Rated 9 out of 10 by Mickey13 Better With Every Installment
I own the first 2 DiRT games and love them so I reserved this one and picked it up day one and Im glad I did. Its one of the best racing games I've played. The graphics of the cars and environments are immaculate and the sense of speed and feel of driving are incredible. Unfortunately there is still no customization or mods to be added to your ride but this makes it more realistic because as a WRC contender you don't work on your car, sponsors build you cars and give them to you to race its your job to win not to build a car. the new Gymkhana races are pretty cool and add a new aspect to the game but get old after awhile because you brake boxes and do donuts around different sized poles and drift to collect points and thats about it, plus you never win them because Ken Block collects insane scores. I came in second with 135,000 points while ken block came in first with 260,000 points but whatever. If you are a hardcore race fan get this game.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Ace896 Best Racing Game
I bought this game with high expectations and it just blew me away. The graphics are beyond amazing and the scenery and effects are awesome. The sun effects are sick and when you race in certain conditions for example snow after the race is over your car will be covered in snow so realistic like. The sound is great also when on certain types of surfaces. The driving is excellent and the controls are easy to use. I also fell in love with the new cockpit view which is great. Lots of cars to choose from and lots of races including the one and only Gymkhana. Also there are buggies and trucks. The physics are great along with the crashes. Also there is split-screen which is cool cuz most racing games dont have that. Online is fun and and intresting. i could play this game for hours and hours. The best racing game made. If you are thinking between DiRT 3 GT 5 and NFS get DiRT 3 trust me much more fun. Great job Codemasters.
Rated 10 out of 10 by TOPHINATORMAN Realistic Racing? Look no further
Dirt 3 has the best graphics for a racing game. Split/Second is up there but Dirt 3 take it to a whole new level. Codemasters does an excellent job of using the terrain to alter the racing. You race on dirt, snow, cement, and also drive through water. I chose to put the difficulty on 'Medium' and I quickly had to lower it. You have to learn the vehicles first, adjust the cars performance, and then bump up the difficulty in order to enjoy your time spent playing. I have only done the single player due to the fact that I've been going through my greatly expanded game library. The single player is set up to where the better you do, the better sponsers you will have look at you. The better race teams have better vehicles and give you more "Rep" (reputation) points so you can become the best rally car driver in the world. A more in-depth review will be provided by me at a later date.
Rated 10 out of 10 by midnightclubmadman Great
This game is graet from the never ending cars and trucks to ken block teaching you how to drift and jump.... If you finish season 1 you get to drive with ken block and then get to practice in the dc compound and do mission like drifting and jumping and doing 180's.... the more season you finish the more compunds you get....This is the only type of "freerun" in this game but it is also 1 of the best freeruns i ever played....Before you leave the store make shore you check for the vip acsess in the case ... this lets you play online and gives you 5 new cars like the hummer h3... if there is not vip acsess make shure you buy a $10 playstation network card to be able to play online.... I made the mistake of just buying the vip acsesss instead of looking in the case first (it was $9) .... so make shure you look.... Ok thanks for reading and get this game
Rated 9 out of 10 by hegwoodski Amazing Game, Realistic Driving Physics
I just recently purchased Dirt 3 after looking for a copy of Dirt 2 for the past year. First thing, if you plan to play the game online, DO NOT PURCHASE THE GAME USED! They are doing the EA Sports thing with the online pass that can only be used once. As for the game itself though, it is pretty amazing. I started out thinking I was really good because I was on casual setting. It seemed very easy and unrealistic. Once I found out how to turn off the assist function, the driving in the game is very realistic. You have to corner correctly at the right speeds or else you lose control. Very impressed at the job well done with this game. Just a warning, I am pretty good at GT5 and Motorstorm, and this game has eaten me alive so far. Each race is determined by about 2 seconds so every corner counts. Makes each race very exciting!
Rated 9 out of 10 by MARIOFAN25 AWESOME RACING SIM
The first 2 DIRT games were awesome and now codemasters is back for dirt 3. let's start with the dirt tour. on the dirt tour you will go through some awesome events. rally is the typical beat the other drivers in lap time. rally cross is short track rally racing full of excitment. land rush is short track racing action with hills and jumps. this is for buggies and trucks. trail blazer (my favorite) has super fast 800+ horsepower cars racing alike the rally series. gymkhana is new to the series. this is a drift filled obstacle course. jumps, spins, drifts, and donuts all collide to make a fun race mode. there is also a large variety of cars. from ford and chevy to bmw and others. the crashes in this game you have to see to believe. so overall this game is fun and is recommended
Rated 9 out of 10 by dodgeviper82292 A great continuation to a great franchise
If you are a fan of the first two DiRT games, than you MUST get this one. Although there is no online play or bonus content until the Playstation Store is restored, you can still occupy plenty of time with the career. I especially like how this game incorporates a lot of things from other Codemasters racing titles, like a nickname that the computer can say, famous racers like DiRT 2, and a garage feel like Grid. DiRT 2 was a seemingly perfect game, and this game is everything from that title and more. Unfortunately, the biggest new feature is Gymkhana, which I can honestly say is not as fun as it seems. However, the other racing styles are very fun, the controls are very realistic (and good), and there are a lot of cars and track variations.
Rated 10 out of 10 by zombieboy22 best rally racing game out :)
this is by FAR the best rally racing game out the graphics are amazing and the way the cars handle is amazing the feel of it is awesome the look of cockpit view and the different handling of different cars is a really cool feeling... also when ur on snow vs dirt u doo feel and notice the traction difference which is a nice touch not every terrain handels the same which is nice... theres tons of events to do with buggys, trucks, rally cars, free style events, RX, land rush, theres jsut tons of variety,, does it get boring?... yes it does doing races after races but if ur a die hard racing car fanatic like i am then its hard to get bored of shuch an amazing racing game if ur a true WRC fan get this game if not just stick with COD :)
Rated 9 out of 10 by United47 Great Game Overall
This game is great. The physics, the cars, and the environments are all great. The game has a steep learning curve, going from assists to none at all, but this is not much of a problem once you get used to the racing. I am very glad that the game was able to be this good while keeping its roots in the sport of rally racing. Gymkhana was a great addition to a game that would already be amazing without it. My only problem with this game is the large amount of filler between races which takes away from the time I would much rather be using to race. If you buy this game, which I strongly recommend, make sure you buy it new if you plan on playing online.
Rated 9 out of 10 by BritishGeek Great Racing Game
This game is awesome. I loved Dirt 2 and this was an obvious purchase for me. The only thing that I am a little upset about is the fact that you have to purchase the track/car upgrades and also a VIP upgrade. These range from $9.99 for the VIP, $5.99 for the tracks (various purchases available) and $1.99 for the cars.
This game is not cheap as it is and I think that these upgrades should be included. Other than that the game gets a 10/10 from me.
I purchased the HKS Racing controller at the same time and must admit that it takes some getting used to but is a great alternative if, like me, you cannot afford a racing wheel.