Generally favorable reviews - based on 34 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 34
  2. Negative: 0 out of 34
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  1. Feb 22, 2019
    Dirt Rally 2.0 is the best rally game there is on the current generation consoles. The graphic effects are amazing, the authentic and challenging driving is unmatched and we can only hope Codemasters will not put microtransactions in this epic game.
  2. Apr 5, 2019
    The king has met his match. Dirt Rally 2.0 is a worthy successor to the legendary Richard Burns Rally and every true rally fan should already be playing this gem. There are plenty of brilliant additions compared to the first installment and the driving model is... well, simply the best.
  3. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    Mar 14, 2019
    The return of designed, not generated, tracks is massively welcome, and the visual upgrade is superb. A masterclass in consequence-tempered driving, this is simply the best rally sim yet. [Issue#160, p.94]
  4. Mar 9, 2019
    With improvements in almost every single aspect of its design over the first game, Dirt Rally 2.0 offers a superb driving model with high levels of challenge, the best co-driver ever in a rally game and tons of content. We believe, though, that the "always online" model was rather unnecessary.
  5. Mar 1, 2019
    Quotation forthcoming.
  6. Feb 27, 2019
    Unparalleled gameplay makes DiRT Rally 2.0 Codemasters' ultimate 2019 rally simulator. The game offers challenging stages, the difficulty setting is variable which makes the game just a tad more accessible this time around. The audio is fantastic, the cars look great and we could praise this game for pretty much everything it does. More locations would have been nice but don't let that stop you from buying the best rally game that is currently out there.
  7. Feb 22, 2019
    DiRT Rally 2.0 is a master-class in how to do the rally genre justice. While it certainly presents a steep learning curve, rally enthusiasts will find a lot to love in Codemasters' latest entry in the highly-revered DiRT franchise.
  8. Feb 21, 2019
    DiRT Rally 2.0 is an outstanding game that took everything that was good about the original and improved upon it. There are very few games I would classify as a must buy but DiRT Rally 2.0 absolutely is one of them.
  9. Feb 21, 2019
    Just as Codemaster’s competitors were starting to creep towards the digital rallying crown, Dirt Rally 2.0 puts them firmly back in the rear-view mirror. Utterly convincing, enthralling and punishing, Dirt Rally 2 is an exquisite racing sim.
  10. Feb 20, 2019
    Dirt Rally 2.0 may just be the most complete racing experience of this generation. The physics and handling model will be a treat for hardcore racing fans, even if it pushes away casual racers. The improved lighting engine brings an utterly realistic and beautiful dynamic to gameplay as the cars look fantastic inside and out. Replays are truly a marvel despite some visual issues hurting the immersion. Yes, there are some things behind a seasonal DLC paywall, but that doesn’t affect what is being offered at launch. Dirt Rally 2.0 feels like the true racing game to test everyone’s driving ability.
  11. Feb 19, 2019
    As your vehicle weaves through the beautiful fall-season trees of New England or rocky terrains of Argentina, you can’t help but ponder the bravery of individuals who confront ever-changing street and weather conditions and live to see another day.
  12. Feb 18, 2019
    Following on from its predecessor, DiRT Rally 2.0 is the pinnacle of rally on PlayStation 4. The simulation handling is brutal, but a lot of fun to learn and brilliantly satisfying to conquer. The raw driving experience is highly intense as you travel at insane speeds, always verging on disaster. While it's missing some of the more casual-friendly features of DiRT 4, the suite of modes and options will keep any rally fan going for a long time. Even if the sim label puts you off, we'd encourage you to take this for a test drive; it's easily one of the most thrilling racing games in recent years.
  13. 90
    Although it feels a little short on content at times, DiRT Rally 2.0 provides a gorgeous, rewarding, and punishing hardcore experience for dedicated racing enthusiasts with the skills and patience to handle the pressure.
  14. Feb 19, 2019
    Dirt Rally 2.0 doesn’t have every feature under the sun, but I trust it. I know I can put together a good team that’s going to help me win events, and the gameplay delivers, letting me skate that line between confidence and foolishness without knowing the difference.
  15. Feb 18, 2019
    For all fans of the discipline in question and racing games in general, this Dirt Rally 2.0 is really an almost obligatory stop. If only there had been virtual reality support, it would probably have been the perfect rally game.
  16. Feb 20, 2019
    DiRT Rally 2.0 feels absolutely great with the wheel between your hands. It's a pity that it doesn't have more content.
  17. Feb 18, 2019
    If you're looking for a real rally simulator experience, with good control and attention to detail, DiRT Rally 2.0 is your game. It gives players freedom to play and progress the way they want, and, even if you'll miss some features from previous games, it offers even better control and a superior recreation of the rally race atmosphere.
  18. Feb 21, 2019
    DiRT Rally 2.0 brings some great and challenging driving feelings in spite of a too clasic career mode and a graphics engine that sometimes feels a bit old.
  19. Feb 19, 2019
    Dirt Rally 2.0 feels great, looks good, and sounds fabulous. It doesn’t take long until you’re redoing the same stages over and over and career mode is still a little plain, but Dirt Rally 2.0 is a confident rally racer for serious revheads. Stern, focused, and harder than a woodpecker’s lips, it’s as tricky to tame as its predecessor but doing so is as satisfying as ever.
  20. Feb 18, 2019
    DiRT Rally 2.0 is a solid improvement for the rally sim made by Codemasters. The physics and the driving model are top notch, even driving with a joypad, while the lack of a couple of locations and the general aging of the Ego Engine limit the game scope.
  21. Feb 18, 2019
    An excellent racing game that is better than the original one... but not bigger.
  22. Mar 4, 2019
    Dirt Rally 2.0 is as good as it is demanding. He can satisfy his user on the condition that he is well aware that it will have to drive and drive again to get to enjoy time and grazing the obstacles of a very narrow road. This is what best summarizes Dirt Rally 2.0: A narrow, exhilarating and unforgiving road.
  23. Mar 3, 2019
    DiRT Rally 2.0 aims for professional racing players, and gives them everything they want. DiRT 2.0's gameplay is ultra realistic and Codemasters paid a good attention to all the details. All that said, it seems that Codemasters is running out of ideas and while DiRT 2.0 is a solid racing game, there is not much that we haven't already saw in previous entries in the series.
  24. 80
    It may be a little slim on content but time behind the wheel in DiRT Rally 2.0 feels as rewarding as ever. It's gorgeous to look at with a lot of attention paid in the right areas. Some might worry about the always on nature of the servers but hopefully they can remain reliable. There's a solid selection of stages and vehicles and a physics engine which is exquisite. I can only hope they add more to it.
  25. Feb 28, 2019
    DiRT Rally 2.0 is an unforgivingly hard game, only for those brave enough to try and tackle the challenges that rally driving offer. If that's what you like, the game has much in store.
  26. Feb 27, 2019
    If it’s realism you’re after, DiRT Rally 2.0 is up there with the best rally sims out there. It’s just let down a bit by some poor Rallycross AI and intrusive use of its online features, even in single player modes.
  27. 80
    As accurate a representation of rally driving as you’ll get on this generation of consoles, replete with a punishing learning curve and zero tutorials. Aside from the unrewarding Rallycross department, Dirt Rally 2.0 delivers an impassive and accomplished high speed rallying experience.
  28. Feb 21, 2019
    An unapologetically hardcore sequel that sacrifices accessibility to appease fans of Codemasters’ fledgling racing sim series.
  29. Feb 19, 2019
    For many, DiRT Rally 2.0 will check off all the right boxes for those who have been fans of the series thus far. It offers plenty of compelling modes, a new challenge, and its weather system helps give the courses a lot of character. Yes, there are going to be moments where the game doesn’t function as realistic as one might hope, but it’s only a small bump on an otherwise enjoyable ride.
  30. 80
    DiRT Rally 2.0 features some positively exhilarating racing. While there aren’t a ton of different modes to choose from this time around, there are plenty of courses to make up for it.
  31. Feb 18, 2019
    Dirt Rally 2.0 isn’t afraid to throw you in at the deep end with its sophisticated rally action, giving you a lot to think about and a steep learning curve to conquer. Hurtling along the beautiful rally stages or fighting your rivals in a Rally Cross final is exhilarating. Even with some poorly structured content, Dirt Rally 2.0 is still the best simulation of the sport you’ll find.
  32. Feb 18, 2019
    As an overall package, DiRT Rally 2.0 is a great racing game. Rewarding racers who stick with the difficulty, it's a title that gives players back as much as they put in - and the end result is a stunning rallying sim at best and a more than solid racer at worst. Casual gamers might find it too extreme to be really enjoyable, but hardcore motorsport fans should definitely check it out.
  33. Apr 12, 2019
    Dirt Rally 2.0 is back to show us how difficult it is to drive rallies around the world.
  34. Feb 26, 2019
    DiRT Rally 2.0 might be the best-feeling racer Codemasters has ever produced, but it most definitely is not the best iteration of this long-running series.
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  1. Mar 2, 2019
    As with its sibling Dirt 4, the joy of Dirt Rally 2.0 is in understanding how much this game expects of me and then surprising myself at how much I really belong in the field. It’s a fantastic driving experience because I know I won’t win everything. Sometimes just finishing in one piece will be victory enough, because the driving it took to get there will be the most exhilarating I’ve found in a video game today.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 186 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 89 out of 186
  2. Negative: 59 out of 186
  1. Feb 22, 2019
    Not worth the asking price. Lack of content and codemasters will be releasing the other HALF of the GAME via PAID DLC. A disgrace to allNot worth the asking price. Lack of content and codemasters will be releasing the other HALF of the GAME via PAID DLC. A disgrace to all gamers who support them over the years. DLC was supposed to be after a full game was released, for those that wanted it. Now these greedy developers are releasing half a game and then making you PAY for the rest, and codemasters and DIRT rally 2 are no exception. FRAUD and gamers are sick of it all now. Only 6 rally locations is beyond the joke for a game in 2019, and codemasters know it! Utter rip off and the demise of gaming has started. Full Review »
  2. Feb 23, 2019
    Из хорошего: физика поведения автомобилей, спецучастки. Все.
    Остальное отвратительно, особенно отношение Codemasters. Еще до релиза игры
    Из хорошего: физика поведения автомобилей, спецучастки. Все.
    Остальное отвратительно, особенно отношение Codemasters. Еще до релиза игры обьявить свои сизонпассы и DLC, вырезанные из игры, чтобы продать их отдельно. А в самой игре по факту контента ноль. Карьера никчемная и примитивная. Повсюду запихали свой дождь, каждая второй заезд по мокрому полотну.
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  3. Feb 26, 2019
    Awful awful FFB on the wheel which totally ruins the full experience! If you have a wheel stay well clear of this game as it's by far theAwful awful FFB on the wheel which totally ruins the full experience! If you have a wheel stay well clear of this game as it's by far the worst FFB i have played on any racer in the last 8 years! Such a shame as it should of been a much better game than Dirt Rally but instead we have a much worse title. Dirt 4, On Rush and now DR 2.0 what the heck is happening at Codemasters these days? They used to be RACER KINGS! Full Review »