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  • Summary: DiRT Rally features 39 of the most iconic and relevant cars from yesteryear through to modern day, representing the cars that the players want, and the ones that make the most sense for the surfaces they race on. Six rallies with over 70 stages. Head to the muddy paths of Wales, the dustyDiRT Rally features 39 of the most iconic and relevant cars from yesteryear through to modern day, representing the cars that the players want, and the ones that make the most sense for the surfaces they race on. Six rallies with over 70 stages. Head to the muddy paths of Wales, the dusty trails of Greece and the icy tarmac of Monte Carlo. Take on the legendary hillclimb of Pikes Peak, the snowy thrills of Sweden, and the epic scenery of Finland. DiRT Rally has the iconic locations to test your nerve and delight your senses. Race at the Lydden Hill, Holjes and Hell tracks in six of the fastest off-road cars and take on your friends in bumper-to-bumper multiplayer racing. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 45 out of 46
  2. Negative: 0 out of 46
  1. Apr 19, 2016
    95
    Codemasters returns to glory with the rally game we all have been waiting for. This is probably the best game in its genre since the days of the original Colin McRae Rally franchise.
  2. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Apr 7, 2016
    90
    The most exhilarating driving game Codemasters has created in years, and undoubtedly the best rally game on PS4. Dirt Rally is an essential addition to any committed rally enthusiast's collection. [Issue#122]
  3. Apr 20, 2016
    90
    Codemasters have crafted an almost perfect racing game with Dirt Rally.
  4. Apr 9, 2016
    86
    Dirt Rally is a must for rally fans with precise controls and realistic physics, one of the best contemporary games among other racing games developed by Codemasters. Even it is a difficult game, the core mechanics works well to give us an experience full of adrenaline, challenge and learning on every race.
  5. 85
    This is the game rally fans have been waiting for. DiRT Rally boasts a simple title that reflects its deceptively simple goal: to be the best rally game, or even the best racing game, released to date.
  6. Apr 19, 2016
    80
    It’s testament to Codemasters’ calibre as a developer that they have so successfully revitalised a sport that’d been forgotten in games.
  7. 70
    If you're a hardcore rally racing fan then DiRT Rally is the best game that Codemasters has made. That said, it doesn't do a great job of helping new players get into the hang of things, which is very disappointing.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 51 out of 69
  2. Negative: 9 out of 69
  1. Apr 6, 2016
    10
    This game absolutely rocks! I like racers, first off...but am by no means an aficionado. I don't own a racing wheel and can't tune a oneThis game absolutely rocks! I like racers, first off...but am by no means an aficionado. I don't own a racing wheel and can't tune a one stringed guitar, much less a complicated, high performance race car. I typically enjoy the arcade racers ranging from NFS to Drive Club. I tend to shy away from sims because of the inherent frustration factor.

    All that in consideration, I have no idea why the hell I bought this game yesterday. In part, I found the reviews intriguing...and the gameplay vids just looked incredible. I enjoyed Dirt 3 but understand it leaned more heavily on style-over-substance side of things, drawing in us more casual gamers. Great game with fun driving gameply but, by comparison, Dirt Rally is not the same. The menus are almost spartan...minimalist compared to the NFS-like flash of Dirt 3. The graphics are not nearly as gorgeous as Drive Club. But, once I put in a few hours and got the hang of the extremely challenging, yet intensely rewarding drive physics....I was in heaven. I don't even know how to describe it....it just feels pure. All the graphical fidelity of this game is siphoned away from peripheral nonsense and focused right there where it should be in a game like this.....on the car and the dirt beneath it's wheels.

    For all you sim racer pro's, it's a no brainer, unless you just don't like rally racing at all. For you racing casual gamers, I'd say if you like thrill of racers and have been craving something a little more nourishing than the what the arcade racers deliver...give this one a go. No expensive racing wheel? Don't let that stop you. I just finished the first 60's championship series, finishing in 1st place....all with the dual shock 4 controller. And, when I unlocked the advanced settings for tuning...I didn't touch a thing, leaving everything on default settings. I'm sure I'll have to do some tuning down the road to stay competitive (thank heaven for YouTube gamer tips/tutorials!), but for now am doing just fine leaving the hardcore settings alone.
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  2. Feb 21, 2017
    10
    It's a fully featured Rally game with fantastic handling, that supports PSVR and the Pro. What more could anyone ask for. A true gem in theIt's a fully featured Rally game with fantastic handling, that supports PSVR and the Pro. What more could anyone ask for. A true gem in the PSVR catalogue. With this and RE7 things are beginning to get very exciting. Expand
  3. Apr 8, 2016
    10
    Simply outstanding, finally a rally where the cars are responsive, the settings are everything you would expect, theres no lag, this leavesSimply outstanding, finally a rally where the cars are responsive, the settings are everything you would expect, theres no lag, this leaves SLR and WRC for dead and is an absolute must if your into any type of racing SIM, its a little low on content but the driving makes up for that big time, if you are going to choose one racing or rally game for 2016, make this be it,
    Cheers
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  4. Apr 27, 2016
    9
    Codemasters DiRT Rally is an amazing detailed physics representation of rally driving. It also allows a gearstick, in sequential mode, to actCodemasters DiRT Rally is an amazing detailed physics representation of rally driving. It also allows a gearstick, in sequential mode, to act as a handbrake. Expand
  5. May 2, 2017
    9
    Incredibly thrilling, heart-pounding, exciting and realistic rally sim. Also very demanding and requires you to fully commit to the game, butIncredibly thrilling, heart-pounding, exciting and realistic rally sim. Also very demanding and requires you to fully commit to the game, but it's so rewarding as your skills gradually improve. You kind of feel like becoming a real rally driver as time goes by. One of the most intense racing games ever. Expand
  6. Apr 16, 2016
    8
    Very surprised by this game. Both the graphics and the gameplay are top notch. DiRT has returned and it's better than ever. Great job,Very surprised by this game. Both the graphics and the gameplay are top notch. DiRT has returned and it's better than ever. Great job, Codemasters. Love this game! Expand
  7. Mar 8, 2017
    0
    I'm done with DR -enough hours wasted trying to tweak the cars. I am not sure what coders had on their minds- must have been "they will neverI'm done with DR -enough hours wasted trying to tweak the cars. I am not sure what coders had on their minds- must have been "they will never beat this game"--- It started off as an exciting game - only to realize I will never be able to win. Why can't the tires be picked or air adjusted? That makes the suspension adjustments completely worthless. therefore as the game. Expand

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