buggy racing around boring dirt tracks… rally cross which is a circuit race around boring asphalt tracks… and finally Rally and Historic Rally which are really the stars of this show…
    The game has a great soundtrack but sadly during races you have a voice in your ear telling you the upcoming turns as there is no mini map to race with…
    And each race gives you challenges for extra credits that you can use to buy new cars, upgrade your parts, and pay your team that you hire to repair your car more efficiently as you do take damage, which is why it’s important to pay attention to the commands from your partner while racing..
    Sadly these rally races much like the circuit races also get boring fairly quickly…
    There are seemingly endless amounts of rally tracks here with different terrain and weather to deal with….
    These tracks are endless because they are procedurally generated…
    In modes outside of career in particular, you choose the length and complexity on a slider and with that information the game generates a track
    if you’ve been around my channel long you know that procedural generation is my favorite thing in the world...
    That’s sarcasm…
    I hate procedural generation and Dirt 4 does a great job of showcasing why this is…
    Every single track despite being different feels exactly the same no matter the weather I’m dealing with…
    The problem with procedural generation is that it lacks the handcrafted care levels in practically every game need… this is especially true for racing games
    Its artificial replayability…
    I’ll play the same great hand crafted track 100 times before ill play 100 procedural tracks…
    This procedural generation quickly exhausts this game for me…
    And that’s a shame because it is so deep…
    The cars handle wonderfully, there are time attacks and smash attack obstacle courses to finer tune your drifting and handling skills….
    There is love in this game… just not in the actual tracks where it desperately needs to be..
    Again, at the start of the game you’re asked if you want fun or simulation...
    Those that choose simulation no doubt in my mind will think this game is great or even amazing...
    But those here for fun...
    Look someplace else…
    I give Dirt 4
    a 7.5/10
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  7. Jun 9, 2017
    0
    If 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. Expand

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