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  • Summary: On PS5, experience technical advances brought to life in an amplified off-road racer, such as faster loading times, greater graphical fidelity and a 120FPS option. Dirt 5 also utilises ps5's dual sense Controller features, including haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, so you can feelOn PS5, experience technical advances brought to life in an amplified off-road racer, such as faster loading times, greater graphical fidelity and a 120FPS option. Dirt 5 also utilises ps5's dual sense Controller features, including haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, so you can feel every bump, scrape and slide behind the wheel. All dirt 5 players on PlayStation 4 are entitled to a free upgrade to the next-gen optimized version on PlayStation 5. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Nov 25, 2020
    95
    The improvements to the handling, performance, visuals, and sound make DIRT 5 on PS5 the ultimate version of the game. If you're still on the fence about getting it, you're missing out.
  2. 85
    DIRT 5 on the PS5 is the best version of the game to get on PlayStation consoles, when it works. That’s a big caveat, and most gamers will not want to have to constantly remember to pre-emptively upload their save game after a few races, or risk losing hours of progress due to one unfortunate crash. This also necessitates a PlayStation Plus subscription, since copying PS5 save games to USB storage is unfortunately not an option as of this writing. Assuming these issues get patched out, then it is easy to recommend buying this on the PS5, because DIRT 5 is a showcase racing game for the next generation of consoles with its smart use of haptic feedback and ray tracing, all while delivering a smooth performance.
  3. Dec 18, 2020
    85
    DIRT 5 is an excellent, stunning and simply enjoyable arcade racer that is easy for anyone to pick-up and play regardless of your motor vehicle knowledge with a career mode that is surprisingly entertaining. You may want to pick it up on PlayStation 5 though since it feels awesome to play with the new DualSense features.
  4. Nov 19, 2020
    80
    Dirt 5 represents a complete about-face for the main Dirt series, shedding virtually all semblance of simulation in favour of an unabashed, arcade-inspired racing experience that draws from just about every influence you can name except its direct predecessor. It’s not especially deep, and there isn’t as much variety in the career mode as it claims, but it’s fast, frantic, and extremely handsome, and the wild and wacky stunt track editor truly has its hooks in me.
  5. Nov 24, 2020
    80
    If you've just got yourself a PS5, don't sleep on DIRT 5. It brings bombastic, arcadey racing to the console's launch lineup, giving you something totally different to play alongside the heavy hitters. Although the haptic feedback implementation is basic and one or two visual bugs remain, the core experience is seriously fun, and well worth checking out if you like driving sideways.
  6. Nov 20, 2020
    80
    The last-generation version of DIRT 5 truly feels like a beta in comparison to this product. The game was designed with the PS5 hardware in mind and shouldn’t have seen a release on the PS4. This is an excellent way to experience what the PS5 is capable of; especially if you have a 4K 120hz television.
  7. Nov 26, 2020
    60
    Dirt 5 is an at times gorgeous and fun racer, but the uninspired campaign and a lackluster multiplayer mode leaves much to be desired.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 30
  2. Negative: 14 out of 30
  1. Dec 31, 2020
    10
    Never bought a Dirt Game since Dirt Rally (PSVR version) but as this was only racing game at launch, took a shot. I am so glad I did. This isNever bought a Dirt Game since Dirt Rally (PSVR version) but as this was only racing game at launch, took a shot. I am so glad I did. This is like the DriveClub that was meant to be, only wider variety of vehicle types and surfaces. Silky smooth 60FPS graphics in quality mode (same in online races).

    Wheel support is fantastic with good handling feel over different surfaces and conditions and FFB works nicely with a T300RS Thrustmaster.

    The game’s soundtrack is also epic.

    The dev team are fairly local to where I live and I am so glad they are back on track with this title. I have just spent 5hrs solid and I’m addicted to it. If only DriveClub could be re-released on PS5 with 60FPS, that was the only thing stopping the title being a huge system seller for PS4 and Pro!

    As a launch title for PS5, I think it has the best graphics on any title, including Miles Morales & Demon Souls ! I don’t think Dirt 5 marketing team have really promoted this as well as they should have. I was totally not expecting the title to be this good. Superb

    EDIT : some slowdown has been introduced in latest patch that wasn’t there previously, so would deduct 2 points for that. 8/10 currently
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  2. Nov 25, 2020
    9
    Really solid racing game, I love that it's more arcade than sim personally. Fun races, I wish online play had more people playing though.
  3. Sep 19, 2021
    7
    The game is quite a good instalment to the dirt franchise but compared to Dirt 4 and dirt 3 i would say its not as good.
  4. Nov 27, 2020
    5
    I saw the reviews describe this as an arcade game. Well if that means pumping a quid into an machine, driving for 3 minutes and walking awayI saw the reviews describe this as an arcade game. Well if that means pumping a quid into an machine, driving for 3 minutes and walking away underwhelmed, then yes it is. This game is nothing more than a off-road add-on for Drive Club. The career mode feels unrewarding and unstructured. Drive Club was one of my favourite games but this just doesn't feel like it has any identity. Expand
  5. Apr 6, 2021
    3
    Man, this is dull. It's unpolished, collisions often have no sound effect. Driving through deep water has no sound effect and doesn't slow orMan, this is dull. It's unpolished, collisions often have no sound effect. Driving through deep water has no sound effect and doesn't slow or effect the car in any way. Career is terrible, nothing like the old games. I hate it when game franchises go backwards. Did no one on the dev team sit down and play their old games and try to understand what made them great? Gutted. Expand
  6. Apr 15, 2021
    3
    **** In every aspect, from the visuals to the very racing mechanics. This 'how do you do fellow kids' festival colorful Fortnite-like**** In every aspect, from the visuals to the very racing mechanics. This 'how do you do fellow kids' festival colorful Fortnite-like aesthetic is already nauseous. As if the game was made by a bunch of old farts, who puffed up and tried to make it stylish, fashionable, youthful. Inside Forza Horizon - Flatout 3 outside. Stupid jokes of some type of degenerate DJs or podcasters, this pink-and-yellow-green trickery, the design of the cars themselves is insane - some fictional tractors with square angular wheels, hearses with protruding lanterns and other deformities. The graphics and the sfx itself roughly correspond to the level of the Drive Club in 2014, only in DС the textures and skyboxes were not so shamefully made. It would seem that the weather and lighting were made cool, but even here it is a farce. From sandy trails in Italy, which for some reason is covered with snow, suddenly stopping and beginning showers and other snowfalls in a thunderstorm, I laughed so hard. Aesthetically and visually, the game is disgusting.

    In terms of physics and race mechanics, this is a case where rally and off-road racing is better done even in NFS Heat! Total toyness, there is no feeling of contact of the car with the track - if there is dirt or snow, then it seems to clip into the texture. There is no balance, no sense of challenge or difficulty. AI degenerates unable to make any competition, mindlessly pushing and hopelessly lagging behind by half-lap at the very beginning of the race. The game modes have been simplified, but the gymkhana suffered the most. There is no feel of progression, there is no incentive to go through all 125 (!) copy-paste events of this squalor, too. All these unlockable stickers and icons can only be sticked on developers forehead, because the customization here is just as shameful as everything else. I remember Dirt 3 and my hair stood on end: how could the fall to the production of such cheap-**** games like this? This is, at best, the Onrush level (at least there was some idea in it), and at the worst, Flatout 4 (at least they tried hard).
    Codemasters fald below disgrace. However, their fall was already traced in the no less disgusting Grid.
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  7. Jun 2, 2021
    0
    Quite literally unplayable while online. When you're not connected online the game works, but the very second you connect online in the PS5Quite literally unplayable while online. When you're not connected online the game works, but the very second you connect online in the PS5 network settings, the game crashes to the PS5 menu, rendering the online portions unplayable and literally IMPOSSIBLE to access. What idiots are supposed to be testing this game out? Fire all of them they're incompetent. Expand

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