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  • Summary: Take a trip around the world to and race on over 70+ unique routes across 10 different global locations in stunning environments complete with dynamic weather and time of day. Get behind the wheel of an eclectic and exciting roster of cars. World-renowned voice talents troy baker and nolanTake a trip around the world to and race on over 70+ unique routes across 10 different global locations in stunning environments complete with dynamic weather and time of day. Get behind the wheel of an eclectic and exciting roster of cars. World-renowned voice talents troy baker and nolan north head up the cast of dirt 5's story-driven Career mode. Local split-screen of up to four players on offline modes, including Career, makes dirt 5 the perfect couch multiplayer racing game as you battle for position with your friends. Capture your biggest jumps and best moves with a detailed photo mode, and show your creative flair with dirt's deepest ever livery editor for all cars.
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Dirt 5 Xbox Series X 4K Gameplay - Ice Drifting And Rally Racing
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 37
  2. Negative: 0 out of 37
  1. Nov 2, 2020
    100
    Dirt 5 is similar to Project CARS 3 with its arcade racing style - just with a larger focus on rally racing. The style absolutely works in Dirt 5, offering up accessible rally racing to anyone interested in getting behind the wheel. Of course, the drive is what you make it. So should you want to become a master racer to take on other skilled players online, that option is also easily available to you so long as you're willing to put in the time.
  2. 90
    Even with an enhanced version on the horizon that includes 120 fps with the arrival of next generation consoles, Dirt 5 delivers a fantastic off-road racing experience full of content that will keep you busy not only on the track, but also off with the addition of the new Playgrounds arena editor. Considering there is a free upgrade to the next-gen version as well, there is no reason not to go ahead and pick this one up if you were at all interested, especially if you are a fan of the franchise.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Nov 15, 2020
    90
    If only it had Dirt 2’s crash damage, this would have scored a perfect 10. Even without it, this is a superbly playable, varied, and visually gorgeous racer. [Issue#182, p.141]
  4. Nov 2, 2020
    80
    Codemasters takes the fun road for its new Dirt: it’s not the best in the series, but it’s exciting to play, even considering some technical issues on current-gen consoles.
  5. Nov 4, 2020
    80
    Dirt 5’s story has a solid foundation and stellar voice acting, but it ultimately fails to capitalize on its potential.
  6. Jan 8, 2021
    70
    The new instalment of the Dirt franchise is full of energy and style but lacks in some aspects that made the previous iterations so attractive.
  7. Game World Navigator Magazine
    Dec 25, 2020
    56
    In a game called Dirt, dirt has no effect on car’s behavior, and neither does snow. Only ice forces you to make adjustments to your driving. [Issue#250, page 53]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 44
  2. Negative: 24 out of 44
  1. Nov 7, 2020
    10
    Not often these days I end up playing the game late in the night and looking forward to the next morning to play again. Above all, it's a pileNot often these days I end up playing the game late in the night and looking forward to the next morning to play again. Above all, it's a pile of fun. Even the career mode is not a chore, as these usually are in racing games.
    I really love Dirt 5, and the more you play it, the more you appreciate the true scale of the game. A huge variety of locations and cars. The weather effects are tremendous.
    Yes, this is an arcade racer. Those who prefer sim/arcade or sim might not like this. I love my sims like Dirt Rally 2.0, GT Sport etc, but I've been looking for a good arcade racer, and this is the one that fits my needs. Among others, Motorstorm fans will love this.
    Graphics: seen a lot of comments about this, but there are very good. Not up to Forza 4 standards, but definitely on a high standard.
    The collision detection is perfect for close and fair online racing. You can't just barge through a corner and puts everyone of course. The cars remain somewhat planted, a bit off course, but another player can't nudge you out of the game. Already played some very exciting online races.
    The current online options are very basic but Codemasters has promised to upgrade these.
    Time trials: if you love time trials, this is the game to play. A huge amount of track/car combos where you can compare your times to global players an friends.
    Hope to see you on the track!
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  2. Nov 4, 2020
    9
    Well what can i say, it has about million times better story than last of us 2 and we are talking about racing game here, so that should say aWell what can i say, it has about million times better story than last of us 2 and we are talking about racing game here, so that should say a lot. Graphically beautiful, not forza level tho. Expand
  3. Nov 11, 2020
    8
    DiRT 5 differs from DiRT Rally by offering very fun arcade races, something that manages to do it successfully.
  4. Nov 5, 2020
    3
    Come on, racing games should have little bit highers standards by now. Forza Horizon 3 did it better in 2016.
  5. Nov 5, 2020
    2
    Looks nice, music is great, sadly that's all this has going for me, now I've been playing dirt for years and I always liked how the racing wasLooks nice, music is great, sadly that's all this has going for me, now I've been playing dirt for years and I always liked how the racing was pretty decent in terms of simulation, I've been playing Dirt 4 a lot lately because I was super hyped for 5 but they aren't even remotely close to similar. First race was fine but that was to be expected it's the first race you always win the first race no matter what. Soon as I hit the second one though it became very obvious what was happening, that age old trick the rubber band. I took a turn that exits and goes uphill right after it, car right behind me, we're the same car even, difference, the other car takes off like it's got a jet engine in it, I'm talking instantly max speed as soon as exiting the turn. I restarted that race 7 times just to watch the same car do the same thing every time at that turn, whats worse it's legit one of the last turns so once that car's super powers kick on that's it you will get second at best no matter what. I guess that's what I get for expect the Dirt name to mean something, I thought there were standards but clearly not with this game, my biggest regret is pre-ordering the deluxe edition digitally on PS4, no refund policy and stuck with a game that for some reason is bearing the Dirt name. Expand
  6. Nov 6, 2020
    1
    Bitterly disappointing. I cannot recommend this game if you are expecting something akin to Forza Horizon or Dirt 2. You will not get thatBitterly disappointing. I cannot recommend this game if you are expecting something akin to Forza Horizon or Dirt 2. You will not get that experience here. Do not be fooled by the pretty visuals; this is an empty shell of a game that will neither deliver an immersive nor a rewarding racing experience. Excellent weather effects is the only redeeming quality of a game that is simply flashy packaging with almost no substance in terms of visuals, immersion, and depth of driving mechanics. The Forza Horizon series perfectly balanced a lively festival environment with multiple layers of immersion that made you feel as though you were in a living, breathing world of racing with semi arcade but deep physics that required true driving skill to master, and rewarded you for developing your skills. Dirt 5 seeks to invoke this feel, but utterly fails both in driving mechanics and environmental presentation. Dirt 5 is wrapped in a flashy veneer that quickly reveals a hollow world once you scratch the surface. It lacks the layers of immersion that define Dirt 2 and Horizon, and the driving physics are oversimplified to the point that minimal skill is required to negotiate the track. Surfaces do not have significant impact on the feel of the race so gravel feels much like mud and snow. There is no track erosion seen in games like Dirt Rally 2.0 so subsequent laps don’t really change the nature of the race except for a few prescripted events where snow build up or rain or time of day change occurs the exact same way during a three lap race. The festival thematics (which ostensibly is the center of gravity of the title’s disposition) are seen in the forms of colorful still menus, lively music, and the occasional colored smoke or firework on the track, but that is about the extent of it. The story rivalry story isn’t very engaging and there are no cutscenes or story pieces that make you feel like part of something bigger. The races themselves are so arcade-driven, that skilled driving is not rewarded. The game uses a very cheap slingshot trick to give off the illusion of a close race. Essentially, when you exit a corner several car lengths ahead of the pack, the trailing vehicles suddenly are accelerated to unrealistic levels and blast by you, even if you perfectly execute a corner, so what you end up with is a very cool looking game of Mario Kart. Additionally, vehicle damage is mild, both visually and otherwise, and the tracks are not well constructed; you are often punished for tiny obstacles which will completely stop your travel or cause your vehicle to react unrealistically, thus resulting in you being impossibly behind the pack with not way to catch up, which seems to defeat the balance of an arcade style racer.

    This game fails to hit the mark because it tries to fit into the fun festival racing arcade experience that made Dirt 2 and the Horizon series famous, but it doesn’t nail the festival component and it whiffs on the racing mechanics; it just feels like a very pretty looking but ultimately, and sadly, an empty experience. It pains me to write this review, as I have been a Dirt fan for years and I love the festival style games, but I would recommend you spend your money elsewhere. Hopefully next time around, Codemasters will not outsource their brand. In the meantime, buy an Xbox and get Forza Horizon 4 if you want a festival racer, or buy Dirt 4 or Dirt Rally 2.0 if you are hungry for a rally simulation.
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  7. Nov 7, 2020
    0
    ужасная физика , очень разочаровала
    единственный плюс это разделение экрана

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