Rated 8 out of 10 by dutch46 One Teensy little thing...
Here's yet another otherwise terrific Codemasters game with the same glaring flaw...I can't hear the engine. It's buried waaaaay down in the sound design. I usually play with the sound turned up so loud my roommate will insist I put on headphones. I like to hear the engine like I was sitting in the car itself. Shift changes need to occur at precise rpm and part of setting the gearing to advantage is being able to hear when the engine is at the peak of it's power band.If a racing game offers the feature, I usually turn the music off as the only song I should hear is the one the car is singing. I'm starting to feel an omninous dread about their forthcoming F1 title. If you can't hear the engines in those cars, you'll never be competitive at the increased difficulty settings. My problem is that once you go sim racing, its hard to come back.Codemasters: more engine sound...much less tire squeal & crunchy guitar riffs. Let me know when you want to QC the sound design in your new F1 title. I'm your guy.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Long-time MGS fan Best racing game available now
When I first bought this game, I had high expectations based upon how good the original, and Grid were. Boy was I unsuspecting of just how good this game would really be. I should probably point out the only two flaws i've noticed, being the lack of track variety, (Usually 2 or 3 tracks per area, ran reversed and/or at different times of day) and vehicle variety (Though you find yourself getting used to a handful of them anyway). When you up the difficulty, the races usually become quite challenging, unlike the typical "dominate everything" racing game. The graphics are simply amazing, the interface great, and vehicle controls are really realistic, and also fun. Usually racing games don't get the recognition they deserve, and aren't in the running for game of the year. Based upon how good this game is, I think it should definitely be considered.
Rated 10 out of 10 by DiRT MANiAC GAME OF THE YEAR!!
DiRT 2 is the best game ever. Everything about this game is great. DiRT 1 was good but it got boring towards the end, this game doesn't. Codemasters did such a good job on this game. Im not one to just sit down and beat a game in a hurry, but this game is addicting. It also has a pretty good soundtrack, the online mode is awesome, there's like 4 or 5 different levels of difficulty of single player, all the pros. cars are in the game including Ken Block, Travis Pastranna, Dave Mirra, Tanner Foust. I dont really dont know what else to say, definetly reccommend this game to anyone who likes racing. I think as of how many copies this game has sold and how great this is it definetly deserves Game Of The Year, but Call Of Duty MW2 is proboly gonna get it nomatter how good or bad that game is. I dont care, just get the game its worth it 100%
Rated 10 out of 10 by DIGITALciphers Dirt 2 is Fun!
Today I purchased Dirt 2 & NFS:SHIFT... I can't put the controller down long enough to open Shift and insert the disk in my PS3. This game is so much fun. I like the way the did the Dirt Tour, graphics are spot on, sound is amazing, and the gameplay is great. I love drifting around corners and hitting jumps as the pyro goes off. Online is great, with a really cool ranking system. The enviroments are amazing. Some of the things that really caught my eye are vehicle lighting, dust, fireworks, music videos on your tv in you RV, water spray on your windshield after going thru puddles. Just a small amount of detail that really caught my eye. I would recommend this game to the hardcore or casual race fan. Its have different dificulty levels so you can set it to your liking.
Rated 9 out of 10 by killjoi_jixer Great Game
I was highly impressed with the sequal to one of the greatest racing games ever made. Besides the fact that the most you can do to your vehicle is put on preset paint jobs, little dashboard toys and set the gears, this game id definatley worth buying. It still has that arcadey feel to it and it is easy to measter of course with the choice of difficulty. There tons of tracks, vehicles of all sorts and the graphics are something to frame aswell. To me its was money well spent. All of the vehicles, sponsors, tracks ect are fully licenced so you dont get any of those corny names the developers came up with while they were drinking their coffee in the morning. You also get to gain the trust of pro drivers such as Travis Pastrana, Ken Block, Dave Mirra and many more. BUY IT
Rated 10 out of 10 by PR DriftKing The best racing game out right now!
This is the best racing game out right now. The graphics that are the in this game (the cars and the surroundings) makes NFS SHIFT look like a PS2 game. The game is fun, the cars look real and feel real. I’m not into Rally, I love street racing & drifting games. But in this game you can drift around the corners at high speed and it feels real. The cars sound real too. The only thing I wish this game had is, split-screen local play and the ability to customize the body kit of you car. I have a Subaru and I would love to make my car in this game and drive it in this game. I still love this game and if you haven’t got GRID, pick that one up to. The drifting is crazy and the replay is sick. They are both a must have for any car racing game lover!
Rated 10 out of 10 by lilBOZZ2 Best game ever.
Ok lets start off with graphics. These graphics are better than Modern Warfare 3 and Battlefield 3. I really can't see how they can improve there graphics, nothing is perfect but this is. Very long career, After playing 7 hours straight I am on 8%. You can put it on 5 modes; Easy, Casual, Hard, Expert, and Hardcore. I was playing on Easy so it was a bit easy but if you play for 7 hours on hard then you would have 2% complete. Very awesome crashes like barrel rolls. Online a same as career mode but with real people not computers and you can level up like you can in MW3. The sound is at a extreme level of awesomeness. A must buy.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Malum-In-Se Getting dirty has never been this much fun
Forza and Gran Turismo move over and make room at the top for Dirt 2. Codemaster got this one right, and just cemented a new franchise in racing. The vehicles drive and respond very well, which is the most important aspect of any racing game. There are different types of vehicles, such as rally cars, trophy trucks, etc., and there is a nice selection of vehicles within each type. You can buy them as you earn money through the career mode. You can customize your vehicles via pre-set templates that include paint and sponsor decals.The next most important aspect of racing is the tracks. Dirt 2 has a wide variety of tracks with varying surfaces, such as dirt, grass, pavement, etc., and they are located around the world. They are very good looking tracks, which are not only fun and challenging, but you won't crash because of a lack of detail. The racing is simply fun. The A.I. drivers don't intentionally try to knock you off the road like some racing games. Dirt 2 even managed to take the frustration out of learning new tracks. Dirt 2 has a flashback feature so if you crash during a race, you simply hit flashback, rewind before the wreck and take that turn again. You get less flashbacks as you increase the difficulty, but by then you should know the track lay-outs. If you liked the demo, then buy it. You won't regret it.. Take my word for it, it only gets better. Now, go hit the dirt. I'll see you there.
Rated 0 out of 10 by MXer28 i'm so stoked for this game!!!
I'm more excited for this game's release than i have been for any game before! I'm a huge rally fan, and i wish i could be a driver myself, but this game is almost as good! The original Dirt game was amazing, and i played it until i couldn't anymore. With the addition of things like: water on the tracks, new cars (including Ken Block's sexy Monster Energy Subaru Impreza WRX STi), X Games racing, and the great graphics, this game will be the sickest racing game of all time. I just hope the game will be compatible with the gforce racing wheel to make playing this game even more like driving rally.
Rated 8 out of 10 by sportfan15 Rally
Ok this is one of the rally car racing games out there and I would say it is one of the best. If you want a harder game to win this is it right here. Good luck winning the X Games cause you might get first place on the 1st and 2nd races but the 3rd is not gonna be your friend at all. It can throw you out of the top 3 winners. Just like that. You might be better at a game like this so you will do fine. Great game.