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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: 17 out of 17
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 17
  3. Negative: 0 out of 17
  1. Official Xbox Magazine UK
    Apr 6, 2016
    90
    Without question the best rally sim ever made. Reality without the whiplash.
  2. Apr 11, 2016
    90
    There’s no doubt about it, DiRT Rally is the finest rally game currently available on Xbox One.
  3. Apr 29, 2016
    90
    I have nothing but praise for Codemasters’ return to the muddy motorsport of rally.
  4. Apr 29, 2016
    88
    A great rally racer, true to the roots of Codemasters' series with a no frills approach to the core of the rally experience and brilliant visuals. Challenging and satisfying, it a definite must buy for any rally lover.
  5. Apr 7, 2016
    85
    It’s the best rally racer on modern consoles, and a fine debut for this DiRT sub-series.
  6. Mar 28, 2016
    85
    In conclusion, if you are a casual racer who just wants to have fun and enjoy doing races without too much frustration, Dirt Rally is not for you. It is daunting for even hardcore racers. However, if you are seeking a real rally simulation experience and have strong willpower to overcome all the challenges that this game throws at you, it’s the best game on the market compared to titles like Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo and WRC 5.
  7. Mar 31, 2016
    80
    An honest, often brutal celebration of rallying that will exhilarate racing fans but intimidate newcomers.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 16
  2. Negative: 4 out of 16
  1. Apr 5, 2016
    10
    Can't deny that this is the best racing game that I've ever played . But if you're a beginner it's unforgiving. I thought myself to be good atCan't deny that this is the best racing game that I've ever played . But if you're a beginner it's unforgiving. I thought myself to be good at racing games (forza 6) but in this game I keep crashing, flipping the vehicle and driving off cliffs. Even with all assissts on I am having troubles. I played Dirt, Dirt 2 and other codemasters titles. Still I welcome the challenge. And now, I'm much better at this game. I'm using a controller not a wheel but I admit it will be more enjoyable if u play it with a wheel Expand
  2. May 20, 2018
    10
    gran juego de rally y gran juego de coche, encima es gratis con el xbox game pass
  3. Aug 16, 2016
    9
    Racing games are my favorite genre and this is one of the best I have played in awhile. This isn't as easy to pick up as other games, but ifRacing games are my favorite genre and this is one of the best I have played in awhile. This isn't as easy to pick up as other games, but if you hang in for awhile and get used to it, it is a very fun game. No rewinds and limited restarts for events, so you have to be accurate and pick your spots to take chances. I have never felt happier to finish in the top 3 in a racing game before. If you like realistic racing games give this a spin. Expand
  4. Apr 14, 2016
    8
    I have been waiting for this since colin mcrae rally 2 on the ps1, due to having to repair your car inbetween stages and the more realisticI have been waiting for this since colin mcrae rally 2 on the ps1, due to having to repair your car inbetween stages and the more realistic feel of the cars and game in general. Now saying that I have also played Dirt 1 though to 3 and I loved them all, but this has to be the most accurate in most recent years (that I played).

    Don't expect to go into this game a champ, the difficulty is punishing I chose RWD (rear wheel drive) don't do this unless you are adept at controling rear wheel drive cars, it was fine on sold surfaces and gravel but in snow could I get it to go round a corner no i could not, when going off the track in some places it will but you right back which can be annoying, it happend to me going round an hair pin in greese my front tire touch the apex and I was reset on track but later in the same track I slid off the track and expected it to reset me because I DID fly away but it didn't which gave me a really bad split time.

    Graphicly it brilliant, the over all feel is fantastic, I'm going to spend somemore time with over the coming weeks, but it's going to take alot of practice to back into the flow of things been ruined with too many arcade stye racing games.
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  5. Feb 12, 2017
    8
    There is a lot of confusion with this game, so I even signed up to write my first review here and share my experience. I grew up on ColinThere is a lot of confusion with this game, so I even signed up to write my first review here and share my experience. I grew up on Colin McRae series and, my first game was 2.0 and my last game was 2005 because of the direction Codemasters went with their future games, drifting away from the concept of classical rally. I'm also a rally fan and ex-junior league pilot IRL, so I won't complain that car is not going straight with full throttle on gravel. It's old school in Dirt Rally, so if you're like me and heard about CmR franchise or even played Richard Burns rally, grab it, you won't be disappointed. Of course you don't need to be a rally pilot IRL to play and enjoy this game, but there is a learning curve. And the more you know about rallying, the easier it will be for you. If you're an absolute beginner, proceed with caution. My advice is to try the game before you'll buy it or get it on sale like I did.

    What you need to know: there is no rewind, there is no pay to win, VIP status or style points. One of the biggest misconceptions is that you need a steering wheel to enjoy the game: you don't. It's easily playable on controller with minor adjustments, but keep in mind that the way you drive in rally games is far different than you drive traditional track racing games. You will be correcting your trajectory constantly and that's perfectly normal.

    Is this a hard game? No, if you know the basics and ready to learn from your mistakes, but It's unforgiving by today standards. I completed 1/6 of first open championship while speaking on the phone on 2nd position with several restarts, but without knowledge of the tracks using Alpine A110 on XB1 controller, only adjusting saturation and sensitivity. Yes, there was some minor car tuning (gear ration, brake balance and no suspension tricks).

    I'm strongly advising all beginners to visit Tutorial section, starting with the part called Mindset.
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  6. Oct 29, 2016
    2
    If you are a pad player, stay as far away from this as you can. When playing with a pad, the cars will begin to act like clown cars. You can'tIf you are a pad player, stay as far away from this as you can. When playing with a pad, the cars will begin to act like clown cars. You can't drive straight, you can't keep the car in slide and overall feeling is like driving on the moon. Funny how people are calling this a simulator. The physics are so bad the avgn should do an episode from this. There is absolutely no consistency in the handling. Never have I ever seen sides of the road so deadly as here. Even the smallest objects will send your car flying. If you drive just an inch off the road, your car will immediately solve the problem of interstellar travel and find itself on Mars.

    But when you plug in a racing wheel and pedals every handling issue vanishes like a fart in the wind. I found myself driving almost two times faster than I did with a pad. But physics are still there an they suck ass.

    The car roster is pathetic, music sucks and track list is too small. Sensation of speed doesn't translate very well. It's difficult to know when to brake, when it seems like you are doing 70mph but when you look at the speedometer you are actually doing 100mph. Co driver notes are always too early or too late, so you have to memorize every track. Hardly rally anymore, is it?

    Looks like we are still waiting for the perfect "next gen" rally game. This isn't it.
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  7. Dec 17, 2016
    0
    Did my homework on this review, this game is not by the original codemasters that made dirt 3, 2, 1. It's the same guys that bought out theDid my homework on this review, this game is not by the original codemasters that made dirt 3, 2, 1. It's the same guys that bought out the franchise of wrc 4 and there horrid with controls over the car slow in all aspects!! an atmosphere of the game they made so yes dirt rally is not apart of the real dirt franchise. If you, like me thought we were gonna get a real detailed next gen with great controls over your car/ avatar. You won't, just go buy dirt 3. Or like me i'm running back out to return this an purchase back dirt 3!!!! Expand

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